It’s that time of year where all of the Christmas decorations come down from the loft or storage and are placed all around the house or office to get in to the festive spirit. I love this time of year, especially all of the decorations all over people’s homes but is 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! 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?
Our Christmas decorations may only be up around the house and work place for an average of three weeks during 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 2012.
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 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 where it is placed.
The best place to place that you could place a Christmas tree with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars in December 2012 would be in the south, west, southwest, north. The optimum directions would be in the northwest, west and the southeast of a room or building.
The areas to avoid placing your Christmas tree in December 2012 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars would be in the southeast and northwest and east of a room or building.
Best areas in order: – south, west, southwest (okay), north (okay)
Neutral areas: – northeast
Areas to avoid if possible: – southeast, northwest, east,
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 southeast, northwest and east and can cause many problems during December 2012.
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.
Northwest – Place candles here to strengthen the 8 star
North – Place candles here to weaken the 3 star
South – Avoid placing candles here over the Christmas period
East – Avoid placing candles here over the Christmas period
Southeast – Avoid placing candles here over the Christmas period
northeast – Avoid placing candles here over the Christmas period
Southwest – This area is fairly neutral
West – This area is fairly neutral
Will my head fall off if I put red tinsel up in the south or east in December 2012?
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 2012
In December 2012, the south and southwest are very auspicious and it is advised to place a lottery ticket in the south and southwest 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 Ming Gua lottery numbers taken from your birth date and just by placing it in the south or southwest 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 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 2013. We have written a series of pages filled with valuable advice all about how to prepare yourself for Chinese New Year and all the 2013 Feng Shui Cures that you can place in order to make 2013 a much better year for you.
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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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