The tradition to wear specific colours in order to attract good luck is popular all over the world. As everything is energy – including colour, of course! – what you wear is believed to bring you all manner of luck and success.
The same choice of colours is believed to bring you luck when you use these colours in your accessories, as well as in your home decor.
Is this true, though? Does it really work?
And, most importantly, what is the choice of specific colours to wear based on?
For those who are anxious to find the answer right away, let me give some feng shui details for the coming year – the year of the Fire Monkey 2016. Afterwards, if you are interested in where the tradition comes from and what it is based upon, we will look into that, too!
2016 is the Year of the Fire feng shui element – the Fire Monkey – so to be in harmony with the energy of the year and befriend the ruling Fiery Monkey energy, it is recommended to wear the colours of the Fire feng shui element.
So, the first six lucky colors are:
In addition to the Fire feng shui element colours, you can also wear the colours of the Wood element, because this is the element that creates the Fire element in feng shui.
So, the next lucky colours are the colours of the Wood feng shui element:
Are there more lucky colors to wear in 2016? Not really, but know that there are many variations of the Fire element colors, such as coral orange, or plum/mauve, so use your intuition as to which color expresses for you the Fire or the Wood elements.
You can wear not only clothing, but all sorts of accessories in these 8 colours, such as jewelry, belts, scarfs, etc.
To make it even more powerful, you can choose jewellery with natural crystals and stones with the presence of Fire energy, such as rose quartz, garnet and ruby.
Or, go for Wood element energy crystals, such as green jade, agate, green tourmaline and malachite.
Are there colours that are best to avoid in the New Year, or at least for the New Year celebration? Yes, for sure. Least favourable colours in 2016 are the colours of the Water and Earth feng shui elements. These colors are blue and black (Water element) and all earthy tones (Earth element).
If you want to go a bit deeper with choosing best colours for yourself, it is always good to know your personal birth element, and see which colours support and nourish your energy. For example, if your personal feng shui birth element is Earth, wearing Wood colours all the time can weaken your energy.
The tradition to wear specific colours for each coming New Year is based on Chinese tradition, or, more specifically, on the feng shui theory of five elements. According to the Chinese calendar, the energy of each year is expressed in the energy of a specific feng shui element. There are 5 elements in feng shui – Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
Each element is expressed in specific colours, shapes, images or items that carry its energy. For example, the Fire element of 2016 Year of the Monkey is expressed in colours red, orange, purple, yellow, pink and magenta; in triangular shapes and, of course, in candles, fireplaces and various images of fire.
The interesting part, though, is that Chinese New Year starts on a different day each year (and never on January 1st), so if you want to really use the Chinese approach and benefit from colours of the year, then you will also have to celebrate Chinese (Lunar) New Year, because this is when the year actually begins in Chinese cosmology.
In 2016, the New Year – the Fire Monkey Year – starts on February 8, 2016. This gives you another chance for a good celebration, along with a fresh new start, doesn’t it?
Good luck and all the best to you in 2016, no matter which colours you choose to wear.