The Year of the Tiger is coming and with it will be sweeping change. The big, yang water energy that comes in like the tiger will make everyone sit up and take notice, just as you would if a grand tiger came striding into the room.
The tiger is a solitary creature by nature, and like water which is represented by the number one, this is a combination of energies that can bring major shifts.
Life is about to swiftly change and open up again after feeling slammed shut the past two years.
But it’s the transformative qualities of the water year ahead that should give us hope for the coming year.
I think there is hope for greater environmental concern to rise up and consider this the bright side of the year. Still, the dark cloud on the horizon is the reigning star of 2022.
The 5 Yellow moves into the center and is the reigning star for 2022.
This makes us put our focus on where we are at present…in an earth that is rapidly declining from all the pressure we have put on her.
Even so, the reigning 5 star is one that is often regarded as troublemaking and brings extreme difficulties.
The last time the 5 star was in the center sector there was a major typhoon, Haiyan, that devastated the Philippines, with over 5,000 known deaths.
In 2004, the 5 Yellow was in the center when the horrific 9.1 magnitude earthquake caused the Boxing Day Tsunami in Banda Aceh. Twenty minutes after the earthquake, several 100-foot waves hit the shoreline of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, killing more than 100,000 people and devastating the city, and at the end of all the devastation over 230,000 lives were lost.
Let’s talk more about the 5 star and what it represents.
- Center, middle
- Severe difficulties, major illness
- Broken bones, major accidents
- The center of the body, such as the solar plexus and spine
- Relationship problems, divorce
Because the 5 Yellow flies to the center this year, it means there is a potential for everyone to have difficulties, especially if there is a fireplace or kitchen with a gas stove located in the center.
Always regretted your center sector bathroom? This year you won’t because it will help drain the 5 Yellow from some of its potency.
It’s a concern this year because we still must continue to manage the continuing pandemic.
The Lo Shu Square for the Annual Energies of 2022
The strength of the year’s energies are doubled.
This is because all the stars have gone to their home positions. The good stars will be better and the difficult stars, more difficult. So read the following details with that thought in mind. As an interesting aside, all the numbers, no matter which way you add them together in the 2022 lo shu square above, will always total 15, which adds to a 6 and is the number of heaven.
In 2022 we will be in a yang water year.
The year’s water energy coupled with the wood element of the tiger means that the energies are in a nourishing state. In the past two years, they have been in a depleting state with the metal of the year draining the energy of the earthly ox that we had in 2021.
The tiger year will be in a producing state.
Water (this year’s element energy) nourishes wood (this year’s zodiac sign’s natural element), so we should be expecting evermore increasing care and concern about our environment, and new growth to boot.
That’s because the two elements that are so important for life – water and wood – come into such extreme focus.
The environment, global warming, and glacial melting will become a greater concern. While the space travels of 2021 were exciting and looking beyond our earthly boundaries is exhilarating, it’s where we are, where we live now that demands our attention now. Space exploration will continue to make headlines this year too.
THE 5 REIGNING STAR
We always start with the reigning star because this is the star that will wield the greatest influence over our year. The center sector also represents all members of a household, meaning all members are under the influence of the 5 star.
Because it is an earth star, it is associated with illness, so we’ll very likely have to continue managing the pandemic. The good news, though, is that there is a “grounding” effect that I think will help us come to some kind of balance with the virus and learn how to adapt to living with it.
Keep the center portion of your home quiet, avoid candles and flames, and remove red colors from the center so you won’t activate the 5 Yellow.
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 – Center Sector, health, wealth, relationships, all members of the household
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. In the world, though…the 5 Yellow is a harbinger of war. Let’s hope that won’t be the case in 2022.
This year, the 5 Yellow star gains more strength as it moves into the center, its home base. Make sure you take precautions here with feng shui remedies.
The 2 Black Illness Star – Southwest Corner of Woman of the House, Marriage, and Love
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 health difficulties for the woman of the house. Like the 5, keep this corner of the house quiet and avoid red colors and candles here.
The 2 star holds sway over sheep and monkey zodiac signs. This year, both signs will need to be vigilant about health and handle problems quickly.
We could see a return to diseases that we haven’t experienced much of in decades.
Diseases like hantavirus, measles, smallpox, polio, typhus, and anthrax could show up, especially in areas of the southwest parts of various countries, and in the world, they could become epidemic in portions of South America.
Despite the seemingly bad luck the 2 Black brings, if you have a southwest-northeast axis house, you could find you are doubly blessed this year as there is a configuration of stars that will bring good luck to these houses!
The 3 Jade Argument Star – East Corner of Family, Oldest Son, Health, Growth
When it comes to quarrels and disputes, the 3 star is the source. The element of wood is related to anger and bile from the body and it governs the liver.
Saturn, the great taskmaster, governs the 3 star. The 3 star is the number that reigns over the rabbit zodiac sign, so its impact on this sign will be greater and more profound.
Interestingly, the 3 Jade as it’s known, also corresponds to family relationships and we all know that there’s no kind of spat like a family one — and families do know how to argue.
However, in annual feng shui the 3 jade star is parking itself for the year in the east sector of the oldest son and the family, potentially tiring and trying all the members of the household.
This star is also known to stir up legal problems, gossip, arguing, and bickering. Keep the east corner of your home quiet yet brightly lit to avoid stirring up the 3 star.
The 7 Red Violence Star – West Sector of Children, Descendants
In 2022 the 7 red star moves to the west. Because this is the sector that rules the mouth, it can cause scandals caused by gossip.
The 7 star represents the rooster zodiac sign, so this year the rooster will need to be especially careful with what he says, his relationships, the tendency toward infection, accident, and theft.
