This is such a bitch of a Dark Moon for many of us – i just posted extended Daily Horoscopes for the weekend, for extra oomph.
Also, how weird is this – someone in the comments said they had sleep paralysis this week. I had it. Two people at my Pilates class had it. Then an ex from a 1000 years ago emailed to ask if i knew anything about it. I get that five people are not a swarm or even a trend but still – any of you guys? You’re conscious but it’s a twilight kind of consciousness and it’s like you can’t pull out of your dream and just wake up.
I feel like it’s Plutonic and the dreams it tends to come with are always quite the Pluto – your own personal little psychic underworld – experience. In ancient days they thought it was an actual demon. The word “nightmare” comes from night (obviously) and the Norse “mara”. A.k.a a kind of incubus.
Now they say it’s purely biological – a quirk of our cognitive wiring – but nobody has (I don’t think) a big official explanation for it. Or aliens – as the new demons – get the blame for it.
I love how this sufferer has turned into a business – Sleep Terror Nightwear
Do any of you get this? Lately? Under stress? Or during a time of psychological churn? It feels like Pluto but maybe Uranian/Aquarius types are more prone to it?
The Greek God of Sleep was called Hypnos – Roman equivalent Somnius. As in “hypnosis” and “insomnia.”
They’re both asteroids – Hypnos is number 14827 and Somnium 3258 – you can throw them into your chart via Astrodienst Extended Chart Options. Hypnos is currently at 20 Libra (on the North Node) and Somnium is at 14 Virgo, on Venus.
Ancient Greek God Hypnos