A Fifth Season…
Chinese Medicine and particularly Five Element Acupuncture recognizes a fifth season, that of the Late Summer, which we are in now… belonging to the Earth Element.
It’s a transitional time not only between Summer (Fire) and Autumn (Metal), but some texts also put Earth as a transitional element between the other elements as well… giving them ground, stability, and the unconditional love and attentiveness of the Mother.
So for those of you worried that summer was over and autumn on our doorstep… don’t fret, we’re not quite there yet! And this is such a beautiful time of year in Seattle.