The Missing 5th Season
According to Chinese medicine, each of the 5 elements
wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, have a corresponding season.
We are a living, breathing, embodiment of nature & the world around us,
Intimately tied to the seasons and their influences.
Aside from spring, summer, fall, & winter, we have the 5th season.
The hidden 5th season doesn’t split the year into 5 equal parts,
it is a season within a season.
The mysterious 5th season of Chinese medicine is late summer,
or the last 6 weeks of summer, from about August 5th to September 21st
By early August, the intense whirlwind of summer is fading, time to put our feet back on the ground and reorient a bit to the practicalities of life.
The crops have grown all spring & summer and time seems to stand still for a bit while we enjoy the fruits of our labor over the last two seasons.
The late summer season corresponds to earth element that embodies this grounded, stable time.
Knowing about the 5th season is a great way to connect with nature and ourselves, this time of year.
November 2, 2022
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