7th Month of the Wu Xu Earth Dog Year (5 August 2018 - 4 September 2018)
In Feng Shui, there are 9 numbers that are used as a kind of "shorthand" to represent specific energies/characteristics. Within that set of 9 numbers (aka, "stars") there is a complex set of protocols regarding how those energies interact with other energies that they encounter, based on 1000s of years of recorded observation. 5 elements are used to either enhance or attenuate the resulting energy.
The number in the center is the annual star and in the lower right corner is the monthly star. Here's the breakdown of the interaction of those for the month of August. If you have remedies/adjustments in your space from a Feng Shui evaluation, be careful about making any adjustments without consulting your Feng Shui Consultant. The monthly energy is only adjusted if your annual remedies are in agreement. Otherwise, this analysis is only to make you aware of any energy shifts that may occur in each sector and to be mindful of those.
SE: The "robbery" & "violence" star visits for an encounter with the "abundance" star. This has potential to manifest in loss of income or robbery. If the SE is at your front door it would be wise to add a water feature to attenuate financial loss.
S: The "conflict" star visits and it's interaction with the annual star brings a potential for relationship conflicts. If this is in a bedroom, be mindful of how you communicate with your love and "compromise" is the word of the day here. However, if located in a place of study or creating, this combination can be very supportive for academic achievement and creative process.
SW: The "catastrophe" star visits with unfortunate energy particularly for the eldest female. If this is in a bedroom, entry, office, or family gathering space, adding metal will help attenuate the harsh energy of the 5. Additionally, the metal of the annual star will temper it somewhat. Just be mindful of your health, particularly when it comes to your stomach so if this is in the kitchen, be careful about your food prep.
E: The lucky 6 visits, which favors males who spend a lot of time in this sector. This can manifest as career advancement and an increase in wealth, though there's also an element of competition so be on your game. There is also an abundance of metal ch'i here, which can manifest as an injury by metal or violence. If this is in a kitchen, be careful about how you handle knives and keep them in a drawer. If metal weaponry is stored here, keep it safely locked up and handle with care.
W: The fame and fortune star visits and brings opportunity for an increase in wealth and reputation, as well as career and literary luck. If this is your workspace, you may experience career advancement this month.
NE: The illness star joins the argument star with potential for chaos in business and personal relationships. It could also be a bumpy ride for those in politics. It would be best to avoid this area of your home or office for August but if that's unavoidable, add metal decor to help diffuse the area.
N: The literary star visits to calm the chaos of this sector. Writers and students who reside in this sector will find this month better in terms of productivity, creativity and opportunities to excel. Likewise, money luck will improve as the wood of the visiting star controls the annual catastrophy star.
NW: The expansive 9 visits to form an auspicious "chart of 10" with potential to increase overall luck in business, career, wealth, and relationships. If this falls in your entry, bedroom, office, or family room it is particularly fortunate.