It should also be noted that a Feng Shui compass indicates the North at the bottom and the South at the top, as opposed to the Western mode of representation. Each cell of the standard Luo Shu square is correlated to one of the 5 elements, a number and a direction.
In the standard Lo shu square, the horizontal, vertical or diagonal addition of the numbers always gives the result 15.
Thus, the central cell of the standard magic square is occupied by number 5, the Yang Earth element. Numbers 2 and 8 represent the Yang Earth and Yin Earth elements. Then, number 1 represents the Yang Water, number 3 is Yang Wood, number 4 is Yin Wood, number 6 is Yang Metal, number 7 is Yin Metal, number 8 is Yin Earth and number 9 is associated with the Fire element in its Yin polarity.
Finally, in the standard configuration of the magic square, the number 5 represents the center, the number 1 is associated with the North, the 2 with the Southwest, the 3 with the East, the 4 with the Southeast, the 6 with the Northwest, the 7 with the West, 8 with the Northeast and the 9 with the South.
Meaning of the flying stars system
The astrological prediction system of the 9 flying stars used in Feng Shui differs somewhat from Chinese astrology, although it also uses the 5 elements of Wu Xing, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.
Each star is represented by a number from 1 to 9. They have their own functions and change cells every year from the fixed date of February 4, to occupy a new location within the standard Luo Shu square. Their year-to-year mobility within the Luo Shu square is at the origin of their name of the 9 flying stars. In addition, each star is also associated with one of the five elements in its Yin or Yang form (with its corresponding colors). In the case of an activation or weakening of a sector, the interaction of the element of the standard Lo Shui square and the superimposed star is analyzed in order to apply the most appropriate solution.
Feng Shui cure and remedy techniques
In order to activate and exploit the positive effects (but also to avoid the negative effects) of the sites (locations) and directions of the current year and apply them to the house according to traditional Feng Shui techniques, it is necessary to analyze the type of interaction created during the meeting between the flying star and the fixed number of the standard magic square. When it is a positive interaction in a sector, the life aspiration related to the sector concerned can be activated. On the other hand, when it comes to a destructive relationship between the flying star’s element and the Lo Shu standard square’s element, then it becomes important to place a Feng Shui remedy in order to neutralize and balance the resulting negative effects of the opposition between these elements. To learn more about the neutralization and rebalancing of the 5 elements of Feng Shui, click here.
Following a description of the nine Feng Shui flying stars' characteristics and their position in 2023, KarmaWeather invites you to consult the most favorable directions according to the Kua number of your year of birth as well as favorable and lucky directions specific to the year 2023. Finally, discover our tips and Feng Shui cures for 2023 concerning the sectors to activate in your house or your apartment.
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Annual Flying Stars chart 2023
The 9 flying stars of Feng Shui in 2023 - Positions and forecasts
Flying Star #1: The Lucky Star (Yang Water)The Lucky Star means luck, good omen and good reputation. To be honorably known among those around you, to improve your social status and thus allow you to open yourself to new social perspectives, it is the location related to this star which must be activated during the year 2023. To obtain recognition in your field and generate prosperity and wealth in your existence, the Lucky Star is placed in the Southwest sector from February 4, 2023 until February 3, 2024 (full duration of the Feng Shui Bagua year). To activate this area, place your workstation in the Southwest side of your office or set up your desk to the Southwest of your room by turning it in the same direction. If, by changing the location of your desk, you happen to be seated with the front door behind your back, you then need to place a mirror in front of you so you can always see the door of your office. Finally, use the objects belonging to the family of the Metal element to activate this area conducive to studies and work in 2023 and fully benefit from the benefits of this energy sector.
Flying Star #2: The Star of the Disease (Yang Earth)As its name suggests, the 2nd star is synonymous with illness, physical or psychological discomfort. Pregnant people, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses can be particularly sensitive to the influence of this star. This sector should be avoided as much as possible. In 2023, the Star of the Disease is placed in the East sector. Under no circumstances should this sector be activated or provoked. This star is associated with the Earth element. Any renovation (interior decoration) activity in this area of your home or office should be avoided throughout the Feng Shui year 2023, especially as the affliction of Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui) also located in this sector during the year. The use of the Fire element in the East sector in 2023 is to be avoided. In order to avoid activating the negative energies of this star, abstain from any type of work in this area.
