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
The negative attributes of Pisces are self-destructive escapism, passivity, delusional thinking, lack of discrimination and indulgence. The positive attributes of Pisces are unconditional love, spiritual comprehension, experiencing Heaven on Earth, the ability to forgive, to surrender, and let go of attachments gracefully. When the Liver is harmonized we have the potential to feel and express unconditional love and experience peace on earth. The Liver purifies our blood by removing the toxins from our physical life. On an emotional level the most powerful way to cleanse emotional toxins is through love, which includes forgiveness, acceptance, and trust – the Piscean strengths.
Death is a fundamental and instinctual basis of fear. We continually experience many small natural “deaths” – changes in our lives. These deaths all contribute to emotional stress that can manifest as disharmony in the Toe Flows. The water signs all relate to death and integration as one stage of life “dissolves” to make way for a new phase. During the Cancer period of life (ages 21-28) children leave home to start their own families and independent lives. It is literally the death of our childhood. During the Scorpio time of life (ages 50-26) as a parent we are also experiencing the death of our children’s childhood, the empty nest, and also the beginning of parents dying. It is the death of our “middle age” ego dominating drives. For Women it is the onset of menopause, the “death” of fertility, which is an important example and link to understanding this stage of life. During the Piscean time of life (age 77-Exit) we are experiencing the final letting go. It is the completing of our incarnation on this plane. The end of this stage is literally the death of our physical body. Moving, getting divorced, losing a job, losing a loved one, are a few of the common examples of traumatic emotionally charged events that in general can be helped with attention to harmonizing and supporting the Toe Flows. All “deaths” are preparing for a rebirth which we experience as each Toe/Water/Emotional flow is followed by a Chest/Fire/Identity flow.
As we assist in harmonizing the fear factors then the positive expressions of all the water signs are available. In Cancer, fear exhibits as worry. In Scorpio, fear exhibits as controlling manipulative behavior. In Pisces, fear exhibits as escapism. The positive attributes of the water signs signify integration and resolution that allow us to make positive transitions into the next level of our personal spiritual evolution that are described in the Chest flows.
Concisely: Cancer is an action response (cardinal/surface) directed toward creating a physical base to support one’s emotional needs. Scorpio is mental focus (fixed/deep) approach to satisfy one’s desires for emotional security. Pisces is spiritual learning (mutable/middle) that is the foundation for emotional peace.
Thank you, Louanne.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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