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September is when I noticed the world was in greater chaos like a great fever pitch of “WE CAN”T TAKE IT ANYMORE”. Scope out news from global media outlets and you will see uprisings, protests, strikes, revolutions, wars, lawsuits, government looming shutdowns, and all the weather disasters worldwide. It’s defintiely felt like Mama Earth is crying out and so are we! That is the Rooster standing on the soap box preaching truth, calling for justice, and saying very loudly “LISTEN TO ME!” While my life got very quiet, I noticed the world got even louder. Sometimes the best response to a prickly, agitated forecast is to retreat. I discovered this has a name, Wintering. Wintering is a retreat into self-care, nourishing food, solitude, time for processing, and rest, lots of rest. I am glad I waged peace in my life, and left the chaos for September.

Now October offers a very different vibe as this Yang Water Dog is truly the response to the outcry. The Dog says, time 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. So, in the month of October I bet the national auto strike and the writers strike in Hollywood will find agreement. There are so many other crisis that need to be addressed and for peaceful solutions to be forged. Perhaps we will witness more of that in the coming weeks. It’s pretty Watery this time with the Yin Water Rabbit and this Yang Water Dog. Parts of the world and the USA could well find this to be a very wet season. One of the best parts of exiting September is leaving behind the great Conflict between the East and the West, the Rabbit and the Rooster. Starting October 8th we will start to feel an easing from all this agitated, prickly, argumentative energy. Life in October should feel like a time for solutions, for justice, for sitting down at tables and striking a deal that solves problems and paves a way forward. Are you part of this? What role can you play in co-creating a more harmonious world? What peace offerings can you make?

ACTIVATEThe 4 Star is in the Center for 2023 is now visited by the 9 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 Fiery 9 Star is the mitigator for the Woodsy 4 Star and offers tremendous opportunity for scholarly and academic success, for creative projects, and for romance and love to explode like a garden in spring. 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.

NeutralizeThe 9 Star of future wealth, and abundance is in the North for 2023 and now visited by the 5 Star. Yikes, the 5 Star is just a disaster waiting to happen. It calls for quiet, and it calls for a space to be left alone and not messed with. The 9 Star needs Green to mitigate the Clash of Fire and Water. Water abd Wood weaken the 5 Star while the 9 Star innately feeds it. So this is a funky area of the Ba-Gua for October. Take heed, be cautious, and keep the peace here. 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. NOT the time for launching or promoting a new project with the 5 Star suggesting disaster, set backs, loss of funding, etc. Just wait…November will be your green light.

DEPRESSThe 7 Star is in the North East for 2023 is threatening our relationships, creativity, and educational aims with the visiting 3 Star which is a grumpy, agitated force that makes this even more conflicted for October. The conflict between Wood and Metal is likely to bring in serious contention, back stabbing, infidelity, betrayal, and sabotage. If this is a classroom, I would venture to guess many students will struggle to acheive success. If this is an office, I would watch your back. If this is a main bedroom, look out for infidelity and betrayal. 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. Continue to add more Blue which mitigates the conflict of the Woody 3 Star with the Metal 7 and Earthy NE. 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. 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. October does no favors to this problematic part of the Ba-Gua. Now the 7 Star with the 2 Star suggests illness that requires surgery, stress that leads to violent outbursts, and other calamities. It’s a big caution to AVOID disturbing this area of your home and property. Best Colors: Wood and all shades of green, landscapes, floral designs, leaf patterns, plants and trees. For October throw in somethign 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 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/ ActivateThe 3 Star is in the South East is a negative chi and in October the 8 Star arrives bringing the potential for wealth. The Earthy 8 is in Conflict with Wood so the mitigator of Fire is great because it also weakens the irritable 3 Star. This may be a pretty good room for October. 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. RED or Fiery colors and Fire itself as in a fire pit or grill, stove, and fireplace. 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. CURE: Red Happy Hotei in a prominent place, and for October try 8 Red Silk Flowers in a Red vase and put the intention that those flowers are activating the 8 Star to bring in wealth.

ActivateThe 8 Star is in the South and this is the home of the Horse, and paired with the 4 Star brings in a great month for prosperity and a very lucky area of our homes. The 4 Star brings creative projects a stamp of success and notoreity. A great opportunity for an art opening, for the release of a book with lots of good press, to launch a project and getting rave reviews. If you need to shine your light for all the world to see, make it happen in the South. 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 October bring in Red plantings like mums for fall. Use this area of yoru home and office wherever and whenever you need to be seen, heard, accoladed, and successful.

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 the Metal 6 Star we now have a flow of the elements from Earth to Metal to Water. While the Earthy SW nourishes the successful, abundant 6 Star, the 1 Star motivates it. This is a great time for all business dealings, for boosting your career, and for overall success. Best Colors: Neutral Earth tones innate to the SW like Brown, Tan, Cream, and a little splash of light blue, gray blue, and earthy blue tones. 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. 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.

Depress with CAUTION- The 6 Star is in the West bringing the potential for success and wealth has the Sickness 2 Star arriving for October. The West again, this month is a problematic location. 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. 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. Be really careful of any negative issues going on in this area of your home and office. If this is a bedroom, use a Wu Lou Health Gourd to protect your health.

DepressThe 5 Star is in the North West is one of the most afflicted directions for 2023 is joined with the 1 Star in October which eases some of this toxic chi. The Watery 1 Star is nourished by the Metal of the NW and both elements weaken the Earthy 5 Star. This month won’t be near so bad as September. AVOID this area 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. AVOID this area of your home or office.

BEST DIRECTIONS FOR October are the Center, South, South West and South East

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

For Our World: The Dog rules the USA focus is on the Western states down into Western parts of Mexico, and up into the Western regions of Canada.

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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.