Each season has a unique energy that has a profound affect on all living beings. When we can synchronise ourselves with the energy of the season then our life becomes smoother and more harmonious.
The season of winter is a season of calm contemplation. Nature shows us that this is the season to recover and recharge. We can observe this in nature; animals hibernate so that they can reset themselves and be ready for when spring comes. This is the season when yin dominates yang. A time for replenishment and nourishment from the inside out. The Qi that has been used throughout the year needs to be renewed and refreshed.
It is the season to rebalance and realign our minds and bodies. We know that after a good rest we are ready to work at our potential. The seasons demonstrate this cycle to us: in winter nature sleeps but deep under the earth the activity is already happening to prepare for the next season. We too must learn from nature and follow its cycle. We need to replenish and restore our energy so that we can take action when the time is right for us.
We need to do more yin and gentle exercises to sync ourselves with the season as too much yang activity could over-exert us.
This is the season of the Water element, thus, this season water is the leader of the five elements. The organ that the winter season relates to is the kidneys. When our kidneys are in stress we can feel emotionally exhausted and anxious. Thus to protect our kidneys we must get enough rest and try and sleep earlier, as the energy of the kidneys is related to night time.
When we go outdoors we must wrap up warm, especially on our lower back as this is the area related with the kidneys.
The emotion associated with winter and the water element is ‘fear’ and fear can be a double edged sword, because it can both protect and harm us. When we are in a balanced state then what we fear can push us forward, but when we are in an unbalanced state then we may get stuck in the fear mindset and then the fear may hold us back. So in winter we need to make an extra effort to take care of our minds so that we can stay relaxed so our fear does not get out of control.
The key direction associated with the water element is the north so pay attention to this direction and keep it clear and clean.
Each season will interact with you in an unique way dependent on your personal element. There are six aspects that will vary in strength each season; wisdom, socialising, creativity, seduction, prosperity and status. Since your personal element is yang earth your strongest aspects this season are status, prosperity and seduction.
To support prosperity declutter the north of your home and workspace. In the north of your living and work space place a jade money plant / crassula ovata. In the southeast of your living space place a water fountain to support prosperity. As this season supports prosperity this placement will have a more potent affect.
For the yang earth male it should be an auspicious season for seduction. The most supportive colour to wear or accessorise with would be black and dark blue. A supportive time would be evening time.
A supportive direction for a date would be the north of town.
Yang earth males should place a purple orchid plant in the north of their bedroom to enhance their seduction.
The fragrances that should heighten seduction for you would be the sacred water and guiding water elixirs.
The yang earth females seduction energy is also strong this season. The most supportive colour to wear or accessorise with for seduction is green. If your are dating online a supportive time would be morning time.
The fragrances that should heighten seduction for the female are the magnetic wood and golden wood elixirs.
In the northwest of your bedroom place some purple flowers to enhance seduction energy.
The energy of this season also aligns with your status and strengthens your own personal power, so it is the perfect time to purposefully set your intention to where you would like to visualise yourself. Think about all the different areas of your life and pay attention to which areas need to be enhanced for you to support you on your path.Take action such as enrolling on courses or reading books to challenge your mind and increase your personal power, influence and status. If you have a vision board to focus this energy then you can place this in the east of your living or office space. The colour to wear to support your confidence is green. < Back