Larks & Owls

The Siesta by Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Neptune going into Pisces may very well bring the return of the luxurious nap.
I’m a night owl…you ?

Using magnetic resonance imaging-guided brain stimulation, scientists (click) tested muscle torque and the excitability of pathways through the spinal cord and brain.
They found that morning people’s brains were most excitable at 9 a.m. This slowly decreased through the day.
It was the polar opposite for evening people, whose brains were most excitable at 9 p.m.

Evening people became physically stronger throughout the day, but the maximum amount of force morning people could produce remained the same.
Click here for more on your chronotype.  Chronos is time, or Saturn.  Sleep cycles are built around rhythms in our bodies, light, food intake, blood pressure and sugar all determine our personal rhythm, our body clock.

I have experimented asking people if they are larks (am people) or owls (pm people) by looking at their charts.
I have speculated on planetary placements and emphasis above or below the horizon, the position of Neptune and Moon (sleep) and their aspects.   At this time, my results are across the board.

Insomnia can be indicated by hard aspects to Moon, Mercury, Mars, Uranus or Neptune in the natal.

Mars superpowers what it transits with energy, restlessness.
Mercury transits can indicate increased nervous tension.
Uranus transits indicate a sudden change.

If any or these transits are in hard aspect to Moon or Neptune – it may disrupt your sleep patterns.
Dreams are Moon, Neptune and 9th house (Sagittarius) or higher planes of thinking and traveling.

So in that case, siesta !
I love naps.  Neptune most highly aspected, Moon exalted in Taurus, with the majority of my planets in the south. 
(Near the mid-heaven or noon).

Are you are an early riser…?… or a night owl ?
How is your Neptune for sleeping and dreaming ?

sweet dreams~

Year of the Neptune Dragon

January 23 2012 – February 9, 2013 
Year of the Water Dragon of the rain

Yang Dragons are protectors of the East.  They are associated with spring,  green/blue, the elements wood/water.  They control the rivers, rains and storms.  Naga (sanskrit for serpent-like creatures) protected Siddharta, Guatama (the Buddha) from wind and rain for seven days.

Visionary, outspoken Dragons (Chen) are blessed with vitality, health and enthusiasm.  Self-sufficient with a strong power of will, Dragon is a particularly lucky sign promising health, wealth and happiness.  Dragons are witty, restless, freedom-loving and secretly enjoy shocking others with their eccentric behavior.  Dragons are incredibly perceptive, imaginative, intuitive and drawn to the inexplicable.  Dragons are original, admired and loved but they often prefer to remain at a distance.  They are rational yet their actions are most often driven by instinct.  Dragons are flamboyant, unpredictable, assertive and crave the limelight.

Dragons are especially compatible with Monkeys, Rats and Snakes.
Famous Dragons: Salvador Dali, Charles Darwin, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde

Water as an element is receptive, passive and reflective and flows around  obstacles.

Water (in frozen and liquid form) covers 75 % of the Earth’s surface.
The human body is 70 % water, blood 80%‚ brain 75%‚ liver 96% water.

Water conducts electricity which makes it the medium of bio-electricity in all living things. The Water Dragon known as the electric eel can produce up to 1,000 volts with a current up to one ampere.

Electrolytes become ions (click here for more on ions) in water and conduct electricity.
 Drink plenty of water – especially in Water Dragon years in order to maintain electrolyte balance within the body.

Water Dragons are shape-shifters, revered and worshipped in the east- they are protective, humane and benevolent benefactors.  Water turns Dragons protection towards matters of the heart and emotions of fellow human beings.  Water Dragons are naturally drawn to metaphysics and intuitive arts.  Water Dragons advocate justice, are humanitarians and are more willing to share than other Dragons.  Water Dragons are optimistic and see things objectively.  They know the ring of truth and are fluent communicators, open to new ideas and experiences.

Year of the Water Dragon and Neptune is going home to Pisces in February ? !
WoOo HoOo !
Sounds great to me !  (click here for Neptune info)

Happy Chinese New Year !!



Whenever I see a hawk I think of my brother.
He had Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury all in Aquarius.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and both rule flight and birds.
Aquarius is an air sign, although Aquarius is called the water-bearer because February brings the purifying spring rains.

Birds / Air = messages and communication
The message may be written or spoken, but it may also be intuition (Uranus) calling.

I was followed by hawks when my brother died…they were everywhere and I was dreaming of them too, making artwork revolving around hawks and I found it comforting.  It eventually slacked off a bit, then happened only occasionally.

Neptune entered the fixed electrical sign of Aquarius in 1998, Neptune is my most highly aspected planet.  In 1998 my life turned ugly real quick.  Then it got worse.  Those of you who have read my blog awhile know I am quite keen to get Neptune out of Aquarius and back into Pisces.  

A few months ago hawk came again.   Hawk swooped towards me, low over my head late summer while I stood in my driveway, then flew over my house.  Not long after, maybe a day or two, hawk flew me home.  I was in my truck and hawk was overhead following me into my driveway then flew over the hood of my truck into a nearby tree.  Hawk brought changes.

Hawk medicine brings swift changes.  Air messages are not only spoken but also represent thoughts and where they lead.  Thought is the basis of future action, use hawk higher vision to make wise choices.
Wind is the life of hawk, signaling a need to use intent to cleanse the body with each breath of air.  Breathing and quiet meditation makes higher / sharper vision possible.

Observe where the winds of life are blowing, and ride the updrafts when possible.  Hawk reassures us we are on the correct path using keen instincts and clarity of vision.  Hawk has long-range vision, sees the truth and symbolizes that new opportunities are about to become visible.