Winter Solstice — Dōngzhì 冬至

Winter Solstice — Dōngzhì 冬至

On December 21st, we entered the period of Dōngzhì 冬至, also known as 'Winter Solstice'. Dōngzhì is the 21st solar term, which occurs annually around December 21st and symbolises the zenith of Yin energy as daylight reaches its minimum...

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Minor Snow — Xiǎoxuě 小雪

Minor Snow — Xiǎoxuě 小雪

On November 22nd, we entered the period of Xiǎoxuě 小雪, also known as 'Minor Snow'. Xiǎoxu is the 20th solar term, which occurs annually around November 22nd and signifies a subtle transition from autumn's vibrant hues to the hushed...

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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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