Continued from: 2019 Feng Shui Tips and Cures
Let’s look into the rest of the feng shui bagua areas affected either positively or negatively by the annual stars in 2019. Be sure to read the first part of the annual 2019 updates, as well as the info on the lucky colors to wear in 2019. If you are looking for annual 2019 feng shui cures — or specific feng shui cures for any purpose, be it love, health or career — visit our online feng shui store.
Southwest Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
The Southwest bagua area is hosting one of the most challenging feng shui stars in 2019, the Star #5, also called the yellow star. As this is an Earth element star in an Earth element bagua area, the most powerful cures to weaken its energy will be of the Metal element (Metal weakens Earth in the destructive cycle of the 5 feng shui elements).
A traditional feng shui cure, in this case, is a 6 hollow rods metal wind chime. You can also go for a protective metal Buddha statue or a metal singing bowl, a metal bell or 6 Chinese coins. This is also a bagia area that can benefit in 2019 from the clearing energy of the salt water cure.
However, with all the needed precautions, do not forget that the Southwest area is your love and marriage area that still has to have good feng shui. Just be mindful about limiting the Earth element decor, such as crystals or earthy colors, for example, in order to neutralize the potentially challenging energy here in 2019.
West Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
This is the bagua area that hosts both excellent, as well as some challenging energy in 2019. The star of overall good luck and success — Star #1 — will be spending 2019 in the West area. This feng shui star is of the Water element, which is supported by the native Metal element of the West bagua area. Just like in the case of the South area in 2019, if you already have a solid feng shui foundation in your home (meaning each bagua area of your home has its main feng shui element well expressed and nourished), there is little you have to do here in 2019.
Here are some simple feng shui enhancements to help you benefit from the energy of this auspicious star in 2019:
Decorate your West bagua area with the Water and Metal feng shui element colors — blue, black, white and gray — as well as with items and feng shui cures that represent/carry the energies of these two elements. Examples of good feng shui Water element cures are fountains, images of water and mirrors. Examples of Metal element cures are Chinese coins, metal sculptures, Ru Yi, Wu Lou, and singing bowls. Be sure to avoid Fire element decor items and colors in your West area in 2019.
Because the auspicious energy that this star brings can be used to improve your love luck, you can bring specific items that represent a happy and harmonious love relationship.
As for the negative energies here in 2019 (called three killings), one of the best things you can do is to keep the area quiet and undisturbed. A classical feng shui cure for this specific negative energy is the image of the Three Celestial Guardians (ideally a small sculpture made from metal). Other popular feng shui cures to neutralize the negative energy here are the 6 hollow rods metal windchime, 6 Chinese coins tied in a row, and the salt water cure.
Northwest Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
This bagua area holds beautiful energy in 2019 — the so-called star of Future Wealth also called the Purple Star #9. As the name implies, this star brings an auspicious energy that can strengthen the flow of wealth energy into your life. This is a Fire element star in a Metal element bagua area, so you need to do subtle feng shui work in order to benefit from this auspicious energy and at the same time keep the native energy of this bagua area healthy.
However, the so-called Grand Duke or Tai Sui challenging energy is also here in 2019 so it is recommended to keep this area quiet and not disturb it with any renovation work or too much activity. The traditional cure for the Grand Duke energy is to place a Pi Yao in the area opposite the location of the Grand Duke. This means in 2019 it is recommended to place a Pi Yao in the Southeast facing towards Northwest. Another traditional feng shui cure is the Tai Sui plaque placed in this bagua area.
Here’s what you can do to assure strong, auspicious energy in your Northwest area in 2019:
Focus on Wood element decor in order to support the Fire energy of this auspicious annual star. This is the safest way to keep both the visiting star happy, as well as the native bagua energy happy and balanced. Choose from a variety of feng shui cures such as vibrant plants (especially powerful cures for this area are the feng shui money plants and the lucky bamboo), fresh flowers, decor items in colors green and brown, as well as images of lush, green landscapes.
Fire feng shui element decor will also help you strengthen the energy of this auspicious star, but do it moderately. You can choose to decorate with a few candles, Himalayan salt lamps, fiery colors in your decor items, images of fire, etc.
