This is excerpted from 2021 Year of the Ox Feng Shui Forecast
Everyone wants to know at the beginning of the feng shui new year, will the year of the ox be a lucky year? It’s a fair question too.
But let’s start in the current year where the reigning 7 star is doubled as it moves into 2021, and was a contributor to the pandemic we’re in currently.
You could say that the 7’s energy was similar to tinnitus.
If you’ve ever had the buzzing and sound of electronic crickets in your ear, you know how you have to persevere despite the sound, until it magically comes to an end.
You could say that 2020 was similar to a year-long bout of tinnitus… you just had to bear with the non-stop whizzing sound, and go on about your life, albeit with a mask on. It could have left you feeling tired, annoyed and reeling.
That was 2020…a non-stop buzzing and spinning as norms were cut down, day to day life was altered and reality shifted, sometimes, moment by moment.
But it’s the qualities of the Ox year, one governed by earth that will help us to create some sense of the past year and all we’ve gone through, help us ground ourselves again and regain our footing.
The reigning 6 star of 2021 will find us asking bigger questions, putting our eyes on bigger sights, and a vision so far afield it’s positively astronomical.
That’s because the 6 Heaven Star is marching in like Hannibal astride his war elephants coming to restore order. There will be a bigger energy in town, a new sheriff if you will, and it’ll help create order out of the 7’s chaos.
The Lo Shu Square for the Annual Energies of 2021
The Reigning 6 Star
The 6 star is the star of all things big and strong, like tanks, governments, laws, police, and military.
However, this year, those aspects of the 6 star, while still in play, will be tempered by the yin energy that is the metal influence in 2021.
This will put more women into positions of power and authority.
And, as in all, the years pass in duality. There are two years of water, one yang and one yin, two years of wood, fire, earth, and metal and on it goes for all the elements.
In 2021 we will be in a yin metal year.
Yin energy is not always thought of positively, but it should be in the year ahead. Yin is defined as the energy that goes inward. The 6 star is a star that’s all-encompassing.
When I think of those two things put together, I think of a vaccine being widely distributed for the coronavirus.
A vaccine that’s released in 2021 will have worldwide implications for our entire planet. That would be the definition of all-encompassing in my book.
But let’s talk about the energies – or stars – of 2021 now.
THE 6 REIGNING STAR
We always start with the reigning star because this is the star that will wield the greatest influence over our year. We saw the unfavorable influence of the 7 star in 2021, so the 6 coming to visit will be a welcome energy!
In 2021, the theme will remain on the virus.
The 6 star, like it’s little brother the 7, also rules the lungs. Additionally, it affects the head and face, so wearing masks and being smart about health precautions will remain for the foreseeable future.
The 6 star is one of the most favored and highly regarded of all the stars.
This is a beautiful energy star that bestows favor and brings achievements, power, influence, authority — and perhaps the best of all its favors — windfalls, favors, and opportunities spilling out at your feet.
Better still, the 6 star lands in the center sector, the sector of health, wealth, and relationships, and represents a unification of heaven (the 6 star) and earth (the center sector).
Arriving in the center sector for 2021, the 6 star is like a big cosmic wheel of our life turning so having this benefic visit here makes it doubly welcome.
The center sector also represents all members of a household, meaning all members of the residence benefit from its heavenly influence.
Keep the center portion of your home as open as possible so the benefits of the 6 star can flow throughout the house.
The most important feng shui is always protective feng shui.
Pay close attention to all the stars and where they fall in your home. They have the most effect on you if they fall in your bedroom or at your front door.
5 Yellow – Southeast Corner of Assets, Investments, Savings, Oldest Daughter
When it comes to stars that are problematic, we always look at the 5 Yellow Star first. It has the most potential to be damaging.
Of all the stars, it’s the 5 Yellow that creates the most distress. It is an earth element star that’s most at home in the center of your home or business.
