The end of December is a bustling time for feng shui practitioners as everyone will be busy updating the feng shui of their homes. On December 21st, 2023, the Tai Sui and 3 Killings of 2024 will start exerting their influence. Come Feb 4th, 2024, it will be the annual Flying Stars that start to really settle into their new positions.
2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon and also the year when the Period of 9 begins. These two indications bring immense transformational energies, suggesting big changes in the world and in the way we do things. The dominant star being the Quarrelsome Star #3 however suggests great unrest and turbulence. Tread carefully and don’t let your emotions rule your head. Wear the Mantra Ring of Power, Influence & Wealth to always come out on top.
SUBDUE THE AFFLICTION STARS
Quarrelsome Star #3 in the Center
The #3 Star flies into the center sector, bringing disharmony into everyone’s lives. It is a hostile star causing conflicts and misunderstandings that can lead to lawsuits, court cases and in extreme cases, even jail time. People can be more sensitive, with arguments erupting over the smallest of things, and petty differences getting blown out of proportion.
Because we are in Period 9, the 3 star is especially dangerous and powerful. You should thus try to keep the center sector of your home quiet. Remove all sources of sound like TVs, stereos, even grandfather clocks. Shield against conflict chi by placing the Trinity Of Apples here, and since this star exerts its influence on everyone, it is a good idea to also carry the portable 3 Harmony Animals Amulet at all times if possible. Other remedies for the 3 star are the 9 Dragons Carpet and the 9 Dragons Cushion Covers.
Illness Star #2 in the Southeast
The #2 Star makes its way to the Southeast, indicating health issues for those born in years of the Dragon and Snake, and those with main doors or bedrooms located in this sector. Because it shares the SE with the Yin House Star and Robbery Star from the 24 Mountains, things can go downhill very fast. Don’t take your health for granted! Place the Wu Lou here to suppress illness chi. If you have elderly residents at home, display the Pair of Cranes with Peaches and Bamboo or Medicine Buddha Plaque as well. Chant the Medicine Buddha Mantra 108 times daily to invoke his blessings of good health and longevity – “Tayatha Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha”.
5 Yellow moves to the West
The Wu Wang moves to the West, bringing misfortune chi to this corner of your home. If your main door or bedroom is located West, or if you are born in the year of the Rooster, you need to be more mindful of this affliction. Place the 5 Element Pagoda With Tree Of Life in the West of your home and carry the White Umbrella Goddess Pagoda Amulet. Chant her mantra for stronger effect – “Hum Mama Hum Ni Soha”. If possible, avoid using the West sector too much this year.
Loss Star #7 in the South
The 7 star brings loss, robbery, violence and betrayal. In the South, it afflicts the Direct Spirit of Period 9, which is detrimental to the wealth potential of most homes. As the South represents one’s reputation, losses can be related to your status and good name. If your front door faces South or is located South, you must step up security and place cures to safeguard your assets and your wealth. Display the Elephant & Rhinoceros with Ksitigarbha Staff or Door Guardians Plaque in this part of your home. Those born in years of the Horse are directly affected and must carry the Elephant & Rhinoceros with Ksitigarbha Staff Amulet. We also suggest that everyone have the Magic Macaw here to safeguard your assets and your livelihood.
Three Killings resides in the South
The Three Killings brings three types of misfortune – loss of wealth, loss of reputation and loss of loved ones. In 2024, it flies to the South, so those living in homes facing South or in bedrooms located South must take extra precautions. Display the 3 Celestial Mirror with the Pi Yao, Fu Dog and Chi Lin to remedy. Those born in Snake, Horse, Sheep, Boar, Rat and Ox years should also carry the 3 Celestial Guardians with Chakra Protection Wheel Amulet to repel its harmful energies.
One must never have one’s back to the Three Killings,
so DO NOT SIT FACING NORTH this year.
