I discounted astrology most of my life. However, Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) acupressure connects diverse attributes: colors, musical notes, elements, planets, tastes, odors, days of the week, fingers, organs, seasons, stressors, as well as astrological signs. So before I headed to Kauai, Hawaii in February 2010 to study with Wayne Hackett, a JSJ teacher known for his astrological emphasis, I took a local astrology course “just to learn the terminology.” As with so many beliefs on my spiritual journey, what I discredited became something I valued. The planetary placements at my birth explain much, even why choosing math and science made sense for me! I entered the Wayne Hackett’s class with an opened mind.
I leave vast field of astrology to the experts but leverage what pertains to Jin Shin Jyutsu. For example, each astrological sign pairs with a particular JSJ organ function which supports you your entire lifetime. Repeatedly I notice the appropriateness of astrologically-based flows. An Aries with a chronic autoimmune disease who as a toddler lost her mother finds herself unexpectedly grieving decades later (lung harmonizes grief and the immune system), a Pisces with a physically punishing job finds himself irate over corruption and greed (liver addresses anger as well as an “used and abused body”), and I, a Leo, dancing all my life with perfectionism find solace in the heart flow (heart harmonizes pretense and critical thoughts). In each case the harmonizing effects listed here describe only a subset of what each organ flow addresses.
Here are the signs and associated JSJ Flows:
Fire Signs – Aries (Lung), Leo (Heart), Sagittarius (Diaphragm)
Earth Signs – Taurus (Large Intestine), Virgo (Small Intestine), Capricorn (Umbilicus)
Air Signs – Gemini (Stomach), Libra (Bladder), Aquarius (Gallbladder)
Water Signs – Cancer (Spleen), Scorpio (Kidney), Pisces (Liver)
Jin Shin Jyutsu® Organ Function Self-Helps You can gently hold the points for thirty-six out-breaths and in-breaths, for a fixed length of time, or until it feels “done.”