Insomnia and Vedic Astrology 1

Daytime, illuminated by the Sun, is the time when we go about our work and activities.

Night is the time when we rest.

The Moon, the regent of the night, indicates home and family pleasure. Most animals-except nocturnal animals that simply follow the reverse pattern-return to their shelters, nests and dens.

The darkness of the night creates the right atmosphere for sleeping, relaxing and resting the body and mind.

This is the natural cycle of time that, through day and night, marks and balances the cycle of activity and rest.

But what if we can't sleep? If we can't live the night with the energy of the moon? If our mind is always absorbed in thoughts as if it were daytime?

The day becomes a continuum of 24 working hours.

There is no rest, no sleep, because the brain or body does not tune in to the frequency of rest.
The brain and body still want to work.

What is the reason for this?

To dear friend Saturn! Why Saturn again?

Sanskrit reveals this enigma. In Sanskrit the night is called 'niśa'. Two syllables: ni-śa. And Saturn is called 'śani'. Two more syllables: śa-ni.

Look closely at these two words. What difference do you find?

Yes, that's right. Niśa and śani have the syllables reversed. Saturn (śa-ni) is the planet that reverses night (ni-śa). When night is reversed it turns into day, rest into activity and sleep into wakefulness.

If you have trouble with sleep or simply your mind can never get away from work, if your day is one or your brain keeps whirring at night, a strong Saturn is probably active for you at this time, or in your natal chart!

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