A low spot in one’s life
Vision: Sliding down a slope: expect unpleasant events; also possible defeat as a result of your own actions. Looking up a steep slope: you still have time to change your present course of action. Standing at the edge of a cliff: fear of a personal failing or future problems. See Abyss, Cliff, Precipice.
1. Problem one is determined to solve.
2. A problem in one’s life that one is trying to surmount.