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 water your strongest aspects this season are socialising and creativity.
Your socialising energy is powerful this season so use this time to optimise on this energy and make plans to meet people both online and in person for both your personal and work life.
Socialising is not just necessary for your work and personal life, it is also integral for supporting your mental wellness. Communicating with people and interacting especially in person can be very good for our mental health. When we can support others and make them smile and laugh it gives us ‘feel good’ vibes too.
A supportive colour for an outfit or to accessorise with is black and dark blue. A good time to arrange a social event or meet up with friends and colleagues would be evening time.
The fragrances that should enhance socialising energy for you are the sacred water and guiding water elixirs.
This season is in alignment with your creativity, so to optimise on this energy concentrate on the east and southeast 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 east of your living or work space.
To get your creative juices flowing light the magnetic wood and golden wood candles to awaken the energy here.
Focus some energy on your creativity in the morning 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 magnetic wood and golden wood 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.< Back