The Flying Star school of Feng Shui, also called Xuan Kong, is a classical or traditional Feng Shui school. It is a system which uses time dimension to analyze the type of intangible forces occupying a particular compass direction. It moves in a cyclical pattern and is constantly changing location in time. It governs the energies of that particular location in a particular period, year, month, day or even hour. Based on this principle, good or bad fortune in terms of the harmony or disharmony of the energies in the environment is constantly changing and does not last forever. No auspicious or inauspicious orientation remains so throughout one's entire life.
A typical Flying Star chart comprises a square of 9 numbers based on the magical Lo Shu pattern, an ancient divination tool. The chart can be done on an annual, monthly, daily and hourly basis, though the yearly and monthly charts are the most commonly used. Each number, known as Star, flies from sector to sector in a pre-determined pattern, based on the pattern of numbers in the Lo Shu Square. Annual stars change positions every year whilst Monthly Stars do so on a monthly basis.
Each number is connected to a specific set of energies which can be favorable or unfavorable. As Feng Shui a very complex body of knowledge, there are always many levels to this categorization but generally, the good stars are 1, 4, 6 & 8 whilst the bad ones are 2, 3, 5 and 7. In the current Period 8 (2004-2024; the Flying Star school of Feng Shui divides time in periods of 20 years, with 9 periods creating a complete cycle of 180 years), the #9 Star is considered the Future Prosperity Star and is auspicious on its own or paired with a timely Star. However, its magnifying influence can be damaging when it meets up with a hostile Star.
When the lucky Stars (1, 4, 6 & 8) occupy a certain sector, residents of that sector will enjoy the auspicious energies of the said Star, be it in career, love, power or wealth accumulation. Conversely, the unlucky Stars (2, 3, 5 & 7) will bring illness, quarrels, misfortune and violence. The influence of the Stars will be more acutely felt when say, both Monthly and Annual stars in a sector are inauspicious.
The luck and properties of the 9 Stars changes with each period. For Period 8 (2004-2024), the luck of the different Stars, together with the recommended cures or enhancers, are summarized as follows:
#1 White Star – Water
This Star which brings career & academic success and good reputation. It is also the star that blesses one with good victory luck and the patronage of influential people.
# 2 Illness Star – Earth
This hostile Star brings diseases, sicknesses, accidents, lethargy and general poor health & bad luck.
#3 Conflict Star – Wood
This quarrelsome Star brings hostility and danger of misunderstandings which can lead to stress and even litigation. It causes obstacles to all your plans and at its most severe can be dangerous as well.
# 4 Romance & Literary Star – Wood
This delightful Star governs romance, career, travel, creative, academic and artistic talents, wisdom and intelligence as well as self-development.
# 5 Misfortune Star – Earth
This deadly Star brings the worst luck compared to all other stars and must be avoided or countered. It causes calamity, work obstructions, family disputes, injuries, wealth loss and even death.
# 6 Heaven Luck Star – Metal
This divine Star brings potential windfall, wealth and good blessings, but is a bit weak in Period 8. It also generates nobleman's luck and attracts benefactors so that work could be carried out smoothly.
#7 Violent Star – Metal
This vicious Star brings injuries, burglary, fire, rivalry and lawsuits. It also causes financial losses, disputes in every aspect of life, either at home or at work.
# 8 Prosperity Star – Earth
This is the luckiest and most vibrant Star in the current Period 8. Also known as the Primary Wealth Star, it brings fortune, nobility, favourable promotion, salary increment, smooth wealth luck, good health and career success.
#9 Future Prosperity & Magnifying Star – Fire
This Star brings luck for future expansion or prosperity. As the Secondary Wealth Star due to the coming Period 9, it is the best Star to enhance for long term gains. It also serves to magnify the effects of other stars be it good or bad.
Fortunately, the flight paths of these Stars are predetermined so we can foretell their positions and take the necessary steps to remedy or enhance the energy in a certain sector. When we know that bad Stars are going to gather in the same sector, we can install Feng Shui cures to suppress their negative energies and similarly place enhancers to maximise the positive effects of the good Stars.
Refer to the chart below to locate the afflicted and lucky sectors up to year 2020 so that you have ample time to take the necessary measures to either subdue the inauspicious stars or enhance the auspicious ones.
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For a more thorough analysis, you may want to find out the locations of Monthly Flying Stars of the current year.