WHAT TO DO BEFORE, ON THE DAY AND JUST AFTER.
CHINESE NEW YEAR TRADITIONS
Chinese New Year is on January 22, 2023. It is a day of celebration, time to spend with family and loved ones.
Chinese New Year occurs on the second new moon after the winter solstice, which is usually end of January or beginning of February.
Another important date is Lap Chun, or Spring begins which is on February 4th, 2023. This is considered to be the first month of the year and it carries the rising energy of wood, the time of fresh beginnings.
It is considered auspicious to spring clean the house before the Chinese New Year. This year, it should be done BEFORE January 19th 2023. To get in the fresh energy and make space for the new opportunities.
In 2023 there are 8 days that need to be avoided, by not doing anything important. These are the 4 ‘Sei Jut’ hopeless and 4 ‘Sei Lei’ separate days:
3.2., 20.3., 5.5., 20.6., 7.8., 22.9., 7.11., 21.12 2023
Chinese New Year traditions are simbolic and very intentional. Everything has a meaning and a reason. On the New year’s day it is considered auspiscious to walk out of the house in the favourable direction. These directions change each year, as the stars move around.
To walk out in the direction of Money God, or Noble God enhanceds good fortune for one’s year. In 2023 the Money god sits in the East position and the Noble god sits in the North-East. Best time to do so is early morning, to absorb the fresh energy of the day.
Some of feng shui traditions for the Chinese New Year are:
to wear something red to activate auspiscious energy
to wear something new to invite prosperous and fresh energy into your life
to cook a meal for family/ friends
to eat dumplings, hot stew (with meat, or fish, mushroom and various seasonal vegetable)
to have a glass of red wine
to eat long noodles for longevity, fish, sushi for good fortune
to offer a gift of money in red envelope to your parents, teachers, children as a token of appreciation
to display a bowl of tangerines on your dinning table to activate abundance
to place red and golden lanterns by the front door for good fortune and prosperity.