Part of the reason you may be looking through a glass darkly is that you are overworked and undervalued. Or, at least, that is how it seems. Other people are under the same Saturnian cloud, so they are not feeling generous and optimistic, and you will be lucky to get a compliment or a free lunch out of anyone. When the astrology improves, there will be more smiles and better spirits. It is also possible that you are not having enough down time. Contrary to your belief that the only way to get through a difficult task is to keep going until you drop; after taking some time out you will be surprised at how easily it all comes together.