Earth is the mother of all the elements. It is from Earth that all things grow and evolve, develop and produce. Earth is the soil that feeds us, the foundation upon which we stand. It is stable, nourishing, supportive, and sympathetic.
It is autumn when the influence of metal is at its greatest potential. A season of change, as plants shed their foliage and fruit falls to the ground to decompose, returning back to the Earth which once gave it life, in preparation for its later re-creation.
Spring is the time of year when the power of this element arises. The winds of change bring a season of rebirth, growth, and expansion like the seeds of a garden bursting new life to the surface from the confinement of the soil.