There is a story unfolding this year of the Dragon (watch the video on the Feng Shui and Bazi Chinese Astrology Channel). We began with the Tiger which felt like a fast, furious, and adventurous ride that landed us exhausted into March when there was contention and frustration between the Rabbit and the Dragon. This irritating vibe of March then leads us into this April when we have a Dragon month in a Dragon year. This double influence also sets us up for Dragon days, April 10th (also a BIG astrological day in Western Astrology), and April 22nd. Also, please take note of the troubled days when the enemy of the Dragon, the Dog rears up and brings very contentious days to be mindful of April 4th (first day of the month starts with a BANG), April 16th, and April 28th. There are also wonderful days to take advantage of for connection and collaboration like April 6th, 18th, and 30th. Also, great days for seeing the full picture, both the details and the over arching vision on the 14th, and 26th. Those sticky, frustrating days when you might want to take a step back are the 9th and 21st.

April’s Dragon brings in a lot of Yang Earth which may feel heavy, over powering, or oppressive. This is a month when Mercury goes retrograde and we are in the thick of eclipse season in Western Astrology. And in that soup, there is the Dragon doubled roaring a mighty breath for taking action, being bold, being fearless, taking the lead, and imagining the miraculous, mystical, and marvelous magic of life. This may feel careless, reckless, or excessive. This is the signature for a dictator, for someone who is oppressing or dominating others. Be aware that people with Dragon in their Day or Year may behave with a powerful energy right now and it could be A LOT. Still, we can all harness this crazy energy and use it for imagining creative projects, we can use this for feeling more motivated, we can take this moment to jump on the energy of the Dragon and fly off into daydream clouds, into visions, into a fantasy that manifests into some creative genius. This may be literally an earth shattering time like earthquakes, mudslides, and feeling like the ground is moving under your feet. The momentum is vibrant for taking action. Navigate how that can happen for you.

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The Flying Stars are DOUBLED this month so take heed to quell and suppress the worst energies while igniting and activating the best energies.

NeutralizeThe 3 Star in the Center is visited by the 3 Star. The 3 Wood Star is weakened by this placement in the Earthy Center. Fire is the mitigator and further weakens this Star that in Period 9 are not favorable for relationships. In fact, this is a rather contentious, argumentative, and inflamed energy. Best Colors/ Decor: Red, Fuchsia, Violet, Tangerine, Rose, and bright patterns Avoid: Neutral tan, white, cream, Water and Metal, white, gray, black, Earthy yellow, brown, and tan. CURES: Annual cure of a Happy Hotei sitting on 7 Chinese Red envelopes. That cure protects your relationships and wealth.

Activate The 8 Star is in the North for 2024 and in April the 8 Star is magnified for for great wealth except that the placement in the Watery North really squashes its potential. There is so much wealth potential sitting here in your Career corner. Be mindful how you utilize this. Best Colors/ Decor: Wood furnishings, all colors of green, brightly colored flowering plants, add some Fire like red, violet, yellow, peach, rust, burgundy. Avoid: Water and colors of Blue, Metal and colors of black, white, and gray, and too much Earth. CURES: Place 8 Silk RED Flowers in a RED Vase for abundance. If this is a front entrance, hang 8 Chinese coins on red string from the door knob. Set up a Love Altar with a pair of birds, 2 rose quartz crystals, and a favorite picture of you and your sweetie.

ACTIVATEThe 6 Star is in the North East for 2024 and in Period 9, the 6 Star continues to be a Star of wealth and success. Having this doubled in April is an opportunity to manifest abundantly from the NE. Great location for an office or front entrance. Best Colors/ Decor: Metal furnishings, Black, white, gray with a pop of Blue. Bring this into your décor with rugs, pillows, and art. Images of Mountains, religious figures, and people who inspire you. Nourish this quality with crystals, pottery, and other Earthy materials, brown, yellow, cream, and other Earth tones. Avoid: Water, Wood, all colors of Green, Fire, Red, Fuchsia, Violet, Tangerine, Rose, Red. CURES: Place 6 Gold ingots in a round yellow or gold/metal plate in a prominent place. If this is an entrance, hang a string of 6 Chinese coins on Black string from the door knob.

