The Yang Wood Dragon energy of year 2024 marks the beginning of Period 9 in feng shui
2024 is the Year of the Wood feng shui element, Yang polarity majestic and visionary Dragon. The Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year, starts on February 10th, 2024. For many feng shui practitioners and enthusiasts, this is the time to change their annual feng shui cures. (The new annual cures are applied on or before February 4th, 2024). We offer feng shui resources to help you benefit the most from the energy of 2024, including the use of most popular traditional feng shui cures in your home. A few of these popular feng shui cures, such as the wealth vase or the salt water cure, you can make yourself, and we have included detailed instructions on how to make and where to place these very popular traditional feng shui cures in your home.
Here are tips for the use of most popular annual feng shui cures:
- Salt Water Cure
- Wealth Vase
- Kwan Yin
- Medicine Buddha
- Lucky Bamboo
- Pi Yao (Pi Xiu)
- Fu Dogs
- Laughing Buddha
- Bagua Mirrors
- Money Plant
There are several feng shui basics in celebrating the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year. First, it is important to clean your home thoroughly, as well as use some space clearing to assure the feng shui energy in your home is clear. In many Oriental cultures cleaning on the first few days of the New Year is considered bad luck, so it goes without saying that it is best to clean your home in advance and keep the energy peaceful and clean.
Second, much attention is being given to specific decorations that are used both as feng shui annual cures and as New Year celebration decor. You might have noticed that many Asian homes and businesses are decorated with an abundance of items in the auspicious combination of red and gold colors with symbols of happiness, longevity, prosperity, harmony, etc. Various flowers and fruits are also used in New Year’s decorations for their specific meaning and energy.
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All efforts are directed towards creating bright and harmonious energy to welcome and anchor the blessings for a new and prosperous year. The choice of specific colors to wear is based on the feng shui element energy of the year and is a popular custom. In addition to specific colors, wearing new clothes, as a symbol of new beginnings, is auspicious.
Food, of course, is a big part of the New Year’s celebrations with a variety of traditional dishes served because of their meaning and association with specific energies. For example, the word fish in Cantonese sounds the same as abundance, so there is always a fish dish on the new year celebration table. The uncut noodles symbolize long life, while the many sweet dishes are expressions of hope for sweetness in the new year. As a symbol of good luck, the mandarin oranges are always present, too.
The morning after New Year’s day many traditional red envelopes with a bit of money in them are given to children and friends. This symbolizes a helping hand from the older generation to the younger one, as well as wishes for prosperity and financial well-being. Small gifts are often exchanged between close friends and family members.
The Lunar New Year celebration lasts for 15 days with the Festival of Lanterns being the culmination of this beautiful holiday. Hundreds of candles are lit to welcome the fresh new light of another year. The Lunar New Year is a big celebration not only in China, but also in Tibet, Mongolia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Korea, and several other East Asian cultures.
Because it depends on the moon cycle — the Lunar New Year is on the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice — it comes on a different day each year and is considered the beginning of Spring. Each year carries the energy of a specific zodiac sign (or archetype), a specific feng shui element, and a predominant energy of one of the two polarities (Yin and Yang). These factors, combined, determine the overall quality of each new year.
The Yang Wood Dragon power of the 2024 starts a new twenty year timeframe called Period 9 in feng shui, this will bring a big energetic shift. Be as bold as you are discerning with your actions, know when it is time to observe and when it is time to be unstoppable with your actions. Think of the energies associated with the Dragon archetype (in Eastern cosmology) and learn the most from its majestic power.