Christmas and Holiday Feng Shui

Christmas and Holiday Feng Shui

Holidays are special times to bring family and friends together to enjoy celebrations, gifts and special foods. This is especially true at Christmas and Hanukkah, when we seek to share the year’s bounty by giving gifts and celebrating with those closest to us.

It’s a fun and beautiful time of year when homes and businesses are adorned with glittering lights and lush greenery.

Decorating for the holidays is also great Feng Shui because it draws attention – and intent – to your home.

We strive to create warm and beautifully decorated homes that appeal to the tastes of adults and children alike. Children will enjoy the festive ornaments and decorations of stars, gifts, Santa Claus, reindeer, the North Pole, Hanukkah gifts and the nativity scene.

Both adults and children will enjoy a beautiful Christmas tree and sparkling Christmas decorations.

This year, create a Feng Shui holiday for fun and for the greater purpose and meaning it can bring to your vacation. It’s a wonderful way to inject more mindfulness into your vacation preparations.

REMOVE UNUSED ITEMS AND TOYS.

That’s not the fun part, but it’s important. Good Feng Shui needs space for chi to circulate—and in order to grow, we need space.

So, before all the new gifts and things come into the house, take half an hour to go from room to room clearing out old, broken or unused items.

Then donate what can be used to charity and throw away the rest. You’ll feel a lot better with all the extra stuff coming into the house if you clear some of the old clutter first.

OK, that’s out of the way now…

WRAP GIFTS ACCORDING TO THE RECEIVER.

Wrap all gifts according to Feng Shui guidelines by color and recipient. Not only will the gifts be appropriate to the person, they will also be easily identifiable and easy to find.

Father/husband: gold paper

Mother/Woman: Red or purple paper

Children: Silver or purple paper

Boys/Sons: Brown, Craft, Blue, or Green paper

Girls/Daughters: Red, pink, or purple paper

Grandparents: gold or purple paper

Someone who was ill: Brown, craft, or green paper (with or without nature designs such as trees, pine branches, deer)

Neighbours/Friends/Colleagues: Red

SEND “GOLD” FOR PRESENTS.

Whether they’re for business associates or family members, Christmas or Hanukkah oranges are considered to be “natural gold” and represent both wealth and opportunities. The word “orange” is a homophone with the word “gold” in Mandarin. Gold is always appropriate for gifts, such as Hanukkah gelt, gold-wrapped candies, and other goodies.

If you are short of gift ideas, go online and send a box of beautiful oranges. Include a note explaining how the Chinese revere oranges as representations of golden opportunity and wealth. This is how a simple crate of citrus fruits becomes a load of gold. And while you’re ordering, think about sending your own family a gift of oranges!

Other option? A beautiful box of oranges is also a great business or New Year’s gift. A beautiful flowering plant like narcissus symbolises gold and your desire for prosperity.

PLACE AND DECORATE YOUR TREE ACCORDING TO YOUR DESIRE.

A lighted Christmas tree is a large and powerful object that can be used to focus energy on something you desire.

What is your heart’s desire? More money?

Place your tree or holiday decorations in the southeast corner of your living room or home and decorate accordingly. Do you want a husband or a new man in your life? Place decorations in the NW corner of your home or living room. Just more family harmony? Then decorate in a mixture of red and gold. These two colours bring harmony and happiness wherever placed.

Whatever you want, just follow the Feng Shui decorating guidelines in #5 below.

5. PLACE RELIGIOUS ITEMS WHERE YOU WILL USE THEM.

Place nativity scenes and religious figures in the center of the living room or apartment. In the north-west, figures of the Three Kings or Santa Claus can be placed, as well as a crèche. The Three Wise Men represent helpful people who travel to visit baby Jesus. In Feng Shui, the Three Wise Men and Santa Claus represent benefactors who can also give you gifts.

The North West is also synonymous with international business and travel (and is a good place to keep travel information and suitcases). However, avoid placing your menorah here as the candles burning here are not good Feng Shui.

 

DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE WITH Feng Shui

When decorating your tree for the holiday, consider using Feng Shui colours according to the direction you are placing the tree.

IN THE NW CORNER/SECTOR (helpful people, father, men, heaven, international business/travel)

Decorate with silver or gold objects, crystals, mirrors, shiny and round objects

IN THE SOUTH CORNER/SECTOR (fame, recognition, social standing)

Decorate with colours like red and green or purple and use bright lights, birds like red cardinals, phoenix or peacocks, bird nests, natural objects like twigs or pine cones, triangular objects.

