Check the Feng Shui in 2016
for your house and business
Richard Giles, astrologer and feng shui expert, reminds us that the Flying Star numbers change each year and that in order to maintain the best and most prosperous living environment, we need to adjust it to maximise the beneficial chi and minimise the antagonistic chi. The best way to do this is to have a consultation with a practitioner in your neighbourhood, but here are a few pointers, according to the energies of the coming Year of the Monkey.
In the traditional Chinese system of Feng Shui there are five elements and nine flying numbers called Flying Stars. The Flying Star system helps a Feng Shui practitioner analyse your home and business. Flying Stars move each year to interact with the Stars of your home or business premises. These are general guidelines here – if you need specific help contact myself or the nearest Feng Shui practitioner.
What Happens in 2016?
As Feng Shui energies change from year to year, it's necessary to watch for the relocation of good and bad energies at the beginning of each year and take precautions if the negative influence happens to land at important locations in your home or office. In the year of the Monkey, the number 2, which is Earth Mother and female, nutrition and food, is in the centre of the home. This means female concerns and equality for women are central in 2016. Environmental matters and food safety will also be prominent. Health issues revolving around stomach and spleen can be evident. To counter the negative side of the 2, use metal in the form of six metal coins hung on red ribbon from the centre.
The good Stars are numbers 1, 4, 6 and 8, which are found in the SouthEast, West, South and SouthWest respectively. With the best, Number 8, if you have your bedroom, office or front door in the SouthWest, it's a good year ahead for you. Number 1 in the SouthEast is good for romance. Flowers, plants and the colour green work well here. Number 4 in the West is good for education and study – use bamboo in water or images of bamboo. Number 6 is in the South, and to help it, use earthy things such as crystals, pottery natural fibres and earth colours. Number 9 is in the East which covers future success. It would be a good place to study.
The difficult numbers 5, 3, and 7 are in the NorthEast, NorthWest, and North respectively. To neutralise Number 5 Star, the sickness star, use metal wind chimes, hangings and saltwater cures (the saltwater cure is a jar with water, salt and copper or other metals in it). The worst months will be in February, May, and November 2016. For the Number 3 in the NorthWest, using water in images or just a jar filled with water will help, or try red paper up on the wall. The Number 7 in the North indicates you should also use water images there, or place 3 pieces of bamboo grown in a clear glass vase of water.
The Grand Duke
The Grand Duke (Tai Sui), the energy of the Monkey direction this year is in the WestSouthWest, hence it is not favourable to dig the earth or undertake substantial construction work in this direction. It's also not recommended to sit with your back against the South as you will be sitting against the unfavourable energy called "Three Shars" or "Three Killings". The NorthEast is the "Crash position" against the Grand Duke, in which is also not good to sit.
The yearly prosperous numbers bring a positive effect on your house if they fall at the front door, in the office or your bedroom. The illness numbers can bring health problems for you. It's most advantageous to consult a Feng Shui practitioner to find out exactly where these energies are going to be this year and what impact they'll have on the resident Flying Stars in your own home. What I've written here is just a good beginning guide.
For any more detailed information on house influences in 2016, find a qualified Feng Shui practitioner. You can contact me in Australia, or look up the lists in your local directory in the state or country where you live.