year 2018 reveals the trigram associated with the element of fire that
rises into the heavens. Specifically, this trigram represents the loshu
number of 9, and the trigram known as Li. It is female in gender
representing the middle daughter. In everyday life, it is the goals we
strive for, our vision, clarity in situations, our soul's mission while
on this earthly plane, and our reputation based on how we serve others
and our community at large. This trigram also reflects integrity,
enlightenment, and joyful bliss. It’s about finding your passion and
running with it to ultimately serve others. As this trigram aligns with
the heart, it ignites forth heart’s desires. Walking the path of your
heart is the best way to express what truly lies within.
we concentrate on fulfilling what lies within, we are in alignment with
the divine. This naturally propels us to expand giving and nurturing
qualities to those around us. We develop a higher sense of who we are
and what we are known for, and as a result, the bountiful blessings of
clarity is bestowed upon us. We learn how to live in harmony with self
element of fire is the element of integrity and it burns away that
which is not essential, taking it to its purest form. Fire is the
mediator of transformation in the process, the smoke from the
transformation rises upward to the heavens as prayers. Inner truth is
the key behind opening the door to enlightenment.
trigram is also considered to be the “clinging,” like that of the flame
clinging to the material it is consuming. Therefore, there is a
tendency to cling and hold on to things that no longer serve us well, or
to be dependent on others so much so, you lose your independence.
terms of business, this trigram does represent marketing, goals,
visions and your reputation. Make certain to outline your goals and
visions for 2018. Map out your course on a monthly basis so it’s not so
overwhelming. In terms of your reputation, know it is built on how you
treat your clients and colleagues. Obviously, building a strong
reputation makes for repeat business and word of mouth referrals. Take
an initiative this year to go that step further for your clients,
perhaps offering an unexpected discount or follow up call to check in
with them after your service visit.
Fire Builds Earth:
2018 is dominated by the earth element, specifically the yang polarity of earth. As mentioned in Part 2 of
this three part series on about the Earth Dog, moving at a slower pace
and relying on practical aspirations and deductive reasoning is going to
be very important. With the element of fire rising in the trigram 9
Li, from the school of flying star feng shui, there is a natural cycle
of growth from fire to earth. This will compound, or shed further light
on the importance of earth qualities. Keeping things in perspective this
year is of utmost importance.
Fire building more earth over earth does make the prediction of earthquakes mentioned in part 2 of
this series more probable. Furthermore, obstacles that arise have a
tendency to impair your vision and goals more readily. All the more
reason to plot out your journey carefully this year. In addition, the
element of fire represents conscious awareness. Therefore, the
compounded earth, as a transformative element, will see to it that
humanity takes the next step towards higher levels of consciousness.
This may be the result of the scales tipping too far in one direction,
whether politically, socially or personally.
the flying star approach, energy shifts in a pattern known as the Sigil
of Saturn. When this occurs, different energy patterns fall into the
eight known directions marked on a compass. I'm sure all of you are
familiar with these directions. In addition, there is a ninth point
which represents the center. All things are driven from the center or
bindu point, whether we refer to the macrocosm of the Universe, or the
microcosm of the human body.
How does this relate to our personal environment and living experience?
First, envision the eight compass directions splayed over your home
positioned from the center. Now, imagine each of these compass points
represents an aspect of your life experience. The incoming elemental
energy that moves through the Sigil of Saturn configuration creates a
reaction that acts as a guide of how the different parts of your life
experience will have a tendency to unfold this year.
Life Experience Components For 2018:
Family and Health:Overall,
there is a very creative and playful energy that moves into this part
of life. It is beneficial to carve out "fun-time" with family this year,
and especially when it comes to engaging in creative projects. One of
the downsides to this star is its timeliness during this current 20-year
cycle pattern the earth is in. It is considered untimely and therefore
obstacles can occur when it comes to an undermining of finances,
agitation in family, and vulnerability to the feet, neck, gallbladder or
liver. This is especially so for eldest male. The yang wood tiger
pillar for the year, which takes into account family dynamics, is a
pretty cooperative energy. It favors cooperation with others and
delegating chores fairly. That's good, as it helps offset the
problematic components of the trigram positioned in this life sector for
the year here. Other areas of vulnerability this year due to strong
earth are as follows: Stomach, pancreas, anxiety and digestive
processes. Specific element (s) is essential to restore proper flow of
qi to this life area. Email me for your home report to find out exactly how to navigate this area, as every home will require a different cure.
