The Earth element is associated with the Spleen and Stomach organs. According to Chinese forklore, the Spleen is responsible for transforming food into energy and transporting nutrients throughout the body, while the Stomach is responsible for breaking down food and absorbing nutrients. The Earth element is associated with the transitional seasons of late summer and early autumn. These seasons are considered a time of abundance, harvest, and transformation, which corresponds with the Earth element's role of transformation and nourishment.