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How to Feng Shui Your Home in 2016
The New Year presents another chance to start fresh and create a living space that evokes the life one wants to live and the person one aspires to become. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and science that embodies a set of knowledge and practice that shows us how to balance the energies in our lives and homes to improve our health, wealth, and happiness.
2016 is the year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese Zodiac. The symbol of the Monkey correlates to the Western sign of Leo, which is the Fire sign of passion, creativity, and children. This year is the year to begin doing instead of just talking about your goals since the monkey is an incredibly cunning, creative, and intuitive creature.
If you wish to ring in the year 2016 with a space that reflects your goals, here are some tips on how you can Feng Shui your home to encourage good energy:
Energy must be able to flow freely throughout your home. Clutter disrupts the flow of energy in your space, creating negative energy. De-cluttering takes out the blockades and gives positive energy a free path to travel. Start by prioritizing the areas that bother you the most. Focus on one room at a time and set aside as little as 10-15 minutes a day to flush out the objects you don’t need or love.
Clean & Refresh Your Entryway.
The entry to your home should be welcoming, clean, and cleared away of any obstacles that can prevent good luck from entering your home. Keep your front door free from objects blocking the doorway, like shoes, strollers, books, and more. Take a moment to stand in the entryway and notice where your eyes are drawn. Give yourself a pleasant experience every time you walk into your home and place something you particularly love in the sight lines.
Revive Your Living Room.
The most significant room to focus on this year is the living room because it represents the element Fire, and 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. Make an effort to energize this room and paint a wall in a fiery, vibrant shade like red or purple, you can also do this by adding colorful accents. Stand in the entry of your living room and observe what is there. Organize it into the space you want it to be by accenting it with items you truly love.
Add Flowers & Plants.
Beautiful flowers and plants refresh and revitalize your space, bringing good fortune. Fresh plants purify the air and absorb toxins and pollutants emitted by appliances. Silk flowers and plants are great Feng Shui because they add light and life to your home that can never wither and die. Look for orchids, peonies, lilies, and bamboo which are said to bring good luck.
Follow these Feng Shui tips for your home to achieve a meaningful and harmonious start to the 2016 year of the Monkey.