Are you really prepared for 2017?
Its getting to that point when I am starting to see Christmas decorations all around and the adverts are on tv every five seconds which always reminds me that its time to write about where to place Christmas decorations for December 2016. I tend to say this to myself every year but I really cannot believe how fast Christmas is coming around. I always get the feeling that Christmas and New Year is just around the corner as soon as we launch the Chinese New Year Annual updates and this year as we released the 2017 updates earlier than usual, it feels like I have another month to start preparing when in reality, Christmas day is only three weeks away from writing this article.
I always find it amazing how shops tend to bring their Christmas range out as soon as Halloween is over in the UK. It seems that every year, I end up with more and more decorations around the house and every year, I promise myself I wont go over the top next year and then the cycle continues the next year. Last year, I got all of my Christmas decorations organised in boxes to make sure my lights (hopefully) wont be tangled up and my baubles wont be cracked or dented. Although I am a lot better prepared than previous years, I do see the importance in preparing early for events and with Chinese New Year around the corner from Christmas on the 28th January 2017, I definitely want to get everything prepared early rather than leave it to the last minute.
Christmas is my favourite time of year, especially with all of the decorations all over people’s homes but can these bright red, green, gold and many other colours have an effect from a Feng Shui point of view? The simple answer is yes, it can have a huge effect if the decorations are not placed in the right or wrong area!
Obviously, the placement for Christmas trees and candles this year is based on the Annual and monthly Flying Stars as we cannot give good and bad areas for everyone’s home personally as it would require a lot of work reading the charts and floor plans and would fall in line with a home consultation which can cost a lot of money. The cheaper and easier option if you want to know everything about your home or office with regards to Feng Shui is to take a look at the Academy of Feng Shui Software which can read all of your charts and give you advice for your home with the fixed, annual and monthly Flying Stars and keep you prepared for 2017, 2018 and much more ahead.
Please read below for a more detailed synopsis of the Feng Shui effects of tinsel, the Christmas tree, flashing lights and everything else that goes with the Christmas decorations…
But I only have the decorations up for a few weeks; surely the Feng Shui effect won’t be that serious?
We only have our Christmas decorations up around our home and office for a few weeks of the year but all of those different bright colours, shapes, flashing lights and associations to the Five Elements can either have a good or bad effect on your home or office but luckily, any problems caused by the Christmas decorations can be weakened or avoided by following the advice below for Christmas 2016.
How do Christmas trees affect the home or office?
Starting with the obvious fact that real Christmas trees have a wood element although it is not actually too strong as the wood is dying from being cut down so the wood element effects are limited. Christmas trees in general can produce a lot of Yang energy with the flashing lights and general bright colours. The shape of Christmas trees are also associated with the fire element which can either have a positive effect or negative effect due to the productive and weakening cycle and depending where it is placed. These days, Christmas trees come in all sizes and materials; you can get real trees, plastic ones with metal frames and even fabric ones which is why we have made it really simple to know the best and worst places to put your Christmas tree in December 2016.
The best place to place that you could place a Christmas tree in 2016 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars in December 2016 would be in the southeast, southwest, west and east although please read below as some areas may require care. The optimum direction would be in the southeast of a room or building.
The areas to avoid placing your Christmas tree in December 2016 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars would be in the north, centre and northeast of a room or building.
Why should you avoid placing Christmas trees in these areas?
A Christmas tree has strong energy regardless if it is real or artificial, the shape of the tree is associated to the fire element as it is triangle shaped; its colour is associated to the wood element as it is traditionally green although some people do use silver, gold and even pink trees nowadays. Any flashing lights are classed as yang qi and all these elements of the five phases will have a negative effect on the north, centre and northeast and can cause many problems during December 2016.
Think about the times you have heard of family arguments around Christmas time, this may seem like just a part of the stress during the build up to Christmas and such a small effect but sometimes the smallest things can be the catalyst to major disasters so please take this information seriously.
Do candles have an effect on my home?
The big candles in the centre of the table on Christmas day and the arrangement of flickering flames on the fire place are one of the traditional traits of Christmas but you should take care when placing candles over Christmas as the effects can be quite powerful causing loss of wealth, accidents, relationship problems and much more. Here are the areas to enhance, weaken and avoid by placing candles over the Christmas period.
North – This is not a good area to place candles or Christmas trees this month
Northeast – This is not a good area to place candles or Christmas trees this month
East- This area is a good place for Christmas trees in December 2016
Southeast – This area is a good place for Christmas trees in December 2016
South – This is a neutral area for Christmas trees in December 2016
Southwest – This area is a good place for Christmas trees in December 2016
West – This area is a good place for Christmas trees in December 2016
Northwest – This is a neutral area for Christmas trees in December 2016
Centre – This is not a good area to place candles or Christmas trees this month
Will my head fall off if I put red tinsel up in the west, southwest, east or centre in December 2016?
Putting Christmas decorations up in a certain area of your home that is not suited will not have a major effect on the Feng Shui of your home although it is still a good idea to avoid placing decorations like Christmas trees with flashing lights or any other Christmas activity that creates movement, noise or vibration in the areas that I have above. If you wish to get more involved in researching the flying stars in your home, I would strongly recommend using the floor planner section of our Academy of Feng Shui software to find your personal best directions for your property. I would love to be able to do a feature on the fixed stars but these are unique to every single property as you need to input your compass directions and the year that the property was built.
Make the most of December 2016
In December 2016, the southeast, southwest, west and east are very auspicious and it is advised to place a lottery ticket in the southeast, southwest, west and east as you will greatly increase your chances of winning. The lottery ticket below was created with our Feng Shui software with an individual’s own unique Min Gua lottery numbers taken from your birth date and just by placing it in the north, northeast and northwest can increase the chances of a win tremendously.
This is a print screen of one of the many sections included in our software; you can view more of what is in included in the software by clicking on this link.
Please remember, regardless if you are in the northern or southern hemisphere, this applies to trees, tinsel, candles, bright nativity displays; anything that will activate the Qi in your opinion. The perfect solution to everything that I have written about above would be to make sure that you have prepared yourself for 2017, year of the Yin Fire Rooster. We have written a series of pages filled with valuable advice all about how to prepare yourself for Chinese New Year and all the 2017 Feng Shui Cures that you can place in order to make 2017 a much better year for you.
Please follow the links below if you wish to find out more about Chinese New Year 2017.
From everyone at the Feng Shui Store, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year!
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