Christmas season can be a very stressful time of the year for many people. Feng shui is a powerful tool in creating calm and harmonious energy and that's what makes it so perfect to utilize during the holiday season. Here, we explore the basic feng shui decorating tips to help ease your stress and really enjoy this beautiful time of year.
How to Place Your Christmas Tree
After you have decided on the best, most balanced feng shui color scheme for your Christmas home decorating, you will have to make the decision as to where to place your Christmas tree.
Are there feng shui guidelines for best Christmas tree location? Yes, of course.
Place your Christmas tree in the most appropriate feng shui bagua area of your home.
If you have been exploring feng shui for a while, you know that there are certain areas in your home that benefit from specific feng shui elements as expressed in simple decor items. These feng shui areas are called bagua areas. For example, a water fountain is always best in the North, East or Southeast feng shui areas, while a fireplace is best avoided in the West or Northwest.
It is always helpful to understand how the feng shui elements interact and how to decorate your home for harmony and a sense of happiness. This will make your feng shui decorating subtle and powerful, and help you avoid the irritating feng shui cliches.
The tree belongs to the Wood feng shui element, so place it in an area that is either compatible with the wood feng shui element, or benefits from its energy.
Here are the best feng shui areas for your Christmas tree:
- East (health and family)
- Southeast (money and abundance)
- South (fame and reputation)
The placement of a Christmas tree in one of these feng shui areas will bring harmonious energy because of the beneficial balance of the five feng shui elements.
If You Can't Place It in the Best Area
What if you have to place it in any other area, would that create bad feng shui? No, not necessarily. Just be mindful of the colors you use for your Christmas tree decorations, that's all.
If you have to have your Christmas tree in less auspicious feng shui directions, here are the best colors for its decoration:
- North (career): Use water and metal element colors (blue, gray, black, white)
- Northeast (self-cultivation): Use fire and earth element colors (red, pink, yellow, earthy tones)
- Southwest (love): Same as for the Northeast area
- West (creativity): Use earth and metal element colors (gray, earthy tones, white)
- Northwest (networking): Same as for the West area
- Center (heart): Same as for the Northeast and Southwest areas.