Abundant Wealth, Loving Relationship, Good Health.

Feng Shui - The Secret Key to Unlocking Life's Hidden Treasures and Riches

The Chinese New Year Spring Cleaning

As the Lunar New Year, or 农历新年, approaches, there is an age-old tradition deeply embedded in Chinese culture that transcends mere tidying up – it's the art of spring cleaning. This ritual goes beyond dusting shelves and sweeping floors; it's about ushering in new energy, casting away the old, and creating space for hope and prosperity.

The essence of spring cleaning before the Lunar New Year lies in its power to declutter living spaces and clear the stagnant energy that may have accumulated throughout the year. By doing so, one opens the door for fresh, auspicious "qi" to permeate homes and offices during the transformative energy shift of the New Year. 

Rituals for a Fresh Start: According to Chinese tradition, certain procedures should be observed during this cleansing ritual. Acquiring new brooms, dusters, pails, and cloths is not just a practicality; it symbolizes a fresh start. Pomelo leaves, known for their purifying properties, are used to tie onto new brooms and dusters, enabling a thorough cleansing of the entire space. For an added touch, soaking pomelo leaves and flowers can be employed to clean and wipe specific areas in the home or office. 

Commencing the cleaning from the main entrance and working inwards is recommended for those who have enjoyed a favorable year in 2023. However, if the past year has been challenging, it's advised to start from the innermost part of the premises and sweep outwards from the main entrance. This ritual is designed to clear away accumulated energy, making room for the influx of new, auspicious "qi".

Choosing the Right Date: The significance of the chosen date for spring cleaning is paramount. The dates recommended below are selected based on the Chinese Almanac, specifically intended for the activity of "cleansing and removing the old while welcoming the new - '辞旧迎新'". Care should be taken to select a date that does not clash with the zodiac signs of family members residing in the household. For companies undertaking this cleansing ritual, it is advisable to segregate dates for spring cleaning for staff based on the clash signs for the chosen date(s). The commencement time range indicates when the cleaning should begin, but the process can continue beyond that time frame or even be carried out over multiple days. 

 Date  Commencement Time  Zodiac to Avoid
 17 December  7am to 11am  Rabbit
 21 December  7am to 11am  Goat
 29 December  1pm to 5pm  Rabbit
 9 January 2024  7am to 1pm  Tiger
 10 January 2024  7am to 1pm  Rabbit
 21 January 2024  7am to 11am  Tiger
 22 January 2024  3pm to 5pm  Rabbit
 31 January 2024  7am to 11am  Rat
 2 February 2024  9am to 1pm  Tiger
 3 February 2024  7am to 1pm  Rabbit
 9 February 2024  7am to 1pm  Rooster


For New Residents: If you have recently moved into a new premise, it is recommended not to engage in spring cleaning during this period. Allow the energy of the space to settle before undertaking this transformative ritual.

In embracing the wisdom of Lunar New Year spring cleaning, we not only tidy our physical surroundings but also invite positive energy and prosperity into our lives. As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, may our homes and workplaces become vibrant hubs of auspicious energy in the coming year.