Feng Shui, Astrology and Your Health

Posted on April 14, 2024 by Derelle Ball

When examining the Fei Xing/Flying Stars Feng Shui of a residence or business, there are some energy combinations that indicate the potential for a higher probability of certain health issues occurring in that location of the building (particularly if it is being used regularly as a bedroom or office).  

Of course, not every room containing any of these probability combinations will automatically result in the occupants getting sick.  Remember, Feng Shui covers your 'earth luck' energy which is a third of your overall luck potential.  

You also need to examine the surrounding landform to see if the energies are supported or weakened, examine communication between the client’s Ming Gua and Day Master Qi and current 4 Pillars astrology energy in relation to the energy in the bedroom and the energy being absorbed from the mountain star Qi in the wall behind the bedhead while sleeping and the client's relationship to stress, nutrition and exercise.

Additional considerations are the current interplay of elements in the room itself according to the window location, general colour scheme, form, shapes and the effect of the annual Feng Shui energy influences currently in that location, in conjunction with any renovation, construction or excavation that may be occurring in the same compass sector of the home or property or in a neighbouring property.   

Mountain star energy (which governs the general health and relationship potential affecting the occupants of a dwelling) is slow to move and takes its time to travel from ground level up a wall to the next level.  This is why people living higher in the sky in apartment blocks tend to have limited access to mountain star Qi inside the building, while the water star qi can be quite strong and/or dispersed in some locations due to the higher altitude and prevailing winds.  

You also need to take into consideration which mountain star Qi is being drawn in by the occupants when they sleep.  Is their bedhead positioned against an external wall where a potentially negative mountain star Qi is located or is the bedhead positioned against an internal wall drawing a different mountain star Qi into the wall according to little taiji compass demarcation of the room itself.

OK, so now you may be thinking, well I have no idea if my bedroom or office has any negative mountain star Qi, and I can’t afford a feng shui consultation at present, so what can I do to help protect myself and my family?   

Before I answer this question, I should add that all the mountain star energies have positive and negative associations depending on how they interact with the surrounding landform and the people absorbing them.

The individual's Ming Gua must be able to communicate effectively with the mountain star energy residing in the wall behind their bedhead in order to absorb beneficial health energy, and this may entail adding a particular element between the client's head chakra and the wall behind the bedhead while sleeping, in order to facilitate positive communication of Qi.  This E-Book explains more about this concept:

An Introduction to Mountain Stars: the Feng Shui Driver for Health Qi. 

You can locate positive health energy in your home and business according to the Fei Xing/Flying Star Feng Shui natal chart of the building which is ascertained according to the construction date and the precise compass orientation that it faces towards.  Each building has its own unique chart based on these 2 factors – there is no such thing as one natal chart fits all!  

From 4 Feb 2024, we fully transitioned into the Period of 9 where the 9 energy became the ruling Qi for the next 20 years.  You can read more about the Period of 9 and how the Feng Shui affecting your home and business may be affected via this article:

Period of 9 Feng Shui

From an Eight Mansions (BaZhai) Feng Shui perspective, most people have heard about having the oven mouth facing a supportive direction according to your personal Ming Gua (Kua) energy.  You can also position the stove, oven and/or rice cooker in your Liu Sha or Wu Gui location and/or strategically connect it to a supportive location according to the 24 mountains and their inherent element Qi to further aid in helping to supress illness Qi and support health Qi. 

Anyway, back to the question – what can I do about potential sickness Qi?  From a general simplified Feng Shui perspective, the answer is metal element and gourds.  The sound and movement of metal helps drain negative earth energy because in the natural cycle of elements, earth feeds metal, so if there is a continued benevolent vibrational quality of metal (via sound and movement), then negative earth is kept occupied and thus partly subdued.  This can be in the form of an anniversary clock with quiet moving metallic spheres at the base, a quiet solar powered golden Prayer Wheel placed on a windowsill that catches light and regularly playing relaxing piano music in the home.  Metal element colours and forms are white, gold, golden yellow, silver, brass, bronze, pewter and round, curved, spherical shapes.  

In some cases, where there is an inherent combination of 2 and 5 Earth energies in a specific location, it is best to avoid using a metallic windchime because it may connect with disruptive ghostly energy (via the 6+2+5 combination of Qi flow).  When in doubt, always stick to benevolent metal element such as gold or golden yellow colour, metallic ornaments that are curved in shape and the relaxing sound of beautiful piano music played on a low volume. 

Space clearing uses the sound of metal to help disperse sha (stagnant/negative) Qi and when you combine the sound of metal and the clearing qi from sage or sandalwood incense, you can re-energise positive Qi in a home or business, especially if the clearing is conducted on an auspicious date according to Xuan Kong Da Gua or via the annual Sun/Moon Ceremony dates for the specific dwelling and its facing orientation.  It’s also possible to collect sha Qi for removal while space clearing, via coarse rock salt, onion and various other herbal concoctions.  

