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
Marianne Williamson’s perception in A Course in Miracles observes that there are two basic states: love and fear. We experience different aspects of these according to circumstances. I suggest that fear is the underlying “attitude” of all the Depths, and the astrological signs and the JIN SHIN JYUTSU teachings offer specific manifestations of the nature of fear. The First Depth exhibits worry as the fear of what to do. The Second Depth exhibits the fear of “abandonment” as the basis of grief. the Third Depth exhibits fear as anger in response to suffering. The Fourth Depth exhibits fear in response to the awareness of mortality. The Fifth Depth expresses fear as “trying to’s”, which is the natural response of the ego wanting to be recognized.
There is a harmonic suggestion of the whole in all of the signs and more significantly within any one element, i.e., the water signs. For example: in Jin Shin Jyutsu the Toe Flows are labeled as one group corresponding to the water element. Within the grouping of the Toe Flows we have the specific Spleen, Kidney, and Liver Flows. In astrology we utilize a similar approach. In any one sign we find that there are designations that include all of the signs of the same element. Therefore, in Cancer, there will be a section that is influenced by Scorpio and another by Pisces. This principle is significant in that it further delineates and offers context in which there are always subtle and interwoven influences that help to explain multifaceted relationships.
In all water signs there are tendencies to worry, the desire to rebel, take action, and transform personal reality as a result of fear. There are tendencies to become controlling and emotionally manipulative which is the disharmonized Scorpio influence, directly related to the awareness of mortality and the disharmonized Piscean expression, which is anger passively directed towards escapism.
The negative attributes of Cancer are rebelliousness, reactionary, clannishness, and moodiness. The positive attributes, which manifest naturally when fear or threat is not present, are nurturing compassion, and the ability to take care of and establish a safe home and emotionally secure environment. In Cancer we have the potential to convert rebelliousness and moodiness into active nurturing support and caring.
The negative attributes of Scorpio and its specific expressions of fear are often seen as jealousy, anger, revenge, intense withdrawal, and especially the need to control. The positive attributes of Scorpio are the ability to transform oneself through self-mastery. Transformation is what we see in the symbolism of the Phoenix that is also indicative of death and rebirth, and a symbol often related to Scorpio. When the Kidney is harmonized we have the potential to transform our emotional reality by using apparent threats as a basis of self-mastery and growth. We have the potential to sustain and forge intimate and meaningful relationships. We begin to come to terms with two challenging growth issues, our “shadow” and our physical mortality.
to be continued…