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Check the Feng Shui in 2020
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 Rat.

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.

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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 Rat 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 Metal Rat 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 West of your home and in the NorthWest sector. The fortunate number 8 is in the North West and the fortunate number 9 is in the West. 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(red, bright yellow, orange, purple). In the North West keep it calmer. In the North West of your home or office 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 East 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 Rat 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 East outside to dissolve that energy, or use metallic items and colours here. The worst months will be March, June and December. The other tough Star is number 2 symbolising sickness, and it arrives in the South sector in 2020. 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 Rat is what the Chinese call the 'Nobleman' year for those people born in a Yin Earth year or on a Yin Wood day, or if you were born in years ending in 5 and 9, such as 1949, 1955, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1975, 1979, etc.  The 'Nobleman' tag means help comes from heaven to offer rescue and support. The Nobleman Star often brings a solution to obstacles and dangers. If 2020 is your Nobleman year go ahead to develop your new projects.

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The 'Grand Duke' this year is in the North, hence it's not favourable to disturb the earth or undertake substantial construction work in this sector. The Grand Duke is like a military man on a horse, riding towards you. Do not challenge him by facing his direction, but face to the other direction. If your office desk faces to the north, turn it to another suitable position until the year is over. It's advisable to not do any renovations in the northern part of your home for 2020. They may bring problems, poor luck or never be finished on time. It's also not recommended you sit with your back against the South as you will be sitting facing the unfavourable energy called "Three Shars" or "Three Killings", so face the South if you can. It's necessary to put a piece of red paper in this position to minimise the poor energy.

For any more detailed information on house influences in 2020, 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.

Yin Yang Richard Giles is an astrological, geomancy and Feng Shui consultant living on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. He is available in Australia for consultations on your home and business. Richard has been involved in astrology for over 28 years and Feng Shui for 18 years. He writes for several Australian magazines and websites. He was previously the director of the Earth Healing School of Queensland with courses in Earth Healing and Geomancy. Phone him on (07) 5435.0158, or click to contact Richard Giles.

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