You can demonstrate an unwavering commitment to a particular goal, and this can bring significant achievement as the effects of this cycle often are the culmination of past efforts. While elevated status can occur when you know what you want, this period also can expose any flaws. Weaknesses in what before seemed so reliable may appear forcing you to face the possibility that certain areas of your life may lack the security that you had assumed. Attempting to maintain what no longer is dependable can deepen any instability. One purpose of this cycle is for you to make necessary corrections so that you are more aligned with what really matters.
Persisting in an adverse direction, you likely encounter strong opposition to your efforts. Even being on target, you probably must contend with pressures to stay focused. Occasionally you can become so obsessed with the task at hand that you block out everything else. While this can keep you on track, it also can cause inflexibility so that you are less able to adjust. Generally this interval makes things very clear so that you recognize what must be done even when it is difficult to accept.
One feature of this cycle is an urge to contract. While it can mean that you hold tightly onto what you don?t want to give up even if it is no longer of practical use, it also can signify that you eliminate all that is unnecessary so that the core remains. In arriving at this point, you can distinguish between what is important and what is not. Although your options typically are restricted now, you can choose with certainty when you recognize this difference. Because of the reductive nature, this period can imply losses, yet they can provide the basis for long-term gain. Usually whatever is taken away now ultimately provides room for something better to emerge or allows you to appreciate what is truly meaningful.
Often this process requires a major restructuring in certain areas, and it can indicate a time of fewer resources at your disposal. Assets may need to be consolidated, and you may avoid undue risks in order to conserve what you have. Sometimes you may attempt to exert unbending control over situations or people in order to support or to fortify what already has been instituted. While you can make things happen through sheer determination, typically there are unwanted consequences when you force any issue. Battles with those in authority as well as a crisis with your own leadership can occur. Through them, however, you can realize your true needs, which can prove a turning point and can pave the way for knowing and realizing your ambitions.