Placing your Christmas tree and decorations in December 2023
Are you prepared for 2024 – The start of period 9 Feng Shui?
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.
I 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.
We have spent many months working on all of the updates, and after many late nights, it is a great feeling to click the publish button and get everything live I really hope that you enjoy reading the articles as much as we did writing them.
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Christmas 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…
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 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.
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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