I like to fine tune my own space clearing with tuning forks pitched according to the Solfeggio Frequencies.  These frequencies resonate at a deep vibrational level with the earth and can be found in ancient Gregorian chants.  A particularly good CD containing cleansing solfeggio frequencies via authentic Gregorian Chants for effective space clearing in your home is:

"National Public Radio Milestones of the Millennium: Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Chants, Hymns and Sequences"  

The sickness Qi that attaches itself to the 2 earth energy is naturally attracted to the shape of gourds.  Gourds (also known as the wu lu or calabash) belong to the pumpkin family and in many parts of the world, they are grown and dried and hung as decoration in the home and restaurants, and used as a container to carry grain, water and medicine.   

When using an organic gourd, you should make sure it has been properly dried, and cut a hole into the top section of the gourd so the sickness Qi can flow into the gourd where it will be partially transformed into a less harmful energy.  You can add clear lacquer to the gourd or paint it golden yellow, gold or silver.  If you can’t locate an organic dried gourd, then you can also get brass gourds or alternatively, look for a metallic vase in a gourd-shape (ie with a big belly, a narrow neck and an opening at the top).  Keep the gourd beside beds and near work desks (on the floor or on a shelf or table).

Note: those of you who are familiar with the new age ‘fixed Bagua’ or simplified ‘8 aspirations compass method’ may say “well shouldn’t I just concentrate on adding a water feature or jade plant to the East sector to feed and nurture the wood Qi of the Zhen Trigram or in the section of each room to the left when standing in the doorway looking into the room to feed the 'health' sector?”  I really wish it was that simple!  

Every building has a unique natal chart of energy flow according to the time period in which it was constructed and the precise compass direction it faces towards and in many cases, adding a water feature to an area (without knowing the actual flying stars natal chart of the building) can actually do more harm than good - esp if you are placing water on a favourable mountain energy, thus drowning the positive health and relationship Qi in that location, or on a negative finance energy, thus increasing the probability of loss of finances due to illness, litigation or misfortune.

In 4 Pillars Astrology, the first port of call when looking specifically at health is to examine which elements are dominant, scarce, non-existent and where certain clashes of Qi occur between the earthly branches and heavenly stems.  Your Resource element also resonates strongly with your health Qi and if it is clashed or out of balance, then this too can be a key indicator.  

Yang earth corresponds to the stomach and chest and yin earth corresponds to the spleen and belly.  The Ox, Dragon, Goat and Dog also connect to the earth element as they represent the end of the 4 seasons when earth is prevalent.   When the Ox, Dog and Goat combine together in an individual’s chart (in the 4 pillars Natal Chart and also in the time factor), this forms an ‘earth penalty’ which can indicate a higher probability of significant health issues emerging from hidden disease, and in some cases can also indicate issues connected with earth in the surrounding landform.  The Heavenly Stem sitting on an Earth Branch in your 4 Pillars astrology can also help you identify which parts of your body are more susceptible to disease and illness in general. 

Hidden disease and tumours are more likely to occur when earth is unbalanced.   The types of growths connected with earth-related disease are most often in relation to oxidative stress via free radicals causing genetic damage to cells and in the process, altering the DNA which can then become cancer.  Earth element is slow to move, just like the hidden disease which can manifest and spread without the individual being aware of what is happening within. 

"The higher the level of oxidation, the more damage occurs to the glandular system which is highly sensitive to oxidative damage from internal toxins and environmental toxins. Hormone receptor sites are also damaged or affected further contributing to hormonal imbalances. Oxidation is a natural process in the body, however heightened through increased intake of processed foods, alcohol, smoking and saturated fats. Consuming a diet high in natural plant antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables reduces the levels of oxidation". (excerpt from Jeff Butterworth's 'Happy Hormones Happy Life').

One way to help protect against this type of earth imbalance in your system is to exercise regularly in order to oxygenate the blood and promote healthy muscles (which also relate to earth) and also go to the root cause of the problem and fight the free radicals with plenty of regular antioxidants in your diet. 

