Flying Stars for 2018

Flying Stars for 2018


Every year, the annual flying stars change their location around February 4th, according to the Chinese solar calendar. Throughout the 12 months of the year of the Earth Dog Wu Xu  2018, there will be 4 areas within your living or work spaces that will be affected by negative energies and others that will be occupied by more positive stars. As a feng shui practitioner, you must first understand the effects of the negative stars and know how to submit them with elemental cures. Then, you can take care of the favorable stars and how to activate them. Applying the guidelines listed below will save you not only from a lot of negative impacts, but it will at the same time increase your chances of happiness and success in the year 2018.

And a little remark to finish: not putting elemental cures in a negative sector of your home or office will not be a problem if you can avoid using it! So remember, try to spend more time in the favorable areas and avoid as much as possible the unfavorable sectors.

The instructions listed below give you an overview of the annual energies that occupy different areas of your home for a year, from February 4 2018, to February 3 2019 (included). Never forget, however, that the areas affecting the wealth and health of people depend largely of the external environment and of the quality and the combination of the facing and sitting stars of the natal chart of your home. If you have any doubt or if you like to get a more personalized assessment of your home, remember to ask a traditional Feng Shui consultant. Contact us!

You’ll find more informations in our Feng Shui Diary & Almanac 2018.

8 – The Prosperity Luck Star

The Southeast sector is considered the annual prosperity sector. It is synonymous with happiness, fame and wealth, reaping the fruits of your work and personal efforts. If your front door is located here, you can expect good financial returns in your investments and to progress in your career. It is recommended to use this area as often as possible to give your reputation a boost. People born under the sign of the Dragon, the Snake and Gua 4 persons are under the positive influence of this star in 2018. At work, move the meeting room to this sector. Keep in mind that you can also tap into the positive energies of the 8 by placing a moving object such as an aquarium, a TV, a fan, a radio…

4 – The Academic & Relationship Star

The South of your property is occupied by an extremely beneficial star for any scientific and academic activity. Besides, this star is also called the Literary Arts star! The occupants of your home or your workplace who use this area should therefore excel in their studies or research. If you have children at school or university, or have researchers or writers among your family members, install them in this area so they can enjoy the benefits of this star and see positive results in their work. Horses and Gua 9 people will fall under its influence this year.

6 – The Celestial Star

It represents status, power, authority, success and accomplishments that are achieved through hard work and perseverance. The Southwest is therefore an excellent sector to use if you want to move up in your career or if you are looking for recognition for your work. So, try to use the Southwest sector as often as possible this year! By cons, if the external environment does not support this sector or that your bedroom is located here, the negative sides of this star may emerge and cause feelings of loneliness and sadness. It can also cause sudden changes; so stay alert, especially if it concerns your career… This star mainly influences the Goat, Monkey and Gua 2 people.

7 – The Robbery Star

The star 7 which is in the East in 2018 can bring volatile emotions and, by extension, cause disputes, violence and slander, but also injuries and fire outbreaks. People with existing health problems or complications could expect hospitalization or surgery if the external environment does not support this part of your home. Couples who use this area can expect regular disagreements and quarrels. Keep in mind that if your front door is located here, you might be more susceptible to theft and loss. So it will be better for you to take extra care regarding security matters. People born under the sign of the Rabbit and the people with Gua 3 fall under its influence. Moreover, the star 7 can mean unhealthy competition and rivalry in your career. Install a Yin Water cure to remedy and remove all Earth and Metal energy from this sector.

9 – The Multiplying Star

Maybe you are asking yourself why this star is called the multiplying star? Well, this star is said to have the particularity to copy the quality of any other star (auspicious or nor)! It always means good news, happy events and a promotion. It is also the star of popularity, glory and beauty. The Center is therefore a good sector to use if you want to start something new or start another career, because the energies present in this sector encourage new departures. After the Southeast, this sector is considered the second-best sector of prosperity. If you have a door in this area, try to use it more often to see the progress in your wealth activities. Couples who plan to marry or start a family will also benefit enormously from the good energies of this area.

