You can follow the digestive tract with the yin signs.
With Taurus, you eat. Taurus rules the throat, the native of the sign have the reputation to love their food and also to have beautiful voices.
With Cancer. you are full and it makes you feel safe. Cancer rules the breasts and the stomach. Apart from pleasure, eating is a basic need!
With Virgo we are in the intestines. All that stuff is broken down into smaller components which are then sent to wherever they may be useful in the service of the whole organism, or stored as fat as it may come in handy one day.
What Virgo has found of no use is passed to Scorpio, which rules over the anus, for elimination. Scorpio is opposed to Taurus, in Taurus food gets in, in Scorpio it gets out. One day we will die. Our corpse will be the ultimate waste offered to mother earth for recycling. This can only go with some anxieties and an interest for realities beyond the life of the body…
With Capricorn, what remains even when we are long dead and don’t eat anymore are our bones. Capricorn rules over the skeleton. The energy of Capricorn is crystallisation. Making things dense, strong, hard and enduring.
With Pisces, after we’ve left our bones behind, we’re still alive in the psychic ocean but we’ll have to be born again if we want to have another meal.
Let’s now follow the yang thread.
Aries rules the face. In the beginning, it’s just us getting involved in the business of existing. Before Aries, no one was there. With Aries… Here we are!
As soon as one exists, one bumps into others. We start talking. Gemini rules the breathing power station: two twin lungs blow the air that our vocal chords turn into articulated sounds with meaning. Blah blah blah! Gemini also rules over the shoulders, arms and hands, which we use to be expressive when talking, to wave hello and goodbye, to give and receive. We exchange and communicate, with no strings attached yet. We’re too young.
Interactions are exciting. The ball is in our court. It’s up to us to know what we want, what we love, who we are. What do we have to give, what do we have to show to stay in the game?
Is there a life behind the face? Between the twin lungs sits the blood pump. Leo rules over the heart.
Once we know the heart, if only a little bit, we’re at risk of falling in love. A boy puts an arm around a girl’s waist, or vice versa. Libra rules over the lower back, the kidneys, a sensual and attractively binding region of the body. There was a time when there were only eleven signs in the zodiac. Libra was the claws of the Scorpio. Hopefully we won’t forget the heart in the process.
Unfortunately, we rarely knew our heart – that is ourselves – well enough before Libra, and now, on our relationship status, we tick: “it’s complicated”. Sagittarius rules over the thighs and legs. They can be used for two kinds of purposes: running away from Libra, or towards a higher power, a unifying principle that could give meaning to life – after the wonderful partner proved they were not divine enough to provide for it. Sagittarius is looking for the Grail.
Aquarius rules over the ankles and I am still wondering what’s so universal, so cosmic, so all encompassing to these humble joints. If our feet are our roots, our ankles may be the hinges between individuality and universality. Maybe… What do you think?
With Aquarius, on principle, we have become not only individuals, but little cells in a Greater Body. What is it called? Community, Humanity, Life, Cosmic Order, God’s plan… The Sagittarian quest leads to Aquarius. From the jar of the Water Bearer an ocean is poured down. From these primordial Waters, the new Aries will be born again.