A period of clarity and fresh opportunity follows after a thunderstorm, or any time of extreme tension and obstacles. The storm has the effect of clearing the air and suddenly reducing atmospheric tension. Deliverance is at hand. In the wake of a storm on land, deliverance appears in the form of new color and life, which bursts forth in all the fields and flowers. In the wake of a storm at sea, deliverance takes the form of land itself.
In the field of human relations, the rain of forgiveness washes the human landscape clean after a period of enmity and error. Great clarity of purpose and renewed vigor can follow the healing of old wounds. But care must be taken not to reopen these old wounds by moving too quickly. In the same way, it is important to return to normalcy before moving ahead with new plans or projects after periods of stress.
Following the resolution of a difficult situation, your top priority is to return to normal conditions as quickly as possible. Breathe a sigh of relief, but don’t relax completely. It would be a mistake to reawaken the sleeping dogs of the immediate past before the new situation has crystallized. Look ahead. Attend to any residual matters that need resolution, and do so as quickly as possible. Make a clean sweep of the past, and move deliberately. Forgive, forget, move on, and the future will bring good fortune.