Mainlining Mars

The Mad Metropolis

This Mars thing – amplified by it being a few days out from an Eclipse, Saturn at a stand-still AND Uranus square Pluto – is one of those astro-passages that should be reclassified as a drug.

Insomnia? Some people in the comments mentioned this and its like god yes. I mean like being in dire need of a decent night’s sleep, ready to throttle the yapping chihuahua next door, praying to Hypnos type tiredness followed by fitful falling (sort of) asleep only to have frankly WEIRD and out-of-one’s usual context dreams and then DING – awake at 3am or whatever.

Maybe it’s a performance enhancer but the nerves and non-stop psych churn?

But hey the Weekly Horoscopes from March 14 are posted, hopefully deciphering all this!

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Geminian
Geminian

Oh my goddess it’s all a bit hypo isn’t it? Oh should that be oh my Hercules; whatever. My adrenal glands hurt I am pumping so much nervous energy, which arguably is a natural Gemini state but this is over drive to my mercurial mind.

Hand me the herbal CTFD tea stat!

sphinx
sphinx

I have mainlined Mars and now I am at stage two, like it’s some weird zombie movie. Now I have the hunger. Maybe it’s just Autumn and finally feeling it in the sthn. hempishere, but I just ate four times my usual dinner portion: silverbeet fried with onion in tallow & drizzled with garlic butter, lentils and potatoes cooked with bone broth & onions fried with cumin, turmeric, celery seed, white rice, chicken schnitzel and sauerkraut, lightly boiled carrots, peas, beans, broccoli with a fresh corn cob. Even made a banana cake with raisins that was still hot when I… Read more »

Skye
Skye

This is so not good to read during a calorie counting slim down. But I can smell it just reading your description. (Wonders off to eat a cracker and fill up on food desire distraction that is water)

supercal
supercal

drooooool……

skarab
skarab

mmmmmmmmmm…. mars munchies!

skarab
skarab

À la Venusian.

sphinx
sphinx

Followed up with five tablespoons of casa linga toasted with fresh butter & nutella. 🙂
What a lovely day.
Doing sugar/soy/caffeine/dairy/gluten free is fine, just not this week.

pi
pi

I have been going to bed/ sleep between 3-5am every night almost without fail for the past 12mths+. Waking up at 11am-1pm (shameful) except when I *absolutely have to * be up for official day commitments. It is being online, pure and simple, that keeps me awake. I don’t know what time zone I am living in…Delhi? Anyway either way it’s a terrible habit and obviously “just switch off” common sense is not strong enough to break a late night net habit. It’s where I am finding peace and human engagement at the moment I guess, since I seem to… Read more »

Aqua Ramette
Aqua Ramette

There’s something comforting in knowing I’m not alone in the weird (lack-of) sleep thing that’s going on at the moment, but to be honest I wouldn’t and don’t wish it on anyone. Here’s hoping that everyone gets some proper rest soon – I know I need it.

Birdstargirl
Birdstargirl

I definitely had a dream visitation from daniel day Lewis. I had been terrified about the Virgo Thursday scope about past loves flashing, again, before the eyes. Daniel was just fabulous and made me a book that listed awesome things about me. Between that and giggling constantly last night, unexpected Uranus transit, the most unexpected thing would be happil entering into the exact square with ddl as my muse guide. Best surprise ever!

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Nice!

david5379
david5379

Ya I have had to start taking sleeping pills BUT now I have been getting great sleep. I still need to meditate and sprint train, but I always never meditate and cold fronts and rain keep making me give up sprinting and blah blah blah. Otherwise I feel pretty great and like I am re-orienting my goals. Things are starting to clarify a bit. Also I have started to appreciate how much mars energy I generally have and really realizing how much I am trying to do tons of things, I have that obscure configuration the fist of god with… Read more »

david5379
david5379

like, you would think the answer would be to learn to be easier on myself, but actually I am just more in to the game to the degree this is a game or sport, so now I am just more in to it and when I lose I have that guttural intensity, metaphorically anyways. If I could apply the way I would play soccer in HS to every other area of my I would be a fucking champ, and this seems to be what is happening a bit.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

I really like your inner voice- I WILL win in the end! ????

