Autumn is approaching in big steps. The cold will soon creep in and the deeper and more introspective energies will take over.
From the Chinese Medicine perspective, Autumn (which begins at the time of Equinox on 23rd September) marks the beginning of the Yin cycle. It is now that the expansive energies of the Fire element embodied in the Summer give way to the more inward directed energies leading up to Winter.
Soon, the energy of the plants will start moving downward, the trees will loose their leaves to nourish the soil. Nature is gracefully allowing the change in, showing us the natural progression of the cycle of seasons once more.
In Chinese Medicine Autumn governs organisation, setting limits to what we can do, taking stock of our natural resources, letting go of what we need no more and protecting our boundaries. We gather energy for the colder months to come.
Healthy boundaries mean the ability to protect ourselves from emotional hurt, but also protect our bodies from external invasions like colds, flus and allergies.
Now is the time to strengthen your immunity and give your Qi a little boost, so you can smoothly transition from the expansive time of Summer into the more inward directed time of Autumn.