Check the Feng Shui in 2017
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 Rooster.
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 2017?
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 Rooster, the annual 1 Star (Water) is located in the centre of your home or business. As such, its anticipated that more water-related disasters can happen in 2017 and the affected areas of both your homes or businesses can be in central areas or in the south areas.
In the Rooster year the bad energy called "Five Yellow", symbolising obstacles and sickness, arrives in the South sector. It's recommended that you hang a metal wind chime or use a metal gong, bell or bowl here and tone it regularly in the South to dissolve this energy. Worst months will be in March, September and December. Another tough Star is number 2, also symbolising sickness, which is in the North West sector in 2017. The traditional method to dissolve the 2 is to hang a string of six metal coins in the affected area in the North West of the house.
The Grand Duke
The Grand Duke (Tai Sui), the energy of the Rooster direction this year is in the West, hence it's not favourable to disturb the earth or undertake substantial construction work in this direction. It's also not recommended to sit with your back against the East, as you will be sitting against the unfavourable energy called "Three Shars" or "Three Killings". The East is the 'Crash position' against the Grand Duke, where it's also not good to sit. The tough Star 3 (Wood) is a star of conflict and robbery. It's present in the West. Put a visible piece of red paper in this position to minimise its influence. Also the tough Star 7, representing scandals, is in the South West. The traditional solution for this Star 7 is to place 3 pieces of bamboo plant grown in a clear glass vase of water in the South West sector.
The best places in your home or office this year are the East sector with the 8 Flying Star and the North sector, with the 6 Star. Keep them fresh and clean every week. If it's your office, your bedroom or your front door, that's great. The 9 Star is in the South East and benefits from bright colours like reds, yellows, purples, etc., and fresh flowers. 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 2017, 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.