Sleeping is divine yes…?…parting the subconscious fog and wading into the sea of good dreams while recharging…mmmm…even more satisfying.
I woke myself up last week making ‘you’re not gonna suck me with your creepy proboscis – you freaky giant wasp’ noises. I could think of a million other things I could be dreaming, but no – I get the giant sucking wasp. Lucky me. ha A sure-fire symptom of a Doctor Who obsession ? Likely.
Dreams are the Rosetta Stone of the soul, dreams pick the lock of the psyche.
I had years of white-knuckled vertical climbing dreams and fighting off Lucifer while sick; magickal mystical flying dreams and chats with the Virgin Mary to signal improvement.
A recent white horse dream (Rhiannon), followed by another starring two lovers having a passionate spiritual debate on a stroll down from the astral plane signaled a very positive message that was on the way.
Whatever was going on in my life while the Sun was above the horizon was fleshed out / fixed in my subconscious while Sun travelled under the horizon as I slept.
Following dream books is helpful to some extent, but it is most important you listen to your own instincts regarding your dreams – how did you feel, what colors, sounds etc… were present ? Resolution or conundrum – ? – all these will tell your tale.
Here are a few of the most common dreams and quickie interps:
Lost, late, missed the boat / trapped: something is holding you back from your full potential. Do your research, are you unprepared ? What is the object lost, what does it represent emotionally ? Release the outdated, focus on what you have. Cultivate patience, make a game plan. Replace your batteries.
Slow motion, falling, climbing: indicates a time of frustration, fear of failure, hard work. Stiff competition, loss of control and status. Brainstorm solutions, practice positive mantra in the mirror, drink fluids, eat well, streamline all projects. Keep it simple.
Naked, exposed in public: smile ! (kidding) are you Leo and proud, or feeling inadequate and unprepared ? Secrets uncovered, vulnerability in some area is indicated. Trim your sails – did you say or do something stupid – ? – adjust your altitude, keep your mouth shut, and most of all keep going with your head high. Only human !
Flying: Rough landing, smooth sailing, floating, surfing or what ? Clear skies, with company ? Flying carpet or swank cocktail hour in the zeppelin will indicate you need a tool or mechanism – if not, you are set. Go you ! Get your superflightgroove on !
Chase: competition, plain and simple. Escape their evil clutches – ? – work, then success. They catch you – ? – lots and lots of work, eventual success. Do your homework, re-vise game plan and hone your skill set.
Animals: check your spirit totem info, animal traits and habits. Bite ? Trouble. Friendly ? An ally on the way.
Death, illness: how clear was this death dream ? VERY VIVID dreams are often prophetic. If you felt illness, then relief, a re-birth is imminent after trouble. What was the sickness and where was it felt ? If the dream feels like a warning, it is, though to what extent only YOU know. It likely signals a reluctance to make a needed change – such as leaving a bad habit behind.
Losing hair / teeth: anxiety, self-esteem issues, fear of instability. Shaving head is a renouncement of worldly ways, taking a more spiritual path.
Home: represents YOU and your psyche. Each level corresponds to a vibration – basement is the Muladhara (root) survival, fear, aka. the root cellar of desires. Each floor ascending corresponds with a higher vibration / consciousness. Progress through each level and the condition of the home represents difficulties or ease. Stairs are slow progress – elevators quick, obviously. Clean, bright rooms represent ease, peace and happiness – dirty, dark and cluttered means work and difficulty.
A strangers home represents steps you will take and progress you will make in the future. Doors are opportunities.
If you have been reading here long, you know I have a big Neptuner (sleep, dreams, film and music) that lives in Scorpio (research) 11th (Aquarius house: science, electricity). Neptooney touches darn near everything in my chart :: I am awash in it :: and I have been mulling over this post for some time … I am pleased to bring you…
The SCIENCE of SLEEP
Sleep researchers study 3 fundamentals of the body electric:
– gross brain wave activity measured by EEG (electroencephalogram)
– muscle tone is measured by EMG (electromyogram)
– eye movement is recorded via EOG (electro-oculogram)
Brain waves differentiate between the stages, muscle tone and eye movement indicate REM sleep (most commonly when dreams occur). Getting from stage 1 to REM takes approximately ninety minutes. This cycle repeats all night – the length of REM periods increases, the length of delta sleep decreases, until during the last few cycles there is no delta sleep at all.
REM or rapid eye movement indicates dream sleep. During REM, brain waves are a combination of alpha and beta, they are desynchronous (inconsistent). This is most similar to waking sleep or daydreaming. During REM sleep, we experience a sudden and dramatic loss of muscle tone – the skeletal muscles of a person during REM sleep are effectively paralyzed. eep. That’s kinda freaky innit ? NREM (non- rapid eye movement) dreams are rare. Sleepwalking / talking occurs when the sleep stages are not entered properly, causing sleepers get stuck in NREM sleep.
Beta waves are the active, concentrating waking state. These waves are the highest in frequency and lowest in amplitude, and are also more desynchronous. This is because we are doing mental gymnastics all day – thinking, walking and chewing gum at the same time, for instance. ha You know, switch-hitting and catching fly balls.
