Autumn & Earth Energy

Michele Lewis, CFSP
September-October 2019 • Vol 3, No 106

The signs of autumn are all around us—leaves are gorgeous warm colors, and the days are shorter and nights are cooler. But there is a very important transitional period between summer and fall that we feel in our bodies but that we are not necessarily consciously aware of.

This brief cycle occurs with each change of the seasons, but is most felt in the shift from summer to autumn, as the fire of summer must create the earth element, which in turn produces the metal energy of autumn. Nature can be a real tease during this time. We can have some relatively cool days and chilly nights, and all of a sudden it seems like it’s summer again—it’s incredibly warm out, but the leaves are falling! This is the experience of the earth element; a state of flux that is all the while wooing us to begin turning inward.

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