Winter from the Perspective of Yin and Yang

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Ok, so what are “yin and yang?”

You would probably recognize the Yin/Yang image. It symbolizes two very important features of life. First, Yin and yang reflect the inherent duality of life. Meaning, the moment you have light, you automatically have dark. If you have day, then you have night. If you have hot, then you have cold and so on. The yin part includes the dark, the night and the cold. The yang part includes the light, the day and the warmth.

Then, you have the principle of constant change and transformation. Dark changes into light, night into day, young into old and Fall turns into Winter, which changes into Spring. Life never stops moving. It always changes. Always.

Everything starts from somewhere, grows to its maximum expression, and then starts turning toward its opposite.

So, now, here on the East Coast, we are in the part of the seasonal cycle called Maximum Yin. We have the most dark and the most cold in this most yin season. But soon that will change. The solstice, on December 21, marks the longest night, meaning the very next day, we will have a little more daylight and the march toward Spring, and more yang, begins!

Wishing you all the best,