Frost Descend – Shuāngjiàng 霜降

Frost Descend — Shuāngjiàng 霜降

On October 23rd, we entered the period of Shuāngjiàng, also known as 'Frost Descend'. Shuāngjiàng is the 18th solar term, which occurs annually around October 23rd and marks the beginning of colder and frosty days.

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Autumn Equinox – Qiūfēn 秋分

Autumn Equinox – Qiūfēn 秋分

On September 21st, we entered the period of Qiūfēn, also known as 'Autumn Equinox'. Qiūfēn is the sixteenth solar term, which occurs annually around September 21st. As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisper, nature prepares for...

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Summer Solstice – Xiàzhì 夏至

Summer Solstice – Xiàzhì 夏至

As the longest day and shortest night of the year, Summer Solstice, also known as Xiàzhì, is significant across cultures and throughout history. It symbolises the transition from spring to summer, marking the arrival of a season filled with...

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Grain In Ear

Grain In Ear – Mángzhòng 芒种

Today (June 7th) is Mángzhòng 芒种, also known as 'Grain In Ear'. Mángzhòng is the ninth solar term, which occurs annually c. June 7th. It signifies the period when crops, especially grain crops like wheat and barley, enter the...

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Beginning of Autumn – Li Qiu 立秋

Beginning of Autumn – Liqiu 立秋

On August 7th, we entered the period of Liqiu 立秋, also known as the 'Beginning of Autumn'. Liqiu is the thirteenth solar term and the first node of autumn. It occurs annually on August 7th and marks a polarity change from yang to yin.

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Year of The Rat

Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the Metal Rat

NEW BEGINNINGS – CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020!! Chinese New Year 2020 is upon us. However, there are many new beginnings outlined within Chinese philosophy and therefore within classical Chinese medicine; all are contextual and attempt to facilitate a dynamic...

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