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Tips For Buying or Building a Brand New Home (in a nutshell) 
There may be a home in your neighborhood that has been nicknamed the “bad luck house” because everyone who ever lived there has had the same problem:  relationship problems, or health problems, or money problems.  You don’t want to buy a home like that and you certainly don’t want to build your dream home and have it turn into a big nightmare.  This article explains the basics of Flying Star feng shui in a nutshell, in English.  I’m not using any Chinese terms because I feel that learning any new thing with foreign language terminology makes it more difficult to grasp right off the bat.  If you are building or buying a new home, this information will give you a “heads up” for potential problems which you can avoid.

Flying star feng shui is a mathematical form of feng shui that uses the cycle year a building is constructed and its facing orientation to determine the building’s natal chart or patterns of energy.   A building is divided into eight different compass sections and a middle section.  These sections are called “palaces”.   In each palace there is a mountain star (also called sitting star), a water star (also called facing star) and a time star.   The front center palace is the facing palace.  The rear center palace is the sitting palace.  There are 9 different flying stars. They each have different energetic qualities and they are represented by a number.  In every natal chart, each flying star appears 3 times: as a water star, a mountain star, and a time star.   The mountain star is the star on the top left in a palace, the water star is the star on the top right, and the time star is the star underneath them. The way the stars interact with each other in the palace creates a positive or negative vibe. 

There are 9 different cycles or “periods” of time which last 20 years each. We are currently in period 8 which began February 4, 2004 and ends Feb 3, 2024.  All buildings constructed in this cycle with have a period 8 natal chart.  There are 16 different period 8 charts. Two charts for each compass direction.  They are classified into 4 types.
The Forward Chart - Good fortune, health and relationships.
The Reversed Chart - Money problems, health and relationship problems.
Double Sitting Chart - Good health and relationships, but money problems.
Double Facing Chart - Good fortune with health and relationship problems.
There is no “perfect” home because there are both positive and negative energy patterns in every chart.  The negative stars can be neutralized with elemental cures or forms that deactivate them.  If you are building a new home, it is best to have a forward chart so you don’t have more problems than you need to have.  If you buy a home with a reversed, double sitting or double facing chart, you’ll need to activate the 8 water star and 8 mountain star with exterior forms to compensate for the qualities of the chart.   Typical forms used to activate the water stars are water fountains, ponds and pools.   Typical forms used to activate a mountain star are actual mountains, hills, large buildings or structures, and brick walls.  As you might guess, it is much easier to put a water feature in your yard than it is to create a mountain feature.

Period 8 Forward Chart
Facing 127.5 to 157.5 degrees Southeast  

This is a "forward" chart because the 8 water star is in the facing palace and the 8 mountain star is in the sitting palace.  

The facing palace (SE)  has positive flying stars for prosperity especially if an outdoor water feature is used.  Business partners may have disputes.
The sitting palace (NW) has positive flying stars for prosperity especially if a mountain form is there.

West: Negative stars for mouth problems, food poisoning, financial problems
SW:  Theft, legal problems.
South: Money problems, disputes, accidents
North: Illness of the internal organs, abdominal problems, in-law problems
NE:  Relationship problems
East:  Eye problems, business problems
Center:  Fire hazard, unwanted sexual advances

              
The following charts show the 4 different chart types and their corresponding compass degrees.
The flying stars in the facing and sitting palaces are included to show their position in the chart.  


FORWARD CHARTS
Good fortune, health and relationships.
The charts below are "forward" because the 8 water star is in the facing palace and the 8 mountain star is in the sitting palace.

Facing
Southeast
127.5 to 157.5 degrees

Facing
Northwest
307.5 to 337.5 degrees 

Facing
Southwest
202.5 to 217.5 degrees

Facing
Northeast
22.5 to 37.5 degrees 


REVERSED CHARTS
Money problems, health and relationship problems.
The charts below are "reversed" because the 8 water star is in the sitting palace and the 8 mountain star is in the facing palace.

Facing
Southeast
112.5 to 127.5 degrees 

Facing
Northwest
292.5 to 307.5 degrees

Facing
Southwest
217.5 to 247.5 degrees

Facing
Northeast
37.5 to 67.5 degrees

DOUBLE FACING CHARTS
Good fortune with health and relationship problems.
The charts below are "double facing" because both the 8 water star and the 8 mountain star are in the facing palace.

Facing
North
337.5 to 352.5 degrees

Facing
South
172.5 to 202.5 degrees

Facing
East
67.5 to 82.5 degrees

Facing
West
262.5 to 292.5 degrees

DOUBLE SITTING CHARTS
Good health and relationships, but money problems,
The charts below are "double sitting" because both the 8 water star and the 8 mountain star are in the sitting palace.

Facing
North
352.5 to 22.5 degrees

Facing
South
157.5 to 172.5 degrees

Facing
East
82.5 to 112.5 degrees

Facing
West
247.5 to 262.5 degrees 


Summary
Flying star natal charts are determined by year of construction and facing orientation.
There are 9 different periods which last 20 years each.
We are currently in period 8 (2/4/04-2/3/24)
There are 16 different charts for each period which fall into 4 types
The type of chart affects the occupants
The star combinations within the palaces of the charts affect the occupants
Exterior and interior forms can activate or deactivate stars
Elemental cures can activate or deactivate stars

So that’s flying star feng shui in a nutshell.  There is much more to it, but you’ve got the basics on charts types and you know a little bit more about feng shui.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve been introduced to someone a function and they say “I know feng. That’s about keeping your toilet lid down, painting your front door red, and that frog with the coin in it’s mouth thing.”   And when I start to explain to them what you just read about, their eyes begin to glaze over and I lose them to someone more interesting than me at the function.  When people are choosing a feng shui book at the bookstore, they tend to pick one that looks the easiest to try.  Using a compass adds difficulty.   That’s why in America, the most popular kind of feng shui is non-compass Western or Black Hat.  Sadly, it is the least accurate.   If you are going to spend a few hundred thousand dollars on a new home, I hope you will take a closer look at the flying stars before you leap.
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