ACTIVATE The 1 Star is in the East and is our new Future Wealth Star in Period 9. This is where we imagine all that we want to manifest in 2024 and this month of April magnifies the messages from our Vision Board out into the ethers. You can also just make a list of everything you long to manifest, create, and do this year. Be bold and daring in what you are dreaming and envisioning for your life. Best Colors: Wood and all shades of green, blue, landscapes, blue floral designs, leaf patterns, plants and trees. Add something Blue like a throw blanket or pillows. Avoid: All other colors, especially Earth tones like yellow, brown, tan, peach, pale pink, and also Fire like red, violet, hot pink, and orange. No Metal like white, gray, or black, and Water. CURE:  Display family photos and your Vision Board of everything you want to create and manifest in 2024. Add a round Metal bowl and next to that put a single Gold Ingot on a blue round plate or piece of fabric.

NEUTRALIZEThe 2 Star is in the South East where the Dragon holds reign for 2024. The 2 Star in Period 9 is going through the BIGGEST transformation of all the 9 Stars. The 2 Star is no longer the Sickness Star but is becoming a positive chi. BUT we DO NOT want to feed this with Fire, nor put it to work with Metal, but rather focus on nourishing it with its own Earthy element. Sitting in the Woodsy SE offers no solutions, just like the beleaguered 8 Star in the North. Be super mindful to keep this area undisturbed. PLUS this is the home of the GRAND DUKE, one of the 3 Afflictions. 2024 requires we keep this part of our home and property QUIET, NO CONSTRUCTION, LOUD NOISES (video games, loud TV, drumming, etc.). Best Colors: Stick with the innate color of this direction, Green with landscapes, floral or leaf designs, prints, art. Healthy lush plants. Then throw in some Yellow accents in pillows, art, rugs, or linens/towels. Avoid : RED or Fiery colors and Fire itself as in a fire pit or grill, stove, and fireplace. Water with Blues, and of course Metal with colors of white, gray, and black. Keep this room quiet and serene. CURE: To appease the Grand Duke display a Tai Sui plaque and a pair of Pi Yao beasties facing into 105-135 degrees on the compass. You can also display a Gold Dragon to honor our Dragon Year. If this is an office, put 3 Brass Immortals at your back. If this is a main entrance, place a pair of Gold Fu Dogs flanking the front steps/ entranceway. If this is a Kitchen, cover the burners with cookie sheets when not in use. If this is a bedroom, put a Salt Water Cure under the bed and put a Brass Wu Lou Health Gourd on your bedside table. VACATE THIS AS A BEDROOM AND AVOID AS AN ENTRANCE if at all possible. DO NOT FACE South East, Do NOT TRAVEL or point your head when sleeping in the direction of the SE.

DEPRESSThe 7 Star is in the South is one of the WORST directions for 2024. If this is a bedroom or main entrance try to use another room for sleeping and entering your home. There is a real risk to safety and finances as well as your reputation. The combination of Fire from the South with the Metal of the 7 Star suggests violence, explosions, car accidents, gun shots or war. Add to all of this that the South is where we have one of the 3 Afflictions, the Three Killings. CHECK DOORS AND SECURITY – DO NOT store guns, knives, or any other weapons, or tools like a chainsaw in the South. Much like the North and South East, the mitigating element does not work here. GREAT CAUTION HERE FOR APRIL. Best Colors: Black, white, gray, and even a splash of Blue Avoid: Earth tones like Brown, Tan, and Cream with live healthy plants. Fire as in Red, Violet, Hot Pink, and Orange, Water, Green, and Wood. CURE: Black, Gray or white for rug, linens, artwork, etc. Fill a black dish with rice and set a Chinese Coin with a bloodstone crystal on top to protect finances. If this is a Kitchen, cover the burners with cookie sheets when not in use. Three Killings Cure is a Brass Dragon Headed Turtle (never have this facing you) with a plant growing in clean, clear water.

