In this article, we present the answers to some of the most important questions related to buying or renovating a home in 2023.
Auspicious Days and Months for Building, Renovating and Buying a House in 2023
Based on Feng Shui, the best months in 2023 to start building or buying a house in the Philippines are August, September, and October and the best days are 3, 7, 11, 20, 24, 27, and 29.
The best months in the Year of the Rabbit 2023, to make renovations are the spring months: March, April, May, and the autumn months: September, and October.
The best day of the week to move to a new house in 2023 is Thursday, and the most auspicious months for moving into a new house are March, June, September, and October.
If I want to buy a house in 2023, what is the best direction my house should be facing?
To buy a new house now, the best directions, the house should be facing are north or east and southwest. Do not buy a house facing northwest or southeast as you will get into financial difficulties. All these are for the houses or buildings built from 2003 to 2023.
For those houses built from 1984 to 2003, there are facing north, the wealth area is in the south, so the main door should be at the south sector. While for the houses whose facing is south, the wealth area is in the northeast. Hence have the main door as in the northeast sector. Houses facing northeast and southwest are also bad.
Feng Shui for Moving into a New House 2023
Moving into a new home soon? Here are ten simple tips to help make your new home a happy one:
So you’ve just completed the sale on your new home and now have a moving date. What can you do to ensure your new home is a happy one for everyone living there? Well if you’ve not already consulted a Feng Shui practitioner, then here are ten simple tips to make your new home feel just great right from day one.
Clear Your Clutter First
Even before you move, take a long hard look at everything you own. Each item should fall into just three categories. You either NEED it, USE it or CHERISH it. For example, you need a bed, you use a kettle and you cherish that wonderful ornament that your beloved gave you. If it doesn’t fall into one of these three categories, then don’t even take it with you – you’ll just be filling up your new home with unwanted clutter. This can cause stagnation and blockages in your life.
There has never been a better time to sell or give away all those things you’ve been thinking might come in useful one day. Or perhaps your Aunt gave you a wedding present that you loathe but felt you ought to keep. These items are now yours to do as you wish. If you hang on to them they are just taking up storage space which costs money and needs cleaning too! So be absolutely ruthless and only pack things that you need, use or cherish. Get a friend to help you if you feel you might weaken!
Out With the Old…
Just before you leave your old home, give it a thorough spring clean from top to bottom. This removes not only any dirt but also any negative energy which may be present. In addition, it gives you a chance to say a big ‘thank you’ to each room since it’s probably given you years of service. Most of us feel a tinge of sadness when we leave a home and so this is one excellent way of saying goodbye.
…In With the New
Even if the outgoing owner cleaned the place thoroughly, spring clean your new home immediately and open all the windows to let out any negative energy. Again this helps you to imprint your energy in every room of the house.
Your View of the World
Your front door is very important in Feng Shui terms since it’s the mouth of the property allowing the chi to enter the home, so do make sure your front door looks attractive and sends positive chi around the house. Check to see if the door furniture is shiny and clean? If painted, is the paint in good condition and the right color for you, and is the direction of the property? Does the bell work? Check that the outside light has a bulb in it that works. Finally, make sure you don’t have to fight your way through a path of overgrown plants to actually get to the front door itself.
Most homes have a house number or name which is your face to the outside world. Check the position of the house number or name. Make sure they are level or go upwards, not downwards as this can make things difficult. I’ve lost count of the number of clients I’ve visited where I can’t find the house because it’s not marked clearly. or worse still, no name or number at all! So do check that your house number is clearly visible from the road. Should you live in an apartment, then ensure that your name appears clearly on the space usually left beneath the bell. If you expecting guests in the evening, then do remember to put any external light on for them, especially if you’ve steps or stairs to climb.
Remove the ‘Sold’ Signs as Soon as You Can.
Invariably these are placed in the front and can create a poison arrow for you. Ask the estate agent to collect the sign as soon as possible so that it’s not left lying around for weeks on end. You certainly don’t want anyone else’s clutter having spent all that time clearing yours!
Living there for just a few days will throw up anything that is not working smoothly and, in turn, this can affect how smoothly your life runs. So do check that everything works properly. Pay particular attention to all the doors – do they open silently and smoothly? Are any of the windows or door handles broken? Are there any broken or cracked windowpanes? Do all the cupboard doors open and shut properly? Are there any dripping taps? Get these little jobs done as soon as you can. It usually only takes a drop of oil or a screwdriver and will save a lot of hassle later, not to mention the smooth flow of harmonious chi around the home.
Adding Your Personal Decorative Style
Set yourself a priority list for decorating. Don’t try to do everything all at once. It’s much better to pace yourself (and your wallet!) but it will also give you time to get to know the feel of your new property, too. Ideally, each room should be one that incorporates the best Feng Shui color for that room. More importantly, however, is that you absolutely love the new decor and it really lifts you every time you enter the room. If you really need to change something quickly but don’t know exactly what, then paint the walls a neutral color. This gives you time to find exactly what you want without the old decor making you shrink every time you went in there!
Consider a Welcoming Ceremony or Ritual.
This can be as simple as lighting a candle in each room and dedicating it to a happy and harmonious environment. Alternatively, you can burn incense or aromatherapy oils – it really is what you feel appropriate. You might even like to consider asking the local priest to bless it for you or get a Feng Shui consultant in who specializes in space clearing.
Throw a housewarming party! This can be as large or as small as you like and is a very traditional way of celebrating your new home. The chi of your friends and family will be imprinted in your new environment and will help to make it quickly feel like home.