Aug. 1 - Sept. 23 (north); Feb. 2 - Mar. 21 (south)
Track 1: Late Summer (Stomach/Spleen)
Late Summer is a short and unrecognized season, which represents the transition from Yang to Yin, and is most active in the Stomach/Spleen organ system. This season falls between the expansive growth phases of spring and summer, and the inward, cooler, most mysterious fall and winter.
A pleasant tranquil and flourishing season, it is as if time stops in Late Summer and activity becomes effortless and dreamlike. Unity, harmony and the middle way are summed between the extremes. This is the time when the pendulum reverses its swing.
This season is represented by the Earth element, and is located in your Center, that place which is constant and harmonizes the effects of the other four seasons. It is timeless joy.
Other Late Summer words:
• Element: Earth
• Transition from Yang declining to Yin -- Central Phase
• Organs: Stomach/Spleen
• Body: Mouth, Muscles
• Emotion: Care/Worry, Thoughtfulness/Pensiveness, Awareness/Anxiety
• Taste: Sweet
• Climate: Humid
• Life Stage: Change
• Color: Yellow
• Meditation words: Harvest,
• Musical modes: Ionian and Mixolydian