2 – The Illness Star

The West is not very favorable in 2018, as the illness star has taken possession of the premises for the year. It indicates health related problems (especially for older women and pregnant women) and other issues related to real estate investments that bring money  losses. This being said, its effects should be mitigated by the West sector in which it resides this year. Pregnant women and the elderly should avoid this area. If for whatever reason you cannot do it, you will absolutely have to reduce the negative energies by placing a salt-water cure or metal objects made of brass, copper, bronze or pewter here. Avoid Fire energy in this sector. People born under the sign of the Rooster and Gua 7 people are more vulnerable to the influence of this star.

3 – The Quarrelsome Star

The Northeast of your house is occupied by star 3 which brings bad luck, lawsuits, disputes and calumny. Therefore, it can bring money loss. Avoid the Water element in this area and use the Fire element to weaken the energy of this star. People with liver or limb-related health problems should avoid this area. The Oxen, Tigers and Gua 8 people will be the most affected by this unfavorable star.

5 – The Misfortune Star (5 Yellow)

The North is the most dangerous area of your home as it is occupied by the 5 yellow star. It should be avoided for all significant activities or even, if possible, completely avoided! If this is not feasible, be sure to pacify the negative energies of this area by placing Metal elements or a salt-water cure. However, the area in which the star 5 resides this year should already somewhat exhaust the unfavorable energy it brings. Remove any Fire energy from this sector and avoid renovating this part of your home, at the risk of attracting bad luck, illness, lawsuits and money loss in your life. If for whatever reason you have to still have to renovate it, you will do so by choosing a good date that has been carefully calculated. Rats and people with Gua 1 will be under its influence this year.

1 – The Precious Celestial Gift Star

It is also the star of nobility and is often linked to a good reputation and status. In recent years and for a few more decades, the energies associated with this star are excellent in terms of prosperity, recognition and luck. If your front door is located in the Northwest, you can expect good news and to travel more frequently this year. If you are an employee and your office is located in this area, your work will be recognized by your superiors and colleagues. If the area is not supported by the environment, this star could possibly cause depression or emotional problems, a separation or loneliness. Gua 6 people, men in general, and people born under the signs of the Dog and the Pig will receive the most from its benefits.



You will find all the information on each Star and more tips in our Feng Shui Diary & Almanac 2018. You’ll find the analysis of each sector for every month of the year with the interaction of the monthly and annual stars, and monthly advices for each sector.

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  1. France

    Hi, congratulations for the overall information and explanations in your web site.
    I would like to ask you about this topic you use often in the description of the Flying Stars:
    “If the area is not supported by the environment, or
    if the external environment does not support this sector”
    Could you please help me with some examples about the lack of suport from external enviornment?
    I have knowledge about Feng SHui and BaZi, but not enough since I do not know what do you mean in the sentences above.
    Best regards,

    1. Dear France,

      thank you for your feedback 🙂 What we mean with supported or not by the environment is primarily if there are some Sha Qi external (so outside the house) or internal (inside the house). And then, is there a Mountain or a river nearby… But for now you can focus on the Sha Qi, those are problematic.
      I hope this answer your question ?
      Best regards,

  2. Iain

    Hi there,

    How should I use the compass to determine where is the South East etc

    If I were to stand in the middle of my condominium, my South East is actually your South West (As per the diagram above)

    Or am I reading it wrongly?

    Thank you.

    1. Dear Iain,
      Sorry for this belated answer. I’m on holiday right now. You have to read the diagram according to the directions. You have to put the right annual flying star in each box according to your reading. So if on your floor plan you have the South East corner in the upper right, you still have to put Flying Star 8 in this sector. Do you follow me? The same for the other sectors of your home 😉 Easy, isn’t it ?
      Best regards,

  3. Adrian Akee

    Hi Johann,
    3/4 of my bedroom is located in the North and 1/4 of it is in the NW, yet most of my BED is positioned in the NW sector of that room. Is it alright to sleep there this year, or should I set up another bed in my living room?

  4. Alina


    I will appreciate your reply. I have one of my BR located in the W are and one in the N area.. we know that both area are not auspicious starting with 4th of Feb … shall i chose the BR located in the W ( for the month of February 2018 and for the whole year).???!!!!

    Many thanks.


    1. Dear Alina,

      if you have the choice, you should use the bedroom located in the West area for the whole year, the flying star #2 is not so bad for 2018 because it’s already weakened by the Metal of the West sector.