IN THE EAST CORNER/SECTOR (health, family relationships, growth)

Decorate natural objects such as pine cones, tree branches with blue or green colours

IN THE NORTH CORNER/SECTOR (Career, Opportunities)

Decorate with gold, silver and/or blue colours and nautical items, shells, ships or metallic decorations and round shapes.

IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER/SECTOR (Wealth/Abundance)

Decorate with bright green, green, blue or purple colours. Natural objects, water objects such as shells or trees with fish motifs, fruits and natural objects are perfect decorations

IN THE NORTH EAST (Education, Wisdom), SOUTHWEST (Relationships, Marriage, Women) OR CENTER CORNER/SECTOR (Health, Wealth, Relationships)

Decorate with red and gold colours together, crystals, mirrors, red or white lights.

LIGHT YOUR FOYER FOR A WELCOME ENTRANCE  

Lights are perfect Feng Shui – whether they are placed in the south or in the east. Decorate your plants with tiny white lights or place them in vases. Decorate the front door with a lighted garland to bring extra energy into your home.

Whatever you do, make sure the foyer is well decorated and lit. This welcomes everyone who comes to your home and beckons opportunities because the foyer of the home is where opportunities come.

BUY YOUR HOME OR FAMILY A GIFT.

Give your home or family a gift that everyone can enjoy. This can be a beautiful painting or a simple vase (for those fresh flowers you’ll be buying yourself next year!). Or buy a game you can all play together or a popcorn maker when you’re watching movies. Anything that enhances your family time together is great Feng Shui.

Feng Shui lucky colours to wear in 2023

Lucky Colours to Wear in 2023: The Year of the Water Rabbit

According to Chinese metaphysical science, colours are composed of certain frequencies, have different strengths and element relationships depending on the year. There are five main groups of colours representing the five elements of earth, metal, water, wood and fire.

In 2023, the Paht Chee chart (means analysis of your date of birth) indicates an unbalanced year. There is an excess of the Fire and Wood elements while there is a lack of Metal and Earth elements on the main map. So, for a more balanced year, let’s reinforce the missing elements, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to add the appropriate colours of the elements to one’s wardrobe.

Wear YELLOWS & BEIGES for RECOGNITION

The earth element represents stability, makes one more grounded and rational and is represented by the colours yellow and beige. As the colour of the son of heaven, yellow has always been a noble colour associated with the emperor and the tangerines at court. It is also the colour of the Yellow River, which provides much-needed life-giving water to the rice and grain fields in China.

In 2023, the earth element influences recognition, power and rank and brings good fortune dealing with career potential. As it is missing from the Paht Chee chart, it suggests that any kind of career advancement will be challenging.

Activating the earth element by wearing yellow and beige increases promotion luck and earns you recognition for a job well done. You can also wear natural gemstones, crystal bracelets to further enhance this element.

 

WHITE brings TALENT AND INTELLIGENCE

Indeed, since metal is also missing from the 2023 chart, wearing more of the colours white, gold or silver is most promising. Not only does it help balance the surrounding energies, but it also attracts strong support and many resources. Business owners who are facing liquidity problems or need financial support from banks will benefit greatly from strengthening the metal element.

At work, strengthening the Metal element will help ensure you get the support you need from colleagues, your team and your bosses. The metal element can also be activated by wearing gold or silver jewellery; even better if the jewellery features auspicious symbols or sacred syllables.

 

BLUES & BLACKS foster GOOD ALLIES

The Water element, represented by the colours blue and black, have an overriding influence on friendship and networking luck in 2023. Wearing these colours helps to widen your social and professional circles, and also works to bring people onto your side. If you are in sales, marketing, events management or any kind of work that requires having good contacts, you should utilise these colours as much as you can.

The colour RED attracts WEALTH

In 2023, the colors of the fire element, namely red, maroon or orange, represent wealth and income happiness. Red clothing during the first 15 days of the Chinese New Year is always favorable, but for the rest of the year it has the ability to develop destructively with frequent use, since there is an excess of fire in the horoscope. You should therefore aim to wear these colors sparingly. Avoid a famous use of these colors, especially during the summer months when the fire element is at its strongest.

The colour GREEN manifests WISDOM & INTELLIGENCE

Wood energy is represented by the colour green. In 2023, wearing green improves thinking and focus, and brings one’s talents and creativity to the fore. If you’re struggling to stay focused at work or find yourself in a creative rut, wearing the colour green can increase productivity and bring new inspiration. Those in leadership positions will benefit from wearing some green accessories like a green tie or a piece of Imperial Jade to aid in planning and strategic thinking.

