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 yin metal your strongest aspects this season are creativity, prosperity and seduction for the male.
This season is in alignment with your creativity, so to optimise on this energy concentrate on the north of your home and or workspace and ensure it is clean and tidy. Refresh paintwork that looks worn and declutter this area so that the Qi can flow unobstructed.
To enhance your creativity place some inspiring artwork in the north of your living or work space.
To get your creative juices flowing light the sacred water and guiding water candles in your living and work space. Focus some energy on your creativity in the evening as your creative energy will be at its peak around that time.
The fragrances that should support your creativity and help with clarity of thought are the sacred water and guiding water elixirs.
If you have children then this is also a good time to bond and spend some quality time with them.
If you run your own company or are a manager then it is also a good time to bond with your staff. Therefore, ensure that you set sufficient time aside for this.
To enhance your prosperity declutter the east and southeast of your home and workspace and place a table top water feature in the southeast of your living room and/or workspace. Calm running water placed in the correct pulse point has the potential to enhance prosperity energy.
Additionally, to enhance finances place a jade money plant / crassula ovata in your living room in the corner diagonally opposite your living room door.
This season also supports the yin metal males seduction energy. The most supportive colour to wear for seduction is green. If you are dating online a good time to go online is morning and a favourable direction for meeting for seduction is the east and southeast.
The fragrances that should heighten seduction for you would be the magnetic wood and golden wood elixirs.
In the northwest of your bedroom place some purple flowers to enhance seduction energy.