2015年1月5日 星期一

Solar Term: minor cold (小寒)


This it the first solar term of the year, yet not the first solar term for the lunar calendar. 
This solar term is still a very cold time of the year, although not the coldest. The whether should be a bit colder in comparison to the winter solstice- this is a good sign which matches the seasonal changes. If the minor cold is colder than the winter solstice, then the people and animals will have a peaceful new year without disasters.  「小寒大冷人馬安」,它的意思是:冬至過後,天氣應該要再冷一點,這樣才符合季節變化,人畜才會平安沒災害。
The solar terms are a good time to practice meditation, as the energy is strong between the heavens and the earth. 
Remember to keep warm and try finding a time to meditate today!