Flying Stars feng shui for 2014

*Flying Stars is a discipline in feng shui.

Another year is soon to pass. With the departure of the Water Snake's slow energy, we welcome the lively and powerful energy of the Wood Horse.

The Year of the Wood Horse signifies all the vitality, excitement and strength of its namesake, and brings a year filled with adventures and challenges. But before you go riding headfirst into the New Year, you may like to find out what Flying Stars the Horse will bring to your home this year.

Lucky and unlucky spots in your home this year
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Prior to revealing the best sectors, we will dish out the unpleasant ones first as these are the ones you may want to pay close attention to so that you may know what to avoid in 2014.

The Northwest sector is probably the most dangerous sector as the #5 Yellow Star resides here this year.

For the safety of the property's occupants, you may want take great pains to keep this sector quiet and inactive due to the #5 Star's association with calamities, injuries and accidents. If avoidance is impossible, place metal objects made of copper, brass or iron to defuse the negative effects of the #5 Star - but do not aggravate this sector by performing any renovations or ground breaking.

Career predictions for the Year of the Horse
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The #2 Black Star lands in the East sector, rendering it the illness sector. It will be another sector to shun, especially if you are pregnant. Inadvertently activating this sector will result in chronic sickness and health issues. In a strange twist however, this sector could be beneficial for property and real estate investments.

If you wish to avert any heated arguments, emotional upheavals and explosive tempers, then the Northeast and Southeast sectors are the ones to avoid. The #7 Red and #3 Jade Stars take residence in these sectors this year.

Those with existing health conditions should not use the Northeast sector or they may find their health deteriorating further. If the front door of your property is in this sector, you must be extra careful due to increased risk of burglary and theft.

Now that you know which bad sectors to be wary of, we can now explore the advantages of the beneficial sectors of 2014.

9 feng shui questions answered by 'Dato Joey Yap
  • BaZi, or Chinese Astrology, is the blueprint to understanding who you are as a person, your roles in life and your Destiny. By studying your personal BaZi Chart, you can find out your potential, weakness, talent, traits, personality, and luck cycles. In this sense, BaZi is always considered as the 'medication' or 'diagnosis' because it helps to identify the problem and create awareness based on what is lacking or areas that require your attention in life.
  • Feng Shui, an art of harnessing natural energy to boost one's luck in life, provides 'treatment' to the problems pinpointed by BaZi. This method focuses on addressing the external environment – such as workplace or residence – that a person spends the most time in and make the right tilt to correct specific areas of one's life. <br>
BaZi and Feng Shui work hand-in-hand in solving a person's problem. One detects the problems, the other provides a solution. And that is their main difference.
  • Of course you can. First, use your compass to determine the house direction and its façade. Next, assess the immediate external environment and look out for any negative features such as pylons and buildings with sharp edges.
  • The next step can be a bit tricky because you need to know where the Qi flow is coming from and whether your property can receive this natural energy. <br>
In conclusion, anyone can perform his or her own assessment provided that he or she is familiar with the processes and follow the right Feng Shui principles.
  • This is a very popular myth in Chinese speaking community, and I have debunked it for many years as a Feng Shui consultant. First of all, in Feng Shui, number does not have any influence on the Qi or energy flow in a property. A house or a floor number is merely a representation of a building or floor and it doesn’t have any solid impact on the Feng Shui of a property.
  • Rest assured that you will not experience instant bad luck or persistent inauspiciousness because of the negative connotation of a number.
If the house number does cause the occupants to feel uneasy - it is probably more of a psychological effect, rather than Feng Shui.
  • The three important areas of a property are the Main Door, Bedroom and Kitchen. Main Door is important because that is where the Qi enters the property. Hence it needs to be uncluttered, bright and is not affected by any external negative forms.
  • After the Main Door, the most important components of a property are the Bedroom and Kitchen. Why is kitchen important? It is in kitchen that the food is prepared. If your kitchen has stagnant or unhealthy Qi flow, it will affect the quality of food, resulting in bad health.
  • And of course, we need to ensure proper Qi flow in our bedroom because that is where we spend 1/3 of our lives in. Together these three areas make up the three important factors for interior Feng Shui.
  • No the number of fish, or any other aquatic animal, is not important. It's because in ancient times there was no electricity so fish were needed to make the water move! So don’t be fixated with having only certain number of fish in your tank!
  • As long as your water feature has water that’s continuously running or visible in a certain volume, you can activate, or collect certain types of Qi. Of course, location is important when it comes to water placement.
  • The importance of Main Door cannot be stressed enough. The Main Door acts as a Qi mouth of the property. As a rule of thumb, a good environment must be accompanied by a good Main Door or you will be simply wasting what is in the environment.
  • When it comes to Main Door, we are always more concerned about the Location, than we are about the Direction. Hence a Main Door with good forms (Good Location) is always preferred over a Main Door with a good Facing but affected by negative forms. <br>
Other factors such as number of doors, the material, type and size are not important as long as your Door can receive sufficient Qi and has positive forms.
  • Where you want to put your bedroom depends on what you have outside – meaning what external natural features you can see from inside your bedroom. 
<br>This of course brings us to the next question: what is a good natural feature and which one constitutes bad for our bedroom Feng Shui?
  • Usually, mountain and natural water bodies are considered the positive landforms you want to see outside the bedroom window. For example, if there is a mountain sighted from a room in the Southwest area of your house, generally this room is ideal and can be considered as a good spot for bedroom.
  • If you peek out from the bedroom window and see your neighbour’s sharp roof or a pylon or a highway that is located too close to your house, these features might potentially interfere with the interior Feng Shui of the Bedroom.
  • What about basement? Can this underground space be converted into a bedroom? This depends whether the Qi flow and the ventilation are okay. If it feels like an underground car park, would you like to sleep there? To put it in another way, if you spend a lot of time there, you must ensure the ventilation is good.
  • Also, don’t forget to check for features such as beams from the position of your bed. Although generally not advisable, in some cases it actually depends on the distance between you and the beam. If it's high, say more than 10 feet above, it's okay. Otherwise, covering the beam with a plaster ceiling will solve the problem.
  • A lot of people associate Feng Shui, or even Chinese Metaphysics, with religions and spiritual beliefs. But truth is, comparing Feng Shui with Spirituality is similar to comparing an apple and orange! Yes, there is no God in Feng Shui, no spirit… just natural environment.
  • Feng Shui actually utilises what we have around us – the environment. We tap the Qi and make use of the energies surrounding us to foster a positive change in our health, career, wealth and relationship. Think about it, how is it possible to change the course of your destiny – your entire life - by placing an inanimate object like the five-tiered pagoda, or in this case, the Ba Gua Mirror near the Southwest corner of your windowsill?
  • An altar, however, should be treated as an additional party of the household. When you position your altar in your interior property, you must position it in ways similar to positioning someone in the house, with the aim of receiving Qi. As such, an altar should always be placed in a room where the Qi is flowing.
  • Yes, of course. In fact, a house with good Feng Shui usually also ends up with equally good interior design (But of course, this also greatly depends on the skills and inspiration of your interior designer).

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