Chinese New Year 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat and it is going to be on January 25 (starting sun down the night before), while the “Spring Stand” or Li Chun is on February 4 at 5:15 pm.
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In Feng Shui, the “Spring Stand” is a particularly big deal (based on Seasons Sun’s cycle), even more so than the Traditional New Year (based on Lunar cycle). This is so because the “Spring Stand” is the midpoint between the Winter Solstice (December 21) and the Spring Equinox (March 21).
This is the official time when the Yin-ness of Winter ends and the Yang-ness of Spring begins.
Hence the definition: “The end of Yin, the beginning of Yang” (hence the term “Spring Stand”).
In a nutshell:
The Spring Stand marks the seasonal transition from Winter to Spring: it is when the energy of the New Year begins to manifest at its strongest.
So, what does it all mean?
It means that the energy of the previous year is fully exhausted and that on Spring Stand day, the New Year’s new, vibrant energy is going to come in, like a newborn baby.
This is why, if you have done any business with Hong Kong or Asia, you have noticed that the month of January in general is not a good month to start any new business ventures—contrary to us in the West where we love to implement our New Year’s resolutions on January 1.
This is an acknowledgment that the energy globally is exhausted and so what is the point of starting something new now? You might as well just wait until after the Chinese New Year and the Spring Stand when the energy is fresh and vibrant.
But how do we prepare for it to make sure we get the very best out of this New Year’s energy?