In Chinese Medicine there are five seasons rather than four. The fifth is late summer. It is designated typically as the last month of summer which is August. On the Chinese calendar, which starts in February, it is the middle of the year. It is also regarded as the transition between yang and yin or spring/summer to fall/ winter. Some may say that it is the point of the year that time seems to stop and harmony and unity are felt. It is that time when there is balance between the two extremes.