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Published on January 31st, 2021 | by Lois Kramer-Perez


Welcoming Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, on February 12, is a great way to reboot for the new year. The lunar new year is set by the cycles of the moon and can fall anywhere between mid-January to mid-February.

Here is a list of things to ensure creating the optimal energy for a happy, healthy and fortunate year by are setting an intention for the energy we want to enjoy.

Prior to Chinese New Year’s Day

  • Clear out excess stuff and declutter the home, making room for new opportunities. Whether it’s a drawer, a shelf, a room, wallet or purse, every little bit makes room for a lot more. This includes cleaning up any outstanding debts or finishing projects. Do not lend money New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
  • Clean and prepare the home for a fresh start. Thoroughly clear windows and make sure all light bulbs are working. All opportunity
    and wisdom becomes clear for us to see. n Our beauty is reflected in mirrors. Inspect the front door entrance and make it feel inviting. Wash the front door and get a new welcome mat.
  • Stock the fridge and cupboards with an abundance of fresh nutritious foods. Having enough for leftovers after New Year’s Day assures having abundance throughout the new year.
  • Buy new blooming flowers or plants. Fresh flowers represent a fresh start and vibrant life. Favorite plants are bamboo, peony, plum
    blossoms and azaleas.
  • Our appearance, actions and attitudes set the tone for the new year. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure, massage, new hair style or any activity to set our intention for the year to come. Prepare a wealth vase as part of the intention to prosper.
  • Open the doors and windows at midnight to let out 2020 and welcome 2021. Bang some pots or cymbals, or light some firecrackers.

On New Year’s Day

  • The first words we speak should be sweet and filled with love, to ensure each day will be such. No crying or reprimanding children
    today. Do not speak of the past, death or use negative language. It is the day to be joyful and happy!
  •  The first thing we eat should be sweet, to ensure we will have only sweetness filling up all days of the new year. Mandarin oranges
    are a traditional choice.
  •  Wear new clothes and include something red; whether the color red it is seen or unseen, it is still auspicious. Don’t wash hair
    on New Year’s Day, as it is said to wash our luck away.
  • Fill red envelopes with money to give friends and family to activate prosperity for the year. Combinations of 88 signify double
  • All of the preparation has been completed, so there are no chores to be done on New Year’s Day. This ensures we will not be burdened with hard work this year. We will prosper and everything will be joyful, smooth and easy.

Lois Kramer-Perez, CHt., is a certified feng shui, NLP, NAP practitioner. She offers a free 10-minute tune up at



About the Author

Lois Kramer-Perez is an intuitive feng shui practitioner based in Paramus. For more information, call 201-906-5767, email or visit

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