2017 Feng Shui Tips for Home and Office

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The potential of the yearly 2017 feng shui energies can be best utilized when you have a good feng shui foundation in your home or office. Be sure to watch our short feng shui video tips to learn how to create good feng shui energy. Emma Duckworth/Getty Images

After reviewing the challenging feng shui areas for 2017 let's look into the beneficial 2017 feng shui areas. You can apply basic feng shui tips to harness the potential of yearly flying star energies and use it for best feng shui in your home or office.

As a general advice, be sure to have the feng shui areas with the yearly 2017 beneficial stars brightly lit and with fresh, active yang energy. Clutter clear to allow for a good flow of energy in your home.

Please note that in order to apply the annual feng shui updates you have to know the bagua of your home.

In 2017, the Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) starts on January 28, 2017; it is the feng shui year of the Fire Rooster. The feng shui cures are placed on February 4, 2017 (Solar New Year).  


2017 Wealth Energy - East

The East feng shui bagua area is one of the luckiest feng shui sectors in 2017 with the annual star 8, the Wealth feng shui star. Fire feng shui element colors, such as red, pink, purple, orange, and bright yellow, can be used - in moderation - in the East feng shui area of your home or office because they support the Earth element of star 8.

Why do we say "in moderation"? Because the element of the East bagua is Wood, so if you bring too much  Fire element decorating in order to strengthen the visiting star, you might create an energetic imbalance by weakening the Wood element of this bagua.

The main element that is excellent here in 2017 is the Earth element, as it both nurtures the visiting star, as well as the native element of this bagua area.

An excellent way to bring the energy of the Earth feng shui element is to decorate with crystals, and since this is a Wealth star, use specific crystals and stones to enhance the wealth energy, such amethyst, citrine, and pyrite.

Important note: In 2017 the East area is also hosting a challenging energy (traditional feng shui name: Three Killings) so the salt water feng shui cure is appropriate here.


2017 Future Wealth - Southeast 

The Southeast bagua area has the fortunate purple 9 star in 2017, which is a Fire feng shui element annual star. Try to avoid a very strong presence of the Earth feng shui element here as Earth drains energy from the Fire. What you want to do with your 2017 feng shui cures in the Southeast area is to support the Fire with its own energy, as well as bring symbols of wealth.

Wood element supports Fire, too, so feel free to decorate with various items of the Wood element.
Fresh flowers, candles, happy images, etc - all the good vibe items - will strengthen the happy potential of this auspicious area. Work with number 9 to multiply the benefits. For example, you can have an arrangement of 9 red or purple candles  or an image of 9 pink flowers.

9 Chinese coins are also welcomed here in 2017, as well as various designs with the very auspicious mystic knot. Another traditional Chinese feng shui cure - the crystal tree (with fire color crystals such as amethyst or citrine) - can go well here.


2017 Romance and Education - Northeast

The Northeast  area of your home or office has the #4 star in 2017, the star governing romance, as well as creative and educational endeavors. Best not to use Fire or Metal feng shui element colors here, as they damage the Wood element of this beneficial visiting star.

Blue and black are good colors for your Northeast bagua area this year as, being the Water feng shui element colors, they nourish the Wood element of the visiting #4 star.

Avoid Fire and Metal feng shui element items or colors in the Northeast area in 2017. A vibrant green plant in the Northeast is good feng shui in 2017. From traditional Chinese feng shui cures, a pair of ​Chi Lins can do very well here.

Display images of romance, as well as exciting travel destinations or creative projects. This is also a good place for your vision board in 2017. Fresh flowers are excellent here.

Think of the Northeast feng shui area in 2017 as a very potent love & romance area and be sure to energize the energy of love relationships, be it with images, specific feng shui cures or personal love symbols.

If you decide to strengthen the energy of love with traditional feng shui cures, the best ones, of course, are the Double Happiness sign, the Dragon & Phoenix, and the Mandarin Ducks.


2017 Career Success - North

The North bagua area of your home or office in 2017 has the beneficial 6 white star. It brings helpful and auspicious energy to achieve recognition for your accomplishments and attract career success . It also encourages you to aim higher and become more than you thought possible.

Feng shui Metal element colors, such as white or gray, as well as all Earth feng shui element colours are good in the North area in 2017. Quartz crystals and stones are also an excellent annual feng shui cure for this area. Metal element cures, especially moving metal as in a wind chime, for example, are excellent 2017 activators for the North bagua area.

Other feng shui cures that can strengthen the beneficial energies here in 2017 are the Ru Yi, six Chinese coins or a metal statue of a deity of your choice, such as Green Tara, for example. The six crystal balls cure is also often recommended to welcome and strengthen the energies of this beneficial annual star.


2017 Overall Success - Center

The center of your home or office has very favorable feng shui energies of the white star #1 in 2017. The right nourishment of these energies will strengthen the career and good luck foundation in any space.

Metal and Water feng shui elements are good here this year. Good feng shui colors for this feng shui area in 2017 are Water and Metal element colors, such as black, blue, charcoal gray, white. You can also add other Water feng shui element decor cures, choose the ones that work best with the decor of your space.

Avoid Fire feng shui element colors, such as red, purple, hot pink, orange, etc, as well as Fire feng shui element shapes and decor items.

Because the beneficial visiting star #1 is of the Water element, it is important to avoid a strong presence of Wood element here in 2017 (Wood element drains energy from the Water element in the five element cycle).

Fountains, dragon turtles as well as victorious images of horses are all excellent feng shui cures for the center of your home or office in 2017. You can also place here your vision board reflecting both professional and personal goals for 2017.

This is about it for the basic 2017 updates on the yearly feng shui energies.

Hope you have a year filled with love and harmony in your family, success and powerful breakthroughs in your professional life, and, most importantly, a year of vibrant health.

Best to you and your family in 2017!