Okay, so 9 M-class Solar Flares in the last 24 hours is hardly a 'break in intensity' but the Sunspot responsible is creeping its way to the other side of the Sun for a couple of weeks right about now so that's about the best we can ask for in terms of 'conditions easing!'.
Back in 2012 there were, understandably, a lot of confused and disappointed people. Those of us aware of 'the shift' were left feeling a sense of anti-climax as the year came and went without that 'big' feeling we were all hoping and waiting for.
The sun is flaring faster than I can keep up! The expected strong one today happened around 45 min after my last post coming in at a M9 ranking which is the next one down from an X flare. It was followed by another M class a few hours later.
If you've felt like you've been losing it over the last few days (losing your temper/patience/marbles), or flip-flopping from inner crisis to outer explosion to inner calm to outer excitement you're not alone.