There are many different schools of Feng Shui and, because ones environment significantly affects their well-being, all are concerned with physical surroundings such as buildings, trees, mountains, rivers, roads and so on, and their concentric interaction. So it is believed that all considerations from the smallest decorative object up to and including the overall design of a structure or property constitute its’ Feng Shui.
One popular method of Feng Shui is the Flying Star system which represents the nine directions and the major stars that move in and out through these quadrants. The origin probably was inspired from the constellation we call the Big Dipper. The reason it is called the Flying Stars is because they are in constant motion and their impact is directional.
The Flying Stars are associated with the Compass School of Feng Shui. People that prescribe to this school look at the horoscope of a building. Their method incorporates a building’s geographic positioning, cartographical direction and chronologic age to create a Flying Star chart and numerological diagram. By analyzing the stars that are present in each the various directions one can designate in which quadrant Feng Shui appointments should be installed to reduce negative influences and activate auspicious energies.
It is okay to re-use items from a previous year’s Flying Star adjustments i.e. Foo Dogs, coins etc. Check their condition and if you find them to be damaged you must replace them. However, there should be at least one new ingredient in your Flying Star recipe. New Year Paper Couplets must always be new.
The Flying Star directions change on February 4th 2015. Here are the predictions for each sector. Listed first is the sector, followed by the ruling element and visiting Flying Star:
2015 Flying Stars
EAST – Sector 1 (Water Element) Romance or Peach Blossom Star; This star’s appearance highlights relationships and affects marriage, socializing, one’s popularity, event attendance and going out on the town. Use the Heavenly Horse Crystal Charm or the Blue Power Crystal to bring in more activity. Enhance this area by decorating with colorful flowers and placement of the Flying Star Relationship Ducks Charm. For those already married or if third party relationships are looming threateningly you can block the stars energy by using the Metallic Pi Xiu and decorate with the color yellow (earth). However, people in sales are recommended not do this as cutting off their Water Element with the Earth Element here can cause blockage to their income.
SOUTHEAST – Sector 2 (Earth Element) Sickness Star; this star’s existence in this area encompasses the negative effects of chronic disease, accidents or the possibility of surgery. Proven methods for negating these are to donate blood and perform good deeds. Particularly affected this year are female related problems and all illnesses associated with the stomach and intestines. Recommended adjustments to place in this sector are the Brass Gourd, Natural Gourd, Flying Star Six Coins with Bell or Six Coins by your door if it opens towards the Southeast. If your office or business door opens this direction then install a Metallic Pi Xiu you may also use the Flying Star AB with Lotus Crystal or the Power of Nine Crystal. This is an inauspicious direction for renovation, so be sure to contact a Feng Shui consultant and receive a blessing ceremony before proceeding with such endeavors. Avoid using the colors yellow and red here.
CENTER – Sector 3 (Wood Element) the Dispute Star resides in this area and is characterized by disharmony in business or family relationships. Recommended adjustments are: a set of Foo Dogs, a Red Pi Xiu or Foo Couplet in the southeast corner of the sector and facing center. Use a mythological creature such as a Qi Lin to adjust potential relationship problems. If your bed is in this sector or your bedroom, main or business door opens towards the CENTER implement a Flying Star Red Crystal. Strongly use the color red here. Do not include a fish tank or many plants to avoid further activation of this star’s influence. Special note to students going on field trips; carry a lucky charm on your person and make the appropriate adjustments the center area of your home.
NORTHWEST - Sector 4 (Wood Element) Wisdom Star –The Wisdom Star appears in the NORTHWEST sector in 2015. This area is an excellent place for studying also for placing an appointment which favors academics. Great cures for this area are four live stalks of Lucky Bamboo placed in a container with water, Flying Star Green Crystal, Four Calligraphy Brushes in a green pen holder, Green Jade Pi Xiu or any decorative green object would be effective.
