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Flying Star Feng Shui - 81 Star Combinations


E x pl or a ti on s wi th Hel u o Hill
A series of articles by Heluo on the subject of Time, Space and Destiny since 1999

Have you wondered why at all 9 Stars can be alternately timely


and untimely in Fei Xing? Is it due to Fei Xing or San Yuan?
Have you been working with 81 Star Combinations in Flying Star Feng
Shui while disregarding Mountain and Water Principle that says that we
either allow pathway for Qi (open) or disallow pathway for Qi (close)?
San Yuan is a calendar division and Fei Xing could have used any other
mirror to measure vibrancy of 9 Stars, such as 12 Life Stages. Have you
been still referring to 9 Stars as timely and auspicious and untimely
and inauspicious? Those tables with 81 Star Combinations under review.
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Besides 9 Stars are not timely but Inside Yun, not untimely but Outside
Yun, any remote notion of timely a n d auspicious and untimely a n d
inauspicious is misplaced and as such not due to Flying Star Feng Shui, but
due only to San Yuan Jiu Yun. Yet, such notions will have culminated in a
table with 81 Star Combinations commonly in use with stunning
connotation of illness, accident or disaster glued onto Star combinations.
Most Flying Star Feng Shui practitioners would use Fei Xing and San Yuan
in same breath. As a 9 Stars artist, you must really see San Yuan for what
it is. Saying, we must first of all solve that, using those 9 Stars for purpose
of Fei Xing Feng Shui is one, then any pulled in categorizations would
they be called Wuxing or 12 Life Stages or San Yuan - are notional.
Which made me decide that, if at all a discourse on 81 Star Combinations,
it should only come with yet again assemblence of fundamentals, pertinent
to our at all employing Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui in any
responsible way. A table such as the one presented here and where it gives
enumeration of what 81 Star Combinations would bode, could and should
be seen only in light of basics pertaining Xuan Kong Flying Star Feng Shui.
In fact, once those basic Xuan Kong Fei Xing prescriptions in place,
this would render any 81 Star Combinations table entirely obsolete, if only
because, as it is, youd be no more than minding the Mountain and Water
Principle onto Stars in Fei Xing, then at no point would you consider such
a table. So, lets look into certain basics, before at all we resorted to the
more popular only evidently fabricated - 81 Star Combinations table.
As a Feng Shui practitioner or even as a professional, the last thing we
want is, become spokesperson to anyone that had at any time earlier
proclaimed all kinds of nonsense, while even worse is, if not we would have
noticed it was gibberish in the first place and still we took it as teaching.
You like to decide for yourself, based in technique and sound judgment.
Thing is, outside wishing to own a Chinese Compass Luopan, the table with
81 Star Combinations and what they portent may soon become the most
sought after thing for any practitioner. Question becoming, upon your first
seeing such table, did you see goings on there and able to denounce right
away? Or, is there anything in that table that you thought was justifiable?
However, to fully grasp what we will discuss, we should first distinguish
Xuan Kong Flying Star Feng Shui on the one hand, then San Yuan Jiu
Yun on the other hand. San Yuan in itself is not Feng Shui and it does not
handle 9 Stars, whereas it just no more than said that, each one of 9 Stars
will be alternately Inside Yun or Outside Yun, once held against a range
of 9 x 20-year periods, such totalling 180 years, full stop. As such, 9 Stars
could have just as well been mirrored against 12 Stages of Life.
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It will take you some time to conquer this article, as it contains a step by
step first things first approach into certain established truths, such as
you must know what San Yuan exactly bodes, while to begin with, no-one
knows where such terms as timely or untimely had come from, as in fact,
the very terms are wrong and not faithful to any Chinese verbatim.
Youre a Xuan Kong Fei Xing then rather not a San Yuan practitioner, so
that, Sn Yun Ji Yn is not Feng Shui, it just only means Three
Cycles, Nine Periods, as what San Yuan does along an a r i t h m e t i c a l
e x e r c i s e is, first divide a period of 180 years into 3 x 60 years, then 9 x
20 years. Once then pulled in by Fei Xing Feng Shui, it can provide Fei Xing
with a take on waxing and waning along the course of larger time cycles.
Time division proposed by San Yuan is then employed for purpose of Fei
Xing, whereas you will see that, as such, San Yuan timeliness finds no
seat in any of the other standing 9 Stars and Luoshu systems of
applications, or any other metaphysical system for that matter.
Saying, things in perspective, San Yuan (no more than) supplies Xuan Kong
Fei Xing with a notion of timing and not only could Fei Xing have just as
well adopted a good number of other notions on timing, this is as far as we
should allow San Yuan to infringe at the realm of 9 Stars and 8 Trigrams.
Therefore, within context and at best, it may be correct to say that:
Mirrored against San Yuan timing and only then -, 9 Stars as
employed for Fei Xing can be alternately Inside Yun or Outside Yun.
So, that is same as in noting, where at any given time on a recurrent
pattern a Star is, but it is totally wrong to even so much as suggest that:
Mirrored against San Yuan timing, 9 Stars could be then also deemed
auspicious or inauspicious, if it means that their such auspiciousness
or inauspiciousness was based in a Star being timely or untimely.
As such, there is no such thing as San Yuan at all able to decide
auspiciousness or inauspiciousness, for very reason that San Yuan only
handles the timely or untimely. San Yuan only supplies Xuan Kong Fei Xing
with a notion of timeliness, but mandate for deciding the auspiciousness
or inauspiciousness is and will always remain with Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng
Shui, to be more precise, the way in which Fei Xings intrinsic Mountain and
Water Principle is handled, the way Form, Qi and Use are being handled.
San Yuan is a calendar division and to that respect, its not Feng Shui. It
doesnt supply Mountain and Water Principle, Form, Qi, Use. Consequently,
we should stop using the following ludicrous contraction in same breath:
Timely and auspicious Star and untimely and inauspicious Star.
Because this would produce same friction as we keep seeing in Wuxing Five
Transformations where most would still reason along following paradigm:
Supporting cycle is beneficial and controlling cycle is unfavorable.
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Are we Fei Xing experts or actually 9 Stars and Luoshu experts?


Now, to really see that San Yuan is actually no more than just a proposal
for a calendar division and that Fei Xing Feng Shui could have just as well
pulled in 12 Stages of Life to take 9 Stars to vibrancy and thus behavior
- and no matter how long youd have been involved in Fei Xing Feng Shui -,
lets get really technical and see what it actually is we are doing.
Surely, at the end of the day, wed be actually no more than working along
9 Stars and Luoshu. Only after wed have gathered a clear overall
cosmological view onto 9 Stars, would it be soon enough to step into any of
9 Stars systems of application, which would be of later concern and could
well be Flying Star Feng Shui, Nine Star Ki Astrology or 9 Ki Divination.
Start from scratch, as it is, there would be first our categorizing all tangible
and intangible phenomena in our cosmos, with at such point a system of
application not anywhere in sight. Its just that, still at this point, if we see
a thing as knife, we would like to know into which bucket out of a series of
9 it should go. While knife goes into bucket #7 for Dui Gua, it just sits
there, then not would it be a timely or untimely, an auspicious or
inauspicious knife. A thing as womb to end up in bucket #2 for Kun Gua,
would not be a healthy or sick womb, because at this stage it is on to
just 9 Stars and Trigram attributes, with no further connotation, for reason
that not would we have pulled in any whatsoever mirror to be weighing 9
Stars for their behavior. Its utterly important that not you skipped this
phase of classifying phenomena along just their Trigram attributes.

If you stop the clock, youd now have each bucket filled with tens of
Trigram attributes. If then bucket #3 had train or uniformed personnel,
but not did we know operator, we wouldnt be able to tell if it is a good
train or a bad train, a good or a bad police man. In order to at all have
9 Stars perform, we first need domain, then platform, then context. Such
platform for 9 Stars could be Fei Xing, it could be 9 Star Ki, each one with
its own operator to take 9 Stars to behavior. Even then, 9 Stars mirrored
against Wuxing as an operator would give different performance and
behavior than once with 9 Stars along the ruler of 12 Stages of Life, or a
threefold (3 x 60 = 180 years) calendar division as proposed by San Yuan.
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How San Yuan Jiu Yun is just only to divide 180 years into portions
Whereas 25,920 years for Great Year could divide along whichever variety
of segments, we may have such range organized around 144 portions of
180 years. Which is where San Yuan comes in as, once then arrived at a
certain portion of 180 years, San Yuan further divides it into 3 x 60 years,
then once more into 9 x 20 years, thats all. In our times, the then most
relevant and manageable such portion of 180 years runs from 1864-2044.
What we do in Oriental metaphysics is, we use such stretch of 180 years to
give out Jiazi, or the 60 combinations there are to 10 Heavenly Stems and
12 Earthly Branches, such that the first Stem-Branch combination of Yang
Wood-Rat coincides with 1864, the last in the range Yin Water-Pig with
2043. However, at no point did we adhere connotation, performance or
behavior onto any of the Ganzhi, as were here still on to only cartography.
San Yuan means 3 Cycles, so that, for that matter, those 180 years could
have been divided by 2 cycles, 8 cycles or 19 cycles just the same. But it
just so comes out that San means 3, just as Jiu as in Jiu Yun means 9.
Where then any range of 180
years could be divided into 10 or
12, it just so happens that San
Yuan then takes same span of
180

years,

equally

started

at

1864, then first divide by 3, then


another

time

by

9.

Note

however, that at no point San


Yuan was dividing by 9 Stars or
even concerned with 9 Stars.
Now, what does Jiu Yun mean in Chinese, 9 Periods or 9 Stars?
It says San Yuan Jiu Yun, rather not San Yuan, Jiu Xing (Stars).
Once divided 180 years into 3
segments of 60 years, we may
squeeze in 3 rows of 60 Stems
and 3 rows of 60 Branches. Such
calendrical

division

holds

no

information as to temperament
and

behavior

of

Stems

and

Branches (Ganzhi), because the


division into 3 supplies just that,
a division into 3, whereas not did
this image supply operator. In
order to at all have Ganzhi come
into behavior, we still need pull
in

mirror,

which

could

Wuxing or 12 Life Stages.


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be

Lets take 60 Jiazi and 9 Stars into behavior


Fundamentally, 9 Stars behavior actually varies each time with changing
domain, platform and context. We cannot make general claims as to 9
Stars behavior, until after we decided how such seemingly same 9 Stars
would yet perform in Fei Xing due to its operators, then in Nine Star Ki
Astrology or 9 Ki Divination, given different operators there. Once Fei Xing
our platform for Stars to come into behavior, we say Forms govern Stars,
but, still at this point, we only just have our building blocks, which could be
60 Jiazi or 9 Stars, but not had we pulled in a mirror to be weighing
Ganzhi and 9 Stars qualitatively. Wed have the segmentation into neatly
organized parts, then not did we have a board for waxing and waning, the
vibrancy, only then eventually the behavior, performance of Stars.
Translated in terms of Fei Xing, we now know how to divide a portion of
180 years into 3, then into 9, but we are still not sure about the behavior
of Star 2 womb or Star 7 knife, simply because, for that, we would need
something that could supply waxing and waning, such as 12 Stages of Life,
or Wuxing. We still need adopt some type of progression to take 9 Stars
to performance. If Fei Xing means to fly Stars, but we would like to know
each Stars behavior at any given time, wed first need pull in a mirror,
so lets capture certain those eligible mirrors by their respective tables,
catalogues. Now, there are several ways by which we may take 9 Stars to
perform, but by themselves, 9 Stars do not so much as perform. 9 Stars
are just electromagnetism and to capture the single tangible or intangible
phenomenon by certain Trigram attributes. 9 Stars need a weighing board
to supply waxing and waning, thus vibrancy, but perhaps through San Yuan
such vibrancy then inappropriately nicknamed timely and untimely.
Fei Xing Feng Shui could have then pulled in the table titled 12 Stages of
Life, just as Fei Xing and so as to let 9 Stars ride on the wave of 5
Elements could have pulled in the catalogue titled Wuxing. Only once then
Fei Xing had invited in a progression and only then -, could 9 Stars be
said to come under then adopted notion to account of vibrancy, for
example as in our then saying that at any time a Star would be Life Stage
1, Life Stage 6, Life Stage 12.
While, only thenafter, would come in designations such as those pertaining
connotation, such as this Star would momentarily have its attributes
supported or this Star would momentarily have its attributes hampered.

DIFFERENT CATALOGUES TO WEIGH 9 STARS

Wuxing Five Transformations

12 Stages of Life

San Yuan

Other

For what its worth, 180 years are one lot, Wuxing are another lot, 12
Stages of Life yet another, so that wed have an amalgamation of gypsy
families otherwise not related by DNA. We could invite one family over,
while next day and for other purpose we could pull in the other family.
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9 Stars are just that, they are 9 Stars


If you are a Fei Xing Feng Shui artist, then, before anything, you are
actually a specialist in 9 Stars and Luoshu. Saying, first 9 Stars, only then
system of application. Your expertise in 9 Stars and Luoshu is then in your
knowing exactly for what circumstances you could be tapping into which
table to then momentarily operate 9 Stars. With already your sitting on
ultimate knowledge to concern of cosmological classifications for all
phenomena, your student or client could just ask away and at one time
have you explain what 9 Stars behavior to expect once pulled in Wuxing,
another time 12 Stages of Life, then again, could be any other mirror.
9 Stars are just that, they are 9
Stars.

Still

domain,
decided

at

they
to

the

cosmological

appear

take

all

after

we

(in)tangible

phenomena in our universe along a


division

of

information
vibrancy

9.
at

There

this

of

point

is

no

as

Stars,

to

thus

consequently not behavior.


