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Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Align to Signs

Monday, August 26, 2013
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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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.”


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How does a typical Energy Quartet session go?

We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.

What should I wear to receive table work?

In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.

How do I prepare for a session?

Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."

Are the Akashic Records predictive?

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Why can't children receive Akashic Records consultations?

Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.


The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.

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No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.

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Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!