Valid during many months: During this time you will experience changing
circumstances and situations that may force you to surrender many things -
material goods, relationships, principles - that you have previously held
on to. You will probably resist these "losses," which is how you will
experience them, with great tenacity and stubbornness. You will need great
discipline under this influence, because you may not have any resources to
waste, and you may be forced to do as much as possible with very little.
Feelings are often suppressed under this influence, as if facing the
reality of your present conditions does not permit you the luxury of
indulging in emotions. However, this is more apparent than real. You may
confuse hardheartedness with hardheadedness and suppress feelings for what
you consider to be "practical" reasons. Even if your situation becomes
very difficult, you should still keep your heart open to others, or you
will bear the scars of this period for the rest of your life as a loss of
You may feel that you have to work very hard and that nothing ever comes of
it. That is true in that the kind of overt success that everyone can
clearly recognize is not likely to come now. Your life is in a state of
change, and your circumstances are stable enough to bring anything to the
kind of culmination that constitutes success. But you are laying a
framework for future success. Your inner structure as a human being is
changing, and it is the profound insecurity of such a transformation that
is making you hold on to the past so furiously with such a sense of effort.
When this period is over, your life course may be considerably changed.
The only reason you aren't getting anywhere now is that there isn't
anywhere for you to go in that direction. Remember, the truth works! If it
doesn't work for you, it isn't true for you! This may be the most important
lesson that you can learn at this time.