# Feng Shui/Flying Star Feng Shui/Period 5

## Period Five

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 5 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, P5 represents Period Five.

Outer Ring Inner Ring Center Inner Ring Outer Ring
7-Red
1. Keng (+)
2. Yu (-)
3. Hsin (-)
7-Red
1. Keng (+)
2. Yu (-)
3. Hsin (-)
1. Chia (+)
2. Mao (-)
3. I (-)
1. Chia (+)
2. Mao (-)
3. I (-)
6-White
1. Hsu (-)
2. Chien (+)
3. Hai (+)
6-White
1. Hsu (-)
2. Chien (+)
3. Hai (+)
P5 4-Green
1. Chen (-)
2. Sun (+)
3. Ssu (+)
4-Green
1. Chen (-)
2. Sun (+)
3. Ssu (+)
1-White
1. Jen (+)
2. Tzu (-)
3. Kuei (-)
1-White
1. Jen (+)
2. Tzu (-)
3. Kuei (-)
P5 9-Purple
1. Ping (+)
2. Wu (-)
3. Ting (-)
9-Purple
1. Ping (+)
2. Wu (-)
3. Ting (-)
8-White
1. Chou (-)
2. Ken (+)
3. Yin (+)
8-White
1. Chou (-)
2. Ken (+)
3. Yin (+)
P5 2-Black
1. Wei (-)
2. Kun (+)
3. Shen (+)
2-Black
1. Wei (-)
2. Kun (+)
3. Shen (+)

## 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 5, the stars in the West (direction) are 975. This means that a room in the West of the house/property has the stars 975. Similarly, a room in the South of the same property has the stars 297.

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=5, Mountain Direction=W1 , and Facing Direction=E1

 642 297 429 531 753 975 186 318 864

## Direction W2-E2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=W2 , and Facing Direction=E2

 844 398 126 935 753 571 489 217 662

## Direction W3-E3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=W3 , and Facing Direction=E3

 844 398 126 935 753 571 489 217 662

## Direction NW1-SE1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=NW1, and Facing Direction=SE1

 745 299 927 836 654 472 381 118 563

## Direction NW2-SE2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=NW2, and Facing Direction=SE2

 543 198 321 432 654 876 987 219 765

## Direction NW3-SE3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=NW3, and Facing Direction=SE3

 543 198 321 432 654 876 987 219 765

## Direction N1-S1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=N1 , and Facing Direction=S1

 948 594 726 837 159 372 483 615 261

## Direction N2-S2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=N2 , and Facing Direction=S2

 241 695 423 332 159 877 786 514 968

## Direction N3-S3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=N3 , and Facing Direction=S3

 241 695 423 332 159 877 786 514 968

## Direction NE1-SW1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=NE1, and Facing Direction=SW1

 943 497 225 134 852 679 588 316 761

## Direction NE2-SW2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=NE2, and Facing Direction=SW2

 741 396 528 639 852 174 285 417 963

## Direction NE3-SW3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=NE3, and Facing Direction=SW3

 741 396 528 639 852 174 285 417 963

## Direction E1-W1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=E1 , and Facing Direction=W1 :

 246 792 924 135 357 579 681 813 468

## Direction E2-W2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=E2 , and Facing Direction=W2 :

 448 893 621 539 357 175 984 712 266

## Direction E3-W3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=E3 , and Facing Direction=W3 :

 448 893 621 539 357 175 984 712 266

## Direction SE1-NW1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=SE1, and Facing Direction=NW1:

 547 992 729 638 456 274 183 811 365

## Direction SE2-NW2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=SE2, and Facing Direction=NW2:

 345 891 123 234 456 678 789 912 567

## Direction SE3-NW3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=SE3, and Facing Direction=NW3:

 345 891 123 234 456 678 789 912 567

## Direction S1-N1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=S1 , and Facing Direction=N1 :

 849 495 627 738 951 273 384 516 162

## Direction S2-N2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=S2 , and Facing Direction=N2 :

 142 596 324 233 951 778 687 415 869

## Direction S3-N3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=S3 , and Facing Direction=N3 :

 142 596 324 233 951 778 687 415 869

## Direction SW1-NE1

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=SW1, and Facing Direction=NE1:

 349 794 522 431 258 976 885 613 167

## Direction SW2-NE2

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=SW2, and Facing Direction=NE2:

 147 693 825 936 258 471 582 714 369

## Direction SW3-NE3

The Flying Star Chart for Period=5, Mountain Direction=SW3, and Facing Direction=NE3:

 147 693 825 936 258 471 582 714 369