      Have a great year of the Earth Dog 🙂

  5. Aileen

    I thank you so much for ALL your responses. I will take a new compass reading and establish my facing and sitting positions and calculate a new natal chart based on the new information. I have already placed a salt water cure in the north and west for 2018. It appears the new natal chart will be a reversed mirror image of the previous chart… is there an energetic affect as I re position my cures for the new natal chart that would require attention of some sort? Does the change result in confusing the energy in my condo? This has been quite a learning curve, thank you for your patience!

  6. Aileen

    Hello Johann…I responded to your explanation that my building has only one roof and my unit can not be analysed as a stand alone…I am not knowing where to start to correct my natal chart. It appears that my response did not go thru, so I am trying again…I look forward to your response.

  7. Aileen

    Thank you so very, very, much for pointing out that my building has only one roof. I realize now that my natal chart is not correct. What is my next step? I am a little overwhelmed as to how to correct my situation. Looking forward to your suggestions.

  8. Aileen

    I guess I am unclear in my description, my condo is a 4 plex with 4 separate doors; one to eachof the 4 units. There is no main door/entrance to the building. The determination of my facing and sitting was taken at the centre of the axis and also rechecked from the outside. My unit was then analysied as a stand alone unit. Is this an error? I am concerned as this will have a very diffrent impact on the energy. What is your recommendation?

    1. Dear Aileen,

      As I wrote in my previous answer, your building with the 4 condos normally faces one direction and only one, usually where the road is. It is this direction that must be taken to establish the birth chart for all the apartments in the building. However, it is difficult to give a final opinion without seeing the configuration and have been on site.

  9. Aileen

    Thank you for your response. I am unsure of how to handle the East sector. My condo faces N2-3 and the lou pan compassed was used inside. The natal star in the east is 6 and the mountain star 5 and the water star 2…hence my confusion. look forward to your response. Thank you for helping.

    1. Dear Aileen,

      to establish the facing of your condo, you have to take the facing of the whole building, so it means outside with the building in your back. One building, one facing for all the condos within and hence one natal chart for all the condos…

  10. Niko

    Thank you for the article. Im expecting first baby in new year. Master bed is in the west and other bedroom is in the south. Cant decide where to sleep. I do spend most time in the bedroom but was thinking the south could be an encouraging fun room with nap bed. If i move to south then would large west room be okay for play room? If not it’ll just be storage since i read its no good for child sleep. Could be possible for se or east to have play spots… Also, how can I use the romance energy in the south to enhance current relationship instead of energy inviting possible 3rd party? Tia

    1. Dear Niko / Tia,
      Congratulations for the upcoming baby:-) Please don’t change room or bed as long as you are expecting, just put some more Metal in the West sector of your home. After giving birth, if you want, you could use the South room to enhance the relationship or just spend time in this sector. If you put Metal in the West you may sure use this room as a playroom and Southeast and East are still good sectors in 2018 if you want to use them.

  11. Aileen

    Thank you for your reply. The East Palace that I refer to is my living room. I do spend a lot of time here. Do the Natal Stars override the Annual Stars in terms of analysis? My condo faces N, sits S. Period 8. My front and only door is N. Looking forward to your comments.

    1. Hello Aileen,

      I wouldn’t worry too much in that case and you don’t need to put anything as the East sector this year is not that bad, it’s actually a good sector to spend time in. The natal chart has effects on the long run, as for the annual stars, they are more effective but for a short period of time. I hope this answer your questions ? I can’t tell more about your condo as you said it faces North but you didn’t specify if it’s N1 or N2-N3, and you didn’t tell your reference point to decide about your facing.

    1. Hello Victoria,

      “bad directions” means, you don’t face, while sitting, or you don’t point (with your head) while sleeping. A regular shape house is preferable in Feng Shui, the same would go for the rooms to avoid internal Sha Qi (negative structures).

  12. Aileen

    My East palace requires a salt water/metal cure according to my Natal chart. For 2018 this east sector requires a yin water feature and no earth or metal. These are opposing opposites… how do I address this ?

  13. Alexa

    Hi johann,
    My kitchen is at the northwest sector extending to the north sector & my stove is actually placed on the north sector. What can i do about this? it will be hard for me to transfer our stove. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen (northwest). I cook a lot and my husband and i eat there also. What cure can i do for our north sector?

