How to prepare for Lunar New Year of the Wood Green Dragon

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2024 is a year marked by abundance and success. On February 10, 2024, it’s time to attract prosperity and positivity by clearing your space. Usher in the opportunities and good fortune that this year holds by doing the following:

Step 1: Do a Spring Cleaning

Spring is a time for renewal and hope, which is a great reminder to welcome the Chinese Lunar Year with a deep cleaning. Dust, mop, vacuum and wipe down all surfaces of your living space. Remove any clutter, trash or unwanted items. A clean home filled with open space represents a clear mind and new opportunities.

Step 2: Salt Water Ritual

Make a saltwater solution to energetically cleanse your home. Salt purifies, and water signifies renewal. Use a spray bottle to mist this solution, especially in corners and entryways where energy stagnates. You can also add aromatic scents like lavender, lemon or peppermint to boost the cleansing energy.

Step 3: Smudge with Herbs

Burning sage, lavender or rosemary helps clear negative energy and invites positive vibrations. Light the herbs and walk through your home, ensuring the smoke goes into the corners, windows, doors and mirrors. Say an affirmation aloud, such as, “I release all negativity and welcome prosperity.”

Step 4: Use a Singing Bowl

The vibrations from a singing bowl or going will break up stuck energy and raise the frequency of your space. Ring the bowl in each room, especially at the entrance and center. Chant a word or mantra like “Om,” “Peace” or “Blessings” while ringing to enhance the effect.

Step 5: Pay respect to your Ancestors

Pay respects to your ancestors by offering incense or food at your altar. Lighting incense is a way to honor your ancestors and ask for their blessings in the new year.

The future is yours to shape. Follow these tips to celebrate Chinese New Year 2024 to attract a renewed sense of fortune, prosperity and harmony. Happy New Year!