The tradition to wear specific colors in order to attract good luck is popular all over the world. As everything is energy - including color - what you wear is believed to bring you all manner of luck and success.
The same choice of colors is believed to bring you luck when you use these colors in your accessories, as well as in your home decor.
Is this true, though? Does it really work? And, most importantly, what is the choice of specific colors to wear based on?
For those who are anxious to find the answer right away, let me give some feng shui details for the coming year - the year of the Fire Rooster 2017. Afterward, if you are interested in where the tradition comes from and what it is based upon, we will look into that, too!
2017 is the Year of the Fire feng shui element -- the Fire Rooster -- so to be in harmony with the energy of the year and befriend the ruling Fiery Rooster energy, it is recommended to wear the colors of the Fire feng shui element.
Lucky Colors for Fire
In addition to the Fire feng shui element colors, you can also wear the colors of the Wood element, because this is the element that creates the Fire element in feng shui.
Lucky Colors for Wood
Are there more lucky colors to wear in 2017? Not really, but know that there are many variations of the Fire element colors, such as coral orange, or plum/mauve, so use your intuition as to which color expresses for you the Fire or the Wood elements.
You can wear not only clothing but all sorts of accessories in these eight colors, such as jewelry, belts, scarfs, etc.
Are there colors that are best to avoid in the New Year, or at least for the New Year celebration? Yes, for sure. Least favorable colors in 2017 are the colors of the Water and Earth feng shui elements. These colors are blue and black (Water element) and all earthy tones (Earth element).
If you want to go a bit deeper with choosing best colors for yourself, it is always good to know your personal birth element and see which colors support and nourish your energy. For example, if your personal feng shui birth element is Earth, wearing Wood colors all the time can weaken your energy.
The Five Elements in Feng Shui
The tradition to wear specific colors for each coming New Year is based on the Chinese tradition, or, more specifically, on the feng shui theory of five elements.
According to the Chinese calendar, the energy of each year is expressed in the energy of a specific feng shui element. There are five elements in feng shui -- Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal.
Each element is expressed in specific colors, shapes, images or items that carry its energy. For example, the Fire element of the 2017 Year of the Rooster is expressed in colors red, orange, purple, yellow, pink and magenta; in triangular shapes and, of course, in candles, fireplaces and various images of fire.
The interesting part, though, is that Chinese New Year starts on a different day each year (and never on January 1st), so if you want to really use the Chinese approach and benefit from colors of the year, then you will also have to celebrate Chinese (Lunar) New Year, because this is when the year actually begins in Chinese cosmology.
In 2017, the New Year -- the Fire Rooster Year -- starts on January 28, 2017. This gives you another chance for a good celebration, along with a fresh new start, doesn't it?