九星的命名属性编辑 – The Individual Meaning of the Nine (Flying) Stars
Source: 百度百科 – Baidu online encyclopedia English translation by Vishveshwar
1. The First Star is called “One White Greedy Wolf Star,” it is a FORTUNATE STAR and it belongs to the water element. When One White Star is well placed, it signifies offial favor, fame, hitting the jackpot, luck in government and financial affairs. When ill placed, this Star brings “peach blossom calamities,” bankruptcy and the loss of the home, even to the point of venereal disease and terminal illness, and wandering in exile in strange places.
2. The Second Star is called “Two Black Huge Door Star,” it is an UNFORTUNATE STAR, and it belongs to the earth element. Two Black Star betokens disease. But when well placed, this star signifies venerable status, and the capacity for supremacy. But when ill-placed, it is a star of extreme great misfortune, the loss of wealth and family, terminal disease, death, and unexpected calamity, and it is ranked together with Five Yellow Star as the most unfortunate of stars. This star also signifies the summoning of evil spirits.
3. The Third Star is called “Three Jade Rewards Star,” it is an UNFORTUNATE STAR and among the five elements it belongs to wood. Three Jade Star represents (quarrels about) right and wrong. When this star is well placed, it represents becoming famous through eloquence, and it is very advantageous for lawyers and judges who only attain rank through being nasty ghosts. But when this star is ill placed, it represents quarrels and lawsuits, resulting in (criminal) punishment.
4. The Fourth Star is called “Four Green Literary Arts Star,” it is a FORTUNATE STAR, and among the five elements it belongs to wood. When well placed, it denotes cultured arts, literary ablility and quick-wittedness, but when ill placed, it must bring on licentious disasters.
5. The Fifth Star is called the “Five Yellow Honest and Loyal Star,” it is an UNFORTUNATE STAR, and among the five elements it belongs to earth. When the Loyal Star is well placed, it denotes a crucial position with incomparable prestige, like the most venerated and valued Emperor. But when this star is ill placed, it is called the baleful Five Yellow and furthermore exactly THE baleful, representing death, terminal disease, violent catastrophe, broken families and lost people. This star also must bring evil spirits.
6. The Sixth Star is called “Six White Military Arts Star,” it is a FORTUNATE STAR, and among the five elements it belongs to metal. Six White tends towards wealth, and together with One White and Eight White is one of the three great wealth stars. When Six White is well placed, everything is taken care of, but when ill placed, it becomes a star that loses wealth, and it can lose the family’s whole fortune.
7. The Seventh Star is called “Seven Red Broken Soldier Star,” it is an UNFORTUNATE STAR, and among the five elements it belongs to metal. When Seven Red Star is on task, it is beneficial for those who live and work by eloquence, including singing stars, actors, lecturers, and so forth, and it greatly beneficial for communications and propaganda. But when Seven Red Star is being contrary, it denotes verbal disputes, the flash of the knife and the shadow of the sword, and great world war. It also represents the danger of fire, and minor ailments of breathing and the lung area on the body.
8. The Eighth Star is called “Eight White Left Assistant Star,” it is a FORTUNATE STAR, and among the five elements it belongs to earth. When it is well placed, it is like the wealth star Venus, and it can bring scholarly achievement, riches, and honor. Speaking off the cuff, this is the most fortunate of the nine stars. When this star is ill placed, it indicates the loss of both wealth and rightousness, the spread of pestilence, and wealth can be lost in a flash.
9. The Ninth Star is called “Nine Purple Right Assistant Star,” it is a FORTUNATE STAR, and among the five elements it belongs to fire. When Nine Purple is on task, it is a jubilation star and a love star, it represents romantic connections and nobles like gods in heaven, it’s greatly beneficial for the real estate industry and construction. But when ill placed, this is a star of “peach blossom” calamity, harming capacity and destyroying wealth, and it also emphasizes fire disaster, explosions, heart disease, eye disorders, bleeding and so forth.
((The Chinese encyclopedia, believe it or not, then adds this injunction:))
Having seen this far, you should understand why many successful people in summarizing their experience say: “I only did suitable things at suitable times, and in suitable places, and so I have succeeded.” It’s possible that they don’t really understand Nine Palace Flying Stars, but that they have really encountered what they call “suitable,” and only thus have accomplished the brilliant success of their great endeavor. The reversal of fortune is an eternal law, every affair in life is inseparable from Nine Palace Flying Stars, and if you say this doesn’t apply to you, this can only be said to be your loss, friends, please remember: Zhu Geliang (mastermind in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms) was also just an ordinary person, it’s only that he knew a few more expedients than you. Aptly make use of the times when the Nine Stars are well placed to conduct your affairs.