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Haha that was a emojis

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Yo – word up to all that Mars on the Zap Zone can definitely fry the adrenals! Mars is the body’s fight-or-flight response and if you’re maxed out on adrenaline from dealing with all the crises that can arise in the Zap Zone, you can burn yourself out real quick; ergo the chronic tiredness and yet wired-for-sound insomnia that seems to strike from all the residual adrenaline coursing around in your bloodstream. Muscle tics/spasms are also a big one with Mars/Uranus, so if you’ve been experiencing any of the above you are totally not crazy and are just having a… Read more »

flowerchild
flowerchild

Yes, to all of this! Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

TripleL
TripleL

Ooh, super grateful for these health tips a la Mars-ZZ action – thank you, LV! xx

DoubleMutable
DoubleMutable

Hi LV! Do you have adrenal fatigue yourself? Am impressed by your knowledge about treatment.

Also, am curious what you think about potassium and AF – cuz the one book out there on this says to avoid bananas. I don’t really listen tho – I sometimes put them in my smoothies and don’t think they’ve given me ill effects.

flowerchild
flowerchild

My sleep has been weird for awhile, maybe due to depression, but since daylight savings last weekend, just that one little hour has had weird exponential effects, now I’m REALLY off with sleep, and really really tired, especially when I wake up in the morning. I can sleep, for sure, maybe just a little more sensitive to noise and waking from that, but many nights I end up staying up at least past midnight and sometimes until 3am, but then sleeping in……so I’m not sleeping what I would call the ‘right’ hours. In Chinese medicine, they say it’s good to… Read more »

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

That one hour throws me off too. I NEED that extra hour of sleep, I was fine before DST.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

It’s 9am & I’m putting a pizza in the oven. My appetite is off the richter! Probably a Jupiter thing, but I think it’s something to do with Mars too…

Once I got past the full moon/my surgery/spring ahead time change, my sleep normalized. Dust settling.

Right after I eat this pizza, I’m chasing down some money! *licks chops*

skarab
skarab

Omg – my appetite has been insatiable for the past couple of days! …and loosing weight … go figure.

Been meaning to ask you – how did the surgery go? did you get to keep the titanium bits? you could make something out of them – a titanium ankh?

skarab
skarab

…. an ankhlet? 😀

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

😀 ahahaha

Yes, they did send me home with my metal bits in a baggie! My mom said the same thing: “You should make something with those!” I’m thinking on it… 😉

My recovery’s been like butter: smooth. I thought I’d be off my leg for 2-3 weeks, but they told me post-op to go ahead & put as much weight on it as i could stand (geddit? 😛 ) straight out of the gate– so I have been. Back on two legs from day one!

Go go, fire trine!

skarab
skarab

Woohooo – that’s just great, Ankh – i’m so very happy for you!! {{{xxxx}}}}

gemyogi
gemyogi

So happy you’re recovering well Ankhy… Mars is helping you power on 🙂

Surgery isn’t for wimps 😉

Skye
Skye

That’s fantastic to be right back on it after surgery 🙂
Ankh power.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Thanks for the Rah Rah, comrades! I’d like to buy the world a coke, but short of that, my ramblings here will have to do.

To the PIABMobile!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Oh I almost forgot! —

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Andrew
Andrew

Time to air out the angry drawers.

Retreat to keep yourself safe and whole.

funickity
funickity

oooh yes!

up at 3 for a herb tea and candle lit relax around the house for hour or two…

then back to bed…

wake up from freakily disturbing dream where I have lost my baby (!!) 2NIGHTS IN A ROW!!!

The kind of dream where you are soooooooo relieved that it’s only a dream upon waking.

my babies all big now, but this dream baby I feel is abandoned art project. Picked it up again and nightmares have abated.

M
M

Oh goodness, how interesting! That is happening to me at the moment bug time, waking up 2 or 3 am with motivation to do stuff like clean or get creative, so I’m rolling with it and enjoying myself, although exhausted at work. Then when I do my meditations in the day, I fall into this really deep what feels like a deep two hour sleep space when it’s only been twenty minutes

Aries gal
Aries gal

Being in the 38th week of pregnancy i get weird sleep anyway, but lately ive been having solid 3 hour blocks of sleep and then im awake like o.0 AWAKE and ready to rumble. But its such an odd time.

