As the days become warmer and brighter, we look forward to the new growth of spring. The Wood element, which has been at rest, storing and concentrating its energy under a winter blanket, now bursts forth with new buds and new life piercing Earth’s crust. Wood in spring initiates birth. Wood is the energy of reproduction and growth: a new beginning, a vision of a whole new cycle.
If we have followed nature’s way and taken a winter rest, we too emerge into spring “raring to go,” with clear vision and a sense of purpose. This is the season to plant seeds for a future harvest, to look ahead and make new plans, make decisions, and determine our direction for the coming year. Spring is a time for action.
Spring’s increasing warmth also encourages us to go outside more than we did in the winter. In this season, we want especially to take advantage of opportunities for growth through the observations and insights that come from others as well as from ourselves; the energy of spring supports and challenges us to grow and change. We know how good it feels to be in the company of people whose vitality inspires us – they have the motivation and enthusiasm of the springtime!