Think of beta as pin-point awareness.
Alpha waves indicate wakeful relaxation – our brain waves become slower, increase in amplitude and become more synchronous. Alpha waves are engaged during meditation and is one of the best states for improving mental, physical and emotional health. This wave originates from the occipital lobe, the home of the primary visual cortex.
Think of alpha as soft-focus awareness, the big picture, the wide lens.
Theta waves indicate the first stages of sleep, or deep meditative waking states. These waves are even slower in frequency and greater in amplitude than alpha waves. Theta is indicated by sleep spindles (increase in wave frequency) and K complexes (sudden increase in wave amplitude). Theta waves primarily originate in the hippocampus (part of the limbic system) which controls short and long-term memory and spatial navigation.
Think of theta as where we heal the emotional body.
For the record, the limbic system controls in part: hormone production, the autonomic nervous system, human pleasure centers aka. dopamine production. In the 1950’s, rats given the option, pushed levers activating their pleasure centers until they bought the farm. Hey, boring cage – what else ya gonna do ? poor rats.
My point is – daydream instead . . . get your limbic system groove on safely. . . tap your theta waves secretly, in broad daylight – HA ! Brain a million miles away, eh…? That’s right – I KNOW what you’re really UP to ! hahaha packed Scorpio, there ya go. QED
fyi: The human mind wanders forty-seven per cent of the time while we are awake.
What’s that tell ya ?
Non-sleep theta waves are engaged during daydreaming, problem-solving, high intensity learning, creativity, self-reprogramming (hypnosis) and high-octane ecstatic spiritual experiences.
Theta waves are present when humans manifest the spiritual onto the physical plane.
Theta is the mystical made manifest :: the out of body :: occurring while in the body.
Theta is being Neptuned into the collective emotional seas of the ALL ONE.
If your brain is in Theta – you are in THE ZONE.
Delta waves are the slowest and highest amplitude brain waves, we are in the deepest sleep, most difficult to wake, disoriented if awoken. Delta waves primarily originate from the part of the thalamus that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and filters incoming stimuli. Delta waves are also regulated by the suprachiasmatic nuclei which is responsible for controlling circadian rhythms, known as chronobiology or the body clock.
Think of delta as where we heal the physical body.
Delta waves signal right brain dominance during sleep cycles. Interestingly, females have been shown to have more delta wave activity, and this is true across most mammal species.
Human growth hormone is released during delta sleep – infants spend most of their sleep cycles in delta – as we age, time spent in delta sleep decreases. A diet low in carbs fosters more delta sleep cycles, thus producing more human growth hormone… so, ya might wanna eat more greens….jus’ sayin’.
Interesting thing is, research is underway studying gamma brainwaves.
As in fascinating trance states of yogis and breatharians.
Gamma waves, the atomic level, that cracks a home run into Plutonic territory. Human regeneration and transformation on the cellular level via gamma brainwaves. Altering the physical body via the power of the superconscious human mind.
How cool is that ?! Exactly.
Gamma waves are extremely high energy waves generated by radioactive atoms (Pluto ruled) and nuclear explosions. (NASA) In humans they are neural oscillations with a frequency between 25 to 100 Hz,though 40 Hz is typical. Gamma activity is associated with attentiveness, focused arousal, sensory perception, movement and prediction. It is related to cognitive processing and important for temporal binding of sensory stimuli. (source)
Gamma brainwaves seem to be associated with the function of the brain which holographically synthesizes all the bits of individual data from various areas of the brain and fuses (Pluto is fission) them all together in a higher point of view. This activity is associated with states of self awareness, higher levels of insight and information, psychic abilities and out of body experiences. (source)
Experiments on Tibetan Buddhist monks have shown a correlation between transcendental mental states and gamma waves. A suggested explanation is the gamma is intrinsically localized – this very existence of synchronized gamma indicates that something akin to a singularity– or, to be more prosaic, a conscious experience – is occurring. What meditation masters have in common is the ability to put the brain into a state in which it is maximally sensitive. (wiki)
Fascinating. Outer planetary !
Micro Uranus is the electrical firing between synapses – intuition & the EUREKA moment. Macro Uranus is the electrical grid system between all life ::The Force :: or the INTELLECTUALLY ALL ONE.
Micro Neptune is balance through healing and personal physical attunement. Macro Neptune is the transcendental balanced state of all things equal, non attachment (or repulsion for that matter: higher Venus traits), for we are SPIRITUALLY ALL ONE.
Micro Pluto is singular personal power (Sun is ONE, Sun is nuclear, Sun is personal will and ego) Macro Pluto is the singularity, the divine WILL of the ALL ONE ENERGY.
First law of thermodynamics: Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it only changes form.
Of interest: gamma waves cannot be captured and reflected in mirrors.
Super appealing to my 8th house Leo Venus / Jupes square Neptuner which opposes reflective Moon.
sweet dreams baby
lets get our gamma on