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 fire your strongest aspects this season are wisdom, status and seduction for the female.
The energy of this season 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 north of your living or office space. The colour to wear to make you feel more confident is black and dark blue.
The energy of this season aligns with seduction for the yang fire female. The most supportive colour to wear or accessorise with for seduction is black and dark blue. The most supportive time is evening time and the most supportive direction is the north.
The fragrances that should heighten seduction for you are the sacred water and guiding water elixirs.
To further enhance seduction place purple flowers in the northwest of your bedroom.
This season is in harmony with your wisdom and wellness both mental and physical. Make an intentional effort to look after your body by doing gentle exercises daily such as yoga, as well as feeding your body with healthy nourishing soups made with fresh vegetables and herbs, that warm you from the inside. Reduce your intake of cold foods this season to support the yang Qi in the body.
Spending time in nature will also help you with getting in touch with your inner wisdom. It would also benefit you to bring plants into your living space as they enhance energy that can support your wisdom. This is a good time for you to turn inwards for reflection. A supportive time for self-reflection is morning time.
Seeking wisdom from mentors and elders helps us grow as we can learn from their experiences. A supportive time for doing this is the morning.
The fragrances that should support your wisdom and help with clarity of thought are the golden wood and magnetic wood elixirs.< Back