Flying Star Feng Shui Case Studies (1) [Master Class 29]

Welcome back to the Feng Shui Master Class.  In the last 28 weeks, i.e. 7 months, we have learnt the essence of Form Feng Shui, Ba Gua Feng Shui and Flying Star Feng Shui.  The information provided in these classes is much more than many other Feng Shui books or tutorials you can find online.  If you have been paying attention to all the information provided in these classes, you should be able to regard yourself as a Feng Shui practitioner already, you know much more than many Feng Shui do-ers out there.

But “to know” is different from “to be able to”.  A person who have read all Wikipedia pages (if such person could ever exists) is not necessarily the more powerful problem-solver on earth.  He must know how to apply his knowledge.  This is the objective of our coming lessons.

Starting this week, we will see many real Feng Shui cases.  These cases happened in different times, as old as in early 20th century to as new as recent years.  The topics covered include health, fame, wealth, study, etc.  From these cases, you will see how Feng Shui could be applied in different scenarios, and how Feng Shui should be used “flexibly”.  Although you may not have the chance to practice Feng Shui everyday like a pro, from these cases you can nevertheless step in the shoes of Feng Shui masters and think how Feng Shui theories could be translated into real strategies to implement.

 

Case (1) – Thriving Business with Jewelry Orientation

This case happened in Shanghai, China, in the 3rd Period (from 1904 to 1923).  The concerned building was occupied by a shop that sold candles (at that time candles were the major tool for illumination, candle production was a big business).  In this Period, the prevailing Flying Star was 3, followed by 4 and 5.

The orientation of this building was Mountain Xu Facing Chen (坐戌向辰 in Chinese), i.e. Facing Southeast Backing Northwest.  The Flying Star Map looked like this:

Jewelry Orientation Feng Shui Case StudyThere are a few geographical features I need to state here.  The entrances of the shop were in Northeast and Southeast east.  There was a road intersection in East, where three roads met each other.  That intersection was very busy with thousands of people passing by everyday.

How would you analyse this case, if you were the Feng Shui Master hired to offer advice?

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Feng Shui for Specific Goals (3) – Tips for Getting Pregnant [Master Class 28]

The topic of this lesson is quite interesting.  While most people believe that Feng Shui could help on bringing health, wealth, career and relationship, most people don’t believe that Feng Shui also could affect people’s chance of getting pregnant.  When talking about increasing the chance of pregnancy, most people would turn to medical advice.  It seems that consulting a doctor is way more reliable than consulting a Feng Shui master.

But yes there are really ways to “help” to do so.  I said “help”, because Feng Shui is not almighty after all.  Feng Shui could enhance the chance but cannot control it.  There are many other factors that influence the chance of people conceiving a baby.

So what exactly is the method to “help”?  Remember in Flying Star Feng Shui we use the Mountain Star to bring health?  In fact, Mountain Star governs not only health but also “family”, i.e. how many babies a family have and how healthy the second generation is.  So the basic principle is to utilize the prevailing Mountain Star.

Apart from the prevailing Mountain Star, the Flying Star 9 is also a tool we could use.  Remember Flying Star 9 governs happiness things?  No matter marriage, new baby… all happy events are controlled by this Star.  If we could smartly leverage this Star, we could add to the chance of getting pregnant.

The basic principle is here, let’s see how we could do it!

Feng Shui Tips for Conceiving a Baby

 

Sleep in the Right Direction

I don’t think I need to explain how important the bed is to conceiving a baby.  For the selection of bed, I think you can easily find a lot of references on the internet on interior design, sizing and material of the bed, etc.

 

Flying Star

In this Feng Shui class, what I would like to share about the location of the bed.  Firstly, you should always avoid directions where the sickness Flying Stars are located.  In other words, Flying Stars 2 and 5 are what you should avoid.

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Feng Shui for Specific Goals (2) – Love & Relationship [Master Class 27]

It’s Feng Shui time again!  Last week we have seen what Feng Shui measures could be done to bring better luck in study and career.  This week we move on to the next goal, which is one many people want to achieve.

