Flying Star       


Flying Star Feng Shui does not limit itself to buildings for the living or yang zhai, where rules pertaining to directions equally apply to all built structures; it also applies to grave sites and buildings for spirits or yin zhai

 

In the Lo Shu square, flying stars are nine numbers.

Each number in the lo shu represents one of the chinese trigrams and is related to an element, family member, cardinal, colour, hour, season, organ, ailments and many others.


The numbers always move to the lower right ( northwest ), middle right ( west ), lower left ( northeast ), upper center ( south ), lower center ( north ), upper right ( southwest ), middle left ( east ), upper left ( southeast ) and back to the center.

 

Time is divided into 20-year cycles. Each cycle of 20 years is a period or "yun". A grand cycle comprises 9 periods in total which covers a span of 180 years.

 

Periods are used to describe the cyclical pattern of  Qi. Different types of Qi have different strengths and weaknesses with the reference to a particular period.

 

  

 Period 

 Recent Years  

 Five Elements  

  Trigrams   

 

 Direction 


 I-Ching  

One

1864 –1883

Water

Kan

North

Water

Two

1884 –1903

Earth

Kun

Southwest

Plain 

land

Three

1904 –1923

Wood

Zhen

East

Thunder

Four

1924 –1943

Wood

Xun

Southeast

Wind

Five

1944 –1963

Earth

-

Center

-

Six

1964 –1983

Metal

Qian

Northwest

Heaven

Seven

1984 –2003

Metal

Dui

West

Swamp

Eight

2004–2023

Earth

Gen

Northeast

Mountain

Nine

2024–2043

Fire

Li

South

Fire

 

 

A timely star is positive for a building whereas untimely star is negative. For the current period, Period 8 ( Year 2004 – 2023 ), stars Eight, Nine and One are timely ( For a building, they are timely if and only if the object placed in that palace is timely ). Star Eight is most timely which is often treated as Prosperous and Noble Star. Star Nine and Star One belong to Sheng Qi, a growing energy. The other six stars are regarded as having retreating, killing or dead Qi.

An accurate measurement of direction must be obtained before any system of Fengshui can be undertaken.


A Compass is a magnetic compass to determine the precise direction of a structure or an item.


The most important ring on the Compass is the 24 Mountain ring.


On the 24 Mountain ring, each direction is subdivided into three sectors.

 

Direction

Number

Trigram

24 Mountains

Bearing / Degrees

Nature

South

9

Li

Bing

Wu


Ding

157.6 - 172.5

172.6 - 187.5

187.6 - 202.5

Yang

Yin

Yin

Southwest

2

Kun

Wei

Kun


Shen

202.6 - 217.5

217.6 - 232.5

232.6 - 247.5

Yin

Yang

Yang

West

7

Dui

Geng

You


Xin

247.6 - 262.5

262.6 - 277.5

277.6 - 292.5

Yang

Yin

Yin

Northwest

6

Qian

Xu

Qian


Hai

292.6 - 307.5

307.6 - 322.5

322.6 - 337.5

Yin

Yang

Yang

North

1

Kan

Ren

Zi


Gui

337.6 - 352.5

352.6 - 7.5

7.6 - 22.5

Yang

Yin

Yin

Northeast

8

Gen

Chou

Gen


Yin

22.6 - 37.5

37.6 - 52.5

52.6 - 67.5

Yin

Yang

Yang

East

3

Zhen

Jia

Mao


Yi

67.6 - 82.5

82.6 - 97.5

97.6 - 112.5

Yang

Yin

Yin

Southeast

4

Xun

Chen

Xun


Si

112.6 - 127.5

127.6 - 142.5

142.6 - 157.5

Yin

Yang

Yang

 

 

Using the principles of Yin and Yang, the facing of a building is determined by the side of the built structure that receives most Yang Qi.


A house is constructed with an architectural frontage with its side that faces whatever landscape feature. The facing of that house is considered by the direction of its frontage which is most Yang in nature

 

In apartments, or condominiums, the facing of a unit is determined by the facing of the entire building. If the structure is not an obvious facade, the facing of the unit is determined by the side of the building having the most Yang energy (faces the busiest crowd flow).


Energy in a building can be tapped into by locating a person within a sector that houses the energy. Ideally, living objects should be located in a sector with positive QI as determined by Flying Star Chart.

The layout of a building is demarcated with a Nine Palace grid, which looks like a tic- tac - toe grid. A door, room or other object's location refers to the square within this grid where the object is found. This may or may not correspond to the direction that the object faces. A door could be located in the southwest sector, but face south. Its location could be also southwest, and its direction to be facing to the south.


Mountain generates Qi. A lush and green mountain or hill generates auspicious Qi, while a barren, rocky rising area will, in general, generate inauspicious energy.


In urban areas, skyscrapers, apartments or any structure that rises from the ground have a similar role to mountain, generating energy. Inside a building or a room, cupboard, wardrobe, or any furniture that is taller, or greater in size than any others nearby is considered as a mountain.


 

Water conducts Qi. It is essential to identify the cleanliness of the water, the location and the flow of the water formation. These include ponds, lakes, rivers, drains and fountains.


In urban areas, highways and lowland play a similar role to waterway, conducting Qi. Inside a building or a room, spinning fan or anything that is lower than the ground is considered as water.


 

Flying Stars method whereby palaces are the nine sectors overlaid onto a layout of the house.


A Flying Star chart consists of three numbers in each Palace of the Luo Shu. These numbers are called the Base Star, the Facing Star and the Sitting Star.


Constructing a Flying Star Chart requires - The dates that the building was occupied by the owners - The facing of the building.


For example, if a building is constructed in the year 2003, but the residents do not move in until February 4 of 2004, the Period of the building is 8, not 7.


Period does not change again unless there is major renovation undertaken to the structure.


Creating a Flying Star chart is always begun with the Base Star. Period of the building determines the number occupies the Base Star position of the Central Palace. Base Stars always fly in the Luo Shu path.


 



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