Feng shui for 2022

Welcome to a new Feng Shui year which starts every year on 4th February. We have just celebrated the Chinese New Year which this year fell on 1st February. It’s a week full of shifting energy so here we tell you more about the Chinese animal which influences 2022, how the Flying Stars will shift in your property and how the energy is moving around the Bagua. Each year the influential global colour company Pantone tunes in to the energy they feel in the world and propose a Colour of the Year …. read more about what has been chosen for 2022.

The Flying Star

Every year a new Feng Shui cycle starts on a fixed date, 4th of February, unlike the movable date of the Chinese New Year. It signals the arrival of a new annual energy cycle and is the time for us to update the Flying Star charts of our houses and businesses with the annual stars for 2022.

This year, the Flying Star of 5 moves back into the centre with all the stars moving into their inherent locations which means that the 2 star is now flying in the South-West palace or area. This is the one that needs particular attention and support. That part of your home carries Earth energy so it is best not to enhance it with the Fire element this year. The excess of Earth energy here can be moderated by draining with the Metal element.

A good recommendation for 2022 starting now, is to put Metal in your South-West area especially if you have a bedroom there. This can be done by using any object in actual metal (brass, silver, gold, tin, steel, bronze or copper), circular objects (a round mirror will do for example) or by using the white, gold and silver colours to paint the walls or as decoration accessories.

Written by Genevieve Carle

Black/Water-Tiger and the colour of the year 2022

Chinese New Year 2022 animal sign is the black/water tiger. Chinese calendar combines solar, lunar, and 60 stem-branch systems. The 60 stem-branch calendar/system uses the names of yin-yang and five elements theory (water, wood, fire, earth, metal) and 12 animals to rank the development of the sequence of energies or forces. Five elements are represented respectively by five colours: black/blue, green, red, brown/yellow and grey/silver/gold. Chinese uses the colour animal name for the year, therefore the name of 2022 is the yang-water tiger. Black colour is representative of water – hence, 2022 is also called the black water tiger year. Another colour for the water element is blue. The direction of yang-water is the north.

Fortunately enough, in the western tradition, we have Pantone colours of the year and the 2022 colour is Very Peri #6667AB. One of the simplest feng shui interventions is to have your luck colour (based on your birth element –  check your element in the year chart below) or just the colour of the year as you screen background on your mobile phone so you can boost your energies for whatever you need or want this year. Just screenshot/download this image below and use it as wallpaper on your mobile phone or computer.

Pantone gurus state: “We are living in transformative times. PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways. Digital design helps us to stretch the limits of reality, opening the door to a dynamic virtual world where we can explore and create new colour possibilities. With trends in gaming, the expanding popularity of the metaverse and rising artistic community in the digital space PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri illustrates the fusion of modern life and how colour trends in the digital world are being manifested in the physical world and vice versa.” More on Pantone Veri Peri, the colour of 2022

Written by Jan Cisek

Bagua model for 2022

The 5-brown/yellow star moves into the centre of the bagua model of the 9-star ki model in 2022. Therefore, the Kua number of 2022 is 5-brown/yellow, earth element. Also, the arrangement of the bagua in 2022 is the original magic square where 1 star is in the north and 9 star is in the south (as you can see in the chart below).

The central house in the bagua model, sometimes called tai chi, in two words, is about clarity and focus. So a good idea is to have clarity and focus, in your home/workplace. Remove anything that you don’t need from your homes/workplaces (that includes any financial matters, papers for financial success) – do a major decluttering for your feng shui to work better and more efficiently and effectively. Specifically, clean, clear and declutter all central space, passageways, corridors and rooms in your home and workplace. Free and easy movement around your home and workplace will help you to have more clarity and focus leading to a more purposeful life and ultimately navigating 2022 much better and more successfully.

5 earth element, which is in the middle of the bagua model in 2022, is representative of gathering, grounding and nourishing energies.

1) To calculate your luck star or Kua number just check this year element chart below.

Please note that there are two ways: one where male and females have two different numbers and another one where it’s the same ie the male number – we’re using this system below. Also, generally speaking the Chinese new year starts around 4/5 February so if you were born in January you may belong to the previous year’s element (just check when the Chinese new year started the year you were born).

2) Next, locate it on the magic square to see which house of the bagua your star is occupying in 2022.

In this way, you can figure out good directions and which house of the bagua model your star is occupying this year – and what is the focus for you this year.

For example, if your star is 2, then this year is about relationships and partnerships (add more pictures of friends and family and partners). If your star is 4, then you need to focus on wealth, prosperity. If your star is 1, then work, career and vocation need to be addressed this year (to boost your work and career prospects to add more water/money element in your home or workplace). If your feng shui star is 6, then 2022 is the year of travel (actual and virtual) – get a few maps and posters of places you want to visit.

So, look into the bagua model to figure out what 2022 year is about for you. Obviously, all areas of bagua are important, but not equally important. Decide what are your values for 2022 (ie career, relationships, family, wealth/luck, wellness, travels, creativity/children, wisdom/knowledge or success and enlightenment) and enhance the appropriate areas of bagua, either using compass directions or from the door.

Written by Jan Cisek

Please note that there are many different schools of feng shui and different ways of doing feng shui. The Feng Shui Society embraces different feng shui approaches and values diversity.

If you’re not sure how to apply feng shui in your home or workplace – check with your feng shui consultant or choose your consultant from the list of the accredited consultants listed on our website.