Feng shui and Chinese astrology intersect to achieve a better balance of chi energy in your home and personal life. Your Chinese zodiac animal sign and correlating compass direction can guide you to capitalize on auspicious chi energy.
Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches
Chinese astrology is similar to western astrology. Instead of constellations, Chinese astrology assigns animals to birthdates. Each animal also correlates to a compass direction. A Chinese astrology chart is calculated to reveal the heavenly stems and earthly branches that govern your life.
The five elements make up the five heavenly stems. Each element has yin (female) and yang (male) polarities. This creates 10 heavenly stems. In feng shui, the five elements are assigned to one of the eight compass directions.
The 12 zodiac animals are called earth luck. Each sign has a yin or yang governing element.
Compass Directions, Elements and Colors
Use this calculator to find your your zodiac animal. With that information, you can find the compass direction, element and color best for you. You can use these to fine-tune the feng shui of your home and in your personal life. (Note: goat, sheep and ram are sometimes used interchangeably.)
|Sheep (goat or ram), monkey||Southwest||Earth||Ochre, tan|
|Dog, boar||Northwest||Metal||Gold/yellow, silver/gray|
|Ox and tiger||Northeast||Earth||Ochre, tan|
|Dragon, snake||Southeast||Wood||Green, brown|
Using Your Animal Sign Direction
Once you have determined your zodiac animal sign, you can use the direction and governing element to enhance your luck and abundance. For example, if your sign is the horse, then your direction is the south with the fire element being of benefit to you.
Whichever sector your zodiac animal reigns, you can do a few things to further activate it for your personal benefit. This includes:
- Add a bright light in this area of your home and leave it on for a minimum of six hours. This will activate the auspicious energy.
- Wear or carry symbol of your animal element, such as a metal horse wearing gold or silver jewelry or an animal talisman key fob.
Compatible Animal signs
|Horse||Sheep (goat or ram)|
Place a representation of each compatible and hidden animal sign in your personal direction. Don't forget to include your own animal sign. Together these symbols attract powerful good luck to you.
Find Your Peach Blossom Luck
Your zodiac animal sign can also be used to find your peach blossom luck. It is used by feng shui practitioners for clients seeking their soul mates. Once you find your peach blossom zodiac sign, you'll need a representation to place in the corresponding direction. Be sure that you spotlight the animal with a bright light for at least six hours a day.
|Your Zodiac Animal||Peach Blossom Animal||Direction|
|Tiger, horse, dog||Rabbit||East|
|Rabbit, boar, sheep (goat or ram)||Rat||North|
|Snake, rooster, ox||Horse||South|
|Rat, monkey, dragon||Rooster||West|
Four Pillars of Destiny
The Ba Zi, or Four Pillars of Destiny, is calculated using the hour, day, month and year of your birth. The four pillars have two polarities (yin and yang) each. This gives a total of eight pillars. These are divided into two groups of four. One is auspicious and the other is inauspicious.
Four Auspicious Directions
You can use the four auspicious directions to reinforce various activities in your life by facing the appropriate direction for sleep, work, eating , studying, etc.
|Fu Wei||Personal Growth|
Chinese Astrology Uses in Feng Shui
The blending of Chinese astrology and feng shui is a natural combination. It brings a layer of auspicious knowledge you can use to enhance your life.