A lot of emphasis has been made in educating the public about what constitutes a good or bad feng shui house. But once the house has been selected, there are feng shui guidelines for how and when to make the move itself.
• Before the move, the house must be thoroughly cleaned. (All surfaces). It is especially good if new paint, carpeting and tiling are changed, as well as window treatments.
• All the windows must be opened for hours, if not a few days.
• Space-clearing rituals and procedures are always good to carry-out including burning sage.
• Important feng shui remedies should be installed before the occupants even moves in. As an example, if the house needs a water fountain in a particular room, go ahead and set that up before you move in.
• The move should be done during the day, preferably starting in the morning, not at night.
• The move should be on a day that is generally a good day for changing residences, according to the Chinese calendar.
• The move should be scheduled on a day that is good personally for the zodiac sign of the head of the house, if not every family member.
• The move should be completed in one day and not stretched over several days.
• The head of the house should be the first to walk into the house, followed by other family members.
• No one should enter the house empty-handed.
• The most important and valuable items should be brought over first.(computers, jewelry, high value.)
• People of certain zodiac signs should not do the moving personally, such as Tigers. The moving Tiger is considered more prone to accidents or breaking things. (Let them order the take-out!)
• People who are the sign of the Dragon or Rooster are especially good to help in a move.
• Furnishings and objects from the previous residence which carry negative energies or memories should not be brought to the new house.
• Getting a new mattress is a good idea, especially if the previous one is very old.
• The actual moving in of possessions is important, but the real move-in energy is initiated when the first meal is cooked in the house or heated up on the stove. The timing of making the first meal may be easier to schedule on a good day than the actual moving day of furnishings.
Author: Kartar Diamond
Company: Feng Shui Solutions ®
From the Frequent Client Questions Blog Series