Feng Shui for 2020 


Feng Shui for 2020 

It is only December, but time to start thinking about how to adjust the Feng Shui of your house for 2020. This article is divided into two sections. The first contains practical, easy to apply advice for everyone. The second part is for the practitioners, Feng Shui students or enthusiasts.

Practical Feng Shui Advice for 2020

Star 7 in the centre relates to financial losses and injury so be careful not to activate the centre of your house for instance with too much movement. Star 8 in the northwest relates to income, so this is a good direction to work and make money. This is the most powerful star from 2004 to 2024 called Wang Qi. Star 9 in the west is currently the second most powerful star designated by Sheng Qi. Using this direction will lead to happy events and pursuing matters with intelligence. Star 1 in the NE is also a positive star relating to vitality and good reputation. Use this star to successfully develop your career. Star 2 in the south is a slow star that just like eating sugar, over time will lead to a slow deterioration of your health, relationships and finances. In 2020 avoid the energy of the south. Star 3 in the north can give you a fresh start but also lead to arguments and discussions. This is a variable start that behaves differently according to the circumstances. Star 4 in the southwest is also a variable star. It can boost your romance and academic achievement but is not as useful for creating wealth. Star 5 in the east is capable of all kinds of negative events and destruction. Be specially careful in 2020 if you have your main door in the east sector of the house. In that case do use a copper bell by the door as the metal of the bell drains the negative earth quality of this star. Finally, Star 6 in the southeast is a good star to improve your inner strength and power. Another useful direction to face for instance when you work. 

And how do you know where the eight main directions are in your house? The tool traditionally used is the Luo Pan a chinese Feng Shui compass. However for such simple measurements you can just use most compass applications in your smart phone. Just point and the application will tell you to which direction you are pointing to or facing. Of course the above advice will also vary with the fixed chart of the house, so for best results it is always better to consult with an expert on the subject.

Feng Shui Considerations

According to the Chinese solar calendar which is the standard for Feng Shui purposes, the new year will start  on the 4th of February at 09:03 GMT when the earth will reach a specific point in its orbit around the sun called Li Chun, that can be translated as “Beginning of Spring”. Hong Kong made calendars will give a starting time of 17:03, however this needs to be adjust to your current meridian, for instance London is 8 hours ahead. Why is it that since the year is still almost 2 months away we need to start now evaluating the changes to be made? This is due to the reason that every year a significant percentage of the houses are in the so called Sha Timing, (negative energy) and therefore cannot be adjusted in that particular year. 

The other question to be considered is why do we need need to adjust the Feng Shui of a house every year? Feng Shui is about adjusting to the Qi that emanates from the environment and to the house where we live. The form of house does not change every year, nor does for instance the form of the landscape where it sits, so how come the Qi changes? To answer this question we have to consider that there are basically two main schools of thought in traditional Feng Shui.  The San Yuan school (Three Cycles) puts a big emphasis on the “Time” factor whilst the San He school (Three Combinations) puts a big emphasis on the “Form” factor.

If you follow San He, that deals with a more yin type of Qi, there is no need to regularly adapt the Feng Shui of your house. If your house is in a valley in 2019, it will still be in a valley in 2020, if your room is in the SE sector of the house, it will still be in the SE sector of your house when the year changes. However, one of the laws of the universe is that everything is constantly changing and some types of phenomena change much quicker than others. Mountains (yin phenomena) change but not significantly in the life time of a person. Direction however, because it is yang changes much quicker. This is where San Yuan, a yang approach to Feng Shui comes into play.


Flying Star System

The most popular form of San Yuan Feng Shui is the so called “Flying Star” system, in pinyin “Xuan Kong Fei Xing”. Flying Star is an approach similar to astrology because it first provides a chart that relates to the birth of the house. However it is not astrology simply because astrology is a term that relates exclusively to human destiny. The “birth chart” of a house is calculated taking into account the period (a 20 year cycle) when the house was built according to some, or occupied according to others, and its directional alignment or intention. Very much like the astrology chart of a person, it does not change with time and is therefore usually called the Fixed Chart.

However, continuing the comparison with the astrology of a person, Flying Star can also give an indication of the energy of a house in each year, each month or even each day and hour. As building and evaluating the fixed chart is out of bounds for this article, and changing the house more frequently than every year is not practical, (though some adepts of this system change the house every month to get quick results), we will concentrate on the so called Anual Flying Stars.

The anual flying star chart is simply the Tian Pan (heaven plate) derived from the Luo Shu that some mistakenly refer to as the “magic square” with the ming gua of the year at the centre. To build the 2020 chart, put the star 7 in the centre (add 2+0+2+0=4 and subtract from 11), then all the other stars in sequential order using in the following fixed path  “ NW star 8 – West 9 – NE 1 – South 2 – North 3 – SW 4 – East 5 – SE 6”. Once this simple calculation that takes only a few seconds is done, we are ready to interpret and make changes accordingly. We only need to understand the meaning of each one of the nine stars that sit in these eight main directions.


Have a wonderful year!
João Borges