Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle, a seed waiting to sprout,
a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.
~ Barbara Winkler
The characteristics of the water element are:
Season: winter Direction: north Climate: cold Organs: kidneys (root of yin & yang) Tissue: bone Opens to: the ears Sense: hearing Taste: salty Energy: stagnation Emotion: fear Expression: trembling Sound: groaning Fluid: urine Color: black/navy blue Manifests: head of hair Faculty: will