The Season of Fire

The season of Fire begins the first week in May on the Five Element calendar. As you know, there are many kinds of fire in nature that serve different purposes. The Pericardium system (aka “Heart Protector” and “Circulation-Sex”) represents the yin expression of fire and supports the cozy warmth of intimacy. Beginning in the breast, its pathway descends the arms to the palms, coursing through the areas where we make contact in a hug. 

The yang aspect of Fire is expressed in the function of the Triple Heater Channel (aka “Triple Warmer” and “Triple Energizer”). Our Triple Heater travels the yang or exterior surface of the shoulder, arms and hand and mediates our social interactions. The name Triple Heater refers to this system’s function in maintaining and harmonizing the warmth of the chest, upper abdomen, and lower abdomen, the body’s three heaters, the way a good host will moderate the warmth of a large gathering of people.

If you’d like to increase your resonance with this season, take more time for play, connection and laughter!