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1 Time (Feng Shui Style)
There is always a Right or Wrong Time to do something… There is always 1 time when everything seems to just slot into place, everything worked out just the way you wanted it to; Feng Shui can help you figure out that moment!… There are certain factors which dictate whether a Time/Space is auspicious or inauspicious for a person, Xuan Kong Feng Shui Time is about finding the right Time to do something! ANYTHING

8 Trigrams and their palace numbers (Luo Shu Square)
1 Kan
2 Kun
3 Zhen
4 Xun
6 Qian
7 Dui
8 Gen
9 Li
# Note number 5 has no Trigram associated with it.

9 Period Numbers(names) and current dates:
1-white 1864-1883
2-black 1884-1903
3-jade green 1904-1923
4-dark green 1924-1943
5-yellow 1944-1963
6-white 1964-1983
7-red 1984-2003
8-white 2004-2023
9-purple 2024-2043
1-white 2044-2063

9 PALACES
The location of the 9 Flying Stars is plotted for any building on the 9-sector Lo Shu diagram. The usual, or base, Lo Shu has the number 5 in the middle. The Star occupying this central(sector) position changes every 20 years, and the other Stars move around to accommodate this. Each of the 9 sector of the Lo Shu is called a Palace.

10 Heavenly Stems
Chinese develop their concept of time? As the story goes, the legendary Huang Di, known as the Yellow Emperor (2697–2597 B.C.E.), ordered a wise man named Da Nao to invent a system of recording time. To achieve this, Da Nao set about observing the intricacies of the five phases of Chi, how they transformed over the course of the year. From this observation, Da Nao developed what he called the Ten Heavenly Stems. Why are the stems “heavenly”? the Chinese use the word “heaven” to mean “time.” Hence, the heavenly stems record how qi changes with time.

20 Year Locks
Twenty Year Locks happens when either the Mountain/Facing Star matches the current period or Water/Sitting Star matches the current period i.e Current period 8 with 8-? or ?-8 would be a Lock.
Locked for Money would be ?-8 i.e 3-8, 4-8, 7-8, etc
Locked for People would be 8-? i.e 8-3, 8-4, 8-7, etc

24 Mountains
The 24 mountains of Feng Shui are the four primary and the four secondary directions of the compass each sub-divided into three. Each sector (or segments) is 15 degrees on the compass and is the basis of Flying Star Feng Shui.

24 Mountains and Compass(Luo Pan) Directions in degrees
Ren (壬) – 337.6 to 352.5
Zi (子) – 352.6 to 7.5
Gui (癸) – 7.6 to 22.5
Chou (丑) – 22.6 to 37.5
Gen (艮) – 37.6 to 52.5
Yin (寅) – 52.6 to 67.5
Jia (甲) – 67.6 to 82.5
Mao (卯) – 82.6 to 97.5
Yi (乙) – 97.6 to 112.5
Chen (辰) – 112.6 to 127.5
Xun (巽) – 127.6 to 142.5
Si (巳) – 142.6 to 157.5
Bing (丙) – 157.6 to 172.5
Wu (午) – 172.6 to 187.5
Ding (丁) – 187.6 to 202.5
Wei (未) – 202.6 to 217.5
Kun (坤) – 217. to 232.5
Shen (申) – 232.6 to 247.5
Geng (庚) – 247.6 to 262.5
You (酉) – 262.6 to 277.5
Xin (辛) – 277.6 to 292.5
Xu (戌) – 292.6 to 307.5
Qian (乾) – 307.6 to 322.5
Hai (亥) – 322.6 to 337.5

64 Hexagrams
Also known as six-line diagrams, can be derived by combining the trigrams in all possible pairs. They each have a name reflecting the overall yin-yang structure; each is thought to represent an “archetype” of a social or natural situation in which the questioner can be involved. In the method of divination explained by Chu Hsi in the I-hsüeh ch’i-meng, the subject derives a second hexagram from the first, thereby yielding 4,096 (642) possible situations.

