AEEA195 Cancer & Stomach Meridian


This Audio Essence – main track 30 mins in duration – contains the vibrational signature for your Inner Cancer, which is also associated with your Stomach Meridian.

It can be used for inner exploration, inner healing, and for alignment to the various aspects and realms of your Stomach Meridian, and your Inner Astrological Cancer.

This particular Audio Essence is very useful when you need to re-connect with XXX

Your Inner Cancer wants and needs to find emotional grounding and stability.



In Energy Astrology terms, Cancer is connected with the Stomach Meridian, and so with the positive qualities of Contentment and Grounding Emotions, but also with the limiting issue of Emptiness.

The following extract below is from my Chapter on Cancer from my book Energy Astrology: Volume 1 – Introduction, which is available via Amazon (weblink).

Westerners often have a hard time getting their heads around the Meridian system… because in our medical tradition, over the last 300 years, organs definitely did not and do not have an emotional, mental, and even spiritual component…

They were (and still are in some people’s minds) just mechanical body parts… nothing more, and nothing less.

But for many of our Ancient Ancestors… well, they had a completely different attitude to the physical body…

To the Ancients, they had a completely different set of priorities then we do in the Modern World… For example…

The Ancient Tibetans did develop a rudimentary form of surgery… but discarded it from their medical tradition… because they felt that through harming the physical body with a knife… you were also harming the Soul…

So they dropped surgery from their medical tradition… because the continued health of the Soul was more important to them then the healh the physical body. After all, a Soul can always re-incarnate into a brand new body after death…

And also… from a different culture and tradition…

The Ancient Egyptians believed the Heart was the most important organ within the body, which is why they went to such pains to preserve it during the mummification process. The Brain they just threw away.

It is interesting how many ancient civilizations regarded the Heart to be more important than the Brain. Today, now that we are aware of what the Brain does, modern science just assumes that these ancient civilizations were blind and ignorant of the facts… but what if it is we who are missing something quite important, something that to our ancestors was blindingly obvious?

To understand the difference between the Heart and the Brain, it is perhaps useful to use the phenomenon of electromagnetism as an analogy. The Brain generates thought, which is like electricity, and the Heart generates a magnetic field, which is equivalent to our emotional states. Modern science teaches us that electricity and magnetism are two sides of the same phenomenon, which is known as an electromagnetic field, and that electricity can create magnetic fields, and magnetic fields can create electricity. It’s a two-way process, and it is the basis for much of our modern technology.

Now, science has also shown that our Brain/thoughts can influence our Heart/emotions and our energy field. Is it therefore too big a step to consider that the Heart’s magnetic field might not also be able to influence and control the type of thoughts that the Brain generates?

And if a culture was more orientated towards the spiritual, such as the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese… or Tibetans, then it would not be a total surprise to discover that they would place less emphasis upon the Brain’s ability to think, and more upon the Heart’s ability to love and magnetically influence the Brain?

Recent scientific discoveries have also shown that the Small Intestine is also a far more interesting organ then first thought… and produces neurochemicals, similar to the Brain… and so gives some credence to the Ancient’s idea of an Abdominal Brain.

This starts to take us into a world where organs are more than just mechanical… and the emotional and mental is definitely woven into the fabric of the physical… we’re so not in Kansas anymore… and much closer to how the original Ancient Chinese discoverers thought about the Meridian system.

But there is one organ where its physical function is very close to its emotional, mental, and spiritual functions.

Yep, you guessed… it’s the Stomach meridian.

OK, the German astrologer Reinhold Ebertin originally made the connection between Cancer and the Stomach meridian, and this link allows us to make a further association, drawing upon the work of the kinesiologist, John Diamond, because in his energy system/approach the Stomach meridian is linked to the positive quality of Contentment, and the negative quality of Emptiness and Hunger…

However… This is the second Meridian where I find using the concept of Nurturing is more useful to an understanding of the Meridian then Diamond’s association of Contentment… although Contentment also has truth from a different perspective.

And if I may… throwing in the Elemental Archetype for Cancer from Energy Astrology… Grounding Emotions (as we shall see, Cancer feels emotions more deeply than any other Zodiac sign… in fact, you could say that for a Cancerian, emotions have a tangible, physical reality… and bad emotion is felt and hurts in the same way a sharp pin thrust into skin hurts).

Now… have you ever been hungry… no, not just a little bit hungry… but really, really, really hungry?

