Out of the 8 Gates, Gate of Open, Rest (nobility), Growth and Scenery are the favorable doors. Gates here imply non-physical portals. It is greatly misunderstood that 8 mystical gates are actually doorways where one has to pass through in order to achieve something but this is not true.
The 8 gates are only indicator of what sort of human actions appropriately undertaken given the situation. In the RenChen year, the annual 8 is perceived to be death. Does it means to say the 8 star is unusable?
People with main door located at east and northeast will enjoy most with the auspicious star conjunctions. Otherwise, bed locations at these sectors will also do.
Saying thus there are other layers of information such as life palaces, house god, officer seals and so on to be considered concurrently to benefit most from the annual audits.