I’ve been around for decades and witnessed this event many times. However, it wasn’t until Khadro pointed out that the seeds we plant in our Water Element (which correspond to Winter) will grow in the Wood Element (which correspond to Spring), that I really understood the implications.
Why does that matter?
The Water Element is where we hold fear, peace and creativity. Spring is the season of growing out whatever has been stored or incubated in Winter. The anger and frustration we might easily feel in Spring is really a result of the seeds of fear we store in Winter.
If we could ease our fears, and incubate our peace and creativity, what we would grow in Spring is kindness and the sprouts of our creative impulse.
Summer (Fire Element) brings the blooming and expression of love, joy and passion.
In late Summer (Earth Element), we enjoy our manifestation and easily share with others.
In Fall (Metal Element), we reflect on our accomplishments and refine our thoughts for our next endeavor.
These seeds are dropped into the Water Element, where they are stored and incubated during the Winter.