It feels terrible… and is literally all-consuming.

If it continues, the body has no option but to start drawing upon its fat reserves… if they exist… and if food is not found after that, then non-vital systems start to close down, as it starts to draw in its other emergency stored resources.

When you are hungry, you cannot think about anything else… your body won’t let you… and that is part of its survival mechanism.

All you can think about, and feel, is the emptiness within… and all your psychic energy is focused on ending that hunger and emptiness.

If you have watched Survival programmes on the Documentary TV channel… the programmes where one or two survivalists are dropped off in a very remote location and have to fend for themselves, catching and eating whatever they can find.

Well, more often then not, the naturally sourced food isn’t readily available… and so they go hungry… really hungry… and they become obsesssed with finding food.

The importance of finding food is literally hard-wired into every cell of our body… across a billion years of evolution… it is of primary importance… and it starts to scream in our brain.

When someone experiences being hungry, they soon discover it is all consuming… literally. If you cannot consume without… then you start to consume within.

In fact, most individuals living in our relatively the affluent Western world have no idea of the crucifying effects of real/true hunger.

You can’t think straight, you don’t have the energy… and what little mental energy that you can gather is focused on one thing… finding food… it consumes every waking moment, and sleep becomes an impossibility, you are too hungry… but the weaker you become physically, the harder it is to achieve… you desperately need food, but just can’t gather enough strength/focus to get it…

A deadly downward spiral.

And if you are surrounded by your family, small children, babies… all of whom are suffering the same fate… it gets even worse… and as energy levels fall, tribal and family loyalty is also put to the test.

Real sustained hunger can even break tribal and family bonds.

In the Modern World, we tend to forget that one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was famine… one of the constants of Human history until very recently in the West… but still stalking people in many other parts of the world.

Back in Ancient Egypt, there is evidence of a terrible famine which lasted 10 years… and it brought the successful and affluent Old Kingdom to an end… and there is strong evidence that people resorted to eating rats, even cannibalism… and that society came to a complete halt during this period.

A similar fate befell the Ancient Maya, in their stone cities dotted across the Yucatan Peninsula… with all the warfare and the Human sacrifice… they weren’t able to see the simple truth… their farmers weren’t able to grow food enough to feed their continually expanding population…

Hunger can literally level whole civilizations … brings us to our knees… and what is true for human society is also true for any individual.

Hunger can stop us in our tracks… turn all our hopes and dreams meaningless for the duration.

So let’s spin that up a level or two… to the emotional and mental levels… to understand how Cancer feels and thinks.

For a Cancer, there are certain feelings…. and certain ideas… which it needs to survive and continue… which sustain and nurture it.

And when we say survive… that’s exactly what we mean… a matter of life and death.

Or perhaps a better way is to say that a Cancer believes that certain feelings and ideas are nurturing… and so it associates those feelings/ideas with being nurtured… and so they are the only things which can end their inner hunger (for a while)… fill the inner emptiness.

… But if those feelings/ideas are not forthcoming from the environment, then Cancer feels their absence intensely, as a hunger… a deep craving… an emotional emptiness which needs to be filled…

And which continues to hurt them… cause them pain… while it remains unfilled…

And this emotional/mental hunger can become just as all-consuming as any physical hunger.

It totally focuses the mind of a Cancer… how can I fill this emotional and mental emptiness?

And if the Universe will not deliver what a Cancer needs… then fine… it has a whole box of subtle games and manipulations to make the other people give it what it needs… (something coerced is never as sweet and fulfilling as something given freely… although if you are a desperate and needy Cancer, you’ll take any emotional food you can get… a desperate Cancer will even take anger instead of love, because at least it is some kind of emotional response from the beloved).

Even if Cancer is lucky enough to find a partner who is able to fill their emotional emptiness… there is always the fear they might leave… which is why some Cancerians become clingy… trying to weave a web of emotional bonds from which another person can never escape.

A Cancerian can be like a sipder in the centre of an emotional web… which is spins to capture and ensnare others… because Cancer, so at home in the world of emotions, knows how to be emotionally manipulative to get its own way… probably better then any other Sign… with the possible exception of Scorpio.

The thing which you need to really understand about Cancer… their desperate need for emotional and mental nurturing… and if deprived… the desperate lengths it will go to feed the emptiness within (even if it means they’re not thinking straight… which technically, they’re not)… and how sometimes their nurturing of others is a way to connect with the same feeling they also desperately desire within.