81 Combinations (center stars)
There 81 possible combinations of each paired numbers contained in a Flying Star Chart for the 2 main Stars in the Central palace these are called the Center Stars, Mountain/Sitting/People and Water/Facing/Money stars.
Full list of all the 81 combinations:
1-1 , 1-2 , 1-3 , 1-4 , 1-5 , 1-6 , 1-7 , 1-8 , 1-9
2-1 , 2-2 , 2-3 , 2-4 , 2-5 , 2-6 , 2-7 , 2-8 , 2-9
3-1 , 3-2 , 3-3 , 3-4 , 3-5 , 3-6 , 3-7 , 3-8 , 3-9
4-1 , 4-2 , 4-3 , 4-4 , 4-5 , 4-6 , 4-7 , 4-8 , 4-9
5-1 , 5-2 , 5-3 , 5-4 , 5-5 , 5-6 , 5-7 , 5-8 , 5-9
6-1 , 6-2 , 6-3 , 6-4 , 6-5 , 6-6 , 6-7 , 6-8 , 6-9
7-1 , 7-2 , 7-3 , 7-4 , 7-5 , 7-6 , 7-7 , 7-8 , 7-9
8-1 , 8-2 , 8-3 , 8-4 , 8-5 , 8-6 , 8-7 , 8-8 , 8-9
9-1 , 9-2 , 9-3 , 9-4 , 9-5 , 9-6 , 9-7 , 9-8 , 9-9

Annual Stars
Movement of annual energies according to Xuan Kong Feng Shui school.

Bagua
Bagua literally means eight symbols or eight areas. With Feng Shui, the positive chi energy in ones life, environment and living area can be balanced using the Bagua as a guide. Off-balanced areas of your living/working area can be readjusted with corresponding items and symbols or corresponding colours, leading to a harmonious and balanced chi energy flow. The chi energy is believed to improve life, while one is living in harmony with nature.The Bagua template or map is used to stabilize, protect, adjust or restore balance in ones life by analysing or structuring any given space. The Bagua can sometimes be called pakua.

Bazi School of Feng Shui
Bazi school of feng shui is a form of feng shui astrology. Bazi means “Eight Characters” in Chinese. These are also called “Four Pillars of Destiny” it gives information about people, not a buildings.

Bigram
Figure made up from 2 lines

Black Hat Feng Shui
Black Hat Feng Shui, was developed in the US over twenty years ago by Grand Master Lin Yun, Black Hat is a hybrid of buddhism, taoism and Feng Shui. Utilising the bagua, yin yang theory, the five elements and intention it focuses on how we can balance and strengthen the natural flow of chi in and around our home to bring about positive change. This is the most popular school of Feng Shui in the US.

Chi
CHI is the term for the universal energy, or the energy that permeates everything around us. This feng shui term applies to the energy inside your body, as well as to the energy inside and outside of buildings. Chi is energy that flows in every living and in nature. The science of Chi control using feng shui. In Chinese tradition, good flowing Chi makes you healthly, some path flows of Chi may be obstructed which can be cured using Feng Shui.

Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year usually called the Lunar New Year, is a big celebration in Chinese culture. The celebration lasts for 15 days. Chinese New Year is celebrated on the second New Moon of the year – it comes on a different day each year and is considered to be the beginning of Spring. Each year has a specific Chinese zodiac animal and has a feng shui element associated with it.

Chinese Solar Year 
falls on either the 3rd, 4th or 5th of February. Known as “the Beginning of Spring”, it is the start of a new Chinese solar year when everything is revitalised and looking forward to a fresh beginning. It is sometimes called “Li Chun”

Classical Compass School
Classical compass school involves numerical calculations based on the direction in which a building faces and sits, which is determined using a Luo Pan Compass. Analysis and remedies are based on Flying Stars and is based on the eight compass sectors, Trigrams and Luo Shu (magic square). It is one of the main Feng Shui schools of thought developed during the Song dynasty.

Clutter
In Feng Shui: Clutter is low, stagnant, blocked energy that drains good energy and lowers the quality of your life.

Chinese Zodiac
A popular system of astrology involving the relationships between 12 types of qi or signs expressed as animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep,monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

Confucianism
Based on the sixth century B.C.E. teachings of Confucius, it is a complex system of ethics designed to cultivate social and moral principles. The philosophy was
taught in Chinese schools from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Conscious Mind
The waking state that gives us logic, reason, and willpower. The conscious mind represents 12 percent of our total mind power.