Flying Star #3: The Quarrelsome Star (Yang Wood)The 3rd star is that of conflict, bad reputation, misunderstanding, opposition and prosecution. It can cause career problems, or poor management of your reputation followed by impoverishment or separation. In 2023, the Quarrelsome Star is placed in the Southeast sector. It is advisable not to activate this zone and to avoid placing a sofa, a bed or a work desk in this sector during the Feng Shui year 2023. Choose a Feng Shui remedy associated with the Fire element in this sector.
Flying Star #4: The Star of Love and Studies (Yin Wood) - Star of the year 2023The 4th star is beneficial for studies, the accumulation of new knowledge and romantic relationships. In 2023, the Star of Love and Studies is positioned in the Center sector. This star is generally used by families with children who are studying in school who wish to achieve good academic results. Likewise, the 4th star is also the star of marital love and happiness. Young couples have every interest in activating the star of love by hanging up photos of their wedding or their newborn baby, in order to strengthen their romantic bonds. In 2023, to take advantage of the benefits of the flying star 4, the Center sector must be neutralized using Feng Shui objects associated with the Fire element.
Flying Star #5: The Star of Bad Luck or Five Yellow (Yang Earth)As its name indicates, the 5th star means bad luck in all areas. It is important not to activate it. In 2023, the Star of Bad Luck is placed in the Northwest. This sector should be avoided in your daily life so as not to attract bad luck. Any sedentary activity of more than 2 hours should be avoided in this area throughout the year. In 2023, the negative energies of the Northwest sector must be weakened using a Feng hui remedy linked to the Water element.
Flying Star #6: The Celestial Star (Yang Metal)The 6th star symbolizes work, power and success in perseverance. It is beneficial for career, social promotions, professional recognition. In 2023, the Celestial Star is placed in the West. To activate this area, you can place a small terracotta statuette to the west of your home. For the Earth element, it is also possible to use ceramics and to favor yellow and ocher colors in the decoration of the West room of your house. Nevertheless, in 2023, the Breaker of the Year (Sui Po) affliction, those of the Three Massacres (San Sha) but cover the entire West sector. Consequently, it is necessary to avoid remaining seated or lying, back or front, in relation to the West axis (between 225° and 315°).
Flying Star #7: The Star of Violence (Metal Yin)The 7th star means conflict, quarreling, theft, fraud, unfair competition or accident. In 2023, the Star of Violence is placed in the Northeast. This sector should not be activated and needs to be avoided as much as possible. Avoid using or sitting more than 2 hours long in this area. In any case, to reduce the negative influence of the Star of Violence, use a Yin Water based Feng Shui treatment (ie. a vase filled with water to be renewed once a month).
Flying Star #8: The Star of Prosperity (Yin Earth)The 8th star means material gain, prosperity as a reward for work done. It is a very beneficial star. This star brings good luck and allows good financial returns or an improvement in reputation. In 2023, the Star of Prosperity is placed in the South sector. In order to activate and strengthen the 8th flying star, use Earth and Fire Feng Shui treatments. To enhance the power of star 8 place a terracotta statuette or pottery, an electric light, a crystal chandelier, yellow or red healing stones. In general, in Feng Shui, it is preferable to place the lights on the edges of the rooms in your home. If a lamp is present in the South sector of your house (for example a ceiling lamp), the presence of this Fire object can enhance the beneficial effects of the star of prosperity in 2023.
Flying Star #9: The Multiplicative Star (Yin Fire)As its name indicates, the 9th star symbolizes the multiplication of positive events in your life. It can be both material goods and spiritual gains. A professional promotion or the expansion of the family with the birth of a child are possible. This star also means popularity, fame and beauty. In 2023, the Multiplicative Star is placed in the North sector. It is possible to activate this area with the Wood element.
Sectors to activate or avoid in 2023 according to your year of birth and your Kua number
Kua numbers 1, 3, 4 and 9 in 2023Sectors and areas to focus on in 2023 for people with a Kua number 1, 3, 4 or 9:
Southwest: To obtain luck, happiness, serenity and material gain, it is advisable to activate star #1 (lucky star) in the Southwest sector.