((Here’s how we make that determination of whether these Stars are well placed or not, it’s in the relationship between the characteristics of the unchanging gua of the direction to which a particular Star has flown, and the individual characteristics of that Star, as given above. Here’s those gua, with the Luo Shu, which is that starting point from which these Stars start to fly, the only condition of the matrix in which all Nine Stars are well placed, in the center. The Luo Shu is only true for one year in nine, and it’s not this year (2015):))
Predictive Implications of the Eight Trigrams (Bagua)
☰ 乾 （qián）乾为天卦像
Qian gua (☰ 乾) is Heaven, Metal Element, NW.
Qian gua is masculine, energetic and robust, and continuously strives for self-improvement. Predictions from Qian are always pregnant with meaning and so abundant, complete, exhaustive, successful, and great. But if further change is lacking, it augurs ill. for personalities it expresses high-class, leaders, and officials, law enforcement, having high rank from money, and taxi drivers.
Kūn gua (☷ 坤) is Earth, SW
Kūn gua is feminine, thoroughly worthy and virtuous; she deeply supports the ten thousand things, and presses forward without limits with ceaseless motion, and has a smooth and unhindered appearance. Kūn’s predictions are all empty, and are definitely disruptive, dark, entrapping, immobile, auguring that one cannot get out by trying, and travelers (having moved out) cannot return. For personalities it means a vile character (taken from the smallness of Earth compared to the greatness of Heaven).
Zhèn gua (☳ 震) is Thunder, Wood Element, E.
Zhèn gua is repeated overlapping thunder, one clap following another. The tremblings and shock of the thunder cause the birds to cry out, are terrifying and frightening, and pondering them over and over again, are very moving. On starting a construction project, it causes a sensation about the achievement of the goal. Forests become groves. Among the eight pure gua, twists and turns follow good fortune, and when the liver (yin wood) is flourishing, it is easy to have anger, terror, liver disease, cramps, and injury to the spleen and stomach.
Xùn gua (☴ 巽) is Wind, Wood Element, SE.
Xùn gua is “Softness upon softness, when one breeze is gone another arises, ceaselessly continuing, gentle like the spring wind, favorable like following the wind.” When Xùn is fovorable and complies, it enters in and conceals itself. When a heavy wind starts giving out orders and monipulating energy, so that both sides’ tables and beds are touching, it increases business threefold, and the more the hair on the head becomes sparse, the more this comes out. In his movements, he can’t sit still, and can’t quiet down, and he scopes out affairs for the best. (There can be) kidney and liver disease, sciatica, pain in the thighs, rheumatism, and spleen and stomach complaints.
Kǎn gua (☵ 坎) is Water, N.
Kǎn gua is (literally) the pits, yang sunken into the midst of yin, meaning to be sunken in dangers, seriously threatened by dangers and difficulties, at risk from heaven, at risk from earth. There is the danger of losing the yang path, of unfathomable profundity, and of the devious and twisted water path, such that the life path becomes winding and bumpy. Nevertheless there is high intelligence, “earnest sincerity has its effect.” With respect to gua, although a certain affair may be smooth and unhindered, there are still twists and turns in the midst of it. There can be ailments of the kidney and urinary tract, leukemia, gynecological problems, vision deficits, and heart disease.
Lí gua (☲ 离) is Fire, S.
Lí gua has two different kinds of brightness, gorgeous light and also burning like fire, both bound up together. It scatters, breaks apart, and divides. In general the bagua mutually help each other, but at the same time they also have the capacity to be mutually repelling. And so although comparatively together, internally there are conflicts, and when a certain affair can be accomplished, there are vicissitudes, eye disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and lung deficiency syndrome.
Gèn gua (☶ 艮) is Mountain, Earth Element, NE.
Gèn gua besides the meaning of mountain, also means mountain range. It is immovable, still, stopped, restrained, steady, and stable. He ends his desires, and bears great responsibility. He is like two beds and two tables joined together, in two levels above and below. So one can’t get out, and those who go out can’t return. There can be cancer, acne, prickly heat from cholera, turmors, ulcers, and stomach and spleen problems, kidney disease, and pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis.
Duì gua (☱ 兑) is Lake, Metal Element, W.
Duì gua is clearly joyous, and her happiness illumines those nearby, she has the gift of the gab, and takes delight in uttering auspicious words, and is happy in criss-crossed channels between marshes, caves, abandoned caves, broken down walls and huts, and bumpy terrain. In judging affairs she is happy and at ease. There can be diseases of the mouth and trachea, lung disease, a pock-marked face, disease of the liver and gall bladder, pain in the thighs, leukemia, and the experience of surgery.
From a Buddhist perspective, it’s a matter of consciousness. Once having understood this system, the amount of effort it takes to apply it is trivial compared to the effort of blind persistence against mysterious opposition, or outright failure. But you won’t know that until you try applying it, that is, you will be unconscious and therefore deficient in your Buddhist practice of mindfulness unless you at least give it a try to see if it works. And maybe it doesn’t work for you, and that’s fine too. Personally, I find that it works quite well.
For those with Chinese language, here is a wallpaper I made several years ago which details all the basic archetypal components of traditional Feng Shui, with an updated flying star chart for the current Sheep year:
Namo Maitreya Meher,