20th March 2022 is the spring equinox when day and night are equal, light and dark are balanced.
Yin and yang
are complimentary opposites where one cannot exist without the other. The balance of yin and yang forms nature’s
continuous cycle of change and transformation.
Yin is dark, cold, slow, inwards, contraction. Yang is light, hot, fast, outwards,
expansion. As we emerge from winter and
turn towards spring, we start to become more active as the daylight lengthens
and the temperature rises.
Spring involves movement and growth, with the energy of new life bursting forth. In years gone by, spring was a time of hard work, ploughing and sowing, that had to be done without question. There would be no harvest later in the year without planting now. Standing still was not an option.
Wood is the element associated with spring when plans are made and turned into actions. It is constantly moving forwards, upwards, outwards, like a seed pushing new green shoots out of the ground. Wood needs space and freedom to grow and expand without being confined. If something gets in the way, pressure builds until an angry explosion occurs. It needs to be flexible to change and adapt to get around obstacles so it can continue to move forward to reach its goal.
Does this sound like you? Do you feel like you are hopelessly stuck, rigidly following the same plan with no flexibility to form new plans to move forward? Or perhaps you have so many plans that keeping them under control is difficult and they’ve turned to chaos. Do you quickly lose your patience if something stops you from doing what you had planned to do? If so, perhaps your Wood element is out of balance.
“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”
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