# Feng Shui/Flying Star Feng Shui/Period 3

## Period Three

In traditional Feng Shui, the Period is normally depicted as a circle in order for it to be used to construct the Nine Palaces Chart. As given below, the circle for Period 3 has been transposed into tabular form which can just as easily be used to construct the required charts for use in Feng Shui.

The first and last columns in the table below are called "Outer Ring" because they are seen in the outermost ring of a Feng Shui circular chart. In tabular format, there are two columns for "Outer Ring", although in a circular format it is actually only one ring. This is because the first column represents what we see on one side of the circle, whilst the last column represents what is diagonally opposite on the other side of the circle.

The "Inner Ring" represents the second ring from the outermost ring. Again, although it is shown as two columns, the Inner Ring consists of only one continuous ring in circular format. The "Center" column gives the Period number. In this instance, P3 represents Period Three.

Outer Ring Inner Ring Center Inner Ring Outer Ring
5-Yellow
1. Wu (+)
2. Chi (-)
3. Chi (-)
7-Red
1. Keng (+)
2. Yu (-)
3. Hsin (-)
1. Chia (+)
2. Mao (-)
3. I (-)
1-White
1. Jen (+)
2. Tzu (-)
3. Kuei (-)
4-Green
1. Chen (-)
2. Sun (+)
3. Ssu (+)
6-White
1. Hsu (-)
2. Chien (+)
3. Hai (+)
P3 4-Green
1. Chen (-)
2. Sun (+)
3. Ssu (+)
2-Black
1. Wei (-)
2. Kun (+)
3. Shen (+)
8-White
1. Chou (-)
2. Ken (+)
3. Yin (+)
1-White
1. Jen (+)
2. Tzu (-)
3. Kuei (-)
P3 9-Purple
1. Ping (+)
2. Wu (-)
3. Ting (-)
7-Red
1. Keng (+)
2. Yu (-)
3. Hsin (-)
6-White
1. Hsu (-)
2. Chien (+)
3. Hai (+)
8-White
1. Chou (-)
2. Ken (+)
3. Yin (+)
P3 2-Black
1. Wei (-)
2. Kun (+)
3. Shen (+)
9-Purple
1. Ping (+)
2. Wu (-)
3. Ting (-)

## Synonyms

The term "Period" is also known as the "Age", and the term "Mountain Direction" is also known as the "Sitting Direction".

## Grid Directions

In a Flying Star Chart, the term "NORTH" includes N1, N2 and N3 (North 1, North 2 and North 3), and "SOUTHWEST" includes SW1, SW2 and SW3, etc. Each of the 8 main directions (N, S, E, W, NE, SE, NW, and SW) has 3 sub-divisions, resulting in a total of 24 sectors, and these are known as the "24 Mountains". In plotting a Flying Star Chart, each set of 3 sub-divisions is subsumed under one of the 8 main directions. However, the resultant charts are different for different sectors of the same main direction. For example, it is apparent that the Flying Star Chart of [W1-E1] is different from that of [W2-E2].

 SOUTH-EAST SOUTH ↑(pointing Direction) SOUTH-WEST EAST(Direction) Centre (of a property) WEST(Direction) NORTH-EAST NORTH(pointing Direction) NORTH-WEST

The directions of the grids in each Flying Star Chart are found in the above table. For example, for Direction [W1-E1] of the Original Flying Star Chart in Period 3, the stars in the West direction are 753. This means that a room in the West of the house/property has the stars 753. Similarly, a room in the South of the same property has the stars 975.

In every Flying Star Chart on this page (and in this book), the South↑ is always on top, and the North is always at the bottom of a grid. In Chinese, a magnetic compass is known as a "South Pointing Needle" (指南针). As a matter of perspective, this may help explain why a Nine-Palace Chart is always drawn with the South (direction) on top. A typical way to use a Nine-Palace Chart (aka Flying Star Chart) is to align the southerly direction and superimpose it onto the architectural plan of a house or property.

## Direction W1-E1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=W1 , and Facing Direction=E1

 429 975 297 318 531 753 864 186 642

## Direction W2-E2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=W2 , and Facing Direction=E2

 622 176 894 713 531 358 267 985 449

## Direction W3-E3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=W3 , and Facing Direction=E3

 622 176 894 713 531 358 267 985 449

## Direction NW1-SE1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=NW1, and Facing Direction=SE1

 523 977 795 614 432 259 168 886 341

## Direction NW2-SE2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=NW2, and Facing Direction=SE2

 321 876 198 219 432 654 765 987 543

## Direction NW3-SE3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=NW3, and Facing Direction=SE3

 321 876 198 219 432 654 765 987 543

## Direction N1-S1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=N1 , and Facing Direction=S1

 926 472 294 115 837 659 561 383 748

## Direction N2-S2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=N2 , and Facing Direction=S2

 728 373 591 619 837 155 264 482 946

## Direction N3-S3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=N3 , and Facing Direction=S3

 728 373 591 619 837 155 264 482 946

## Direction NE1-SW1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=NE1, and Facing Direction=SW1

 728 274 996 817 639 452 363 185 541

## Direction NE2-SW2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=NE2, and Facing Direction=SW2

 521 175 393 412 639 857 966 284 748

## Direction NE3-SW3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=NE3, and Facing Direction=SW3

 521 175 393 412 639 857 966 284 748

## Direction E1-W1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=E1 , and Facing Direction=W1 :

 924 579 792 813 135 357 468 681 246

## Direction E2-W2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=E2 , and Facing Direction=W2 :

 226 671 498 317 135 853 762 589 944

## Direction E3-W3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=E3 , and Facing Direction=W3 :

 226 671 498 317 135 853 762 589 944

## Direction SE1-NW1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=SE1, and Facing Direction=NW1:

 325 779 597 416 234 952 861 688 143

## Direction SE2-NW2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=SE2, and Facing Direction=NW2:

 123 678 891 912 234 456 567 789 345

## Direction SE3-NW3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=SE3, and Facing Direction=NW3:

 123 678 891 912 234 456 567 789 345

## Direction S1-N1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=S1 , and Facing Direction=N1 :

 629 274 492 511 738 956 165 383 847

## Direction S2-N2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=S2 , and Facing Direction=N2 :

 827 373 195 916 738 551 462 284 649

## Direction S3-N3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=S3 , and Facing Direction=N3 :

 827 373 195 916 738 551 462 284 649

## Direction SW1-NE1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=SW1, and Facing Direction=NE1:

 827 472 699 718 936 254 363 581 145

## Direction SW2-NE2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=SW2, and Facing Direction=NE2:

 125 571 393 214 936 758 669 482 847

## Direction SW3-NE3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=3, Mountain Direction=SW3, and Facing Direction=NE3:

 125 571 393 214 936 758 669 482 847