Compass School Feng Shui
Compass School Feng Shui, utilizes calculations based on the points of the compass, the I Ching and our date of birth to identify positive and negative areas in our home or immediate environment. Based on these scientific calculations we can define the best times and the best places to attract positive Chi energy in to our home.

Contemporary Feng Shui
Contemporary Feng Shui, is one of a number of schools that have developed in the last thirty years which are growing in popularity in the west. These schools have adapted the traditional principles of Feng Shui for western society and focus on how we can balance our home in line with ying yang theory and the five elements. These include Intuitive Feng Shui, Western Feng Shui and Applied Feng Shui. Contemporary western interpretation of Feng Shui. Popular particularly in America, Introduced in the 1970-80s. This is based on the psychology of how to achieve goals through a targeted focus on the different aspects of life as well as classical form school principles.

Construction Period
Every house/building has been constructed within a certain era or Construction Period. The Periods are twenty years in length. Each Period begins on February 4th( +- one day), February 4th is the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. (not to be confused with the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which changes from year to year.) These twenty-year Periods repeat every 180 years because we have nine Periods lasting for twenty years each.

Controlling/Weakening Cycle
When we wish to weaken/control an elements qualities, we use the weakening/controlling sequence. Fire weaken/control –> Wood Wood weaken/control –> Water Water weaken/control –> Metal Metal weaken/control –> Earth Earth weaken/control –> Fire

Cycle of Sixty
represents all possible combinations (60) of the Ten Heavenly Stems and Twelve Earthly Branches. The year 2697 B.C.E. marked the first of the 60-year, or 60-stem-branch cycle.

Daoism
Concerned with the intuitive knowledge acquired by communing with nature and being at one with it (the Dao), the founding fathers of Daoism were a group of likeminded people who lived and taught from the fourth to the second century B.C.E.

Double Ruling Star at Facing
A dwelling that is considered Shuang Ling Xing Dou Xiang if both the ruling mountain and ruling water stars are located in the facing cell. In this case, it is easy for the occupants to make and retain money, but it is difficult for them to form stable relationships and maintain good health.

Double Ruling Star at Sitting
A dwelling that is considered Shuang Ling Xing Dou Zuo if both the ruling mountain and the ruling water stars are located in the sitting cell. In this case, it is easy for the occupants to form stable relationships and maintain good health, but it is difficult for them to make and retain money.

Early Heaven Sequence
Form School Feng Shui, the original school of Feng Shui developed in China around 3000 – 6000 years ago. Form School studies the shapes in the natural world around our immediate environment, the rivers, the trees, the land, and other buildings and roads to identify whether or not our home attracts a positive flow of Chi energy. Using this as a guide it then looks at how, using symbolism you can alter your environment to strengthen the flow of chi.

Earth
Earth Element Properties:
Season: Late Summer
Direction: Northeast, Southwest, Centre
Condition: Wet
Colours: Brown, Yellow
Numbers: 2, 5, 8.

Xuan Kong (Flying Star Feng Shui)
Xuan means Time and Kong Means Space, this refers to the saying “Feng Shui Changes with Time” Just because the Feng Shui is good/bad now! doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Through the movement of the flying stars the elemental energies (Chi/Chee) is in a constant state of flux. This is also known as Flying Star Feng Shui,San Yuan, Xuan Kong Flying Star Feng Shui, etc

Facing
The yang side of a building. Feng Shui house facing direction is the direction your house faces. The facing direction of the house is determined by the compass direction of your front door.

Fei Xing
Flying Stars

Feng Shui
Literally means Wind and Water, Feng = Wind , Shui = Water
Pronunced fung shwee , fong shway , fung shway.

Fire
Fire Element Properties:
Season: Summer
Direction: South
Condition: Heat
Colours: Red, Purple, Dark, Orange, Pink
Numbers: 9.

