The season of Autumn, which begins in August, is likewise symbolized by the element of Metal.
Metal is inextricably linked to the metal! This could be a metal ore or a gold item of jewelry. Metal is associated with dryness, which is particularly prevalent in the autumn season. Autumn is the time when everything begins to ripen after the summer period of maturity, and this is characterized by the fruits that begin to drop down, as well as the harvesting of crops and plants; literally, Autumn is when everything is ripe following the period of maturity in summer.
As a result, Metal embodies for us the traits of harvest and preparation for winter slumber that we see in nature throughout the autumn.
In other words, the Metal type of behavior patterns we can witness in humans is characterized by the traits of letting go, cutting, righteousness, and simplicity. When it comes to human aging, it’s akin to aging into old age.
The ancients also recognized that the lungs and big intestinal organs were linked to the element of Metal. Thus, when the lungs (the main Metal organ) are out of balance, the person can experience grief and become uninspired, finding it difficult to let go of the past and go forward. When they are out of balance, they can feel jealous, bereaved, and worried.
This is also when you can notice lung problems developing if they don’t learn to develop and heal their lungs… if they don’t change and move on.
When someone has lungs obstructions and/or weakening, it has been discovered that they can have nasal difficulties, dry or brittle hair problems, respiratory disorders such as colds and flu, and a general lack of vitality and inspiration in their lives.
We may counteract these imbalances by using relaxation and massage, as well as other natural healing treatments, and we can also begin to have the energy and motivation to change and let go of poor living habits.