A steady stream of energy flows from East to West due to the Earth's solar orbit and as the Earth spins on its axis, a magnetic current is established running North to South for half of the year and then South to North during the other half. As the sun appears on the horizon, the Magnetic Sphere of our Earth is stimulated as the elemental influences present themselves in response to the sun’s energy. The elemental influences merge one into the other as they pass through a repeating cycle until sunset.
The Seasonal Tides is what is associated with the Solstices and Equinoxes.
The Winter Solstice – The Tide of Destruction: December 23 – March 21 (Earth)
The Spring Equinox – The Tide of Sowing: March 21 – June 21 (Fire)
The Summer Solstice – The Tide of Reaping: June 21 – September 23 (Water)
The Autumn Equinox – The Tide of Planning: September 23 – December 23 (Air)
Ember Days refers to the period of three days that marked the change of one seasonal tide to the next – from Solstice to Equinox. These days are periods when the approaching seasonal tides are most vulnerable to changes in their energy patterns.