Feng Shui for Chinese New Year of the Rat 2020

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, ChineseNewYear, Feng Shui, New Moon, Tarot | 0 comments

 

FENG SHUI for 2020 METAL RAT Year

Create good luck in Rat year. No need to get caught in the rat race!
Feng shui is part of Chinese medicine whereby health can be restored and maintained in a balanced and peaceful environment. 

2020 and 2021 are Metal years. In feng shui, the element Metal is represented by the clean, pristine environment that shines like real metal. Regardless of the lucky element in your birth chart, everyone benefits by developing the element Metal for the next two years.

Join me for my 2020 Year of the Metal Rat talk!
Sunday January 26 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM
East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
Mountain View CA
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If there ever was a time to reduce and remove clutter, it’s now. Rat year is an excellent time to organize and clean up, especially your financial records. There’s always a focus on money in a Rat year.

The element Metal correlates to the bedroom. (5 Elements info below.) Metal is a yin element, and the bedroom is a yin room for rest and sleep. 2020 and 2021 are the years to make your bedroom a healing (and tidy) sanctuary. 

Rats are nocturnal animals. The hours of the Rat are 11 pm – 1 am. Those born during Rat year or hour can have a predisposition for insomnia. The Rat mind is always working and thinking, creating and planning. So 2020 is the year to create a peaceful bedrooms for you and your family. Contact me to schedule your feng shui consultation for Rat year.

 

FIVE ELEMENTS

Taoist Feng Shui by Susan Levitt

Boost energy and start a new cycle in Rat year by painting your home in spring or summer. The energy of any room can be transformed by adding a coat of fresh paint.

If all rooms of your home have white or ivory walls, all white is too much of the element Metal that can lead to arguing. So paint one room with color, or trim a room with color. Don’t know which room to paint? Paint the room that most needs to be refreshed.

Do the work in small, digestible bites in a Rat year. And with a group because Rat loves the pack. Start with one room, and by the end of summer, the whole house is done.

Each room of your home correlates to the 5 Taoist elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood:

5 elements brightFIRE/HEART/LIVING ROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element Fire is represented by the heart. The living room is the heart of the home. Your living room is best with accents of the bright and lively Fire colors red, purple, orange, and all shades of red. Bright accents stimulate conversation and activity. Strong FIRE brings passion, energy, and creativity. 

EARTH/STOMACH/DINING ROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element earth is the stomach. The dining room is where we eat and digest food. The dining room is best in earthen tones of gold, terra cotta, or other soft yin colors. Red walls (Fire) in a dining area are too stimulating and people eat too fast. Strong EARTH brings stability, balance, and patience.

METAL/LUNGS/BEDROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element metal is the lungs. The bedroom is where we sleep and breathe deeply while resting. Best bedroom colors are white, cream, and soft pastels. Avoid bright big prints on bedding and drapery, especially in children’s bedrooms, because colorful prints are too yang and not restful. Strong METAL brings logic, clarity, and intelligence.

WATER/KIDNEYS/BATHROOM – In Chinese medicine, the element water is the kidneys. In the bathroom, paint this room in a soft, quiet, and calm color for peaceful elimination of waste and for soothing bathing or showering. Light blue is fine. Strong WATER brings wisdom and serenity.

WOOD/LIVER/KITCHEN – In Chinese medicine, the element wood is the liver. Wood is used in a kitchen to feed the cooking fire. The kitchen must be kept very clean because this is where food is prepared, so white walls are best. But green accents or a plant are recommended to introduce the Wood element into this Wood room. Strong WOOD brings growth, enthusiasm, and enthusiasm. 

 

LUCK ENTERS

Taoist Feng Shui in Spanish

In a Metal year, stop clutter before it builds by maintaining the habit of tidying up before you leave your home or office. Then a peaceful environment awaits you when you return. Especially at your place of work, it’s not favorable to leave a mess over the weekend.

Then start at your front door. Clean your entry to welcome all the good luck that will come into your home and place of business in the new year. Wash, sweep, or vacuum the front steps, porch, entry hall, lobby — whatever the entry is where you live.

Make this area clean, well lit, and inviting. Check the entry’s lighting fixtures, make sure the doorbell works, and paint touch-ups on scuff marks. Add an welcome mat if needed. Or replace an old one if it’s worn out its welcome.

For a business, make sure that your entry is clean and inviting, and that there is good signage with clear address numbers. A business must be easy to find, and attractive to enter. One third of business success is good feng shui at the entrance.

 

1ST THING SEEN

Taoist Feng Shui in Russian

What is the first thing seen when you enter your home? Your eye goes somewhere, so direct the eye by organizing each room so that the first thing seen sets a pleasant tone to make the room inviting to enter.

Make sure that the first thing seen in each room is clean and inspiring. You do not want to see a pile of paperwork or any type of clutter. Stay tidy, especially during this element Metal year, the time for a clean, pristine environment.

 

BA-GUA MAP

A popular style of feng shui is to overlay a map of eight tri-grams, or ba-gua in Chinese. For those who use this method, focus on the Wealth corner in Rat year to create an abundance of money.

The wealth corner is located in the far left-hand corner from the entry. Every room of your home and office has a Wealth corner to embellish during this Rat year.

 

LUCKY PLANTS

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It can be fortunate to add healthy plants and  flowers to your home and workplace to increase abundance. And plants offer fresh oxygen.

Indoors or out, it’s best to have plants that stay evergreen all year, and that do not lose their leaves in any season. One of my favorite indoor plants is Chinese evergreen that also has a lovely flower.

Lucky flowers are orchids, peonies, and lilies. Roses are fine in a home or office, but remove them if there’s arguing. Avoid thorny plants like cacti. Don’t have a green thumb? Check out silk flowers.

Remember, take small bites in a Rat year. And be consistent. If removing clutter, start with one drawer. Then the next one. Want a big life change? Start making plans now, and pursue them in small nibbles. But keep nibbling. Results arrive in autumn, and winter is Rat’s luckiest season.

Happy New Year,

Susan

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