Straight Outta Saturn

Filed in Saturn

So I have been experimenting with this amazing new Saturnine Time Hack – I got it from the Sagittarius writer Jesse Tevelow.

Now, it is deceptively simple and so much so you may dismiss it but try it.  This trick assumes you have (1) an iPhone and (2) that you need to get up at a certain time most mornings, that is – you have an alarm.

So all you do is instead of setting the alarm on your phone for, say, 6am, you set the timer on your phone for either 6.5 hours or eight hours – depending on how much time you have.

This gives you either four or five R.E.M. cycles + 30 minutes to get to sleep. Waking up just as a REM cycle completes means you awaken far more refreshed, with more vivid dream recall and psychically rested. But there is more to it; when you set the alarm for a certain time, your mind goes ahead, to the having to be up at a certain time deal.  When you use the timer instead, your mind feels that this is your time, and that actually you have quite a decent amount of it.

I told you it was simple but i have been doing this and i swear it works. I feel like quality sleep and the epic dream-healing or psychological sorting that comes with it is underrated.  But if you think about it, from a Shamanic point of view, the dream state is when you go a wandering in other realms to call back lost aspects of yourself or discover valuable information.

Please try the Saturnine Time Hack and share your findings!

 

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virgolicious
virgolicious

Two phone-based sleep/Saturn hacks I have tried that work: 1. The new iPhone software has a function called ‘Bedtime’ in the timer/clock settings (swipe up). You decide how much sleep you need (REM cycles plus 30mins to drop off), what time you want to rise and it will send you a reminder when it’s time to go to bed. 2. Sleep Cycle app – calibrates your sleep patterns and wakes you within a window of time when you are in light sleep. Brilliant. Actually, there is a third – setting your intention to wake at a certain time. Add an… Read more »

skatie
skatie

I tried this last night MM, and I have to admit, my dreams were particularly symbolic and vivid, although a little dark. I also woke up in the middle of the night feeling restful even though it was the middl eof the night. Don’t like experimenting with my sleep so was cautious.

sphinx
sphinx

A sick kid is also an alarm clock.
Various wakings up and hot lemon tea making in the night.
Strange dreams.

I saw Straight Outta Compton the other day, it was really cool!
Straight outta Saturn seems like a great idea, but I guess I am holding off on a bunch of things until my parenting model is obsolete. Or replaced by a less hands on model.

MissDee
MissDee

I am a Neptunian who has been fighting with light and low quality sleep and no capability of recalling her dreams for a very long time.
So I am TOTALLY trying this.

marsbar
marsbar

But speaking of sleep hygiene, im going to go bold. In my office which is sadly windowless, i am going to replace those nasty fluroscent tubes overhead with full spectrum LEDs and get one of those light covers that look like the sky to up the blue light. I know the trend is everybody yellow their lights after 6 pm but that isnt working for me. . Currently i do not use fluorescent lighting because i keep them off, as they cause seizures and migraines. I brought in lamps, but even with several lamps it keeps things too dark in… Read more »

skarab
skarab

I worked underground for 3 years – but there were “daylight” bulbs or “daylight balance” bulbs – not sure of the official name – and it didn’t interfere with my sleep, i.e. i slept well at night.

marsbar
marsbar

Yeah i am going to try those daylight bulbs soon! Hopefully it will work. Thanks skarab!

dark star
dark star

I work nights in a super fluorescent office..had them change the lights above me and I wear a baseball hat and turn the monitor settings/ my phone to warm. It all helps!

marsbar
marsbar

oooh baseball hat! i hadn’t thought of that! Thanks!

Invicta
Invicta

So you mean you just set the timer each time you go to bed instead of having a regular alarm wake you up?
Sorry for being dense here.
I’m confused:-(

Pi
Pi

maybe you could make it so that your alarm time is set to wake you after a multiple of 90 mins, and add 30 mins (for falling-asleep time.) So like 2 hrs, 3.5h, 5hrs, 6.5hrs, 8hrs, 9.5hrs … This happened to me once by accident – i fell asleep on the couch in a place i was staying and woke up – bam! every 1.5 hrs or so. crystal clear. just let myself zonk out back to sleep each time. Sleep cycle in full effect. that was pretty cool to consciously experience. I think i had been doing a lot… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I can’t sleep with the thought of a phone being turned on nearby so might try with an egg timer or something?

Wintry
Wintry

Wow! This was brilliant. I had tried having a pen and paper next to the bed to encourage dream recall to no avail. Woke up remembering it perfectly and surprised I’m still processing some pretty ancient angst! So useful!