In Chinese Feng Shui, Tao Hua (桃花 in Chinese) Star is what controls relationship.  Here relationship means love, but it does not only relate to love, it also means the relationship between people, say, the relationship between friends, colleagues, family members, etc.  It could even mean how good you get along with a stranger.

Relationship is an important sector of Feng Shui which is getting more and more attention.  It is quite common that clients come to a Feng Shui master and ask for help to find a boyfriend or get married.  It is also usual for Feng Shui masters be summoned to help to improve relationship in the workplace.  So once you mastered the skills I deliver in this lesson, you have actually opened the door to many possibilities in Feng Shui practice.

It should be noted that Feng Shui does not and cannot guarantee that you find your white knight or princess, it simply means you have higher chance to do so.  apart from Feng Shui, your own fate and your personality also affects the end result.

Feng Shui Vase for Relationship

 

Tao Hua as in Flying Star Feng Shui

The Flying Star 1 is the major Flying Star that governs relationship.  When asked to do Flying Star Feng Shui for relationship, most masters would focus on how to make this Flying Star work.  The following combinations are those that affect relationship.

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Feng Shui for Specific Goals (1) – Study & Promotion [Master Class 26]

Welcome back to the Feng Shui Master Class.  In the past few weeks we have learnt how to interpret the effects of any two Flying Stars combined.  Please be reminded that what I taught are theories only, you really need to practice and apply the rules to different real life situations, so that you could really appreciate the effects of each combination.

If you are detail minded enough, you would notice that most of our discussions in the past few weeks were focused on health and wealth.  This is not without reasons.

Firstly, the Mountain Star and Water Star are meant to represent health and wealth respectively according to Flying Star Feng Shui.  It follows naturally that these two are the major goals of Flying Star Feng Shui.

Secondly, Chinese in the past were very concerned about these two matters.  They believes that once both goals are achieved, they live a complete and happy life.  This is why Chinese Feng Shui has been so concentrated on health and wealth.

However, in modern days things are quite different.  We certainly care about our health and how much money we make, but these are never the only goals.  If Feng Shui is only effective for bringing health and wealth, it would not be so fascinating.  Of course, Feng Shui is definitely not almighty, but it can be very powerful if you know how to use it properly.

So, starting from this week, we will look at how Feng Shui could help us to achieve goals not directly related to health and wealth.  I said “not directly related”, because some goals do need good health or money to be reached.  We shall see more examples soon.

This week we shall look at ways to facilitate children’s study and our job promotion in the workplace.

 

Double Star Combinations for Study & Job Promotion

Among all double star combinations there are a few that are good for study and career.  Let’s go through them one by one.

 

1 – 1

When both Mountain and Water Stars are 1, this combination means intelligence, which is definitely good for children.  If luckily your house has a direction where both stars are 1, you should definitely move your children’s desks to this corner.

This combination also has another effect of bringing good interpersonal relationship.  So for those who work in the office, it would be great if your own room or desk is located in a direction within the office where the 1 – 1 stars are situated.

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Interpretation of Double Stars (3) [Master Class 25]

After learning how to interpret the meanings of 45 double star combinations in the last two lessons, we come to the final week of double star interpretation.  In this lesson we will learn how to read the combinations beginning with Flying Stars 6, 7, 8 and 9.

We have 36 combinations to go through in this single lesson, so this will be a busy week.  But before we go into the details of these combinations, I shall address an issue raised by a student.  He asked whether these double star combinations could only be used to interpret the Mountain and Water Stars.

 

Double Stars in a Box

Usually when Feng Shui masters teach Double Stars Interpretation, they simply tell the students to use the interpretations on Mountain and Water Stars.  In fact, these interpretation are not confined to these two Stars.

