The Stomach and Spleen are the organs of the Earth Element. The energy of the Stomach is strongest between 7am and 9am and the Spleen strongest between 9am and 11am. With this in mind it is important to nourish the body and mind during this period. A quality breakfast with easily digestible foods such as warm porridge is very important.

The Spleen is related to thinking. So how well we manage activities that require focus and concentration is dependent on the strength of the Spleen. Scheduling important processes involving thinking during Spleen time is an excellent use of this natural energy.

The season of Late Summer and the Earth Element is all about nurturing, generating, abundance and the ripening of the life force. On a mental or emotional level, the Earth is in charge of digesting or processing our thoughts, and supports learning, thinking and analysis.

Earth Element

  • Yin Organ: Spleen
  • Yang Organ: Stomach
  • Season: Late Summer
  • Color: Yellow
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Sense Organ: Mouth
  • Tissue: Flesh/Muscle
  • Smell: Fragrant
  • Direction: Center
  • Emotion: Worry
  • Virtue: Acceptance
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Sound: Singing
  • Pathology: Dampness
  • Animal: Ox
  • Function: Transformation & Transportation