This star is ruled by the planet Venus.
With the 7 star being an afflicted star, it will represent the negative qualities of Venus. Because Venus rules attractiveness and relationships, the negatives expressed would be problematic relationships, petty arguments, selfishness, and narcissism.
Wherever the 7 star falls the tendency to cut off and loss follows. This can be cutting relationships off, lopping off jobs, or losing members of our families.
More than relationship problems and difficulties, this trying star can cause a host of problems from robbery, accidents, arguments, slander, gossip, injury, and illness of the lungs.
We saw that when the 7 star was in the center sector in 2020 as the pandemic rolled out just as it moved into the center sector.
We will very likely see the 7 star create problems for children. Please be sure to take care of your children this year as the risk of infection to children has increased.
Avoid metal objects in the west this year as they will add more potency to the west corner. Roosters will also want to be especially careful and not risk infection by wearing a mask and getting vaccinated.
THE FORTUNE STARS
The 1 Star of Victory Flies to the North Corner of Career, Business, and Income
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, generating income, and providing opportunity in your career or business.
This is the number that relates to income, opportunity, and the ability to triumph over the competition. Because it’s positioned in the north, you may see your own star rise in prominence and enjoy greater success, especially if you have a north front door or bedroom, or if you spend time in a north corner room.
The 1 star is also the winning star.
If this corner is in an important room in your house, like a bedroom or home office, 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 star is seen as a fortune star that’s welcomed wherever it flies, and this year brings opportunities to the rat zodiac sign.
The 1 star will benefit the rat zodiac sign in 2022. It’s possible that this year you’ll find money-making opportunities through promotion, new job opportunities, and undertaking a new career.
The one dark cloud on the horizon is the 3 Killings, which can be easily managed. Do avoid sitting with your back to the north this year as you could be beset with difficulties and problems.
8 Prosperity Star Flies to the Northeast Sector of Wisdom, Education, Learning
Everyone is always anxious to activate this star because it’s the star of 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.
This star is ruled by the planet Saturn and its benevolent qualities, and it’s also ruled by the Sun. The planet Saturn is called the taskmaster or teacher planet, but it’s also a planet of reward. Whenever you have worked hard at something, Saturn rewards you.
The 8 star is also associated with the ox and tiger zodiac signs, the tiger being the sign of the year. Both signs should see recognition and the rewards of good fortune come to them this year.
Wherever the 8 star flies is the best location for a front door so those with a northeast facing house or bedroom will be in for some wonderful energies in 2022 and enhanced prosperity.
This is the star of success and wealth and is also enormously auspicious when it flies to the bedroom, home office, or living room.
6 Heavenly Blessings Star Flies to the Northwest Sector of the Breadwinner, Man of the House, Helpful People
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, prestige, 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 northwest sector of helpful people. These heaven people can range from someone who fixes a flat tire for you, to doctors, lawyers, agents, Realtors, mentors, and anyone of influence.
Arriving in the northwest sector for 2022, the 6 star is a like a big cosmic shower of meteors that rain down like diamonds from the sky.
That it’s in its home sector makes it doubly welcome – and doubly influential!
Like a great white sparkling diamond, the 6 star is ruled by the planet Venus. This planet rules attraction and relationships, so having the 6 star in the northwest corner means meaningful and beneficial relationships can be formed this year.
Have you ever wished for a guardian angel to help you?
Think of the 6 star as this kind of assistance…the kind that comes from heaven. It’s the star that brings windfalls and good fortune in speculation and helps the man of the house.
It’s the star that represents the dog and pig zodiac signs, so this year, these two signs could be lottery winners, receive an unexpected inheritance, or make a killing in the stock market.
9 Star of Future Prosperity Flies to the South Sector of Social Status, Fame, Recognition, and Friendships
The 9 Purple Star is one of future prosperity and this year it flies to the south, its home sector where it can bring success, pleasure, material goods where it can work its magic.
The 9 star is ruled by Mercury and the Moon. In the Year of the Tiger, the horse, an ally of the tiger, will doubly benefit from the 9 star because this is the star that represents the horse sign.
The 9 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.
Falling in the fame sector, those with a south-facing house or bedroom location will have an active social calendar, and be offered opportunities that put them out in front of others that will bring them prestige and praise.
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.
The opportunity to socialize and entertain will also be more pronounced this year too. If this is your front door or bedroom, you’ll likely see your home grow or your life enlarge in some way. It may be though adding a pet, a child returns from college, or you enlarge your home.
4 Star of Romance and Education Luck Flies to the Southeast Corner of Wealth, Assets, and the Oldest Daughter
As the 4 star flies into the southeast sector in the Year of the Tiger’s water energy will create a blossoming effect. This is one of the stars we want to grow and create a garden of wealth!
In 2022, the 4 star flies to the southeast, its home location. This star is associated with the snake and dragon zodiac signs so its effects will be a special boon to these signs who had to endure the 5 Yellow in 2021.
The wealth sector and the 4 star will be DOUBLY enhanced this year, so it’s a great year to be looking at your finances and doubling down on creating a plan to grow them.
Besides investments, the 4 star is also a wonderful number associated with public relations, writing, blooming romance, and love.
The four is especially beneficial for writers, teachers, and students and is associated with educational and scholastic luck.
The 4 star will bring romance and educational benefits to the whole family, but particularly to the oldest daughter, dragons, and snakes.
This year, though, I think the 4 star being in its home location will be strengthened by the water energy of the tiger so there could be a baby boom, dating begins again in earnest, and opportunities to build up wealth drained by the past two years of the pandemic will pick up.