Five Phase Theory
Five Phase Theory (Five Element Theory), have also been linked with astronomical observations of sunspots.The Five Elements or Forces (wu xing) which, according to the Chinese, are metal, earth, fire, water, and wood are first mentioned in Chinese literature in a chapter of the classic Book of History. They play a very important part in Chinese thought: ‘elements’ meaning generally not so much the actual substances as the forces essential to human life. Earth is a buffer, or an equilibrium achieved when the polarities cancel each other. While the goal of Chinese medicine is to balance ying and yang in the body, the goal of feng shui has been described as aligning a city, site, building, or object with ying-yang force fields.

Flying Star
Flying Star reads the energy of Heavenly Chi and creates an astrological chart for a building. This chart shows the specific areas that hold potential to create prosperity and health, as well as areas where the potential for draining energy may occur. When these potentials are identified it is possible to support or enhance the auspicious tendencies, and drain or transform those that are detrimental or undesired. Adding a water feature in the sector called Water Star 8, for example, will enhance your home’s ability to support prosperity in your life.

Flying Star Feng Shui
Flying Star Feng Shui utilizes ying yang theory and the five elements and looks at how these interact with our personal luo shu numbers to give a reading for our house. From these personal readings a Feng Shui Consultant can tell us which are positive and negative directions in our home and which areas we need to enhance to channel positive energy.

Flying Stars School
Classical feng shui school (also called Xuan Kong) that takes into consideration the time factor.

Form School Feng Shui
Form School Feng Shui, the original school of Feng Shui developed in China around 3000 – 6000 years ago. Form School studies the shapes in the natural world around our immediate environment, the rivers, the trees, the land, and other buildings and roads to identify whether or not our home attracts a positive flow of Chi energy. Using this as a guide it then looks at how, using symbolism you can alter your environment to strengthen the flow of chi.

Four Pillars
Western astrology focuses on positions of the stars at birth, Chinese astrology analyses the relationship of the five elements during the year, month, day, and hour of birth. These are known as a person’s “Four Pillars.” As in all aspects of Taoism, the goal is to bring the five elements into balance. A person’s helpful elements are those that will bring balance and harmony to their life. A Four Pillars analysis describes what those most helpful elements are. Additional information regarding all other aspects of life is also available in a person’s Four Pillars chart.

Fu Xi
Fu Xi or Fu Hsi was the first of the mythical three Sovereigns of ancient China, reputed to be the inventor of writing, fishing, and trapping.Fu Xi(Fu Hsi) was born on the lower-middle reaches of the Yellow River in a place called Chengji. Fu Hsi was the originator of the I Ching. Legend has it that Fu Hsi had the arrangement of the trigrams for the I Ching revealed to him in the form of a map on the back of a mythical turtle that emerged from the river Luo, the arrangement precedes the compilation of the I Ching during the Zhou dynasty.

Geopathic Stress
The term Geopathic is derived from the Latin term ‘Geo’ meaning earth, and ‘pathic’ meaning stress. Lines of this energy are referred to as Geopathic Stress lines.The Earth has a natural electromagnetic field that is at a frequency of roughly 7.8 Hz, the Schumann Resonances. This field gets distorted as it passes through underground streams, mineral deposits and other obstructions, and the frequency changes to a level that is harmful to most humans. In worst cases it is understood to go as high as 250Hz. This is what we know as Geopathic Stress and this is why it typically occurs along lines that follow the course of underground rivers.

He Tu
Sequential pairs of elements forming the ‘birth’ of the 5 elements
1 & 6 is water
2 & 7 is fire
3 & 8 is wood
4 & 9 is metal
He Tu has more to do with space while Luo Shu has more to do with time.

Hexagram
Six-lined figure.

House Period
House Period is the number given to the time when the house was built or has undergone a major renovation, where the roof has been removed for a lenght of time.

I Ching
I Ching is one of the most ancient texts on Earth. The wisdom of the I Ching can be consulted for practical advice, and is also used as an oracle and tool for divination. It provides the basis for Taoist philosophy and the foundation for Classical Feng Shui. All of the tools and methods used in Classical Feng Shui were developed and derived from study of the I Ching, which teaches us about the energetic dance of Yin and Yang. In a Feng Shui analysis, the I Ching can be used to provide insight into a specific question or for overall understanding.

