We have learnt how to use Eight Mansion Feng Shui and Landscape Feng Shui to select properties. This issue I will share with you how to use the more powerful Flying Star Feng Shui in selecting your properties.
As mentioned before, neither Eight Mansion Feng Shui nor Landscape Feng Shui have time dimension; while Time and Direction are important in Flying Star Feng Shui. So if you want to practice Flying Star Feng Shui, apart from knowing the direction of the property, you also need to know the time details; that is, the time the property was built and the time when the Feng Shui Survey is being carried out.
So what is Flying Star Feng Shui? As the name has stated, it involves Stars. In Flying Star Feng Shui; there are 9 Stars. That is Star 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Each Star will have its own characteristic, direction as well as its element. In fact it is very easy to practice Flying Star Feng Shui as we are dealing with only 9 numbers.
First let us look at the Time Dimension. In Flying Star Feng Shui; we divide the Whole Duration into 9 Periods. This is because there are 9 Stars. Each Star will govern 20 years; this is what we call a “Period”. So there are 9 Periods; which make it 180 years for one Full Cycle. Each Period will be called according to the Star that is governing the Period. For example, the Period that is governed by Star 1 will be called Period 1, the Period governed by Star 2 will be called Period 2 and so on. The First Three Periods – that is Period 1, Period 2 and Period 3 – are called the Lower Period; while Period 4, Period 5 and Period 6 are called the Middle Period; and Period 7, Period 8 and Period 9 are called the Upper Period.
It is very important for us to know the Period as this will determine the Flying Star Chart of each direction. That is, properties having the same Direction but built in different Periods will have different Charts; thus bringing different kinds of luck. We can actually call this Chart the “Birth Certificate” of that property. So if your house faces North and was built in Period 7, it will have a “Birth Certificate” that is different from another North-facing house built in Period 8.
So what is the Period that we are in now? We are actually in Period 8 of the Flying Star Cycle. Period 8 started on 4th February 2004 and will end on 3rd February 2024. It is very important for us to know the present period as well as the previous period. This is because most of the properties in the market now are still Period 7 properties. So, Period 7 started on 4th February 1984 and ended on 3rd February 2004. These are the Important Dates that you must know if you are practicing Flying Star Feng Shui. This is because the Chi in those Period 7 properties are getting weaker and weaker as we entering deeper into Period 8. Moreover those properties that had brought tremendous Good Fortune in Period 7 may start to bring Bad Luck in Period 8. That is why a lot of people actually suffered a change of luck around the year 2004. This is very important as a lot of people are actually suffering because of the change in Periods but do not know why they are suffering, or how to overcome this problem. In the next issue I will be sharing with you the reason behind this and how to overcome this problem.
Now let us look at the Stars. Star 1 is called the White Star. Its element is Water. Its original direction is North. This is a Good Star. It will bring Wealth Luck as well as Scholastic and Political Luck. Star 2 is called the Illness Star. Its element is Earth. Its original direction is Southwest. This is a Bad Star. It will bring illness and bad luck. Star 3 is called the Quarrelsome Star. Its element is Wood. Its original direction is the East. This is also a Bad Star. It will bring quarrels and arguments. Star 4 is called the Romance and Scholastic Star. Its element is Wood. Its original direction is Southeast. This is a Good Star. It will bring Luck in Romance as well as Studies.
Star 5 is called the Five Yellow. Its element is Earth. Its original direction is in the Center. This is the Worst Star in Flying Star Feng Shui. Five Yellow will bring Severe Illness, Misfortune, Loss of Wealth and Accidents. This is the Star that you must be careful of. Star 6 is called the Heaven Star. Its element is Metal. Its original direction is Northwest. This is a Good Star. It will bring Heaven Luck as well as Indirect Wealth Luck. Star 7 is called the Robbery Star. Its element is Metal. Its original direction is the West. This is a Bad Star. It will bring Robbery and Bodily Injuries. Star 8 is called the Wealth Star. Its element is Earth. Its original direction is Northeast. This is a Good Star. It will bring tremendous Wealth Luck, especially in Period 8. Star 9 is called the Purple Star. Its element is Fire. Its original direction is the South. This is a special star. This is because it can be Good and it can be Bad. Its characteristic depends on the star that is associated with it. When it encounters a Good Star, it will make the Good Star better. But when it encounters a Bad Star, it will make the Bad Star worse.
Now that you know the Stars and their characteristics, let us now continue to learn how we position the stars. In Flying Star Feng Shui, we will divide each property into 9 sectors that correspond to the 9 Stars. In each sector, there is a Mountain Star (positioned at the top left corner); Water Star (positioned at the top right corner); Base Star (positioned at the center) and Annual Star (positioned at the bottom right corner).
The Mountain Star governs Human Relationship Luck. Water Star governs Wealth Luck. The Base Star is the Star that is controlling that particular sector. The Annual Star is the Star that visits that particular sector in that particular year. For any given property, once we have determined the Flying Star Chart (that is the birth certificate); the Mountain Star, Water Star and Base Star will be permanent and do not change with time. It is the Annual Star that will be changing each year. Thus when practicing Flying Star Feng Shui; we need to update the Luck of the property on a yearly basis. This is to see what is the Annual Star that will be visiting each of the 9 Sectors and what is the impact that will be brought by the Annual Star. It is this Time Dimension that makes the Flying Star Feng Shui so powerful that we can actually “predict” what will happen and when it will happen in that particular sector.
Before we go into details of the Chart; let us look at the Directions. In Eight Mansion Feng Shui, we have Eight Directions. This are also the directions that we are familiar with when we study geography. In Flying Star Feng Shui, the 8 Directions have been subdivided into 24 Directions; that is each direction will have three sub-directions. As you know each direction covers 45 degrees. In Flying Star Feng Shui, we divide the 45 degrees into three sub-sectors. Each sub-sector will cover 15 degrees. This is what we call the 24 Mountains. Each Mountain has a name, but it does not have any particular meaning. To simplify this, we shall name the sub-sector with sector 1, sector 2 and sector 3. Thus, for the direction of North, we will have North 1 (or N1), North 2 (N2) and North 3 (N3). And for South, we will have South 1 (S1); South 2 (S2) and South 3 (S3); and so on. So in Flying Star Feng Shui; it is not enough to say, “My house faces South.” This is because there are 3 different sectors in South. We need to be more precise in determining direction in Flying Star Feng Shui.
Since we have 24 Mountains; we should have 24 different Charts. But in actual fact, there are only 16 Charts in Flying Star Feng Shui. This is because the second and third sector are having the same chart. Thus S2 and S3 will have the same chart; N2 and N3 will have the same chart and so on. Once we understand this, it will be easier for us to practice Flying Star Feng Shui.
In the next issue, I will continue sharing with you on how we use Flying Star Feng Shui in selecting Good Properties; how to read the Luck based on the Annual Flying Star; what to do if you are having Period 7 properties that are bringing you bad luck; how to use Flying Star Feng Shui to enhance Wealth Luck and Human Relationship Luck, and also how to overcome sectors with bad stars.