Late Summer and the Earth Element

Late Summer and the Earth Element

Late Summer and the Earth Element

Late Summer;  the fifth season, is the shortest of the seasons, lasting maybe four to six weeks.


It is that pause between the rising Elements of Wood and Fire and the descending Elements, Metal and Water.  It is the energy of Earth – Mother Earth.

Loss of Summer

You can always notice when Late Summer arrives because people usually say with sadness that Summer is over but it is exactly the same temperature.  The high of Summer has given way to the pause of Late Summer.


Late Summer is a time of harvest, a time of plenty, of reaping what we have worked for throughout the year. The plants and animals have grown and produced the fruit of their labour.

If our Earth is of good quality, like quality soil, we will have the ability to produce good food to nourish ourselves.

Rotting an Ripening

The Stomach is the “Official of Rotting and Ripening.”

This is about our ability, to take things in, to nurture ourselves, to feel full and satisfied with the fruits of our harvest.

Here the feelings of neediness, loneliness emptiness reside.

The Spleen – “The Official of Distribution” enables us to move Qi to each cell as it needs, to know that sustenance will be where we need it.

Out of balance it can exhibit in worry and over concern.

Earth Qi

Each person relates to a different element, the Earth element could be your main energy (Qi) imbalance or in this late summer time, it may need some attention.


Do get in touch and Hannah can help you live with the seasons balancing your Earth Qi in Late summer.

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