Do you suffer from SAD? People with Seasonal Affective Disorder get the winter blues. I’ve recently become aware of how prevalent and serious this problem can be. Deprived of sunlight, people see their mood drop and it stays that way until May or so when the days get longer. I am not prone to depression and I don’t have SAD but I do have Leo in my chart and people with Leo absolutely need to exposure to the sun.
I grew up in the desert so I never lacked sunshine but then I moved to Colorado. It’s colder here but very sunny so I didn’t notice anything until I spent a winter in a mountains living in a shack with northern exposure. We shoveled the snow to keep the space in front of the shack clear and by February the snow around the shack was 12-15 feet high and I realized we were living in shade… constantly.
At the time, this was a novelty to me. But apparently it did register because ever since I have insisted every home I live in face south! I don’t mind the winter and I don’t mind the snow but come February, which pretty much marks the end of winter in the desert, I start to get a little antsy.
Several years ago, I bought one of those SAD lights for my home. I love that thing. I leave it on near my workspace all day long. There is no doubt it spares me the blues.
If you have Leo in your chart and you’re feeling low as fall approaches, try opening the shades to let the sun in. If it’s especially severe, you may want to think about getting one of these lights because Leo has just got live in the light to thrive.
When I think of living in a north facing house in frigid mountains these days, I just cringe. Something is very wrong with that picture.
Do you suffer from SAD? Do you have Leo in your chart?