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What is the Flying Stars School of Feng Shui?

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What is the Flying Stars School of Feng Shui?

Feng shui schools approach the interpretation of energies from different angles, all pertinent and important to a good feng shui home. The flying stars school of feng shui focuses on the time aspect, or the change of specific feng shui energies.

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Question: What is the Flying Stars School of Feng Shui?
I would like to understand the flying stars feng shui school and apply it in my home. Is it the same as other traditional feng shui schools and does it use the same feng shui bagua?
Answer: Yes, the Flying Stars school of feng shui, also called Xuan Kong, is a classical, or traditional feng shui school. To say that the Flying Stars school is the same as other traditional feng shui schools is not accurate, because each school has its own focus, or expertise.

All feng shui schools use the bagua in their analysis, the difference being between the bagua of the Western/BTB School and the Traditional, or Classical bagua.

Here is some helpful info about the two different approaches to feng shui bagua: The main foundation of the Flying Stars school of feng shui is the same as other traditional feng shui schools, and is composed of the following: The main aspect of the Flying stars school of feng shui, the aspect that sets it apart form other feng shui schools is that it takes into consideration the time factor in order to create a chart of the present energies.

The chart can be done on an annual, monthly, daily and even hourly basis and it shows the movement of both positive, as well as negative energies within any given space. The dynamic of the movement of feng shui stars is based on the pattern of numbers in the Lo Shu Square, an ancient divination tool.

The nine feng shui stars are the nine numbers in the Lo Shu Square. Each number is connected to a specific set of energies, as expressed in a feng shui element, feng shui direction, colour, the meaning as pertaining to one's life, and even the potential influence on specific body parts. Because feng shui is a very complex and ancient body of knowledge, there are always many levels to any feng shui term or definition.

The Flying Stars school of feng shui divides the time in periods of 20 years, with 9 periods creating a complete cycle of 180 years. For example, we are now in period 8 with its predominant characteristics as defined by the earth feng shui element and the energies of the Northeast direction.

Some of the terms used in the Flying Stars school of feng shui are the following: Base Star, Sitting Star, Facing Star, Central Palace, 24 Mountains, and other. Each of the 9 feng shui stars has specific characteristics that define the energy created by its movement within the bagua areas, or palaces.

You do not need to understand the complex way of the Flying Stars school of feng shui in order to apply its wisdom. Unless, of course, you do want to understand and study this school, which can take years to master. For easy reference, we have detailed yearly feng shui updates based on the flying star chart to help you balance the feng shui of your home every year.

The yearly updates help you with practical application of specific feng shui cures to deal with present energies, both positive, as well as negative. The main challenge I often see in people trying to apply the Flying Stars school wisdom is the tendency towards rigidity and fear. The ancient knowledge as revealed by this school is very deep and complex, thus the danger of its rigid translation and misinterpretation.

If you are working on creating good feng shui in your home, start with the very basics and be sure your foundation is solid and strong. By foundation I mean a clutter-free home, a home that has plenty of natural light, clean air, and a sense of happiness and joy.

Once you have a good, strong relationship with the energy of your home, you can explore the annual stars movement and see if you can use any of the suggestions.

The truth is, there are so many feng shui variables at any given time and in any given space, that some of the old feng shui info might just not apply to you or your home.

These feng shui tips can help you further:
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