Each time period in feng shui lasts for 20 years and, as there are 9 periods, a complete cycle takes 180 years. Period 8 started on Feb.4, 2004.
The feng shui bagua trigram that represents period 8 is the Ken Trigram. Ken Trigram is representative of the feng shui element of earth (mountain symbol), youthful energy (young man symbol) and the direction of Northeast.
Let's have a look at how these three factors of the period 8 - the earth feng shui element, the youthful energy (young man symbol) and the Northeast direction define the feng shui interpretations for the period 8.
Earth element defines the most auspicious feng shui colors and materials for the feng shui of period 8. Light yellow color (earthy feng shui color) is considered very auspicious in period 8, thus yellow feng shui crystals are wonderful energy enhancers as they double the desired lucky energy for period 8 with their color (yellow) as well as material (earth).
Choose yellow citrine (be sure it is not radiated, as most commercially sold citrines are actually radiated amethyst); yellow amber, or yellow jasper. You can bring their feng shui energy into your home with the actual crystals or with specific decor items made from crystals, such as small bowls or carvings. You can also benefit from their feng shui energy when wearing jewelry with these beneficial crystals.
The auspicious feng shui energy for the period 8 can also be drawn with the feng shui earth element materials, such as decor items made from clay, ceramics, stones, etc.
On a bigger scale, the earth feng shui element of the period 8 is considered to determine the good luck of any industry connected to land/earth resources; as well a bigger shift towards caring for our earth.
- Youthful energy (young man symbol) in the period 8 feng shui is commonly interpreted as success for companies focused on teenagers and young adults, as well as success of various form of entrepreneurship, which is a manifestation of youthful energy. A stronger focus on health and happy relationships is considered another effect of the feng shui of period 8, as youthful energy is maintained in your life when you have good health and are enjoying healthy, happy relationships.
- Northeast direction being auspicious in feng shui period 8 is usually interpreted as the house absorbing more luck if the main door of the house faces Northeast, as well as the energy benefit that comes from facing Northeast while working, for example. If Northeast happens to be one of your best feng shui directions, then the benefits are double.
Globally, it is considered that in the period 8 the Northeast countries, such as Japan or China, as well as cities, such as, for example, New York, will see more success and improvements.