The Year of the Rat begins on January 25, 2020
The New Moon is either on January 24 for most of the world this year. And Lunar New Year begins on the first lunar day of the next moon cycle, which is January 25 in China, and most of the world. (Australia will celebrate the first lunar day on Jan 26.)
Preparation for New Year begins two weeks before the New Moon and you can still do some things through the Red Day in the Conscious Calendars system. New Year celebrations continue for two weeks from Jan 25 – Feb 8.
The week before the Lunar New Year is a time of preparation for the NEW energy. With the lunar light getting thinner, it’s time to clear things out and simplify.
Three Things To Do To Prepare For The Red Day and Lunar New Year
- Cut your hair and nails this week so that the growth cycle of the moon can help your hair and nails be full and healthy. If you have trees or bushes that need pruning, and it’s the right time of year for them to be cut-back, then prune them before the new moon.
- Buy a new set of clothes or a new pair of shoes to wear on the First Lunar Day after the New Moon. Your first “step” into the world can be celebrated. To save money, you can try a new combination of clothes and dress up for that first lunar day, even if you are just running errands.
- Get rid of something that is important to you, but you know it is time to let it go. Donate coats or clothes that could be useful, but that you really have not worn in ages. (This is actually a special tip related to Saturn in Vedic Astrology. Giving to the elderly is a practice to reduce Saturn’s affects and honor those older than us.
Focus on one thing to accomplish before the new moon.
Here are some more things that can be done before Lunar New Year.
You can organize an area of your home, office or clear out a portion of the garage. Other important practices completed before the Lunar New Year are to pay off debts or personal loans. If you can’t pull that off this week, then send a thank you note to the person who has helped you. Make a plan for the year on how to get out of that credit card debt or get rid of one of those debts.
Return borrowed items and include a bundle of tangerines or satsumas, ideally still connected with the stem.
Then get ready to celebrate for two weeks – this is aligned action with the energy of the Moon. As the lunar light builds, then people reach out from the inner circle of dinner with family on Lunar New Year itself to more public celebrations with dinner with friends and community and parades. The full moon two weeks after Lunar New Year is the culmination of the energy which marks a New Year for more than 20% of the world’s population.
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