Placing your Christmas tree and decorations in December 2018
Are you prepared for 2019?
It’s 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 2018. 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 as we released the 2019 updates earlier than usual on the 6th of November this year, it feels like I have another month to start preparing when in reality, Christmas day is only around six 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 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 previous years, I do see the importance in preparing early for events and with Chinese New Year around the corner from Christmas on the 5th February 2019 (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 checklist early and will be going through my home and office and get a head start on cleaning before the 4th February (solar) when I will be placing my 2019 Cures and Enhancers; this year is very important as we have the #8 wealth star trapped in the centre and I will be making sure I release the energy of this trapped star to make the year of the Pig as good as it can be.
If you have some free time around the festive season, I would really recommend taking a look through some of the annual updates as in 2019, Chinese New Year falls on the same day or the day after placing the annual Cures and Enhancers. The most important articles to read are listed below. Reading through these two articles early will give you a major head start on the year of the Pig 2019.
2019 Cures & Enhancers kits
It seems like we say this every year but this really is our best ever annual cures kit which offers even greater discounts and now features our new Feng Shui software. For the past 20 years, we put together a valuable Feng Shui kit that everyone should use to protect themselves from negative energy and enhance positive energy for an outstanding 2019. If you want to avoid More…
2019 Chinese Animal predictions
What does 2019 Yin Earth Pig/Boar year have in store for us? I am sure that there will be many Dragons that are glad 2018 is coming to the end, although I know for a fact that so many Dragons (myself included) who have benefited from the More…
2019 Annual Flying Star analysis
On February 5th 2019, we enter a New Chinese Year (year 4717th in the Chinese calendar), the year of the Yin Earth Boar Ji Hai. If you want to avoid wealth problems, continued sickness, problems with the mouth, sore throats, skin rashes, etc, bankruptcy, legal problems, gossip, and relationship problems More…
Christmas is my favourite time of year, especially now that my niece has 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 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 2019, 2020 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 2018.
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 the flashing lights and general 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 and 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 which is why we have made it really simple to know the best and worst places to put your Christmas tree in December 2018.
The best place that you could place a Christmas tree in 2018 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars in December 2018 would be in the south, southeast and centre although please read below as some areas may require care.
The areas to avoid placing your Christmas tree in December 2018 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars would be in the east, and northwest of a room or building and a neutral area would be the southeast and north.
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 east and centre and can cause many problems during December 2018.
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 2018.
North – This is a neutral area to place Christmas trees in December 2018 but please try to avoid too many fire colours and avoid candles in December.
Northeast – This area is not a good place for Christmas trees or candles in December 2018
East- This is a very bad area for Christmas trees and candles in December 2018
Southeast – This area is a very good place for candles and neutral for Christmas trees in December 2018
South – This is a good area to place Christmas trees in December 2018 but please try to avoid too many fire colours
Southwest – This area is not a good place for Christmas trees in December 2018
West – This is ok to place Christmas trees in December 2018 but please try to avoid too many fire colours
Northwest – This area is not a good place for Christmas trees in December 2018
Centre – This is a good area for Christmas trees although avoid candles here in December 2018
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 northeast or east in December 2018?
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 regards to the annual and monthly Feng Shui flying stars.
North – gold, silver, orange, red, purple, pink, white, bronze, copper
Northeast – orange, red, purple, pink but not too much as this will provoke the monthly star. You can also use blacks and blacks but avoid using too much.
East- black, grey, navy and shades of blue
Southeast – red, orange, burgundy, purple, pink and lilac
South – black, grey, navy and shades of blue
Southwest – white, silver, gold, copper, bronze
West – white, silver, gold, copper, bronze
Northwest – white, silver, gold, copper, bronze
Centre – different shades of green
Make the most of December 2018
In December 2018, the centre, south and southwest are very auspicious and it is advised to place a lottery ticket in the south, west and north 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 south, west and north 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 2019, year of the Yin Earth Pig. We have written a series of pages filled with valuable advice all about how to prepare yourself for Chinese New Year and all the 2019 Feng Shui Cures that you can place in order to make 2019 a much better year for you.
Please follow the links below if you wish to find out more about Chinese New Year 2019.
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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