Where do I place my Christmas tree and decorations in 2023

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Placing your Christmas tree and decorations in December 2023


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During the build-up to Christmas, I like to decorate the inside and outside of my home and will be putting my decorations up earlier than normal this year as I like to think it spreads cheer to people walking by.

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 now that the annual updates are live on the site, it feels like I have another month to start preparing when in reality, Christmas day is just under four weeks away from writing this article.

Feng Shui Festive Decorations 2022I always find it amazing how shops in the UK tend to bring their Christmas range out as soon as Halloween is over. It seems that every year, I end up with more and more decorations around the house and every year, I promise myself I won’t go over the top next year, and then the cycle continues when Christmas comes back around. Although I am a lot better prepared than in previous years, I do see the importance of preparing early for events, and with the Chinese New Year only a few weeks from Christmas on the 10th of February 2024 (lunar), I definitely want to get everything prepared early rather than leave it to the last minute.

This year, I’ve decided to get started on my Chinese New Year early and will be going through my home and office and getting a head start on cleaning before the 4th of February (solar) when I will be placing my 2024 Cures and Enhancers.

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Feng Shui Christmas decorationsChristmas is my favourite time of year, especially now that my niece and nephew have a big appreciation for the decorations and lights 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 for December, helping you pick the best location for your Christmas tree, lights, ornaments and any other decorations you may put up. My wife came home with a three-foot Gonk decoration this afternoon, and I will be choosing my location for this festive period after finishing this article.

Sadly, 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 2024.

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…

Feng Shui and the effects of Christmas decorationsBut 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 2023.

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 minimal. Christmas trees, in general, can produce a lot of Yang energy with flashing lights and generally bright colours. The shape of Christmas trees is also associated with the fire element which can either have a positive effect or negative effect due to the productive and weakening cycle depending on 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, so we have made it really simple to know the best and worst places to put your Christmas tree in December 2023.

The best place that you could place a Christmas tree in 2023 regarding the annual and monthly flying stars in December 2023 would be in the north, although the southeast and west are still average locations for a tree; please read below as some areas may require care.

The compass sectors that you should and shouldn’t place Christmas decorations also apply to the outside of your home, and as a rule of thumb, the further away from your home the decorations are going, the less of an impact they will have on the Flying stars. If you had a large red Santa Claus statue about 10 metres away from the home at the front of your garden, this would have a lot less effect than if it were by the front door.

The areas to avoid placing your Christmas tree in December 2023 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars would be in the east, south and northwest of a room or building.

Please remember that there is always a solution if you cannot avoid placing Christmas decorations in a certain area of your home.

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 with the fire element as it is triangle-shaped; its colour is associated with 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 east, south and northwest and can cause problems during December 2023.

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 fireplace 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 in December 2023.

North – This is a great area for Christmas trees and candles in December 2023.

Northeast – Not a great area for candles or a tree this month, although if you have no choice, try to place blue, black and grey colours to balance the energy.

East – Please avoid candles here in December 2023 as we have the #2 and #5 stars here. If you have to place candles here, please stick to false battery candles and introduce metal here. White lights on a tree will help weaken these stars.

Southeast – Candles can be placed here, although this will have a negative impact on the monthly #6 star here. battery candles will be ok to use here. White lights on a tree will help balance the energy here.

South – Not a great area for Christmas trees and candles in December 2023; If you have to use candles here, try to use battery candles. If you have to place your tree here, introduce metal coloured decorations and white lights.

Southwest – This is an average location for a tree this month, although please avoid real candles here.

West – This is an average location for a tree this month, although please avoid real candles here.

Northwest – Not a great area for Christmas trees and candles in December 2023; If you have to use candles here, try to use battery candles. If you have to place your tree here, introduce metal coloured decorations and white lights.

Centre –  Not a great area for Christmas trees and candles in December 2023. If you cannot avoid placing the three here, please make sure you use water colours for decorations such as blue, black, grey.

If you have no choice but to place your Christmas tree and decorations in the bad areas listed above, just try to avoid too many fire colours, such as shades of reds and oranges.

Will my head fall off if I put red tinsel up in the east or northwest in December 2023?

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.

Feng Shui Christmas 2023

What colours can I use in each area?

The main Colours used in Christmas decorations are silver, gold, red, orange, green, and white. Below, you will find a list of what colours you can use in each area of your home or office with regard to the annual and monthly Feng Shui flying stars.

North – red, orange, burgundy, purple, pink, lilac

Northeast – black, grey, blue

East-white, silver, gold, copper, bronze

Southeast – brown, terracotta, beige, yellow

South –white, silver, gold, copper, bronze

Southwest –black, grey, blue

West – Shades of green sparingly

Northwest – white, silver, gold, copper, bronze

Centre –green, black, grey, blue

Make the most of December 2023

In December 2023, the south, west and centre are very auspicious and it is advised to place a lottery ticket in the centre, north, 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 centre, north, and east can increase the chances of a win tremendously.

Please remember, regardless if you are in the northern or southern hemisphere, this applies to trees, tinsel, candles, bright nativity displays, and 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 2024, the year of the Yang Wood Dragon. We have written a series of pages filled with valuable advice all about how to prepare yourself for Chinese New Year and all the 2024 Feng Shui Cures that you can place to make 2024 a much better year for you.

Please follow the links below if you want to learn more about Chinese New Year 2024.

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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30 thoughts on “Where do I place my Christmas tree and decorations in 2023

  1. Hello Daniel,

    Thank you fso much or clarifying the Xmas tree color coordinates with the diagram which is super helpful, as I read in other feng shui practicioners pages (maybe the new age ones) that South should be gold & bright red. West gold, silver & bronze & North like you wrote.


