Season of Earth


Beautiful tomatoes

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.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Cindy Black on August 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love the squirrel analogy- perfect! It’s lovely to enjoy the harvest…

  2. Tanya LaMothe on August 27, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I am feeling like a squirrel these days; the picking and canning, getting the produce from the organic farm where my daughter is working. Have not felt this way before–this strong urge to gather and store, hahahaha. Must be MORE connected to Mother this year. Thanks for this article Cindy. Peace & Love, Tanya

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