Late Summer - The Earth Element
Late summer is the pivot point of seasonal transitions. It correlates with the Earth element. Late summer, or "Indian summer," is that time at the end of the summer and before autumn when there is often a glorious hot spell. In this neck of the woods, given the wetter and cooler summer we have had, I think there might be a lot of people quite happy about that happening! Nature is abundant and full.
Late summer is a short season and it can be a time of great change in nature and in ourselves. This period of time has some aspect of all seasons and the weather might get very hot or cold, or some other extreme. During this transitional period, it is important to stay centered, grounded and rooted to the earth.