2017 Chinese New Year Tips to Welcome the Year of the Fire (Red) Rooster

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Can you feel it? The new ENERGY flowing in. It's a time to restart, refresh and reassess where you are and where you are going.  The Chinese New Year's eve starts on January 27th, 2017 ringing in New Years day on January 28th.  This year welcomes in the Fire Rooster. 


Here are a list of suggestions you could do to help increase success for the coming year.

  • To welcome in the New Year I have made it a tradition to attend a Lion Dance ceremony the evening and/or day of the Chinese New Year. Some restaurants or venues even offer a few days before the Chinese New Year to attend the New Years ceremonial lion dance. 

If you are unable to attend a dinner before, feel free to attend various celebrations all around the New York region. (Met EventsNYC Chinese New Year Parade)


  • Pay down your credit cards bills or make an early payment Anything you can put to those bills show that you have every intention of paying them off as soon as possible.
  • A Few "C" Words:  CleanClear the dust and the cobwebs from your space AND  your mind.  The very act of cleaning helps to energize your space. And start the year off with a new environment. Clutter-or DE-Clutter in most cases. Remember the rule of thumb with Clutter        


Allow plenty of room for the new energy you are creating.


  • Make some changes:  With the New Year and this very auspicious time, make some changes in your life or in your routines.  Take risks, start new plans, open yourself up to possibilities that you might never have dared to dream.  It's time to be truly open to changes that come your way---Look into EVERY opportunity that may come your way before turning it down!


  • Add Fresh Flowers in your home.  In Feng Shui, fresh flowers signify fresh ENERGY and GROWTH.  Remember to get some colors mixed in to help signify all the elements of Feng ShuI.
  • Add a bowl of fruit in your kitchen ( your area of nourishment and considered by Many to be the most important room in your home).  Fruit signifies ABUNDANCE in ALL areas.  Create some for yourself this year and every year.
  • Open the doors and windows as close to midnight or AT midnight if possible at the days transition from January 27th to the 28th. By Doing this you are letting in the New, Fresh Energy.
  • Burn a candle if you are home-blowing it out just around midnight as well.  Send your intentions OUT and truly Celebrate this day....It is by many accounts, a New Day to start all over again.
  • Try to resolve any "unfinished business."  Particularly, if you can make amends with someone you've had difficulties with in the past.
  • Make a Blessings List:  List All the wonderful things you Do have in your life  And all the things you have to be grateful for.

  • This is the time to use Red Envelopes if you have them.  Fill 9 Red Envelopes With 3 like coins...3 nickels, Dimes or Quarters.  Place them in the WEALTH areas of your home according to the Bagua.  NOTE:  They do NOT need to show.

  • Respect your Money.  Don't throw it back in your wallet or pocketbook, put it in order in your wallet. 

  • Replace any burned out Light Bulbs.  Light up your space...and your life.

  • This is a wonderful time to Smudge your home using pure, Native American SAGE. If you have not done this in the last six months and are not allergic to Smoke, walk through EACH room of your house paying particular attention to the front entrance and corners.  Corners are where Energy can linger and become stagnant.

    You can also clear your home by using SOUND healing.  Ringing a bell or even chiming a spoon on a crystal Glass will accomplish this.

  • Clean your mirrors. Your mirrors are a reflection of YOU.  You should see Yourself clearly so you can see exactly where you are going in life.

  • A Special Note for your Home Office or Office Desk:  You can use Feng Shui Principles on them as well to connect your home and your business.  An upcoming post will provide more information if needed.


    You're going to be making some changes in your surroundings right now that could have a huge impact on the coming year. 


  • Please remember:  Simply making these changes will not be nearly as effective unless you put your INTENTIONS and taking ACTION behind them. FOCUS on what you really value in your life this year.  Every single time you make a change, keep in mind WHY you are doing it and what you wish to create.

Happy New Year!

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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Well this Year of the Rooster will certainly stay in my memory as I am going to China for the first time. I have never wanted to go, so that's one big change I am making. 

Jan 05, 2017 12:12 PM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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These are some very good tips for the new year of the rooster.  I was just saying I  needed to sage certain areas of my house.  My golden retriever Maverick is very sensitive and he told me my craft room needs to be cleansed.  So I am pulling out  the sage today.  He was barking at the corner of the room yesterday.  Good boy!

Jan 05, 2017 01:57 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Funny thing. . .I was trying to remember yesterday morning what Chinese year this would be.  So, it's the Fire Red Rooster.

Jan 05, 2017 05:02 PM #3
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Many years ago we went to Hong Kong right after the Chinese New Year they still had the Fireworks going over the Harbor it was so cool! I think it was the year of the Monkey. Thanks for this blog I will think Red Rooster!

Jan 05, 2017 08:09 PM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Have a Happy Chinese New Years . . . . 

Good luck and  Success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 05, 2017 08:12 PM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Laura.  Thanks for your excellent suggestions for welcoming the year of the rooster.

Jan 06, 2017 04:29 PM #6
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