Said

differently,

thered

be

the

automatic

equation

Star+Trigram

attribute, then not robotically a Star+San Yuan or a Star+Wuxing, which


would give a wrong image as if there existed a symbiosis between 9 Stars
and their eventual operators. Any connotation, therefore, is uncalled for.
Wuxing is but one such agreed upon division of an in itself enclosed circuit,
which such in itself enclosed circuit could be a 24-hour day, seasons to a
Solar year, the organ and meridian system. If then Kidney is governed by
Star 1, and once we decided to glue on to the table titled Wuxing, a such
Wuxing could be assigned an organ. But Star 1 is what governs the organ,
the Wuxing is not what governs the organ. Yet, once having been shown
Star+Wuxing, most would find it hard, if not undoable, to go back to still
just saying Star 1, then not Star 1 Water, just Star 2, not Star 2 Earth.
Once Star+Wuxing served its purpose, we can do away with the table
titled Wuxing, then back once more to just only 9 Stars and Trigram
attributes, we may reach out for the table titled San Yuan, for example.
Even above examples alone amply demonstrate that wed be into Fei Xing
Feng Shui, for purpose of which wed be employing 9 Stars, while not would
we say Wuxing Feng Shui only because Wuxing momentarily pulled in to
give 9 Stars hands n feet to account of vibrancy. Granted, we may see
San Yuan Feng Shui School ( ) being used as an umbrella term to
host certain Feng Shui disciplines, but within here context San Yuan Jiu Yun
just arithmetically says that we had divided 180 years into 3, then 9
segments, just as we would see the same range of 180 years divide by Two
Cycles, Eight Periods, only then called Er Yuan Ba Yun .
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If you can really appreciate that still just taken on


its own - a thing such as any projected timeliness of a
Star and such at any point derived from a catalogue
could not decide (in)auspiciousness, youre done, as it
then immediately follows that no precooked tables with
connotations could have come into existence.
If you think about it, why then would a table with 81 Star Combinations be
obsolete? Simply because of common sense and for reason that, as it is,
our sole concern would be with just those 9 Stars in our Flying Star chart,
then those Stars mirrored directly against environmental features, and Use,
such that, never at any point in our assessment or our adjusting, would
any prefabricated table with connotations have come into play. Then comes
in how we would perceive 9 Stars to behave, but again here mirrored
then only against environmental Mountain and Water, those either
appropriately present or absent in their respective location and direction.
We already agree that, within context of just Fei Xing,
9 Stars for their eventual behavior strictly only rely on
how

then

each

Star

appropriately

or

inappropriately

meets environmental features, and how then Mountain


and Water Principle will be further employed, so that
behavior and performance of 9 Stars directly relate to
Form, Qi and Use. It said nowhere, that we can just
skip those, then understand behavior of Stars as being
at all dependent on any accompanying Star, or Star
behavior and events read squarely from a table.
Never could a table with 81 Star Combinations with all the ready portents
and connotations there, take the place of Mountain and Water Principle, all
we know about Form, Qi and Use. We know that, it is ultimately not a Star
being timely or untimely to decide auspiciousness or auspiciousness.
Thats it. We know that any whatsoever Star once having been handled
appropriately along just basic Fei Xing prescriptions could be made to bring
out its most beneficial nature. We also know that it is rather of no concern,
if then such beneficial behavior came from a timely Star or an untimely
Star, if only because we know that under circumstances the untimely Star
could be lured into favorable behavior and more importantly , if
compromised, the timely Star could be still made to exert its ill portents.
Definition simply has it, that Fei Xing can still make
auspicious, what San Yuan had deemed untimely, while
equally, Fei Xing would be able to make inauspicious,
what was deemed timely. As a calendar, San Yuan may
perhaps deem Stars timely or untimely, whereas it is
out as a player to account of whatever then follows,
starting with what would be auspicious or inauspicious
which is of course at the sole discretion of Fei Xing.
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What then makes for the better Fei Xing artist?


Not wishing to step into persiflage in any way, but practically, lets have a
Flying Star Feng Shui consultant to come visit our house and to keep it
straightforward and within the framework of you catch my drift, lets paint
just two crude scenarios. Say, we have a particular Star combination
somewhere in our Flying Star chart, which could be Star x-y.
Scenario one using table with 81 Star Combinations
Consultant once stumbled upon such Stars x-y, then tells you oh, but,
that actually bodes sickness in that and that organ, while then this and
that marriage will fail or your child bound to break his leg. He doesnt
seem to be bothered with either present or absent Mountain and Water,
then upon your further enquiring, he just points to his table with 81 Star
Combinations that says so. Or, in the odd case that he would actually
install appropriate Mountain and Water, we can ask if this was an
improvement if still he would be talking about setbacks, sickness, all types
of disaster, then of course indiscriminately extended into this or that
celebration or superb exams, just the same. As a side note but
admittedly, that could be just me I would not be amused once invited
anyone over for just an energetic screening, then be taken all hostage for
having to hear all these (exaggeration intended for the purpose) psychiatric
goodies, not to speak of having to endure all the gesticulation and the
facial expression that should then underscore the message. Rather, then
also, I would decide for myself if at all there was to be a celebration, or if
even Id wish to pass exams.
Scenario two using just Fei Xing prescriptions
The other consultant in noting the exact same Stars x-y, tells me to best
open this door to create a pathway for Qi onto such and such Star, then
perhaps close another door to dissalow pathway for Qi onto such and such
Star, while he

may

tell me

one

or

two

things

to

account

of

Qi

transportation, Qi distribution, Form and Use. He wasnt carrying a table.


Many in Fei Xing - and as such cancelling Fei Xing prescriptions, the
environment and even the very person involved -, would be actually
expecting good to come from a timely Star, then mishap to come with an
untimely Star, that is, such from just only having noted a Star.
Comparatively, it said nowhere that, if relying on directionology, and if you
thought to avoid breaking a bone by not traveling into the direction of an
untimely and inauspicious Star, such that you would be then smart
enough to travel into the direction of a more timely and auspicious Star,
that not could you be breaking a bone or two, just the same, only now
thanks exactly to such timely and favorable Star. It is just that, now that
you traveled towards the favorable Star, to avoid breaking a bone
associated with the unfavorable Star, you may break a bone now
associated with the other Star. If anyone asks you why could that be, you
may respond with why not or well, what were you thinking.
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It is safe to say that the greater bulk of consultants and to account of


directionology, would be no more than pointing out auspiciousness and
inauspiciousness of Stars, as if it was a done deal. All the more happy
initially and thinking at least that was an improvement over the former
bunch would we be in seeing consultants to tell their clients, if they have
to travel into an inauspicious direction, they should make sure to be at
least well nourished, well rested, well prepared and leaving home along
a readiness towards events, so that they can swiftly adapt and adjust.
Only, I hope Im making sense, but I would actually
advise anyone to be well nourished, well rested, well
prepared and keeping to a readiness towards events,
so that they can swiftly adapt and adjust, regardless of
who

my

client

is,

and

into

whichever

direction

whatever Star - he was traveling, or even if he was


just remaining in his chair to go no places at all.
9 Stars do not keep to a preset agenda and 9 Stars are not able to cause
sickness or accident. In order to come into behavior, 9 Stars need an
operator, which in Fei Xing comes as Mountain and Water Principle, Form,
Qi and Use. Thats so basic, that it becomes funny having to even mention
it, but it also means, you may see the 81 Star Combinations in perspective
and in sofar you had not done so already, decide to denounce such tables.
Think of it like this. If already along tested Fei Xing prescriptions, it
becomes so-so to see 9 Stars classified not along Inside Yun, but timely,
not along Outside Yun, but untimely, alas, but it is immediately then also
how far we would allow San Yuan to infringe. Saying, if for purpose of Fei
Xing and only there San Yuan says a Star is timely or untimely, thats
as far as

it should go. Unfortunately, we will have seen massive

employment of its then inopportune connotation, where soon things would


extend into timely and auspicious and untimely and inauspicious.
Thats one bridge too far. Remember, it is about 9 Stars and to promote
the best performance for any Star, with Fei Xing - and along just its basic
prescriptions - then well able to handle both a timely and untimely Star.
To that respect, San Yuan is like an infantry scout coming to report to Xuan
Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui about momentary timeliness for Stars. It will be
then probably decorated for splendid services rendered, but it hasnt
entered into the higher ranks where auspiciousness or inauspiciousness
would be decided, much less would he sit at the table with the officers
where strategies are decided. Which is only good, because if we would let
this particular scout, wed soon see reports about sickness, divorce,
lawsuit, disaster, death, then undoubtedly recommendations for surrender.
Of course, the mere occurrence of a Star or even a Star combination, is not
enough to reach claims to concern of sickness or mishap. This is squarely

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against teaching, against life, while actually, it is factually setting aside all
Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui is about and would otherwise have to offer.
San Yuan is a bit same as in saying that, along any range of 24 hours, wed
have a colder part during night time and a warmer part during day time,
while its just that then someone started saying that, one part of the day is
timely, the other untimely, then, to make things worse, one is auspicious,
the other inauspicious. There you have it, and you wouldnt accept that.
For once and for all see that, we are into practicing Flying Star Feng Shui,
we did not practice San Yuan Feng Shui or even Wuxing Feng Shui. San
Yuan is no more than a proposal to cling on to a calendar, just as Wuxing
Five Transformations was to give you a better notion on the earth orbit
around the sun, so that wed have some neat cartography there and we can
make soup of waxing and waning terrestrial forces during any Solar year.
We should trust that, anything added to Fei Xing Feng Shui should then
come as a true contribution to Fei Xing Feng Shui. San Yuan is not to take
its place and it didnt even become one of Fei Xings operators, which would
still be with Mountain and Water and the other basics in place always. You
may appreciate that it follows from this that, where we would allow San
Yuan to rain down on 9 Stars for purpose of house divination in Fei Xing,
then designate one Star timely, another Star untimely, thats just
notional and it is as far as it should go.
Saying, we could at the most look at a Star and say that it is timely or
untimely as per San Yuan, but we have no way of knowing if Star is
untimely,

then

also

inauspicious

or

timely,

then

also

auspicious.

Auspicious or not, this will be decided not by the Star as such then least
of all the Star combination - but Mountain and Water, Form, Qi and Use.
What the table with 81 Star Combinations didnt take into account, you
may just check - and impermissible by any standards -, is exactly that.
Would you be able to tell timely or untimely once I no
more than picked either one of 9 Stars, say Star 1 or
6? You could only tell timely or untimely once being
shown then prevalent 20 year Feng Shui Period. If then
next,

youre

being

shown

timely

Star,

could

you

foretell such Stars behavior, or would you tell me, not


quite, as all of that depends on Mountain and Water
Principle in place or not, but which would be unknown
at that time. Finally, in any Star combination and just
upon seeing it, lets take Star combo 1-6, could you
give me what sickness, what disaster, or even, if then
we

supposed

Mountain

and

at

least

Water,

our
was

Star
there

found

only

still

appropriate
mishap

come from Star 6? Its all a path of no return.


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If you followed this line of reasoning, one would only wish there was a
table showing just 81 Star Combinations, period. That would have us gaze
onto just the range 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 right up to 9-9, without designations or
further connotation. Not. By far most combinations would be packed with
images of disaster that not we would wish to come upon our enemies.
If

youre

ready

for

mouth

full,

lets

take

Star

combination x-y and lets say, if then you were to look


up

Star

combination

x-y

in

the

table

with

81

Star

Connotations because thats what it effectively is - it


would say nostril implosion. Said differently, where
exactly in any Star combination is the sickness or the
accident,

is

it

with

Star

x,

Star

y,

or

was

it

the

particular combination? If Star combination auspicious


or inauspicious, then what exactly had induced that?
Was it the notion of timely or untimely, the Wuxing
support or perhaps the Wuxing control, or was it in
just that combination in particular? If anyone at one
point would have added such and such cancer in such
and such organ with the Star combination x-y and the
consultant located the exact combination over a desk
or bed, would he actually tell his client hed be looking
onto cancer? What if Star combination x-y said nostril
implosion, would then wed have been able to instantly
see

the

nonsense,

then

consequently

decide

not

to

communicate such particulars to client? We would not


tell our client, because the latter was not feasible, but
the cancer by whatever twist - would be?
See, if I were to show you any Star or combination in isolation, then ask
you to give me the forecast, you would kindly request that not should I ask
you any such questions, without giving you the whole story, starting with,
which Star had Mountain, which Star Water. Even with Mountain and Water
all wrong, you would ask me not to come up with all kinds of events.
Star x would bode a lot of attributes before at all it would be also nostril,
Star y would bode a lot of positive outcomes before anything would
implode. Saying, anyone working directly from the table of 81 Star
Combinations, chances being, he would have bypassed Mountain and Water
Principle. Once Mountain and Water bypassed, it is not Xuan Kong Fei Xing.
If

you

yourself,

have
what

been
is

it

practitioner

you

are

of

Fei

specializing

Xing,
in.

ask

What

is

really in your toolbox?


