Season of Earth
Earth Element of Chinese Medicine
Moving toward September, we come to the season of late summer – associated with the Earth element in Chinese Medicine. In the fullness of high summer, the Fire element gives way to Earth. The fields are turning gold, the farmers’ markets are over flowing with produce, and gardeners give away zucchinis and tomatoes.
Earth Element and food
Earth is associated with ingestion and digestion, the stomach, the pancreas, and the spleen. We are nourished by Mother Earth, turning her bounty into our muscles. When our Earth element is flourishing and balanced, we feel sturdy on our feet, have plenty of energy and strength to move around, enjoy satisfying food, and find satisfaction in our life’s work. Knowing our abundance, we share freely with others.
May you enjoy the Earth that is within you and around you.