Chinese New Year Checklist for 2017, year of the Yin Fire Rooster

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Chinese New Year will usually be a very manic time leading up to the celebrations and festivities which is why we have made this comprehensive Chinese New Year Checklist for 2017, the year of the Yin Fire Rooster (Ding You). Chinese New Year brings so many jobs and tasks that need doing and every year around the home and office that I go through the home and office that I tend to forget things that need doing which is why I originally created a checklist to tick off as I go through all of the tedious tasks and I decided to share it on the website for others to add or change how they like and the feedback has been amazing and I am so thankful for all of your kind words.

The list below is the same list that I go through every year during Chinese New Year and this year, I have tailored it to the year of the Rooster and included where to place the 2017 Annual Cures and Enhancers and colour suggestions for the year which will hopefully make it a bit easier when going through everything before the start of the year of the Rooster.

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Chinese New Year 2017 (lunar) date for celebrating – 28th January 2017
Chinese New Year 2017 (Solar) date for placing Cures – February 3rd  2017
2017 is the year of the Yin Fire Rooster (Ding You) 

Garden and driveway

□   Cut grass and lay seed or turf in dead patches

□   Trim all trees and hedges and clear rubbish

□   Wash down patio or decking and paint if necessary

□   Remove all weeds and rubbish from garden including broken furniture and pots

□   Wash all outside windows in the home both top and bottom

□   Touch up any paint

□   Clear drains and gutters

□   Wash out recycling bins

□   Clear out shed or outhouse

□   Clean swimming pool/sauna

□   Clean pots

□   Check security lighting and replace bulbs if necessary

□   Water plants if necessary

□   Tidy away tools and brushes

□   Clean chimney

□   Clean out barbecue

□   Clean doormats

□   Clear driveway and entrance to home to attract Sheng Qi

□   Avoid knives and scissors on New Year day

Kitchen

□   Wash floors and walls

□   Clean out fridge

□   Clean out oven

□   Organise cabinets, drawers etc and throw out old food and rubbish

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Wipe down all cabinets, worktops etc

□   Clean out microwave

□   Bleach drains and sink

□   Move out dishwasher, fridge and washing machine and clean behind

□   Deep clean washing machine and dishwasher on empty cycle

□   Clean behind kickboards

□   Check carbon monoxide alarm

□   Wash all windows and window frames

□   Check smoke alarms

□   Throw away any broken crockery

□   Replace water filter

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

□   Clean filters in oven

□   Place fresh fruit in bowl, especially oranges to attract wealth

□   Place Kitchen God

Bathrooms

□   Deep clean bath, sink, bidet, toilet

□   Bleach drains and toilet

□   Wash floor or hoover carpet

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Wash floors, walls and behind units

□   Wash windows, frames and mirrors

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

Hallway and landing

□   Wash floors and walls or hoover

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wipe down any cabinets or furniture

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Check alarm system if present

□   Wipe down doors with cloth

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

Garage

□   Wash down garage door

□   Sweep floor

□   Wipe walls and ceiling down

□   Clear any clutter and throw away rubbish

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

□   Touch up any paint

□   Open garage door to air out

□   Check smoke detector

Loft

□   Clear cobwebs and dust

□   Remove all clutter and throw away

□   Check for holes or tears in lining

□   Check water tank

□   Check lighting fixtures and replace broken bulbs

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

Bedrooms

□   Organise drawers

□   Throw away any clutter or old clothes

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Check light bulbs and replace if needed

□   Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds

□   Clean all furniture

□   Flip or rotate mattress

□   Wash sheets

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wash or hoover floor

□   Dust all décor down

□   Steam clean carpets

□   Open windows to air room out

□   Hoover and dust under furniture and bed

□   Check smoke detectors

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

Cars

□   Wash cars or take to car wash

□   Check tyre pressures

□   Check oil level

□   Clean inside of car

□   Throw away any rubbish

□   Check coolant level

□   Replace air freshener

□   Clear air filter

□   Top up petrol or diesel

□   Fill washer fluid tank

□   Check tyre tread depth

Dining room

□   Throw away any clutter

□   Organise drawers

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Check light bulbs and replace if needed

□   Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds

□   Clean all furniture

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wash or hoover floor

□   Dust all décor down

□   Steam clean carpets

□   Hoover and dust under furniture and bed

□   Check smoke detectors

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

□   Open windows to air room out

Living Room

□   Throw away any clutter

□   Organise drawers

□   Wipe cobwebs from ceiling and corners with cloth

□   Check light bulbs and replace if needed

□   Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds

□   Clean all furniture

□   Wash or wipe sofa down

□   Wash windows and frames

□   Wash or hoover floor

□   Dust all décor down

□   Steam clean carpets

□   Hoover and dust under furniture and bed

□   Clean television

□   Spray space clearing Essential oil around room

□   Open windows to air room out

 

