Welcome to Feng Shui Master Class Lesson 12, this is a lesson about Flying Star Feng Shui. After 10 lessons of basic Form Feng Shui and Ba Gua Feng Shui, plus a revision lesson last week, we will begin the second part of this Feng Shui Master Class, Flying Star Feng Shui. In this part, which consists of a number of lessons, is a core section of this e-course.
Flying Star Feng Shui is used by almost all Feng Shui masters in Chinese society. It is famous for its powerful and fast effects. Flying Star Feng Shui involves a number of factors that we shall tackle one by one.
Time and Its Ever-changing Nature
Time is of essence in Flying Star Feng Shui, not because time is precious but since it is a driving factor. Here I shall explain the different layers of time in Flying Star Feng Shui. The theory below may sound a little bit boring, but it is very important to understand.
The first layer is a Yuan (元 in Chinese). There are 3 Yuans, namely the Upper, Middle and Lower Yuans. Each Yuan consists of 60 years. The Upper Yuan comes first, after it finished the Middle Yuan comes, and finally the Lower Yuan, totally 180 years for the 3 Yuans. The cycle repeats, i.e., after the end of the Lower Yuan, the Upper Yuan comes again and a new cycle begins. There is no ending of the cycles. They simply repeat and repeat.
The next layer of time is Yun (運 in Chinese). Each Yuan is divided into 3 Yuns. During the Upper Yuan there are the First Yun, Second Yun and the Third Yun. During the Middle Yuan there are the Fourth Yun, Fifth Yun and the Sixth Yun. Finally, during the Lower Yuan there are the Seventh Yun, Eighth Yun and the Ninth Yun. Each Yun lasts for 20 years.
In layered bullet form, the Yuans and Yuns could be presented like this:
And then the Middle Yuan comes again, followed by the Lower Yuan. The cycle is endless.
Each Yun consists of 20 years, from 2004 to 2023 it is the Eighth Yun. The next Yun, the Ninth Yun, will begin in 2024 and last until 2043. After that, this Lower Yuan will complete and the new Upper Yuan will begin on 2044.
Difficult to understand/remember? No problem, for now just remember that 2004 to 2023 is the Eighth Yuan.
The third layer of time factor in Flying Star Feng Shui is Year. So as each Yuan and each Yun, Feng Shui changes every Year.
The third layer is Month. The sixth layer is day. The seventh layer is Shi Chen (時辰), i.e. every 2 hours…
To sum up, Feng Shui changes over time. Every 2 hours Feng Shui changes. It is certainly good to follow the Flying Star disposition and change the Feng Shui design in your house every 2 hours, but it won’t be practical to do so. We also do not think that it is wise to change the Feng Shui design every day. So for most Feng Shui masters, we only care about the Feng Shui design that meets the requirements of a given Yuan, Yun and Year, with minor adjustments to be made every month as necessary.
The Flying Stars
There are totally 9 Yuns, and equally there are 9 Flying Stars. Each of them has a particular Chinese name, which I do not bother to list out here because they could mean nothing to you if you do not know Chinese. I would simply list out the 9 Flying Stars and their meanings.
Flying Star 1
The representing number of this Flying Star is 1 (one). Its color is white and it has a “water” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
When the Flying Star 1 is prevailing and triggered positively, it brings good effects in interpersonal relationship and love.
Flying Star 2
The representing number of this Flying Star is 2 (two). Its color is black and it has an “earth” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This Flying Star is for most of the time associated with sickness and bad luck. Its effects are lower in magnitude than the Flying Star 5 which is also a sickness Flying Star.
Flying Star 3
The representing number of this Flying Star is 3 (three). Its color is jade (you may consider it light green) and it has a “wood” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This Flying Star could be associated with quarrels and disputes. It also means bad luck in interpersonal relationship.
Flying Star 4
The representing number of this Flying Star is 4 (four). Its color is green and it has a “wood” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This Flying Star brings good luck in examination, job promotion for the white collar and government officials.
Flying Star 5
The representing number of this Flying Star is 5 (five). Its color is yellow and it has an “earth” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This is another sickness and bad luck Flying Star other than Flying Star 2. It is usually regarded as stronger in magnitude than the Flying Star 2.
Flying Star 6
The representing number of this Flying Star is 6 (six). Its color is white and it has a “metal” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
Flying Star 6 means movement and change. It also carries the effect of wealth growth.
Flying Star 7
The representing number of this Flying Star is 7 (seven). Its color is red and it has a “metal” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This Flying Star has the bad effect of bringing loss in wealth and property if negatively triggered.