I came across many cases when we use these interpretations to find out the relationship of the current month/year’s Flying Star in a box and the Mountain/Water Star in the same box.  It is quite usual that, due to the coming of a bad Monthly Flying Star, the Mountain Star is adversely affected and consequently the occupiers’ health is also affected.  We find out these relationships by applying these interpretations to any two Stars in a box.

So, the answer to this question is no, you do not limit yourself to the Mountain and Water Stars.  However, in the early stage we usually do not encourage students to go too far.  As your experience grows you would be able to apply all the techniques freely like a master.  For now, let’s just assume the method of interpreting double stars is used for the Mountain/Water combo only.

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Interpretation of Double Stars (2) [Master Class 24]

Welcome back to Feng Shui Master Class, this is the second lesson for the interpretation of double stars. Last week, we have covered two groups of double star combinations, i.e. those beginning with Flying Stars 1 and 2.

From last week’s content, you could probably find out that there are some common features in different combinations.  For example, all combinations beginning with Flying Star 1 are more or less related to study, job promotion and fame.  Those beginning with Flying Star 2 have something related to real estate and female in the family.

These are not coincidences.  Each Flying Star has its own properties and effects.  Flying Star 2 really relate to real estate.  By studying its relationship of the other Flying Star in the combination,  we could predict what effects would be generated.

One typical example is the combination of 2 – 5, which means the Mountain Star is 2 and Water Star is 5.  Since both stars are sickness stars, when both stars are present we could easily tell how serious the bad effect to health could be.

After all, Flying Star Feng Shui is a kind of mathematics.  It is not a religion, there are principles and rules governing it.  Next time, if somebody questions Feng Shui, you can tell him how serious the calculation is!

Now, let’s go back to this week’s content.  We shall learn the effects of some other combinations.

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Interpretation of Double Stars (1) [Master Class 23]

Welcome back to Feng Shui Master Class, in this week we shall begin to learn the interpretation of double stars.  Here, the term “double stars” carries a different meaning from the one we have seen in the last two lessons about “Double Stars to Mountain/Water”.  The “double stars” here simply means any two stars in a given direction in a Flying Star Map.

In Flying Star Feng Shui, there are some typical scenarios with special effects.  We have covered the most common four cases, namely the Jewelry Line, the opposite to Jewelry Line, Double Stars to Water and Double Stars to Mountain.  In the real world, these case are only a fraction of all possible situations.  There are many more cases not falling into any one of these four.  How do we interpret the Feng Shui in these cases?

The tips I gave at the end of the last lesson are the basic steps all Feng Shui masters take but they are not exhaustive.  Starting this lesson we shall learn the other ways to interpret a Flying Star Map, even it does not fall into any one of the special categories.

 

Interpreting the Double Stars

Remember there are three stars in every box in Flying Star Map?  There are two on top, which are the Mountain and Water Stars, and one at the bottom which is the Period (Yun) Star.  Below is a typical Flying Star Map.

Flying Star Map Illustrated

When interpreting a Flying Star Map, we examine the interactions between the stars in the same box, and sometimes across different boxes (we may also add a fourth star, the current year’s Star, but let’s talk about this later).  “Double Stars Interpretation” is the way we analyse the relationship between any two of the three stars in a box.  For most of the time, this method is used to interpret the Mountain and Water Stars (the two stars on top), but occasionally we apply the same principles between the Period Star and either one of the two stars on the top.

The rationale behind the analysis is the interactions of the five elements.  For example, if the Mountain Star has a “Fire” characteristic and the Water Star is of “Earth”, we say that the Mountain Star is good for the Water Star (“Fire” generates “Earth”).  So the Water Star is benefited.  The effects of the Water Star would be magnified.

On the other hand, if the two stars are in conflict, we shall see which one is being attacked by which.  For example, if the Mountain Star is weaker in a given situation, and that Mountain Star represents the eyes, blood vessel and heart in this situation, then it may mean that the occupiers of this house may suffer from problems in these parts of the body.

