The 2-5 or 5-2 combo is one of the more feared stars combination. Find out if it is really so fearful.
When Star 2 (aka Heavenly Doctor) is timely it signifies good health. It also signifies prosperity and wealth generate from property and land transactions. However when untimely it signify sickness.
When Star 5 is timely (during Period 5), it is beneficial and signifies high status and great wealth. However when untimely, it is highly inauspicious and signifies health problems, injuries, bankruptcy and even death.
In the current period 8, both star 2 and star 5 are not timely, their negative attribute surfaces and form a fearsome combination.
Star 2 represents the mother or oldest women in the household. Its element is earth and it also relates to the abdomen. When untimely it can bring illness especially to the women. Pregnant women especially (due to the abdomen) should be extra careful.
The general consensus is to avoid using the sector with the 2-5 stars combination for the main door, kitchen, bedrooms and other often used areas such as the living. Instead designate the sector/s for use as toilet or bath or as a store.
Both Star 2 and 5 are earth elements and a popular cure is to place metal in that sector to weaken the inauspicious earth energies. Earth produce metal and is weakened in the process.
The north west and west sectors (based on the Lou Shu) are associated with the metal element. Therefore if the 2-5 combo appears in the north west or west palaces, the negative characteristics of the 2-5 combo can be reduced by the Lou Shu elements of these sector. This is another example of metal weakening star 2 and 5.
Actually we should not be too fearful or paranoid of the the 2-5 combo. By itself it is not very harmful but when afflicted by external “Sha Qi” or agitators it can turn harmful. “Sha Qi” can be in the form of natural land form (e.g. rocky mountain) or man made structures (e.g. high tension cables or T junction). A good example of a agitator is a T junction directly in the from of the main door (or mouth of qi).
Nevertheless it is best to play it safe and avoid it wherever possible as ancient ancient text did suggest that the 5-2 and 2-5 combo can create widows and widowers!
While on the star 5, I would like to touch on the annual star 5. It depreciates the quality of the stars in any palace that it falls into. If possible you should avoid using that palace for important activities (e,g, bedroom) in that year.
More importantly you should avoid ground breaking or major renovation works in that sector. Violating it can result in life threatening events and financial losses.