Every year, millions of people put festive decorations up all around the inside and the outside of our homes and businesses including huge red, gold, silver and green displays to get in to the festive spirit of Christmas. I have been asked many times on Facebook and email to post an article about the effects that Christmas decorations can have on our homes from a Feng Shui point of view. If you are serious about Feng Shui, this will be a great article for you to read.
Surely if the decorations are only up for a few weeks the effect won’t be that serious?
Although we only put our Christmas decorations up on an average of three weeks of the year all of the different shapes, colours and associations to the elements can either have a positive or negative effect on your home. Luckily, the negative effects can be strongly dissipated if you follow the advice below.
What effects do Christmas trees have?
As you can imagine, real Christmas trees have a wood element although it is not too strong as the wood is dying from being cut down. 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.
The best place to place a Christmas tree with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars in December 2011 would be in the northwest, west, southwest and northeast. 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 2011 with regards to the annual and monthly flying stars in December 2011 would be in the south, east and north of a room or building.
You can also place decorations in the southeast although this is mainly neutral in December 2011.
Why avoid placing Christmas trees in these areas?
A Christmas tree has strong energy whether it is real or artificial, its shape is fire shaped being pointed; its colour is associated to the wood element being green. Any flashing lights are classed as yang qi and all these elements of the five phases will have a negative effect on the south, east and north and can cause many problems. Think about the times you have heard of family arguments around Christmas time, this may seem 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?
When placing candles over Christmas, 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 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 2011?
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 listed 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 2011
In December 2011 the northeast and northwest are very auspicious and if you placed a lottery ticket in the northeast and northwest you will greatly increase your chances of winning. The lottery ticket below were 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 north or east 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 any machine that creates noise or vibration like a fan, shredder, convector heater; 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 2012. We have written a series of pages filled with valuable advice all about how to prepare yourself for Chinese New Year and all the 2012 Feng Shui Cures that you can place in order to make 2012 a much better year for you.
Please follow the links below if you wish to find out more about Chinese New Year 2012.
From everyone at the Feng Shui Store, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year!