Saturn is the symbol of obstruction, restriction, and limitations in Western Astrology. At the time of my birth, it resided within the fourth zodiacal sign Cancer*. Being the fourth, it directly corresponds to the fourth part in the twelve-fold daily cycle, Spleen Function Energy.
Now, my very first JSJ flow that I used was Spleen. Back then, I hadn’t made the connection to Cancer and Saturn yet. It was the first of three daily sequences suggested in the book The Touch of Healing (p.135) by Alice Burmeister. It worked so well that I stayed with it for years before I moved on to other flows. It frequently saved me from acute digestive discomforts even when normally Stomach might have appeared more pertinent.
I wondered for a long time why the Spleen flow worked so well for me. I didn’t connect it with the Saturn-in-Cancer position until I met other people responding well to their Saturn flows. One person with Saturn in Libra (7th sign) received fast relief whenever they received Bladder (7th organ flow) – eyes tearing, bladder discomforts. I know – you can argue that that is what Bladder does anyway. But I’ve used Bladder flow on many occasions and yet, this person alone found relief faster than anybody else in similar circumstances.
Then, there was the person with Saturn (obstruction) in Virgo (6 – Small Intestine). I recommended that they use the Small Intestine frequently on themselves. To that, they told me that, in the past, they had undergone surgery to remove an actual obstruction in their small intestine!
A third person, with Saturn in Gemini (3 – Stomach), didn’t tolerate any touch in the vicinity of their SEL 21, the anchor step for the Stomach flow. Not coincidentally, SEL 21 resonates with Saturn and helps us free ourselves from the mental chains that we carry.
How to find Saturn
There are many places on the Internet that will give you the position of Saturn at the time of your birth. Just search for “free astrological chart”. You will need to give them the date, time, and place of your birth but nothing else. (Don’t fall for tricks requiring you to subscribe, give them your email address, or name!) Here is one acceptable place that will find Saturn for you without asking you to disclose unnecessary private information.
Mark the sign where Saturn is and its number in the 12-fold order.
Here is the correspondence between the signs and the 12-fold Function Energy: (1) Aries/Lung; (2) Taurus/Large Intestine; (3) Gemini/Stomach; (4) Cancer/Spleen; (5) Leo/Heart; (6) Virgo/Small Intestine; (7) Libra/Bladder; (8) Scorpio/Kidney; (9) Sagittarius/Diaphragm; (10) Capricorn/Umbilicus; (11) Aquarius/Gall Bladder; (12) Pisces/Liver Function Energy.
Give yourself the harmonizing flow for the corresponding energy. You can get the anchor step for each of the 12 flows in this quick reference.
How do you feel? Is this your one flow? 🙂
*Here and throughout the article, I refer to the Tropical Zodiac of Western Astrology and not to the Sidereal Zodiac of the Vedic Tradition.
Here is an article on Saturn and the 29-yr cycle in our life. For more JSJ articles, check out the Archives Page. If you want to learn more but have no access to instructors or resources in your area, you may be interested in the self-paced online classes that I created on Udemy. You can always contact me with questions via email.