Wealth & Finances:
is a powerful resource trigram that builds wealth. With the right
combination of trigrams in this portent (based on your personal home
chart),your income can multiply! This trigram requires inner searching
to make good financial moves. It is a strong real estate energy that
blends beautifully with the strong earth (Earth Dog) combination for
2018. If you are contemplating a move, or real estate investment, this
is the year to do it. Unfortunately, the elemental quality of this star
clashes with the element of the southeast, where this star takes up
residence for the entire year. Without proper element choices, you will
lose the benefit of this powerful white star. To find out what your
home chart combinations are for 2018, email me.
Goals & Visions: The
trigram that enters this portent for the year is capable of fueling
your intentions for 2018, as long as you are willing to do the work of
further educating yourself in whatever discipline you are destine to
practice in this life time. It can be a tricky star when it comes to
relationships creating undue tension. This is a bit exacerbated by the
fire rabbit day pillar for 2018 that can be temperamental. Securing a
balance of elements in this portent for your home is a must so you can
capitalize on your goals with clarity. Email me for your flying star home chart with personal suggestions.
Expect male to take the lead in relationship this year, as this star has
strong male qualities. His guidance is beneficial, but as this star
builds strength from the portent, it can also be draining for female.
The fire rabbit pillar for 2018 as mentioned can be temperamental, but
there is a certain level of charm and diplomacy that can also be
present. Travel is likely with partner, and especially visiting far off
lands (outside the country). Find out what recommendations are best to
balance this portent in your home by emailing me for your report.
Fun - Creativity & Children:
This year there is a partnering energy that enters this portent. This
bodes well when it comes to having fun with children and being creative
with friends and significant other. However, this star also has
problematic potential, and especially for females. Challenges can arise
with children, along with stomach, intestinal, skin and mouth problems.
Luckily the direction element helps to quiet down the negative
components of this star. Find out how to work with this portent with
your home report.
Networking & Travel:
ready for some flow and movement when it comes to career by way of
networking and travel. This star is strong and beneficial in this
current 20-year earth cycle. It does require for you to get
introspective and write the road map for the long haul. Younger male
input is worth listening to. Get your home report to see the best ways to capitalize on this great energy that spells out OPPORTUNITY!
Photo by Christina Garofalo (India)
Career & Life Path:
Chaos is the only word to describe the star that enters this portent for
the year. Think "Murphy's Law." Legal problems in business can also
occur with greatest impact to younger males. With the wood tiger in the
pillar of family and business, leisure time can take the front seat when
it comes to work, as discipline is not something the wood tiger excels
in. As this star requires a lot of discipline to offset the negative
impact, this presents as a major problem. Vertigo and the urinary system
can also be impacted by this star. This can be a very tricky energy to
work with. One of the worse things for this star is activity, movement
and flowing water, as it will simply aggravate and magnify the negative
aspects. Email for advice with your home chart.
Inner Knowledge & Wisdom:
of movement and high energy enters this portent for the year. This can
play out two ways. First, you may find it challenging to get quiet in
your meditation practice. Every time you want to sit and get still, this
star will entice you to get up and go! Secondly, you may find yourself
signing up for one educational program after another to build knowledge
that propels new ideas and the undertaking of projects. Since the
elements clash here, the shoulders, wrist and arms can be vulnerable.
Be careful in strong flow yoga classes this year, especially since 2018
is a year for earth practices such as yoga. Greatest impact is to males.
Find out how this star should be handled in your home.
Other Areas to Be Mindful of:
Avoid any renovating in the direction of the Dog (Grand Duke), Northwest
1st mountain. Major disturbance here can result in loss of money due to
challenges during renovation. Also, try to avoid facing (at your
desk), or sleeping with your head pointing in this direction (NW1).
You also want to avoid major renovations and landscaping in the area of
the 3 Killings: This includes 316 degrees NW through 45 degrees of NE.
Again, without proper protocol lots of issues can occur during
renovations that can set you back in time and money.
Flying Star is an advance system that is based
on the year your structure was built and the exact facing compass
degrees to set up a personalized and proper chart. There are many
interacting elements/ trigrams (some 45 of them), that requires the
skills of a professional feng shui consultant trained in such
techniques. My trainings in this system of feng shui include the New
York School of Feng Shui under Roger Green from Australia, and the
London Institute of Feng Shui under Alan Stirling. The aspects mentioned in this newsletter are simply a generalized expression of the trigram but not personalized to your home.
Mention this newsletter and receive a discount for your Annual 2018 Report!