Check the Feng Shui in 2019
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 set 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 2019?
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. 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 it's always good to have your remedies in place in the last weeks of January.
For this Earth Pig year there are two good areas of your home or office that need supporting. The Chinese Flying Star system indicates the support is in the Centre of your home and in the NorthWest sector. The fortunate number 8 is in the Centre and the fortunate number 9 is in the NorthWest. 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 (though in the NorthWest keep it calmer). In the centre of your home or office you can place a set of earthy crystals or bright decoration such as coloured candles, or flowers to support the 8. The unlucky sector this year is the SouthWest in particular where the very difficult number 5 is settling in for twelve months. If your front door is here try to avoid using it and go through another doorway to enter until the year is over.
In this Pig year the poor energy is called Five Yellow, symbolising obstacles and misfortune, and arrives in the SouthWest sector. Its suggested you hang a six-piece metal wind chime in the SouthWest outside to dissolve that energy, or use metallic items and colours here. The worst months will be May, August and November. The other tough Star is number 2 symbolising sickness, and it arrives in the NorthEast sector in 2019. The traditional way of handling 2 is to hang a string of six metal coins joined by red ribbon in that area of your house.
The Year of the Pig is what the Chinese call the 'Nobleman' year for those people born in a Fire year or on a Fire day. Fire years are years ending with 6 and 7 - such as 1946, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967... and so on. 'Nobleman' in Chinese Feng Shui means a helper coming from 'heaven' to provide rescue and support, and this often brings solutions for your troubles making the year more comfortable and smooth. People who have the Nobleman in 2019 can make a shift and make progress and develop new projects.
The Grand Duke
The 'Grand Duke' is the energy of the Pig's compass direction and this year is in the NorNorWest, hence it's not favourable to disturb the earth or undertake substantial construction work in this sector. It's also not recommended you 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 South 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 SouthEast. The traditional solution for this Star is to place 3 pieces of bamboo plant grown in a clear glass vase of water in the SouthEast sector. Or alternatively burn a candle here every day.
For any more detailed information on house influences in 2019, 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.