You are not specializing in Flying Star Feng Shui, in fact, you were actually
specializing in just 9 Stars and Luoshu. Saying, you would be interested
in 9 Stars for two reasons, in that, you want to know any and all 9 Stars
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and Trigram attributes, then followed by your wish to pick either one of 9
Stars applications of which Fei Xing is but one. Could have been 9 Star
Divination for news events or Nine Star Ki Astrology. Thing is, each these
systems come with operators of their own, then timeliness as proposed by
San Yuan, as it is, exclusively made applicable for Fei Xing Feng Shui.
The main purpose of your training and practice in 9 Stars and Luoshu is, to
know just those cosmological 9 Stars and Trigram attributes, without at
all 9 Stars having yet rained down on any specific system of application.
Only once then we had gathered a clear take on what 9 Stars bode and
such still one stage before any application on our left hand side would tell
us the 9 Stars would behave like this, while the other application would
tell us the 9 Stars would behave like that, could we be stepping into
responsible practice.
As it is, youd know how to mirror any Star combination against whats in
your Fei Xing tool box, so that you would be busy enough minding all those
techniques derived from the Mountain and Water Principle, Form and Qi,
distribution of energy. Rather not would you have lost sight of those, then
walk around a house, table of 81 Star Combinations in hand, then seeing
combo x-y to land on anyones desk, then start proclaiming all kinds of
mishap and diseases. No other profession would do that.
Feng Shui is to Promote Sheng Qi and Avoid Sha Qi and
if you are a consultant, it probably said so in your
promotion, which was the very reason you got invited
into
then

your

clients

client

home.

breaking

Consultant

down

from

cant

both

his

leave

with

ankles

in

despair. At the same time, not only would we be seeing


consultants
whatever

who

mishap

would
there

handsomely
was

in

the

communicate

table

with

Star

combinations, some characters are known to actually


leave such listings behind, for later scrutiny no doubt.
Not just would 81 Star Combinations as they are commonly in use distract
from what really matters in our handling Mountain Dragons and Water
Dragons in our Flying Star chart, wed be better off without at all such
tables and we should be disconcerted to see such then rather massive and
uncritical employment of tables such as the one discussed here. While in
itself, at first, it could seem an interesting enough table virtually
everyone wants to have it - it must be said that, by very nature of 81 Star
Combinations, the subject requires our rather lengthy inspection, if only to
avoid common misperception and grave mistake.
We will work towards presenting the table with 81 Star Combinations here,
but not after listing what should come before at all wed consider using it.
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9 S T AR S
Each of the 9 Stars Ji Xng may be linked to one of Five Elements
- W Xng . By association, each Star also receives a color and a planet.
STAR

CHINESE

WU XING CHINESE

PLANET

1 White

Y Bi

Water

Shu

Mercury Shu Xng

Earth

Wood

Wood

Earth

Metal

Jn

Metal

Jn

Earth

Fire

Hu

2 Black
3 Jade
4 Green
5 Yellow
6 White
7 Red
8 White
9 Purple

r Hi

Sn B

S L
W Hung
Li Bi

Q Ch

B Bi

Ji Z

Saturn
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Venus
Venus
Saturn
Mars

CHINESE
T Xng

M Xng
M Xng
T Xng

Jn Xng
Jn Xng
T Xng

Hu Xng

Fire phase also includes the sun, Water phase the moon. Please note that any table you
will come across is just always a representation of moving energy but given in static
position. We t ypi call y link 3 Wood and Jupiter to the East. However, you will easily
grasp how such energies will yet obtain movement and change direction and portents.

One widely employed approach in Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui, as we
assess the floor plan of a built structure, is to focus on combinations
formed between Mountain Dragon and Water Dragon, such as here 6-T-8.
Practically - once divided a floor plan into eight
45 degrees sectors -, any 45 degrees sector
may typically receive 3 Stars, here sample
given as 6-T-8, where T denotes the Time
6

Star. Star 6 is here Mountain Dragon 6, Star 8

is Water Dragon 8, then communicated as 6-8.

Whereas yet other similar Star alliances can be formed between Mountain
Dragon and Time Star or between Water Dragon and Annual Star, we use
Mountain Dragon and Water Dragon predominantly, for reason that we wish
to be able to appropriately apply the all important Mountain and Water
Principle in Fei Xing, where importantly - Mountain may not be just
elevations, but to close or disallow pathway for Qi, Water not just H 2O,
but to open and allow pathway for Qi.
Upon our at any point no more than noting here Star
combination

for

6-8,

could

you

tell

direction,

or

if

there was presence or absence of exterior elevations or


H2O for the built structure in question? Would it be
known with only so much as such Star combination to
appear in any table if 6-8 finds a door and if this
door is being used, interior pathways, distribution of
energy?

Finally,

failing

all

this,

predictions

behavior of Stars, (outcome of) events, anyone?


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In itself, once you know your 9 Stars and Trigram attributes, you could
take such attribute and transport it to any of the 9 Stars and Luoshu
systems. If Star 2 is Womb, it is that in Fei Xing, it is that in 9 Ki. What
you cant do is, transport one type of behavior you saw in one application
to the other application, because operators remain fixed with the systems,
said differently, what triggered a Stars behavior in one system, is not what
would bring out behavior of the Star in the other system. Its fundamental.
Therefore, where on the one hand you would see Fei Xing designate
combinations such as 1-4, 2-3 and 6-7 as good for exams, Bullfight Sha
or Clashing Swords respectively, same could not transport to Nine Star Ki
or 9 Ki Divination, or, if you did, your 9 Ki practice would plunge into fault.
If you have been a Flying Star Feng Shui practitioner, most Star portents
will be known to you, but before we proceed, I would like to still make sure
that we offered some fundamental considerations that should be minded
before at all we committed the knowledge of these 81 Star Combinations to
actual practice. What I am saying is, you would still work with the 81 Star
Combinations as such, then not along such tables as presented here.
Imperative in our fully appreciating 9 Stars is that, 9 Stars
attributes

would

application,

but

not

along

alter

with

changing

changing

operator,

Star

system

of

behavior

would.
If Kun Trigram for Star 2 is to denote Womb, provision, agriculture,
homestead, studies, mother, spouse, mob, inmate, labor mine, zoo, surface
we rely on for protection and submerged hollow space in one system of
application (where did it say sickness?), it follows same such designation
for other 9 Stars and Luoshu applications.
Yet, once employed 9 Stars for purpose of Fei Xing Feng Shui and as such
this would be restricted to just that system of application -, you may see
sudden connotation linked to Stars and Star combinations, such that wed
see undertone to alternate between favorable Star and unbeneficial Star.
However, this will be due not to Fei Xing Feng Shui, as much as it is thanks
to S a n Y u a n J i u Y u n (Three Cycles, Nine Periods), that would have each
of the 9 Stars span a specific 20-year period, so that for any given time
period certain Stars are deemed timely and auspicious, with other Stars
untimely and inauspicious. San Yuan may be the umbrella under which
Xuan Kong Flying Star Feng Shui functions for i t s timing, then not 9 Ki.

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F EI X IN G F ENG S H UI AN D 9 K I ARE P ERF E CT LY UNR EL A TE D


Then, i m p e r a t i v e for any of us in the field of Fei Xing Feng Shui, if
already in Flying Star Feng Shui the eventual auspiciousness of any Star
wasnt solely determined by its timeliness, only grave mistake could be
committed if equally, annual- and monthly Stars as they derive from the
autonomous 9 S t a r K i would be deemed timely or untimely. Saying,
where already we would be utterly conservative as to our at all employing
such connoted table with 81 Star Combinations for purpose of Fei Xing, any
connotation there would not apply outside just Fei Xing Feng Shui, certainly
not were we to involve from 9 Ki derived annual- and monthly Stars for
purpose of Fei Xing, or in our forecasting news event along the stunning art
of 9 Ki Divination. Whereas Fei Xing would, then 9 Ki simply wouldnt
borrow from San Yuan. 9 Ki o t h e r w i s e p e r f e c t l y u n r e l a t e d t o F e i
X i n g F e n g S h u i , then certainly 9 Ki not answering to San Yuan timing.
Annual and monthly Stars in 9 Ki are a l w a y s t i m e l y , so, if those 81 Star
connotations employed irrespective of Form and Use in Fei Xing, or if
indiscriminately transported what would be Feng Shui notions to from 9 Ki
derived annual- and monthly Stars, either way your practice will be stalled.
Its subtle and you may ponder, but where San Yuan
performs 180 : 9 = 20, the 9 there is not energy, its
9

segments.

While

recognizing

same

range

of

180

years, 9 Ki keeps to recurrent cycles of its own, i.e.


eras of 9 years. We thus meet Ganzhi and 9 Ki Stars
distributed along same range of 180 years. Objective
in San Yuan is to split up a larger cake into bitable
pieces, whereas 9 in 9 Star Ki is to handle 9 Stars.
As practitioners of Classical Chinese Feng Shui, specifically so in the Xuan
Kong Flying Star Feng Shui style, we practice our ability to r e a d t h e
Stars

and

build

the

story.

We

must

however

approach

any

implications suggested in the table - and even so much as present the 81


Star Combinations -, with ample reservation, because, as always, lists and
tables could only just quantify energy and are in no way to be taken rigidly.
If you took a moment to oversee connotations glued onto 9
Stars in the Flying Star chart due to San Yuans take on
timely and untimely, then auspicious and inauspicious,
while at the same time you realize that same 9 Stars would
always be t i m e l y , pure and indivisible in 9 Star Ki, then
furthermore you realize that from 9 Ki derived annual- and
monthly Stars are not Fei Xing Feng Shui or relating in any
way to San Yuan, but could so much as be employed for
purpose of house divination in Feng Shui, then, in mind such
distinguishment, you would be interested to go on a web
search and take in e.g. annual Star 5, see whats being said
to account of the a l w a y s t i m e l y annual- and monthly Stars.
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Sample one
Before we proceed, we could ask a question while using the example of a
door with 3-7, which would be Mountain Dragon 3 along a Water Dragon 7,
while noting that San Yuan would deem both Star 3 and Star 7 untimely
and inauspicious during Period 8. Which, as a Feng Shui consultant, that
would be back to either one of two scenarios, in mind then also that,
because it has the door and all else being equal, Water Dragon 7 would be
Host, Mountain Dragon 3 would be Guest.
One approach is in Mountain Dragon doesnt
go Down Water; Water Dragon doesnt go
Up Mountain and in telling your client to open
the door onto the Water Dragon 7, so that it
3

gets admitted into the house, while in the

process this would nullify Mountain Dragon 3.

Even that is still a bit crude, but at least this approach oversees that, a
designated untimely and inauspicious Star could still be made to exert its
beneficial properties. If in seeing these Stars, youd say yes, but either
one is untimely, then, by all means, I know where youre coming from, but
to say untimely and inauspicious would be one inauspicious too many.
We give appropriate Mountain and Water, irrespective
of Star then timely or untimely, which, anyway, such
designation came from San Yuan. We give the untimely
Star Mountain and Water as so prescribed, then handle
all

at

the

beneficial

realm
traits,

of

Form

and

so

that,

no

Qi

to

longer

bring
would

out
we

its
say

untimely and inauspicious. Upon noting any Star, we


resort to Fei Xing prescriptions to concern of Mountain
and Water Principle, saying, it is impermissible to read
portents

directly

from

table

with

81

Star

Combinations, then throw in unrelated Feng Shui cures.


Now, as you scroll to the table at 3-7 and in disregard of Mountain and
Water, you will see that the other approach would be in telling client hed
be crippled, looking at armed robbery, burglary, lawsuit, sickness, betrayal
and scams, some then once more leaving Mountain and Water for what it
is, then probably asking client to work with colors and physical objects,
chosen for their Wuxing properties, all in an attempt to ward off disaster.
If only we made sure to be working with just basic Fei Xing prescriptions
and not even tempted to refer to any calamities, this could leave our client
to still belief he was living in a house and that we were employing a real
profession -, while the other approach would soon make client feel like he
was living in a sure battle field. In other words, using or not using 81 Star
Combinations is one thing, minding Feng Shui vocabulary another.
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Sample two
If this much you dig, you may go to table to see what would befall this
family. Saying, for the moment, forget Mountain and Water Principle, all
you had ever gathered on Host-Guest or Form and Qi and just apply table.
It is a Period 8 house, Facing North, with a
4
5
9

6
1

door in the Northeast location of the house,


but such that it receives Water Dragon 9 from
out of North direction. If you work from the
table with the 81 Star Combinations, then not
counting Heavens Heart, youd be looking at
16 Star combinations for Mountain and Water.

It becomes clear that, if at all, it be best to share any such table with 81
Star Combinations only after we had secured anyones firm foundation in
Oriental cosmology, because even after we would have emphasized here
that we could not just look at 9 Stars or the 81 Star Combinations without
first our having secured so many other persistent dynamics into play,
experience shows that people tend to say yes, I understand, and the next
thing you know is, youd still see the table squarely applied.
Much as in drag n drop, we could see the Star portent from table with 81
Star Combinations pulled along the floor plan until it ends up over the bed,
the furnace or our desk without further looking at Fei Xing prescriptions.
Problem is, the table hosts so many diseases and mishap, that soon, only
just 2 combos would suffice to take a n y Flying Star chart to checkmate.
Just your knowing your 9 Stars and Trigram attributes,
would have told you which Star governs which organ. If
then Mountain Dragon and Water Dragon minded along
just basic Fei Xing Water and Mountain Principles, this
is what will gear up the Star just appropriately. You
dont need the table with the 81 Star Combinations. If
it helps, I never looked at it, not even for sake of
reference. It is ludicrous, squarely against teaching,
but so widespread, it is not funny anymore.
At the same time, this cannot be a reason not to share the Star portents, if
only for academic reasons, but I would point out to you that the
information shared in such tables will be of course strongly out of context,
and it would require yet endured formal training in order to actually learn
to apply the information in an appropriate way.
What such table actually suggest is that, in itself, the information would
already be in no more than just seeing a Star or Star combination,
certainly

where

youd

see

such

Star

combination

followed

by

connotation, boding whichever auspicious or inauspicious event. Go figure.

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We know that, as such, there is no information at all in a combination such


as 9-4 or 3-6, so that, just knowing the portents for the Bullfight Sha
combo of 2-3, the Clashing Swords of 6-7 or those so-called Stars of illness
2-5 is not sufficient without knowing how to handle it. Just employing those
without further discrimination would be highly emblematic and mechanical.
What lays bare in such combinations will be revealed only after we filtered
the combination through what will be collectively called F o r m a n d Q i ,
beginning with the factor time in Flying Star Feng Shui - which again, is
only so because it hangs from the San Yuan doctrine -, then such
combination mirrored against either present or absent environmental
Mountain and Water, as well as direction, location, magnitude, proportion,
transportation, distribution, frequency, intensity, context and so on, until
each one of these could further alter Star behavior.
So, before at all you would think to resort to a table, theres plenty of
work ahead. I mean, with client central, and in an attempt to ward off
sickness, what to think of minding diet and food intake. Keep in mind that,
before we can decide what a combination may actually portent or which
Feng Shui adjustments would apply, we need factor in a vast string of
considerations, all simultaneously and this of course takes experience.
Your such experience will be based in:
Mountain

and

Water

Principle

in

place,

any

Star

whether deemed timely or untimely by San Yuan can


be made to exert its beneficial temperament.
Which is little more than your solid practice in saying:

A Star deemed auspicious by notion of timeliness in San Yuan would


need little effort to bring out its favorable portents, while with ill
Form and Qi, it can be still made to exert its unfavorable portents;

A Star deemed inauspicious by notion of San Yuan timeliness would


need little effort to bring out its unfavorable portents, while with
appropriate Form and Qi, it can be still made to exert its favorable
properties.

This alone suggests that actually, such lists as we will here discuss for 81
Star Combinations would be pretty redundant. As you will see, one after
the other Star combination would lure you into supposition, then active
statement, then ultimately if not youre on guard mechanical practice.
As you may do just a quick scroll to the table with the 81 Star
Combinations, you will see how the table actually becomes a we know
things and anyones guess sum up of such and such disorder in such and
such organ with such and such Star combination, which wed have already
established,

could

not

possibly

be

coming

from

any

Star

combination as such. It is all arbitrary and clearly fabricated.


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If it were for this table, soon your house would be a battle zone, all
impeded by sickness, unfaithfulness, failed exams, divorce, accident,
mishap, disaster and that couldnt be the purpose of Feng Shui. For exact
reason that Fei Xing Feng Shui would be able to note, then adjust any
occurrence, you can easily see how this table is actually against Fei Xing.
If Star 2 and besides a whole listing of other things, denotes Womb, then
we can look up Star 2 in the table, see where it locates in our Flying Star
chart, then take Womb as a road sign, a first proposition. If your desk is
having a Star 2, you wouldnt say Womb on my desk, much less would
you transport the sickness suggested by the table to where your desk is,
until, actually, such Star 2 could be doing just fine due to all Form and Qi
in place and Star 2 could come as just studies, or your actively lecturing.
Then again and with neither one Star portent intended to be more than a
first proposition, before long, such propositions became gospel. Teaching
has it that, in order to have the auspiciousness for the favorable Star, we
would still need all Fei Xing prescriptions in place, just as in order to have
the inauspiciousness for the unfavorable Star, all wrongs should be in
place, which in fact, in order to achieve the latter, wouldnt be e a s y . Note
that, already before we even got to the 81 Star Combinations of it, we have
been summing up certain buts, which we do not mention to discourage
you, but rather of course to further empower you.
You will note how combinations as suggested by the table, may or may in
most cases not even take the timeliness of Stars into account. While we are
in Feng Shui Period 8 (2004-2024), you may see just copy/paste from the
table that had been in use already for Feng Shui Period 7 (1984-2004).
It would help to have a working knowledge of the Twelve Stages of Life as
employed for purpose of Four Pillars of Destiny Bazi, the derived from there
phases of Sheng, Wang, Tui and Si (ascending energy, prime energy,
retreating energy, dead energy) during different Feng Shui Periods before
you even attempted to apply the subject in actual practice.
Technically,

as

it

is,

the

phases

of

Sheng

upcoming

energy, then Wang for prime energy, Tui (or Shuai) for
retreating

energy

and

lastly

Si for

dead

energy

are

just only 4 out of 12 such phases of waxing and waning,


which is pulling the notion of waxing and waning into an
otherwise base-12 (dozenal) vision on energy. 9 Star Ki
does not engage into any relationship with San Yuan as
it would have its own vision on Stars being stronger and
more

vibrant,

or

weaker

and

less

vibrant

during

course of a Solar year.

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W U X ING H A V E JO B , S T AR S DU T Y : SO V ERE I GNT Y AN D PR EF E CT UR E S


In any Feng Shui Period, all 9 Stars remain fully

all in Fei Xing revolves around timeliness. All in Fei Xing

Period 8, Star 8 is Sovereign, to assign duty to all other

functional. Due to San Yuan, it would almost seem as if


is about 9 Stars, then momentary sovereignty, so that in

Time Star chart Period 8


(2004-2024)

Stars in the prefectures. Star 8 has no relation to


vibrancy, as it is the Noble Qi descending from heaven.

In Period 8, Star 8 is not timely, as it is just Inside Yun (D Yn ),


while other Stars are not untimely, but just Outside Yun (Sh Yn ).
During Period 8, Star 8 assigns duty to his ministers, such that a capable
Star 7 Ministery of Finance is in Southeast province, a capable Star 2
Ministery of Education in Northeast province. Then, in itself, each minister
on duty can hire a work force, one time hiring from Wuxing, another time
from 12 Stages of Life, but job is not synonymous to duty. Timeliness,
vibrancy rather, is with Wuxing or 12 Stages of Life, not with the Ruler or
his ministers, which is about sovereignty, hierarchy at the realm of
mandate, assigned duty. Whether people subscribe to their Rulers decree,
or they come into rebellion, this remains outside the scope of the Ruler, so
that, whether the Wuxing administrative personnel or the 12 Stages of Life
mechanics handle their job well, lies outside the scope of ministers.
In all of 9 Stars and Luoshu syntax, 9 Stars are always
subject,

while

any

glued

on

notion

can

be

taken

for

adjective at best. In Star 9 Fire, the Fire is notional, in


Star x is timely, the timely is obsolete, in Star y is
inauspicious, the inauspicious there is indefensible.
If we stop the clock, all the above will be once more seeing 9 Stars through
Fei Xing spectacles, whereas we would be interested in just those 9 Stars
attributes, one stage before at all we selected any system of application.
Next section, we will cover certain 9 Stars and Trigram attributes in use
largely for purpose of 9

Ki

Divination

in forecasting personal life

progression and news events - while noting that not would a phenomenon
be just a particular Star indefinitely, furthermore that, within a certain
given context, a phenomenon can be taken for a Wuxing typically so for
its function, its material, its manifested form, whereas same would come
under a different Wuxing once taken for a different context.
Also, we must yet importantly supersede those Shu Gu Zhun
projections, which may actually be still rudimentary, while first and
foremost, before we designated anything, such designation should be
confirmed of course by just Luoshu, i.e. by following news events along
just annual-, monthly- and daily Luoshu. Ultimately, whatever a Star
bodes, just your annual-, monthly- and daily Luoshu wouldnt lie about it.
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9 S T AR S AND T RIG RA M A TT RI BU TE S
All tangible and intangible phenomena can be brought under either one of 9
Stars and 8 Trigrams. At the first take, all 9 Stars and Luoshu systems of
application rely on 9 Stars and Trigram attributes, but such still taken just
cosmologically. If we have 9 empty buckets, numbered from 1 to 9, one
attribute may go into bucket 3, another attribute into bucket 7. Saying, you
would at this point not find any connotations, no disease, accident or
disaster. Only thereafter would we pick a system of application, a platform
for 9 Stars to perform, then along its operators glue behavior onto 9 Stars.
The following round up of 9 Stars attributes draws from our class manual 9
K I D I V I NA T I O N P E RS O NA L A ND NE WS E V E N T S and it would be good if you
saw it before at all you resorted to the table with 81 Star Combinations
used for purpose of Fei Xing Feng Shui, then heavily colored by San Yuan.
Once you familiarized with single Star portents, you can move to reading
Star combos, which becomes a true adventure once you start following
news events, or your personal life progression, such that, where 5 Earth
relates to compound, Star 3 to train or railway, the combination 5-3 may
bode a railway station. If Star 4 is aeronautics or documents, the Star
combination 5-4 may bode an airfield or post office. If Star 2 relates to
labor mine, Star 3 to electricity, 2-3 may bode short circuit at a labor mine.
Here is annual- and monthly Luoshu for the

Boston marathon, April 2013. If annual Star 2 is


Host, while month Star 6 is Guest, this may show
as 2-6 in Luoshu, so that Star 2 is comparatively
more passive, Star 6 comparatively more active.
Star 2 may associate with rucksack or a mob, Star
6 may associate with explosives or an assault, so

Annual- and monthly Luoshu


9 Fire month in a 5 Earth year

that explosives6 may go into a bag2.

Star 8 may be built structures or mountains. If Star 6 is a horse, then 6-8


may be a mountain horse. Where Star 2 may be inmates, the Star
combination 2-8 may be the prison building, 2-7 a prison stabbing.
If Star 1 is a fish, Star 4 the respiratory system and the ability to breath,
Star combination 1-4 may bode a Dolphin or a Whale. Same Star
combination can bode an airplane 4 to plunge into water1 .
If Star 9 relates to exposure, Star 7 to utensils, Star 2 to earthenware,
Star 6 to skull, you may note excavations related to these Stars, whenever
these Stars appear in the 9 Fire Luoshu Palace or in company of Star 9,
which also works for personal life progression, so that, if your personal 9 Ki
Star arrives the 9 Fire Luoshu Palace, you may be exposed, or if Star 4
visits your personal Star, you may receive a letter.
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Star 1 White
Star 1 governs Kidney, Bladder, reproductive system, libido, skin, hair, ear,
blood, lymph, joints, lower part of body. It covers all of H 2O and any of its
associations, aquatic life, liquids, liquefaction. Star 1 is inclined downward
and dispersing, it bodes depth or fall into depth. Drowning, water related
hazards. Contamination, infection, epidemic.
Taken from Trigram Kan to suggest something soft outside,
solid inside -, it can be a cable with a wire, such that, if you
see a fire9, the underlying cause may be a damaged cable1.
Nautic industry, shipping. Sexual events. Asylum, grave, graveyard, art,
beverage industry, floods, religious workers and religious events, writing,
danger, stealthily, theft, burglary, robber, ravine, ditch, gutter, abyss,
lowland, wet land, quicksand, sinkhole, place near water, bar, restaurant,
pregnancy, trap, ambush, cement, place under cover, collapse, plunge.
Star 2 Black
Star 2 governs Stomach, Spleen, Pancreas more in particular Stomach -,
digestive system. Belly, womb, pregnant woman, embryo, flesh, muscle
tissue, torso. Agriculture, farms, any supplies and the act of provision, cow,
fruit, fruit producing fields (including coal or gold mines), but also sky
(birds), sea, river and lake (fish), vegetables. Ocean floor. Submarine.
Surface we rely on for safety and protection, such as a wall, dam or surface
area

(ships

deck,

landing

strip,

landing

gear,

balcony,

stage).

Homogeneous groups relying on central kitchen or organization: education


industry, study, teacher, school, nursing, hospital, student flat, monastry,
inmates, food shop, zoo, mob. (Grand)mother, spouse, relationship,
homestead. Poisoning. Wagon, cavity, fecundity. Cloudy, rainy. Meadow,
rural area, cellar, garage, place in shadow, submerged hollow space, labor
mine, shelter, village, small house, trunk of a tree, suitcase, food, outfit.
Star 3 Jade
Star 3 governs Liver and Gallbladder, more predominantly Liver. It
associates with muscle tissue, leg, foot, walking. Immediate and eruptive
impulses, more notably upward bound outburst of energy, bite or first
sudden start of growth, piercing, propulsion. Inventions, pioneering,
electricity, electrically propelled machinery, computer, television. Eldest
Son, husband. High rise building, a highway, heavy road haulage. Trains,
trams, metro, railway industry. Uniformed personnel, police, fire fighters.
Tree,

lush,

(bigger)

woods,

forest,

jungle.

Information

technology,

computer related, promotion, invention, altruism, gambling.


Star 4 Green
Star 4 governs Liver and Gallbladder, more predominantly Gallbladder,
hair, upper arm, chest, pulmonary system (breathing and respiratory
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ability), thigh, buttock. Associates with suffocation, strangulation. Younger


children up to around the age of 12, fully matured women, female working
force, balding men. Anything made of (or containing) paper, documents,
contracts, books, archives, (air)mail, including email. Rope, cord. Wooden
structures, country house, houseboat. Garden, grassy, shrubs, pastures,
meadow, park. Schools, post office. Astronomy, space related, aeronautic
industry,

airplanes,

airfield.

Anything

airborne,

projectiles,

missiles,

rockets. Gunpowder, powder, fuse.


5 Yellow
5 Yellow governs the digestive system, Stomach, Spleen, Pancreas, more
particularly Pancreas. Construction related objects (made of stone, brick,
concrete, rock). Boulder, cave, pit, basement. Construction related events
(buildings, compounds, bridges, tunnels, platforms). 5 Yellow does not
assume a Star or Trigram. It is electromagnetism and gravity, at the least,
the instigator of pole reversal. It can bring out what was innate already and
release accumulated energy such as armed calamities and war, (ethnic)
rioting, plundering and assaults. It may be at the base of unprecedented
peace making and treaties, magnificent inventions, taking mankind to its
utmost performance. Ego-, ethnic-, minority- and/or race related conflicts.
Weird events, accidents, disaster, sudden unexpected but critical events.
Government

related,

public

buildings.

Judicial

trials

of

enormous

proportion, motor gangs and paramilitary groups. Events go where 5 Yellow


(gravity) goes.
5 Yellow may bring immense autonomy if you sign a peace pact and know
how to deal with it. Neither of the 9 Stars may act on its own, as Stars may
just bring out what was innate already. This will be particularly true for 5
Yellow, as it may surface either noble, evil or anything in between. If you
possess emperor Qi, this is what will be brought out.
If you study historical occurrences, you may find how Star 5 just merely
surfaces what was innate already. Inspired by 5 Yellow, human kind has
produced both the greatest and most ultimate, as well as we have seen the
filthiest outcome.
Star 6 White
Star 6 governs Lung and Large Intestine, more predominantly Lung. Head,
skull,

neck,

lower

jaw,

bones,

tendon,

wrist.

Father,

elderly

men,

sovereign, authority, leaders and leadership. Star 6 associates with sudden


stop, sudden single impact and it is unstoppable, just as Star 3. Promotion,
job and career related, being elected, official position. Labor strike (even
hunger strike if in company of Star 2) and workers unrest, uproar
associated with accompanying Star. Round objects, domed structures.
Capitol, hotel, dry land. Army, military. Explosives, gun, bullet. Car
accidents, frontal and more likely fatal (see 7). Armed attack, assault. Laws
and legislation. Frozen state, ice, hailstones, marble.
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Star 7 Red
Star 7 governs Lung and Large Intestine, more predominantly Large
Intestine. It is associated with mouth, teeth, saliva, upper jaw, throat.
Young female, wife, concubine, sorcerer, singer, performer, metaphysician.
Credibility, recognition. (Re)establishing your name and reputation. Money
and monetary affairs, (venue for) financial transactions, banking, trade
center. Knife, sword, needle, sharp objects. Surgical operation, cut.
Brickwork. Robbery, rather brutal burglary. Collision under a slanting
angle. Car accidents, probably non fatal (see 6). Ships, sailing vessel,
battle ship. Thing on its last legs, neglected building, demolished building,
broken 7 wall2 . Litter. Damaged and dysfunctional. Singing, bad mouthing.
Snow, slightly wetted land, swamp, dried up well.
Star 8 White
Star 8 governs Stomach, Spleen, Pancreas, more particularly Spleen. It is
associated with small bones, nose, fingers, toes. Young men. Built
structures (buildings), real estate, property. Inheritance. Revolution, major
changes. Culminated events coming to climax, matters coming to closure.
Looting, rioting, rather massive public uproar. (In)voluntary burning of old
bridges. Mountains, mountainous area, mountain house, mountain animals,
hills, elevated grounds. Small stones, stony path, clay. Cemetry, burial
place. Open doorway, corridor, unobstructed passageway. Ocean crust,
earth crust, volcano, earthquakes. Ethnicity and minority (territory) related
events. Sudden stillness.
The central Luoshu Palace gives Luoshu Trend

for a certain time. As we know, there is actually


no

place

reserved

at

Luoshu

center

to

accommodate Stars, so that, Stars to appear at


the center is to communicate that those Stars

Stone throwing in the street

do not appear anywhere in the 8 magnetic


directions. If you see Star 8 at the center, you
may expect uproar and stone throwing by a mob.

Star 9 Purple
Star 9 governs Heart and Small Intestine. Heart Constrictor, Triple Heater.
Eyes, tongue. (In)ability to speak. Middle aged people. All fire related
instances. Armor, armored vehicles, fully armored soldier or riot police,
helmet,

armament.

Parched

land.

Inflammable

substances

(alcohol).

Further instigation of heated events. Chemicals. Oil and pharmaceutical


industry. Taken from Trigram Li, solid and strong from the outside and
hollow, soft, weak or empty inside. Hollow tree, turtle. Surfacing of the
hidden and obscure, exposure. Excavations linked to associated Stars in 9
Fire Palace. Things exposed, discovered, unearthed, pulled to surface.
Deserted building. Scandal backed up by proof (documented). Cattle, live
stock, birds. Nuclear when combined with e.g. 1, 4, 5.
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F EI X IN G F UND A MEN TA LS
Now that we gave you certain 9 Stars and Trigram attributes for purpose of
9 Ki Divination of personal life progression and news events, we may be
looking into some fundamentals pertaining Fei Xing Feng Shui, such as,
when is a Star untimely (miss Yun) or timely (have Yun), what is Mountain
and Water Principle, what is Holy I-Holy 0, what is Form, Qi and Use and
certain considerations to account of Qi transportation and Qi distribution.
Without these basics, in fact, there is no Fei Xing Feng Shui, whereas, thing
is, once basics in place, youd no longer even consider using any table
with 81 Star Combinations.
In fact, in mind the above, you would think it pretty alarming
to see anyone note a Star combination, then exclaim all
kinds of events, as it is actually telling you, as per definition,
that the practitioner would in fact not be minding the basics.
Youd

be

not

looking

at

any

tables,

because

your

knowledge

and

deployment of just the Mountain and Water Principle (all to account of


Mountain Dragon doesnt Go Down Water and Water Dragon doesnt Go Up
Mountain), then Body (T ) and Application (Yng ), Host-Guest, as well
as your know-how on Yin and Yang and Wuxing would suffice.
How a Star behaves, doesnt rely on the Star as such, much less on the
Star combination, which should give argument the more that any attempt
to organize Stars and Star combinations along mishap, is as per definition
not viable.
In fact, it would be best to just stay with Host-Guest, then be using the
notion of timeliness as per Sheng, Wang, Shuai and Si in favor at the most
of then deciding which Star in which 45 degrees Palace was given
precedence, where precedence wasnt to mean auspicious or inauspicious.
If for the moment you forget all about timeliness, would you not
appropriately employ Mountain and Water Principle onto all 9 Stars?
Just upon your looking up a Star combination in a table, didnt give you
which of two Stars was Host or Guest, if the combination occurs in a
passive room for one house, an active room for another house, if it is a
family, a business, then, what type of business and this is not even
speaking of, where is the door, what is the interior pathway, what are the
environmental features, such as elevations, sloping grounds, is there H 2O
or a road.
From this it follows that the whole table becomes an impossibility.

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As it is, we have to consider any Star combination:

In light of the Palace in which the combination appears, with a priority


on the Sitting and Facing Palace and the Palace that has the main door.

In light of any environmental feature into any direction.

In light of the Time period for which we make the consideration.

In light of the Host-Guest theory and primarily observing Mountain and


Water Principle - for the Sitting and Facing Palace and the door.

In light of Host-Guest theory still considering Mountain and Water


principles, but accepting mere Wuxing applications here in case we
cannot apply Mountain and Water - for the other six Palaces.

Which is a crude sum up, as we still did not consider Qi heals Qi; things
within the same group move each other and have tangible meet with
intangible, intangible with tangible. The very idea where 9 Stars would be
deemed alternately timely and untimely, has nothing to do with 9 Stars as
such, but only because Fei Xing resorts under the San Yuan Jiu Yun
doctrine. Under the umbrella of San Yuan, 9 Stars can gain vibrancy, come
to prime during their own 20-year time period, then decline or vanish.
Saying, wed have just 9 Stars and 8 Trigrams with all of their cosmological
attributes, while then we could add all kinds of classifications, so that at
one time, we could have 9 Stars mirrored against the earth orbit, another
time apparent seasons, while it just so happens that San Yuan then takes
the otherwise 180 year time period, divides it to have 18 x 10 Heavenly
Stems, 15 x 12 Earthly Branches, then finally, San Yuan takes the 180
years to divide it by 9 () to give 9 x 20 year periods, each assigned one of
9 Stars. It is one way of taking a number of years, then find a divisor 9
in this case - so that of course we would arrive at 20, then assign 9 Stars.
This will have you see a Star, then mirror it against the current 20-year
Period, then see if it is Sheng (rise), Wang (prime), Shuai (decline) or Si
(death), thats all. The only thing this should tell you is, should you be
working with a Star, you would have to mind it more to account of the
Mountain and Water Principle, while not would we see a Star at its prime,
then go all hurray, or we see an untimely Star, then go all berserk as wed
be anticipating its deviousness. We dont do that, for very reason that
there is no such information in the Star as such. The Star is just the Star,
what we do onto such Star is what would decide if or to what extent we
were able to apply Mountain and Water Principle, then apply all Form and
Qi, so that it can bring out its beneficial effect.
At no point would we be lured into thinking that a Star combination could
on its own account produce (fill in, whatever fortunate or unfortunate
event) whatever it was that then you saw mentioned in a table. Before
resorting to such table, you would have long minded Holy I-Holy 0, the
elevation in the right location and into the right direction, and so forth.
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Q I P H A SE S AN D M OM EN T AR Y A LL IAN C E
For certain purpose, 9 Stars can be cartographied along San Yuan Jiu Yun,
then momentarily made to travel on the wave of 4 (out of an otherwise 12)
distinct phases of waxing and waning energy. Notwithstanding, wed have a
firm 9 Stars on the one hand, then here Qi phases on the other hand,
whereas along correlative thinking we can then presuppose a clustered
figure a momentary alliance in our not just saying Star 8, but Star 8
Wang, not just Star 9, but Star 9 Sheng, noting, however, that what was
once description at the domain of association, may soon well become
prescription. Here, 9 Stars become identified with a catalogue titled Qi
phases, thus rendered alternately timely and untimely. Formally and for
purpose of Fei Xing, 9 Stars are either Inside Yun or Outside Yun. If Star 8
is the Ruler in Period 8, somehow it became Wang, if Star 9 will be the
Ruler in Period 9, somehow in Period 8 Star 9 became Sheng. Qi
phases discussed here are not equivalent to Stars Inside Yun or Outside
Yun. All 9 Stars in Fei Xing remain functional throughout the Feng Shui
Periods, albeit computations may have us favor a particular Star if it is
Inside Yun, before we would perhaps rely on a Star Outside Yun.
Shng Understood as give birth, life, grow. Upcoming, gaining on
vibrancy. In Period 8, Star 9 and Star 1 are noted as Sheng. Energy on the
rise, gaining on vibrancy, healthy and alive. We can expect good things to
come from Sheng Stars when we find it with the right Form, Qi and Use.
Wng

Understood as prosperous, flourishing energy. Vital energy.

Energy in its ultimate vibrancy, indivisible and pure: most prosperous and
prevalent Qi. In Period 8, Star 8 is Wang. However, we just say it is the
Ruling Star - Lng Xng . Whereas it is then taken as the most Vibrant
Qi, during Period 8, Time Star 8 is just the Noble Qi from Heaven.
Shui* Decay, decline. Fading vitality. Energy weak, feeble. In Period 8,
Star 7 and Star 6 are considered Shuai. Diminished vibrancy and easier to
bring out negative portents if Form, Qi, Use not correct. When accompanied
by good requirements, still good outcome can be expected to come from it.
S

Understood as die, death. Withdrawal of energy. Qi hiding.

Decreased affinity with Human Qi and using Stars that are in Si may more
easily render detrimental effect. Examples for Period 8 are Stars 2, 3, 4
and 5 and these require more effort in order to bring out their benevolence.
Note that these are 4 phases only out of 12 Stages of Life, so that their
designations would be still fairly crude. We can add yet another dynamic,
but we will purposely separate it from the previous four, as we need to
stress that the four factors mentioned above answer to factors of
timeliness, whereas Sha is a malign influence that may not be time related.
Sh
Understood as evil spirit, demon. Unfit to use, detrimental and harmful,
Sha may relate to wrong form, road, pointed roof, some ugly feature.
* Another good term to point to the phase of Shuai would be Tu - retire,
retreat, decline, withdraw.
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Along current notions in Fei Xing, if we find Mountain or Water Stars in


Sheng, Wang, Shuai or Si phase, we need to adjust by giving appropriate
Mountain or Water, either real or virtual Mountain, real or virtual Water.
If we find any Star compromised by the influence of Sha, we may also rely
on Wuxing adjustments. Sha can be imposed by a tree in direct line with a
door, a sharp pointy object, a long corridor, a pointed roof, a beam, a road
pointing straight at our door, or any other environmental or interior malign
influence, tangible or intangible, but supposedly readily discernable.
A comparison with seasons shows that in Spring, Wood energy is Wang, it
prospers, while the fading season is Winter, so Water energy is declining, it
is Shuai. In Spring, Metal energy is in its weakest point and Si, while noting
that, rather not would we insist on Wuxing to pertain to real objects, or
soon, by saying that Water is Si in Summer, we would think that Water
is actually H2O, then probably also that Metal is, well, a real lump of metal.

SEASON

WANG

SHENG

SHUAI

SI

Spring

Wood

Fire

Water

Metal

Summer

Fire

Metal

Wood

Water

Autumn

Metal

Water

Fire

Wood

Winter

Water

Wood

Metal

Fire

Besides a more or less yet crude four phases shown here, Wood, Fire,
Metal and Water in fact run through Twelve Stages of Life, Earth being the
exception because Earth keeps to its own cycle of surface and subside.
We need to understand that Earth is important throughout a year. Earth is
never absent, but it performs Push Hands with the other elements
throughout a year, allowing each of Wuxing its turn to govern while it
participates in a game of waxing and waning.
Note that, at the realm of Twelve Earthly Branches, each third month of a
season is mostly Earth. Earth is the phase between declining Wood (Shuai)
and upcoming Fire (Sheng). It is the link between declining Fire and
upcoming Metal and again between declining Metal and upcoming Water.
Here is a representation indicating Prime of the Earth phase.
WOOD

FIRE

METAL

WATER

Earth Push Hands throughout the seasons

Earth is present throughout, but its most fierce moments are in the last
eightteen days of a season. Whenever in between two moments of Prime one Transformation in its moment of withdrawal, the other Transformation
in its moment of waxing -, Earth Qi takes over sovereignty.
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U SIN G S T AR S IN F ENG S H UI P ERI OD 7


Relatively, here are some of the projections in use in Fei Xing, while you
may note that, it mainly draws from an understanding that Stars can be
either Inside Yun (D Yn ) or Outside Yun (Sh Yn ), whereas
somehow, terms such as timely or untimely got in, but which would not
find their equivalent in Chinese terminology and besides the point.
At best, designations can be taken to mean that, all else being equal, then
given the choice between taking a Star 8 or a Star 3 into action during
Period 8, the former would take precedence. It just means that, given a
certain Star as Ling Xing, more effort would be needed in order to take the
outside Yun Star into benevolence. However, nothing comes in place of
the Mountain and Water Principle, as in fact, anything else comes after
that. Then follow a number of other adjustments in our Fei Xing toolbox,
while using table with 81 Star Combinations comes after nothing.
During Period 7, Star 7 is

Wang or Prosperous. It is the Commanding


Star and it carries the most vital Qi. It should
be used at all times and looked after during
the whole of Period 7, either as it appears as
the Mountain Dragon or as the Water Dragon
as fortune relies on Star 7 most directly.

During Period 7, Star 8 is

Sheng, or growing in vitality. It is the second


most timely Qi to tap into during Period 7,
but its power is not yet strong enough that
we would use it without having also minded
the Prominent Dragon 7.

During Period 7, Star 9 is

Sheng also, but farther away even than Star


8 as it is only the distant future Wang Qi
during Period 7 and only yet enjoying its
earlier stages of vibrancy. It is only slightly
growing in vitality, but even though its
effects not instantaneous or all too obvious,
it can be Used.

During Period 7, Star 6 is

Shuai, having lost much of its vitality, but


not unprosperous as per definition. When we
use Star 6 during Period 7 we should not
expect results that are too spectacular, but
we can still use its influence for shorter
periods of time or to confirm other
adjustments made.

During Period 7 and according to San Yuan, all other Stars are Si, untimely,
regarded evil and unprosperous, to varying degrees, except perhaps Stars
1 and 4 which Stars we may still bring to our advantage because these
Stars are Untimely but Usable during Feng Shui Period 7, provided they do
not meet wrong Form and Qi.
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U SIN G S T AR S IN F ENG S H UI P ERI OD 8


During Period 8, Star 8 is

Wang or Prosperous. It is the Commanding


Star and it carries the most vital Qi. It should
be used at all times and looked after during
the whole of Period 8, either as it appears as
the Mountain Dragon or as the Water Dragon
as fortune relies on Star 8 most directly.

During Period 8, Star 9 is

Sheng, or growing in vitality. It is the second


most timely Qi to tap into during Period 8,
but its power is not yet strong enough that
we would use it without having also minded
the Prominent Dragon 8.

During Period 8, Star 1 is

Sheng also, but farther away even than Star


9 as it is only the distant future Wang Qii
during Period 8 and only yet enjoying its
earlier stages of vibrancy. It is only slightly
growing in vitality, but even though its
effects not instantaneous or all too obvious,
it can be Used.

During Period 8, Star 7

may be appearing as just Shuai, declining,


but it may cast its detrimental portents
immediately after its own Period and should
not be Used without carefully minding Form
and Qi and Use. Following its own Period,
Star 7 is not just untimely, so having lost
much of its vitality, but its effect may be
unprosperous. When we Use Star 7 during
Period 8 we should expect detrimental result
if it meets inappropriate Form and Qi.

During Period 8, Star 6 is

even more Shuai than Star 7, so if we Use it


we cannot expect too much result. Still, Star
6 is one of the White Stars (1,6 and 8) and in
company of timely Stars may invite authority
and leadership. Star 6 is Untimely but Usable
in Period 8, just as Star 3 is Untimely but
Usable in Period 8.

During Period 8 and according to San Yuan, all other Stars are Si, untimely,
evil and unprosperous, to varying degrees, except perhaps Stars 3 and 6,
which Stars we may still bring to our advantage because these Stars are
Untimely but Usable during Feng Shui Period 8, provided they do not meet
wrong Form and Qi.

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G ANZH I CA LEN D AR
If we take the Chinese Solar
calendar as to start under the
reign of emperor Huang Di
in 2637 BC, it is actually able to
cover

rather

immense

time

periods back and forth, such as


the Great Year 25,920 years for
the Precession Cycle.
Mostly,

we

manageable

would
portions

handle
of

180

years each, divided into Upper


Cycle, Middle Cycle and Lower
Cycle, each spanning 60 years.
This calendar divides portions
of 180 years by 10 to get to
Ten
then

Heavenly
12

Earthly

to

Stems
get

Branches

to

(Gan),
Twelve

(Zhi),

such

that, once conjoined, 60 StemBranch

combinations

are

formed, called Ganzhi .


Importantly, then 9 Stars as
employed for purpose of 9 Star
Ki come into play, such that
(only) each 180 years would we
have and a Yang Wood and
a Zi Rat and a 1 Water year.
We could divide 180 years into 10, into 12, into 9, or into 5 for that matter.
What San Yuan Jiu Yun then does is, it no more than takes same 180
years, only this time to divide it by 9 to get 180 : 9 = 20, then it assigns
one of 9 Stars to each period of 20 years to get 3 Cycles of 60 years each
(San Yuan), then 9 Periods of 20 years each (Jiu Yun). It then goes on to
say that the notion of timeliness doesnt so much as run along Twelve
Stages of Life, but these stages further diminished to a much more crude 4
phases (Sheng, Wang, Shuai and Si), then it makes each 20 years of 9
Stars to rely on a notion of said waxing and waning energy, as then finally,
San Yuan Jiu Yun glues onto is being pulled into - Fei Xing Feng Shui.
See last page for full 180 year table (1864-2044), further showing
distribution of the San Yuan Jiu Yun 20-year Periods.
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R ID I CUL E
Not counting Heavens Heart, each house has 16 Star combinations going
on between Mountain Dragon and Water Dragon. You will have noted that
the table with 81 Star Combinations would mostly have us look at Star
combinations as producing sickness and disaster. Lets look at that more
closely and supposing out of those 16 such Star combinations in any Flying
Star chart, no more than 2 such Star combos would bode mishap.
There will be currently 7 billion people on the planet, but lets not take
that, and stay with just 120 million households in USA alone, with an
average household size of 2.6, thats a lot of Flying Star charts and a good
314 million people being affected. Lets take away half, to make up for all
those houses with one way or another all the right Form and Qi in place, so
that bad portents wouldnt have a chance of bringing misfortune. That still
leaves us with a good 60 million households with Form and Qi somehow
failing Flying Star Feng Shui prescriptions, affecting 156 million people.
Not counting Time Stars, that is a two-fold 5 Yellow for any house, Star 2
twice for any house, if we stay with just only Mountain Dragon and Water
Dragon and thats not even involving annual- and monthly Stars 2 and 5.
Lets be sporty and omit those disorders that would be all too terminal,
then, thats still 60 million houses x one time accident due to 5 Yellow, one
time intoxication due to 5 Yellow, plus it is one time violated woman due to
Star 2, one time illness due to Star 2, so that makes 4 such events x 60
million = 240 million incidences of mishap. Thats a lot of occurrences,
even if these were to occur once a year or every 5 years only and that
wasnt counting other Stars for lawsuit, divorce, vomiting blood, brain
dead, terminal disease, flooding, burglary, whatsnot.
Whenever you study metaphysics, try do so as a scholardetective. Whatever you teach as an instructor or proclaim as
a consultant, try imagine yourself in front of an audience,
with a scholar there, a psychiatrist and a child. Some have
wondered, why science has not been taking Chinese Feng
Shui seriously. It is feasible that science would look at our
field differently, once we stopped ridiculing the art ourselves.
Once you run through the table, try read it with to the back of your mind
what it would actually mean to have such all out mishap as it says there,
not for a single country, but the entire planet. No wonder mankind has
been looking to seek refuse on Mars. If you go out to audit the house of a
client and you see x-y combination, you would have added nothing
significant if then comes out nothing had ever been the matter for the
family, then still you told those people that they will have divorce,
sickness, failing exams and unfaithfulness, unless those Stars are cured.
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Least of all would we tell client that he has

F ENG SHUI IS TO BRING WHAT?

such

Balance and Harmony you said?

and

such

Star

combination

(any

software does that), then give him what is in


the

table,

then

link

client

to

our

(or

anyones) website that would give him the


fitting statue, Chinese coins or bracelet. To
even speak in terms of Feng Shui cures or
remedies was already supposing sickness at
the realm of just planetary energy.
Some of those gadgets easily cost up to USD
1,000, so if we take away a third of that, it
be still USD 300 for each fix, which if we
had to cure 4 Stars for each house as an
absolute minimum requirement for staying
healthy and safe, that would be USD
1,200 per year, then once more year after,
because so it is being claimed - changing
magnitudes would prescribe that, so before
long you could have easily afforded that on
just a physical check up every so now and
then, some health food and a burglar alarm.

C UR REN T F ENG S H UI P ER IO D
We are currently in Feng Shui Period 8, yet
we will be sharing a list of Star combinations
that you would have already encountered in
Period 7. Many people then ask if there is a
list available to discuss the combinations
mirrored against Period 8. There isnt one at
the time this discourse was published, and it
does not seem necessary.
Some

of

the

combos

are

said

to

give

auspicious results, either regarding health or


wealth. Most Star combos portent harm,
accident or sickness, but you have to think
that these are mere active statements and
all inadequate. The table shouldnt be there.
This is simply because as per definition
anything stated in the table may be just
shorthand for what would have otherwise
easily come as 2 or 3 pages of teaching,
explaining each portent.

Officially, ok. Client calls the


Feng Shui consultant, after his
website said that Feng Shui was
to bring b al anc e and harmon y.
Thats promising enough, so,
with otherwise his life going
well for the client, he still thinks
it wouldnt hurt to be somewhat
minding the energetic structure
of the house. He invites the
consultant in anticipation.
By the time the consultant
leaves, client would be breaking
down from both his ankles, as it
would suddenly seem how
virtually any corner of his house
would
bode
divorce
and
bankruptcy, if not, terminal
disease in such and such organ.
Not just that, client no longer
has a house or a Star 5 on his
desk, but came in all adjectives,
so his is now a terrible house
and a disastrous Water Dragon
5, or some other occurrence that
will definitely lead to (fill in).
It is easy to see how this does
not remotely lean to what would
be a Feng Shui audit, but little
more than consultants yet
another time proclaiming his no
doubt meanwhile-committed-tomemory table with the 81 Star
Combinations, then - eureka -, if
only client could then buy this
windchime and install that
statue, while at no point in this
scenario Moun tain an d Water
Princ ipl e minded.
We would wish that the only
thing being riduculed here was
the art of Feng Shui, but clients
mind and heart all saturated
with Sha Qi and consultant only
ready
to
spread
more
apprehension and anxiety as
hed be hopping on to his next
little lecture in 81 Star
Combinations.

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For example, lets listen to what two imaginary masters have to say:
One claims: Water Dragons are good for Wealth, full stop.
The other says: W AT E R D R A GO NS are Yang, active, mobile and cause for
events. Whether these events turn out to be favorable will depend on many
factors such as timeliness, direction, proportion, location, regularity,
magnitude, distance, Form and Qi, use, transportation, distribution and if
all these are in support of each other and within context, while, if then not
at the same time also being challenged by wrong timing or Sha Qi, Water
Dragons may portent favorable events. If all that in place - and on top of
this people healthy and enterprising -, events may then eventually
culminate into W E AL T H .
Well, the former is just short for the latter, but you can see how the
ancient master using the longer description would have soon lost his
audience, while his colleague using the short version would be the one with
most clients, but see, he would want to pull in more clients than that even.
The s c h e m e is, if then hes also the one to proclaim the s i c k n e s s , it will
be assumed that he must also have the m e d i c i n e . The client then has the
sickness and the medicine, the consultant his clients. This becomes evident
with such blunt phrases as Star 2 causes sickness, Star 5 causes disaster.
From this, its a small step or wed have the table with 81 Star
Combinations. You will appreciate how here fear and awe would
come into play. One goes to energy, the other to the teacher
and consultant. It works, as a fair portion of our audience would
be susceptible to anxiety and easily made an appeal on where it
comes to apprehension as in some external factor controls me.
Some so convinced in the mean time of certain incoming hostilities at the
realm of just mere electromagnetism, that not only would they dread
environment or 9 Stars, but apprehension extended such, that a constant
notion of having to live under energetic threat would have made it to their
very being, as such thinking that a magnitude other than human would
be there to hold the house under threat, now suspecting their chair and
bed, front door, vase, their own body, the direction theyd be traveling into
the next day to be against them, some literally requesting for cures now
that they started believing even their spouses or children would be against
(Ke) them. That may be something, but it aint Feng Shui.
So, once you go over the tables with the combinations, make sure to keep
a healthy distance, understanding that anything you find there would be
pending many factors. Always think context and proportion and you will be
fine. Without the proper background - and a technically, theoretically and
historically correct training -, people can easily become frightened.
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Water Dragons
Water Dragons are for events, rather not wealth. Wealth comes with
sustained labor and being out there day in and day out to perform and be
minding your networking. If we describe beneficial properties of a Water
Star, generally it is assuming a one-on-one relationship between a certain
Water Star and a supporting environmental feature coming under the Water
Principle, like an actual body of water, open land or a road. Waters, roads
and pathways are a vehicle to Qi, and can have Yang Qi flow towards or
away from a location into and from any of the eight magnetic directions.
Water Dragons, apart from money and career associations, manage your
active life, the quality and skill you employ to manage life out there and
the style in which you seek to achieve your goals. We say that, timely
Water Dragons and those that are not antagonized e.g. Water Star 7
alongside a Star 8 -, will lead to positive events, untimely Water Dragons
or those otherwise under ill influence e.g. Water Star 7 or Water Star 8
but

with

Star

-,

may

render

the

person

less

sensitive

to

appropriateness in behavior or action, in other words the means through


which money is being generated and the style of approach into society,
may play a minor role of importance, even if it involves unethical means.
Presence or absence of H 2O - location, direction, intensity, volume -, tell us
if and in what way Water Dragons intrinsic potential may be awakened and
to what extent. To concern of bodies of water, these may promote trade,
travel, it may bring in new ideas, it may invite war and sickness.
Mountain Dragons
Mountain Dragons are for behavior, rather not health. Health is a
biological-physiological commodity and goes hand in hand with our keeping
daily activities in sinc with the progression of day and night, drinking our
water, minding diet and a good listing of other factors, such as how youd
sustain your readiness towards events, self reflection and conduct towards
self, others and the environment. Nonetheless, when we describe beneficial
properties of any Mountain Stars, it is assuming a one-on-one relationship
between a certain Mountain Star and a well supporting elevation.
Mountain Dragons associate with peoples temperament, personalities, their
quality, their deeper attitudes, what their hidden agenda might be, their
broad outlook on matters of life, fertility. Mountain Dragons tell us the
quality and skill used by the people to manage internal life, family life,
social life, and it tells about conduct, character and behavior. Questions
could be raised as to, is it a noble people, does the country produce an evil
people, are they traders, farmers, more likely scholars, are they focused
inwardly or seek to explore across boarders and meet with other peoples.

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81 S TA R C OM B INA TI ON S
The descriptions to introduce a Star are formulated by me - while still
largely within context of conventions native to Fei Xing Feng Shui - the Star
connotations to come under such listings as 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 et cetera are not.
Star 1 White
Star 1 Water is closely linked to kidney, bladder and the reproductive system
in both males and females. Star 1 further governs lymphatic system, blood,
ears, joints, hair, skin, libido. It is associated with the middle son or matured
males. Also associated with loneliness, abandonment, theft, darkness, death,
suicide and sex. Star 1 is also one of the Literary (Academic) Stars, and socalled fortunate White Stars (1,6 and 8). Star 1 (together with Star 4) was
considered Untimely but Usable during Period 7. Starting Period 8, Star 1 will
be considered Distant Future Ruling Star and we need to nourish it in Period 8.
1 1

being away from home (in)voluntary (water cant be restricted).


Alcohol. Drowning. Burglary. Cheating. Criminal affairs. Reproductive
organs. Prostitution. Sex industry. Two (possibly homosexual) males.

1 2

Divorce. Female domination. Conflict between husband and wife.


Abdominal pain or gyneacological problems in women. Kidney problems
stemming from the stomach.

1 3

Quarrels and lawsuit. Rich and famous. Theft or outflow of money.


Aggressive or impulsive behavior. Moving away, be on a trip.

1 4

Intelligence,

success

in

exams,

promotion,

reputation,

research,

romance with right timing and surroundings, bad romance, scandal,


promiscuity with inappropriate surroundings. Female approaching male.
1 5

Hearing impairment, venereal disease. Intoxication due to alcohol,


drugs, medication. Cancer. Problems around fertility, pregnancy. Loss
of body fluid.

1 6

Intelligence, promotion, health, success, fame and fortune, authority.


Workaholic. Possible recluse. With good surroundings leading to high
military rank and especially benificial to older men. With bad Form and
Qi head of family may be injured in accidents or suffer from stroke.
Children may be unfilial, and descendants may become thieves and
bring harm to family.

1 7

Flirtation, especially coming from or aimed at younger girls. Animal or


knife attack. Exile leaving house to go to boarding school, work
abroad or jail - when the land slopes away or when water flows away
from the house. Active or passive termination of pregnancy. Burglary,
voilent robbery or attack. Bad mouthing, gossip.

1 8

Wealthy,

healthy.

Good

for

(scientific)

research.

Kidney

stones.

Deafness, ear problems. Skin problems.


1 9

Fertility, happy events. Eye and skin disease, genetical problems,


dizziness. Loss of money, attacking ones wife. Success, recognition,
networking, good for rank, enjoying exposure to the public.
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Star 2 Black
2 Earth Star governs digestive system (stomach, spleen, pancreas), more
specifically stomach. It is associated with the womb (hence black), pregnancy,
abdominal region, mother and older females. It is considered highly auspicious
inviting health and fertility (read: many and good children) - only in its own
Period (for the duration of Feng Shui Period 2) and even under the exact
right circumstances able to bring great wealth -, but it is widely considered one
of the Evil Stars and Stars of Illness immediately outside its own Yun (Period).
2 1

Divorce. Conflict between husband and wife, wife rejects husband,


abdominal pain. Abortion, miscarriage. Sickness of the reproductive
system. Impotence. Problem with hair or ear.

2 2

One of stronger portents for sickness, especially with 5 or 2 flying in or


in the Kun Palace. Be mindful if this combination occurs in the South or
with Star 9. Widow. Two (possibly homosexual) females.

2 3

Bull fight Sha. Conflict, arguments, combat, lawsuit, disharmonies.


Problems for mother. Another reading says: son harassing mother-inlaw, pointing to the possibility that a male violates a woman. However,
before we go out to judge the man, it may be interesting to consider
how during Period 8, Star 2 is untimely and evil, which means we may
be dealing with an aggressive woman, whom may have then provoked
the abuse. Star 3 is leg, Star 2 is belly and womb, so it may be that in
its most severe reading, the woman is hurt at the belly (while
pregnant).

2 4

Spleen disorder. Widow. Bad odor. Woman harassing mother in law or


two females caught up in dispute - when hit by a straight road. Mental
disease, gloominess.

2 5

Disastrous, accidents, bankruptcy, sickness (possibly cancer of the


digestive system) and death in both spouces, especially with annual 2
or 5. Haunted house, especially with annual 6. Ghosts which may just
mean so much as, fragmentary thinking, unfocused, weird ideas.
Should not leave this situation unattended.

2 6

Wealthy. Attraction between man and woman, probably not leading to


marriage and weak portent for sexual engagements because of likely
pre-occupation with spirituality, so Monk and Nun rather. (Male) being
away for spiritual development.

2 7

Fire hazard, especially in the South, Southwest or West or when


accompanied by Star 9, or sharp pointy objects such as mountain.
Wealthy but unproductive, diarrhea, burn down when evil mountain and
water. Fertility problems. Woman harassing mother in law when hit by
a straight road. Loose romance and gossip.

2 8

Wealthy, associated with the odd sickness depending on Form and Qi,
but fairly ok during Period 8. Younger man engaging with older female.

2 9

Stupidity, mentally retarded, loss of vision (both physical and mental)


obstacles in business, bad for children and males. Peach blossom.
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Star 3 Jade
3 Wood Star governs liver and gall bladder, legs and arms. It is associated
with the eldest son, middle-aged men and husband. It was considered untimely
and detrimental during Period 7, but it is considered Untimely but Usable
during Period 8. Star of ambition, inventions, sales, moving to take a trip,
social life, ranking, determination, persistence, impulse, gambling, stubborness
and fairly easy to aggravate or irritate.
3 1

Lawsuit, obstinacy, agression, liver problems stemming from drinking.


Animal bites and attacks.

3 2

Trouble

between

mother

and

son.

Quarrels,

conflict,

arguments,

combat, lawsuit, disharmony.


3 3

Ruthless behavior and boldness. Nervous breakdown. May all too well
lead to hyperactivity, anxiety. Sudden theft.

3 4

Mental

disorder.

Competition

between

son

and

daughter.

Hyper

situations. Female approaching male. Good for sales and orders,


transport.
3 5

Delinquency,

getting

into

trouble

because

of

money

(gambling,

speculation). Car accidents. Liver cancer. Infections of stomach, spleen


and pancreas.
3 6

Lame middle age man, father confronts or hurts elder son. Headache.
Can injure legs or loose money (3 is eldest son, and eldest son would
use his legs to travel through the mountains in search for work and
money).

3 7

Cripple, armed robbery, burglary, lawsuit, sickness, worry, betrayal,


scams.

3 8

May compromise young children, especially young boy. Miscarriage.


Homosexuality at early age or males fighting. During Period 8 the ill
portents may be more feeble, because Star 8 can handle Star 3.

3 9

Rich

and

famous,

birth

of

intelligent

son.

Endorsement,

advancement, glamorous.

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Star 4 Green
4 Wood Star governs liver and gall bladder, it is connected to the thy and it
may depict pulmonary problems. Star 4 is governed by Trigram Wind and it
represents the capacity to breath, the chest area. It is associated with the
eldest daughter or middle-aged women. Star 4 is also one of the Stars of
Romance (Peach Blossom) and it can introduce arts besides immorality, and
lead to drinking, unethical behavior, unfaithfulness. Birth of daughters. It was
Untimely but Usable during Period 7. During Period 8, Star 4 may have
exhausted much of its auspicious portents, and it should be taken care of.
4 1 When meeting good Form and Qi, this combo is splendid for studies,
romance

(Peach

Blossom),

reputation,

career

and

worship.

Man

approaching a female. When under ill Form and Qi, may cause breathing
problems, unfaithfulness, superficial romance, failing exams.
4 - 2 Spleen disorder, woman harassing mother-in-law, threats to women
especially aimed at mother in law by daughter in law, abdominal illness.
4 - 3 Male approaching female. Nervous system problems for women. Male
agression against female, probably by cheating. Theft.
4 - 4 Peach blossom. Bad odor. Asthma, respiratory diseases. Suicide by
hanging.
4 - 5 Tumor or cancer of breast, infectuous illnesses of the chest and
respiratory capacity compromised. Illness or ailments in lower abdomen.
4 - 6 Hurts eldest daughter, middle aged or grown up woman, losing ones
wife, lawsuit. Stopped or hurt by metal.
4 - 7 Lawsuit, broken marriage, wounded by knife. Vomiting. Oral sex.
4 - 8 May compromise young children, but ill portents may become much less
effectful during Period 8 as Star 8 can easily endure Star 4. Becoming a
solitary nature lover, mental disorder. Can cause problems in small
bones.
4 - 9 Birth of intelligent son, failure in examination when triggered by
corresponding forms. Two females pairing up. Otherwise successful
combination for trade.

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5 Yellow
In terms of Fei Xing Feng Shui and except during its own Period, 5 Earth is
associated with accident and misfortune, especially when found with a Star 2
or another Star 5, a Star 9 or in the Li (Fire) Palace. Star 5 can be also easily
challenged, aggrevated or irritated, so we also need to be mindful in case we
find Star 5 controlled by Star 3 or by Star 4 even. It should be taken care off
at all times and it is associated with accidents and mishap. During its own
Period (inside Yun) it is believed that Star 5 invites great fortune, wealth,
success and authority. It governs the digestive system, more specifically
pancreas. It is regarded the Emperor, but we cannot know if we deal with a
noble or a tyrannic emperor. On the other hand, and besides the more widely
discussed and accepted properties of this Star being intrusive, violent, easily
aggravated and instrumental in accidents (possibly even self afflicted and
actual fighting) or prison time, I believe that Star 5 is being gravely
underestimated through this type of descriptions, or treated injustly, where I
also believe that Star 5 once understood and once its secrets are unlocked
can bring considerable success and personal autonomy and authenticity. At the
same time, we need to be mindful concerning this Star.
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Cancer in the reproductive system. Deafness. Sexual problems and


problems with libido. Hair loss.

52

Death in husband and wife. Abdominal diseases. Psychosis, especially


when in company of Star 9. Coma. Should not be left unattended. See
under 2-5.

53

Health

hazard

for

older

son.

Disloyalty.

Betrayal

by

employee.

Considerable money loss.


54

Breast cancer. Loss of money by speculation.

55

Traumatic or violent death. Freaky accidents and weird events leading to


unknown outcome. Gravely aggressive and abusive. Poisoning. Cannot
be left unattended.

56

Headache, sickness of the head and skull, brain dead. Cancer in the lung
or bones.

57

Food and other poisoning, serious disease of the mouth. Perversion.


Bad-mouthing.

58

Broken ribs and tendon. Cancer in bones and nose. Idiocy, paralysis.

59

Mentally

retarded,

drugs

and

medicine,

injury,

dead,

Inflamatory situations.

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6 White
6 Metal Star is one of the Military Stars and it may depict a sudden impact
(Sudden Stop). However, its military reign may still be just and fair. It
governs the lungs and large intestine and is associated with the lower jaw. It
also governs the head and skull. It is associated with father and elderly men.
It was considered untimely but hardly unfriendly during Period 7 (Star 6 is one
of the so-called White Stars), but it is considered Untimely but Usable during
Period 8. It means we can work on the Star 6 during Period 8 more
successfully, but we must not expect too drastic or quick results from it. Star
of long life, dedication, determination, advancement, morals, leadership.
61

Peach blossom. High rank in military. Good for literary pursuits.


Weakening the father/male head of family.

62

Womens disease. Abdominal pains.

63

Headache. Broken legs. Hurt by metal. Car accident.

64

Separation. Careful with females.

65

Stroke. Bone cancer. Loss of job. Lung disease. Natural disasters.

66

Lawsuit. Good for money. Lung disease. Family quarreling. Authority


clash.

67

Conflict, combat and competition between brothers, armed robbery,


death by metal. Metal in battle.

68

Rich and famous. Success in business, especiallly real estate or owning


land. Inheritance. Great authority.

69

Pulmonary disease for particularly - old man. Brain disease. Vomiting.


Son challenging father, illness internal organs. High fever.

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7 Red
Like Star 6, Star 7 is considered a military Star (Po Jun Star in the Big Dipper:
Breaker of Armies), but its military reign may be more likely injust, vicious
and destructive, especially out of its own Period or otherwise challenged. It
governs the large intestine, the upper jaw, the teeth and the mouth. It is
associated with the youngest daughter, young girls, females, wife. It is
connected to the 1 Water Trigram and the kidneys (and therefore associated
with libido, romance, and also blood) through its upper Trigram line (Yao). It is
associated with knives and cuts, gossip and bad-mouthing. Star 7 is often
wrongly translated as Lake. A lake would be more likely coming under the 1
Water Trigram. A better translation for the Star 7 Trigram would be Marsh.
7 1 Robbery (probably armed and fairly violent). Brothel. Possible romance
outside relationship. Flirting.
7 2 Fire hazard, especially in the South, Southwest or West or when
accompanied by Star 9, or sharp pointy objects such as mountain.
7 3 Unexpected gain in business. Older man approaching younger woman.
Financial trouble.
7 4

Lawsuit, broken marriage. Breathing problems.

7 5

Poisoning, drug abuse.

7 6

Conflict, combat, armed robbery, death.

7 7

Two females. Superficiality, small talk.

7 8

Success in romance and getting rich. Career success.

7 9

Flirtation, fire hazard. Light and playful behavior.

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8 White
8 Earth Star is associated with success and the youngest son and young men.
It governs the abdominal region, the digestive system more specifically the
spleen - and it governs the smaller bones in the body (fingers, toes, ribs,
nose). Star 8 is considered one of the fortunate White Stars, 1,6 and 8 and it
is appreciated for its nobility and steadfastness. With bad Form and Qi, Star 8
can cause disloyalty and rioting. It also depicts built structures and it reads
Revolution and Change. Currently, Star 8 is the Commanding Star during
Period 8 (2004-2024), the most Prominent Star.
8 1

Diseases of the reproductive system and ears. When taken well care of,
can be still successful.

8 2

Abdominal problems. High rank.

8 3

May compromise young children. No children. Suicide.

8 4

May compromise young children. Divorce.

8 5

Good for money. Nose cancer. Idiocy.

8 6

Succesful. Happy events. Career advancement.

8 7

Success in romance and getting rich.

8 8

Although we find a combination of two Stars 8 and we may expect


splendid outcome, must still adjust appropriately.

8 9

Happy events, like weddings.

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9 Purple
9 Fire Star is associated with energy in its highest state of waxing.
It governs the heart and small intestine, the tongue, the eyes and speech. It is
associated with the middle daughter. Its portents often depend on the
accompanying Star, in company of a fortunate Star, Star 9 shows its
benevolence, in company of an evil Star, Star 9 joins forces with Sha. We are
especially mindful when Star 9 joins forces with Star 2 and/or Star 5. Star 9
can lead to immense success and promotion.
9 1

Peach blossom. Heart disease. Talking too much or being silent. Skin
disease. Eye problems. Miscarriage.

9 2

Gynecological problems.

9 3

Lawsuit. Prison, Liver disease. Intelligent child (son).

9 4

Inappropriate sexual affairs. Two females coming together.

9 5

Mentally retarded, blindness, poisoning by drugs and medicine, injury,


death, accident. Stupid desicions, fragmentaric thinking and producing
ill result.

9 6

Brain disease. Lung disease.

9 7

Fire hazard.

9 8

Celebrations.

9 9

Fame.

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R E AD ING TH E S T ARS
Some samples, following Fei Xing convention, adjustments along Wuxing.
1-1 Stagnation, to be solved with Wood, in
order to promote flow of Qi. Can be brothel,
x

x
x

x
x

especially with 1-1 in Heavens Heart, in the


x

x
7

Facing or Sitting Palace or at the door.


1

7-1 Young man1 to approach daughter7 ,


especially with annual or monthly Star 4
arriving at the door. Use Earth to keep 1
Water in check and sustain the female, who
may

seem

vulnerable

to

approach

appearing as a Mountain Dragon.


1-2 So-called divorce combo for supposed
x

5
x

x
x

female domination. Introduce Metal to focus

attention away and have Star 2 engender


x

x
1

Metal, rather than compromise Water.


x

1-5 In order to help dissolve the strong


pressure cast upon Star 1, introduce Metal
to tempt the Earth of 5 Yellow and give
some slight Wood to keep Earth in check.
Some Wood will be already available if
combo appears in the 4 Wood Palace.
1-4 Combos can appear in one Palace, but

x
x

x
x

here is to show that Water Stars can form

combos
x

x
x

through

adjacent

Palaces.

The

same goes for Hetu combinations (1-6, 3-8,


x

2-7, 4-9) that can form between Water


Stars of adjacent Palaces also, for reason
that Water Dragons are active and mobile
and they like to wander about. Combo 1-4
may bode romance, success in exams and
in writing, with the right form and Qi.
1-7

x
x

x
x

x
x
x

approaching

male1,

flirtation. With water or traffic moving away

Woman7

from the Facing, loss of money, or wife to


leave her husband. We know that it is bad
x

to have a road pointed straight at the


house, however, if the Prominent Water
Dragon appears in the Facing Palace, then it
may be fortunate to have water or a road
aiming at the Facing Palace, provided it
approaches gently.

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2-2 Only during Period 2 would this be a


Double Sitting structure, when it would
2

x
x

x
x

have required elevation across from the


x

x
x

Sitting Palace and a door in the Sitting wall.


x

Combo 2-2 bodes

stagnation,

sickness,

moreso when in the Li (Fire) Palace. May


install a Calabash and introduce Metal on
Star 2. Sickness energy associated with
Star 2 is said to go into the Calabash.
Especially

when

found

in

bedroom,

indication for 2 females in a relationship.


2-6 So-called
Emphasize
x

x
2

x
x

6
x

and

symbiotic

Nun

structure.

(brother-sister)

marriage with mutual spiritual interests.


x

on

Monk

Man being away from home (active Water


x

Star

6) a

lot. Be mindful of

so-called

spirits when annual- or monthly Star 5


arrives as 2-5-6 bodes fragmentaric and
unfocused thinking, prone to accident due
mind wandering off. To the Chinese, ghosts
and spirits holds much more than just
entities, as it indicates a frame of mind.
4-5 Always be extra mindful when you
encounter combinations involving control

x
x

x
x

from Wood upon Earth (3-2, 4-2, 3-5, 4-5).


x

x
x

Also if you see Star 1 to come under control


of Star 2 or Star 5 (1-2, 1-5). Star 2 and 5
are collectively referred to as Evil Stars or
Stars of Illness during Period 7 and Period
8. More specifically Star 2 is said to cause
sickness, Star 5 associates with accidents.
Especially Star 5 can be easily aggravated.

Both Stars basically govern the digestive system, but we need to Read the
Stars to find which other organs may be involved. We need mind the Lungs
with 5-6, the reproductive organs with 5-1, the Liver with Star 5 connected
to Star 3.

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9-5 Associated with stupid decisions and


9

x
x

x
x

unexpected

x
x

For

an

office,

the

business may go nowhere. Star 5 may


x

events.

invite sudden inflow of money and work,


x

just as it can leave you without work and


considerable outflow of money. Have the
Noble Star take care of the Water Dragon 5
by creating a pathway from the Prominent
Water Dragon to where Star 5 is. Also,
make sure to install a chiming clock with a
moving pendulum on Water Dragon 5.

Other more subtle - relations between Stars can be established, e.g.


those connecting Stars through exterior or interior pathways. An example
is the Bull Fight Sha combination between Stars 2 and 3, known for causing
lawsuits and arguments.
An
x

x
x

x
x
x

Qi

distribution

and

Qi

can be carried by a river, a road, a slope,


x

x
x

of

transportation, where the Water Dragon 3

example

an intersection of roads or a stream, traffic


x

or people approaching the house, and be


transported into the house through the
main entrance, where it may form a 2-3
combination with Star 2 at the main door.

The Water Dragon 3 arriving at the door


being further transported into the house
x

x
x

along an unobstructed pathway (no doors or


x

x
x

other partitions) -, may reach the Star 2 to


x

form a 2-3 portent.

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Mountain is for people, meaning the quality


of Mountain produces the quality of people,
x

x
x

x
x

character,

x
x
x

x
x

nobility.

Good

mountain promotes many children, but is

temperament,

only one of prerequisites, as primary would


x

be for people to sustain a healthy diet and


way of life. This will produce healthy people
who will produce many healthy children and
this will add hands to help with the harvest,
so ultimately this will lead to wealth.
Star 7 is associated with Trigram Marsh
(Dui) and associated with mouth, knife,

x
x

x
x

utensils. With a good mountain, the house

x
x
x

x
x

may produce singers, great speakers and


skilled surgeons. With an ugly Fire Mountain
x

(sharp, poorly vegetated, rocky, containing


ill

acid

soil),

especially

with

the

mountain pointing at the house and with

the wrong timing, the house may produce


serious bad-mouthing, battles, robbers or
murderers.
Water Dragon 8 in the Northeast finds a
Mountain close by. This situation reads:

x
x

x
x

Water Dragon Up Mountain. We can install


x

x
x

a door in the Northeast Palace. When this is


x

not possible, we can try install a door in the


East

Palace,

using

the

Mirror

Image

technique that says that Northeast 8 and


East 3 are Hetu partners. The East is the
Mirror Image of the Northeast, the West 7
is the Mirror Image of the Southwest 2.
A road may function as a transporter of Qi.

x
x

x
x

When we have an East-West sloping road,

x
x
x

x
x

the road functions as a river, transporting


Mountain like Qi from the East to the house
x

because

what

is

higher

is

considered

Mountain. In this example, Star 8 is being


transported to the Facing Palace. We prefer
the higher grounds in the East to be full of
Sheng Qi. In principle, for this house, any
untimely Mountain Star in the East will be

Sloping

activated.
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Wealth
x

x
x

x
x

x
x
x

what

you

control

is

an

expression most frequently used in Chinese

is

Feng Shui and Four Pillars of Destiny.

It implies that an element or Star under


control of another element or Star produces
wealth. A building can represent one of the
Five Transformations. Water Dragon 6
Metal - controls the Guest building, which is
of the Wood phase.

Metal controls Wood. It is auspicious when the Host controls the Guest,
while it is inauspicious when the Guest controls the Host, which would have
been the case in above example if Star 6 was controlled by any
considerable exterior Fire feature.
Water flowing in from the East, transporting
x

x
x

x
x

Water Dragon 2 towards the house. This is

x
x
x

x
x

a bad feature, as we would prefer to see

Mountain into the direction of Water Dragon


8

2.
Furthermore the water would be flowing
away into the West, carrying away Water
Dragon 8.

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Ganzhi Calendar
Upper Cycle (1864-1924)
Middle Cycle (1924-1984)
Lower Cycle (1984-2044)

1924

1984

1864
1876
1900
1912
1936
1948
1960
1972
1996
2008
2020
2032
1888
[1]

[4]

[7]

1865

1877

1866

1878

1867

1872

[2]

1885

1886

1875

1884

1874

1883

1873

1882

1871

1881

1870

1880

1869

1879

1868

1887

1989
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899

1901

1902 1914

1903

1904
[3]

1921

1932

[5]

1968

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1983

[8]

2041

2042

2031

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2039

2029

2038

3028

2019

2037

2027

2018

2036

2026

2017

2007

2035

2025

2016

[9]

2015

2006

1995

2004

1994

2024

2014

2003

1993 2005

1982

2034

2023

2013

2002

1991

1980 1992

1971

2012

2001

1990

1979

1970

2033

2022

2011

2000

1989

1978

1969

1959

2021

2010

1999

1988

1977

1967

1958

2009

1998

1987

1976

1966

1957

1947

1997

1986

1975

1965

1956

[6]

1955

1946

1935

1944

1964

1954

1943

1933 1945

1934

1985

1974

1963

1953

1942

1931

1952

1941

1930

1923

1973

1962

1951

1940

1929

1922

1911

1920

1910

1961

1950

1939

1928

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1909

1949

1938

1927

1918

1908

1937

1926

1917

1907

1916

1906

1925

1915

1905

1913

2043

Start of 20-year Feng Shui Periods according to San Yuan highlighted. Note that 9 Star Ki keeps to time periods of its own, e.g. 2000-2009 is Star 3, 2009-2018 is Star 4.
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