Definitely feeling the energy.

I feel like pregnancy is coming to an end and there is SO much to look forward to. Oh how I’ve set myself up to the things I really want and the path I want to take. The zap zone is ending and I’m SO freaking happy with the results.

YEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

LexieL
LexieL

Ah, that’s possibly partly to do with your body getting you ready for all the middle of the night feeding calls 🙂 That happened to me towards the end of both my pregnancies, it was odd!

Enjoy the journey, Aries gal. Having small folk is the best thing, challenging at times for sure, but wonderful too. XX

supercal
supercal

yes, I would say LexieL is totes right on about this – it’s all perfect newborn prep 🙂

LibGem
LibGem

I’m not quite getting my usual 8 hr sleep, but sleeping deeply. I’m waking with full regeneration, focused and powering through the day!
My to-do list is ridiculously full on! I’m sooooo trying to keep a steady, balanced approach so I don’t burn out! I must say, I’m having loads of fun with this energy! Power on I say! 😉

skarab
skarab

I’m sleeping like a log. Even though i have the sensation late at night that *i’ll never sleep again* – coz i feel so wired – then pooofff – i’m out like lightning. Wake up after 7hrs, then ZAP – wired again.

Omg! Maybe i’ve been turned into a droid….all that detachment too… O-O

supercal
supercal

me too. I am transforming in my sleep. the revolution will not be televised x

skarab
skarab

Lol……A-ha! hence the *super* as of late? ;-).

supercal
supercal

yeah, that and because supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 😉

skarab
skarab

LOL! 😛 (crazycal)

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

So that’s how it’s spelled. Huh.

pi
pi

Mars on my MC.
Gonna email a honcho I met once.
After I do some hill intervals.
Also, found myself buying a couple of bits of art today. awesome stuff.
Actually am feeling a bit zingy but trying to channel the “too much espresso” feeling without making too many bad decisions. (The art was a good decision, haha)

pi
pi

Bought a new sports bra, see that was a productive move too 😉 trying not to buy these totally awesome sneakers that have purely aesthetic value, then again Venus in Aries is probably all about that, isnt she.. haha.

Jupiter must be doing something. Today and last night had GO AND SPLURGE , SPLURGE NOW NOW !! All over it. Calm… Walk away… Deep breath ..glass of water ..you’ve done enough. Pay important Saturn bills first. Can’t have fun if the car isn’t registered.

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

Venus in Aries knows and gets precisely what she wants, but only after LITERALLY exhausting all options.

Pi
Pi

ahhh haha! interesting, P.U. That is it, you think? I had always put it down to my mutable stuff… with saturn or cap.. but this definitely gives me a new way to see it.

Invicta
Invicta

I’ve seldom regretted work out wear so if sneakers are justifiable for that then I’d buy them. Great sneakers can make a big difference to your day because you’re more likely to put them on and go work out. Also, you deserve good sneakers. I have a substance abuse issue with high heels. I have to have them and then don’t wear them but put them up in glass cabinets on the wall as they are art/ architecture. Which is dumb.
Sneakers not dumb Pi. x

Pi
Pi

Have to admit, invicta, workout wear is the one part of my wardrobe that I had never previously indulged, mostly because hey, its work out wear , the point is just to work myself into an exhausted lather and get fit (also i don’t want to be recognised while in exhausted lather. *pulls baseball cap lower over eyes* ) So either my acquisition-addicted brain is tricking me into spending more than I traditionally might on sporting apparel because This Time It’s Healthy!, and I have banned shopping anything else, or well, ok I was running out of shorts and leggings… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Venus in Aries = beautiful activewear. And money that burns a hole in your pocket. :-p 😀 Just remember that Venus is debilitated here – you may be annoyed by an impulse purchase that winds up being more aesthetic than functional – it has to *do* something. If you can put it into motion, then by all means…but if you’re not going to enlist them into service for their intended activity, you may want to put the plastic on ice until the momentary fervor passes. My vote? Wait till the pink pair comes into the store and road test them… Read more »

pi
pi

Ha.
I think they are New Pi. It really was instant thing-lust. I can still run in them… for the bus, late for class, for the hills… 😉

Also you basically described how all my relationshits start lol. But I am much muuch wiser these days, keeping the wild horses in check until terrain is assessed…

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Ah shoes… my fave obsession! 🙂

pi
pi

So I guess I am not so disengaged, after all lol. Not angry at least. I hope.