 

Status of the Stars

Another factor that influences the result of the interpretation is whether the stars are prevailing.  For example, if both stars are 8 then the situation is good during the Eighth Period.  However, the same 8-8 combination would be bad in the First Period, because in the First Period Flying Star 8 has already losen its positive power.

So when you read the interpretations below, you could see in many cases I tell you the effects in both the prevailing and non-prevailing situations.  Depending on the current Period, the same Flying Star combination may result in totally different interpretations.

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Double Stars to Water – Good Wealth Bad Health [Master Class 22]

Last week we studied a scenario, Double Stars to Mountain, it follows naturally we learn the opposite of it, the Double Stars to Water scenario.  If you understand the Double Stars to Mountain case well enough, you should not have any difficulty to understand Double Stars to Water and what effects it brings.

Double Stars to Water, same as Double Stars to Mountain, is an important concept to know when studying Flying Star Feng Shui.  Not only because you may come across these orientations easily when doing Feng Shui, but also since the principle behind is applicable to other orientations as well.  In the last part of this lesson, I will explain in more detail how you could use the prevailing water and mountain stars for all kinds of Flying Star Maps.  Even for a house not having Jewelry Orientation, the opposite to Jewelry, Double Stars to Mountain or Double Stars to Water orientations, the same principles could be used.

 

Double Stars to Water, What is It?

So, what the xxx is Double Stars to Water?

Below is the Flying Star Map I took out last week to explain what Double Stars to Mountain is.

Double Stars to Mountain

And below is an example of Double Stars to Water.  Do you see the difference?

Double Stars to Water

Try to compare the Stars in the blue and red circle and the location of the blue arrow and the red “T”.  Could you find anything special?

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Double Stars to Mountain – Good Health Bad Wealth [Master Class 21]

Welcome back to the Feng Shui Master Class, this time we shall study another Flying Star combination, the Double Stars to Mountain scenario.

In the last two weeks we have examined two combinations, the Jewelry Orientations and the opposite, which are extremely good and bad orientations.  After studying the two extremes, let us talk about things in the middle, i.e. orientations that are not bad but not to be called excellent.  These are orientations with advantages as well as drawbacks.

And the end of this lesson, I’ll also provide the Flying Star Maps for all 24 orientations x 2 Periods, the 3rd and 4th Periods, totally 48 Flying Star Maps.  Again, they are exclusively available to Master Class members only.  Join now if you haven’t to enjoy many exclusive contents!

 

What is “Double Stars to Mountain”?

In the last two lessons we have seen scenarios in where the prevailing Mountain Star and prevailing Water (Facing) Star are in opposite boxes (directions).  Such as in the below case, the red and blue circles denote the prevailing Mountain Star and prevailing Water Star respectively.

Mountain-Facing-Good-Stars

“Double Stars” scenarios are cases where both the prevailing Mountain Star and prevailing Water Star are in the same box.  The two stars are co-located in the same direction.  Below is a Flying Star Map of such case for a building built in the 7th Period.  Two Flying Star 7 are in the Mountain direction.

Double Stars to Mountain

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The Opposite to Jewelry Orientations [Master Class 20]

Last time we introduced the Jewelry Orientations, the best Feng Shui orientations that bring health and wealth.  In this lesson we shall look at some orientations which are the opposite to the Jewelry Orientations.

If Jewelry Orientations are good, these opposite orientations should naturally be bad, right?  Yes, they are bad according to traditional Feng Shui theories.  I will tell you exactly what these bad orientations are and why they are bad.

 

Mountain Star Sank in the Water

Last time we mentioned that the Jewelry Orientations are good because the prevailing Mountain Star is in the Mountain Direction and the prevailing Facing Star is in the Facing Direction.  The advantage is that the Mountain is in the Mountain and the Water is in the Water, i.e. things are at their best places.  The following is an example of Jewelry Orientation.

Mountain-Facing-Good-Stars

Now consider the following Flying Star Map, do you see any differences from the Jewelry Orientations?

