Flying Stars September 2022

Flying Stars in September 2022:  An  Inspired Month -with new Ideas

  • Creative Star in the center brings new ideas and new opportunities
  • The #4 in center is also the Peach Blossom Star – romance!
  • Relationships in general get a boost
  • Luckiest sectors are Center, North, South, West and SW
  • Beware SE, E, NE and NW – need remedies
  • NORTH sector brings Completion Luck

The #4 star makes its way to the center of the Flying Star chart, bringing new ideas and new inspiration. As we enter the last quarter of the year, new opportunities open up, with a chance to embark on fresh adventures… a wonderful time for wanderers, dreamers, poets, students and young people. The #4 is also the Peach Blossom Star, which brings loving romance vibes, and better relationships in general. A time when new alliances form, new friendships get born, and working with others reaps benefits.

The luckiest sectors are those highlighted in yellow – the center, the North, South, West and SW. Matriarchs are luckier than patriarchs; mothers hold more influence, while fathers have the misfortune Five Yellow to contend with. The Wood sectors of SE and East meanwhile are both quarrelsome sectors this month; try to keep this part of the home quiet. 

A month to enjoy friends and family, and to work at building on relationships, both personal and professional.

When we move into a new home

When we move into a new home

One of the questions we think about is choosing which bedroom to give to each family member. The choice may sound simple, but it can also be one of the more important decisions as it directly affects the happiness of every family member…..

So how do we start the selection process? First we need to study the general floor plan to identify which bedrooms belong to the east group and which to the west group. After we have separated the rooms in east and west, we assign the Kua number of each family member to their room groups. People in the east group should sleep in rooms that are in the sectors of the east group (east, southeast, south, or north), and people in the west group should sleep in rooms that are in the sectors of the west group (south-west, north-west, north-east, and west ) are located.

While it is ideal to choose a room that is in the same east or west group as your kua, we usually find ourselves in the situation where we have to settle for a room that is not in the same group category as our KUA number . If so, there are a few factors that we need to consider in order to decide which room is the most suitable.

For example, if you are a western group and need to select rooms in the eastern sectors, first find the room that is NOT in your total loss sector and then try to find a room that is the least unfavourable to you on your unfortunate instructions .

Next, study the shape and orientation of the room to see if the room is right for you to tap your auspicious directions. In most bedrooms we only have 1 or 2 walls to choose from due to the arrangement of the wardrobes, windows and doors. In most cases, the position of the bed is dictated by the location of the sockets and the position of the bed in relation to windows and doors. So we need to make sure the bed direction is right for you. 

Tip 1: Always try to choose a room that allows a bed position where you can tap one of your auspicious directions.

The next step is to be aware of your surroundings and to see if there are any elements that are jeopardizing your sleeping position, such as the edges of the wall, direct line of sight to the doors, and whether your bed is positioned so that it forces you to sleep with one Toilet behind. In some cases we need to find a good balance between good and bad and be content with a bed position that takes all negative aspects into account in order to find a positive solution.

1: Use screens to block off any direct line of sight of the doors; 2: Use backdrop to create a partition with the wall and help centralize the bed in relation to the room.

In the example here, we are faced with a situation whereby the room is located in the South corner of the home, thereby ideal for all East group persons. However, the only wall that is ideal for the residents is the West wall which coincidently is the person’s total loss direction. In such a case, we have to look for alternative directions to locate the bed.

When we consider the constraints of the bedroom space, the North and South walls do not seem ideal, as the North wall results in the bed being cramped into a corner, causing a major shift in the overall room orientation. This can result in a claustrophobic effect. By having the bed along the South wall, it causes the bed to not only be cramped to a corner, but also positioned such that it sits in between wall and window, which would create more problems than it would solve.

Therefore, through elimination of directions, the most ideal ’direction in this case would be the East wall, which would allow the bed to center itself to the main orientation of the room. The downside is that the door to the room would directly face the bed, so a partition screen would be needed to divert the direct line of sight, which then allows the bed to sit within the room properly and also to create a small entry foyer to divert the flow of movement.

The other aspect is that the bed headboard would be sharing the same wall as the toilet. To avoid this, a physical partition backdrop is introduced to create a physical barrier with the toilet wall, but also to create a backdrop that reinforces the bed position to the overall room shape and orientation.

Use screens to disperse any sharp corners; 2: Create partitions to regularize odd-shaped rooms into 2 regular shapes, to centralize the arrangement of furniture within the room.

In a second situation, we are faced with an odd-shaped room situated in the west corner of the house. With the resident being a West group person, it also means there is only one direction for us to position the bed. So to find the solution, we must first identify the issues of the room. In the main section of the room, the doors are placed such that they would be in direct line of sight of the bed and cramped in a corner. Also due to the odd shape of the room, it creates a sharp edge that directly faces the entrance door, thus creating an invisible poison arrow to anyone that enters the room.

To resolve this situation, a partition screen is needed, to serve a dual purpose. First, it allows the corner edge to disappear, and second, it allows the room to be divided into two regular shaped rooms. This allows the main area to act as the bedroom living, where all the entertainment and reading would be done, and the smaller area can then serve as the main sleeping quarters. This creates a more intimate scenario where we allow the bed to be positioned to face the West direction, but also create a niche sector to separate the room in two parts, differentiating between the yin and yang activities of the bedroom.

Tip # 2: Create screens to disperse any sharp corners.

Tip # 3: Use your walls and floors to introduce colors to enhance the room.

