For you, and at this time, it is not narcissism to believe in yourself — it is essential. Neither does confidence necessarily imply hubris for you. The key is balance. Self-assurance is most productive when you have something to do with it. Therefore, should you not already have specific objectives to pursue over the next six months or so, it’s probably high time to develop some.
Indications are that you now have the means to settle some previously unresolved personal issues. As a first step, it would help to be mindful of what makes you different from the person you were only a year ago. It’s possible your life’s experience over the last 12 months or so includes the acquisition of either the tangible resources or information you need to tie up some long-loose ends.
One flaw of human beings is a conceit of being superior to other beings. Interestingly, for you at this time it’s probably the other way around. Odds are that you are much too humble. Given how others can see your potential, it’s not surprising that all but a few very good and unselfish friends would encourage you to underrate yourself.
Listen to yourself before you speak to others. First, hear your own thoughts clearly. Then, read your own words carefully. Finally, put yourself in the place of anybody and everybody who might ultimately be on the receiving end of your statements, before you finally reveal the contents of your mind to the world. If anybody means to do well by others right now, it’s probably you. This, however, is a time when you might easily be misunderstood prior to taking action.
Simply being realistic about what you can and cannot do at this time will put you in a superb position to make wiser and more productive choices than ever before. Allowing any sense of discontent to run your life will almost certainly have an opposite effect. If, for example, owning a Rolls Royce is not currently a practical goal right now, you have options. You can choose either to sulk or to be relieved that any achievable purchases will not depreciate nearly as quickly or as much.
You have no doubt learned at least a few valuable lessons regarding relationships over the last year. Even though your learning curve is almost certainly not yet complete, the next year or so will represent a time to begin integrating what the experiences of 2016 have taught you. Given astrology’s current indicators, the relationship subject matter most worthy of your evaluation right now would have to do with the place and purpose of boundaries.
It may not have been easy, but it’s likely you have learned at least one lasting and valuable lesson from another person this year. Interestingly, it’s just as probable you will be somebody’s equally influential teacher next year. In order to prepare for your new and more responsible role as an instructor in the future, work on what would have made you a better student in the past.
Some of the issues you now face are about you. Some are not. Sorting out which is which will go a long way towards making your load feel lighter. To do so, you need time to think. Keep in mind that thinking is not the same as procrastination. Take care of any urgent situations and keep up with all that you absolutely have to get done in order to keep (and preferably increase) order in your life.
If you are not already aware of somehow being something more than you used to be, try entertaining the notion now. Perhaps you have been freed of responsibilities that limited your options. Maybe it just took a while to find yourself. It could even be that hitching your wagon to something bigger than your own interests has functioned to enhance your potential.
You may have had good cause to wonder about your future this year. In fact, the only lasting consequence of events that have caused you to feel concern is that you now know your destiny can be clearly seen simply by looking in the mirror. In a very real way, you have become not only your own fate, but also an example for many others who worry about what the future has in store for them.
Unlike some people, you are probably not well suited to keep out of sight and exercise power from behind the scenes. It’s more becoming for you to be out front so that others can associate a face with the words that move them to action. It’s more powerful for you to shake things up by setting a clear example. To the extent that you have been recently flying below the radar (to consolidate gains, to organize after a change or just to keep out of the way), you might now want to consider coming back among us again soon.
More than most people, you know who and what you are. More often than not, your intrinsic self-awareness has had the fringe benefit of grounding you in circumstances where others lose touch, if not control. What you may not fully understand is that the rewards of your more-than-usually examined life extend beyond just stability. Included in the qualities that make you both real and realistic is a capacity to distinguish more clearly than most between being bold and being reckless.