Now, as with many of the other signs, the trick is to learn to give yourself what you need… but when you are a desperate Cancer, and you’re not thinking right… what are the chances of that happening?

Interesting side thought… perhaps one of the reasons why humanity stayed with the hunter-gatherer culture for millennia was because the desperate need to continually find food, to keep the hunger at bay, locked people into Cancerian / tribal consciousness throughout this period. It wasn’t until the Agrarian revolution occurred, and food production went into surplus and over-abundance mode, that for better or worse, humanity left the tribal culture behind… its Cancerian roots… and our expansive culture and cities could begin and spread.

Just a thought…

The Astrological Glyph which the Ancient Astrologers associated with the Sign of Cancer was the Crab. Now… I did once wonder how the Ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians had access to Crabs… but apparently there are fresh water Crabs in the Nile… and so I assume the same is also true for the Tigris and Euphrates. So if the Ancient Seers were able to observe Crabs… which need water to survive, are heavily protected, walk sideways… and need to shed their skin and armour to grow… which leaves them vulnerable for a time… perfect image for Cancer.

Note: Once again, this and other information can be found in Energy Astrology – Volume 1 – Introduction, and the rest of the Energy Astrology book series.

In addition… The following Audio Essences & Earth Energy Skills MP3s contain energies that are useful and also aligned with Cancer, and so beneficial to anyone working with Cancer or to resolve Cancerian issues:

Crystal Quality for Contentment

Crystal Quality for Grounding Emotions

Emptiness Crystal Antidote

Working with the following Planets in Cancer helps to also target and focus the energies, and so refine your ability to work with those specific Cancerian energies – click on the weblink below to access the MP3 for that particular Audio Essence:

Sun in Cancer – Ability to feel and express your core and Soul energy, ability to step outside your Comfort Zone and your Tribe and Social Group, and be a unique individual and go off in a new direction, ablity to identify, know and achieve your life purpose. Your style and expression of Inner Father.

Moon in Cancer – Ability to nurture yourself, be in your Physical Body, access, stabilize and feel safe within your Comfort Zone, and be a part of a Group or Tribe. Your style and expression of Inner Mother and Inner Child.

Mercury in Cancer – Ability to effectively communicate your thoughts, ideas and mind, express your personal style and personality, understand, fit in, navigate and function well in the World.

Venus in Cancer – Ability to understand and feel your sense of Self, to achieve and maintain inner harmony, experience and maintain positive self-worth and self-value, and to be attractive and magnetic, both externally and internally, to what you want, need and desire, the ability to be in the flow.

Mars in Cancer – Ability to assert yourself, motivate yourself, defend yourself when needed, get your needs met, and fight for your wants, needs, desires when required.

Jupiter in Cancer – Ability to expand and find meaning and purpose in your life, to see and understand the greater pattern and picture of your life, and so motivate yourself from an understanding of your bigger and deeper purpose.

Saturn in Cancer – Ability to remain grounded and focused in your life, and cope effectively with the obstacles and challenges you may face, ability to see what is really going on and cope, ability to stay the course, no matter the hardships, to be disciplined and patient when needed.

Chiron in Cancer – Ability to understand your faults and limitations, and the nature of your own psychic wound, and through accepting it, gain insight, forgiveness and true Soul healing.

Uranus in Cancer – Ability to see the bigger Universal picture, ability to see behind the curtain of life, if only for a moment, ability to deal with psychic lightning strikes.

Neptune in Cancer – Ability to feel the bigger Universal energies, ability to be touched and embraced by unconditional love and bliss, ability to understand what is real and what is illusion and deception, and the ability to see into and understand dreams and multiple dimensions.

Pluto in Cancer – Ability to let go of the past, and be reborn into the ever-changing moment, ability to deal with psychic earthquakes,

Midheaven in Cancer – Ability to know who you are, and understand your place in the World, and how you fit in, ability to see and understand where you are going in your life.

Imum Coeli in Cancer – Ability to look into your fears and uncertainties, and cope, and turn weaknesses into strengths, ability to understand what grounds you, where your roots lie.

South Node in Cancer – Ability to draw upon your old and existing skills and talents, what has given you purpose and meaning in the past, and use them as foundations for new growth.

North Node in Cancer – Ability to develop new skills and talents, especially ones that give new meaning and purpose to your life.

(c) Brian Parsons / Samarpan Alchemy 2021.