To feng shui practitioners,  one of the most harmful and negative afflictions affecting one’s life is the Five Yellow Star, also known as the Wu Wang. The Five Yellow is an Earth element affliction that brings serious illness, loss of financial success and a series of hostile obstacles preventing success and happiness.

This Five Yellow is the number 5 of the annual and monthly flying star charts. It occupies 45 degrees of the compass and changes location every year. It can affect the energy of the home or office and can appear in the Flying Star natal chart as either a "mountain star 5" or a "water star 5". Those who are affected by it would do well to heed the warnings on how to avoid the negative forces behind the Five Yellow. Here are some advice on how to best avoid disturbing the 5 Yellow, which will help in diminishing potential harm:

Avoid cutting down any trees in the afflicted sector, since this could immediately activate this serious affliction. Those who ignore this advice could face illness, an accident, or destruction of business ventures. A sudden, potentially fatal occurrence could occur if someone goes against this advice.

Do not dig into the ground around your home or business if the sector is affected by the 5 Yellow Star. This could cause rapid illness to occur.

Once you know the part of your home or the land surrounding it that is afflicted by this dangerous star, do not further disturb it. Try to maintain peace, as opposed to creating loud noises in that area. Pets of any kind kept in the area could disturb the 5 Yellow so try moving them to another area of the home or the outdoor area surrounding it.

It is not wise to begin a renovation project in the portion of the house if it is hit by the 5 Yellow. Renovation of the home in general may potentially be acceptable though would best be avoided, but by all means, make certain you do not start or end the renovation in the place of the Five Yellow.

To prevent further disturbing this hostile influence, try appeasing it by keeping lights dim, in an attempt to create a peaceful environment. Light affects the Fire chi and it is thought to give strength to the already powerful 5 Yellow Earth energy. This doesn’t mean you must keep your entire home or office in the dark, but you would do well to keep lighting to a minimum in the areas affected by the 5 Yellow.

If the 5 Yellow, or Wu Wang, occupies the sector of your dwelling where your main entrance door is located, extra caution must be used. The very action of opening or closing the door, or the activity that usually occurs around the dwelling’s entrance, brings alive the bad vibrations and opens the way for harmful elements to enter.

If your bedroom is affected by the Wu Wang, you should strongly consider sleeping in another room for the period of time that this nasty star lingers.

In addition to the tips of what to avoid doing during the affliction of the 5 Yellow/Wu Wang, there are remedies or cures to combat the negativity:


Place a brass or golden metal Five-Element Pagoda, 6 Inch Tree of Life 5 Element Pagoda or Heart Sutra Pagoda (8-Inch) where the harmful Five Yellow is located. Place two or three to strengthen the cure. Metal combats the negative influences. The protective action of the Five-Element Pagoda is unleashed by unscrewing the object’s top and filling it with earth that has been collected from your garden or a potted plant that you own. Screw the top back in place and this is a symbol that you are “locking up” the earth surrounding you and preventing the 5 Yellow from harming it. This pagoda is usually designed with the character “Chien” on it to keep the deadly 5 Yellow energy suppressed. “Chien” is a mighty sign representing Heaven. The pagoda is sometimes inscribed with auspicious Fuk Luk Sau written in calligraphy, intended to keep you and your family members safe. Other types of 5-Element Pagodas includes the addition of the Trinity or Tien, Ti and Ren, and one that the Tree of Life inscribed on it. Carry-along protection cure are the Emerald Pagoda With Om Ah Hum Amulet or Heart Sutra Pagoda Keychain. Keep a Five Element Pagoda Amulet Card in your wallet.

The 5 Element Singing Bell is another Feng Shui product that may be used to suppress the negative energy and keep it from escaping and wreaking havoc. This cure is made of 7 types of metal – it is for this reason that the sound it makes is said to pierce, cleanse, move and nourish negative chi. Place it in the sector afflicted by the Five Yellow Flying Star and ring it at least once a week to dissolve this misfortune bringing earth star.

The Luck Transformation Fan is another Feng Shui cure to use in fighting the deadly 5 Yellow. It is a great product that can transform your misfortune luck. The base of fan has is the shape of the powerful pa kua that offers protection from bad luck.

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