PERIOD 9 FENG SHUI
Updating the Feng Shui of your home & office for Period 9
On February 4th, 2024 at 4.25pm, we leave behind the Earth Period of 8, and move into the Fire Period of 9.
Period 8 is characterized by stability and constancy because Earth is a grounding element. Period 9 however is quite the opposite. Fire is an element that has the capacity to burn, and when it burns out of control, it can be very dangerous.
Thus the Period of 9 is a period when everyone needs to be careful, because Fire is something that can start up suddenly, and once it gets out of control, there is not much that one can do. It is a period when what was accumulated in previous periods can be lost overnight. The Year of the Wood Dragon brings transformational energies with new opportunities. This is a time when the world experiences new beginnings in multiple dimensions of existence.
Time dimension in feng shui is split into days, months, years and periods. Each change brings about its own changes in energy, which contributes to the momentum of each day. Daily flying stars bring small changes, while monthly flying stars can cause bigger changes. Yearly stars bring an even bigger impact, which is why at the start of each year, it is important to update the feng shui of your home or office to make the most of the year. When we change Period, the effects are larger still, when meticulous planning pays off.
The different star numbers not only change in energy levels, some stars also take on different attributes
The shift from Period 8 to Period 9 not only impacts the energy of the stars, but in some cases it also modifies the outcomes that they produce.
In Period 9, the Number 9 becomes the new Current Prosperity star, making it by far the luckiest star number. To make the most of the number 9, you should do your best to activate it. The most significant #9 stars are the water and mountain star 9’s, whose locations are determined by the configuration generated from the natal chart of your home or building. The annual star 9 is also especially potent.
How do you activate the 9? The best way is to determine where your 9 stars are located, and then to energize the sector using bright lights, sound or activity – i.e. by spending more time in the sector. As important is the use of symbols. A powerful activator for the #9 star as we enter this new Period of 9 is the Magic Macaw, protector bird of the South, the direct spirit of the new period. You can also energize the #9 with the 9 Dragon Plaque, the 9 Magnificent Horses, and other good fortune symbols displayed in multiples of 9. Note that in 2024, the annual number 9 star flies to the Southwest sector.
The Victory Star 1 meanwhile also gains strength, making it more auspicious than ever. Tabletop water features or round crystal balls can be used to activate this new Star of Future Prosperity.
The Black Star 2, typically a star to be feared, becomes less malevolent. Its harmful characteristics which can cause accidents, illness and misfortune weaken, while its positive aspects which bring fertility and growth come to the fore when activated with health symbols. Note however that this star is still dangerous, particularly when activated with Earth or Fire elements.
The Prosperity Star 8 however reduces in its chi state. While still being lucky, this star now brings danger of illness when overactivated with water. It is important to keep “deep” water features away from the sector where the 8 star appears (such as ponds and swimming pools). This star should instead be activated with wealth symbols for the year. Place the Azure Dragon with Waves here, or the Magic Macaw.
Both the number 4 and number 6 stars keep their good luck qualities when activated, the 4 bringing love, romance and marriage, as well as success in scholastic pursuits The 6 brings allies and helpful people, as well as invaluable networking luck.
The number 3 and number 5 continue to be unlucky and need remedies. The 3 Harmony Animals should be placed where the #3 occurs, while multiple units of 5 Element Pagodas will be needed to keep the misfortune star 5 under control.
The Loss Star#7 is the most dangerous star in the Period of 9 and needs strong remedies. Protective symbols such as the Door Guardian Plaque and the Rhino & Elephant with Ksitigarbha Staff are needed where the #7 is located. In 2024, the annual 7 flies to the South.
The best way to safeguard your feng shui as we head into a new lunar year and into a new Period is to identify where the new stars have flown. Use both the year’s annual Flying Star chart as well as the natal chart of your home to determine sectors that need particular care. While it is best to suppress all negative stars with feng shui remedies, while activating positive stars with enhancers to maximize your good fortune, particular attention should be given to the most important rooms of the home, which are the main door sector, the living and dining areas, and for the luck of individuals within the household, the occupants’ bedrooms.
FIRST STEP – DECLUTTER!
Before you do anything else, the first step in updating your home is to DECLUTTER your home. Give away or throw away old, damaged, or unwanted items – shoes and clothes that you no longer wear or use, crockery that have chips or cracks, memorabilia that is more clutter than souvenir. Remember, you do not want to enter period 9 using cups or plates that are chipped or damaged, as that can affect your existing wealth. Damaged clothes, shoes, and tainted family photos meanwhile can seriously affect your health. Memorabilia that associate with unhappy memories can bring unhappiness. It is also important that damaged walls, floor or ceilings and water leaks be repaired as soon as possible as these can bring bad luck, loss of wealth and poor health to all at home.
