Learning about and appreciating some of the more eastern understandings of spirituality and life philosophy ( such as in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoism, and the I Ching; The Book of Changes) can help us to have a deeper connection with ourselves through nature and creation by the associations and understandings of what things such as the elements and the seasons represent at an archetypal level. The chart below showcases the basic archetypal correlations and correspondences of the seasons and the natural spaces they occupy and embody which can hold influence over our life. As you can see from the chart we (in the western hemisphere) are moving from the fire season of summer into the water season of autumn. Autumn is associated with water as it reminds us of the fluidity of life and the importance of our potential to allow for deeper healing by our ability to more fluidly accept and express emotions.
Self-Guided Questions: What connections do you make at a more intuitive level from working with this chart? How does it help you see some of the cycles and seasons of your life that also help you better understand and appreciate the seasons of your states of being? How does the autumn season usually feel for you?