Eastern Taoist Philosophy categorizes everything we are, everything we do, and the world around us, into one of the 5 Chinese Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal or Water.
(Why these are different from the Ayurvedic Elements is a topic for another time.)
Seasonally, we have just transitioned from the Fire Element of early summer, into the Earth Element of late summer.
- In a life cycle, this Element corresponds to the ages of 33 to 58 years old.
- Earth is a building element. It’s literally a time to get your hands dirty and create what you desire through steady, long-term focus.
- The Earth Element is the time to invest in your health, relationships, career, and finances.
- Characterized by weighty life decisions, entry into the Earth Element may be marked by marriage, divorce, breakups, promotions, starting a business, a physical move to a new place, sobriety, starting a family, going back to school/graduating, or purchasing...