As We Prepare for Fall and Winter

Michele Lewis, CFSP
September – October 2022 • Vol 3, No 123

As summer’s fiery qi makes its perennial transition to the earth energy of late summer and then to the metal qi of autumn, we are compelled by nature to go increasingly inward. The yang, active energy of summer, at its highest peak on summer solstice, has been gradually decreasing to make way for greater yin energy. We experience this transition as the days still remain warm, but temperatures are cooler at night, with the sun setting earlier and rising later.

All the fullness and abundance of nature we experienced in spring and summer has reached its peak as harvest time nears; the branches and vines are full and heavy, but will increase no more. Yang qi is decreasing, and nature prepares to return to the earth and rest. This is the perfect time to begin returning our attention to our own “earth.” By cultivating our inside space to be a haven for our soul and spirit, we can create good Feng Shui energy in our home and business environments.

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