Pi
Pi

just made a liar of myself, hahaha *shuts up*

Invicta
Invicta

I said that about the trainers (as we in London call them:-) because a few months ago I purchased a pair of half priced nikes in luminous orange, not my usual style but they were so cheap and I knew I could return them if they didn’t fir properly or I decided I hated them and I’ve since worn no other trainers. I’ve gotten rid of so many pairs of far more expensive running shoes and sporty type footwear because I LOVE them. I also love that they cost me less than half of what trainers normally sell for. I… Read more »

pi
pi

Exactly… I do agree with what you were saying btw 🙂

Invicta
Invicta

🙂

akapluto
akapluto

Yes, last few days major insomnia followed by waking up feeling like I have a hangover when I haven”t touched a single substance. It’s so weird. I thought it was just the warm weather emerging but apparently it’s happening in Oz as well. Hmmm. Well, now my nerves are shot. And so, I shall hide. It isn’t like me to hide through the zap zone but I’m going to for this last hit. I mean…it’s already happening…just today I ran into TWO of my exes, and in between those encounters my car started losing it’s shit. Aghh!!!! THEN Legally-Bound Aries… Read more »

hdq
hdq
tw:leo
tw:leo

oh my GOSH wow

Invicta
Invicta

fuq yes! totally how it feels…

Circe Baby
Circe Baby

If this was a drug it would be called Blue Murda. Palpitations currently palpable. Would like all the blood in my body switched to coconut water.

I cannot hide my anxiety and have gone into hiding for safety.

How to channel? Fierce beauty, maybe?

LexieL
LexieL

Holy fuqing shizz Mystic, did you NAIL it or what? (again! Why am I surprised? Actually, I’m not! 🙂 ) The past couple of nights in particular have been INSANE. I’m exhausted, but I can’t sleep. Not all the effing valerian, theta-seeking eye twitching, filling my body with warm milk from toes to top of head (figuratively, you understand), deep breathing, moving to a different bed… NOTHING is working. I keep wondering how much longer I can stand this and if it’s some sort of intentional thing sent to us by the Omniverse to put us into some sort or… Read more »

Fauness
Fauness

I got an aromatherapy massage after work yesterday, I just couldn’t take the teeth grinding and loss of sleep anymore. And it worked!

sphinx
sphinx

This is so true!! I am so tired! I keep staying up late then getting up early feeling tired & unable to sleep.
Going to see if I can have a ‘power nap’.
They sound like a siesta on Mars.

Invicta
Invicta

always thought that phrase was such a contradiction in terms
some sort of weird 90’s name like falling asleep in shoulder pads, as if anyone looked or felt “powerful” due to sleeping during the day. I get that there is a meaning and that they really work for some people. I’m envious of those people as have always struggled to sleep esp during the day. Hope it works for you Sphinx. x

Pi
Pi

power nap = siesta on mars.. of course!!

sphinx
sphinx

Just to update you on this tres important topic, I was not successful in my Martian Siesta.

Invicta
Invicta

Merde! Don’t worry, if it’s any consolation, you are not alone in your failure to master the “power nap”… I still think it’s a bogus concept. The only time I’ve been able to pass out during the day was when I was beyond exhaustion point. I still find the image of waking up at 2pm post pasta overload with drool on your collar the antithesis of feeling “powerful”. I envy those who can fall asleep at will and don’t feel the words “power” and “nap” belong in the same sentence. Perhaps Mz Huffington would disagree though. Hope you managed to… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Yapping Chihuahua next door? Umm sorry about that! 🙂

Skye
Skye

Restless definately. Anxiety hit Max power last night over a minor thing. Had to talk myself down. Sorted it this morning with one phone call.
Perhaps it’s that need to get things done right now that’s causing it.