2017 Annual Afflictions

Tai sui – west (262.5 – 277.5)

Sui po – east (82.5 – 97.5)

Three killings – east (52.5 – 127.5)

Annual 5 yellow – south (157.5 – 202.5)

 

Annual Cures and Enhancers for 2017

Northwest

Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row

Salt water cure

Shi Dong Wu protection amulet

North

Ba xian Ba Gua protection talisman

Northeast

Xin Xiang Shi Cheng Wish and Romance enhancer

Blue Kwan Yin

West

Yi Bai Fu Mian Qi Sheng Chi Talisman

Tang Jie Tai sui gold plated plaque for 2017

Centre

Ru Yi golden wealth enhancer

East

Huo Zai Dragon and Ru Yi

Cai yuan Guang Jin Master Cure

Southwest

Ba Bao eight treasure coins in circle Amulet

San zhong three bell chime

South

Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row

Salt water cure

6 Metal rod wind chime

Shou Hu Shen Metal lily

Southeast

Fo Xiang four Buddhas of prosperity and luck

Fun facts and advice for Chinese New Year

□   Ensure that house, flat, office or any other building is completely clean from top to bottom, to encourage good luck in the coming year.□   Open all the windows and doors in every single part of the home as this is said to bring in clean, new good luck for the year.

□   Switch on all of the lights in the home inside and out as this is said to attract good luck from outside and if the windows and doors are wide open it is easy for the luck to enter. The bright lights and open windows are also used to scare away evil spirits.

□   Buy a new pair of slippers at New Year, apparently it is said to stop people gossiping about you, In China, face and reputation is very important.

□   Avoid arguments, using knives, driving too far and they love to gamble on New Year’s day as they hope to create good luck and wealth. You can read more on this below.

□   Do not punish or discipline the children. Otherwise, they will have more arguments in the New Year.

□   Refrain from using a knife or scissors in the kitchen.

□   You should not wash yourself on this day which mean do not take a bath, shower or wash your hair on Chinese New Year’s Day as this will wash away all good luck for you personally.

□   Refrain from wearing black or white colours when visiting friends on this day as these colours are associated with funerals and death.

□   Visit recently deceased friends or family on New Year’s Day

□   When you wake somebody up on this morning, do not use their name as it is said that this person will be dependent on you all year long to motivate them.

□   Do not wash any clothes on this day as Chinese New Year Day is the birthday of the god of Water.

□   Do not cut your hair or nails on this day as it is believed that you will be bringing pain to your relations.

□   Keep everything positive and do not talk about anything negative on this day as you will be setting an example for how the rest of your year is to be lived.

Recommendations for 2017

Northwest

  • Hang six Chinese coins tied in red ribbon.
  • Place a salt water cure.
  • You do not need to place dragons and bells all around your home or office; you can use any metal ornament as long as it is not sharp or aggressive looking, and believe it or not a good cure is a round metal dog bowl or weight lifters weights.
  • A brass wealth ingot is good for protecting wealth
  • Place a gold coloured three legged Toad with i-ching under.
  • hang a Shi Dong Wu protection amulet in the northwest of your home or office
  • Place a Wu Lou and/or other metal ornaments to dissipate the negative earth.
  • A metal singing bowl is very good as is a stainless steel Dog bowl.
  • Avoid using red colour in this room and refrain from displaying triangle shape or fiery pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

North

  • If this is your bedroom, a shade of blue or black in your furnishing or décor may help with health. A blue painting (not water scene) may also do.
  • Place a set six Chinese coins tied together with ribbon this year especially for the months of October and April 2017.
  • Place a Ba xian Ba Gua protection talisman in the north of your home in 2017
  • Real quartz crystal is very good in the north for 2017 as is faceted crystal spheres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northeast

  • Use blue in your décor if this is your office or bedroom.
  • For office and studies, place a task light and a crystal globe on the work desks. Blue items can be added on the desk e.g. blue paper, blue books etc
  • Avoid displaying too many metal objects here, especially large heavy ornaments.
  • Fresh flowers or small pots of green leafy or flowering plants can be displayed in this spot of the house to lift the qi. Blue or green flowers are a good choice.
  • Place a blue Kwan Yin statue in the northeast to ensure and strengthen and protect romance/relationships, career and academics are protected and enhanced in 2017
  • If you have mandarin Ducks this is a good area to have them and any other symbols of romance like hugging couples etc.
  • Place photos of loved ones or images of love to enhance relationships or attract new love. This can done with photos, paintings or statues, make sure there is always a pair in the image.
  • Place a Xin Xiang Shi Cheng Wish and Romance enhancer
  • For romance a Dragon headed Tortoise or Mandarin Ducks is very good
West

