What is Flying Star Feng Shui?
Flying Star Feng Shui, which is also known as Xuan Kong Fei Xing, is a discipline of Feng Shui that is based on astrology. It involves the crafting of a personal chart for a building and also complex interactions between the five elements, the eight trigrams, Lo Shu numbers (which are part of a magic square), and the 24 Mountains. The result is a picture of a place complete with a description of its negative and positive "auras."
The types of things that are analyzed in an astrological chart for a space are the wealth bringing potential of the space, the ability of the space to stay “new” and not degrade, the type of mental health it will bestow on people inside, relationships, with external parties, the health of the owner or the inhabitants as well as the potential for "general success."
This type of Feng Shui Astrology for a space is ancient. During Qing Dynasty, it was popularized by a grandmaster Shen Zhu Ren, with the book that he wrote is called Mr. Shen's Study of Xuan Kong, or Shen Shi Xuan Kong Xue. It originated as a discipline to see if certain spaces or places were appropriate for building for spirits in grave sites.
One of the fundamentals of this discipline is a magic square. This is a set of 9 numbers arranged a certain way. The origin of this arrangement finds its roots in Persian or Egyptian magic.
Each number in the Lo Shu represents one of the Chinese Trigrams and is related to an Element, Family Member, Cardinal, Colour, Hour, Season, Organ, Ailments, and many others. They also symbolize directions. These numbers are known as the "Flying Stars."
Time is divided into twenty year cycles that comprise nine periods in total that span 180 years and define different types of energy. In order to create and read a Flying Stars Feng Shui Chart, a reader must refer to a fairly complex looking Periodic Table.
Some stars are considered to be timely for building and others are considered to be untimely. This changes from period to period. Currently, the world is experiencing a period 8 which lasts from the Year 2004-2023. Eight, Nine, and One are timely and prosperous stars. The other six stars are regarded as having killing or retreating energy.
A compass called a Luopan is also used to determine the precise direction of a structure or an item. On the Luopan are 24 Mountains on a ring that refer to various directions. This determines which direction the dwelling should face. This should be in the direction of Yang energy.
The practice also includes assessing the layout of a building using the Nine Palace Grid, which looks like a tic-tac-toe grid.
As you have probably determined just from reading this, Flying Stars Feng Shui is a very complex form of metaphysical analysis. In Asia, people spend thousands of dollars on Flying Stars Feng Shui Masters to help them determine if a building location is going to bring them luck in business.