If you contact someone or go on a date during this period, don't be surprised if you rub them the wrong way without even meaning to. What might start out as a perfectly good connection could go bad fast if you're argumentative or competitive with them. You might not even mean to argue; you might just think you're being your normal, opinionated self.
After all, what's wrong with a little friendly competition between friends? Well, nothing -- as long as you don't push it too far. But the chances are high that you're going to come across as way more aggressive and even offensive than you mean to. If you do decide to contact someone during this period, it might be best to wait a week or two until this hotheaded energy cools off. This transit only comes around twice a year, thank goodness, and it lasts less than two weeks, so your best bet might be to just avoid going out with anyone new until your normal, calmer energy returns, because you just won't make a great impression. Even if you're ordinarily a very modest and unassuming person, your future sweetie could get the wrong impression of you.