Every year we go through a major shift of energy recognized in the west on New Year’s Day, January 1 and, in the east as Chinese New Year, which always falls on the first lunar new moon of the year. This year the Chinese New Year is February 19, 2015. While both of these are like a reset button on your computer in which we can re-boot and start fresh again, they also have a subtle difference. The Chinese New year celebration is a time to welcome longevity, wealth and prosperity and to eliminate any negative energy from the past. That makes it an excellent time to set your new cures and intentions into your environment as the energy shifts in Feng Shui from year to year, so look for a special offer below.
When we honor the beginning of the New Year on the lunar calendar system and celebrate the Chinese New Year, we align with mother earth’s seasonal rhythms. Aligning to these natural cycles, we experience each season distinctly and separately, yet together. They reveal the natural patterns of our entire lives: birth, growth, death and regeneration. Each season has its own connection to our internal clock and we are connected with Mother Nature’s rhythms.
Every aspect of our life is affected by seasonal shifts: our sleep, the food we eat and how our energy is connected to the particular season we are in. We play in the summer and rest in the winter. It is more a cosmic, universal, and connected-way of living our lives. While the seasons are similar, each year holds something new for our lives. A new energy is born into the earth’s energy grid and we experience that, as well. The Chinese astrological system provides us with yearly predictions which give us clues as to the theme of the energy for each year. While everyone is influenced differently, we all can feel a common thread as it unfolds.
I welcome the tradition of Chinese New Year in my own way as I believe that ceremony, and not ritual, is how to live in the current time and in current moment. I find ways to bring in the intentions of the New Year, while keeping true to what I believe. I encourage your to do the same.
Below are a few ideas how to bring in greater harmony in your home and in your life by honoring the Chinese New Year. You can adapt them easily to your situation, accordingly to your own intuition and creativity . Use this opportunity to strengthen your intentions for your life and for your year . Always start with and end with gratitude. This can be simply by saying these simple words, Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!
The Year of the Sheep
This year’s energy is similar to last year’s energy, though it will be gentler . It is a great year to redecorate your home and business as this year’s animal is the sheep. Sheep love art and beauty. De-cluttering your home and life starting at the front door is an excellent way to welcome way to start this New Year. Here are some more suggestions to get you started.
Harmony for the Home and your Life
Get Ready for New Energy on Chinese New Year, February 19, 2015.
- Get the energy flowing by starting with de-cluttering and cleaning the home.
- Add purification sprays, oils, and soaps, lotions such as lemon, lemongrass or other clean-smelling scents after you clean.
- Then, prepare a beautiful floral arrangement on February 19, near the entrance with fresh lemons, oranges, or any citrus to encourage the good energy and dispel the negative.
My Personal Ceremony for Chinese New Year, based on adaptation of a Black Hat Sect New Year’s celebration.
On the actual day of the Chinese New Year, February 19, 2015 I will not sweep or clean on as I do not want to disturb the energy .
I will open the front door in the morning between nine and twelve am and say a prayer that has two parts: one, to keep all ill will away from entering and two: to invite the spirits of good to enter throughout the year for a year of blessings, protection and prosperity. (You can add your own intentions)
Later that day my family will meet for dinner to celebrate the New Year that is ahead of us.
And that is it. If I were on vacation during this day, I would simply visualize doing this at my own home during those hours.