Last year was, for me, a year of fire. Fire burning, illuminating, destroying, purifying. This year, as I try to get a sense of its beginning, seems to be starting off as a year of earth.
Wildfires have raged in the western United States the last two years. Ash is left in their smoldering wake. Over time ash becomes soil, rich soil from which new life begins to grow. In the Chinese five element generative cycle, fire creates earth. Earth is the element of balance.
After the intensity of the last year, I wouldn’t mind a little balance, a little grounding, a little gentleness. Perhaps my call to earth is wishful thinking. Yet I feel it strongly.
We will see.