Feng Shui rituals for a new house

A new home means the start of a new life.

The act of moving is a key event in life, and it’s also a key event in feng shui. It symbolises the start of a brand new cycle, with opportunities for growth and new possibility.

To help the new cycle start in a positive way, feng shui suggests several simple “move-in” rituals to welcome luck into the new home.


Who doesn’t want a lucky fresh start?

First and foremost, choose the right moving date and time. Both play an important role in the cycles of luck and fortune for the resident. Both the date and time should be in harmony with the owner/occupier’s birth chart and the location of the new residence.

The idea is to draw prosperity to your new home by introducing vitality.

An easy way to identify the right date and time is by referring to the annual Chinese Almanac Calendar. Otherwise, consult a feng shui master for help.

Once the date and time are set, organise your moving preparations.

When the clock strikes, get ready and go.


Rice & red pockets

Carry a rice container with you when you step into your new home. The container should be filled with rice and have two red pockets inside.

This ritual helps to invite wealth and fortune.

Getting the bedroom in order

The next step in inviting positive energy into your new home is set up the beds, which is associated with fortune and happiness. The key is to get the order right: sheet linens, quilt, then pillows.

The bedding has to be made with haste. To avoid complications, it’s a good idea to set up the bed bases or frames in advance. The sooner you can achieve order in your bedroom setting, the better your prospects.

The idea is to draw prosperity to your new home by introducing vitality.

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Master Bedroom, 3 Bedroom Deluxe. Picture: iProperty

Fire up & make noise

Next, add sound and movement to the picture, followed by ventilation and lighting.

First, get some water boiling. It’s best to use a whistling kettle to add some noise to the space, but if one is not available, any kettle or saucepan will do.

As soon as you hear the water boiling, turn on the television and the radio.

Once you get the audio-visual going, open up all the windows then turn on the air conditioning and electric fans.

Last but not least, switch on all the lights.

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The idea is to draw prosperity to your new home by introducing vitality.

As a way to be conscientious of the environment, electrical appliances can be switched off after around 15 minutes when the moving-in ritual is complete.

In Chinese tradition, respecting one’s parents and ancestors always tops the list of virtues. If you are going to set up shrines at your new home, you should re-arrange your moving steps and make setting up any shrines the top priority. Depending on your preferences, burning incense is optional.

As the saying goes, “a good head-start is a battle half won.”

Originally published as Feng Shui rituals for a new house by Philip Wong, Author at realestate.com.au