…And give slack generously. Everyone’s a bit off right now. Men included.
Power Surges April 4-9
Avoid Sharp Objects April 4-9, 22-24
She’s Gotta Have It April 12, 19, 29
This Again? April 17-30
Talk & Travel Advisory April 28-30
You can’t blame this month on menopause. People who have no prior history of hormonally-charged outbursts — even those blessed-among-women-of-you out there — are gonna be acting out like toddlers. Or women of a certain age, under a certain influence. Primal, dramatic impulses are all the rage: Flying off the handle. Screaming until hoarse. Erupting with frustration, fury, that-does-it outbursts, and then Doing Something About It. Taking humongous risks in a split-second and then wondering why they waited so long.
A pressure cooker is exploding that’s been building steam for months, probably years. This is good news. With insistent and ferocious volatility like this, staying stuck is impossible. The aftermath will feel like you’ve been sprung from jail, though it may take a while for your nerves and blood pressure to settle.
Besides, you’ll have ample opportunity to take another look around and tweak your big, bold moves. From the 17th on opportunities for cosmic do-overs come in ever-increasing waves. Well, maybe not so much do over entirely as ask questions, think through the operating assumptions, and nail down issues of training or legalities.
Some of these chances may come in disguise, of course, like tripping on a shoelace that’s come loose, or breaking a heel. All these little irritants have a silver lining, and not just to provide a safe target for all the …. fieriness surging within you.
And speaking of irritation, month’s end brings everybody’s favorite cosmic visitor (not!). Yes, it’s time once again for another Talk and Travel Weirdness Advisory. From April 28 – May 22, the cosmic messenger Mercury will be retrograde, a time when the normal rules of operation go out the window for communicating and getting around. Demons possess technology; messages get garbled; traffic snarls; misunderstandings abound. This particular installment will make time feel slower than slow. That’s great for savoring experiences (there will be some you’ll want to prolong this month) (no, seriously, there will), but annoying when you’re on a mission.
No freak-outs, please. Be proactive and prepared. Double-check information. Make notes and lists like crazy. Follow up if calls, texts or email go unanswered. Allow scads of time for getting around. Look for opportunities to back track, pick up dropped information and clean up some old business. And give slack generously. Everyone’s a bit off right now. Men included.
(Bite your tongue!)