Once summer has reached its height, the year’s cycle begins its inevitable decline into the season of late summer – the season of Earth.
– Neil Gumenick
The corresponding organs are stomach and spleen. The stomach digests, enabling the spleen to transform and transport the digested nutrients throughout the body. Emotionally, the energy of the spleen and the stomach provide us with the ability to digest thoughts and feelings. When these energies are impaired what can occur is worry or overthinking.
The Late Summer element – Earth – grounds and nourishes us. Our capacity to nurture and care for ourselves and others revitalizes during this season.
If the Spleen function becomes impaired, this 8th point on the channel reinvigorates Qi flow.
When this point (the 40th point on the Stomach meridian) is used for “the spirit of the point” it enlivens the ability to recognize our true nature of abundance.
The chart below displays the correspondences of the five seasons: