2015年6月6日 星期六

Solar Term: grain in ear (芒種)

小朋友,「芒種」是典型的夏季節氣,它預告大家天氣要開始「炎熱」了。「芒種」的意思是:此時稻子已經結實成「種」,而吐穗結實的稻子榖粒上會長出細芒,所以才將這個節氣稱為「芒種」。
The grain in ear is a typical summer season weather, it foretells the beginning of torridness. 「芒種」 meangs the time when grains have ripened. The grains shine golden in the light, thus the name. 
This is a important division time for the farmers. It makers the end of the raining season, weather becomes increasingly hot and dry. Many plants are unfit to plan after this date. 
The lotus flower blossoms its best in this season. 

Solar terms are a perfect time to meditate. Try to find a quiet place to meditate today! 
Translated from the Chinese Source.