This can be a difficult period, lasting up to three years, when old, unconscious fears from your past resurface in the form of demanding work, challenging circumstances or other people. These fears, conscious or not, can get very intense, leaving you depressed or discouraged. Your energy and personal resources are limited now, so you may not feel that you have what it takes to deal effectively with these challenges.
But face them you must -- and you'll become stronger, more patient and more enduring due to the sacrifices you make now. You may have to make some painful choices at this time, letting go of something or someone that you still feel attached to, but which your level of resources and energy won't permit you to maintain. Loss and sacrifice are common themes for the duration of this transit. It will be tempting to struggle against the sacrifices you're having to make, but doing so will only make the situation worse. Your best bet at this time is to accept this process: Let go gracefully of whoever or whatever is leaving. This is a period of intense personal growth; your personal resources will be pared down, and you'll have many lessons to learn.