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Summer energetics relate to the fire element in Chinese medicine philosophy, this element above all has a very Yang quality. To understand the energetics of any season we can look to the local environment and observe what is happening in nature.
The organs of the fire element are the heart and small intestine. In Chinese medicine the heart regulates blood circulation and also controls consciousness, spirit, sleep and memory. The heart is said to house the mind. When the mind is settled it is anchored in the heart. If the mind is not anchored in the heart it becomes restless.
When the fire element is in balance, sleep is deep and restorative and an individual is happy, joyful and calm. If the fire element is out of balance, a person may be easily startled, timid or depressed. Physical symptoms of an imbalance are heartburn, palpitations, agitation or insomnia.
To unify the summer you must express expansion and growth. There is lightness, outward activity, brightness & creativity.
Work, play and be joyful! Explore what joy means to you this Summer, here are some ideas.
Summer solstice – the most daylight hours of the year – is on Sunday 22nd December 2019.
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