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April brought us a Harm to the monthly Dragon and the annual Rabbit which may have caused something in your life to break open, break apart, crack, and likely revealed something that was hidden. In the midst of this we have the Western Sky with us now in a Mercury Retrograde and in Eclipse Season. It truly is a deep excavation of all things rising to the surface to be let go of, healed, and many of us will experience a massive death or birth, physical or otherwise. It feels heavy and intense. Where will May take us in our Chinese Astrology?
The month of May arrives on the 5th with a Full Moon eclipse in Scorpio. Expect something this week to be revealed that has been hidden, what are you being shown. AND this is Yin Fire Snake and Snake is Yang Fire with a little Earth and Metal. This is a fire ball of chi blowing in some mighty hot winds. For the Rabbit which is Yin Wood, it may feel like the Rabbit is being asked to give more than it can, exhausted by this demanding Fire and yet, this is the narrative being written for us. Now, certainly there is harmony and compatibility with these 2 elements as Wood naturally gives to Fire but in this instance, it is simply imbalanced as far as what is being asked and what there is to give. Note this in your interactions and work this month. Create and insist on your own balance, your own need to regulate your time and energy. Rest when you can, and offer up self-care whenever possible.
The Flying Stars show each of the Stars in their homes which will make them extra activated. Let’s see how best to dance with this!
Activate – The 4 Star is in the Center for 2023 is now visited by the 5 Star which is usually a toxic chi but when coupled with the 4 Star we get a powerful Ho Tu number 9 for a burst of wealth and abundance. Best Colors/ Decor: Red, Fuchsia, Violet, Tangerine, Rose, Red carpets, fabrics, and prints with images of lovers, of you and your sweetie, and a love poem. Also for May, pops of Violet and Purple with amethyst crystals. Avoid: all shades of green, Wood, blue, Water and Metal like white, gray, black. CURES: If you have the space, erect a Love Altar with 2 pink or red candles, a pair of birds, a favorite picture of you and your love, a pair of pink quartz crystal hearts, and any little treasures from favorite times together. You can do this altar to attract a love too. If you are an artist, you can do a cure to motivate creative pursuits with a Red Vase filled with pens, brushes, etc., also 4 Stalks of Lucky Bamboo in a RED vase.
Activate – The 9 Star of future wealth, and abundance is in the North for 2023 and is visited by the 1 Star for May. The 1 Star is in its home with plenty of Water flowing through our Career corner. Let’s ensure we mitigate this conflict of Fire – 9 Star – and all the Water of the Stars in the North with the element Wood and bring in lush plants and the color green. Best Colors/ Decor: Wood furnishings, all shades of Green, lush plants, along with Purple, Violet, Eggplant, and Lavender. Tie this in to your carpet, pillows, and artwork that is themed with beautiful florals, and landscapes. Avoid: Water and colors of Blue, Metal and colors of black, white, and gray, Earth tones like yellow, orange, rust, brown, cream, peach, and pink. CURES: The annual cure is a Vision Board of all you dream to manifest in 2023. Place 9 Silk Purple Flowers in a GREEN Vase. For a North facing house or bedroom, put a Red Arowana Carp Fish in a prominent place. People born on the Day and/or Year of the Rat are most impacted.
DEPRESS– The 7 Star is in the North East for 2023 is visited by the 8 Star of Earth. The 8 Star brings wealth and money, and the 7 Star threaten to take it via a lawsuit, bankruptcy, a fight, or some other upset. Therefore, this is NOT a place to have a desk, a safe, a check book, or anything financial. Protect your money in May. Best Colors/ Decor: Metal furnishings, all shades of Blue, and White. Bring this into your decor with rugs, pillows, and art that is tranquil like open sky with blue birds, clouds, blue flowers. Avoid: Earth tones like yellow, orange, rust, brown, cream, peach, and pink, actual Water, colors of Green, Wood, Red, Fuchsia, Violet, Tangerine, Rose, Red. CURES: A black dish with rice and a single Chinese Coin with a blood stone atop the coin to absorb negativity and protect finances. Another protection for wealth is displaying a Blue Elephant or Rhino Statue.
Neutralize – The 2 Star is in the East which is one of the most problematic rooms/areas for 2023. The 2 Star suggests illness, and grave misfortune especially to those people born in the year or on the day of a Rabbit, Rooster, or Rat. KEEP THIS ROOM DARK AND QUIET AND UNDISTURBED. The Grand Duke sits in the degrees 82.5-97.5 SE. No construction, loud noise deep digging, or loud noises in this room throughout the year. The 3 Star flies in for the month of May and adds quarrels, disputes, people flying into a rage, and overall discord. Best Colors: Wood and all shades of green, landscapes, floral designs, leaf patterns, and trees. Have a few healthy plants here too. 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 with colors of Blue. CURE: For a front door facing SE that you cannot use another entrance, hang a Ba-Gua mirror to deflect the negative chi and 2 Metal Fu Dogs flanking the entrance. For a bedroom that cannot be changed, hang a Healing Herbs Wu Lou and put a Salt Water Cure under the bed. For appeasing the Grand Duke display a Gold Tai Sui Plaque and a pair of Pi Yao Beasties facing into the afflicted direction. DO NOT FACE THE EAST in the way your head is pointed in bed, in the way you sit and even in the direction you drive from your home. Remove all Family photos.
