Chinese New Year 2019

The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated by the Chinese and others worldwide. Developed in China, Feng Shui acknowledges and utilizes the meaning and significance of this annual event. What does it mean and what can you take from it?

The pig (AKA boar) is the twelfth and final animal in the Chinese astrological cycle.

Unlike our recurring January 1 new year, Chinese New Year is determined by the moon’s cycles, designated by the second new moon of the calendar year. The date in 2019 is February 5. It is considered the beginning of Spring.

Since it is based on astrological movements, the zodiac is applied to Chinese New Year, cycling each year through the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. One of the Five Elements as well as a designation of Yin or Yang is associated with each change as well. So, you see that the same information and tools we use in Feng Shui are utilized here as well.

Let us all welcome the Year of the Yin Earth Pig


February 5 marks the start of the Year of the Yin Earth Pig.


The energies of these three descriptions define the overall tenure of the energy for the coming year. Since we’re moving out of the year of the Yang Earth Dog, we can all start looking for a very definite shift in the general “feeling” of our lives and the world around us.

I’d love to share summaries from two fabulous Feng Shui Masters who offer their interpretations of the meaning of this Chinese New Year.

Thanks to Karen Carrasco of the Western School of Feng School for her poetic annual update.

I also appreciate the more classical eye of Chinese Master, Dr. Hsu of the Blue Mountain Institute and his explanation of The Year of the Pig.

Chinese New Year and You

Feng Shui your home with a bit of the energy of the pig!

As an acknowledgement of this event and the energy it represents, I love to place an item in my home that represents the zodiac animal for the year. The dog I displayed during the last year was just removed and replaced with this new playful Pig I was received as a gift. It will be a playful reminder of the Pig’s message.

You can have a fun acknowledging the Year of the Pig in your home. Look for a small picture, pillow, towel, statue or other item that best expresses your ideal version of the Pig. Place it where you can see if often.

Being aware of the shift in energy that Chinese New Year brings can help us all enjoy a more vibrant and auspicious year ahead.

How will you incorporate this new supportive Ch’i into your life? What will you use in your home to honor the Year of the Yin Earth Pig? Let me hear from you!

Have fun,


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