However, since there is an excess of wood chi in the yearly chart, there is no need to overdo it with the colour green or you will reinforce the imbalance, which can manifest itself as self-doubt and over-worrying.

 

The white 1 Star of Victory and Income

The White 1 Star of Victory and Income 

If you’ve ever wanted to make a change, move, or jump somewhere else in your life, this is the star that will help you make it happen. 

In Feng Shui, the white 1 star is a star that can bring you all of these things, plus these benefits: 

🌟Occasions

🌟Victory over the competition

🌟A new way of being or living

🌟Sudden happiness, like a star falling in your lap

🌟 Increased Income

When you look at benefits like these, it’s no wonder the one (1) star in Feng Shui is so popular. This star is part of a group of stars called the White Stars. These include 1, 4, 6, and 8 (and sometimes 9). The stars of this group are considered the most favourable.

The 1 star is ruled by the planet Jupiter and whenever this planet appears it is said to bring luck. Like western astrology bestowing luck with Jupiter for enhancing luck, so is the 1 star. When it appears, happiness spreads wherever it flies.

Take this number to heart because it represents the return of better times.

Whenever the 1 star shows up, it’s after the 2 black disease star has departed, so it’s like a fresh spring breeze through a window after coming up from a dark, damp basement.

If you are a student or want to undertake a writing project, the 1 star will help you as it builds the energy of water to support the student or writer who is ruled by the wood element of the 4 star.

The White 1 Star also bestows success in career and business, creating opportunities that come with more money and help you climb the ladder of success. Also, in a competitive situation, those who have activated the 1-star see their own star rise, so they outperform the competition.

The White 1 Star is a winning star.

If you need a “win” in life, be sure to activate the white 1 star with metal or water elements or figures, such as: B. a conch shell or a fish figure.

You can’t just be successful at work.

Perhaps the victory you need is personal, like overcoming obstacles, difficulties, or trying to make a transition or big life change, like a divorce or moving house. Supporting the White 1 Star position will help you generate energy that will support your change.

 

Feng Shui and the 8 Prosperity Stars

THE WHITE 8 PROSPERITY STAR OF WEALTH AND SUCCESS

When your home’s chi is affected, your finances suffer. Feng Shui creates the chi of prosperity. Learn how to create an abundant and prosperous life by creating an environment that helps you improve and increase your financial prospects and income by making adjustments to your home’s Feng Shui

There are numbers in Feng Shui  that are considered the most favourable for luck and wealth. For when the numbers 1, 4, 6 or 8 (and sometimes 9) – represented by the qualities of success, promotion, achievement, love, travel and prosperity – appear in your home, either as natal, annual or monthly energy, happiness comes to you.

Let’s start with the most popular number of all, the number 8.

Associated with the north-east corner of education, wisdom and good choices, the 8-star is an earth star. Until February 2024, the number eight also relates to water and earth and therefore it can bring a lot of prosperity and success in two areas: relationships and wealth.

The 8-star value brings opportunities to create more wealth and prosperity.

Job and career success are a bonus of the 8 stars and when the yearly moves put the 8 stars on the doorstep or in the bedroom it can rain financial benefits.

It is also a godsend if your living room, bedroom or office is where the 8 stars fly.

This star brings wonderful success when this sector is brightly lit and activated with yang energy such as candles, red colours, crystals and filled with activity.

What are the 8 stars?

In 2022 the eight-pointed star will be in its native Northeast. This brings benefits through education, learning, writing, certifications, and taking exams.

In 2023, the 8-star hotel will move to the southern corner, bringing financial benefits and opportunities through networking, social connections, and friends.

Every year I write a Feng Shui  forecast and note the position of the 8 stars for each month and this information will help you make the most of the energy when it is in favourable places like your front door, your bedroom, your home office , living room or dining room.

If a lucky star falls in a kitchen, bathroom, or garage, the beneficial effects cannot be fully utilised.

How do I activate the 8 stars?

If your front door is in the direction where the 8 star for the year or month is, you should activate it with earth related and yellow items.

Adding vases in the place of the 8 star will help you “gather and store” the excellent energy here for business and personal prosperity and success.

A great way to add and collect this great wealth and energy of opportunity is with an arrangement of vases. Vases shaped like a gourd or in the shape of a figure eight are the most promising.

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Other activators include crystals, lighting, seashells, and items coloured red. A mystical knot or eight is another way to amplify the energies of the eight.

Pictures of stones, mountains, deserts and maps or educational institutions also help to promote the beneficial properties of the 8 star.

