No, feng shui astrology is not the same as Chinese astrology based on 12 zodiac signs.
The name for feng shui astrology - 9 Star Ki - comes from the ancient belief that the universal energy (Chi) is channelled to earth through nine stars. The quality of energy varies within nine year cycles, and the number 9 is also applied to shorter time cycles - from hours to months.
Even though the term "feng shui astrology" is used most often when referring to 9 Star Ki, it is important to understand that feng shui astrology/9 Star Ki deals with the time dimension, not with the space. It helps you better understand the cycles you are going through in your life and how to make the best of it.
As such, you do not need to know your 9 Star Ki chart in order to feng shui your home, but it is sure helpful to know it in order to take better care of your energy.
The feng shui annual stars movement, however, is info that might be very helpful in applying feng shui in your space, as it deals with the change of energy within a specific home or office. Based on the calculations of the flying star school of feng shui various annual feng shui cures are recommended to keep the energy harmonious and balanced.
A 9 Star Ki / Feng Shui Astrology chart gives you insight into your character, personality energy, state of your health, relationships, and even your sexual energy. It also helps you find the best timing for a variety of projects - from personal to professional; as well as prevent any potential complications.
Here is what Nicholas Fernee of Fengshuiastro.com says about the benefits of knowing your feng shui astrology info:
"When an individual is in balance with their own Ki and the Ki of the time cycles they are in, they tend to naturally carry out the supportive activities that Nine Star Ki recommends. Takashi Yoshikawa, the world's foremost authority on what he called 9 Ki or The Ki, told internationally recognized macrobiotic counselor Denny Waxman, that according to Four Pillars Chinese Astrology he should not have had a good life. However, by studying and practicing The Ki he continuously gathered positive energy through good timing and movement, and was able to create a uniquely satisfying life."
You can do the feng shui astrology chart yourself by applying the info from a good resource. We suggest Jon Sandifer's book "Feng Shui Astrology: Using 9 Star Ki To Achieve Harmony & Happiness in Your Life". Alternatively, you can order it from a qualified feng shui practitioner.
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