Opposite to Jewelry Orientations

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The Best Feng Shui Setting – Jewelry Orientations [Master Class 19]

In the last lesson we have discussed how to assign the Mountain Stars and Facing Stars to the nine boxes of a Flying Star Map.  Trust that you have practiced and memorized the procedures.  It is not easy to memorize them all, but it is a critical requirement for all people who want to learn Flying Star Feng Shui.

Despite this, from time to time I am being asked by students on whether there is any simple solutions.  Can we skip the difficult Flying Star allocation process and all the things to remember while still could do Flying Star Feng Shui?

In the past, Feng Shui masters all calculate the Flying Star Maps by themselves.  Nowadays, we think there are simply easier methods to do so.  One of them is to do it by computer.  There are computer softwares in the market that do the maths for you, you simply need to input the year the building was built and the facing and mountain directions, the software could generate the Flying Star Maps for you immediately.

However, this kind of software is usually not cheap and most of them have Chinese user interface only.  To help you all to get through the difficulties, I have prepared a special gift.  It is a compilation of all Flying Star Maps of the 24 Mountains in all 9 Periods!!!

With this information, you will never need to memorize the principles or use any computer software.  The 24 Flying Star Maps x 9 Periods = 216 combinations are all ready for use!

I’ll release the Flying Star Maps progressively, this week you can download those for the most commonly used Periods – the 7th and 8th Periods.  Usually when we do Feng Shui nowadays the subject houses were built in either one of these two Periods.  So I have chosen them to be the first batch of Maps to release.  In the coming weeks you will see other Flying Star Maps of the remaining Periods.

>>Download the Flying Star Maps for 7th and 8th Periods (Master Class Members Only)<<

This is how you read the Flying Star Map:

Flying Star Map Illustrated

In each box (direction) there are three numbers.  The two on the top are Mountain and Facing Stars.  The one at the bottom is the Period Star.  Please note that in a Flying Star Map North is always at the bottom, which is 180 degrees rotated when compared with the traditional “scientific” view.

 

The Best Feng Shui Orientations

Now, let’s go back to the main theme of this lesson.  Now you have the power to draw out a Flying Star Map, shouldn’t you also have the ability to interpret it?  You definitely should.  Let’s learn how to do so in this and the coming lessons.

A frequently asked question is whether there is a “best” Feng Shui direction?  To know the answer of this question, let’s learn what is a good Mountain Star and what is a good Facing Star.

In a given Period, the best Flying Star is the Star of the corresponding Period’s number, so in the 1st Period the best Flying Star is 1.  In the 7th Period, the best thing you could get is Flying Star 7.

It follows naturally that if a direction (i.e. one of the nine boxes on the Flying Star Map) has the current Period’s best Flying Star, it is a good direction.

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24 Mountains, Trigram, Yin and Yang [Master Class 18]

Last week we had an overview of the constitution of the full Flying Star Map, which comprises of the Mountain Star, Facing (Water) Star and the Period (Yun) Star.  In particular I taught you how to find out the Period Stars.  This week, I’ll equip you with the necessary knowledge to find out the Mountain Stars and Facing Stars.

To do this, we need to have the 24 Mountains concept in mind.  It is the way we Feng Shui masters use the measure the orientation of a house.  Most of you learnt the four directions, i.e. North, East, South and West when you were very young.  When you grew older, you would learn the other four directions in between, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest.  These eight directions are pretty enough in daily life to differentiate different directions.

Now I’m telling you that there are 24 directions according to Chinese Feng Shui theories, that we called the 24 Mountains.  If you divide 360 degrees into 24 portions, each will be merely 15 degrees. The narrow width of each portion means that there is not much toleration for error.  (And in fact if you study Feng Shui in advanced level, you will know that each 15-degree portion is further divided into 3 sub-portions, in a 3-9-3 degrees manner.  Isn’t it crazy?  In a way yes, but such complicated calculation could also be seen as a signal of how advanced Feng Shui is.

For now, we’ll just focus on the 24 Mountains.

