April 2021 | Cleanse

  April: Cleanse GRAIN RAIN IS THE LAST SOLAR TERM OF SPRING According to the Florilegium (Qun Fang Pu in Chinese),  “the Grain Rain comes in 15 days after the Bright and Clear. Rain represents the harmony between the heaven and the earth, and it vitalizes the grains.” The Grain Rain literally means “the rain nourishing the hundreds of grains.” From the day on, rainfalls…

March 2021 | Stretch

  March: Stretch The red peach blossoms were moistened by the night rain, The green willow leaves were dampened with the fog of spring, The fallen petals are waiting for the servant to clean, The hermit is sleeping, though the warblers already started to sing. — The Joy of Pastoral Life by Wang Wei WHEN INSECTS ARE AWAKENING COMES THE TIME OF STRETCHING Nobody can…

February 2021 | Revive

  February: Revive The soft wind sends message for thy flower, while the rain washes away the Spring dust. — Shen Fu, 1808 COMPLY WITH THE SEASON, ENCOUNTER THE SPRING “LI CHUN,’ THE BEGINNING OF SPRING FEBRUARY 3, 2021 IN THE YEAR OF THE GENG ZI (YEAR OF THE RAT), THE 22ND DAY OF THE TWELFTH LUNAR MONTH Since the establishment of the “healthy vision,”…

January 2021 | Solidify

  January: Solidify TONIFY IN WINTER FOR THE COMING SPRING The ancient Chinese divides each year into 24 terms based on observations of the sun’s annual motion. Each term reflects the changes in climate, natural phenomena, and agricultural production. Originally, the 24 terms were for guiding farmers on their agricultural practices, but Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also has a comprehensive and thorough understanding of this…