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:
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2016 Flying Stars
EAST – Sector #9 (Fire Element) The Fire Element is in harmony with 2016 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 Nightlight, a Power Red Crystal or the 12 Zodiac Porcelain Wall Hanging here. If your front door opens to the east, you can hang a Double Happiness Couplet facing the east to promote good relationships. Use caution when using green or red colors for enhancement.
SOUTHEAST – The #1 White Star (Water Element) This star brings career luck in promotions and recognition. Also residing here is the 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 Power Blue Crystal to bring in more activity. Enhance this area by decorating with colorful flowers and the placement of the Relationship Ducks Charm or the Pink Relationship Ducks & Crystal . For those already married, or if third-party relationships are looming threateningly, you can block the star’s energy by using the Amber Crystal and decorate with the color yellow (Earth). Especially if your bedroom is in the southeast sector to block this disturbance. This star is VERY powerful this year, so decorate with a colorful rug or a Jade Rooster. However, people in sales or communication are recommended not place a Amber Crystal in the Southeast as this will cut off their Water Element with the Earth Element and cause blockage to their income.
SOUTH – The #6 (Metal Element) Lucky Carriage Star: This is an auspicious direction; if you are in the military, politics, a blue-collar worker, or a 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, fame, and reputation. Avoid using the color red. If your bed is in this sector or your bedroom, front, or business door opens to the south, use an accent of yellow, gold, or metal to activate. One can also place a Golden Imperial Pi Xiu or AB Crystal, Amber Crystal, or Power of Nine here to attract better prospects. Also consider Longevity Coins for Wealth or a Moon Light Fountain. WARNING: Do not renovate here without Feng Shui consultation.
SOUTHWEST – Sector 8 – (Earth Element) Tai Sway and Wealth Star: This star encompasses wealth, prosperity, success, and happiness and is regarded as the most auspicious and luckiest star. The Wealth Star advances ones reputation and prosperity. Enhance this area by placing a Golden Imperial Pi Xiu, a Good Luck Couplet, or the Prosperity Couplet facing southwest. Highlight this sector with the color red and yellow. Also, to further emphasize wealth, hang the Purple Crystal; this goes for anyone whose bed is in this sector. Three Legged Money Frog or the Money Coins & Crystal will also work well here. If your front, bedroom, or business door faces southwest, employ the Longevity Coins for Wealth under a red doormat and hang either a Red Power Crystal or Power of Nine Crystal near the door. If the kitchen is in this direction, be careful and use more protection (your nourishment is there). Also you can use a Golden Pi Xiu or Brass Gourd for protection. Place these objects in the southwest facing the same direction. This is the direction of this year’s Tai Sway or Grand Duke (Earth Element). If possible, don’t make a lot of noise here. If your front door opens to the southwest, you can hang a or Brass Gourd, Prosperity Couplet, or Ru Yi/Good Luck Couplet facing the southwest to promote good relationships. Use caution! Traditionally, this is considered one of the most important areas to make adjustments in order to negate destructive influences, especially by those who are having a Tai Sway Year (Monkey, Tiger, and Pig). This is an inauspicious direction for renovation for these three signs, so be sure to contact a Feng Shui consultant and receive a blessing ceremony before proceeding. For those having a Tai Sway year (Tiger, Pig, and Monkey), try to benefit from one of the Three Happiness by attending happy events (house warming parties, weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversary parties, etc.) and enjoy yourself at these celebrations by eating food, singing, or dancing. Plan carefully while moving or making big investments; before you make your move, consider the effects. Carry a lucky charm.
CENTER – 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 and 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. You can also try Longevity Coins for Wealth. If your office or business door opens facing Power of Nine Crystal. Avoid using the colors yellow and red here. Be careful of lawsuits resulting in arguments.
WEST – Sector 4 – (Wood Element) The Wisdom Star appears in the west sector in 2016. This area is an excellent place for studying which also favors academics. Great adjustments for this area are four live stalks of Lucky Bamboo placed in a container with water, the Blue Crystal, Green Crystal, Calligraphers Brushes in a green pen holder, a Wealth Pi Xiu Charm, or any decorative green object would also be effective also if you have a statute of a Pagoda. If your desk faces this direction, it helps with the energy. Women born under the sign of the Pig, Tiger, and Monkey can adjust this area to avoid arguments with other females. Avoid metal in the bedroom if it is in the west sector. You can also add a Green Crystal.
NORTHWEST – Sector 3 – (Wood Element) The Dispute Star resides in this area and is characterized by disharmony in business or family relationships. Recommended adjustments are to place a 12 Zodiac Porcelain Wall Hanging or a set of Foo Dogs, a Red Pi Xiu, or Good Luck Couplet in this sector. 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 northwest, implement a Good Fortune Nightlight or 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.
NORTH – Sector 7 – (Metal Element) 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 north, your bed is in the north, or your bedroom door opens towards the north, hang a Blue Crystal, Power Blue Crystal, Blue Elephant and Rhino Charm or Feng Shui Flute. Do not place, or at least, minimally use moving objects or adjustments that create sound; i.e. wind chimes, radio, drum sets, or television. It is advised to move such items out of this sector. Avoid the color red here.
NORTHEAST – Sector 5 – (Earth Element) Disaster 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 Golden Pi Xiu, Brass Gourd, Five Element Power Bell, Wind chime with crystal, Money Coins & Crystal,Emperor’s Desk 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 renovations this year. Adjust this area and be conscious to avoid arguments, remain frugal, work diligently, and keep to your own business. Avoid using the colors yellow and red here.