How Does Saturn Retrograde Affect Your Sleep?
Here’s What To Expect When You Go To Bed
Get ready for some astrological realness, because as of this week, Saturn is officially in retrograde, and it’s basically the wildest thing to happen in our galaxy since, you know, Mercury was in retrograde last week. But what does this mean, exactly? Since Mercury retrograde is notorious for causing a bit of chaos in our lives, heaven knows we need a little respite from the universe. With that in mind, how does Saturn retrograde affect things like sleep, rest, and keeping calm overall? Are we in for yet another period of planet-ruled madness, or will we get a chance to breathe a sigh of relief?
Well, I have some good news, friends. According to astrologer Linda Furiate, Saturn retrograde actually encourages both positivity and productivity. What’s more, she says, the astrological event may even help put you in touch with your truest self.
“Saturn is said to be the planet that governs our earthly purpose,” Furiate tells Elite Daily. “Saturn is known as the great teacher, often teaching us the lessons that serve our deepest desires.”
Saturn retrograde is a time to step up and grow up, Furiate explains. It’s an opportunity to be responsible, honor your ambitions, and develop discipline in any parts of your life that might need to, you know, be reigned in a bit.
In other words, Furiate says, it’s a really good time to start implementing, and sticking to, some healthy sleep patterns.
“If your desire is to sleep better,” the astrologer says, “it will serve you well to reconsider how a lack of discipline may play a role in getting the rest that is needed.”
A Saturn retrograde, according to Furiate, is essentially the perfect time to set some healthy boundaries on things like how much caffeine you have each day, or even what time you go to bed at night. However, she tells Elite Daily, in order to counteract any potentially harsh effects of Saturn retrograde, it’s best to go with the flow and develop a system that makes the best use of your time and energy, rather than enforce new, drastic changes upon yourself and your lifestyle.
In other words, if you usually go to bed around, say, midnight, for example, you don’t need to suddenly force yourself to go to bed at 9 p.m. because you think you “should.” A healthier, more realistic approach here might be to carve out more restorative, wind-down time for yourself as it gets closer to bedtime.