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The Chinese New Year vs. the Feng Shui New Year

The Chinese New Year...4710.. begins on Jan. 23, 2012..!

The Chinese New Year is the longest and most important holiday in China - lasting 15 days. It's similar to Christmas .. as it's a time of gift giving and feasting with family and friends. Traditionally is a time of house cleaning and saying good-bye to things that no longer serve our highest good and evolution. It's the perfect time to welcome in a new year of PROSPERITY, HEALTH, HAPPINESS and GOOD FORTUNE as well. 

Here are a few "traditional" things (several) Asian cultures do prior to and during the celebration days:


  • Space clear and clean the house of sorrows, failures and defeats of the prior year by washing windows, carpets, cupboards and floors.
  • Pay off debts.
  • Resolve differences with neighbors, relatives, family members, friends, and business associates.
  • Prepare 'special" holiday dishes for New Years Eve and New Years Day.    
  • Decorate the home with "live" flowering plants to symbolize growth and rebirth.
  • Display oranges and tangerines to symbolize abundant happiness.
  • Add candy & dried fruit to welcome in a "sweet" year.


  • Gather with family for a traditional meal of fish and dumplings
  • Enjoy treats and games with the family. 
  • Pay respect to elders & ancestors.
  • Open doors and windows at midnight to LET GO of the past.
  • Set off firecrackers to welcome in a New Year!

NEW YEARS DAY -  January 23, 2012

  • The Chinese believe that events that occur on New Years Day impact the rest of the year, so be mindful of your words, actions and deeds.
  • Wear new clothes and the color RED for a bright future.
  • Greet & bless relatives, neighbors, and friends.
  • Gift money and poems to children and unmarried people for good luck.


Unlike the Chinese New Year, the Feng Shui New Year begins on February 4, 2012. The date is determined by the Solar calendar, not the Lunar calendar.

This year is the year of the YANG WATER DRAGON. 

Discover the New Year via "classical" Feng Shui, and how it can effect you financially, emotionally, physically, socially and globally from year to year.  Lo-Shu Flying Stars is a sophisticated school of Feng Shui that uses compass degrees & math calculations to determine the UNSEEN energy present inside homes, offices and buildings. Understanding the unique energy blueprint of your home, can help you IMPROVE the prospects for romance, love, marriage, conception of a baby, business, health, wealth, real estate and more. 

On a larger scale - Feng Shui effects Cardinal and Bi-Cardinal directions of the globe, from year to year.  This 2012 YANG WATER DRAGON YEAR is a Powerful year that will influence earth, economic, political, social and global changes, DRAMATICALLY. Like trying to ride the tail of a dragon, it's better to be prepared than scared! 

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