You may have heard about the "January 1st" superstitions. Some say it's bad luck to do laundry or sweep your floors on New Year's Day (we won't argue with that!), you must have food in your pantry, you should open your doors and windows at midnight to let the old year out and the new year in, you aren't supposed to take out trash, packages, or anything else, and you're supposed to eat something circular (think, donuts!).
Whether you're superstitious or not, everyone can benefit from a bit of feng shui. Unique Feng Shui shares 4 Cleansing Rituals for the New Year:
House Cleansing: Receive the NEW by clearing out the OLD. Cleansing your space is important as it symbolizes replacing old or stagnant energy with positive and new energy. Not only will your home feel different, but you will too. Get instructions on performing a home cleansing here.
Wealth Attraction: We all want to be successful. Feng Shui experts say by creating a spot in the southeast corner of your home, burning incense, and placing money and water related objects, such as coins and a small fountain or something with a basin, will bring you prosperity in the new year.
Aura Cleansing: Find the room furthest east in your home, and face east, as this is where the sun rises. Once you do that, Unique Feng Shui shares instructions for the self-aura cleansing ritual.
Love Attraction: Burn specific scents in your bedroom, such as rose, jasmine, sandalwood or ginger. Place crystal stones such as rose quartz somewhere visible.
Not into feng shui? Try these natural methods for cleansing your home, recommended by Natural Living Expert Kimberly Elise:
Himalayan Salt Lamp: Some say these lamps improve the quality of your air and have the ability to attract and rapidly evaporate water vapor containing bacteria and various allergens.
Sage Smudging: Light a stick of sage in the area you want to cleanse. Sage also works as an aromatherapy to create a calming environment.
Ringing Bells: Ring a bell throughout your home, particularly where negative experiences may have occurred, to rid the negative energies.
Happy New Year!