Feng Shui 2016




Updating Your Flying Star Feng Shui for Fire Monkey Year 2016

The influences of the Flying Stars change from year to year. With the arrival of Monkey year on 4th February 2015, while some aspects of our Feng Shui might be due for a boost, some other aspects might suffer. Therefore, at the beginning of each year, these visiting yearly stars should be examined and the necessary precautions taken for remedying any possible negative aspects.

I will list below all the inauspicious stars in order of importance, their element, location in 2016 and how the negative aspects can be improved. However this is only general information. For a total evaluation of our Feng Shui we need to take a look at how the yearly stars, and even the monthly visiting stars, interact with our basic Flying Star chart.

One should consider the location of the stars as well when evaluating these changing influences. If a negative star such as Yellow 5 is visiting an area with a vital function such as entrance, living room, bedroom, reception area, or board-room at work, cures will certainly be necessary. If the very same star is to be found in a bath-room, storage area or another seldom used area, no cure will be required.











Yellow danger



Wind chimes

white/metallic colours







white/metallic colours






lamps/red objects




Rivaly, back stabbing,

loss of wealth



bamboo in water



Even tough an all metal wind-chime is the most efficient way of remedying 5 Yellow, sometimes using a salt water cure might be more practical.

Apart from the traditional cures, each and every item of decoration and accessory having the correct colours and shapes can be integrated into the interior design as remedies and will enhance the curing effect of that particular element. For example, along with an all metal wind-chime for curing Yellow 5, one could also use white curtains, white or black upholstered sofas with dot patterned cushions scattered on them, round/oval shapes in general, statues and ornaments in gold, silver, copper, bronze and white-washed walls, representing the metal and water elements.

Another important measure is to make sure that no objects representing the fire element are present when remedying the earth stars such as Yellow 5 and 2 Sickness. Bright lamps, predominantly red/purple carpets, furniture and other accessories with triangle or zigzag patterns in fire colours will all symbolise the fire element. The fire element feeding these earth stars will make them even stronger and more dangerous.

The same care should be taken with representations of the earth element when curing the metal 7. In the constructive cycle of the elements, earth supports the metal element. Since metal star 7 is dated in our present age of 8, encouraging it by support could create adverse affects. Examples of this negative support could be seen as terra-cotta flooring, excessive use of earthenware ornaments, potted plants and earth colours, and check/gingham patterns dominating in interior design.

After curing all the visiting negative stars we need to check the position of Grand Duke Jupiter, also called Tai Sui (tài suì, 太岁), 3 Shars-3 Afflictions (sān shā, 三煞) and the Clash Position, Sui Po (suì pò, 岁破). The 3 Shar directions in 2016 is the string of Fire; Snake, Horse and Goat. However, the most serious of these is W2, Horse. When pinpointing these directions, it will be necessary to use a compass for precision and to mark the exact areas covered by these 15-degree segments on the floor-plan, to be able to see the precise areas of concern.

If you are building a new house or doing large scale renovation work this year, it would be particularly wise to check these directions first. It is said that offending the Grand Duke can create personal problems and offending Sui Po can be just as serious, not so much on a personal level, but effecting more your finances. If you have renovation plans, please check if you have Tai Sui and Sui Po segments disturbed. If so, please apply Feng Shui formulae for choosing a safe date to start (the building work or renovation). This also includes landscaping.





Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui)

SW3 Monkey


Best not facing this direction when sitting. No major renovations inside in this direction. No moving earth (planting included), construction and renovation work. Preferably avoid travelling towards this direction.

Three Killings

(3 afflictions)

S2 Horse

Calamity sha


The worst of the 3 Afflictions, best not to have this direction behind you.

SE3 Snake Robbery sha


Best not to have these directions behind you.

SW1 Goat

Year sha


Clash (Sui Po)

Year Breaker

NE3 Tiger


Best not to have this direction behind you. Avoid moving earth, construction, renovation in this sector.


Alternatively, you could print the diagram above on a transparency and lay it over your floor-plan in order to see the areas of concern. However it is not always easy or practical to take all possible precautions. The important point is to be prepared for these changes and to remedy negative aspects as much as possible. I should also mention again that this list is made in order of importance.

Now, the most fun part: activations.

Activations can be important and have a huge impact on your Feng Shui. They not only enhance prosperity by releasing stagnant qi, but also protect us from the harmful effects of negative stars, including Yellow 5 and Black 2. It can be compared to darkness disappearing when the sun shines. Activation is indeed the best way to make sure negative stars are properly dealt with.

There are four sectors in 2016 that are worth being activated:

Please first check the natal flying stars and the annual stars in these sectors. In case you have negative water stars/annual stars such as 5, 2 and 7, it is best you leave these sectors alone and try to see if you could activate water star 8 or 9 instead. Again, it is important that you do not activate a water star 8 if it is in the nort-east sector where Yellow 5 is visiting during the Fire Monkey year.


Sector Degrees Name Benefits
 W2-Rooster  262.6-277.5  

Tai Yang, the Sun


The most powerful Nobleman Star, represents helpful people, dispels negativity in general.


82.6- 97.5  

Dragon Virtue

Transforms the negative effects of harmful stars into positive outcomes.

NW3- Pig


322.6- 337.5

Tai Yin, the Moon Brings money luck, support from female family members and/or female VIPs.

SE3- Snake


112.6- 127.5


Fortune Virtue

Brings fortune and happiness, dispels existing problems.


I wish you all the best of luck and a fulfilling year ahead.



  • Take a pint glass.
  • Fill the glass ¾ with salt.
  • Place metal coins on top of the salt.
  • Fill with water all the way up.
  • Place it where it is needed, preferably out of sight. It should not be covered.