Hope everyone is getting through it.

Birdstargirl
Birdstargirl

I keep falling asleep at weird times. I slept 16 hours today, so maybe I’m doing it for everyone. Adding to the dream bank. Back under the covers.

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

I need 16 hours of sleep!

Invicta
Invicta

Snap! 2am desperately tired, cannot sleep. Saturn transit officially ON Today I lost two teeth. Old veneers, but hello 2 in the space of 24 hours???? Hello Saturn on Neptune, does anything scream “crack the veneer!” quite like 2 veneers cracking off in 24hours? Tried to save money by getting a cheap flight so basically spent an entire day and half the evening sitting in an airport in Germany, shattered from night of no sleep. Yes was fun at the time but ugh did I pay for it later? Lover said he would have gladly paid for me to get… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

And because I didn’t take chargers???? Had no access to my laptop or phone and realised I basically cannot breathe without constant wifi and various distracting chatter going on. It was quite an interesting experience to try to control the anxiety, the tiredness and actually I was better than I’ve been in the past, more able to detach from the emotions and experience them without letting them overwhelm me. There were moments it was touch and go but for the most part I think I’ve come a long way since a time I was stuck in a similar situation in… Read more »

R(aqua/tauri)
R(aqua/tauri)

Try the “vestiaire collective” website, they help resell designer stuff and it seems that the sellers make good money! I bought a Zadig & Voltaire purse through them last year, now I just drool over their beautiful UX design and clothes from time to time when I’m braindead and fantasize about my future fantasy wardrobe

Invicta
Invicta

Thanks Rachael.
I have the app, will check them out.
Ugh this insomnia thing is icky.
It’s almost as if I’ve been locked out of the REM area. except I know I dreamed a little but weird, restless dreams about actual stuff that is happening so wasn’t aware it was a dream if that makes sense. Almost feel more tired than before I slept a little. Ugh Saturn Espresso!

Invicta
Invicta

Drooling beats buying and kudos for not giving into the temptations of a beautiful UX experience. Must be all the Vipasina & yoga, plus maybe the 12 step stuff. I feel so ready for some of that sort of help. Saturn on Neptune in the 12th H transit. All things even remotely delusional or toxic feel absolutely VILE atm.
I know ultimately it will be good for me but this part is rough. Oh poor me. Shut up! lol

Fauness
Fauness

I have a natal moon conjunct neptune that saturn will transit around November. Eeek! I’m all about giving up delusions, but wondering what exactly will go down.

Invicta
Invicta

@fauness, my moon is also in the 12th House, not conjunct my neptune but I won’t sugar coat it. Saturn on Neptune is a proper party pooper. It’s also the precursor to the sort of self disciple that makes you a ninja. Saturn on the ascendent if you’re sharp, fit, healthy and sober has gotta be awesome right? After that I get Saturn on my North Node, 2nd house in Capricorn so I see this as prep time for the long haul marathon that leads me to mega self mastery and riches but yeah, the first part of any fitness… Read more »

Fauness
Fauness

Thanks for the Saturn transit insights. My Neptune Moon is in my second house, so I am hoping for financial and work overhaul. I rocked my saturn in the first house transit and truly morphed. I feel like the more proactive and willing to go with it you are, the more gold from the experience. Thanks again, and good luck with yours! It sounds heartbreaking to reach frustration level with new things, like the guitar. dont give up, it’ll click one day.

R(Aqua/Tauri)
R(Aqua/Tauri)

Dude, I’m not giving in lately because I’m broke! :p Saving for Tibet. 😀 I’ve been working long hours and not taking care of myself like I used to, I need to get back into all that stuff too…if I’m not vigilant my health backslides fast.

I know exactly how you feel, jumping back into things that are good for you is intimidating, no matter how much progress you’ve made and how much you’ve legitimately enjoyed/benefitted from it in the past. I need to take the plunge too and get back on track!

Invicta
Invicta

I hear you Rachel but you continue to amaze and inspire me! xoxo

Vslr
Vslr

Awake!
Lool

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