Flying Star Feng Shui is amazing and it works; the only problem is that changing the entire house around each year can be a real pain (literally-back pain, knee pain, headaches). But as soon as one rearranges the room for the new star positions for the year, the energy changes … that quickly. The old stagnant energy fades away and the new vibrant energy circles around the home, enlivening everything as it goes. This is why the master bedroom should always be the first area of the house to be rearranged. Then the owners of the home can rest comfortably each night as they get the rest of the house done over the next few weeks.
The easiest way to handle the yearly changes in this school of feng shui is to just paint all the walls one color; white, cream or a neutral. Then all one has to do is change draperies (possibly), cushions, vases and plants-at least as far as color goes. The feng shui cures will still need to be moved around and some need to be replaced each year but most can be cleaned and reused. Those who practice this method of feng shui can attest to its effectiveness; they start planning at least two months ahead for the changes to be made. Some of us love the changes in colors possible and do not mind buying several sets of curtains, towels, cushions and such. Some people who love color but do not want to have to paint the walls every year go so far as to hand drapery panels all across one wall with spaces open between them to hang artwork. That kind of arrangement provides big color with very little effort other than cleaning the panels at the end of the year and staring them away.
While some feng shui stores will claim that all of the feng shui items need to be trashed and new ones bought each year, that is just not true. Some items should be thrown out or buried in the yard but most can be reused after proper cleaning. We do want fresh new energies for the new year and cleansing takes care of that. After all of the rearranging is done, the new placements for the feng shui cures can be done, with protective cures being placed first and enhancers second. Any problem areas for the year need to be identified and kept dark and inactive during their most afflicted times. The intensity of the affliction will vary with the monthly star changes; some months the area will be neutral due to auspicious stars landing there. Remember: get your plan ready, start the rearranging in the proper manner and make it easy on yourself. Then sit back and enjoy the new flow of good energies.
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