From Spring to Summer
Today we're all about transitioning from Spring to Summer. This past weekend was the official change from Spring to Summer, the Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, the shortest in the Southern Hemisphere. These are the simple facts. For me, it is also a feeling -- the warmth of the summer, the freshness of the air with a slight breeze, the desire to be outside again, and not want to come even after the sun sets. After being homebound since March, the freedom of stepping outdoors and being energized by the freshness of the air is intoxicating and exhilarating.
The sun and change of season energize us. We naturally want to be in places of nature, like parks where there are trees, earth, and water -- to walk, run, ride, sit, have picnics and cookouts, play softball. Or by water like a beach, lake, or river and feel the sun, listen to the water, and feel a cooling breeze. In Feng Shui, summer is the time of Fire energy. Our energy is naturally higher, or "on fire," and activities like being in nature or "Mother Earth" or by water, like the beach, balance, and cool our higher energy. As we transition from Spring to Summer, it's also a perfect time to finish any spring cleaning inside your home, including putting away your winter clothes and bringing out your summer things, and fixing the things you love and letting go of anything that no longer suits you. As you look at your closet, you can also think about bringing in the cooling colors of the earth and water for the summer, like blues, greens, and pinks. And making space and time for summer and being outside. Of course, this year, it is essential as we become more active and are outside more, to be mindful of being safe and continuing to practice healthy social distancing as our towns and cities reopen in phases. It is easy to feel so good in the open air that we can forget we are still recovering from a pandemic. I would love to hear how you are transitioning from Spring to Summer in your home, both inside and out, and I invite you to share your experience! #EverydayFengShui. It's all right here. With love and blessings, Kate PS - Here are two ways to learn more about the art of Feng Shui: * Check out this thoughtful podcast with Sharon Spano of The Other Side of Potential, Overcoming Modern Challenges Through the Art of Feng Shui, with Kate MacKinnon * If you would like to learn more or work with me, pop onto my calendar.