Welcome to the New Year, 2020. This is a powerful year where money and career opportunities can flow into your life. Here are five Feng Shui tips to help you welcome in money energy in 2020.
Feng Shui is about creating an environment that supports your goals. You don’t need to keep a perfect house but clutter can disrupt the positive energy. If you want to increase the flow of money into your life, the first step is to make sure the money opportunities CAN flow in. Specifically, this means keeping entryways clear. Let’s start by defining the different entryways into a home.
Let the Money Energy Flow In
You may have multiple ways to enter your home and each of these has their own energy. There’s the front door which represents all new opportunities coming into your life. There’s the side or back door that attracts opportunities you’ve been expecting, for example, the raise you get every year at your job or your annual tax refund check. You may have a way into the house through the garage which leads through a laundry room into the kitchen. This entry attracts opportunities from close friends and family. And finally, you may have a door leading into a mudroom with another door leading into the home. Often this door is next to a formal front door and it attracts new opportunities as a front door would.
It may be cold where you are and that means snow boots, coats and hats filling the entryways. Make sure you only have those items you really need to keep your entryway clear of clutter. Take the excess items and store them away. Every week or so do a check to make sure items are not blocking the inflow of positive energy.
Welcome Career Opportunities
When you’re looking for career opportunities or new clients for your business consider getting a new welcome mat. Toss out your old worn mat and replace it with something fresh—and practical. Look for a welcome mat made of natural materials like bamboo or rubber. It can say “welcome,” or it may have a decorative design. Avoid mats that have pictures on them of things you wouldn’t like to step on like flowers, bunnies or the American flag.
Are You a Cat Person?
Consider using a traditional Feng Shui cure for attracting wealth, the Lucky Money Cat. You may be familiar with this beckoning cat figurine sitting on his haunches waving his paw as he calls in money. These lucky cats (called Maneki-Neko in Japan) come in many colors but metallic gold is the best for attracting money. He may have a paw that moves (some are even solar-powered) or he may just have his hand up. His right hand may be raised or his left. Some are even banks that you can fill with coins. Place your Lucky Money Cat in your home office, living room or on the table by your front door. Have him face the door so he can call money opportunities to you.
Find Your Wealth Corner
There are many schools of Feng Shui. In the Bagua system, the wealth area of the house is the far left corner from the front door. If you’re standing at your front door with your back to the door and looking into the house, imagine you can see the far left corner of the entire house. This is your wealth corner. If you live in an apartment, this will be in the far left corner of your own apartment—not in the entire building.
Notice what’s in this corner. If you have a bathroom there it’s good to add shells to protect you from money being flushed away. If you have your back door there, place a bowl to catch money leaving the house too quickly. If you have a TV there you may be missing opportunities due to inactivity. Once you’ve found your wealth corner it’s a good idea to keep clutter out of that corner. Place objects that help you attract money such as crystals, pictures of fish, and of course, you can add another Lucky Money Cat.
Once you’ve made the changes in your home, it’s a good idea to refresh the energy each month. People often do this on new or full moons. At this time, shake out your welcome mat, dust off your Lucky Money Cat and clear out any clutter that has accumulated. May you have a joyful and prosperous year!
Celebrate the Metal Rat Year
On Jan. 25, we entered the Year of the Metal Rat. This is traditionally a year where people are focused on making money, building businesses and creating financial security. In fact, instead of “rat” think “squirrel.” It’s fast-moving energy with the desire to collect a lot of nuts. To activate this monetary energy, display a metal bowl filled with nuts in your living room or family room. (For those with nut allergies, you don’t have to use real nuts.) Goldtone bowls represent opportunities for large sums of money. Silvertone bowls attract luck for gaining sources of regular income.
Donna Stellhorn is a Feng Shui expert and astrologer. Her latest book, Chinese Astrology: 2020 Year of the Metal Rat, is filled with predictions and Feng Shui tips for you for 2020. It’s available on Amazon. You can also find Donna’s videos at www.youtube.com/c/DonnaStellhorn.