In our regular feature ‘Ask Melynda’ we’ll take your most puzzling questions or persistent problems and ask our resident Feng Shui ‘expert’ Melynda Munro to advise and guide you. So if you have any relevant Feng Shui or IV Pillars of Destiny questions email them to us at [email protected] and well publish her response in our next edition.
I am wondering if you can advise me on a problem that I have for 2012. My bedroom is situated in the South East and my bed also faces South. As my bedroom is not large in size it is difficult to even consider moving my bed at all. Please could you advise me on this, as I am aware of the Grand Duke Jupiter in the South East sector and also another inauspicious flying star in the South?
Yes the South East and South directions are tricky this year thanks to the annual flying star 5 yellow sickness in the South East and then San Sha or Three Killings (three bad luck) in the South. The Grand Duke is of course the direction the yearly energy is coming from and it is not good to face this direction as this will ‘offend’ the Grand Duke. However it is ok to be in the room that the Grand Duke occupies.
My first suggestion would be to sleep in another room for the year, especially if you are born in the Year of the Dragon or the Dog. If this is not possible then place a salt water remedy in the South East corner of your bedroom. Instructions for making this can be found in the Feng Shui Tips section of this month’s e-magazine. In fact it is advisable to have a salt water remedy in the South East sector of your home this year, whether you are sleeping there or not.
You should also place one Chi Lin or one Pi You facing towards the South East, as this will appease the Grand Duke somewhat. If possible turn you bed around, even if this means the bed head is in the middle of the room, as this is better than having your bed facing towards the South.
When I have been faced with this situation in the past I have moved bedrooms. One year in particular I even slept in a small lounge room and simply put up a screen to provide some privacy and enclose my personal space. This worked well for me and I would not hesitate to recommend it as a short term measure for the year.
How would I know if I am a weak or strong birth year? In the Chinese calendar I am born under the sign of the Earth Dragon. My birthday is June 20, 1988.
For some of us this question may appear somewhat basic, but it is well worth answering for all those readers who actually know very little about BaZi or the IV Pillars of Destiny.