During this period, important communications may occur that have a long-lasting effect. Not only do you tend to come across forcefully, but also you may encounter people or situations that attempt to control what you think and what you say. Pressure from the outside or within may prompt you to raise your voice and to be heard. You often have strong opinions now, and it is possible that you have to defend them as your ideas may come under attack. Although mental demands are often high, you have the capacity to think deeply and to probe behind appearances for the real truth.
Sometimes you have a need to be right and become so convinced of your point of view that you can see no other. You often can argue persuasively, although you may draw someone equally effective. While your steadfast positions can make it easy for you to distinguish what you think is right and wrong, your narrow focus can limit your possibilities. If there is a flaw in your outlook, you may be unable or may refuse to acknowledge it. Self-knowledge is useful during this interval so that you can reflect on the correctness of your choices. Otherwise you may find yourself taking an extreme position that has little support. When you are on track, however, you can convey your perspective convincingly.
This interval may require significant decisions that prove difficult. It is possible whatever ones you make necessitate leaving something behind in order to gain what you want. On the other hand, you may be certain of what to select, but may be blocked in carrying it out. Contracts that you sign now may prove very demanding, and while success can occur, they may exact much of your mental energy. The key to this period is flexibility and an open mind to consider all options, even if you are sure there is only one way. Once you have done your due diligence, your unwavering conviction on a specific tactic or selection becomes an asset.
Details may prove troublesome, and focusing upon them may make the difference in a favorable outcome. You may become so obsessed by one or two points that you miss the big picture. The challenge here is to recognize what is essential while ignoring the rest. You have the capacity to learn a great deal now, and challenging subjects likely appeal to you. Problem solving often is enhanced during this cycle although you may become frustrated when solutions are not forthcoming. You tend to track down answers relentlessly, but you run the risk of undue stress if you don?t back off occasionally.