To give the 8 Star the most energy, try an arrangement of nine objects, as the number 9 relates to the fire element, the element that creates the earth, the element of the 8 Star.

Since this is a lucky star, make sure you spend plenty of time here and keep it brightly lit and activated.

If you have a bathroom, garage or other unfortunate space here, make sure you add something red and bright, e.g. B. A lamp with a red shade in the corner of your living room, corresponding to the position of the eighth star. In 2022, that position would be the northeast corner.

You can also activate the eight star by hanging some red artwork or pictures of birds or horses here. Red candles, red lamps or red pillows used here are nice additions that make the 8 star fire and reveal its best energies.

The other side of the golden coin

Although the eighth star is considered very auspicious, every star has a dark side, just as every afflicted energy has a positive side. For the 8 stars, the energy can be difficult for children. Most often, the difficulties involved are the potential for injury or illness in children.

Take good care of your children when they are engaged in sports activities or when their bedroom is in the area where the eight stars are guests to protect themselves from accidents or illnesses.

How to use the purple colour in Feng Shui

Feng Shui : Decoration with the Colour of Wealth and Abundance 

A combination of fiery red and expansive blue creates purple and violet associated with the crown chakra. In Feng Shui  , these colours inspire and invite abundance and royalty. Purple-violet is associated with wealth, prosperity, and self-esteem.

What is fabulous about purple is that it is considered the “beige” of Feng Shui , meaning it is the most versatile color that can be used to enhance almost any area of ​​the home. It is best used in the area of ​​wealth and prosperity and least used in the area of ​​travel and helpful people. Anywhere else, it can be an advantageous color to use if you feel you need a touch of fullness and flow.

Purple is definitely a power color.

It is best used by an entrepreneur, CEO, or someone in a position of influence who is looking for more recognition. You could boost your fame sector with a dose of pretty purple and boost your reputation.

Purple encourages creativity.

You can use purple in the office, children’s room, library or any room where you want to let your creativity flow. Especially if this creativity is used to make money, it will be a double blessing in that area. Try putting a purple orchid on your desk where you work. I’ve always used this trick to boost my own creativity and it has worked every time.

Purple is the color of divine wisdom.

The crown chakra is represented and healed by the color purple, which is the chakra of your connection with the divine and spirituality. Because of this, purple is a great color for a more meditative space or a calming corner. If you have a place where you curl up and read self-help books, try throwing in a purple pillow or throw.

Amethyst is the purple crystal.

And amethyst is the most popular crystal that people decorate with, along with clear quartz and selenite. Amethyst is a power crystal because it covers so many healing aspects. You can always use crystals as an effortless way to enhance the energy in your home for good Feng Shui .

Tip:

Purple is the color of money flow. Wearing purple clothes or ties is great for anyone in the sales industry. This includes bankers, real estate agents, film producers, creative agencies or anyone who moves with money. When it comes to creating new business opportunities, it’s wise to use purple in a personal and wealth-enhancing way.

 

The Meaning of Topaz in Feng Shui

Topaz is a beautiful stone that is often used for restoration, relaxation and manifestation, and the stone has many spiritual meanings as well.

There are different types of topaz, each with unique properties. Precious topaz, which is orange or red, is one of the birthstones associated with November. Blue topaz is one of the December birthstones. People born under the zodiac signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn are said to wear topaz.

Topaz is also a good and auspicious stone to use in Feng Shui. Discover the healing energy of topaz to enhance your home’s Feng Shui.

Activate Kun, the relationship corner

There is an area on the Feng Shui bagua card called kun that is associated with relationships, partnerships and love. Kun is also related to Yin Earth, which is very receptive. Think of a soft, nourishing soil for plants to grow and thrive on. Many of us can become overly focused on doing more and more things, and we sometimes forget to sit back and receive. If you wish to cultivate this more receptive energy, try placing topaz in the relationship corner of your home with this intention. The Kun position is in the far right corner of your home or bedroom when you stand at the entrance and look inside. The Kun position is associated with the color pink, so pink topaz would be particularly supportive in this area.

Activate Tai Qi, the area of ​​health

The Tai Qi is the center of the Feng Shui Bagua. It represents your overall well-being. Because it is in the center, Tai Qi is connected to all the surrounding Bagua areas, each representing a different area of ​​life. That makes sense when you think about it: a strong wellness foundation makes it that much easier to make positive changes in all other areas of life as well. With greater well-being, you can show yourself more fully in your career, relationships, family, and so on. To activate Tai Qi, place a yellow, orange, or brown topaz crystal in the center of your home or bedroom. These colours are all expressions of the earth, which is the element associated with Tai Qi.