At the tail end of the Rabbit Year 2011, my daughter Jennifer and her family got ready to enter their new home and I was determined to make very sure they got it right. I know how important it is to observe all the auspicious rituals and to make sure the move is undertaken in an atmosphere of joyousness. No long faces on the day they move in, no temper tantrums and definitely no clumsy remarks like “Oh I’m so hungry” or “Oh I feel sick”… No indeed! Instead, only lucky remarks are to be made and there must be smiling faces at all times. I realized, as I explained the whole procedure to Jennifer, Chris, Jack and Joshy that not many people are aware of the Do’s and Don’ts involved in entering a new house for the first time… so I thought I would share the experience with readers...
HRITUALS OF MOVING HOUSE F
ELPING JENNIFER ENTER HER NEW HOME AUSPICIOUSLY! As such, the moving-in date needs
irst we selected an auspicious day and hour. Tis has now been made very easy because each year we compile the Feng
Shui Almanac calendar which makes choosing the right day and time a very easy process indeed. In each month, there are usually a few days that are especially auspicious for moving into a new house and having found these dates, it is also very important that the day selected does not clash with the animal sign of the main parties. Tis is really vital as a clash will render the move inauspicious!
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to be carefully worked out. It is also more auspicious to move in during the fifteen days of the waxing moon i.e. when the moon is rising rather than during the second half of the lunar month when the moon is waning. And I always prefer moving in during the morning hours as opposed to the afternoon hours. Tis ensures that you bring excellent sunshine yang chi into the home with you.
THE MAIN RITUAL Prior to moving into the home, it is a good idea to make Incense Offering
landlords and spirits
of the land. This is an excellent way to appease them and the ritual ensures that the spirits do not create obstacles for the family. It is simply so important that the family can live in harmony with the spirits of the land and the goddesses of the earth. Getting the spirits of the cosmic
realms on your side is a powerful method of Spiritual Feng Shui and it ensures that life in the new house will not just be safe and secure for the family, but also that there will be abundance and good fortune. Tis is an important dimension of ensuring