Mendacious Cosmic Potions: The Astrology of Nightmares
Carl Jung relates dreams to access point of the collective unconscious, and our sleep time reverie frees our astral body into flight and allows us to dance in mystic divine riches of the subconscious realm. Dreams are a hidden language of the soul and a way communicate invented by the heavenly beings. After one of my friends mentioned experiencing horrific nights I wondered what the relation was with astrology and nightmares. Nightmares are the screams of the subconscious and the attention grab of the ego, and in astrology, traditionally relate to dream planet Neptune and Pisces’s home in the Twelfth House. Dreams are a method of conscious detox and relate to the celestial rhythms transmuted by the Sun and the Moon. In astrology, the Sun awakens consciousness and travels through each of the twelve houses hour by hour. During midnight, the Sun finds a home in the watery fourth house where we divulge into the therapists chair into the unconscious and its hourly movement into the third house of imagery, messages and communication mean the broadcasting of inner world shrieks burst into light. The ruler of the Fourth House, The Moon, governs dreams and sleep, and the Fourth house’s relation to the inner psyche means its perceived conscious traumas and distress are replayed through dream time trance. Astrologically, dreams represent a moment in time we are seated in the self psychologist chair and confronted with the cinema and alerted by the torments and divine messages of our soul, subconscious and conscious experiences.
Watery cosmic bodies such as Neptune and Pisces, the eternal oceanic stream, the Moon and Cancer, our nightfall lantern and the Twelfth House of the infinite oversoul are the dreamweavers and play with us under sedative fog. Natal aspects and transits around Mercury (thought, environmental receptivity, mind) and Neptune, Moon and Neptune and the transformative and replenishing energies of Pluto are linked to intense dreamstates that can border into trauma. A chronic sufferer of nightmares, Edgar Allan Poe was born with his natal Moon conjunct Pluto in Pisces, and my friend who is a victim of tormenting night terrors has her natal Mercury in Virgo square Pluto conjunct the fourth house. Pluto relates to the unconscious, and its toxic macabre frequencies are enough to ignite the nuclear shockwaves of inner world demons through the psyche; and under the hypnosis of deceptive Neptune can stir nebulous fears of ghosts and spirits, wretched anxieties, imaginative horror and nightmares that spill into living reality. Aspects around Mercury, Neptune in the eighth or twelfth house lure the mental faculties to divulge into the unseen world of poltergeists and those who have crossed over and experience dreams involving death, psychic messages, trauma and anything obscure or hidden. The movement of planetary transits and the reflection of the everyday life experience through dreams may correlate to intense Pluto, Neptune or Saturn transits where distress and trauma transpires and filters through nightmares.