Twin-gemini
Twin-gemini

Looks like I did exactly that all this time – when setting an alarm – it shows how much time you have till its goes off, so I always said to myself:” I have 6hrs and 37 min to sleep” and I would wake up before the alarm. As per lucid dreaming – my twin-sister and I have dream when I board the plane and go and visit her and just before alarm goes off, I board the plane and ‘fly’ back home. Next day, when I check with her – she would always have the same dream of me… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

I wake up before the alarm normally too. It’s as if my brain – body is always hyper aware of the conscious decision made before going to sleep… I often wonder how others manage to get so lost in the physical that they are able to disassociate from the mind. I’m envious of that ability to be so connected with ones body. I want to be more grounded. Getting there very slowly but it’s a process My focus tends to be so much on checking my environment for the slightest hint of danger that any sensations or signals from my… Read more »

marsbar
marsbar

People (who are in good health) who get lost in the physical so that they dissociate from the mind have “sensory introversion” low in their cognitive stack from a meyers-brigg standpoint. It means they are probably something like an infj, intj, or enfp. They are likely to be clumsy or fall a lot because they enjoy being in their minds more than their bodies. Being low in the cognitive stack means if life was a video game, everytime you asked them to be in their bodies it would cost them 100 gold coins instead of 1 or 2 gold coins… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

That’s very interesting. It’s quite possibly a combination of lots of those things in my case although I have experienced significant changes, incremental but marked by addressing PTSD and becoming more aware of where my focus is, particularly in relationships (obviously family ones were key here) but also in my relationship with my own body. I’m noticing lately that I tend to objectify my body and use it rather than feeling like it is me and being compassionate towards it. Even writing that is weird. I feel like an alien who is using a meat suit and not a body… Read more »

Invicta
Invicta

I wonder how much of that stuff is nature and how much is nurture. Maybe it’s both and I use magnesium oil everyday on my skin to help me absorb it and to help with sleep. I definitely have that low carb syndrome you mentioned above. All those symptoms in a big way but my body just refuses to accept any carbs in any form. Will not digest them. I take digestive enzymes now and am doing a week on, and a few weeks of then back on again with the GAPS diet. It definitely helps MASSIVELY with all things… Read more »

em price
em price

very into this. and even considering applying it to other things… but will start with sleep!

rachel
rachel

Love this! The “nova” on dreams talked about the Rem cycle mood connection

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

sooo going to try this..

Pi
Pi

I def agree with this approach – at risk of missing something mm mentioned, there is an app that tracks your sleep phases in bed via how restless you are, and you can ask it to wake you up within 30 mins of your chosen time when you are as far as possible from deep sleep (ideally yes 8.5h etc). ++ right that is the difference – allocating the time as mentioned above, vs the ‘have to wake up at’ time. It even gives you a little graph for each night plotting the sleep cycles .. a bit depressing if… Read more »

skarab
skarab

Yes, i did think it was meant for our resident insomniac. :-).

Jokerman
Jokerman

Yes Pi. You’re the only person I can’t work out where you are according to a broad time zone. 24/7, you are amazing Pisces Omnipresence Personified.

I hereby dub you POP-PI.

Pi
Pi

I can never tell, aren’t the times a US time zone anyway? The server etc. Time as numbers is only made up anyway, some kind of cruel dictatorship for the neptunian-ly challenged. OR SHOULD I SAY ENHANCED

Jokerman
Jokerman

Geography is one of my 17 obsessions

Pi
Pi

Hahaha oh dear I hope not lol , I can be slow to take a hint although two giant monoliths sporting my username could be a sign even if not intended

pearl
pearl

I’d wear that pic on a t shirt, keep talking Pi…always enjoy your insights

em price
em price

ooh I want this thing!

Pi
Pi

If you look up stuff like sleep tracker or sleep cycle etc you can probably find one that suits!

kriblack
kriblack

I have definitely heard of this from the REM sleep perspective. There are calculators on the internet that tell you what time to go to bed in order to coordinate with your wake-up time and REM cycles. Love hearing about it from a witchy perspective as well.

Leo Scorp Grrrl
Leo Scorp Grrrl

Makes sense! I have always been a very groggy morning person and don’t recall many dreams :-(. I must try after my vitamin D levels get back up.

I’m just tired and achy all of the time right now. Thought it was some form of anemia. (Or worse) I did not know the old D could make muscles sore. Walking has even become a challenge. This is apparently quite prevalent in our rainy Northern hemisphere. Maybe this is my Chironic revelation.

marsbar
marsbar

Yeah i have done the timer thing for years. You actually do NOT need an iphone to do it. Back in the days before smartphones, i used a fancy cooking timer! Yes there are ones that do hours, even analog wind up kinds! So you dont have to sleep next to emf emitting devices.

It doesnt help my sleep though. The only thing that can help is a certain stress inducing person to be gone from my life…ironic as mother’s day (in the u.s.) approaches.

Jokerman
Jokerman

If I used a cooking timer I’d wake up thinking the rice needs stirring.

marsbar
marsbar

It does make me dream of delish food tho as a side effect!

Pi
Pi

If you use a rice cooker then it doesn’t need stirring 🙂

or let it steam / absorb in the pot on a low-ish heat. 1 cup rice to 3 water. steady as she goes.

also if you let brown rice soak in the pot in the morning, it will take about 1/5th the time to cook in the evening.

yours sincerely,
Low-interference / lazy chef . aka Jupiter in toro hahaha

Aquavirgoes
Aquavirgoes

There’s loads of arsenic in rice so should be soaked overnight whatever type and boiled in 5x water. I don’t know about steamers!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2F1MDzyW55pg97Tdpp7gqLN/should-i-be-concerned-about-arsenic-in-my-rice

Pegasus
Pegasus

Having never needed alarms for waking, yes, this is for those who do. So much sense. If i wake up before my night movies are done and dusted, am super wonky and very tired. Our dream life so very important for processing the previous day, or week or lifetime.

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