February 12th, 2021, marks the Chinese New Year which is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year as it follows the Lunar Calendar.
It is a day where we pray to the Gods and shake off negative entities in our surroundings.
It’s when the ruling animal of the year officially changes and now we are about to enter the Year of the White Metal Ox.
Each and every one of us has a unique animal sign which dictates your luck in career, wealth, love, and health.
However, no matter what your fate is, it’s always better to keep your eye on the prize and stay ahead of the game by optimizing your space to attract prosperity all year round.
When you do, you will most likely harness the blessings and all the massive fortunes this year of the Metal Ox has to offer.
You can find out more about what entails for you this 2021 in the year of the White Metal Ox for your unique zodiac sign.
Now going back to “optimizing your space for prosperity”, here are some objects that may help to bring in auspicious energy into your home
Auspicious Red Lanterns
Red lanterns represents happiness, success, vitality and wealth.
You can hang it on trees, in your garden, anywhere really.
Get some Oranges and Tangerines
Oranges and Tangerines, yes the fruit, is believed to attract prosperity because it represents wealth.
Place them on your center table on top of an aesthetic tray, along with some dry fruits and other sweet treats. You may include some golden inglots.
A combination of both Oranges and Inglots is like having a super magnet for money.
Metal Ox Symbolisms
In Feng Shui, Metal is an element that attracts supercharging energies on your side to propel you towards your goals.
Having a Metal Ox symbolizes ownership of your destiny, prosperity and success. Have the Metal Ox by your side.
Lunar New Year Couplets (对联 duìlián /dway-lyen)
Paper cuttings of Metal Ox also means luck.
The Red envelopes represents generosity and love. It also means luck because when you are generous, you are filling up your karmic account and you know what that means, you have some blessings to harvest in the future.
So don’t hesitate to put money and give them to your family.
The couplets however are written with Chinese Poetry written with black ink – it symbolizes your desires and wishes.
If it was up to me I’d write my wishes at the back of the couplet because I don’t speak or write mandarin. You can do that too! You can place the couplets anywhere in your house during Chinese new year.
What to eat during Chinese New Year
The following dishes are created to give blessings for the next year. Both the names and how the dishes are presented symbolizes wishes for prosperity, happiness and auspiciousness.
- Egg rolls/ Spring rolls
- Dumplings – this means welcoming the new and sending out the old
- Noodles- “longevity noodles.” for longer life. Don’t cut them because it is bad luck. Just slurp away!
- Steamed Fish (Lapu-Lapu, Sea Bass any..) Symbolizes abundance and extra blessings.
- Rice cakes (mace with glutinous rice) symbolizes reaching of goals and higher achievements.
- Vegetables – make some seaweed salad for wealth and fortune.
This is the new beginning you’ve been waiting for. It’s time for a fresh start.
Your fate is about to change. Find out what will change in your life in the coming months in this YEAR OF THE METAL OX 2021 Reading.