Louanne Ellis writes: “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Astrology” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 73, Summer 2011:
The Summer Solstice and the Water Signs
Mary’s insights and teachings reveal the totality of Jin Shin Jyutsu in offering a truly holistic perspective. Each stage, phase, flow, level, contains and connects the information of the whole system. The continual circulation of energy in the body ebbs and peaks as it supports “144,000” functions. The timing and mapping of this movement is found in the descriptions of the flows in the texts. By utilizing the astrological correspondences with the 12 Organ Function Energy, we are able to expand our awareness to the comprehensive nature of Jin Shin Jyutsu. I offer this article for those who are interested in astrology and its unique perspective that can clarify and embellish the intricacies of this Art.
The solstices and the equinoxes are particularly important events for us earthlings. The continual rhythmic changes we experience as seasons are the foundation for the friction that stimulates and infuses our lives with new energetic messages.
As the earth orbits our sun in its tilted orbit, we experience the continuing fluctuations that create our seasons. We are blessed with specific conditions that help to manifest our “Garden of Eden”; we are an integral aspect of our environment: our weather, our storms, our rainbows, our earthquakes, our tidal waves, our spring showers, and ice caps – our oceans, our mountains, our deserts. Our individual “emotional weather”, our health, our spirit, our motivation and actions are all influenced and stimulated by this rhythm and the energetic messages that are created by our constant and loving relationship with our sun and our fellow planets.
The sun enters the sign of Cancer June 21, 2011, and its rays are perpendicular to the Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees northern latitude, marking the “longest/lightest” day of the year in the northern hemisphere. An astrological perspective can add to our understanding of how the Toe Flows, which correspond to the water signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces – influence our behaviour and life strategies.
All water Flows in disharmony are characterized by the underlying attitude of fear. When threatened, we tend to rebel (Cancer), to take control (Scorpio) and finally to escape (Pisces). As Jin shin Jyutsu practitioners we are able to utilize the Toe Flows to assist others and ourselves to help harmonize these reactions. It is not just the waste products of the physical body that are being moved by the spleen, kidney and liver, but rather the habits and accumulations of negative emotional toxins and restrictions that limit our ability to make smooth and peaceful transitions. We often resist and are afraid of change.
Cancer has a specific manner in which it exhibits the dysfunction or lack of harmony characteristic of all water afflictions. Harmonizing and supporting the spleen can help one to express a natural capacity for constructive action and nurturing. Defensiveness becomes constructive offense. Some negative expressions of Cancers are rebelliousness, moodiness, and withdrawal. We know from Jin Shin Jyutsu the attitude of the First Depth is worry. This is a specific form of fear, and possibly based in not knowing how to act/what to do. Cancer and all the water signs are feminine by nature and therefore inner directed in their expressions. However, taking actions is the natural response for Cancer due to the correspondence to ages 22-28. All the water signs tend to withdrawal and/or defensiveness in some form when threatened. In Cancer the withdrawal tends to be in one’s home, i.e., the crab shell. Astrologically, Cancer represents the home and emotional security.
To be continued…