Wishing you a very Happy New Year! January 2018 Feng Shui energies and influences fly in on the 6th January and stay till 4th February when we officially move into the Chinese New Year and The Year of the Dog. The energies for 2017 are already waning as we approach the New Year.
You can find out all about the coming Year of the Dog by clicking here.
The ruler of the month of January is a beautiful energy for career growth and overall prosperity. You will be especially bathed in this if you spend time in the centre of your building. Add in a group of round metal objects such as metal bowls, bells and singing bowls to ring every day and to power up its potential.
Meanwhile the other best locations this month are the West, Northeast and East.
The wealth Star 8 Earth arrives in the West and creates a lucky He Tu combination with the 3 Wood there for the year. Good luck and wealth are associated with this combo. Use doors here frequently ( but don’t’ slam them). Activate the sector with red colour or triangle shapes as well as black, dark blue, charcoal or grey colours.
The downside of this combo is that the health of young children can be affected if their bedrooms are here. Try to avoid rough sports and move them if you can to other rooms.
The Northeast needs to be an active area this month with a beautiful energy combination called Glamorous Wood wanting action. This is great energy for networking and socialising. It’s also an excellent reason for writers, academics and students to spend time here. Romance is on the cards with this combo. Place pairs of objects here such as mandarin ducks or birds. Turn off water features for the month if you have one as it can trigger infidelity.
Place a bowl of crystals in the East to boost wealth and creativity, in all its forms, but especially for writers and artists. This area belongs to the eldest son and he has an opportunity for love this month. This area though is not so good for children so watch them carefully if they are involved in rough activities.
The most challenging areas are the Southeast, Northwest, North.
The energies in the Southeast can trigger confused thinking and trouble with decision making as the 5 Yellow flies in to wreak potential trouble with the 9 Fire. This is where your bell goes this month. The eldest daughter is the person most likely to be affected. Anyone with a tendency to depression and who has a bedroom here could also be affected. Eye and stomach problems are also associated with this combination. Keep the area quiet and still, remove red colours, candles and oil burners. Do not use bright lights. Place some yellow colour here in the form of throws, vases or other decorative objects. Add in some metal objects and white, silver or gold colours. Ring your bell here often.
The 7 Metal lands in the Northwest bringing potential robbery, electrical fires and online fraud, particularly if you have a door here or the Northwest is your bedroom. Be careful with sharp objects, particularly metal ones. Add in Water colours of black, dark blue, grey or charcoal to drain this negative energy.
The 2 Earth for sickness flies into the North sector in January. Place your baby calabash here or some round metal objects to drain the negativity. The sound of metal will soothe this energy so playing soft piano music will help here. However, this combo of 2 Earth and the Annual 6 Metal is good for those involved in real estate and the 2 Earth can help you save money.
The Southwest is also mixed in its potential influences this month. The 3 Wood for robbery, arguments and threats moves in. It can bring legal troubles unless you are already in the legal profession or in a very competitive environment, in which case it will help you. On a very fortunate note, it joins a 7 Metal and the two together add up to 10 which brings the potential for wealth. Add in bright lights or a strong red colour to boost it and drain the negativity.
Here’s a guide to the compass degrees for each sector. To apply them to your home, stand in the centre of the house with a compass and imagine lines extending out from the compass sectors into the rooms. Using the range of degrees below, identify which rooms fall into which sectors. They will form a pie chart. Some rooms will fall in two sectors. Try to place the cure in the North of the North or South of the South etc, if you can.
North Sector: 337.5 – 22.5 degrees
Sector: 22.5 – 67.5 degrees
East Sector: 67.5 – 112.5 degrees
Southeast Sector: 112.5 – 157.5 degrees
South Sector: 157.5 – 202.5 degrees
Southwest Sector: 202.5 – 247.5 degrees
West Sector: 247.5-292.5