Chinese New Year is round the corner and we are busy spring-cleaning and working through our list of feng shui updates, checking directions, moving furniture around and making sure all our new cures and enhancers are in their rightful locations. It is something we look forward to every year, as it is a wonderful opportunity to redecorate and prepare for the arrival of fresh new energies.
One of the areas we pay special attention to every year is our workspace, i.e. our desk.
It is an important extension of our careers and aspirations, so we like to keep this area in harmony with the changing chi. Since the pandemic started, we now have quite a few workspaces set up. We are sure many of you are the same!
Take the time to ensure all your designated desks enjoy good feng shui next year. Whether at home or in the office, here are some useful steps to getting your desk prepped and ready for a smooth and auspicious working year ahead.
1) CHECK YOUR DESK LOCATION
Compass sectors that are lucky in one year can become unlucky in the next, depending on which Flying Stars take up residence. Seeing as we spend a big bulk of our working hours at our desks, it only makes sense to locate it in a sector blessed with uplifting and inspiring energies.
The best sectors to place your desk in 2022 are the Northeast, North and Northwest. Check the compass directions of your big and small tai chi spaces to see if you need to make any changes.
However, should your current location turn unlucky in 2022, best if you can move your desk to a more auspicious sector, failing which, strong cures should be employed to subdue any afflictive energies and to keep you safe from harm.
Remember to also take note of these important feng shui rules when determining your desk’s new location:
- Place your desk diagonally opposite the room door so you are not being constantly disturbed by the flow of chi.
- Make sure you have a good view of the door at all times, as having your back to the door encourages acts of betrayal and backstabbing.
- Try not to sit facing a blank wall. This signifies big obstacles in your career and can hinder your advancement. If there is no other choice, hang artwork depicting wide open fields to open you up to new opportunities again.
- Pick a location where you can sit with a solid wall behind you to attract strong support luck. Strengthen further with an artwork of rolling golden mountains.
2) CHECK YOUR SITTING POSITION
As a general rule, you should always face your Sheng Chi direction if you want to tap career and business luck. The exceptions are when it clashes with the Tai Sui or it has you with your back towards the annual Three Killings. When your Sheng Chi is afflicted like this, pick one of your other lucky directions instead.
In 2022, the Tai Sui settles in the Northeast, while the Three Killings flies to the North. Hence you MUST NOT sit with your desk facing NORTHEAST or SOUTH next year. This is understandably much easier to do at home than in the office, which is why we have created the remedies to help you counter these afflictions.
If you have no choice but to face Northeast, it is vital you keep the Tai Sui firmly on your side all through the year. Pay homage to the Tai Sui by displaying the Tai Sui 2022 Plaque on your desk and carrying the Tai Sui Amulet at all times. You can further appease him by wearing Pi Yao jewelry.
If facing South is your only option, you must make sure the vicious energies of the Three Killings do not reach you. Stay protected by displaying the Three Killings Protection Shield on your desk and keeping the 3 Celestials Protection Shield Amulet close.
3) ENERGISE YOUR DESK WITH FRESH CHI
When your desk is a source of joy, you will be more likely to stay focused and productive. Once you have your desk location and sitting position sorted out, don’t forget to refresh the chi around it.Start by giving it a good spring clean and declutter session. Clutter takes up precious space and subconsciously causes the mind a lot of stress. If you have allowed things to get out of hand, now is a good time to put things away, throw out unwanted junk and replace what does not function anymore.
A desk that is clean and clear helps you stay focused and productive for longer, which is why keeping the clutter at bay on a permanent basis is just as important. Make use of desktop organisers and drawer units to store things away neatly, at least till you find the time to sort them out again.
Finally, spruce it up! Create an inviting and zen workspace for yourself with things that make you feel good. A small, healthy plant, aromatherapy or even new stationery.
Step into 2022 on the right footing by starting work on these auspicious dates:
BEST DAY TO START WORK
1ST DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | TUESDAY
1ST FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT RABBIT
3RD DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | THURSDAY
3RD FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT SNAKE
4TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | FRIDAY
4TH FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT HORSE
6TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | SUNDAY
6TH FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT MONKEY
8TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | TUESDAY
8TH FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT DOG
14TH DAY OF CHINESE NEW YEAR | MONDAY
14TH FEBRUARY 2022 | CONFLICT DRAGON