ActivateThe 9 Star is in the South West is our NEW wealth Star ruled by Fire and having this doubled in April is such an invitation for reaping rewards, feeling abundance, and tapping into wealth. Great location for an office or main entrance. Best Colors: Purple, violet, lavender, celery, fern, and olive, tan, brown, and cream. Add some healthy lush plants here too. Fire as in a stove, fire pit, candles, incense, etc. Other fire colors are Cherry, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, and Rose. Worst Colors: All shades of BLUE, Earth like Yellow, Metal, White, black, gray, Water, Wood, and Green colors. CURE: Display prominently 9 purple silk flowers in a purple or green vase. You can also find on the Feng Shui Mall website a special Baoyou Zusui Master Cure specific for the 9 Star in 2024. Decorate with purple.

DEPRESSThe 5 Star is in the West is one of the worst directions for 2024. Having the 5 Star doubled is DANGEROUS. Be really careful of this area of your home and property. Look out for safety and security. KEEP THIS AREA QUIET WITH NO CONSTRUCTION OR LOUD BANGING NOISES. Also keep this room dark and used minimally. Best Colors: Metal and the colors of White, Gray, and Black. Keep the design very Zen. Add pops of Blue. Avoid: EARTH tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Rust, Wood, colors of Green, Water, Fire and Fire colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet. CURE: If this is a main entrance, place a pair of Gold Fu Dogs flanking the front steps/ entranceway. If this is Kitchen, cover the burners with cookie sheets when not in use. If this is a bedroom, put a Salt Water Cure under the bed and put a Brass Wu Lou Health Gourd on your bedside table. VACATE THIS AS A BEDROOM AND AVOID AS AN ENTRANCE if at all possible. Best cure is a 6 rod Metal windchime outside or a chiming clock inside.

NEUTRALIZEThe 4 Star is in the North West is another conflicted area as the 4 Star is no longer our creative, genius, lover Star. In fact, the 4 Star is so embattled in the Metal NW, the best thing to do is add Blue which will motivate the chi to be more agreeable. Also, this is the direction of the Dog, so the NW is the other of the 3 Afflictions, the Sui Po which is the enemy of the Dragon. If you are born in the Day or Year of the Dog or Dragon DO NOT have this as you bedroom, office, or main entrance. Do Not face South East but it is OK to face NW and put your back to the SE. KEEP THIS AREA QUIET AND UNDISTURBED WITH CONSTRUCTION OR LOUD NOISES. Best Colors: Blue colors, no Water, furnishing can still be Metal but minimize to avoid conflict. AVOID: Metal , White, Gray, and Black, Earth and colors of Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Rust, Water and shades of Green, minimal Wood, and NO FIRE of any kind not even candles, colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange, and Violet. CURE:  If a front door hang a Ba-Gua mirror to deflect the negative chi and flank the entrance with a pair of Metal Fu Dogs. If a bedroom put a Salt Water Cure under the bed and a Wu Lou Health gourd by the bedside. To protect relationships, put a Chinese Coin with the 4 characters facing up with a Rose Quartz crystal on top. 4 stalks of Lucky Bamboo in a Blue vase is another cure option. No family photos.

BEST DIRECTIONS: North, North East, East, and South West.

Areas of Caution: North West (Sui Po), South (Three Killings), West, Center, and South East (Grand Duke).

On the World Stage the Month of April highlights the part of our world that is feeling this Dragon year and is likely an area where a bully, dictator, or great leaders, innovators, and dreamers are rising up. This is Western India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and north into parts of Russia.

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Flying Stars is an advanced system of Feng Shui that has been used since the times of Ancient China. It recognizes the pattern of energy impressed upon every home and building the year it was built or last renovated. Think of it like a building or home’s birth day. It is why you see some houses falling apart, covered in vines, and deteriorating. When the chi is gone, the house is no longer viable for living in. Therefore it is so important to update your home to the current Period. Each Period is 20 years long and we have been in Period 8, a time of wealth and abundance since 2004. We are now in Period 9. At the least, following the annual and monthly Flying Stars allows you to dance with the ever changing chi so that you are in flow with life.