Chinese New Year Checklist for 2018, year of the Yang Earth Dog

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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 2018, the year of the Yang Earth Dog (Wu Xu). 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 Dog and included where to place the 2018 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 Dog.

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Chinese New Year 2018 (lunar) date for celebrating – 16th February 2018
Chinese New Year 2018 (Solar) date for placing Cures – February 4th  2018
2018 is the year of the Yang Earth Dog (Wu Xu) 

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

2018 Annual Afflictions

Tai sui – northwest (292.5 – 307.5)

Sui po – southeast (112.5 – 127.5)

Three killings – north (322.5 – 37.5)

Annual 5 yellow – north (337.5 – 22.5)

2018 Cures and Enhancers for the year of the Yang Earth Dog

Annual Cures and Enhancers for 2018

 

Northwest

Arowana fish sitting on bed of coins

Jiang Wu Tai Sui Plaque

 

North

Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row

Salt water cure

Six rod hollow metal wind chime

Northeast

Baohulu protection gourd

Dragon Chasing Pearl tablet

 

West

Six Chinese i-ching coins In a row

Salt water cure

Guanshiyin Protection bell

Centre

Crystal globe for wealth and success

Wealth and romance charm

 

East

Huaxianweiyi Sheng Chi Cure and Enhancer

 

Southwest

Wu Fu five bats of wealth and success

 

South

Taohua Mandarin ducks

Shou Kun qi Fu Wish & romance enhancer

Southeast

Jiebaopinchuan Master Cure

Cai Leishui Crystal talisman

 

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 2018

Northwest

  • A brass Wu-Lou would be good for a bedroom that falls into the northwest along with blue, black, grey or charcoal colours. This is especially so if you are not in good health and if you cannot buy a wu lou place a heavy round object close to your bed but avoid candles or colours red, pink, purple or any fire colours.
  • Place a Jiang Wu Tai Sui plaque in the northwest in 2018 to appease and pay respect to Tai Sui this year.
  • Avoid candles or fire colours like red, pink, purple, orange or burgundy in the northwest in 2018, blues, blacks, grey or charcoal are good colours to use.
  • Place a statue of an Arowana fish sitting on a bed of coins in the northwest to enhance and protect existing and new wealth.
  • Metal objects are good to place in the NW in 2018.
  • Clicking here will take you to our page of all of our cures and enhancers for the annual #1 star
  • Naturally not as powerful but round metal shapes are an alternative to using Feng Shui items but avoid sharp or menacing looking metal objects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North

  • Avoid playing loud music in the north of the home or room.
  • 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 north of the building along with six Chinese coins tied in a row with red ribbon and six hollow metal rod wind chime.
  • The six coins in row and salt cure are a crucial cure to place in 2018, please do not forget it.
  • Place a Brass Wu-Lou in the north corner of the room if this is your bedroom.
  • Metal objects such as six Chinese metal coins tied in a red ribbon and/or a brass Dragon can be placed in this corner too. Do not to use red dragons.
  • Do not place red objects, burning candles or triangular shaped furnishing in this sector.
  • Most of all, avoid disturbing the north 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 north.
  • Replace or at the very least cleanse your Ba Gua mirror in the north especially if you have a door here.
  • If you have a main door in the north make sure you oil the hinges and try not to let it bang shut and oil squeaky hinges.
  • If you use a fan or other machines that creates noise or vibration try and avoid placing it in the north part of a room, get yourself a good compass.
Northeast

  • Place a light in the northeast If you have a choice, a lamp with a wooden stand and a peach/red shade is better.
  • Do not hang wind chimes of any material in the northeast in 2018, especially metal wind chimes as it will worsen matters.
  • Take extra security measures for the whole home or business during 2018 and check smoke alarms.
  • Place a Baohulu protection gourd to suppress the negative influences of the annual #3 in the northeast this year
  • Check through everything before signing documents if your office is in the northeast.
  • Beware of backstabbing, as sometimes it is unseen and behind your back and also from someone you thought you knew quite well.
  • Place a Dragon Chasing Pearl tablet in the northeast in 2018 for protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West

  • Hang a Guanshiyin Protection bell in the west of your home or office in 2018
  • Place a salt water cure
  • You do not need all Dragons and bells, 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.
  • Hang six Chinese coins tied in red ribbon.
  • A brass wealth ingot is good for protecting wealth.
  • Place a gold coloured three legged Toad with an i-ching coin underneath.
  • 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.
  • Avoid candles or bright lights at all costs. Check or upgrade smoke alarms and other fire prevention methods.
Centre

  • Healthy green leafy plants or blue flowering plants such as violets are good for this area.
  • Place Fu shi jian earth globe for wealth and success in the centre of your home and office and remember to spin it regularly
  • Fresh flowers displayed here will bring positive qi too.
  • Place a Wealth and romance charm in the centre of your home or office for 2018
  • Symbolic objects such as a wu lou or eight 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

East

  • You should also use more blue in your decoration. You can introduce the colour with cushions, rugs, bed covers or doormats.
  • Do not use anything of fire element or colours red to control it as this may aggravate it.
  • Avoid candles at all costs.
  • Place a Huaxianweiyi Sheng Chi Cure and Enhancer in the east of your home or office in 2018 for protection
  • Install or service/upgrade smoke alarms and security systems.
  • Do not hang metal wind chimes here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southwest

  • 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 Wu Fu five bats of wealth and success talisman in the southwest of your home or office this year to enhance and protect wealth.
  • Real quartz crystal is very good in the southwest for 2018 as is faceted crystal spheres.
  • Avoid colours red and candles in the southwest in 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South

  • Use blue in your décor if this is your office or bedroom.
  • Place a Taohua Mandarin ducks statue in the south of your home or office
  • 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 much metal objects here especially large heavy ornaments.
  • Place a Shou Kun qi Fu Wish & romance enhancer
  • 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.
  • If you have the Taohua 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.
  • For romance, a Dragon headed Tortoise is very good

 

 

 

 

 

Southeast

  • Hang a Cai Leishui Crystal talisman in the southeast of your home or office for 2018
  • Keep the southeast of your home or office quiet during 2018 and do not break ground unless necessary
  • Place a Jiebaopinchuan Master Cure for wealth protection in the southeast in 2018
  • Introduce some fire colours into the southeast to balance the energies, a quick and easy way is using bed covers, rugs, table covers, sofa throws etc.
  • If your bedroom is here, you can also place an amethyst or any crystal items in the southeast of the bedroom to further strengthen the earth element of the benevolent 8.
  • Place a red Tsai Shen Yeh statue in the southeast to protect wealth in 2018
  • This is also a good study area for children provided they are quiet. Place a task light and a crystal globe on the desk to enhance concentration.
  • A romance enhancer is a pair of rose quartz Mandarin Ducks in the southeast this year.
  • Keep the area outside and inside the southeast, northwest and southwest 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

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