  • Place a light in the west. If you have the option, a lamp with a wooden stand and a peach/red shade is better.
  • Do not hang wind chimes of any material in this area of the house, especially metal wind chimes as it will worsen matters.
  • Place a Yi Bai Fu Mian Qi Sheng Chi Talisman in the west for the year
  • During hot summer months, make sure the fan is not located in the west.
  • Take extra security measures for the whole home or business during 2017 and check smoke alarms.
  • Place a Tang Jie Tai sui gold plated plaque to appease Tai Sui for the year
  • Check through everything before signing documents if office is in the west.
  • Try and keep this area quiet and do not disturb with loud noises.
  • Try not to let children or noisy animals play in the west.
  • Beware of backstabbing, as sometimes it is unseen and behind your back and also from someone you thought you knew quite well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre

  • Place a Ru Yi golden wealth enhancer in the centre to protect and enhance wealth and relationships
  • Try to introduce some blue, black, grey or charcoal colours.
  • A brass Wu-Lou would be good for a bedroom that falls into the centre
  • Place creative enhancements like displaying an abacus, calligraphy set, artist tools like canvas, brushes etc.
  • Place a gold Tsai Shen Yeh statue in the centre to protect wealth in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East

  • Hang a faceted crystal sphere in this area of the house near the window or door. Hang it above head height and twist now and again.
  • The red three-legged toad can be placed here. Make sure the toad is facing into the house and not towards the door and the coin is never taken out of his mouth.
  • Place a Huo Zai Dragon and Ru Yi for wealth, career and luck this year in the east
  • Introduce some fire colours into the east to balance the energies, a quick and easy way is using bed covers, rugs, table covers, sofa throws etc.
  • Place a Caiyuan Guang Jin Master Cure for overall protection in 2017
  • If your bedroom is here, you can also place an amethyst or any crystal items in the east of the bedroom to further strengthen the earth element of the benevolent 8.
  • A good romance enhancer is a pair of rose quartz Mandarin Ducks in the east this year.
  • Keep area active with open windows and doors (yang energy) although please be aware of noise levels.
  • Keep the area outside and inside the east, north and northeast as clear clutter free and open as possible, you need to let the auspicious Qi collect here and distribute inside and outside when this happens it is known as Ming Tang , this is a collection of Sheng Chi (auspicious energy)
Southwest

  • You should try to introduce some blue colours in your decoration. You can introduce the colour by using cushions, rugs, bed covers, doormats or anything else you can think of.
  • Do not use anything that is associated to the fire element or colours such as red to control it as this may aggravate it.
  • Place a Ba Bao eight treasure coins in circle Amulet for protection in 2017.
  • Avoid candles at all costs.
  • Install or service smoke alarms and security systems.
  • Place a San zhong three bell chime in the southwest in 2017
  • Do not hang metal wind chimes here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South

  • Avoid playing loud music in the south of the home or room in 2017.
  • Do not decorate your room with red or earth colours this year. Grey, blue or white beddings and curtains are good colours to use temporarily.
  • Place a salt water cure in the south of the building along with six Chinese coins tied in a row with red ribbon and six hollow metal rod wind chime.
  • Place a Brass Wu-Lou in the south corner of the room if this is your bedroom.
  • Place a Shou Hu Shen Metal lily in the south of your home or office for the year
  • Do not place red objects, burning candles or triangular shaped furnishing in this sector.
  • Most of all, avoid disturbing the south at all costs. Any form of renovations that needs to be done, plan it for another year. It is worth keeping this in mind.
  • Tsai Shen Yeh (God of wealth) in a gold colour is very effective at not only reducing the bad earth but by also protecting your wealth for the year in the south.
  • Replace or at the very least cleanse your Ba Gua mirror in the south especially if you have a door here.
  • If you have a main door in the south make sure you oil the hinges and try not to let it bang shut.

If you use a fan or other machines that creates noise or vibration try and avoid placing it in the south part of a room, get yourself a good compass

Southeast

  • Healthy green leafy plants or blue flowering plants such as violets are good for this area.
  • Fresh flowers displayed here will bring positive qi too.
  • Place the Fo Xiang four Buddhas of prosperity and luck to enhance the annual #9 stars effects this year.
  • Symbolic objects such as a gold abacus or six Chinese coins can be placed here all year round to enhance benevolent influence and at the same time dissipate the malevolent influence by the visiting monthly #2 and #5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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