WEST – Sector 5 – (Earth Element) Disaster Star & The Three Killings Star, aka Wu Wang or Five Yellow Star – This is considered the most malevolent and dangerous of the nine stars. It can bring misfortunes, accidents, loss and death. Its’ presence indicates tragedy, sickness, calamities and obstacles to overcome. Many will experience the effects by facing tough issues in health and relationships or encountering financial hardship. Install a Green Jade Pi Xiu, Metallic Pi Xiu, Brass Gourd, Five Element Bell, Windchime w/crystal, Six coins with bell or Emperor’s Bell in this sector. This is an inauspicious direction for renovation, so be sure to contact a Feng Shui consultant and receive a blessing ceremony before proceeding. If your house or main gate faces this direction it is recommended to simply not do any renovation this year. Adjust this area and be conscious to avoid arguments, remain frugal, work diligently and mind your own business. Avoid using the colors yellow and red here. The Three Killings Star denotes lawsuits, hostility and quarrels. It can bring misunderstandings amongst family, friends and colleagues also trouble with the authorities. This unlucky star can bring crime and violent behavior to the afflicted sector. SPECIAL ADJUSTMENT: If your house faces WEST and towards mountains there is a possibility you could be robbed. To counter this, place a Flying Star AB Crystal or Power of Nine Crystal in your entrance.
NORTHEAST – Sector 6 - (Metal Element) Lucky Carriage Star – This is an auspicious direction particularly if you are in the military, politics, a blue collar worker or technician make adjustments here and concentrate on the intention of improving your career. Associated with good fortune and help from Heaven this star brings luck as well as power and authority. Avoid using the color red. If your bed is in this sector or your bedroom, main or business door opens to the NORTHEAST use a Flying Star Blue Crystal. One can also place a Pi Xiu or Qi Lin here to attract better prospects.
SOUTH – Sector 7 (Metal Element) the Broken Army Star. The Broken Army Star signifies violence and bloodshed. It can also symbolize loss of family members, robbery, lawsuits, jail or violence. If your home or business faces SOUTH, your bed is in the SOUTH or your bedroom door opens towards the SOUTH hang a Flying Star Blue Crystal, Blue Power Crystal or Nine Coins placed in glass of water for an adjustment to negate this star’s influence. Other recommendations include: a Natural Gourd which is known as a "Hu Lu". In olden times, a "Hu Lu" was used to store medicinal herbs. Chinese deities (such as the Eight Immortals) were often portrayed carrying a gourd, in which they would capture and contain evil spirits. Do not place or at least, minimally use moving objects or adjustments that create sound; i.e. wind chimes, radio, drum set or television. It is advised to move such items out of this sector. Avoid the color red here.
NORTH – Sector 8 – (Earth Element). Wealth Star– This star encompasses wealth, prosperity, success and happiness and is regarded as the most auspicious and luckiest star. The Wealth Star advances one's reputation and prosperity. Enhance this area by placing a Red Pi Xiu, a Good Luck Couplet or the Prosperity Couplet facing NORTH. Highlight this sector with the color red. Also to further emphasize wealth hang the Flying Star Purple Crystal this goes especially if your bed is in this sector. Three Legged Money Frog w/coin or the Flying Star Money Coins & Crystal will work well here as well. If your front, bedroom or business door faces North employ the Nine Coins under a red doormat and hang either a Red Power Crystal, Flying Star AB Crystal or Power of Nine Crystal inside the door. Also you can use a Metallic Pi Xiu or Brass Gourd for protection. Place these objects in the NORTH facing the NORTH.
SOUTHWEST - Sector 9 - This is the direction of this year’s Tai Sway or Grand Duke (Fire Element) and the Happiness Star resides here bringing wonderful good fortune and excellent prospects for the future. To further benefit your marriage or other personal/business relationships, place a Good Fortune Red Bulb Nightlight, a Flying Star Red Crystal or the Red Power Crystal, here. If your front door opens to the SOUTHWEST you can hang a Double Happiness Couplet facing the SOUTHWEST to promote good relationships. Use caution! Traditionally this is considered one of the most important areas for adjustments in order to negate destructive influences especially by those who are having a Tai Sway Year: Goat, Rat & Ox. This is an inauspicious direction for renovation, for those three signs, so be sure to contact a Feng Shui Consultant and receive a blessing ceremony before proceeding. If you want to bring up the energy, implement the color red. BUT, if you are one of the signs having a Tai Sway year: Goat, Rat & Ox and if your kitchen or bed is in this sector or your bedroom door or main door opens to the SOUTHWEST you must place a Metallic Pi Xiu or Brass Gourd on the ground just inside or outside the door or facing the direction. Avoid the colors Blue, Black and Grey in this section.