There are many different schools of Feng Shui, and because one’s environment significantly affects an individual’s well-being, all are concerned with the concentric interactions of physical surroundings such as buildings, trees, mountains, rivers, roads and so on. Thus it’s believed that considerations from the smallest decorative object, up to and including the overall design of a structure or property, constitute its Feng Shui.
One popular method of Feng Shui is the Flying Star system, which represents the nine directions and the major stars that move in and out through their quadrants. The system’s origin was likely inspired by the constellation we call the Big Dipper. The reason this theory is called Flying Stars is due to energy’s constant motion and directional impact.
The Flying Star system is associated with the Compass School of Feng Shui. People who ascribe to this school look at the horoscope of a building. Their method incorporates a building’s geographic positioning, cartographical direction, and chronologic age to create a Flying Star chart and numerological diagram. By analyzing the stars that are present in each of the various directions, one can designate in which quadrant Feng Shui appointments should be installed in order to reduce negative influences and to activate auspicious energies.
It is okay to reuse items from a previous year’s Flying Star adjustments i.e. Foo Dogs, coins etc. Check their condition and if you find them to be damaged you must replace them. However, there should be at least one new ingredient in your Flying Star recipe. New Year Paper Couplets must always be new.
In 2022 these are the unfavorable directions: EAST, CENTER WEST, SOUTHWEST. These are the favorable directions: NORTHWEST, SOUTH, and SOUTHEAST. Mixture of Good and Bad: North, Northeast
The Flying Star directions change on February 1st, 2022. Here are the predictions for each sector. Listed first is the sector, followed by the ruling element and the visiting Flying Star:
2022 Flying Stars
NORTH – Sector #1 (Water Element) Peach Blossom and Three Killings Star. The Peach Blossom Star resides in the NORTH this year. This star’s appearance highlights relationships and affects marriage, socializing, one’s popularity, event attendance, and going out on the town. to elevate your relationship, use bright colorful flowers here, or a relationship duck charm. To help you socially, add a water plant to this area. (No soil – only water.) To prevent your boyfriend from leaving you for someone else or to prevent third party interference, place a Rooster here. You can block the star’s disturbing energy by using the color yellow (Earth), especially if your bedroom is in the NORTH sector. However, people in sales or communication should be careful not to overdo it, because the Earth Element could cut off your Water Element, causing blockage to your income. Using the 12 Zodiac Wall Hanging will aid you in good communication and help you to experience better cooperation with colleagues, associates, and family members. To negate effects of the Three Killings Star, which is a bad energy star, use a Pi Xui charm or statue on the ground facing the NORTH.
SOUTHWEST – Sector #2 (Earth Element) Sickness Star: This star’s existence in this area encompasses the negative effects of chronic disease, accidents, or the possibility of surgery. Proven methods for negating these are to donate blood, and to perform good deeds. Recommended adjustments to place in this sector are the Natural Gourd, which is known as a “Hu Lu”. In olden times, a “Hu Lu” was used to store medicinal herbs. Chinese deities (such as the Eight Immortals) were often portrayed carrying a gourd, in which they would capture and contain evil spirits. If your home, office, or business door opens facing SOUTHWEST you can use something made of metal (i.e. coins) hidden or visible under your doormat. Avoid using the colors yellow and red here. Don’t sit or lie down in the SOUTHWEST for an extended period of time. Another effective adjustment is to place a Pi Xiu facing this direction.
EAST – Sector #3 (Wood Element) Dispute Star (AKA Argument Star). The star’s influence is characterized by disharmony in business or family relationships. Using the color red here will help to avoid arguments. You can adjust the area by using a red light here, or if your door opens to EAST you could use a red doormat. Another helpful adjustment is to use the 12 Zodiac Wall Hanging. You can place this in the sector, or in your hallway, or any place that people congregate or sleep. This will bring harmony to the household.
SOUTHEAST – Sector #4 (Wood Element) Wisdom Star This star resides in the SOUTHEAST this year. To activate it, place four pieces of bamboo in water. This area is an excellent place for studying because it favors academics. If your desk is in the SOUTHEAST, that is perfect! For promotion or a raise, emphasize the color green. This is a very smart area to adjust, especially for families who have children in school or college.
CENTER – Sector #5 (Earth Element) Disaster Star (aka Wu Huang or Five Yellow Star). This is considered the most malevolent and dangerous of the nine stars. It can bring misfortunes, accidents, loss, and death. Its presence indicates tragedy, sickness, calamities, and obstacles to overcome. Many will experience the effects by facing tough issues in health and relationships, or perhaps encountering financial hardship. A good adjustment is to install metal objects like bells in this sector. This is an inauspicious direction for renovation, so be sure to contact a Feng Shui consultant and receive a blessing ceremony before proceeding. If your house or main gate faces this direction, it is recommended to simply not do any renovations this year. Adjust this area and be conscious of avoiding arguments. Remain frugal, work diligently, and keep to your own business. Avoid using the colors yellow and red here.
NORTHWEST – Sector #6 (Metal Element) Lucky Carriage Star This is an auspicious direction. Make adjustments here and concentrate on the intention of improving your career. Associated with good fortune and help from Heaven, this star brings luck as well as power and authority, fame, and reputation. It is a particularly benevolent star for blue-collar workers or for those who use their hands in their line of work. One can also place a crystal here to attract better prospects.
WEST – Sector #7 (Metal Element) Broken Army Star This star signifies violence and bloodshed. It can also symbolize loss of family members, robbery, lawsuits, jail, or violence. If your bed is in the WEST of your house, or if your bedroom door opens towards the WEST, use the color blue. Do not place, or at least, minimally use moving objects or adjustments that create sound; i.e. wind chimes, radio, drum sets, or television. It is advised to move such items out of this sector. Avoid the color red here.
NORTHEAST – Sector #8 (Earth Element) Prosperity Star, Tai Sway Both will reside here this year. The 8th star means material gain; prosperity as a reward for work done. It is a beneficial star, bringing with it good luck, good financial returns, or an improvement in reputation. Do not block chi; remove books AND keep the area neat and tidy. Strengthen with the colors red and yellow. This year the Tai Sway especially affects Tiger, Snake, Monkey and to a lesser extent the Pig.
SOUTH – Sector #9 (Fire Element) Happiness Star This star brings wonderful good fortune and excellent prospects for the future. It further benefits your marriage or other personal/business relationships. For more sweetness in your romantic relationship, you can place 9 red roses with stem in a vase. (No thorns.) If you wish to get married or have a baby, adjust the South with objects that are red or pink, or place rose quartz relationship ducks here. A 12 Zodiac Wall Hanging or red lights would be a good adjustment here as well.