 

24 Mountains: Using Compass to Find Out

There are eight directions and in each direction there are three smaller portions.  Each portion is called a Mountain, three portions in each of the eight directions, i.e. 3 x 8 = 24 Mountains.  Here I list out the degrees of all 24 Mountains.

North

  • Ren (壬) – 337.6 to 352.5
  • Zi (子) – 352.6 to 7.5
  • Gui (癸) – 7.6 to 22.5

Northeast

  • Chou (丑) – 22.6 to 37.5
  • Gen (艮) – 37.6 to 52.5
  • Yin (寅) – 52.6 to 67.5

East

  • Jia (甲) – 67.6 to 82.5
  • Mao (卯) – 82.6 to 97.5
  • Yi (乙) – 97.6 to 112.5

Southeast

  • Chen (辰) – 112.6 to 127.5
  • Xun (巽) – 127.6 to 142.5
  • Si (巳) – 142.6 to 157.5

South

  • Bing (丙) – 157.6 to 172.5
  • Wu (午) – 172.6 to 187.5
  • Ding (丁) – 187.6 to 202.5

Southwest

  • Wei (未) – 202.6 to 217.5
  • Kun (坤) – 217. to 232.5
  • Shen (申) – 232.6 to 247.5

West

  • Geng (庚) – 247.6 to 262.5
  • You (酉) – 262.6 to 277.5
  • Xin (辛) – 277.6 to 292.5

Northwest

  • Xu (戌) – 292.6 to 307.5
  • Qian (乾) – 307.6 to 322.5
  • Hai (亥) – 322.6 to 337.5

If we write down the 24 mountains around the circumvent of a compass, you would get something like this:

24 Mountains

Image Courtesy: Ray Langley (via this site)

The best tool to measure a house’s orientation is certainly a Chinese Feng Shui compass, which usually looks like the following photo.  The advantage of using Feng Shui compass is that the 24 Mountains are already printed around the compass, so you don’t need to refer to the above list.  There is another advantage that I’ll cover later when we talk about assigning the Stars in ascending or descending order.

18-Feng Shui Compass

If you want to buy a Feng Shui compass, you can easily get one at an affordable price from Amazon. Just click this link to search for one you like.

But if you do not have a Feng Shui compass, you still could an ordinary compass to do Feng Shui.  Simply refer to the above list after you measured the directions.

 

Sitting and Facing Directions

We have learnt a bit about finding out the sitting (backing) direction and facing direction of a house.  Let’s re-cap and see how we could do it for finding out which of the 24 Mountains the house belongs to.

Firstly, you need to find the center point of the house.  It is usually the point where the diagonal lines intersect if the house is a simple square or rectangle.  The image below shows the center points of common shapes of houses.

Measuring the Center

But usually modern houses would not be such regular, the shapes of modern houses usually look like the combination of a few rectangles, sometimes with triangles and circles as well.  In these cases, we find out the center points by cutting out small projections and filling up small recessions, so that the overall shapes become more regular.

Then, we measure the directions when standing in the center point of the house.  The direction where the entrance door locates is the facing direction.  For example, if the entrance door is in the Zi (子) direction, we call this house facing Zi.  We call this the Facing Direction.

In Chinese Feng Shui we do not only use the facing direction to name a house, we also use the direction where the house “backs”.  How to find out the backing direction?  Easy.  Just find out the direction opposite to the facing direction on the compass.  So if the facing direction is Zi, the backing direction must be Wu (午).  We call the backing direction as the Mountain direction.

This is a hard rule, we always use the opposite of the Facing Direction as the Mountain Direction, and vice versa.  When Feng Shui masters talk to each other, they 100% use this system of nomenclature, there is no exception.  We always combine the Facing and Mountain Directions and say a house is Wu Mountain Zi Facing (午山子向).  The direct translation is grammatically wrong, but let’s just live with it for now.

Knowing the Mountain and Facing directions are important, because we need these two directions to find out the Mountain and Facing Flying Stars in the nine boxes of the Flying Star Map.

 
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