Biggest Solar Flare in Years Is the Reason Your Life Is a Hot Mess

solar flareFeeling the burn this week? Blame the solar storm/tremendous ball of fiery doom headed straight for our little blue planet! No, I'm not suddenly buying into the 2012 = End of Days hype. It's true: One of the biggest solar storms in recent years was launched yesterday when a huge solar flare erupted on the sun. And in case you didn't know (I didn't, so don't feel too bad), solar storms mess with all manner of stuff here on Earth, from satellite communication and GPS functionality to cell phone reception and aircraft navigation.

Which is all very interesting and relevant in a practical way. But more to the point, will this sunburst cause major meltdowns of a more personal nature?

Oh yeah, you know it will.

Basically, you can expect to feel a lot like the sun itself: A hot mess.


Seriously. There's a disturbance in the force, and the fact that this solar storm is coinciding with tomorrow night's full moon in Virgo doesn't help.

So if your life falls apart, it's not your fault. Blame it on the cosmos, baby! But be prepared, of course.

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Here are a few solar flare-induced flare-ups (of the body, mind and soul) you might want to watch out for ...

1. Mood swings

2. Temper tantrums

3. Dizziness

4. Anxiety

5. Sudden bursts of energy/feeling of being "wired"

6. People repeatedly telling you that you're acting "weird"

7. Feelings of isolation

8. People repeatedly telling you they don't want to hang out until you "stop being all weird"

9. Cell phone parts inexplicably strewn around your apartment -- oh yeah, you threw it against the wall

10. The police knocking on your door

YIkes! Maybe we should all just sleep through the next couple of days. Should you make it to #10, however, just tell the cops what I told you: "It's not my fault. It's the cosmos, baby!"

Do you feel like there's something weird in the air this week?

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