8th August – 7th September 2022
August is a month of doubles, where the Monthly Stars align with the Annual Stars. This leads to the lucky areas being even luckier and the unlucky sectors to become more dangerous – please be prepared!
As you know, the year is dominated by the No 5 Misfortune Star in the CENTRE, so the arrival of the Monthly No 5 in the CENTRE doubles the danger, but it also brings completion luck, as the stars form a lucky “Sum of Ten”. This indicates that projects and tasks can be completed successfully.
Residents of homes on the EAST-WEST axis need to be extremely cautious, as the negative 3, 5 and 7 stars double up in these areas. Everybody needs to make sure they have adequate protection in these areas.
The luckiest sectors are the NE, NORTH and NW – this is where you want to spend your time and activate the good fortunes of wealth, success, and luck from heaven.
The Flying Stars chart below shows nine squares, each containing two numbers. The big number on the left of each square represents the annual star (red = afflictive, black = auspicious) and the smaller number on the right represents the current monthly star. These smaller numbers change every month and therefore create new energy patterns in your home and office.
If you are not yet familiar with the compass orientations of your home, then please use a reliable compass to take the directions. I recommend to take the compass readings as follows:
- Take one compass reading from your main door, looking out.
- Take another reading from the center of your living room, looking towards your balcony or picture window
These two readings should enable you to determine the compass directions and locations of your home, so you can ascertain which stars fly into which area.
Please take particular note of the location of your main entrance and your master bedroom, as the stars in those sectors will affect you the most. Obviously, if you continue to work from home, the location of your home office/work station at home is also important.
The No 4 Star doubles up in the SE, bringing romance, academic success and increased creativity to those staying here.
If you wish to boost your academic success, you can activate this with a Dragon Carp with 3-Legged Toad or a Dragon Carp Amulet placed in the SE.
If you wish to nurture your creativity, you can display the Manjushri Wisdom Stupa here instead and/or carry the Talent Star Activator.
Those of you looking for a new love/romance can place their Peach Blossom Animal in the SE.
Married couples can display a Marriage Lock instead to rekindle their love and affection for each other.
The No 9 Star brings the luck of future prosperity, and even more so this month as it doubles. Spending time in this area will activate the positive energy to bring success and help build a solid foundation for future success. Those of you staying in the SOUTH and those born in the Year of the Horse will particularly benefit from this strong energy; you can expect to have more motivation and drive to work on your goals. Make the most of this by keeping active this month!
If it is new opportunities you are looking for, you can activate this with the 9 Rainbow Horses or the Rising Phoenix placed in your SOUTH.
If you wish to enhance your business luck, you can use the Sky Dragon instead and display this in your SOUTH or in the SOUTH of your office.
You definitely want to spend more time in your SOUTH sector and if you can, organize some social events here.
Seeing the Illness Star double up in the SW is bad news for the women and mothers of the household, as that means they will become more susceptible to illness this month.
You should already have a cure for the Illness Star in your SW, but it would be worth doubling this for the month of August. Add a Wu Lou with Joyous Cranes or a plain metal Wu Lou here to protect your family matriarch from developing a serious health condition.
Those staying in the SW are likely to feel exhausted and weak. Look out for ailments affecting the abdominal region. Accidents are also possible, which may cause serious injuries.
For protection, you can display the White Umbrella Goddess Plaque here. Those staying in the SW can also wear a Golden Wu Lou Pendant or carry an Anti-Illness Amulet Card to help ward off the illness energy.
Elderly persons or those who are already suffering from ill health should avoid this sector altogether and not sleep here this month.
This could be a stressful month for those born in the Year of the Rabbit (and their partners/family members!) as well as residents of EAST-facing homes, as the energy is filled with conflict and aggravation between family members. Minor disagreements can escalate into huge arguments for no particular reason and might even end up in court.
You definitely want to avoid noisy activities in the EAST this month and keep this sector as quiet as possible.
As a cure, you can use the Magical Cosmic Apple, Lillian Too’s Five Prosperity Bats Red Carpet, or hang a fiery red picture to control the hostile energy. If you find yourself embroiled in a court case, you can carry a Talisman to win a Court Case to help you achieve a good outcome for you.
