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It has been one of the hardest summers in memory. I don’t know how these past 3 months have landed for you, but this has been a strip down to the bare bones kind of time for me and most of it I never saw coming. I somehow have come to a great stopping point and it is here in the second half of August and into September that I stop and retreat for a true rest and recovery period. One of the silver linings to taking this break is that it opens up more time for researching the upcoming Period 9 shift in 2024 and offering more content on the YouTube channel.
Do you know your 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.
How was August for you? So many changing lanes, moods, ideas, and projects. What problems or issues were you able to resolve? What hard edges did you come up against? What hidden treasures were unearthed as a sweet or distruptive surprise? I wrapped up my 18th and last Summer Yoga Camp and essentially retired after nearly 2 decades from teaching kids yoga. It has been a grief journey and also a time of reflection and recognition that I have left an incredible legacy behind. I’m proud of that work and I know that where I sit now, in this great unknown, is going to lead me to my next chapter of service and guidance.
I have been warning you about September all year as the most afflicted month of 2023. Here we are at the heart of the great conflict, the Sans Sha and the Sui Po are in the West opposite the Grand Duke in the East where the annual Rabbit reigns. September begins on the 7th of the month according to the Chinese Calendar. To face the East is to challenge the Queen of our year, Ms. Rabbit, and to disturb this energy inside the home/office or outside is greatly discouraged. Now the Rabbit and the Rooster come face to face, head to head in September. People born on the Day or in the Year of the Rabbit, Rooster or Monkey will be the most impacted by this. If your HOUR is afflicted it could impact your career, younger siblings, and/or your children. If your MONTH is afflicted this could affect your relationship with older siblings and your parents. The Day Pillar is the one that can feel like a direct hit to your welfare and your romantic partnerships. People born on the Day of the Rooster and, to some extent, the Monkey will be greatly impacted by this aggressive energy. I can see the Rooster already kicking up dust in the BaZi barnyard! There are going to be some people crowing loudly and making themselves heard in September. The Rabbit will try negotiating to restore peace and winding up lost in a dust cloud. Conflict is the mood. Take these next few weeks, also considering all the planets in retrograde, to review, to reflect, to humble yourself and take a step back. Watch your timing for everything and do life with greater mindfulness, care, and consideration of others. In contentious situations, detach and walk away. There are no wars to win now.
ACTIVATE – The 4 Star is in the Center for 2023 is now visited by the 1 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. Last month’s Sickness Star may have made it so you felt SICK of your partner, or that one of you was sick in some way. Red was pulled out to not aggravate this further. Now in September we have a new Star combination that offers a new challenge. The Water 1 Star is also at odds with the Earthy Center but offers nourishment to the 4 Star. Therefore, bring Red back in while honoring the 1 Star which should bring success to educational pursuits, creative projects, and to our romantic relationships. 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. To honor the 1 Star, place a single Gold Ingot or chunk of pyrite on something Blue and place this in a prominent place in the Center of your home.
ACTIVATE – The 9 Star of future wealth, and abundance is in the North for 2023 and now visited by the 6 Star. The Metal 6 Star is nourished by the Watery North and both need to be mitigated from the visiting Fiery 9. GREEN and lush plants are the ideal mitigator and especially in September. The 9 Star of future wealth coupled with the 6 Star is invigorating success in your career. This could be a time of activation and seeing plans and projects manifesting abundantly. 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. Be ready to see action, green lights, and a message that all systems are GO when it comes to launching something.
DEPRESS– The 7 Star is in the North East for 2023 is threatening our relationships, creativity, and educational aims with the visiting 4 Star. The conflict between Yang Wood and Yang 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. In September, add more Blue which mitigates the conflict of the Woody 4 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. SEPTEMBER offers a big caution to AVOID disturbing this area of your home and property. The 8 Star which is an Earth energy will not be useful as it is in conflict with the Woody East and there is no way to really utilize the positive benefits in such a contentious space. 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.
Neutralize – The 3 Star is in the South East is a negative chi and for September the 9 Star as a Fire Star offers the needed energy to drain the 3 Star and weaken it, immobilize its influence. The SE rules your money so this could mean that some obstacle that has been in your way is now depressed allowing for wealth and abundance to be possible in the coming months. 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.
NEUTRALIZE – The 8 Star is in the South and this is the home of the Horse, and paired with the 5 Star which is also an Earth Star and the most negative and destructive. This is a real hit to an otherwise prosperous and lucky area of our homes. The need for caution is real, the Fire of the South is feeding the 5 Star and creating the potential for financial disaster with the 8 Star sitting here in 2023. CAUTION. 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. CORRECTION for September, NO FIRE and keep colors and design very neutral. Temper this area of your Ba-Gua with calm serenity and NO DISTURBANCES. 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 very aware of your finances and reputation in September and adjust your Feng Shui as needed to protect yourself.
Neutralize – The 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 7 Star we now have a flow of the elements from Earth to Metal to Water. While the Earthy SW nourishes the negative, violent, damaging 7 Star, the 1 Star weakens it. Be very careful with all business dealings as betrayal, loss in income, lawsuits, and other issues are more likely now. If this is an office, main door or bedroom, exercise greater caution. Best Colors: Neutral Earth tones innate to the SW like Brown, Tan, Cream, for September add BLUE 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. The Metal with the use of Blue colors will help ease the negativity of the 7 Star.
Activate with CAUTION- The 6 Star is in the West bringing the potential for success and wealth has the mark of good fortune with the 3 Star visiting in September. 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 3 Star being Wood in a Metal direction greatly immobilizes an already weak 3 Star. BUT know that the 3 Star’s home is the EAST. This is literally an invasion of the East to the West! Best Colors: Metal and the colors of White, Gray, and Black. Add some BLUE for August. 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. A white flag moment might be to add something Blue to ease the tensions.
Depress–The 5 Star is in the North West is one of the most afflicted directions for 2023 is joined with the 2 Star which is the WORST combination and suggests major upsets, sickness, death, and misfortune. 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. AVOID this area of yoru home or office.
BEST DIRECTIONS FOR September are the Center, North, and South East
Areas of Caution: North West, South, East, South West and North East
For Our World: The Rooster rules the WEST, and the USA focus is on the Central states, Southern States, and the entire East Coast, also parts of Canada, Central America, and Chile.
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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