Intuitive
Intuitive/Modern Feng Shui is the Western adaptation of some levels of Traditional Feng Shui. Instead of Chinese culturally-specific symbols, cures more appropriate to Western lifestyle and taste are being used.

Li Chun
is the Chinese Solar Year it falls on either the 3rd, 4th or 5th of February, it’s known as the beginning of spring; it’s the start of a new Chinese solar year when everything is revitalised and looking forward to a fresh beginning. It is sometimes called 

Locked House
When a star occupies the central palace, it’s less influential than the other stars because it’s
“locked” or “imprisoned” in the chart. A Locked chart(imprisoned) is when either the Sitting or Mountain Star has the same number as the current Period number it is trapped in the Central Palace. If the Water Star matches the current Period, then that house is currently in a twenty-year Money Lock for the duration of that Period. If the Mountain Star matches the current Period, then that house is currently in a twenty-year People Lock for the duration of that Period.You can think of it as being “trapped” in the center. Annual locks can also occur but have less impact and only occur every 9 years

Luo Pan or Lo Pan
Luo Pan means Luo – a net that encompasses everything and Pan meaning utensil or plate. This allegorically refers to the union of Heaven and Earth and specifically to the electro magnetic field that holds all matter together. The Luo Pan has been developed for the past 2,000 years and as every traditional Feng Shui master of note has added to it during this time, the Luo pan contains the sum total of Feng Shui knowledge to date. There are 2 main types namely San he (triple combination) which is an elementary level and the advanced level of San Yuan (3 eras). There is also a combined Luo pan called a Zhong He and all of these Luo Pans can be purchased from this site. You can also get training in the application and use of the Luo pan through one of our accredited schools.

Luo Shu Square
The Luo (Lo) Shu Square, sometimes called the Magic Square is a Feng Shui method that helps one analyse their environment with regards to the Five Chinese Elements. The Luo Shu grid or the magic square gives a clear picture of what life has in store for us. It also shows the missing elements in our lives. This ancient Chinese grid shows human interaction between the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Wood and Metal. So no matter which direction you add the numbers – horizontal, vertical or diagonal – they always add up to 15. Number 15 is considered a powerful number because it corresponds to the number of days in each of the 24 cycles of Chinese solar year. In other words, it is the number of days in the cycle of the new moon to the full moon. In the Luo Shu Square, number 5 is in the centre, with the odd and even numbers alternating on its periphery. The four even numbers – 2,4,6,8 – are at the four corners of the square, with the five odd ones – 1,3,5,7,9 – forming a cross in the centre.

Magnetic North
Magnetic North is different from True North; it shifts and changes because it is connected to the magnetic field of planet earth. There is always a deviation between True North and Magnetic North. This is called magnetic declination and is due to changes in the earths magnetic field lines.

Ming Gua
A person’s personal Trigram.

Metal
Metal Element Properties:
Element: Metal
Season: Autumn
Direction: West, Northwest
Condition: Dry
Colours: White, Silver, Gold
Numbers: 6, 7

Mountain Star
Star governing health, relationships and personality.

Natal Map (Flying Star Chart)
This is also known as a Flying Star chart and is used to determine the relationship between the stars/numbers and how the interact with each other. This Map is used to plot the movement of the Stars and helps determine what remedies are needed.

Pakua
Pakua literally means eight symbols or eight areas. With Feng Shui, the positive chi energy in ones life, environment and living area can be balanced using the Bagua as a guide. Off-balanced areas of your living/working area can be readjusted with corresponding items and symbols or corresponding colours, leading to a harmonious and balanced chi energy flow. The chi energy is believed to improve life, while one is living in harmony with nature.The Bagua template or map is used to stabilize, protect, adjust or restore balance in ones life by analysing or structuring any given space. The pakua is more commonly known as the Bagua.

Peach Blossom
Peach Blossom is a Feng shui cure used to attract love.

Period
Tells us what Star/Number is residing in the central palace, each Star/Number is resident in the central palace for a 20 year period it is then replaced with the next Star/Number. Between 2004 – 2023 Star/Number 8 resides in the central palace, this in turn demotes the other stars as follows: 8 (Timely) 9 (Active, Strong) 1 (Secondary Active, Strong) 2 (Dead Weak) 3 (Dead Weak) 4 (Dead Weak) 5 (Dead Weak) 6 (Dead Weak) 7 (Retired) This determines whether a star/number is Auspicious or Inauspicious.

