So, as we have been noting, the current astro-fuqery seems to be manifesting as (amongst other things) insomnia. I can totally attest to that. It’s a peculiar form of hell to flop into bed, exhausted and then be lying awake, too wired to sleep. Yet it’s everywhere at the moment. Ever since Mars began stimulating the Zap Zone that is Uranus square Pluto.
So, in an act of genius synchronicity, my friend Kim Falconer has just sent me some Melatonin, the so-called Hormone of Darkness and pineal gland enhancer. Maybe we have to open the third eye to shut the other two? i plan to guzzle this with glee. It’s got a myriad of other benefits & basically we stop making it – like so many other spunky neurotransmitters and hormones – after Saturn Return. But we can supplement them or take synergistic precursors to inspire our body to return to their manufacture. So there Saturn.
But it’s weirder. The Zap Zone is such a giant blast of outer space awareness pheromones that sleeplessness seems natural. We’re all on high alert and processing so much psychic stuff, even our normal dream-scape has altered. BUT the word “insomnia” comes from the Ancient Roman God of Sleep – Somnus. His Greek counterpart is Hypnos. See image of pensive statue below.
And interestingly, Hypnos is an asteroid – number 14827 if you want to go on an astro-fiend bender via Astrodienst Extended Chart Options. Not only that, Hypnos is currently conjunct guess which planet? Uranus in Aries. So the asteroid named after the God Of Sleep is an integral part of the Zap Zone. Insomnia indeed. The world, the universe, whatever it is, is way weirder and more complex than we think.
Top Image: Remedios Varo – Insomnia – to illustrate sleeping pills advertisement – 1947
Bottom Image: Hypnos/Somnus – God Of Sleep