Star 5 Yellow for the new Water Snake year is back to its original home taking the center stage. As such, all other annual flying stars are also housed in their original palaces. This simply signifies that the energy in each direction is pure and potent.
For more information, please go to "what you must know" page on menu bar and click "read more" under 2013 Annual Flying Stars.
Geng Xu (庚戌 Metal Dog) Month (October 8 – November 6, 2012)
Do you feel that the energy is stagnated, your project does not evolve, things seem to slow down or come to a standstill? These are a few examples of the effects of the repeated energy of the Water Dragon year and the Metal Dog month (see image). The numbers in black are the Dragon year's flying stars while the numbers in red are Geng Xu month' flying stars.
When the numbers are repeated as in the image, we call this a Fu Yin 伏 吟 chart which suggests possible mishaps, illnesses, and disputes especially when the stars are untimely.
Do pay special attention to the north, southeast, northwest, and southwest sectors of your home, do not activate these sectors with frequent movements, activities, sound and light.
Stay safe and may you be blessed.
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This is a picture taken from my recent break; a picture to show you how neat and beautiful a garden should be. Of course, this garden is none but the garden of "Sans Souci" in Postdam, near Berlin – Germany
Needless to say, a good exterior Feng Shui can assist and promote good interior house Feng Shui. So it is important that you maintain a clean, neat and beautiful garden (with or without a water feature) in your backyard or on your balcony.
In my last blogpost, I mentioned Ba Gua (八卦 = 8 Trigrams) mirrors, so let’s try to get acquainted with the Ba Gua. The Ba Qua originated from ancient Yijing, also known as The Book of Change. I won’t go into details here.
Essentially, there are two types of Ba Gua, one is known as Xian Tian (先天) Ba Gua; literally means the Early Heaven Ba Gua, or born naturally Ba Gua. It represents a perfect balance of natural and human energy forces. The second one is known as Hou Tian (后天) Ba Gua; literally means the Later Heaven Ba Gua, or a re-arrangement of the Early Heaven Ba Gua to reflect the natural energy flow from the eight different directions.
In the practice of Feng Shui, the Hou Tian Ba Gua (image above) is used more frequently. A trigram is made up of three lines, it can be a complete line ___ or a broken line _ _. The 8 trigrams carry 8 different names (namely: Qian, Dui, Li, Zhen, Kun, Gen, Kan, Xun). These 8 trigrams also represent 8 compositions (Heaven, Marsh, Fire, Thunder, Earth, Mountain, Water, and Wind); 8 directions (Northwest, West, South, East, Southwest, Northeast, North, and Southeast); 8 family members (Father, Younger daughter, Middle daughter, and Eldest son, Mother, Younger son, Middle son, and Eldest daughter); 8 body parts (head, mouth, heart, liver, Stomach, hands, kidneys, thighs); 4 seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter); and 8 numbers (6, 7, 9, 3, 2, 8, 1, 4).
For information, Yijing has a total of 64 Hexagrams, and each of the hexagram is a combination of two trigrams.
Are mirrors good or bad Feng Shui? Well, it depends. I rather you read on and be your own judge
Mirrors must be hung flat against the wall. It is vital to observe the kind of image reflected in the mirror. The image being reflected must be beautiful; do not reflect an unsightly or undesirable view as the effect of Sha Qi (negative energy) will be intensified.
Do not place too many mirrors in a room because the yang energy can cause confusion and lack of stability. Likewise, do not place a mirror where there is a direct glare from the sun or lighting. Clearly, drawing in good qi (energy) for wealth would be most beneficial; unfortunately, if you do not know the type of qi around your house, you could unconsciously draw in argumentative or harmful qi as well. So be attentive and make a note of how life is treating you before and after the placement of your mirror.
If you experienced difficulties or problems as a result of
1) A bathroom or toilet directly facing the front door
2) the bathroom or toilet at the end of the hallway opposite the front door
3) a bedroom and bathroom door opposite each other
or 4) a bathroom and kitchen door opposite each other
It is advisable to hang a mirror on the outside of the bathroom door.
Do not hang mirrors in a child’s bedroom because when waking up in the night, they are often terrified, and confronted by the image in the mirrors would make things worse.
Do not hang the mirrors at the foot of the bed or either side of the bed, especially for married couples. This would appear as if a third person is in bed, it is believed that marital problems would arise; and rather alarming leading to an eventual divorce. If you cannot remove the already installed mirrors, cover the mirrors with a drape or curtain while you sleep.
The Chinese people love to place a mirror near the dining table reflecting the food or a large basket of fruits as they believe this will “double” the quantities and bring abundance.
How about a Ba Gua mirror? A Ba Qua mirror always comes with green, red, and gold; the known auspicious colors. It must be surrounded by the 8 Trigrams originated from the ancient Yijing (The Book of Change) to reflect the excellence of Heaven. By the way, Ba Qua literally means the 8 Trigrams. It is used to hang exclusively outside a building, typically above a front door or any main entrance, where there is a source of Sha Qi (negative energy) directing towards the building or main entrance. Never hang a Ba Qua mirror inside a building or your home as it is believed to bring misfortune.
A Korean friend of mine gave me this beautiful porcelain Taiji (Yin and Yang) candle holder recently, don't you think it looks beautiful?
Don't hesitate to light up your Sheng Qi (vibrant energy) direction according to your Gua number. You'll feel energized!
In my 2012 calendar with auspicious dates, I have included some tips on the Annual Flying Stars. Here below you will find a few supplementary suggestions to ensure a smoother and healthier year.
1) Clean and de-clutter your home so that the old and stagnated energies are removed, allowing new fresh energies to settle in. Make sure that the new and fresh energies flow freely into your home.
2) Remove all unsightly objects and aby obstructions in your living space. Do not keep broken objects, articles, and belongings, they should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
3) It is important to know the correct compass directions of your home for eventual placements of cures or objects. If you need help on this, read "How to take correct facing of your house" under What You Must Know tab.
5) Place a wulou or calabash in the north sector of your home to weaken the sickness energy, if possible, also place a wulou near every family member's bed to ensure and maintain good health.
6) Place a salt and coins cure in the South-East to pacify the Five Yellow Star
7) Request protection and support from the Tai Sui of the year, especially those with Chinese animal signs Dragon, Dog, Rabbit, and Ox. This is a FREE service – post your requests under "comments" on the bottom right.
Good Luck and enjoy a prosperous 2012!
This is the 2012 Flying Stars chart for the period beginning February 4, 2012 and ending February 3, 2013, both dates inclusive.
Read the Feng Shui tips… check them out under "what you must know" tab on the menu bar. Remember, it is your own decision and choice to live a better and smoother year. I have included the 2012's Monthly Flying Stars as well for your easy reference.
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Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones & may 2012 be filled with wonderful moments, good health, joy and success!