Circumstances can frustrate you and can cause you to resist the demands of the time, as situations often appear stuck or interminably slow to develop. One lesson of this period is patience, as certain areas of your life sometimes become obstructed where no amount of pressure can remove the obstacles. Generally, it is ineffective to force issues, but you usually accomplish more by accepting the inevitable reality of the moment and biding your time until the blockages become free. This is not to say that you must step aside. Strenuous effort often characterizes this cycle, but expectations of quick results usually go unmet. Working hard can further your ends but try to see the wisdom in going slow for now.
The success of this cycle depends on your ability to focus on the primary concerns of your life. If you lack direction or wander aimlessly then you likely incur some type of obligation that forces you to pay attention to something quite specific. This is not to say directionless movement is wrong; at times it is the appropriate mode of conveyance, but during this interval it is more difficult to accomplish as responsibilities tend to steer you a particular way. Even if you have a clear goal, circumstances likely test your resolve where the viability of your pursuits may come into question. However, if your aim is true then this interval tends to reinforce your commitment. If your path needs correction, it should become evident. With a proper approach and a willingness to heed the signal, you can make the necessary adjustments.
This period can cause you to doubt yourself and all that you express. Humility often plays a defining role now. However, one lesson from losing is to recognize what to improve and to acknowledge what you have despite any setback. This can serve to redouble your determination to prepare yourself to perform with greater mastery when the time presents itself. Although your confidence often is at an ebb, this interval can make you aware of what is important enabling you to build a secure foundation.
Although you tend to struggle, you can use this time to redefine yourself in ways that better match who you are and where you are going. While authority figures sometimes stand in your way, try to see that they provide an impetus for you to assume leadership appropriately for you and in guiding others. To the extent your own command is suspect, appreciate the need to reposition and strengthen it.