Check the Feng Shui in 2018
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 Dog.
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 2018?
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 this year of the Dog the Flying Star numbers that create challenges in your home will move over to new locations (see the 2017 Chinese Forecast). The Flying Stars are the moving parts of the Chi or energy of the house that shift each month and year to accentuate or detract from different sectors of your house. There are the prosperous energies and the illness energies. The prosperous numbers are 8 and 9 and the sickness numbers are 5 and 2. These new numbers come into place on the 4th February each Solar year but its always good to have your remedies in place in the last weeks of January.
This Earth Dog year there are two good areas of your home/office that need supporting. The Chinese Flying Star system indicates the support is in the South East sector of your home and the South sector. The fortunate number 8 is in the South East and the fortunate number 9 is in the South. If you have your office, bedroom or main door in one of those sectors it's a good year. Support it with the Fire element colours. The unlucky sector this year is the North in particular, where the very difficult number 5 is settling for 12 months. If your front door is here try to avoid using it and go to the another doorway to enter until the year is over. Set up some chiming six piece metal tones in the North.
In the Dog year, the bad energy called Five Yellow, symbolising obstacles and misfortune, arrives in the North sector of your home. It's recommended you hang a six-piece metal windchime in the North of the house to dissolve this poor energy. The most difficult months will be in July and October of 2018. The other tough star is number 2, symbolising sickness, and it arrives in the West sector in 2018. The traditional way of handling the 2 is to hang a string of six metal coins joined by red ribbon in the affected West area of the house.
The Grand Duke
The Grand Duke (Tai Sui), the energy of the Dog compass direction this year, is in the North West, hence it's not favourable to disturb the earth or undertake substantial construction work in this sector. It's also not recommended to sit with your back against the South East as you will be sitting facing the unfavourable energy called "Three Shars" or "Three Killings". The poor Flying Star 3 is a Star of conflict and robbery and it's in the North East this year. It's necessary to put a piece of red paper in this position to minimise the poor energy. Also the poor Star 7, representing scandals, is in the East. The traditional solution for this Star is to place 3 pieces of bamboo plant grown in a clear glass vase of water in the East sector. Or alternatively burn a candle here every day.
The Annual 9 Star is located in the Centre and is the Trigram of Fire. As such, it's likely there'll be more fire-related disasters in 2018 and the affected areas could be Centre and North sectors. This will often affect countries in the upper Northern hemisphere as well as the Middle East and countries and regions with name "Central". This could include China as well, because the original name of China is 'Central Country'. The White House has its front entrance facing North, and with the presence of the tough Yellow Star 5 in 2018, there's going to be more trouble and obstacles. The auspicious 8 Star is in the South East sector and if you have an office, bedroom or entrance door here you are very favoured for the year. Use brighter colours to decorate and clean everything up on Chinese New Year's day.
For any more detailed information on house influences in 2018, 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.