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6 Feng Shui Tips to Usher in 2016

Prep the home with the help of these reminders

Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

It’s the year of the Fire Monkey, and for 2016, great energy would be in abundance signifying the enthusiastic nature of the wild animal. Feng Shui expert Master Hanz Cua shares these tips on how to invite prosperity into our homes and how to keep the good luck all throughout the year:


Like our resolutions, each pledge for improvement signify new beginnings. Same goes for the home, Cua suggests discarding old items given by old lovers and friends, to attract new energy. Your year-end clean-up must not only keep the bed bugs away, but bad luck as well.

RL Tip: Group your items and see if there are pieces that can be donated. You can also hold a garage sale!

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Let there be light

We should invest in proper lighting fixtures and broken bulbs must be immediately replaced to prevent bad luck and attract positivity. After all, who would want dimmed lights right?

RL Tip: Choose LED lights when changing lighting fixtures and bulbs at home. These are more energy-efficient and can last for a long time.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

Make sure all doors are working

In Feng Shui, doors represent the mouth of the energy or “chi." Make sure that your doors are in good condition, without defective knobs. By doing this, it is believed that money and fortune can easily flow inside the home.

RL Tip: As part of your general cleaning, double check all knobs and hinges of your doors. This also ensures that your home is safe and secure.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Keep the bedroom comfy

The bedroom is the place of comfort after a long, strenuous day. In Feng Shui, the bed stands for stability, and must be kept in good condition for peace and balance at home. 

Have a feast

The New Year must be welcomed with a feast, as food means wealth in Feng Shui. Serve 12 fruits for prosperity all-year round, rice cakes to keep the family together, and noodles for long life. 

Photo by Michael Angelo Chua.

Stick to the rituals

Once the clock strikes 12, Cua suggests rolling in small ponkan by the door, and showering coins in each room at home to attract fortune and wealth.

You may contact Master Hanz Cua, tarot card reader and Feng Shui consultant, through 0922-8290382 or You can also find him at Level 1, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City.

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