Check out the Nitya Living YouTube Channel for Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology videos. I have been posting Feng Shui stories from my clients, and the charts of celebrities to better understand our own charts. Here is one just aired on Shannon Doherty’s cancer diagnosis. Another about Alec and Hilaria Baldwin as we explore their relationship and the bizarre issue of her Spanish/American identity.

The month of June brought us into a dry warm period with a feeling of rushing ahead and out of time while also experiencing the counter movement of slowing down, sluggishness, quiet reclusiveness. Did you experience a feeling of tug of war in relationships, in daily life? Was there an irritation or frustration by how the flow of things was so unregulated and stop/ start, fast/slow?

July brings us to the beach and offers us a sandcastle to build, a pause in the noise to get really really quiet. Listen to the waves, to the wind in the trees, to the birds singing, to the voice within yourself guiding you and whispering wisdoms your soul longs for you to hear and understand. The Sheep Rabbit combo brings us to the Johnny Depp and Bruce Willis reading I did on YouTube a while back. There is a passive, feminine, Yin quality to this pairing in which peace, harmony, and balance are so vital. As lovers or friends, these two are a perfect match. So know that July is a time of cuddles, of sweetness, of serenading love songs. It’s super Earthy so for anyone with a chart that needs Earth, awesome, but for anyone who finds Earth to be heavy and unwanted, not so great. Our own 5 elments are sensitive to the shifting waves of energy from our Luck Cycles, to our annual energies, to the monthly and even down to the day or hour. Date selection for important dates can be an incredible tool to ensure you are in alignment with what is working for you and side stepping as best you can the energies when they are wokring against you.

Do you know your own Bazi Chinese Astrology? There are now options for your readings. You can order an hour long virtual reading with Lydia Nitya or you can order a written report that comes with a 30 min, virtual Q&A. There is also a couple reading that can be used for reading you and your love, or you and a child, or you and a parent.

ActivateThe 4 Star is in the Center for 2023 is now visited by the 3 Star. This is such a happy place for love, and/or creative projects. The pairing of the 3/4 in the Center really echoes Western Astrology with Venus going retrograde in July. Be cautious of disagreements, of disharmony, and funky interactions with your loved one. RED is the color that mitigates the Clash of Wood and Earth while draining the 3 Star specifically. 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. Avoid: Greens, Wood, blue, Water and Metal like white, gray, black, Earthy yellow, brown, and tan. 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. Be mindful of your relationship this month and if things get argumentative and irritated, remove the Love Altar immediately!

ActivateThe 9 Star of future wealth, and abundance is in the North for 2023 and now visited by the 8 Star for July. Let’s ensure we mitigate this conflict of Fire of Fire and Water with the element Wood and bring in lush plants and the color green and turquoise. This is your Career corner and what a place to have an office. The 8 Star is an Earth Star is also weakened by the Watery North but fed by the Fiery 9 Star. The combination here speaks of joyous gatherings, successful launches and new beginnings all aroiund work and relationships. Best Colors/ Decor: Wood furnishings, all shades of Green, turquoise, lush plants, but pair the Green 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.

DEPRESSThe 7 Star is in the North East for 2023 is in a duel with the other Metal Star and a battle is waged. The 7 Star threatens to our physical and financial security. Be mindful of what is happening here and do not use this for an office. The risk of a lawsuit, bankruptcy, a fight that turns violent or surgery/ injury with a sharp object are all more likely now. Therefore, this is NOT a place to have a desk, a safe, a check book, or anything financial. Protect your money. The 6 Star suggests success and goodfortune but it is lost. Best Colors/ Decor: Metal furnishings, all shades of Blue, and White. Bring this into your décor 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. No personal or family photos. 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.

DEPRESS The 2 Star is in the East 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 month of July brings a bit of solace with the 1 Water Star which harmoniously flows with the Woody Easterly direction and weakens even more the negativity of the 2 Star. A bit of a respite this month. Best Colors: Wood and all shades of green, landscapes, floral designs, leaf patterns, plants and trees. 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.

NeutralizeThe 3 Star is in the South East is truly a bitchy vibe and for July the 2 Star of sickness isn’t helping. This is hi-lighting relationships and could bring up some arguments, disharmony or irritation that cost you your health. Stress related illness, anxiety, fatigue, etc could be the toll relationships have on you espcially if this is your bedroom, office, or main living area. 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. 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. For July remove any RED or Fiery colors and Fire itself as in a fire pit or grill.

NeutralizeThe 8 Star is in the South and this is the home of the Horse, but for July the 7 Star as a Metal energy will threaten lawsuits, legal action, loss of revenue, heated battles. Best Colors: Earth tones like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Peach, and also Fire as in Red, Violet, Hot Pink, and Orange. Great place for an outdoor grill or fire pit. 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. Be really mindful of your money this month.

ActivateThe 1 Star is in the South West is a wealth Star and is in conflict as a Water Star in this Earth direction with another conflicted Star, the Fiery 9 Star, coming in July. To mitigate we want to add Metal which offers a pathway between Water and Earth but that just complicates the 9 Star’s influence. We are switching gears in the SW for July. Best Colors: Neutral Earth tones innate to the SW like Brown, Tan, Cream Worst Colors: Earth like Yellow, Fire and Fire colors of Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet, Blue as in Water, and Wood as well as Green colors. Also, for July, no METAL 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. For JULY remove the METAL.

DEPRESSThe 6 Star is in the West bringing the potential for success and wealth is crushed by the 5 Star in July. This is an afflicted area for 2023 as the West sits opposite to our Annual Rabbit in the East. Do not face East, but it is okay to face West. The 5 Star threatens every aspect of your life. Use this room with extreme caution in July. Best Colors: Metal and the colors of White, Gray, and Black. You can also add some BLUE. These colors will subdue the Earthy nature of the 5 Star while boosting the positivity of the 6 Star. Avoid: Earth 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.

DepressThe 5 Star is in the North West is one of the most afflicted directions for 2023 is joined with the 4 Star of romance, relationships, creative projects and education. AVOID this area at all cost and especially as a bedroom or main entrance. Move 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. 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. With the 4 Star here, the chance for battles in marriage or relationships escalates. AVOID this area of yoru home or office.

BEST DIRECTIONS FOR July are the North, South West, and Center

Areas of Caution: North West, South East, East, West and North East

For Our World: TheSHEEP rules the SOUTH WEST, and the USA focus is on the SW states like New Mexico, and Arizona, and the international focus is on the coast of Brazil and Greenland

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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 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