Can you feel it? It's the beginning of spring! February 03, 2019
Can you feel it? We've reached the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The days are getting a little longer and the energy of growth and change is beginning to rise. It’s time to celebrate the beginning of spring!
There are many traditions around the world that celebrate this time of year. The Gaelic festival of Imbolc or Saint Brigid’s Day, is a festival in celebration of the beginning of spring, and was on February 1st. This year the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is on February 5th, a time to welcome spring and all that spring brings: growth, change and new beginnings.
The Chinese celebrate the new year with a huge festival called the Spring Festival that lasts for many days. There are many customs and traditions that honor the lunar new year. The date of the Lunar New Year changes every year because it’s based on the lunar cycle. Usually it falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
In this tradition there is a 12 year cycle and each year in that cycle is named after an animal. The story goes that Buddha invited all the animals to celebrate the new year with him but only 12 showed up. He honored them by naming a year after each of them. On February 5th we welcome the year of the Earth Pig.
Because the feng shui tradition is intertwined with Chinese culture and customs it offers many ways to bring in the new year to promote harmony and prosperity. It provides teachings on how to align your personal chi, and home with the energies of the coming year.
If you'd like to learn transcendental solutions to balance the feng shui of your space or balance your personal chi to prepare for a happy, healthy and harmonious Earth Pig year, click here to schedule a consultation with me. I offer in-person and long-distance feng shui consultations.
I invite you to join me to welcome spring on Sunday, February 10th at my free workshop, Living Healthy & in Harmony with Spring. You’ll learn about the healing qualities of spring, seasonal foods, herbs & recipes, personal growth practices, feng shui & wellness tips and more. Click here for details about the workshop.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous Earth Pig year!
Megan Montero is a feng shui consultant and healer with 15 years experience helping people transform their lives and relationships with feng shui.