Contrasting points of view may emerge during this cycle. You often take positions that you defend with uncompromising determination, which may antagonize others. At the same time you can attract opponents who are equally convinced of their rightness thus setting the stage for irreconcilable differences. While you likely know how to take a stand, you have the peculiar propensity to change your perspective when you see clearly a truer way. It is not that you are expedient or that you attempt to manipulate others, you just stick with what you know is right, at least for that moment.
Verbal and contractual disagreements can occur now and a sudden turn of events can jeopardize previous expectations. Arguments can cause abrupt disengagement. Sometimes there is little common ground, and a word said in a certain way can have a dramatic impact. Occasionally, at some point during this period, communication occurs that can startle and even shock you. You may deliver such a message as well as receive it. Although it can have a separating effect, it can serve to clarify what before was unclear. To the extent you have tunnel vision, this period can jolt you out of your narrow outlook, and it can cause distress. If you maintain an open window to the future and at least consider what lies outside your normal experience, you can adapt with greater ease to the new perspective you likely must heed.
Any rigidity in your thinking may crack under certain pressures during this time. New information may expose old standards of thinking as no longer appropriate for your development. You may have a fear of being wrong and therefore insist on being right. However, if you seek the truth instead of what you think is right, then the potential exists to recognize it and to allow it to change your mind consistent with your path in life rather than simply standing firm due to an apprehension of the unknown.
Your mind usually operates at an increased rate of speed and you can process more data than usual. Be wary of overload, as you may not know when to stop and to take a break. Computer and mechanical difficulties can happen unexpectedly. Rest is crucial now, otherwise you run the risk of mental burnout, and you may interact strangely due to fatigue from the frenetic pace you tend to maintain. Brilliant solutions may appear to you, and you can solve problems, especially of a technical nature, with innovative and original approaches. You can go off on tangents, however, that divert you from the real task at hand if you become too enamored with your apparent brightness. Making clear distinctions between what works and what doesn?t can keep you on the right track.