Celebrating spring can be good feng shui. Let me explain. The practice of celebrating spring, the vernal equinox, and the beginning of the natural and agricultural year, is very old. In fact, it may be older than agriculture (almost 10,000 years).
Easter celebration traditions such as bunnies, eggs, flowers and colorful decorations date back several thousand years. They were absorbed by Christianity into the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.
But even the name Easter comes from the name of Oestre, a fertility goddess who was especially honored in spring. Bunnies and eggs were among her symbols.
Here is how all that applies to feng shui in my opinion:
1. The time of the vernal equinox (around March 21 on the Western calendar) is very yang energy. In Western astrology it is symbolized by Ares, the Ram, the most yang of all zodiac signs. He’s more or less Mr. Macho.
2. Hidden things like rabbits in burrows and eggs hidden in the grass are rather yin, dark, moist, feminine. They are also strongly associated with fertility and progeny (children).
3. Giving gifts is great wealth energy. So gift baskets, whatever they contain, promote good chi. That is, they are good feng shui. Notice the beautiful green plants and flowers, often in baskets, that Asian people give to others to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant or other business.
Easter is a great holiday for promoting family harmony, prosperity, and well-being of children and relationships by giving gifts appropriate to the season. Gift baskets can be given to friends and business associates as well, and they promote good chi.
So get out those Easter baskets and fill them up with symbolic spring-related items such as decorated eggs (natural or candy), bunnies, flowers and colorful toys and small gifts. Use Easter decorations to enhance the chi of the child, family, wealth, and relationships corners of the bagua.
And send Easter gift baskets to those whose wealth and well-being you wish to enhance, including not only family and friends but also business associates who you hope will reciprocate with a similar gesture of good wishes. Let the good chi flow through you, so that more flows to you.
Happy springtime. May you have a wonderful year!