Summer, when the sun is at it’s northernmost point in the sky.  We have the longest daylight of the year.  The sun is considered Yang.  It gives energy and causes action and upward rising movement.

Summer is nature’s season of growth and maturation, a high point of interaction with others and with the world around us.  This flow of the Fire Element energy–this motion to flourish and create harmony–is associated with the Heart.

Summer is the season of light, of brightness, of joy…the celebration of life.  The Summer fire exists within us as the ability to develop partnerships and warmth in our personal relationships.

The Heart is associated with Summer and with the Fire Element.  The Heart has the ability to rule, to understand, to see clearly.  In ancient times, the Chinese saw it as the “Supreme Controller” of the kingdom of our Body, Mind, and Spirit.