August is the month of the Monkey and like May when we wrangled with the Snake, the Monkey and Pig do not get along. Monkeys are worn out by the Pig. Its a game to these two as Monkey swings from one thing to the next full of tricks and mirth, the Pig will try to indulge but soon find the relationship is one sided and move on. Even though the Yang Metal of the Monkey is a flow with the Yang Water of the Pig, Monkey is the one calling the shots here playing a superior role and Pig is not having it. Be careful then this month to avoid draining relationships where you are the one who is always reaching out and finding the other person is aloof and not reciprocating. Look out for distractions in the form of antics, games, and trickery. The month of August begins on the 8th and ends September 8th.

#5 Star in the Center where the annual 8 Star resides threatens success, money, and flow of abundant living. Life comes to a screeching halt this month. Time to quiet your house into a sanctuary. No renovations or banging or digging inside or outside. This energy in the Center permeates your entire home and property. Take heed. Great time to go on a nice long vacation or retreat.
CURE: Continue to hang 8 Chinese Coins and/or 8 Red Crystal Balls to motivate the money 8 Star – BUT now we want this area dark, still, and quiet. If your bed or office is in this sector of your home, use a Wu-Lou Health Gourd to protect your well being.

#9 Star sits in the South with the Annual 3. 
The 9 Star is at home in the South which is wonderful and furthermore the Fiery nature of the 9 Star further weakens this 3 Wood Star, like having a handful of kindling in front of a raging Fire, the kindling will burn to ash quickly. The 9 Star loves purple and red, parties and fun times with family and friends. CURE: FIRE like colors of Red, Violet, Purple, and Rose – silk or live fresh flowers, pillows, art, etc.

#4 Star is in the South East with the Annual 7 Star brings a funky vibe as the 7 is a negative Metal energy weakened by the Wood of the SE and now further so by the Wood of the 4 Star. The Metal can only cut so much Wood before its blade is dull. Remember the Sui Po is here (142.5-157.5 on the compass) and needs things to be super hush and quiet. So, the 4 Star brings fertility, romance, creativity, and good studies CURE: Place a Brass Pagoda here for the year to quell the 7 and assuage the Sui Po. Then for August add lush plants in this room.

#3 Star joins the Annual 6 Star in the East and even though the 6 Star is a positive Metal energy, the East is Wood which weakens its influence. The 3 Star is a Wood Star at home in the East so expect the typical success and financial flow from the 6 Star to meet with conflict and disharmony especially in regards to relationships like mergers or collaborations of any kind. CURE: Hang 6 Chinese coins from a window or door. NO FIRE or Fiery colors but instead focus on splashes of BLUE as in a throw blanket, rug, pillows, artwork, etc. this will support the positive chi and weaken the 4 Star’s Woody self.

#8 Star is in the North East with the Annual 2 Star. Both are Earthy energies but one is very positive for money luck and success while the other fosters disease and malaise. CURE: If this is a bedroom, a Wu Lou health gourd and under the bed a Salt Water Cure (email me for recipe). If this is a front entrance hang a Ba-Gua Mirror and put a pair of Gold Fu Dogs to flank the walkway. NO FIRE, no barbecues or grills, or colors of Red, Orange, Violet, Rose, Rust, Yellow, Peach, Brown, Tan, and Earthy materials like pottery, china, crystal. Add something METAL like a round Metal bowl or a Gold Buddha. The 8 Star will manifest if the way is open.

#1 Star is in the North where the Annual 4 Star sits is the Watery home for this Water Star. The 4 Star ignites passion, creativity, good studies, and travel while the 1 Star brings success and financial gain. Utilize this room as much as you can this month – brightly lit and active! CURE: Vibrant lush plants, 4 Stalks of Lucky Bamboo in a Blue Vase. Focus on colors of Green AND Blue. NO FIRE! Keep this area quiet and undisturbed.

#6 Star is in the North West with the Annual 9 Star and this is also where the Grand Duke of Jupiter or the Tsai Sui resides. So the 6 Star is a Metal Star at home in the Metal of the NW so the one suffering here is the 9 Star which is weakened greatly this month. These are both potentially positive Stars but together it is battle of Fire and Metal. Mitigate this conflict. Make no loud commotion, digging, renovations, etc. CURE: 9 Yellow silk flowers in an Earthen vase. Add splashes of Yellow in art, blankets, door wreath, and pillows. Also crystals, pottery and glass items.

#7 Star joins the West with the Annual 1 Star. The Metal 7 Star is at home in the Metal oriented W. Can the wealth and good fortune last when a storm of fighting, lawsuits, and back stabbing lurks in the shadows? Be very mindful of deception, gossip, and anythign that seems too good to be true. CURE: A single Gold Ingot on a piece of Blue fabric will ignite money luck. Add Metal with BLUE for August.

#2 Star is in the South West with the Annual 5 Star. DO NOT DISTURB WITH BANGING, DIGGING, OR ANY RENOVATIONS. Calamity, accidents, sickness, and all matter of misfortune could befall those who rattle the cage of the beast residing in the South West. Keep this area dark, and undisturbed. WORST ROOM OF THE MONTH. If this is an entrance, try at all cost to use another door. If this is your bedroom sleep on the couch or another room for these 4 weeks.
CURE: Wu Lou health gourd by the desk or bed, a Ba-Gu Mirror on the front door and Fu Dogs too to guard the entrance. 6 Metal Rod Wind Chime is also helpful. METAL and the color white, black, and gray. NO FIRE or colors of Red, Orange, Violet, Rose, Rust, Yellow, Peach, Brown, Tan, and Earthy materials like pottery, china, crystal.