Interiors Therapy & Feng Shui

Prepare for Feng Shui New Year

Jan 09, 2023

It's time to refresh your home prior to placing your 2023 remedies on 4th February 2023.


(Moving your remedies early has the potential to work against YOU and the energy of your home, so please wait until the 4th!)

What to do in the meantime;

January 9th – 28th

If you’re more aware of the energy of your home since implementing Feng Shui, you’re likely to be feeling a sense of anticipation and urgency to get things done. Your fingers might be itching to do stuff so make the most of the time available to put your home in order!

This is the perfect time to tackle any clutter, deal with unfinished business and take the opportunity to review your possessions and assess whether they are supportive of the life you choose for yourself in 2023.

January 29th- February 3rd

All homes love a ‘spring clean’ and whether, like us, you go to town and deep-clean the place from top to bottom or you have a quick wipe-round with a damp cloth is entirely up to you.

If you have a safe external space where you can put your metal out in the sun or overnight on the 3rd it’s a super way to re-charge it. Give it a wash or wipe down first so it’s lovely and fresh when it comes back inside. If you aren’t able to recharge your metal outside, don’t worry! There’s something else you can do…

February 4th (the 5th and even the 6th is fine too!)

Set aside at least an hour today to move your remedies. Don’t rush this please, it’s better to be in a calm, relaxed frame of mind as you do so.

As you place your remedies, consciously thank them for the work they will do on your behalf this year.


Refer to your floor-plan and notice where any metal remedies need to be moved or the weight adjusted. If you haven’t recharged the metal outside, even if it’s remaining in the same place this year, wipe it down to clear any sticky energy so it’s reactivated to support you in 2023. You can also use smoke from a bundle of dried herbs to cleanse the energy. I am now using lavender bundles rather than white sage for this purpose.

Amazon Com Link Lavender bundle

Moving metal

Check the batteries on moving metal remedies and relocate them to whichever area needs them this year.

** Remove any plants from areas which need Moving Metal for the duration of this Feng Shui year because wood energy and moving metal energy work against one another, so it won’t help you or your plants to have them in the same place.**



Empty, clean out and refill water remedies so the pump works efficiently. If you need a water remedy in a bedroom this year, remember you can turn it off at night if it disturbs your sleep. A plug- in timer switch will mean you don’t have to remember to turn it back on in the morning!

Need a new pump?

Amazon Com links: Timer Water Pump


Rinse any earth remedies, especially crystals, which absorb energy in the home and should be cleansed and recharged at least every couple of months and especially after arguments and periods of illness or extreme stress.

Red Earth

Give terracotta a rinse under the tap and allow it to dry. If you are using a salt lamp, wipe gently with a damp cloth.


If you are using fire-coloured cushions and throws, wash and dry to refresh them and reignite the fire energy. Wipe down any other fire remedies.


Remember living plants are the best wood remedy, so be sure they are healthy and remove any dead leaves. A sick plant will not enhance your Feng Shui so replace it with something more robust like a Money Plant (aka Jade Plant) which will work doubly hard for your success.

Consider a Space Clearing Ceremony

This is by no means essential, but it is a lovely way to welcome in the new year energy and flush out any hidden stuck vibes from 2022. 

Page 134 of ‘Welcome Home, How Stuff Makes or Breaks your Relationship’ gives details of a simple and effective space clearing ceremony. Here's the Amazon Com link for Welcome Home

It’s also the ideal time to write some new affirmations or intentions for the wonderful things, people and experiences you’d like to draw in for 2023 and place them in the relevant Feng Shui area.

The great news is that 2023 is predicted to be a calmer, happier and more fulfilling year than the ‘disaster year’ we have just experienced in 2022, so welcome in the beautiful new energy and enjoy the magic it brings.

If you have any questions, drop us an email.

Suzanne Roynon and the Interiors Therapy Team