Feng Shui Christmas Tree Guide

Published September 29, 2020
Christmas Tree for Feng Shui home

A guide for a feng shui Christmas tree includes feng shui tips for Christmas tree sizes, best way to decorate it, and where to place it. You can use feng shui principles and rules to create a beautiful and auspicious Christmas tree display this year.

Easy Feng Shui Christmas Tree Guide

There are several ways you can define your Christmas tree placement with feng shui principles. You can narrow your placement choices when you use the feng shui element theory. You may decide to focus on the festive lights to take advantage of the feng shui principle of light attracting auspicious chi energy.

Choosing Best Feng Shui Placement for Christmas Tree by Elements

The feng shui Christmas tree placement by elements can help boost specific luck sectors. Not all Christmas trees are made of the same elements. For example, a live tree is the wood element, while an artificial tree may contain metal. If you wish to place your Christmas tree strictly based on the feng shui five element theory, you can quickly narrow your placement choices.

Live Christmas Tree Wood Element

A live Christmas tree gives you the opportunity to interject a wood element into compatible element sectors. The east (health luck) or southeast (wealth luck) sectors are both governed by the wood element. Either sector makes an excellent placement when applying the feng shui element theory.

Shape of Christmas Tree and Fire Element

The triangle shape of a Christmas tree represents the fire element. As a fire element shape, a live Christmas tree becomes the feng shui combination of fire and wood elements. The fire element of the south (recognition and fame luck) sector is an ideal feng shui placement for a live Christmas tree, since the wood element fuels the fire element in the productive cycle.

Artificial Christmas Tree Metal Element

If you use an artificial Christmas tree that contains metal, then this element will fortify and boost compatible sectors. The west (descendants luck) and northwest (mentor luck) sectors are both governed by the metal element. Placing a metal element in either sector will activate auspicious chi energy. In the productive cycle, the north (career luck) sector is activated by the metal element since it attracts water.

Your Kua Number Can Direct Christmas Tree Placement

You have other feng shui options for choosing a good location for your Christmas tree. You can select one of your four lucky directions determined by your Kua number.

  • Sheng Chi (wealth) is your best and most auspicious direction.
  • Tien Yi (health) is your second best direction.
  • Fu Wei (personal growth) provides excellent personal development and education luck.
  • Nien Yen (love) creates harmony in your family and/or marriage/romantic relationship.

Christmas Tree Placements and Luck Sectors

The lights on the Christmas tree generate chi energy. Feng shui principles advise to place a light in luck sectors needing a boost of chi energy and keeping it turned on for at least five hours. Your festive Christmas tree becomes a chi magnet when the lights are turned on. If you're using a live tree, follow the feng shui Christmas tree guide based on elements and avoid sectors that aren't compatible with the wood element.

red south sector feng shui Christmas tree ornaments

North Sector

You can draw positive attention to your career with light. If you're seeking a promotion or a new job or starting a new career, setting up your Christmas tree in this sector will give you that needed boost toward your career goals.

Northeast Sector

A Christmas tree in your education luck can draw beneficial chi energy. The yang energy will aid your educational related activities or endeavors.

East Sector

You can shine the light on your health luck with a Christmas tree placement in the east sector. Fun Christmas activities can zap your personal energy levels, so a Christmas tree in your health sector may be just the energy boost you need.

Southeast Sector

The yang energy that Christmas tree lights generate can work its magic in the southeast sector. A Christmas tree placement in this sector might bring an early Christmas gift by energizing your wealth luck.

South Sector

Move over Santa Claus, because you are taking center stage when you place a Christmas tree in your recognition and fame luck sector. You might just turn out to be the shining star this Christmas season with a Christmas tree glowing in the south sector.

Southwest Sector

The southwest sector governs your relationship and love luck. This placement draws auspicious chi energy to your relationships and can add a touch of romance to your Christmas season.

West Sector

What better Christmas present to give yourself than a mentor? Light up this sector to attract the guidance of helpful people.

Northwest Sector

Everyone needs a little help now and then. Placing your Christmas tree in the northwest sector of mentor luck can illuminate overlooked possibilities this Christmas season.

Don't Put a Christmas Tree in Your Bedroom

Even if your bedroom falls in one of the luck sectors that would benefit from a Christmas tree placement, you don't want a Christmas tree in your bedroom. The yang energy the tree generates will make a restful sleep difficult. The combination of the Christmas tree lights and live tree yang energies will overwhelm the yin energy required for a calm, peaceful slumber.

If It's Broken or Faded, Discard and Replace

In feng shui, anything that is broken, faded, damaged, or doesn't function fully, is considered inauspicious clutter. If any of your ornaments are damaged or faded, you need to replace them. If you have lights with a section that doesn't work, discard. From a fire hazard perspective, strings of lights with shorts in them can cause deadly fires. If you use an artificial tree that showing the years of use, then you need to replace it.

feng shui decorating guide for Christmas tree

Flying Stars and Christmas Trees

If you practice Classical feng shui flying star theory, you let it guide you to the most auspicious sector(s) for your Christmas tree placement. You can determine this placement by the annual and monthly flying star movements and avoid the areas where the #2 and #5 stars are taking up residence. You can choose the sectors based on the type of stars residing there, such as the good fortune stars include 1,4, 6, and 8 and the afflicted stars include 2, 3, and 7.

Small Christmas Tree Feng Shui Placements

You may prefer a small Christmas tree, especially if you live in a modest-sized apartment, condo, or house. You can set a tabletop Christmas tree in the southeast corner of your living room or as a centerpiece for a dining table.

More Than One Christmas Tree

Some people enjoy placing a smaller Christmas tree in a sitting area, dining room, or home office. Choose the location by following the feng shui Christmas tree guide just as you would a larger tree. Make sure you have wrapped presents underneath the tree to keep the auspicious chi energy flowing.

Best Feng Shui Placement Christmas Tree Ornaments

You can further capitalize on auspicious chi energy when you take advantage of the assigned element color(s) for luck sectors. You can add one or more of these colors to your ornament collection and/or opt for Christmas tree lights in a specific element color to enhance the chi energy.

  • South sector: The fire element colors are red, burgundy, mauve, purple, and deep pinks.
  • Southeast and East sectors: The wood element colors are green and light brown/tans.
  • Southwest and Northeast sectors: The earth element color is ochre.
  • West and Northwest sectors: The metal element colors are gold, silver, pewter, brass, copper, and nickel.
  • North sector: The water element colors are blue and black.

A Guide for Feng Shui Christmas Tree Placements

A guide for feng shui Christmas tree placements can help you decide where to set up your Christmas tree. Once you decide the best location for this festive addition to your home, you can begin to enjoy the beauty of the season.

Feng Shui Christmas Tree Guide