Center: To achieve good academic results, success in studies and prosperous marital happiness, it is recommended to activate the energies of Flying Star #4.
North: Activate the flying star #9 to promote births, the success of professional projects, victories, material comfort, multiplication of earnings, prosperity and increased popularity.
Kua numbers 2, 6, 7 and 8 in 2023Sectors and areas to focus on in 2023 for people with a Kua number 2, 6, 7 or 8:
West: Activate Flying Star #6 for business success, social recognition, and career promotions. Remember that the presence of two afflictions (Sui Po and San Sha) in the Western sector in 2023 strongly reduces the relevance of an effective activation of this area.
South: Activate Flying Star #8 for material security and social development.
Sectors which should not to be activated in 2023Southeast: Quarrelsome Star (flying star #3)
Northwest: Star of Bad Luck (flying star #5)
East: Star of Disease (flying star #2)
Northeast: Star of Violence (flying star #7)
House sectors to activate during Feng Shui year 2023
The cures to activate and the adjustments to your decor for each sector of your home in 2023
The activation of a sector in Feng Shui consist in an energetic treatment (cure). This involves installing in your house an object directly connected to the element (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood) associated with the cure.
Center (Earth) - Activation in 2023: YES
- Electric light
- Hang a crystal chandelier, a lamp
- Hang a family photo
- Feng Shui decorative object (Fire element)
South (Fire) - Activation in 2023: YES
- Terracotta statuette, ceramic or yellow or brown object
- Red Decorative Items
- Feng Shui decorative object (Earth and Fire element)
Southwest (Earth) - Activation in 2023: YES
- Wind chimes made of hollow copper or brass tubes
- Salt Water and Coins Feng Shui Cure
- Feng Shui decorative object (Metal element)
West (Metal) - Activation in 2023: YES (in moderation)
- Terracotta statuette, ceramic or yellow or brown object
- Cut crystals and/or natural crystals
- Feng Shui decorative object (Earth element)
Northwest (Metal) - Activation in 2023: NO
Wind chimes made of hollow copper or brass tubes
- Weakener: small aquarium, water bowl, decorative Feng Shui object (Water element)
North (Water) - Activation in 2023: YES
- Shrub, natural or silk or represented in painting
- Feng Shui decorative object (Wood element)
Northeast (Earth) - Activation in 2023: NO
Terracotta statuette, ceramic or yellow or brown object
- Weakener: small aquarium, water bowl, decorative Feng Shui object (Water element)
East (Wood) - Activation in 2023: NO
Shrub, natural or silk or represented in painting
Southeast (Wood) - activation in 2023: NO
Install a plant, a shrub, a wooden statuette, a bonsai
- Weakener: electric lamp, red object, Feng Shui decorative object (Fire element)
🏠Feng Shui principles for the house
The Afflictions: Direction of the harmful stars in 2023
During the Feng Shui year 2023, it is advisable to avoid any activity, renovation or lasting presence (more than 2 hours) in the following sectors:
- In 2023, Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui) is in the East sector, from 75° to 105°: This star represents worries, material losses, obstacles and illness. Although this star is symbolically associated with Jupiter, its location corresponds to the Chinese zodiac sign governing the year (in 2023, the Rabbit) and not to that of the planet.
- In 2023, the Year Breaker (Sui Po) is in the West sector, from 255° to 285°: This star (related to Mercury) represents loss of money, obstacles, illnesses and disappointments.
- In 2023, the Three Killings (or Three Massacres, San Sha) are in the West sector, from 225° to 285°: This star represents theft (scams), disasters (health problems) and professional setbacks.
- In 2023, the Five Yellow (which corresponds to the flying star #5 of Bad Luck and Saturn) is in the Northwest sector, from 292.5° to 337.5°. This star represents worries in the fields of money, feelings or health. Very harmful, this star is synonymous with accident, loneliness, misfortune and depression. However, when the Five Yellow finds itself in a central position, its negative effects are mitigated. The main objective is therefore to stay on the move as much as possible when you are in this sector rather than trying to avoid occupying it at all costs.