SECOND STEP – EXPEL STALE ENERGY
The second step is to remove stale chi from your home using a singing bowl and burning incense. Open all doors and windows to allow fresh air and sun light to come in, while allowing stale chi to exit. Using the mallet, gently strike the edge of the Singing Bowl with 3 Harmony Animals to make it hum. Place the Period 9 Heavenly Blessing Purification Incense on your incense burner, light it and walk around each room of your home 9 times in a clockwise direction while chanting the Vajrasattva Purification Mantra. As you do so, imagine you are offering the incense to the Buddhas, the Dharma, the Sangha, and to all the spirits, protectors and local landlords co-inhabiting your space. This ritual can be done monthly, and also after any arguments occur at home.
The Vajrasattva Purification Mantra
OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA – MANU PALAYA
VAJRASATTVA DENO PA TITA
DIDO MAY BHAWA
SUTO KAYO MAY BHAWA
SUPO KAYO MAY BHAWA
ANU RAKTO MAY BHAWA
SARWA SIDDHI ME PRAYATSA
SARWA KARMA SU TSA MAY
TSITAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM
BHAGAWAN – SARWA TATHAGATA
VAJRA MA MAY MU TSA
VAJRA CHAWA MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA – AH HUM PEH
Leave the windows and doors open for 15 minutes after performing this ritual to complete the exchange of chi.
During the 15 days of Chinese New Year which falls on 10th February 2024, which is the day of the Dragon, you should perform this ritual, except that for the first 5 days from the night of February 9th till February 14th you should burn the Period 9 Wealth-Attracting Incense instead to activate new wealth and protect your existing wealth. Chant the Wealth Mantra of Norbu Sangpo as many times as you can.
Wealth Mantra of Norbu Sangpo
NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA
NAMO MANEEBHA-DRAYA MAHAYAK-SHA
SANAA PATA SAYAY YATI THEN
HELEE MANEEBHADRA / HELEE HELEE MANEEBHADRA
KILI MANEEBHADRA / KILI KILI MANEEBHADRA
TSILI MANEEBHADRA / TSILI TSILI MANEEBHADRA
TSULU MANEEBHADRA / TSULU TSULU MANEEBHADRA
TURU MANEEBHADRA / TURU TURU MANEEBHADRA
KURU MANEEBHADRA / KURU KURU MANEEBHADRA
TSURU MANEEBHADRA TSURU TSURU MANEEBHADRA
SURU MANEEBHADRA / SURU SURU MANEEBHADRA
SARVA AHTHA-MAMAY SARDAH-YAY SVAHA
TATHYATA POOTHANAY SUBHU-TANAY
POO-TUNAY SUBHU-TANAY SURU-MAY SU-MARR-TAY
SUR-RATAY SUS-MAHATAY SUSMA-PATAY HELI-KEY-HEELA-KALI
POONAYA-SIDDHI-BHADRA HILI HILI SVAHA
From February 15th till the 24th you should burn the Period 9 Health & Longevity Incense instead to bring good health and happiness to your home. Chant The Boundless Life Mantra 108 times.
The Boundless Life Mantra
OM NAMO BHAGAWATE
APARI-MITA AYUR-JÑANA SUBINI-SCHITA TEJO RAJAYA
TATHA-GATA-YA ARHATE SAMYAK-SAM-BUDDHAYA
TADYATHA OM PUNYE PUNYE MAHA PUNYE
APARI-MITA PUNYE APARI-MITA PUNYA JÑANA SAM-BHARO PACHI-TE
OM SARVA SAM-SKARA PARI-SHUDDHA DHARMA-TE
GAGANA SAMUD-GATE SVABHAVA
VISHUD-DHE MAHA-NAYA PARI-VARE SVAHA
THIRD STEP – ACTIVATE THE NUMBER 9
The 3rd step is to activate the current prosperity star #9 as well as to activate the luck of the double 9, which is found in all homes. Display the Double 9 Plaque near to the main entrance of your home or office.
This Double 9 Plaque features a pair of cranes, which symbolize aspiration, transformation, longevity, and immortality. The number 9 is pronounced “Jiu” in Chinese, whose sound means long-lasting fortune and maximum level of happiness. On the back of this plaque is a mirror with the wish-fulfilling mantra to attract an abundance of good fortune into one’s life. The mirror should face outwards with the pair of cranes facing inwards.
FOURTH STEP – HARNESS DRAGON ENERGY
The 4th step is to place the 9 Dragon Plaque in the Southwest to invite in new and long-lasting wealth into your home.
This plaque is set against a royal blue colour to symbolize Water energy to balance the Fire element of the new Period of 9. To the Chinese, Water is always synonymous with wealth, prosperity, and abundance.
FIFTH STEP – MAKE A WEALTH VASE
The 5th step is to preserve and protect your family wealth. Do so by making a Wealth Vase and placing it in a cupboard in your bedroom, or you can also place a Wealth Cabinet on your bedside table. Inside the Wealth Cabinet, you should place symbols of wealth and written wishes of future wealth. In addition, you should also place some money from your wallet, as well as money given to you by rich persons symbolic of sharing their wealth.
SIXTH STEP – PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
The 6th and final step in preparing your home for period 9 is to protect the health of your family and all at home by placing symbols of good health and long life in the East corner of your living room. You can place a pair of Wu Luo, the Health Pyramid, a pair of Cranes with Peaches and Bamboo or the Great Magic Tortoise.