Happy Lunar New Year!
Chinese New Year is separate from Feng Shui. We don’t need to celebrate Chinese New Year to bring good chi, good luck, prosperity, or wealth into our home and our lives.
Practicing Feng Shui alone on it’s own is already working with earth energy to bring in those auspicious energies into our home, office, space, and lives.
But if it’s part of custom, tradition, or just simply want to celebrate and get involved in Chinese Lunar New Year, let's celebrate. But be careful with using red.
Also, be cautious when using red for Valentine's Day.
All Feng Shui energy has its yin and yang, positive and negative traits. The #5 Feng Shui energy has mainly negative traits that can cause relationship problems, severe health issues, loss of wealth, and other negative outcomes.
Another area to look out for is the #2 in the SW. The #2 is also known as the #2 Illness Star. The #2 is also an earth element. Thus, the fiery red color will support the #2 earth element where it’ll increase the illness energy in health, wealth, and relationship. So if your front door faces SW direction, do not decorate the patio and exterior front door with red.
I would also exclude celebrating in the west where the number 7 is located at. The #7 is also known as the #7 Robbery Star. It robs health, wealth, and relationships. Although the #7 is a metal element, the fiery red color destroys the #7 metal. It is more difficult to control destruction. We want to keep peace and keep things balanced.
Also, people activate, move, rotate, and absorb feng shui energies. Thus, the longer we celebrate in the west room, the more we activate and absorb the #7 Robbery Star.
And lastly, I would not celebrate or decorate the NE room with red for February, as well. And if your front door faces the NE direction, do not decorate the patio and exterior front door with red for February.
This is only at the annual feng shui energy level. How does the permanent feng shui energy of the home, office, or space look like?
It is best to get consultation to know for sure if a space can take the color red for Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Christmas, or general decorations. Click here to learn more about the different feng shui services I have.
Alright. It's fin to use splashes of red for the festivities--minor splashes of red. Small items such as a vase of red flowers, red throw pillows, or other small red décor in those rooms and at those directions. Do not go all out with red table cloth, red banners and signs, or rows of red lanterns, or a grand red flower tree. Stick to small splashes of red in those rooms and at those directions. Remember, the more red there are, the more we feed to the inauspicious feng shui energies.
Thank you, and may this year bring your good health and prosperity!
Susan is properly trained in Classical Feng Shui. Not only does she create balance and harmony in a space, she also help identify goals and challenges and use simple but powerful methods to get results. One of her successful clients reported constant abundance in wealth and constant success in business and continue to grow as a follower of Susan.