Folks, we are just hours away from Chinese New Year. Isn’t that exciting? I am finishing up my last chores – vacuuming, cooking, putting out my fresh flowers. And later I’ll be meeting some colleagues for some Chinese New Year rituals that help welcome in the new year.
But as with all exciting and dynamic relationships, there may be extreme moments of ups and downs. Sorry to break the news to you. As the above photo demonstrates, the tiger can be beautiful and serene but once it gets moving, look out! This doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be a bad year per se, just one that you may need to brace yourself for. It is important to make sure that your personal Chi and home are ready for this powerful year. In Feng Shui, there are many ways that we mitigate these affects. Depending on your animal in the Chinese calendar, there are specific ways to do this as each year interacts differently with each animal.
For the sake of time, here’s one suggestion to help you start this new year off with a bang. (whew, we were getting so serious there for a minute!) Between the hours of 11pm and 1am (the most auspicious hours of the night), open up all your windows and doors of your home that connect to the outside for about 15 minutes. This is a Feng Shui tradition that helps change the Chi or energy of your home. I know, it’ s cold out there, so just don’t forget to put on your hat and scarf.