  14. Kaye

    I usually put metal wind chimes in the star #5 area (North this year) to offset the negative energies of misfortunes, however because the 3 Killings affliction is also in North this year and it’s best to not disturb the 3 killings, should I avoid using the wind chimes in the North? I also note, the 3 killings is not only in all of the North but also in NW 3 and NE 1 areas (322.5 to 37.5 degrees), so should all this area be kept quiet this year (or is it mainly all of North I should be concerned about)? Thanks

  15. Reva


    I am rat born(1984) and my bedroom is in north west. and my main door in west.I am 4 months pregnant.Can u suggest me any cure for star 2 & star 5 for 2018 without changing my bedroom.

    Thanking You

    1. Dear Reva,
      congratulations for your upcoming baby!
      Star 2 & 5 need both Metal energy to be “cured” so I would suggest you put metallic decorative items near your main door and in the North area of your home. You don’t need to put anything in the Northwest sector (your bedroom) as it is a good sector for 2018 starting Feb. 4th.

      Best regards,

  16. Suzanne

    Hi Jason,
    I just received a 20 gal. aquarium and am looking for a good place to put it. Our Southeast area is the front door and very small foyer with stairs so that is out. I have a small aquarium with waterfall on our north wall, but since this is in the misfortune area, do you recommend this being relocated? Kindest Regards, Suzanne

  17. ET

    Hi Johann,

    I will be moving from a West room to a North room in Feb 2018. Seems like both rooms are located at the bad stars for 2018. Would you advise if I should continue to stay in West or if it is really ok to move to the North room?

    1. Hi Jeff, to apply the annual flying stars you usually don’t need to know your facing direction. You only should know in which sectors of your home are the different rooms. For the flying star natal chart of your home you’ll need the facing direction to establish the chart (the main door is not the reference point for this method) so you’ll have to check from where the Qi is coming in and is there any openings to your home to receive the Qi. So you may understand that I won’t tell you here your facing direction without knowing the environment in which your home is located.
      Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Teresa, there are probably already enough metallic items in your kitchen to suppress the 5 yellow. And I assume you’re not spending hours and hours in your kitchen, so you don’t need to over worry about it.
      Merry Christmas:-)

  18. Hi Mr. Calvin i was born on the year of the pig. What shall i do to invite prosperity, good health and good vibes for 2018? I noticed that 2017 is not a good year for me.
    Every time I enter through the main door of our house, I have a very heavy feeling of sadness and lack of hope as if everything is on my shoulder. My husband and I are wondering what is going on in our lives. It seems that luck is not in our lives this year.

  19. Joey Saw

    My work cubicle is facing NE, can I also put a miniature mock red lantern on my work desk to negate the effect? I know I had to put an oil or red lamp on my main door of my house as it is at that direction. But I doubt my office will allow me to put an oil/red lamp.

    1. Hi Calvin,

      According to the Flying Stars those 2 sectors of your home will have good energies starting Feb. 4th. 2018, you don’t need any remedies. Spend time there and enjoy the good vibes 😉
      If your question is about Ba Zhai, SW and NW are not good sectors for a Kan house, as you already probably know. I can’t give you here an answer because I would need to also check the orientation of the doors for those rooms before giving any advice. And the comments section is not for consultation 😉
      Have a wonderful holiday times !

  20. Cookie

    Fabulous article. I live in a XUN house ad my office is West and based on my understanding, I need Metal as a cure since I can’t move my office. The house star is 6 in this location. Just wanting to make sure I make the correct cure. My Kitchen is Northeast and 7 and that cannot be changed, and Fire is recommended as a cure. Am I understanding correctly? Thanks for any info you can provide.

    1. Hi Cookie,
      You’ll need some Metal element in the West sector of your home for 2018 if you are spending a lot of time in your office. As for your kitchen, you won’t need to do anything if you’re not there for a long period of time during the day. Energies are only affecting you if you’re in contact with them. I hope this answered your questions ?
      Best regards,

    1. Hi Chris,
      wood decor and furniture are fine, plants are ok as long as there is not too much earth. Earth elements are stones, terracotta decorative items, big square decorative items, etc… Metal elements are everything made from metal, big round decorative items… The colors have so very little impact, that you just can ignore it.
      Best regards.

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