Too many free radicals in the body (via oxidation) can also lead to other health issues connected with the eyes, inflammation, nerve damage, accelerated ageing, heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.  Good sources of antioxidants to fight free radicals can be found in the following foods:

Red and black beans: (kidney beans, pinto beans, lentils)

Berries: (amla, goji berry, acai berry, blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries)

Vegetables: (artichoke, leeks, garlic, onions, asparagus, carrots, red capsicum, broccoli, red cabbage, spinach, egg plant, pumpkin)

Fruit: (pomegranate, plums, mangoes, apricots, oranges, guava, dark grapes, red apples, cherries, raisons and prunes)

Fluids: (coffee, red wine, green tea)

Spices: (cloves, oregano, rosemary, turmeric, sage, cinnamon)

Nuts: (pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios)

There are many similarities between east and west astrology when looking at the health Qi of an individual.  For example, just as 4 Pillars (Bazi) astrology initially looks at the balance of elements, Western astrology is similar in regard to the balance of elements and the 3 modes (also known as modalities): cardinal, fixed and mutable.  The Ascendant and its relationship to the rest of the natal chart in Western astrology is also similar to looking at Resource and its relationship to the Day Master and its interaction with the other pillars in a 4 Pillars chart when ascertaining the overall long term physical side of an individual's health. 

The month pillar in 4 Pillars astrology helps us examine the interaction and routines connected with work, health/body and mind, while in Western astrology the 6th House position and interaction with the rest of the chart provides information on the health and work habits, routines and long-term health issues more likely to crop up in regard to encountering obstacles and/or frustrating situations etc.  

When investigating an individual's 4 Pillars astrology, it also helps to see which 10 Year Luck Pillar is currently affecting them.  It is interesting to note that the 6th Luck Pillar encountered during a person's lifetime contains a clashing Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch compared to the individual's Month Pillar in their 4 Pillars Birth Chart.  This coincides with the mid-life crisis scenario when the individual is more inclined to re-examine their work/life balance and make important changes to their workplace and/or career orientation. 

Two books that can help you make full use of your Mankind Luck (ie by controlling what you put into your mouth) when looking after your health are: “How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease”, by Dr Michael Greger, with Gene Stone and "Eat to Beat Disease: the body’s five defence systems & the foods that could save your life” by Dr William Li.

If you have been diagnosed with a tumour or some other growth in your body, it's worth considering the reduction of sugar and dairy products in your diet.  There's a lot of potential hormonal growth stimulants in milk - whether it's cow's milk or goat's milk, and there is a large body of evidence that now links the consumption of dairy products in the diet to increased risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.  If you're interested in finding out more, I can recommend the book: "Your Life in Your Hands: Understand, Prevent and Overcome Beast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer" by Professor Jane Plant. 

Here's an excerpt from the book: "When I eliminated all dairy products from my diet, a large ''secondary'' tumour comprising cancer cells in the lymph nodes in my neck, which was thought to be incurable, disappeared in weeks.  For me, this is pretty compelling evidence.  But that's not all.  Since many of the powerful chemicals contained in milk are known to have an important role in the development of young mammals, including cell division, and milk is designed for this purpose, it is worth asking the question: what happens if the chemicals designed to stimulate cell growth in newly-born animals send similar signals to adult tissue?"

Here's a great book to read if you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer: "Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds.  The 9 Key Factors that Can Make a Real Difference" by Kelly A Turner

If you are interested in understanding how food is viewed and utilized via Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I recommend you read "Food as Medicine" by Tracy Huang and "Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition" by Paul Pitchford.

If you are suffering from symptoms associated with auto-immune issues (eg arthritis, lupus etc), I recommend you read "Goodbye Lupus: How a Medical Doctor Healed Herself Naturally with Supermarket Foods" by Brooke Goldner, M.D

If you are suffering from anxiety, you may find this book helpful:  "Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve" by Stanley Rosenberg.

A simple question I often ask clients (especially those living in high rise apartments) is "when was the last time your bare feet connected with the earth?"  A great and cost-effective way to help reduce built up anxiety and stress is to find a pleasant location in your back yard, in a park or at the beach where you can comfortably sit and place your bare feet on the ground for at least 30 minutes. The more regularly you do this, the less stress build-up you will have in your body.  This process is called "earthing".  You can sit facing towards your personal Tian Yi/Heavenly Doctor direction (according 8 Mansions Feng Shui), or better yet, lay down on the grass, earth or sand with your head pointing towards a favourable direction (such as your Tian Yi/Heavenly Doctor direction) according to your Ming Gua.  

Some people find themselves succumbing to a repetitive pattern of negative self-talk or self-belief/expectation (eg "I always miss out" "I'm not good enough" etc) and this ties in with your Mankind luck and programming your brain to only see the negatives.  If you find you are habitually falling into a negative pattern of thinking, it's worthwhile exploring the concept of the reticular activating system (RAS) and how your focus of attention can determine how you feel.  A good book to help reprogram your brain to focus on the positives is "The Winner's Bible: Rewire Your Brain for Permanent Change" by Dr Kerry Spackman

Australian Feng Shui Master/Consultant, Derelle Ball can help you enhance the health, wealth and nurturing Feng Shui potential of your home with a detailed user-friendly Feng Shui Report.  For further information click: Off-Site Residential Feng Shui Consultation.  

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