Earth Season Home › Forum Online Discussion › Philosophy › Earth Season This topic contains 7 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Steven 5 years ago. Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total) Author Posts September 12, 2012 at 1:01 am #39877 adel Funny, I cook a lot of traditional Japanese sweets (tea ceremony etc) and this information is important for cooks, you find it in cookbooks. 1.Start of Spring (approx. Feb 5th) 2.Rain Water 3.Awakening of Insects 4.Vernal Equinox 5.Clear and Bright 6.Grain Rain Spring Earth season is during the 18 days before the Start of Summer 7.Start of Summer (approx. May 5th) 8.Grain Full 9.Grain in Ear 10.Summer Solstice 11.Minor Heat 12.Major Heat Summer Earth season is during the 18 days before Start of Autumn 13.Start of Autumn (approx. Aug 7th) 14.Limit of Heat 15.White Dew 16.Autumn Equinox 17.Cold Dew 18.Frost Descent Autumn Earth season is during the 18 days before Start of Winter 19.Start of Winter (approx. Nov 7th) 20.Minor Snow 21.Major Snow 22.Winter Solstice 23.Minor Cold 24.Major Cold Winter Earth season is during the 18 days before Start of Spring The chi of each season spirals into earth and reemerges transformed into the following season. When I am breathing the creation cycle I dip into earth between each shen. Adel September 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm #39878 Steven I’ve always loved the names of the solar terms. They really create a lot of imagery. I didn’t know about the 18 days thing before . . . thanks for sharing . . . Qi, Steven http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_term September 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm #39880 bagua They are the four animals and their months: Ox, Dragon, Sheep, Dog. September 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm #39882 Steven What do you mean by “they”? September 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm #39884 bagua The 18-days between the seasons September 13, 2012 at 3:36 am #39886 Steven >>>They are the four animals and their months: Ox, Dragon, Sheep, Dog. Which months? Please clarify. Thanks, Steven September 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm #39888 bagua This has the basic knowledge. The usage of 18-days in transitions is slightly different. Dont have time know for details. Maybe later. scroll down to months, notice animals between seasons are all earth animals: ox, dragon, sheep, dog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_zodiac September 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm #39890 Steven They basically span the two solar terms prior to the start of a new season, from what I can see from the chart. Qi, Steven Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.