Its nickname, the bone breaker, gives you a clue to how difficult it can be.
This year, the 5 Yellow star gains more strength as it moves from the big wood in the east in 2020 and slips into the southeast corner of small wood in 2021.
The southeast is also the wealth sector, which should make some alarm bells go off.
The southeast deals mainly with accumulated assets, such as 401Ks, stocks and bonds, and savings accounts. Because it’s in the wealth corner, it’s a good idea to watch your investments closely and avoid doing anything risky with your nest egg.
This year, there could be bad news regarding 401ks and pensions in the year ahead. Take steps to ensure your investments and savings are secure.
The 2 Black Illness Star – North Corner of Career, Business and Income
The 2 star is the younger sister of the 5 Yellow and is regarded negatively in annual feng shui. It’s the number associated with nagging health complaints, financial difficulties, and all manner of annoying problems.
When the 2 star flies into your bedroom, for instance, you may find that you are beset with a chronic cough or a bill suddenly becomes a problem or, in some cases, the problem gets worse.
This could create arguments over money, problems with income and difficulties on the job. The lesson here? Pair up with co-workers to make work go smoother, and keep your resume handy in case of layoffs – or opportunities!
Avoid flames and fires here so that you don’t activate the 2 star.
The 3 Jade Argument Star – Southwest Corner of Woman of the House, Marriage, and Love
Women will be juggling a different energy this year. It’s the 3 Jade Argument Star.
Women may also be uncharacteristically angry, squabble or get into legal difficulties or have some involvement with a lawyer. There’s a high potential for divorce this year because the energies for both men and women are ones that can cause anger, cutting off of relationships and, sadly, divorce.
Another concern for women? Depression.
When there is excess wood in an earth corner like there is this year due to the 3 Jade Argument Star moving into the southwest, it can cause women to feel defeated, tired, and possibly depressed. This is the year women will want to pay close attention to their moods and mindsets.
Keep relationships going strong
Please take extra care of your relationships and your mental health this year. Place extra lighting in the southwest to keep the sector of marriage and love a warm and cozy feeling. It helps everyone who lives in your household.
Seed of growth
There is one small aspect to the 3 Jade Star visiting the southwest sector of women, love, and romance, and that is the potential for growth and opportunity. The 3 will use the earth’s energy of the southwest that women or southwest facing houses or bedrooms can turn into something that will grow.
What seeds would you like to plan in the coming year? This is a great year to get something that’s been in the back of your mind going. You don’t have to start big, you just have to start. The year will help you get something started that can take root and become bigger in the coming year.
The 7 Red Violence Star – Northwest Sector of the Man of the House, Breadwinner, and Helpful People
In 2020 the 7 red star, as it’s called, was in the center of the house causing problems with everything from finances to health and relationships. This was the star that created so many problems with COVID and more specifically breathing because it rules the mouth (how infectious coronavirus droplets are spread) and the lungs (where coronavirus attacked).
Wherever the 7 star falls the tendency to cut follows. This can be cutting relationships off, lopping off jobs, or losing members of our families.
In 2021, the 7 star moves to the northwest corner of helpful people and the man or breadwinner of the family. In this corner, the 7 star grows bold because it’s right at home with the big metal of the northwest corner.
The northwest corner also rules the lungs and pulmonary system, as the west does.
We will very likely see the 7 star do damage to the lungs and the global spread continue.
The bright spot is that the 7 represents a hypodermic needle and I am hopeful that the global aspect of the northwest corner means we’ll have a vaccine in the coming year.
This corner also represents international interests, corporations, country heads, and figures. The concern is that there may be more problems with breathing and COVID, threats to heads of companies or heads of state, more knife attacks like those in France in the fall of 2020, and threats or betrayal for the breadwinner.
Men will want to pay close attention to all promises and take no chances this year with their health, money, or their well-being. Vet and do due diligence on all offers and maintain good personal, financial, and household security.
