The Chinese New Year (on February 4 and 5) is the perfect time to lift the vibe, so set the ball rolling with some DIY feng shui. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig!
1 Beautify your entrance
An inviting entrance will draw more luck and good fortune into your home, so lavish it with love to create a bright, uplifting space. Paint, weed, wash down your door, and give your doormat a good wash (or if you’ve had a rotten year, buy a new one!). For an extra special sparkle, add solar lights to the garden or trees – and not just for the festive season, but all year round.
MOON PLANTING GUIDE: Flowers and veggies planted under fertile moon signs tend to thrive. Best planting days in February: 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 17 … plus vines on Feb 24 or 25.
2 Declutter and clean your kitchen
Clutter can act as a barrier, trapping you in the past and making it difficult for new people and opportunities to enter your life, so if you don’t love, need or use an item, pass it on. To attract prosperity, give your your kitchen an extra-special clean, fix leaking taps and try to use all of your hotplates (to encourage a steady income).
3 Rev up romance
From February 4, 2019, the strongest romance energy will will flowing into the NORTH sector of your home, so give any rooms here a special spruce-up, along with the garden outside. Clear clutter, then add healthy pot plants, flowers, lucky bamboo, suncatchers, crystals, a birdbath or romantic images to activate the fortuitous energies!
4 Move your mirrors
Strategically placed mirrors can draw light or pleasant views into a room, but reflecting dark or ugly areas will emphasize problems. Consider what is being reflected, and ask, ‘do I want more of it?’ If need be, cull mirrors, for having too many can bring confusion and turn peaceful homes into mirror-mazes. Click here for more about mirrors.
5 Lift the vibe
Energy in homes and offices can become stagnant, so fling open your windows and burn some sage to banish any bad vibes. For an extra energy boost, burn citrusy oils like bergamot and lemongrass. Then make up an everyday spritzer – with water and a half teaspoon of kaffir lime oil – not just for your home, but for yourself and your car as well!
6 Reassess artwork
Depictions of sadness or violence can conjure up negative feelings, while images of beautiful places or loved ones help to promote a sense of peace and wellbeing. Sunrises, flowers and rural scenes are especially fortuitous. If you’re looking for romance, place romantic images in the south west sector, and limit family photos in your bedroom!
7 Place a salt cure in the SW
If your bedroom or front door falls in the south west sector, placing a ‘salt water cure’ there should help to lift the vibe and harmonise the feng shui (from Feb 4, 2019). It may seem odd, but these cures can suck up negative energy like a hoover. See my salt water cure page for details or if you need support, consider booking a session with me.
8 Energise your home’s ‘tai chi’
From February 4, the auspicious ‘8 water star’ moves to the centre of your home, known as the ‘Tai Chi’, so give this area a good clean and declutter, then spritz with Kaffir lime (see tip 5) or a space clearing spray, then place crystals, lucky objects, candles or a beautiful lamp there to activate the lucky energy. Enhancing this sector should help support your career as well.
Pay special attention to the NORTH WEST too, as this sector could attract more travel, helpful people and business success in 2019. Have a wonderful new year!
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