Traditionally, you can also work with the number 9 — considered the highest number, as well as the number of this specific star — in order to multiply the effect of your feng shui cures. This can be as simple as displaying 9 small candles on your altar or using 9 Chinese coins tied with red ribbon as a feng shui cure.
Keep the Northwest area of your home happy, clear and beautiful in order to fully enjoy its blessings in 2019.
North Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
The auspicious Star #4 is visiting the North bagua area in 2019 with the promise of academic success and of strengthening the love of learning. This star also brings luck in romance, as well as all creative endeavors. Star #4 is a very beneficial star of the Wood element. The native feng shui element of the North bagua area is the Water element, which is very good for nourishing the element of this annual star.
The Wood feng shui element cures are usually excellent to strengthen this star, but not here, because if you bring more Wood element decor you will weaken the native Water energy of the North bagua area. The best feng shui decor here in 2019 is based on the Water element as this will keep both sides happy and vibrant.
Here’s how to create the best feng shui in the North bagua area in 2019:
Focus on Water feng shui element decor, which means decor items in colors blue and black, mirrors or mirror-like surfaces in your decor, actual water features, etc.
Display fresh flowers in this area, and keep them fresh and happy. Use the romantic potential of this star by displaying feng shui love cures, be it modern or classical. Choose any symbol or modern decor item that speaks to you of love — such as a statue of lovers, for example — or go for traditional feng shui cures such as the double happiness sign, the Mandarin ducks or the Dragon & Phoenix symbol.
Placing a stack of books or a bookshelf in this area will strengthen the potential academic success granted by this annual star. The North area is a good area in 2019 to display your vision board (if you have or want to create one).
The Northeast Feng Shui Bagua Area in 2019
The potentially negative Star #2 connected to ill health is visiting the Northeast bagua area in 2019, this requires mindfulness in how you treat this bagua area. The salt water cure is an excellent feng shui cure here for the duration of 2019.
This negative annual star is of the Earth element, and the native element of the Northeast area is also Earth, so you need to focus on Metal element decor items to weaken its energy. Examples of appropriate feng shui Metal element decor in the Northeast area in 2019 are a metal Buddha sculpture, preferably the Medicine Buddha or Kuan Yin, a singing bowl, or a metal Wu Lou. 6 Chinese coins tied in a row are also considered a good cure for this specific energy, as is the salt water cure.
Avoid any Earth or Fire element decor in this area in 2019. Even though Earth and Fire elements are usually good in the Northeast area, in 2019 be mindful to avoid it. This means to avoid all Fire element colors, candles, as well as images of fire. Keep the area as calm as possible in 2019.
Center of Your Home in 2019
The auspicious Star #8 is visiting the Center area of your home, making it one of the luckiest, most auspicious bagua areas in 2019. The nature of the visiting Star #8 is wealth (it is actually called the Star of Wealth). The element of the visiting star is Earth, and the element of the Centre area is also Earth; this promotes harmony and balance.
Here’s what is recommended for the Center bagua area in 2019:
Focus on a strong presence of the Fire element in order to strengthen and nourish the Earth element of the annual star, as well as the native feng shui energy of the Center area. Examples of Fire element decorating are many — from red pillows to candles, purple throws, yellow rugs and more. The Himalayan salt lamps are an excellent feng shui Fire element cure with a soft and nourishing energy.
Decorate this area with a variety of Earth feng shui element cures, crystals being one of the most popular (and powerful!) cure. Choose from a variety of crystals or just bring some beautiful rocks from the forest or the beach (if appropriate). Along with crystals, decor items with square shapes (the shape of the Earth element), earthy colors or images of landscapes are very good here. The most popular feng shui crystals associated with the wealth energy are pyrite, citrine, and amethyst.
Strengthen the energy of wealth here with your own representation of wealth, be it with an image, a specific object or even just your clear intent written and displayed in a special way. Of course, you can always bring the classical feng shui wealth cures, too, such as the golden ingots, Chinese coins, wealth vases, gem trees, money frogs, feng shui fish and other charms (we have them all in our online store).
This is all I have to share with you about the 2019 feng shui updates! I know you might have many questions about the annual updates, so I have answered them here: The Annual Feng Shui Updates FAQs. Have a happy, joyful and inspiring 2019!
I wish you a year full of love, full of kindness, and full of laughter.
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