Spring - The Wood Element - Gall Bladder and Liver Merdians
In the spring, life burgeons. Young animals are born. Young plants force their way up through the frosty earth.
Spring's Imperative: Grow and Create!
Spring is the season associated with new beginnings and possibilities. We live in a culture that reveres the powers of the Wood element. Vision, leadership, organizational skill, planning, pushing forward, boldness - all are applauded in our culture. Those who embody these qualities "get ahead," and have worldly power.
Wood encompasses action, the yang principle - the spring energy that pushes forth from the still-cold ground. A tree is emblematic of the Wood element, with its roots deep into the earth and its limbs reaching for the sky. Trees that are healthy are upright, sturdy, strong and flexible in the face of storms. Those that are diseased are weakened and tend to break in the presence of a heavy wind.
The Wood element in balance and health is reflected in a lifestyle that is productive, and spacious enough to allow time for creative and fun endeavors.