We all know the four seasons and how they affect our life-style: spring, summer, fall and winter. They too have a place on the wheel.
Spring, which sings to us about the rejuvenation of the water as it flows in the streams and reawakens life out of its winter dream, sits in the South. Thus, we know that spring teaches us about fluidity. (Ask any allergy post nasal drip survivor about this!)
Summer sings to us about the fire and its heat, its full out expansion of life’s vibrancy and joy. Therefore, it sits in the East.
The fall sings with the wind that tosses us about to test our flexibility and willingness to surrender to change as the seeds ride on the wind to their new destination. Fall sits in the North.
And the winter sings with the earth as it calls us into itself, for a time of introspection and death. Even the movement of sap in the trees begins to slow down. Winter sits in the West.
Remember we said there are always a minimum of five places on a wheel. Solstices and Equinoxes sit in the Center. These are the power times for the seasons and act as a catalyst and communicator between the seasonal changes.
The Four Elements are the building blocks of all Creation on Grandmother Earth, and therefore, stabilize our world.
In the East is the element of Fire. Fire teaches us expansion. It could be a small candlelight, or a raging forest fire, or the campfire which warms you on a cold night. Did you know that fire is a chemical reaction that emits light and heat, similar to the sun? Or that Earth is the only planet that has enough oxygen that allows fire to burn?
Our spiritual aspect is the inner reflection of the fire element. When we are fully aligned with Spirit, we expand into the creative potential of all life. Our passion, hope, and joy are fueled by the strength of our spiritual determination.
What are you passionate about? Do you starve your inner fires with restricting belief systems (withholding oxygen rich air)? Or do you fuel the hungers that bring you pleasure and knowledge? Think about the many ways you have experienced fire and you will know the East energies.
Align with the Fire Element and expand into the unknown.
(If you are drawing this wheel, North is at the top of your circle, South is at the bottom, West is to the left, and East is to the right.)