Summer and the Fire Element

Summer is the season for the element of Fire to show up. The energy coming forth from spring is realizing its maximum potential. The Fire element gives us warmth and the capacity to love and be loved. It enables us to mature and blossom. Menstruation, sexual secretions, lubrication at joints, digestion, and metabolism depend on the balance of our Fire element. Deficiency or excess in the organ systems relating to the fire element (heart, small intestine, pericardium and triple burner) show up in many different ways. Dryness, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, anxiety, sluggish digestion, watery diarrhea, sinus congestion, inflammation in the joints, burning urination are just a few. On the spirit level Fire is associated with joy, laughter and the ability to connect with the world around us. This summer season find your passion, feed your passion, get into your body, move, play, love!