Flying Star 8
The representing number of this Flying Star is 8 (eight). Its color is white and it has an “earth” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This Flying Star brings wealth, good luck and good health as the prevailing Flying Star in the Eighth Yun.
Flying Star 9
The representing number of this Flying Star is 9 (nine). Its color is purple and it has a “fire” characteristic according to the Five-element Theory.
This Flying Star means happiness, it brings happy things such as marriage, new baby, new business, etc. Besides, it is also a Flying Star that brings good relationship.
The Prevailing Flying Stars
In each Yun, there are prevailing Flying Stars that has the strongest effects. The strongest Flying Star in a Yun is definitely the Flying Star of the corresponding number. For example, in the Eighth Yun the prevailing Flying Star is 8.
We usually say that the coming Flying Star of the next Yun is also lucky. So in Eighth Yun the Flying Star 9 is also good, although not as strong as Flying Star 8. The next coming Flying Star 1 (which comes after Flying Star 9) is also a good one, with even lower effects (but it is still good).
On the other hand, the representing Flying Star of the immediate past Yun is bad. So in the current Eighth Yun the Flying Star 7 is unlucky. Despite this, since it has just lapsed, the bad effect is not strong. The Flying Star 6 and Flying Star 5 (in this order of ascending bad luck) are two other unlucky Flying Stars in the current Eighth Yun too.
Simply put, we should maximize the use of Flying Stars 8, 9 and 1 in this current Yun (until end of year 2023) to enjoy the best luck. Besides, if we know how to, we could trigger the good effects of the other Flying Stars.
How to Trigger Flying Stars
The simplest way to trigger a Flying Star is to use its representing number, color and five-element characteristic. For example, to make good use of the prevailing Flying Star 8, we should put 8 pieces of items of “earth” nature in white color. To use Flying Star 9, we should put 9 pieces of items of “fire” nature in “red” color.
The above are certainly not absolute. For example, we could simply put a big red thing to trigger the Flying Star 9, because the color itself could bring quite some power. We shall judge in each case how strong we want the triggering effect to be, but the basic principle is always to follow the number, color and five-element characteristics.
If you have downloaded my Feng Shui 2013 guide, and compare the content with the information above, you would know why I told you to do this and that in certain directions. For example, 4 green plants are used to trigger the good effect of the Flying Star 4 because its representing number, color and nature are 4, green and wood.
The above are the basic principles that you should know by the end of this lesson. The information provided above are very critical and useful for Feng Shui design. Please remember them all. Most Feng Shui teachers change a lot of money simply for these fundamental principles. I have seen a popular Feng Shui book sold for a few bucks simply containing the above information. Now you have learnt the essential knowledge of Flying Star Feng Shui, we shall look at more advanced techniques in the next lesson!
This article is part of my Feng Shui Master Class. The Master Class is an online course designed for beginners to learnt everything they need to know to do Feng Shui for themselves and their friends. In each class I shall disclose the secrets of some Feng Shui techniques that only the masters use.
For example, in the previous lessons we have learnt how to use Ba Gua Feng Shui to design a lucky house for all family members. We have also seen how the external and internal environments affect the occupiers of a flat, and how you could interpret and fix Feng Shui problems.
This article is a special lesson which I have decided to enable the public to view in full, because of the importance of the contents. I have seen many Feng Shui web sites “teaching” Flying Star Feng Shui, but very few could provide useful information in such details. I would very much like everyone could learn real authentic Feng Shui, so I hope that this lesson could enlighten as many people as people.
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Different Feng Shui systems
How to use a compass – twists other masters didn’t tell you
External Feng Shui, e.g. trees, rivers, streams
External Feng Shui, e.g. roads, buildings, towers, etc.
Interior Feng Shui, e.g. door, window, corridor, furniture, etc.
Interior Feng Shui, e.g. rooms, kitchen, bathroom, etc.
Selection of your lucky floor number and house shape
Feng Shui colors, lighting, crystals and ornaments
Interpretation of Feng Shui problems and cures
Meaning of Ba Gua and how to use Ba Gua Feng Shui
How to find out your Gua
How to find a house with a matching Gua
Ba Gua Feng Shui (a.k.a. 8 Mansions) design secrets
What is Flying Star Feng Shui
Meaning of Flying Stars, the good and bad
Yearly and monthly Flying Star Feng Shui
24 Mountains Feng Shui theories
Allocation of Flying Stars
Interpreting relationships among Flying Stars
… and much more
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Finding love with Feng Shui
Feng Shui office for the best career
Wealth expansion Feng Shui
Feng Shui for health and children
Feng Shui for study and examination
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