Neutralize – The 3 Star is in the South East with the other Wood Star 4 in May. This is hi-lighting relationships and could bring up some arguments, disharmony or accord depending on how the winds blow. Best Colors: Stick with the innate color of this direction, Green in all shades along with landscapes, floral or leaf designs, prints, art. Healthy lush plants. Add pops of RED to drain the Wood and give it somewhere to focus its energy besides your relatiosnships. Avoid : Water with Blues, Earth tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, , Orange, Violet, and of course Metal with colors of white, gray, and black. Keep this room quiet and serene.
Activate– The 8 Star is in the South and this month we have the 9 Fire Star. One of the best areas of our homes and offices for May and this speaks to great wealth and good fortune. The 8 Star is nourished by the Fire of the South AND the Fire of the 9 Star. If you have a North South facing house, in which your home faces North or South then you will greatly benefit from the incredibly wealth flowing. You must have an open flow of chi running North to South. Best Colors: Earth tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, and also Fire as in Red, Violet, Hot Pink, and Orange. Avoid: Blue, Water, Green, Wood, and Metal with colors of Black, White, and Gray. CURE: Hang a red string of 8 Chinese Coins from the door if this is an entrance. Other options are 8 citrine or red crystal balls in a ceramic square tray/bowl or 8 silk RED Flowers, or a Wealth Cabbage called a Bai Chok or a Red Phoenix statue or image.
Depress – The 1 Star is in the South West is visited by the 2 Star. The 1 Star is a wealth Star and is in conflict as a Water Star in this Earth direction and the 2 Earth Star further complicates this scenario. To mitigate we want to add Metal which not only offers a pathway between Water and Earth but also drains the Earthy chi of the nasty Sickness 2 Star. Best Colors: Metal and colors of White, Gray and Black with a little Blue thrown in. Worst Colors: Earth like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peace, Fire and Fire colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet, Blue as in Water, and Wood as well as Green colors. CURE: The annual cure is a round Metal bowl and other Metal objects and furnishings. Place a single Gold Ingot on something Blue for wealth and if this is your office, place a Red Ru Yi Sword to strengthen your career.
Neutralize– The 6 Star is in the West is joined by the other Metal Star 7. Just like in the South East where the 2 Wood Stars are arguing it out, here we also have 2 Metal Stars dueling each other. This could bring on financial woes, bankruptcy, losses, and other issues with finances. Be really mindful if this is your office. Best Colors: Metal and the colors of White, Gray, and Black. For May, add some BLUE Avoid: For May, Earth tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Rust, crystals, pottery, Wood, colors of Green, Water, Fire and Fire colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet. CURE: A Gold Happy Hotei sitting on an Ingot, or 6 Gold Ingots in a Metal round dish, and to appease the Sui Po and Three Killings, point a Silver Elephant in the direction of 232.5-307.5 W. A special cure of the 3 Celestial Mirror ensures you get the optimal benefit from this area.
Depress–The 5 Star is in the North West is one of the most afflicted directions for 2023. AVOID this area at all cost and especially as a bedroom or main entrance. Move if at all possible to another bedroom or entrance. Anything and everything that can go wrong will if this is disturbed. KEEP THIS AREA/ROOM QUIET, DARK, AND UNDISTURBED BY LOUD RENOVATIONS OR NOISE. The 6 Star brings an element of wealth and success that feels inaccessible. Best Colors: Metal with Blue, White, Gray, and Black. AVOID: Earth and colors of Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, Rust, Water and shades of Blue and Green, no Wood, and NO FIRE of any kind not even candles, colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange, and Violet. If a Kitchen, cover the burners with cookie sheets when not in use. 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. Be really careful with everything you do here. Metal is the best Cure as in a round Metal bowl or something that chimes like a clock.
BEST DIRECTIONS FOR May are the Center, North, and South
Areas of Caution: North West, West, South West, South East, East, and North East
For Our World: The Snake rules the SOUTH and so the attention is on African countries of Libya, Chad, Sudan, also Egypt, Western Saudi Arabia, Greece and countries North of Greece.
Looking at the USA and the Flying Stars, expect more trouble in the NE ruled by the Dog sitting along the Western third of the country as far as banking, budgets, and all things financial.
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 will shift into Period 9 in 2024. 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 and balance with these energies not a victim to them.