A keen awareness of what you have and what you lack may emerge now. Sometimes this is a significant period since it can force you to focus on only what is necessary to the exclusion of all else. If you like to surround yourself with many things, you may find that they lose their appeal or that some are removed altogether. Generally, this is a time of endings so that a chapter of your life may close now, especially if it is overdue. Yet you can accomplish a great deal at this time because you can bring matters to completion, although it often is difficult due to your resistance to change.
Usually life is easier when you realize that after something finishes, space is available for something new to take its place. It is possible that this cycle, in its effort to limit you to what is essential, may demand more than you are willing to give. Whatever leaves usually is not needed, however, even if it appears otherwise. In time, you tend to recognize clearly that what you released during this period was in your best interest no matter what your attachment. It is not so much that it is good to sever certain ties or that it is bad, but that it is mandatory to ensure future growth. While occasionally it seems unfair, a longer-term perspective can help to appreciate the deeper intent.
Events may offer you insight into the use and the abuse of power when issues of control and manipulation form the foundation of any agreement or disagreement. Frustration is likely if others hold you back from what you want. Often it is those in authority who can oppose your most urgent desires and may motivate you to stand up for yourself, especially if you normally are reluctant to make a statement. If you tend to force things, however, you probably encounter defiance. An objective of this cycle is to concentrate your energies on what is worth pursuing and on battles worth fighting. By doing this, you can attain enduring results although it requires that you recognize the difference between what is important and what is dispensable.
This cycle often makes you uncomfortable with some of its demands. Yet it can mark a turning point in your life where you become more aligned with a defining purpose. The adjustments that you make now can touch you and others at the very core, and assist you to commit to a fulfilling path. While you may have to lose in order to gain, it is probable that you can emerge from this in a stronger position than before. Meaning is more recognizable now if only because meaningless pursuits are no longer adequate.