Tai Sui in the Southeast
The Tai Sui of 2024 takes up office in the Dragon location of Southeast. To ensure the support of the Tai Sui, place the Dragon Pi Xie in the SE1 part of your home and office. Those born in years of the Dragon, Sheep, Dog, & Ox MUST carry the 2024 Tai Sui Amulet. While gaining his support is invaluable, there is also danger when incurring his wrath. Avoid that by NOT facing Southeast this year. Also make sure you DO NOT start or end renovations in this location.
ACTIVATE THE AUSPICIOUS STARS
Star of Current Prosperity #9 in the Southwest
The 9 Star brings great good fortune to the Southwest – success, promotion, marriage, new alliances, fame, wealth and celebrations of all kinds. This especially benefits the Matriarch, those born in Sheep and Monkey years, and all those with main doors and bedrooms located in the SW. Activate this mega-auspicious star with the Money Frog on Lilypad or Lucky 9 Enhancer. You can also display the 9 Dragons Plaque, Double 9 Plaque or Great Increasing Wealth Bowl. Or best of all, display the 9 Magnificent Horses here.
As the 9 Star has the power to magnify all the energies around it, proper remedies must be employed whenever inauspicious stars share its compass location. The SW this year plays host to the Yearly Killings, so stay well protected by placing the Double Dragon Yang Energy Enhancer here.
Wealth Star #8 in the North
The 8 star ushers prosperity luck into the North, benefiting those born in the year of the Rat, as well as residents of North-facing homes, or those sleeping in North sector located bedrooms. The 8 brings improvements in cash flow and new opportunities for career and business growth. But because this star weakens considerably, being the star number of the immediate past period, it needs to be strongly activated for it to do its job. Display the Water Wave with Pearl to replenish Water chi, the missing element representing wealth this year. To unlock hidden wealth potential, display the Azure Dragon with the Bigger Pearl. If you are young and just starting out in your career, the Young Green Dragon will help you to get off to a great start.
Heaven Star #6 in the Northeast
The Northeast, home of the Ox and Tiger, enjoys blessings from the 6 Star. This star brings divine assistance, windfalls and strong mentor luck. It removes obstacles, making goals easier to attain, and success much easier to achieve. Capture its auspicious energies by placing the Goddess Namgyalma here. You can also boost windfall luck with the Big Auspicious Mirror; this will activate the Big and Small Auspicious stars in this sector.
Future Prosperity Star #1 in the East
The Victory Star 1 takes on a new role as the Star of Future Prosperity when we move into 2024 and into Period 9, bringing long-term wealth and good fortune by enhancing one’s competitiveness and winning potential. Because the 1 in 2024 is a Water star flying into a Wood sector, it needs to be strengthened for it to be effective. Bring it to life with the Sky Horse With Flag Of Success or Period 9 Windhorse to manifest the kind of success that keeps on growing. The Rabbit-born, and also animal signs with weak levels of success element luck should carry the amulet version of the Period 9 Windhorse.
#4 Star moves to the Northwest
The 4 Star governs education and creativity, relationships, romance, and love. It sparks new ideas, promotes positive interactions and brings powerful benefactors into one’s life. Flying into the Northwest, the sector that represents the Patriarch and leaders, suggests strong alliances being formed among those at the top. Students benefit from the auspicious energies here as well. Place the Scholar with Eagle Mini Plaque in this part of your home to boost study luck, and to garner the right kind of support at work and in business.
Singles seeking love can improve their chances of meeting the right person by displaying a pair of Bejeweled Mandarin Ducks here. If married however, and sleeping in NW bedrooms, watch for external interferences as temptations are rife; keep your love bonds strong by placing the Bejewelled Mandarin Duck in the NW. You can also carry the Anti-Infidelity Medallion or place the Rooster with Fan on your bedside table.
Activate Ho Tu Magic
In 2024 we have the 9 Star in the Matriarch’s corner and the 4 Star in the Patriarch’s corner, forming the Ho Tu combination that brings business and commercial growth luck. This indicates that married couples who team up to work together enjoy excellent success potential, with husband providing the creative driving force, while wife puts their ideas into action. Make the most of this lucky indication by placing the Ho Tu Enhancing Mirror in both the Northwest and Southwest sectors of your home.