The leaves are turning golden and red, painting a breathtaking landscape. It’s that time of year. Kids are back in school, we are moving into another season. In eastern philosophy, this is the Air or Metal element. The season of lungs and large intestine. In the 24-hour organ clock, the lung energy starts at 3 am, peaking at 4am, before coming large intestine energy at 5 am. The “I Am” and “I Have” aspects of our being. When the lung and large intestine function energies are in harmony, we get healthy and happy deep skin.
Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Your Elemental Archetype
Exploring the Air Element
Strengthening Lungs, Healing Grief
The Link Between Lungs & Grief
The Metal Element is associated with the Autumn. Seasonal allergies and chronic conditions such as asthma may worsen during this time; it is also a fantastic time to tonify the Metal element and associated organs and emotion.