Violent fights are also possible, seeing that we have TWO conflict stars here!
Married couples whose bedroom is located in the EAST should place the Marriage Lock or two Mandarin Ducks to keep their union strong, and the Harmony Lock to help calm their tempers.
As mentioned earlier, the No 5 Misfortune Star doubles in the CENTRE space, which means the danger of misfortune and financial loss is doubled too. Since this appears in the CENTRE, all family members are affected. The misfortune energies can also bring illness and (bad) accidents.
It is highly recommended to place a Heart Sutra Pagoda in the CENTRE of your home. In addition, all family members ought to carry a Heart Sutra Pagoda Amulet for protection.
If you are concerned about your health or are already suffering from health problems, add a Wu Lou with Joyous Cranes or a metal Wu Lou in your CENTRE to exhaust the illness energies and carry a Health Amulet when you are out and about.
Displaying the Supremacy of Heaven Energy Plate will transform the negative energies into positive chi.
While the dangers are very real, there is also completion luck, as the two stars form the auspicious “Sum of Ten”. Make good use of this by displaying the Fu Dog Treasure Chest and carrying the Sum of Ten Amulet.
The double No 7 Stars bring increased danger of burglary, theft, loss and injury. Those who stay in the WEST room of the house or live in WEST-facing houses must be particularly careful. The same goes for those of you who are born in the Year of the Rooster.
It is highly recommended that those persons mentioned above carry the 28 Hums Protection Lotus Amulet or an Armoured Rhino & Elephant Keychain for protection. In addition, you should already have a Blue Rhino on display here, which you can fortify with a figure of Kuan Kung with 9 Flags to suppress the energies of betrayal and deceit.
The excessive metal energy brings danger of physical injuries caused by sharp metal objects. Keep any sharp objects away from this area, keep your WEST well-lit and make sure your cures are in good condition.
The NE is the place to activate your wealth luck if you have not already done so. The No 8 Star gets doubled this month, promising increased money luck and more opportunities for wealth creation. The energy is also extremely beneficial for purchasing property.
EVERYBODY can use this fantastic opportunity and activate the wealth luck of this sector. You can place the Trio of Wealth Gods or the 100 Blessings Energetic Deer in your NE (but not in a bedroom) and spend more time in this area.
If your work desk is located in the NE, you can display the Activating Prosperity Tree to boost sales and grow your investments. Of course you also want to face your best direction at your work desk!
Carrying a wealth amulet is always a good idea.
The NORTH is home to two No 1 Stars this month, which is very powerful. Those staying in the NORTH will fare well in competitive situations and have many opportunities to gain recognition for their abilities.
You can activate the auspicious stars here by placing a Sky Horse with Flag of Success and carrying a Sky Horse Amulet.
Money-making opportunities are also in the stars this month. If you are in business, you can carry or display on your desk a Green Dragon Lunar Mansions Harmonizing Amulet to help you be at the right place at the right time and recognize and seize good opportunities.
There are also increased chances of meeting people who can help you move forward with your plans and ambitions this month. If this is something you would like to benefit from, display a Ru Yi in the NORTH of your home or office (but not in a bedroom).
Luck from heaven is always good and this month it doubles in the NW, bringing increased windfalls and financial gains. This particularly benefits people in leading positions, the patriarchs and those born in the Year of the Dog. The No 6 Star also brings promising business success.
Spending time in this area will activate it automatically. In addition, you can hang the Jade Emperor Windchime in your NW to invite helpful people into your life and attract new opportunities. There is also a Jade Emperor Amulet you can carry or place on your desk, especially if your (home) office is located in the NW.
If you are a career-oriented person, you can display a Dragon Horse in the NW to activate for promotion luck.
However, same as in the WEST, the extremely strong metal energy we see in the NW this month also brings danger of accidents caused by metal objects. To minimize this risk, it is best to carry a 28 Hums Protection Lotus Amulet, especially if you belong to the persons listed above.
Source: World of Feng Shui
29 July 2022