The time between the seasons is one that seems to encourage questioning things; how do I want to move forward toward my goals: physical, mental and emotional? Between Winter and Spring the days vary from icy and wintry chill to warm indolent Spring breezes thus insuring that on any given day my car contains a sweater, a rain jacket and a pair of flip flops (required Alabama footwear on warm days). This uncertainty wears on a person requiring planning and preparation in order to have a modicum of comfort.
Confrontation is called for both internally and externally
in our own intrapersonal struggles with the dark and light. For example, as one struggles both with the desire to be slothful and the impetus to get moving the need for periods of rest become apparent.
An important stage of self realization occurs where the struggle between light and dark, cold and warm, help create opposition that churns up deeply embedded ideas and approaches. It helps us address old and outmoded beliefs and taboos in order to embrace new thought patterns. As a spring flower struggles to shed its icy coat, the tender shoots are at risk of frostbite yet must have the sun's still uncertain rays in order to grow.
The phases of our life are like the phases of the seasons where there may be periods when the sun seems absent and every step can feel challenging. In these periods investigate what feels limiting and what feels empowering. Request and negotiate changes in behavior both of yourself and others in order to clear the path to better interpersonal and intrapersonal relations.