BY Meagan Wenceslao ON Feb 10, 2020
Imagine the balance of nature, and how nice you feel in the mountains, by a river or in a flower garden -- this is the feeling Feng Shui can help you achieve with your own surroundings.
Feng Shui practices change depending on the year and its corresponding Chinese animal zodiac. For 2020, it’s the Year of the Metal Rat. Earth element industries such as real estate, building materials, storage and warehousing, construction, and other earth-related industries are extremely auspicious in 2020. So, to attract good fortune and wealth, keep your family healthy, and fill the new year with blessings, simply follow these Feng Shui tips for 2020 listed down below.
1. Clear your main entrance
Slow chi down by using a rug on the floor, and always keep the path to the front door neat and clean, for this is the gateway through which all kinds of energies enter your home. The cleaner the passageway, the brighter the energy. The main entry is very important in Feng Shui because it is through the main entry that the house absorbs Chi, or universal energy, for its own nourishment. It is not recommended to have a mirror facing the main door is that the mirror pushes away all the good Feng Shui energy that is about to enter the house.
2. 2020 Lucky Colors
Colors are one of the most powerful elements that impact energy. Since 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, colors such as white, gray, and metal silver are considered lucky. Repainting the walls white, displaying objects in gold, and covering your pillows with gray pillow cases are only some of the few things that you can do in order to bring prosperity and positive energy or chi in your home. Avoid dark colors as they radiate negative energy. You may also opt to design your home with lucky Pantone or colors based on your own zodiac:
Ox: malachite green, ceruse white, and fuchsia pink
Tiger: ebony black, azure blue, and cerulean blue
Rabbit: klein blue, cherry blossom pink, and fuchsia pink
Dragon: crimson red, chrome yellow, and gold
Snake: maya blue, forest green, and English green
Horse: burnt sienna, opaline green, and spring green
Goat: celestial blue, honey yellow, and alabaster white
Monkey: ruby red, turquoise green, and mimosa yellow
Rooster: Persian blue, maya blue, and chrome yellow
Dog: opaline green, snow white, and pearl gray
Pig: bright pink, silver gray, and sulfur yellow
3. Lucky Plants
4. Rearrange your furniture
Feng Shui also prescribes which items should be placed in every direction of the house. In the west corner, align your home with the element of the year by putting metal-colored items. Keep green and blue plants away from the north corner. If you have plants, it is advisable that you put these in the south corner, together with wood carvings and clay sculptures. Avoid placing potted plants in the east corner; place aquatic ones instead. To keep your family safe and protected, do not stack sharp objects like knives or scissors in the center area of your house. If your front door, bedroom door, or kitchen door is located in the east, you can put a gray or white rug to avoid imbalance.
Feng Shui is a sacred philosophy, and should be practiced in a respectful way. If you are going to use its methods, be serious about it, rather than taking a light-hearted, humorous approach. Most importantly, we should not solely depend on Feng Shui. Luck still depends on our hard work and the amount of effort we put into thriving for success.
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