# Feng Shui/Flying Star Feng Shui/Period 4

## Period Four

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 4 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, P4 represents Period Four.

Outer Ring Inner Ring Center Inner Ring Outer Ring
6-White
1. Hsu (-)
2. Chien (+)
3. Hai (+)
7-Red
1. Keng (+)
2. Yu (-)
3. Hsin (-)
1. Chia (+)
2. Mao (-)
3. I (-)
2-Black
1. Wei (-)
2. Kun (+)
3. Shen (+)
5-Yellow
1. Chi (-)
2. Wu (+)
3. Wu (+)
6-White
1. Hsu (-)
2. Chien (+)
3. Hai (+)
P4 4-Green
1. Chen (-)
2. Sun (+)
3. Ssu (+)
1. Chia (+)
2. Mao (-)
3. I (-)
9-Purple
1. Ping (+)
2. Wu (-)
3. Ting (-)
1-White
1. Jen (+)
2. Tzu (-)
3. Kuei (-)
P4 9-Purple
1. Ping (+)
2. Wu (-)
3. Ting (-)
8-White
1. Chou (-)
2. Ken (+)
3. Yin (+)
7-Red
1. Keng (+)
2. Yu (-)
3. Hsin (-)
8-White
1. Chou (-)
2. Ken (+)
3. Yin (+)
P4 2-Black
1. Wei (-)
2. Kun (+)
3. Shen (+)
1-White
1. Jen (+)
2. Tzu (-)
3. Kuei (-)

## 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 4, the stars in the West (direction) are 469. This means that a room in the West of the house/property has the stars 469. Similarly, a room in the South of the same property has the stars 287.

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=4, Mountain Direction=W1 , and Facing Direction=E1

 733 287 915 824 642 469 378 196 551

## Direction W2-E2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=W2 , and Facing Direction=E2

 531 186 318 429 642 864 975 297 753

## Direction W3-E3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=W3 , and Facing Direction=E3

 531 186 318 429 642 864 975 297 753

## Direction NW1-SE1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=NW1, and Facing Direction=SE1

 632 187 819 721 543 365 276 998 454

## Direction NW2-SE2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=NW2, and Facing Direction=SE2

 434 988 216 325 543 761 879 197 652

## Direction NW3-SE3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=NW3, and Facing Direction=SE3

 434 988 216 325 543 761 879 197 652

## Direction N1-S1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=N1 , and Facing Direction=S1

 839 484 612 721 948 266 375 593 157

## Direction N2-S2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=N2 , and Facing Direction=S2

 137 583 315 226 948 761 672 494 859

## Direction N3-S3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=N3 , and Facing Direction=S3

 137 583 315 226 948 761 672 494 859

## Direction NE1-SW1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=NE1, and Facing Direction=SW1

 639 285 417 528 741 963 174 396 852

## Direction NE2-SW2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=NE2, and Facing Direction=SW2

 832 386 114 923 741 568 477 295 659

## Direction NE3-SW3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=NE3, and Facing Direction=SW3

 832 386 114 923 741 568 477 295 659

## Direction E1-W1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=E1 , and Facing Direction=W1 :

 337 782 519 428 246 964 873 691 155

## Direction E2-W2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=E2 , and Facing Direction=W2 :

 135 681 813 924 246 468 579 792 357

## Direction E3-W3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=E3 , and Facing Direction=W3 :

 135 681 813 924 246 468 579 792 357

## Direction SE1-NW1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=SE1, and Facing Direction=NW1:

 236 781 918 127 345 563 672 899 454

## Direction SE2-NW2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=SE2, and Facing Direction=NW2:

 434 889 612 523 345 167 978 791 256

## Direction SE3-NW3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=SE3, and Facing Direction=NW3:

 434 889 612 523 345 167 978 791 256

## Direction S1-N1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=S1 , and Facing Direction=N1 :

 938 484 216 127 849 662 573 395 751

## Direction S2-N2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=S2 , and Facing Direction=N2 :

 731 385 513 622 849 167 276 494 958

## Direction S3-N3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=S3 , and Facing Direction=N3 :

 731 385 513 622 849 167 276 494 958

## Direction SW1-NE1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=SW1, and Facing Direction=NE1:

 936 582 714 825 147 369 471 693 258

## Direction SW2-NE2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=SW2, and Facing Direction=NE2:

 238 683 411 329 147 865 774 592 956

## Direction SW3-NE3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=4, Mountain Direction=SW3, and Facing Direction=NE3:

 238 683 411 329 147 865 774 592 956