History of The flying stars
The flying stars school is predominantly a part of the classical principles of feng shui. In Chinese, it is also known as Xuan Kong Fei Xing or Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui.
Shen Zhu Ren, a grandmaster during the reign of the Qing Dynasty, popularized the principles of the flying stars with his book called “Shen Shi Xuan Kong Xue or more popularly known as Master Shen’s Study of Xuan Kong.”
The origins of the flying stars are based on the traits and placements of the nine stars of the constellation ‘Great Bear’ (also called the Sickle as per western astronomy).
Practically speaking, the flying stars’ principles have more to do with the effects of planets, stars, and other elements on an individual’s mind and body. For example, it’s a known fact that the gravitational pull and push between the sun and moon affect the waves on the ocean and the human’s psyche and body.
What is it?
Philosophically the flying stars school integrates the fundamentals of ‘Yin Yan,’ the interactions of the five elements (Air, Water, Wood, Metal, and Fire), Lo Shu numbers, the Eight Chinese trigrams, and the 24 mountains.
All these concepts are taken into consideration using time, space, and objects to create an astrological chart. This chart analyzes the positive and negative auras of – space, wealth, mental and physical states, relations, health, etc.
Fundamentals of Flying Stars feng shui
The core foundations of the flying star schools are similar to the other feng shui schools. Feng Shui experts combine the below-listed principles and examine how these interact in combinations.
Flying star charts are created to determine the areas of home or business based on specific times. If there are any issues with the layout of the structure, feng shui cures and remedies are recommended accordingly.
They consist of the following
Principles of Yin & Yan: As per feng shui, all things exist as interdependent opposites. One cannot exist with another. For example, dark-light, young-old, male-female, etc.
These two opposites exist in nature as Yin and Yan tend to attract and complete each other, with each element having its own core and the individual sizes that are similar to each other.
The Lo Shu Square in Feng Shui
In flying star feng shui, the energy fluctuations in nature are charted and measured using a Lo Shu Square. Each number in this square represents the Chinese 8 Trigrams directly correlating to an Element, Color, Hour, Season, Month, Year, Health, etc. As per the principles and philosophers of feng shui, these numbers tend to move depending on the Flying Stars Calendar.
Flying Stars Time Period
In Feng Shui, the flying stars school divides time into 20-year cycles. This period of a 20 years cycle is also known as “Yun.” It describes the cyclical pattern of “Qi” or “Natures Energy.”
There is also a principle of the “Grand Cycle” that covers a span of 180 years. If you want to know more about “periods,” click here. Another flying star chart is based on yearly periods. It is easier to read and can be kept in your home or office to take advantage of the auspicious chart.
Flying Stars Space
Most feng shui experts recommend that an accurate measurement must be taken before applying any feng shui remedies, cures, layouts, etc. The ‘Luopan’羅盤 is a Chinese magnetic compass that accurately determines the direction of space, structure, or item for feng shui.
24 Mountains of feng shui
The most important ring in the “Luopan”羅盤 compass is the 24 mountain ring. These are further divided into three sub-sectors. In feng shui, this is the most precise method of using a compass.
Seating arrangements, facing directions, feng shui color, objects, cures, etc. can be accurately determined and implemented by using the 24 sub directions of the 24 mountain ring.
Timely and Untimely Flying Stars
Each flying star represents ‘Yin” and “Yan.” As per feng shui, this translates to positive stars that are considered timely and negative stars that are observed as untimely.
The Chinese stars’ calendar and charts show the position of untimely and timely flying stars. These factors determine the activation of specific stars and provide input to experts to apply proper feng shui cures and stimulate auspicious energies in the space.
Flying Stars for House and Business Structures
Taking Directions: As per the flying chart principles, the building’s facing is determined by using the concepts of ‘Yin’ and “Yan.’ For the building’s entrance, the most preferred side is one that receives most ‘Yang’ in nature.
Taking Locations: The building’s layout is determined by two factors of feng shui – The Nine grid palace and Bagua Map.
Flying Star Chart
As per the flying star school, there are three numbers in each of the Nine grid palaces of Luo Shu. These primary numbers are known as the “Base Star,” “Facing Star,” and “Sitting Star.” There are different principles applied by feng shui experts to determine the period of the buildings.
Objects of Flying stars
Mountains, other buildings, water, etc. are essential in evaluating the Feng shui of the building.
Building site layout: In feng shui, it is important to consider the site of the construction. For example, to consider the position of the front and backdoor, structures on the cliff-side, river outlet, next to the bridge, etc.