Feng Shui is an ancient art that originated in China more than 3500 years ago. At a basic level, the practice is about creating a harmonious and healthy environment by introducing specific changes and adjustments into your home and workspace, particularly by working with five elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal).
Back in November 2019, Kathryn Weber wrote in her annual Red Lotus Letter Feng Shui Forecast for 2020 that your lungs and mental health need particular attention in the Year of the Metal Rat. Weber recommends many adjustments to work with this challenging energy, as well as things you can do to enhance the positive energies of the year.
From Weber’s recommendations here are some ways I successfully introduced Feng Shui into my home.
Spruce up the front door: Your front door is where energy enters the home so it’s important to keep it in good shape. Clean the front door, sweep the front verandah, clean the light fittings, polish the door handle, oil the hinges, and add a healthy plant to either side of the door.
Avoid using red colours, flames and excess lighting in the West section of your home. The 9 star is found in the West sector this year, and can cause breathing and lung problems. Instead add some flowers here in a crystal vase to bring fun times to your life.
In 2020 the Illness star moves into the South sector of the home. Add a windchime to this area of the home to help control the energy.
Get Pruning: Now’s the time to clear out the dead wood from the garden as it can restrict growth, cut back any overgrown bushes and remove vines that are growing on the walls of your house.
Fix any dripping taps, leaking drains or running toilets. In Feng Shui water is a sign of abundance and prosperity and when water is leaking it can cause a financial drain on your life.
The Northeast direction of your home is where the Fortune star can be found this year. Activate this area with metallic objects and decorate with metal colours such as grey and white.