Finally, the other aspect to take into consideration is the Flying Star combination in the room. Based on the facing direction of the house, we are able to extract the Flying Star combinations of the sector, and from there, we can identify what elements would be ideal to control or to enhance the room. Through the different elements of your design palette, we can introduce any element into the room through the use of flooring materials, wall colors and ID decorative features, thereby creating an aesthetic feel that not only suits our design intent but also becoming a feng shui cure in itself.

Tip # 4: Identify the location of the room and its shape, and see how best we can make the room suitable for our living conditions.

Tip # 5: Identify what elements you need in the room and create an appealing environment that takes care of the feng shui as well as the design intent.

Taoist Influence in Feng Shui

Taoist Influence in Feng Shui

Taoist Influence in Feng Shui

When asked, most people associate Feng Shui with the words “balance and harmony”. But few realize that these concepts stem from the philosophical or religious tradition of Taoism.

Taoism tries to create harmony with the natural world. The common translation is “the way” or “the path”, but literally the Tao means “nature”, as in “the nature of all things”.

Feng Shui was developed by ancient people who were influenced by the concepts of Taoism.

Some of the concepts of Taoism are:

♦ Observe Nature – Much can be learned from the patterns of the universe and human behaviour by observing the natural world

♦ Dynamic Balance – There is an inherent dynamic balance in nature. Man has the responsibility to harmonize and maintain this balance. The tai chi or yin / yang symbol represents this natural balance.

♦ Continuous cycles – change is inherent; nothing remains static – and changes follow a natural sequence of cycles such as seasons, day / night, birth / death, etc. This is also indicated in the yin / yang symbol

♦ Harmonious action and non-action (Wu-wei) – A give and take of nature happens spontaneously. Wu-wei is “doing without doing” or “doing effortlessly”. Allow the natural course of nature undisturbed.

♦ No Resistance – Since there is no resistance in nature

The Psychology of FENG SHUI

The Psychology of FENG SHUI

As funny as it may seem, this is how Feng Shui conversations sometimes sound, and the reason why so many of us in the West see Feng Shui as incomprehensible, exotic, superstitious nonsense. A set of do-and-don’t rules that must be followed blindly, no matter how strange or absurd they may sound to the recipient of advice.

Even if respectable and experienced Feng Shui masters are seldom so hard and always flexible enough to come up with all sorts of alternative “cures” for every possible and imaginable inconvenient area or feature of your home, the fact remains that this does Feng Shui bread and butter. Find remedies for unpropitious properties in your own space, to remove negative energy and provide the residents of the house with good energy, health, good luck and abundance.

Lucky Number 8 in Feng Shui

Lucky Number 8 in Feng Shui

Have you ever thought about why the number 8 is important in oriental life?
The ancient Chinese art of #FengShui has the #Bagua map and Bagua translates to “eight areas” in English. The Bagua map is an energy map that has eight areas centred around the individual’s wellbeing.
You will find more about the Bagua map and its importance to Feng Shui in my article https://lnkd.in/dmiYZZg. Your Life in Feng Shui Let me know how Feng Shui and the Bagua map could enhance your daily life.

Decluttering

Decluttering

Have you built up piles of things in your bedroom because it is a convenient place to put stuff when visitors come calling?

All that stuff piled up in your bedroom could be one of the reasons that you’re not sleeping soundly, and it is probably not helping you to get off to sleep when you want to. Time to #de-clutter.
In https://lnkd.in/d6tTUbC Insomnia Can Ruin Your Day I explain how #FengShui helps to organise your bedroom for a good nights rest. Let me know your thoughts.

Trouble with sleeping  at night?

Trouble with sleeping at night?

Do you have trouble getting off to sleep at night?
It is important that you are comfortable and #relaxed when you go to bed. Whilst you lie trying to get to sleep many things come into your mind.
What you did that day and what might happen the next are probably at the forefront of your mind to begin with. Then, you may begin to think about your surroundings and the shadows in the room. Is that man over in the corner? No. Just a shadow thrown by an object on the table.
Your choice and placing of the furniture in your bedroom is very important when it comes to being relaxed and getting a good nights sleep every night.
In my article, https://lnkd.in/d6tTUbC Insomnia can ruin your Day, I explain in some detail why #FengShui can help you to sleep well every night. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Feng Shui and the front door

Feng Shui and the front door

The #LuoPan is used to take “readings” and the first such reading is the “front door” reading, which is the one that you need to begin. The front door reading is where the chi enters your home, office or other environment. You will need to have more than one reading as they will all contribute to a more accurate overall reading of your environment.
I write about the Luo Pan compass in my article, https://lnkd.in/dxfb_zN to Read the Luo Pan. Have you taken your first #FengShui reading for your office?

More about Luo Pan

More about Luo Pan

Where have you put all of your things? Are they close at hand when you need them? Does their place and arrangement help you to work more effectively? Did you consult the #LuoPan before you placed your objects in your office and home?
I write about the Luo Pan in my article, https://lnkd.in/dxfb_zN. How to Read the Luo Pan to let you know how it can help you.

Feng Shui and the Luo Pan

Feng Shui and the Luo Pan

#FengShui is a very complex ancient #Chinese #art and so to find you way around you need help with direction. One of the compasses that we use with Feng Shui is the #LuoPan. The Luo Pan relates to placement and arrangement of objects and structures.

I give you more details about the Luo Pan in my article, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-read-luo-pan-christine-kaluza-spautz/. How to Read the Luo Pan. Do you have all of your objects in the right places for your business success? See more https://www.fengshui-consilium.com.