Period 8 Feng Shui
current time period (2004-2024) in feng shui.

Qi (ch’i)
Qi(pronounced “chee” in English) is a movable positive or negative life force which plays an essential role in feng shui. In feng shui as in Chinese martial arts, it refers to ‘energy’, in the sense of ‘life force’. A traditional explanation of qi as it relates to feng shui would include the orientation of a structure, its age, and its interaction with the surrounding environment including the local microclimates.

Secondary Directions
Secondary Directions are Southwest, Northeast, Southeast and Northwest.
These four directions signify the basic family unit, the father, the mother, the son and the daughter, so depending on your place in the family, each of these four directions are deemed to be “good ” for you. For instance, the SW direction and location of any abode is always beneficial for the mother and the NW for the father. This is because NW is the father direction, SW the mother direction, NE the son direction and SE the daughter direction. Note also that the sub-directions of these four directions are always YANG directions.

Sha Qi
The word Sha means “evil”—as in misery, destruction, and ruin. In myths and legends Sha refers to devilish, demonic spirit entities. Sha Qi moves rapidly along straight long lines and in pointed and angular forms. When below the surface of the earth it sometimes is called “noxious rays.” When above ground it is often called “poison arrows.” Poison Arrows is Sha Qi that attacks in straight lines. Long straight or sharp structures that point to the front of a building can produce poison arrows. Especially noxious is two highways that form a T-junction directly in front of the main entrance door. In this case it may be possible to block this negative energy with a low fence, or with a hedge with a gate. Poison arrows can also be inside a house.

Sheng Qi
Life enhancing energy. Inherent in it are qualities and conditions of well-being, and prosperity. These in turn can bring forth feelings of contentment, happiness, and optimism. This is the upward and forward moving qi in bright, positive and refreshing locations often found in nature.

Sitting Direction
Feng Shui house sitting direction is the direction of the back of your house. The sitting direction of the house is determined by the compass direction of your back door.

Schumann Resonance
The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, In 1952, a German physicist W.O. Schumann identified 7.83Hz as a frequency of the earth’s magnetic field. 7.83Hz frequency falls within the range of natural human alpha brainwaves.

Tai ji
Taiji is the Yin and Yang symbol in Chinese cosmological term for the “Supreme Ultimate” state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential, the oneness before duality, from which Yin and Yang originate.

Water
Water Element Properties:
Element: Water
Season: Winter
Direction: North
Condition: Cold
Colours : Black, Blue
Numbers: 1

Wang
Prominent or vibrant.

Wang Shan Wang Shui
Wang Shan Wang Shui in Chinese literally means good for mountain and good for water. In Xuan Kong Feng Shui what is good for mountain is also good for people and what is good for water is also good for money. So a Wang Shan Wang Shui building is good for people and good for money.

Water Star
Star governing wealth and prosperity.

Wood
Wood Element Properties:
Element: Wood
Season: Spring
Direction: East, Southeast
Condition: Wind
Colour : Green
Numbers: 3, 4

Wu Xing
Five phases of Qi, the five elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.

Yuan
A period of time. The Lower Yuan is period of 60 years from 1984 – 2044.

Zheng Shen
Location of the ruling star (Ling Xing) on the Earth chart which changes every 20 years. This is where a mountain should be.

Zhou Dynasty
1122BC – 256BC.

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement, used to facilitate the flow of Ch’i in the home, garden, office, etc. Feng Shui is working with Element , directions and time to enhance your life by bringing it into harmony and balance with its surroundings, and does this through the principles of Feng Shui.

Flying Star charts are used to analyses and take remedial measures to enhance the effect of good stars and control the problems caused by bad stars, using the elements productive, reductive and destructive cycles. When we create a balanced and healthy environment using Feng Shui, we open the floodgates to happiness, success and abundance.

Feng shui is a dynamic living energy which shifts and changes as Time passes.

Feng Shui has been used in architecture for thousands of years in China, but is increasingly popular in the west.

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