In the Flying Star system of Feng Shui, you will see references to the terms, Mountain and Water Stars. The star or rather a number that ranges of 1 to 9 is a representation of a type of energy or ‘qi’.
In this system, a dwelling is divided into nine sectors in a 3×3 matrix based on the facing direction of the dwelling as well as on the year of completion (or the year that it had a major renovation).
Within each of these sectors, called palaces are usually three numbers. The one in the center is called the period number. The one on the top right of the palace is the Water Star while the one on the top left is the Mountain Star.
What do these stars mean? As I had mentioned earlier, they represent the quality of the qi present in that sector. In this system, time is divided into 9 periods of 20 years each. The current period eight (runs) from 2004 to 2024. During this period certain stars or numbers such as 8 and 9 are highly auspicious. Certain numbers such as 2 and 5 are usually inauspicious except during period 2 and 5 respectively. The quality of the other stars varies depending on the period and the Flying Star schools that you practice.
Like most other Feng Shui system, the methodology is to locate the main door, master bedroom and kitchen in auspicious sectors.
Which is more important, the Mountain or Water Stars? The answer is both. The main door which is the primary source of incoming ‘qi’ is best located in a sector with an auspicious Water Star such as 8 or 9 in the current period. Water is associated with wealth and movement in a sector with a good Water Star will assist your wealth endeavour.
The opposite is true for the master bedroom. Here we want good health and relationship which is associated with the Mountain Star. Simplistically the best sector for a bedroom is one with an auspicious Mountain Star such as 8 or 9 in the current period.
In practice, most practitioners will also consider the combination of the water start with the mountain star, or both the stars with the period star or with the Gua number of the occupants.
The stars are enhanced by surrounding forms – both external and internal. For example of you main door is located in a good Water Star sector and it fronts a lake or river, the wealth energy is enhanced. Similarly if your bedroom is located in a sector with an auspicious Mountain Star, and your have a real mountain or something that respects a mountain such as a building in that sector, then your health and relationship luck is enhanced.