There are different energies at play during the different seasons throughout the year, and for this post, we will be talking about the energetics of winter.

As we move from Autumn into Winter, it is important to have a look at what these changes mean so that you can support your health. Traditionally, as we enter Winter, we come to a slower time of year. The world around us is slower, cooler, pulling energy inward and focusing on slower forms of progress.

It is a time of planning and is full of slower, more hidden growth. Here you build slowly, or if you need, take time to breathe before Spring comes and bring its intense growth.

This can be harder to do in the modern world. There is no slowing down in modern society, despite what the world around us is doing. This can throw us out of balance.


Your energy will be focused internally during Winter. A deep, potent energy where the work being done occurs deep inside.

It is a time of collecting and focusing. You may even feel the invitation to look deeper into what your emotional state is. To stop it, take the time to look and see what emotions are lying untouched within you. What haven’t you addressed?

The slower nature of this season means that emotionally it is easier to take a darker turn, much like the reduced hours of daylight.

You might find heavier, darker emotions become more prevalent like sadness, grief, or depression. Particularly if there are things you have left unattended.

Elements for Energetics of Winter

The winter months are closely linked with water. Water is one of the most important things for nourishing life.

Over-work during these colder months can deplete your energy levels. It is important to get the rest you need during winter.

When you are well balanced you can move through this season with ease. Flowing with strength that comes from being aligned with your purpose.

Out of balance the dark depths of water can lead to lack of courage, fears, and phobias. Feel the warmth during the cold season with our Winter Warmer Tea.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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