In fact, men and women will both want to keep close tabs on their mindsets and personal outlooks.
With a long year of the pandemic in 2020, and with it still going on in 2021, the stress and strain can take a toll. My concern is the loss of, and strain on, relationships, depression, divorce, and continued loss that we can squarely pin on the pandemic.
THE FORTUNE STARS
The 1 Star of Victory Flies to the South Sector of Success and Recognition
This number is regarded extremely favorably in annual feng shui and in feng shui in general. The one star is associated with the north and with water and generating income.
This is the number that relates to income, opportunity, and the ability to triumph over the competition. Because it is positioned in the south, you may see your own star rise in prominence and enjoy greater success, especially if you have a south front door or spend time in a south corner room.
The 1 star is also the winning star.
If this is located in an important room in your house, be sure to compete, enter drawings and buy a lottery ticket or two.
Its positives include opportunity and generating wealth, as well as rising in prominence. The 1 is seen as a fortune star that’s welcomed wherever it flies. When the 1 star flies to the south, the sector of reputation, fame, and social contacts, it’s possible that this year you’ll find money-making opportunities through friends and through your reputation.
8 Prosperity Star Flies to the West Sector of Children
Everyone is always anxious to activate this star because it’s the one for wealth. The 8 wealth star brings with it opportunities for financial gain and good fortune and makes this corner of your house the most fortunate.
Wherever it flies is the best location for a front door so those with a west-facing house will be in for some wonderful energies in 2021 and enhanced prosperity. This is the star of success and wealth and is also enormously auspicious when it flies to the bedroom, home office, and living room.
Be sure to spend time in this room or portion of the house, opportunities for income and prosperity will be stimulated and the chance to grow and improve investments will rise throughout 2021.
Although this is thought of as a favorable star, even fortune stars can have their weaknesses. And this one involves children. The 8 star can portend problems with children such as illnesses and accidents. Keep close tabs on your children’s health and activities. Rough sports aren’t favored or taking risks with health.
9 Star of Future Prosperity Flies to the Northeast Corner of Education and Wisdom
Th 9 Purple Star is one of future prosperity and this year it flies to the northeast where it can work its magic.
The nine is the developing energy of a new period of time that will arrive in 2024, so its energy is growing stronger, luckier, and more fortunate as we move toward that year.
As we enter 2021, the earth energy of the northeast becomes fired up for the Year of the Ox. We could see more gains in education and watch as more young men strike it rich as we’ve seen since 2004, when the Period of 8 began.
The Ox, and the number 8, rules young men so having the 9 star visit this sector could be a boon. Just think of all the young men, like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, who have become billionaires in the past twenty years.
Falling in the sector of wisdom and decision-making, the northeast corner should see increased learning as a focus in the year ahead and sharper decision-making.
If your front door is located here, you may find that the opportunities you take this year will blossom into bigger financial gains in the future.
4 Star of Romance and Education Flies to the East Corner of Health and the Oldest Son
In 2021, the four flies to the east. The four, representing small wood, is comfortable in the east, the sector of big wood. The 4 will bring romance and educational benefits to the whole family, but particularly to the oldest son.
The 4 star can get a very bad rap in feng shui circles. It’s a homophone for the word death in Mandarin, and it’s frequently said that the Chinese avoid houses and anything that has a number four in it. Because the word four in Mandarin sounds like death, it’s understandable that the Chinese would avoid that number.
It’s also a number associated with sexual promiscuity and infidelity, so there’s another negative association. If there’s a potential for infidelity, the 4 could bring that to fruition, so take care with your relationship.
If marital wandering isn’t a problem, the 4 brings incredible benefits.
The 4 star is a wonderful number associated with public relations, writing, blooming romance, and luck.
The four is especially beneficial for writers, teachers, and students and is associated with educational and scholastic luck. It will be a welcome wine and roses kind of feeling for those with an east-facing house or east bedroom. Love luck will also be on the rise!