Disturbances to the established order can occur at this time. It is possible that you unexpectedly let go of something that you have held onto tightly. How strongly this cycle affects you often is in proportion to how secure you are. If you rely on external factors for your validation, you may find them unstable on occasion since events can interfere with what you depend upon on a regular basis. Sometimes this marks an unusual beginning where you free yourself of unwanted restrictions because conditions favor changing existing patterns.
There typically is a thread of unpredictability that runs throughout this period which can make it difficult to maintain a steady course. If you are set on a particular objective, you may have to contend with unforeseen circumstances that can modify your direction and even alter it dramatically. Although everything can run smoothly for the majority of the time, there can be periodic displacements that seem to come out of nowhere. A test of this cycle is how to combine the unknown with the known. The more you try to control an outcome, the more likely you must deal with surprises that may challenge what before seemed so certain.
While you may perceive the unconventional as a danger to avoid, conditions may warrant incorporating leading-edge techniques into your present ways of doing things. These may provide alternatives to what you have assumed is the best or only approach because of previous experiences or conventional wisdom. A willingness to experiment with unorthodox elements may actually promote stability rather than threaten it. The more you resist what is innovative, the more inflexible you may become, which can produce great tension. To the extent that you can integrate the old with the new, you may recharge what is depleted and move forward while maintaining your roots.
Your effectiveness in assuming authority in certain areas at this time often requires that you consider what is outside your command and to acknowledge rather than to ignore differences. Your ability to handle disparate elements generally determines the quality of the results you can obtain now. This period often is a challenge because it brings together contrasting forces; one that is oriented to the future and to risk, and one that lives in the past and prefers what is proven. Although different, they are not mutually exclusive, and their combination can produce a beginning to what is strong and an end to what is weak.