    Thank you

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful advice and information. Easy to follow and understand. It truly helps a great deal in decorating for Christmas. Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with a bright and prosperous New Year! Wishing you all good health and happiness.

  3. Hi Daniel, Do you know where we should place the Christmas tree this year in 2022 and what colors should be used? I want to get a head start on planning. Thank you

    1. Hi Sophia,

      I will be writing the article for this next week and should have it up on the website along with the monthly updates for December 🙂

      Kind regards,

  4. Hi, thank you for all the great information you provide each month. Regarding the placement of candles during Christmas, does that also include lights such as LED strips that do not blink? I have lights in the north sector which is the front of my apartment. Looking at your list of colors for each sector, would white lights be okay for the north? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Pat,

      Led strips will have less of an impact and will be a safer option.

      The white lights in the north will work well this month and will be fine to use as they have more of a metal colour to them.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,

  5. I would like to put my Christmas tree in the northwest, I have a white tree with white , blue ornaments with blue lights.

    1. Hi Joanne,

      This should be ok as you will have metal and water elements draining energy from the monthly #5 star.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards

    1. Hi Mary,

      If you can, I would recommend trying to get the tree in either the south or southeast as this will be a lot easier to control and use the energies.

      Kind regards,

  6. Hi Micheal, thanks for the Christmas decor advice! I usually place the tree in northwest -this year thanks to you, have it in the north. only problem is I think the north area for my house has 5 and 9 natal
    stars! just a rough calculation I did going by house built around 1936, facing sw 232. We had all windows and part of roof replaced in 94 so not sure this would affect or change the natal stars.

    1. Hi Penny,

      To change the period of your home, you need to replace the whole roof so I would say from what you have told me, the home is still the original build date.

      Good colours to use with a 5 and 9 natal are silvers, gold and other metal colours and you should avoid fire colours such as red.

      If you have your tree in the north, I would place a lot of gold and silver metal colours on the tree as this will disipate the fire element here.

      Have a great Christmas and New Year, Penny.

      Kind regards,

  7. I have a question.

    Is this for december 2015/jan2016 or for 2014/2015. I see there are some comments from 2014.

    Thank you for this beautiful site. My family and I enjoy reading it.

    Merry Christmas and happy New year!

    1. Hi Sonya,

      The information on the page is all relevant to December 2015. I update the page every year with the relevant information which is why there will be old comments.

      Happy Christmas and New Year to you and your family also!

      Kind regards,

  8. Thank You, for the wonderful Feng Shui Christmas article! It is fantastic and helps so much for the Feng Shui enthusiasts! May you have a beautiful and abundant Christmas!
    With Light and Gratitude

    1. Hello to all,
      It’s December 2019, I indent to place my Christmas tree in the east sector in front of brown drapes over a large window that face a pool to adorned it with gold & metal ornaments also strung white lights.
      If I understand the theory correctly, this application would be for the #6 Flying Yearly & the #8 Monthly Flying Star in December 2019.

      Unfortunately, it is my understanding that the pool already has too much water, which may weaken the area.

      Does anyone have suggestions to strengthen missing areas of a home such as NE, E & SW?

      Wishing You All Happy Holidays & Happy New Year 2020

      Thank you,


      1. Hi Liz,

        From what you’ve said, your tree will be well placed beside the brown drapes.

        To fill a missing area of a home, you would place a large boulder or considerable potted plant in corner of the missing area to fill the void.

        I hope this helps, and wish you a lovely Christmas and New Year.

        Kind regards,

  9. Thank you so much for all your advice. We really appreciate it. It is a difficult time for us right now as our dog is very sick, heart problems and cancer of the liver. It\’s not good news just before Christmas. However, interestly enough his bed is in the East with a red cushion. On your advice we have made changes. Although it\’s just a matter of days before we have to make that horrible decision we are trying to make him more comfortable.

    Keep up the good work and may we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

    Next Year is the Year of the Goat which is my year so hopefully things will start to turn around. Kind Regards.

    1. Hi Patricia,

      I\’m so sorry to hear about your dog; being a huge dog lover, I cant even bare to think about what it must be like for you.

      I hope everything goes well with you and your dog and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and all the best for your Dog, Patricia.

      Kind regards,

  10. Hi Daniel, thanks as always for all the useful advice. Just read article about best area to place trees, decorations etc, unfortunately the southeast is the only area I can put my Xmas tree, is there anything I can do to lessen any possible negative effects?
    Many thanks and best wishes to you all

    1. Hi Karen,

      The Christmas tree will be good for the annual 3 star and the inherent element is of the southeast is wood so I would introduce some blue decorations and if you are using a real Christmas tree, I would submerge the tree in to a bowl of water which is apparently very good for a tree anyway and by introducing the water to the southeast, you will be creating a Sheng cycle where metal feeds water, water feeds wood.

      If you do not want to use water in this area, you can introduce blue decorations on the tree.

      I Hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year Karen.

      Kind regards,

      1. Thank you Daniel.

        Best wishes to you all for a great Christmas and Happy and healthy new year.

        Kind regards

  11. The areas to avoid placing your Christmas tree in December 2014 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars would be in the east, south, southeast and centre of a room or building. Best areas in order: – north
    Neutral areas: – southwest, south, northeast SOUTH?
    Areas to avoid – south, east, southeast, centre Why should you avoid SOUTH?
    SPplacing Christmas trees in these areas? – See more at: http://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/advice/fengshuichristmas.htm#sthash.LGoPd9et.dpuf SOUTH NEUTRAL EN AVOID?

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