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October was the Yang Water Dog which felt like a response to the outcry of the world. The Dog barked for JUSTICE. The Dog is the answer that says let’s find a solution, let’s change laws, policy for the disadvantaged, those disenfranchised , those excluded or discriminated against. Where did you or anyone of us find agreement? There are so many other crisis that need to be addressed and for peaceful solutions to be forged. In October we collectively searched for solutions, for justice, for sitting down at tables and striking a deal. Were you part of this? What role did you play in co-creating a more harmonious world? What peace offerings did you make?

November 7, 2023 ushers in the month of November ruled by the Yin Water Pig. This is a very Watery month with Wood, very much like our Yin Water Rabbit Year. It feels like a lot of potential for precipitation in places around the world to experience more rain and snow. Truly the Rabbit and the Pig are a happy pairing as they both want to have a good time enjoying the tranquility of a quiet moment, or sharing a drink with a friend. This feels comfortable and cozy like a pair of slippers and a warm mug of tea on a cold night. This month I think is an invitation to relax, to chill the frick out, to hang with your peeps at home, to read a good book or listen to an inspiring podcast. No drama, no gossip, no being vindictive, nope this is a call for harmony, for kindness, for the sweetness of friendship. Let’s just sum this vibe up as Friendsgiving!

ACTIVATEThe 4 Star is in the Center for 2023 is now visited by the 8 Star. The Center as Earth is challenged by the Woody 4 Star and has needed the mitigation of RED to harmonize and best benefit from this radiant chi. Red and Violet, fun bright colors and patterns will nurture this vibrant chi. The Earthy 8 Star is at home in the Earthy Center and benefits from the infusion of Fire. So we continue to experience opportunity for scholarly and academic success, for creative projects, and for romance and love. 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.

ACTIVATEThe 9 Star of future wealth, and abundance is in the North for 2023 and now visited by the 4 Star. So grateful to see this embattled area of our homes released from the negativity of the 5 Star from October. Now, in Novemebr we have a flow of chi from the Watery North we welcome the Woodsy 4 Star to mitigate with the visiting annual Fiery 9 Star for a line up that speaks to great success. This is the time for launching a project, engaging in creative pursuits, and literally seeing long sought after dreams in your career coming true. 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. Time to take this down and give it a look over. Circle what has manifested, cross out what didn’t fly, and add whatever you feel is a needed addition. 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 threatening our relationships, creativity, and educational aims with the visiting 2 Star which adds a nasty twist to the chi in this room. This is stress related illness, surgery, injury with sharp objects, a long term sickness that costs you your job or savings. Be really mindful of safety and security in November. This is a dangerous front entrance, bedroom, or office. Move out of this room and avoid as an entrance if you want to avoid trouble. The Earthy 2 is at home in NE. Best Colors/ Decor: Metal furnishings, all shades of Blue, and White. Bring this into your d├ęcor with rugs, pillows, and art that is tranquil like open sky, 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. Be very cautious if this is a central room in your house.

Neutralize The 2 Star is in the East is one of the most problematic rooms/areas for 2023 is visited by the 6 Star. 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 E. No construction, loud noise deep digging, or loud noises in this room throughout the year. The Metal 6 Star is lost in this sector of the Ba-Gua. Combined with the Earthy 2 it has a weakening effect for the damage the 2 can do. I would neutralize this area and focus on the mitigating color of BLUE for November. Best Colors: Wood and all shades of green, landscapes, floral designs, leaf patterns, plants and trees. For November throw in 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: 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.

DEPRESS – The 3 Star is in the South East is a negative chi and in November the 7 Star arrives to wreak havoc. This feels like arguments that turn violent, or interactions with people that end with devastating results. Red would now instigate this chi and enflame the situation further. Instead neutralize this with Blue and Green. 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 : RED or Fiery colors and Fire itself as in a fire pit or grill, stove, and fireplace. 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. CURE: Red Happy Hotei in a prominent place.

ActivateThe 8 Star is in the South and this is the home of the Horse, and in November we havethe 3 Star bringing in disharmony. The conditions suggest that the Earthy 8 along with the Fiery South weaken the 3 Star so it is not impactful. There should be ample energy for enjoying wealth in this sector. 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. For November bring in Red plantings like mums.

DEPRESSThe 1 Star is in the South West is a wealth Star and is in conflict as a Water Star in this Earth direction with the visiting 5 Star at home in this direction. Whenever and wherever the 5 Star shows up, we need to turn the room dark and quiet, then vacate for the month or the year. It is the worst of the worst and you need to protect your finances and your welfare by keeping this area calm and quiet in November. Best Colors: Light blue, gray blue, white, black, gray. Metal accessories. Worst Colors: Earth like Yellow, Brown, Tan, Cream, Fire, Red, Hot Pink, Orange and Violet, Blue, Water, Wood, and 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.

ACTIVATEThe 6 Star is in the West bringing the potential for success and wealth is blessed by the 1 Star in November. The West finally meets with success. Enjoy the abundant wealth and success potential this month. A great area for an office or main room of the house. 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. Best Colors: Metal and the colors of White, Gray, and Black. Keep the design very Zen. A pop of Blue in Nov. 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. November brings the threat of fire, explosions, accidents with the Fiery 9 Star, Be very mindful to not burn a fire in the fireplace, or have any fire in this sector. If a kitchen, cover the burners with cookie sheets when not in use. AVOID this area as a bedroom or main entrance. Anything and everything that can go wrong will if this is disturbed. KEEP THIS AREA 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. 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. AVOID this area of your home or office.

BEST DIRECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER: Center, South, West and North

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

For Our World: The Pig rules Alaska.

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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 with life.