Autumn is related to the metal element. This is a transitional season when we celebrate the abundance of nature's harvest. As the first leaves fall, it is also an important time to collect ourselves and prepare for the colder months. Perhaps we neglected our skin in the past seasons and need to recuperate from environmental stress. Autumn is the season to repair, recondition, and uplift our skin and emotions.
Winter belongs to the water element which represents deep wisdom and internal strength. During this season we rest, return inward, and establish rituals to restore our natural essence. As we internalize during the winter months, we allow our mind and body to build and enrich for the coming year. The key to winter care is to nourish, strengthen, and repose physically and mentally.
The fifth season represents all the four seasons and their transitions, as yin becomes more yang or as yang becomes more yin. It is the earth element and is central to balance and stability. We name this season Divine. The energy of Divine is constant, universal, and infinite. During transitional periods, it is important to provide a grounding ritual to reset and harmonize your state of being.