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Wu Wang Five Yellow

Feng Shui Affliction of #5 Flying Star - Wu Wang or Five Yellow.

The #5 Flying Star, commonly called 5 Yellow or Wu Wang, is one of the few affliction star numbers in Feng Shui that you should watch out for. However, it is the number 5 Violent Star you should be most wary of. The reason behind is that the #5 is a very powerful Earth star, made stronger by the current Period 8 (2004 to 2024) which is an Earth period. The strengthened evil star can thus bring a whole gamut of misfortunes, from financial loss to unexpected obstacles, and from injuries to great aggravation, worries and calamities.

Being 1 of the 9 Flying Stars in Feng Shui, it occupies 45 degrees of the compass direction and it moves in a cyclical path based on the Lo Shu square. In Feng Shui, the #5 is the ultimate disaster number especially when the 5 Yellow affliction occurs in the the sector containing the main door, as this will bring dreadful misfortune to everyone in the house. If the affliction occurs in a particular room, the 5 Yellow can be so deadly that some Feng Shui masters even recommend moving out of the room during the time it is under its influence.

Feng Shui masters and practitioners since ancient times have discovered that the best Feng Shui cure to overcome the 5 Yellow is to use metal energy literally to exhaust the Earth energy of the number. Hence, using a wind chime made completely of metal is an excellent way to suppress the Wu Wang. In addition, the chimes release the sound of metal, further curbing the affliction of this vicious star. Another well-established method is by way of the 5 Element Pagoda which can be augmented with auspicious or protective engravings. The 5 Element Ringing Bell is yet another effective item to subdue the negative influence of the 5 Yellow.

Other practical measures to keep the wrathful energies of the #5 Star in check are:

  • Put some earth from the afflicted sector or some yellow crystal chips to represent Earth, into a metal jar with a tight-fitting lid, effectively locking up the 5 Yellow.
  • Avoid turning on or using bright lights in this sector as light symbolizes Fire and this activates the Five Yellow.
  • Keep the area quiet and do not carry out noisy renovation works as this will stimulate the Wu Wang.
  • If the afflicted sector is a bedroom, a Brass Wu Lou is the best cure.
  • If possible, avoid the room in this sector, especially the weaker member such as the elderly or very young.

Due to the vicious nature of the 5 Yellow, it pays to plan in advance ways to avoid or exhaust the malicious energy of this evil star. This is more so if important areas of your house is afflicted – main entrance, bedroom or living room and for those who share the same animal direction of the 5 Yellow.

To help you plan ahead, refer to the chart below for the locations of the 5 Yellow from 2009 to 2020.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Afflicted Sector North South West East South East Centre North West West North East South North South West East
Direct Afflicted Rat Sheep
Rabbit Dragon
All Boar
Rooster Tiger
Horse Rat Sheep
Side Afflicted Boar


Here are some highly recommended Feng Shui cures to counter the deadly 5 Yellow:

Five Element Pagoda Protection Card Amulet
Buddhist Amitabha Stupa
Tree of Life Five Element Pagoda with Seed Syllables Keychain




Read up more on Feng Shui Flying Stars and other yearly afflictions – Tai Sui and San Sha.