Sometime around the middle of October, we wake up and notice a chill in the air. The leaves are half-way fallen from the trees and there is a deep melancholic feeling at the center of our chest. It is the arrival of the Metal Element. Red, orange, yellow, brown and indigo, a visual feast of color. The trees and plants drop their bounty, to be returned to the earth and to decompose, enriching the soil for next year's growth.
Letting go of the old and taking in the new is the mantra of Metal season.
"The essence which is distilled from rotting and dead matter is the essence which the Metal element itself represents." J. R. Worsley
Death, Decline, Decompostion, Enrich, Essence, Inspiration
Metal season is a spiritual time where we are privleged to witness the transformation that occurs within the earth. Organic matter rots and turns into rich humus, essential for next year's harvest. A metaphor for our own personal growth as we use the rubbish in our lives and turn it into wealth.