Collection: Grain Full

 Xiǎo Mǎn (小满), the 8th Solar Term, marks the time when the grains are becoming full but are not yet fully ripe. Occurring around May 20th to 22nd, this period signifies the growth and development of crops as they start to reach their full potential. Although commonly translated as “Grain Full,” the term literally means “lesser or smaller full grain,” reflecting the just-before-perfectly-ripe phase.🌾

This period is a reminder of the importance of continued patience and nurturing. Just as the grains are gradually filling, we too can allow ourselves the time to grow and develop, especially in the final stages. By tending to our inner and outer environments, we create the conditions necessary for our own ripening and fulfillment. 🍊

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