Late Summer (Earth)

Traditional Chinese medicine has five elements associated with five seasons. As well as the better known four in the Western world there is Late Summer with it’s associated element Earth. The time of day for the element is afternoon.

A period of descending Yin.
Life princiiples,: Assimilation, unification.
Yin organ is Spleen. Yang organ: Stomach.
Vital Substance Jin-Ye (Fluids)
Spirit Yi (intellect – Thought)
Root emotions: Thoughtfulness, Sympathy
Virtues: Creative thinking, Loyalty.
Therapeutic intentions: To clarify, To settle, To nourish.
Aromatic energies: resinous: Peru balsam, Benzoin, Frankincense, Myrrh, Vetiver.
sweet pungent:Angelica Seed,Aniseed, Caraway, Coriander seed, Fennel.
lemony:Citronella, Eucalyptus citriadora, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa.