“Everything changes and nothing stand stills – Plato”
The Flying Star School, a.k.a. “Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui”, is considered the most advanced school of classical feng shui.
I have found it very beneficial to consider the principles of the Flying Star School of feng shui in my practice. Here are 5 key facts about flying star feng shui:
1. Time is of essence
In the principles of The Flying Star School, time and age of the property are factored into the assessment of the chi of an environment. Chi is not stagnant and it can change from negative to positive over time. This change impacts prosperity, health, and other life aspirations. One’s feng shui remedies and cures must be continually updated to factor the element of space and time. Time is split into 20 year cycles and each cycle represents a period, and 9 periods make up one grand cycle, representing 180 years in total.
2. It’s Traditional
The Flying Star School shares many of the key principles of traditional feng shui and considers the following:
- Positive and negative energy (yin yang)
- Five elements of feng shui for boosting chi and curing afflictions
- Use of a compass to accurately measure and create a bagua (feng shui energy map) of a space
- Ancient principles of bagua trigrams
- Utilization of the lo shu square to determine the movement of stars overtime
Remember you can try different schools of feng shui as long as you pick schools that have consistent methodologies that do not contradict with each other. For example, it would not make sense to practice the BTB school of feng shui with the Compass school of feng shui because the BTB school does not utilize a compass but instead uses the position of an entrance to assess the feng shui of a location.
3. Numbers Matter
The lo shu square is a key tool in assessing the “flying stars” and determining the chi of an environment for a given time period (e.g. annually and monthly.) Each box in the grid signifies a number representing one of the feng shui stars. The numbers are constantly moving and thus “flying”.
Note that the lo shu below contains only a subset of factors. There are several other factors such as body organ that are not noted below.
4. Charts are created
A special “flying star” chart is created and utilized to measure an environment’s energies with numerological considerations. The chart contains nine boxes, each representing a sector of a structure. The timespan in the chart can be annually, monthly, daily, and hourly. The chart is overlaid on top of a floor plan to determine lucky and unlucky sectors. The chart uses a formula to determine the movements of the stars, taking into account time, structural age, facing direction, and other factors. The squares usually contains three numbers, each signifying different stars with different levels of chi.
5. Don’t always take it personal
As mentioned in prior posts, every individual has four lucky and four unlucky directions. These directions are determined by the Kua Number Formula. One key thing to remember is that the principles of the Flying Star School take precedence and their concepts apply to every individual.
At some point in your life, you will have inauspicious flying stars that are residing in your “lucky direction.” When that happens, consider taking these three steps:
- Face, sleep, or sit temporarily in an alternative lucky direction
- Avoid creating any noise in that direction from remodeling, digging, and banging
- Place appropriate cures and remedies to help subdue the effects of the flying star infliction
All the different schools and approaches have the same end goal – that is to positively boost the energy of your space. To avoid being overwhelmed by what feng shui has to offer, I recommend tackling feng shui in small bits first. You don’t need to know how to calculate the flying stars yourself immediately, it takes time to learn.
Not only do we constantly change, but so does our environment over time. Just as one should continually maintain their health regularly, one would continually adjust the feng shui of their environment.
Stayed tuned! I will share with you simple and fairly affordable tips and tricks to handle those unlucky flying stars of the next lunar new year in an upcoming post!