The 8 Mansions are not static. Each of the eight main compass locations house different Stars depending on the Sitting Direction of a property.
There is not 'one chart fits all'.
Each of the four good and four bad Stars have one of the Five Elements associated with it. Yin and Yang as well as the time factor further deepen the reading of 8 Mansions.
This means there is a much greater depth to this system than it appears on the surface.
Each of the eight locations represent among many other things, a member of the family and they are identified by a trigram.
When positive or negative Qi, as indicated by the 8 Mansions chart of a house, resides in a specific location it will affect the family member involved. How much will depend on certain factors such as external (negative structures) or internal (missing corners).
|The Eight Trigrams|
|Qian||Senior Male : Father||North West|
|Kun||Senior Female : Mother||South West|
|Xun||Eldest Daughter||South East|
|Gen||Youngest Son||North East|
The four positive Stars are Sheng Qi (Life Generating), Tian Yi (Heavenly Doctor), Yan Nian (Longevity) and Fu Wei (Stability).
The four negative Stars are Huo Hai (Bad Luck), Wu Gui (Five Ghosts), Liu Sha (Six Killings) and Jue Ming (Total Loss).
|Sheng Qi||Yan Nian||Jue Ming|
|Tian Yi||KAN House||Huo Hai|
|Wu Gui||Fu Wei||Liu Sha|
|Yan Nian||Sheng Qi||Huo Hai|
|Fu Wei||ZHEN House||Jue Ming|
|Liu Sha||Tian Yi||Wu Gui|
|Fu Wei||Tian Yi||Wu Gui|
|Yan Nian||XUN House||Liu Sha|
|Jue Ming||Sheng Qi||Huo Hai|
|Tian Yi||Fu Wei||Liu Sha|
|Sheng Qi||LI House||Wu Gui|
|Huo Hai||Yan Nian||Jue Ming|
|Wu Gui||Liu Sha||Fu Wei|
|Huo Hai||KUN House||Tian Yi|
|Sheng Qi||Jue Ming||Yan Nian|
|Huo Hai||Jue Ming||Yan Nian|
|Wu Gui||QIAN House||Sheng Qi|
|Tian Yi||Liu Sha||Fu Wei|
|Lui Sha||Wu Gui||Tian Yi|
|Jue Ming||DUI House||Fu Wei|
|Yan Nian||Huo Hai||Sheng Qi|
|Jue Ming||Huo Hai||Sheng Qi|
|Lui Sha||GEN House||Yan Nian|
|Fu Wei||Wu Gui||Tian Yi|
The only true East Group house is one which either faces North and sits South or faces South and sits North.
The only true West Group house is one which either faces Northeast and sits Southwest or faces Southwest and sits Northeast.
All other house types either face East and sit West or face West and sit East.
Associated with growth the element of Sheng Qi is Wood. This Qi is interpreted as 'life force' or 'life generating'. It is an active growth Qi which, when tapped, can help an individual generate wealth or expand their business through clear thinking and astute decision making. Influence can be strengthened by utilising this positive force.
This auspicious Qi is an Earth Star and in line with its nurturing nature can help with recovery from illness. It is the Star to tap into when seeking helpful people, whether it be a medical practitioner during periods of ill-health or a mentor during difficult times.
This is a Metal Star which is translated as 'Longevity'. The main purpose of this Star is to enhance relationships; love, business, friends and partners. Indirectly it may improve the relationship or the communications skills of an individual. This Star may be useful for those in publicity-related professions.
Another Wood Star, the Fu Wei, translates as 'Stable Seat'. It has a calming influence which makes it a good Qi to activate when undergoing periods of study or when practising meditation. Students or writers will benefit from the positive attributes of this Star.
Being the least troublesome of the negative Stars which translates as 'Accidents and Harm' Huo Hai is more annoying than anything else. This Earth Star causes obstructions and niggling delays to projects.
This Fire Star translates as 'Five Ghosts'. Similar to the 5 Yellow this Star will bring five types of misfortune such as back-stabbing, accidents, disagreements and disloyalty. When there is a main door in its location the Qi will enter and influence and affect the whole property and its occupants.
This 'Six Killings' Water Star is even more aggressive that Wu Gui. In certain instances it can bring personal injury, sometimes serious, requiring medical attention. Arguments and legal problems are also not uncommon as a result of this Star.
The dreaded Jue Ming, also known as 'Life Weakening' or 'Total Loss' is the most dangerous of inauspicious Stars. At its most malevolent this Metal Star can bring the loss of livelihood; serious illness; accidents and sometimes worse. This Star is not to be ignored.