How to protect yourself, your family and your business during 2022, the year of the Yang Water Tiger Ren Yin, by avoiding the wrath of Tai Sui, Grand Duke, Sui Po, and all of the other annual Feng Shui afflictions.
© Written and updated by Daniel Hanna 2021
Are you prepared for 2022?
Every year, the build-up to Chinese New Year we are all tasked with a long list of jobs to carry out around our home, office, workspace, shop and garden, which can seem really daunting when we first consider everything that needs doing, but you should find that once complete, the energy can really change for the better in a short time.
The wellbeing of our families, including their health, happiness, good relationships, and wealth, is dependent on an orderly, harmonious home. In my house, I’m aware that each year especially as we come closer to period 9 in 2024, along with the usual household duties, I have to set up protection against the fury of the Tai Sui (Grand Duke), Sui Po and the Three Killings for the year ahead to make sure the year of the Tiger is as good as it can be.
The location of the annual Flying stars is changing on the 3rd of Februray 2022; the annual afflictions change with every home, office, shop and building all around the world; in 2022, the yearly afflictions can be found in the northeast, southwest, north and the central place of the natal chart.
Tai Sui location for 2022 – Northeast (52.5 – 67.5)
Three killings location for 2022 – North (322.5 – 37.5)
Annual five yellow location for 2022 – Central palace
Sui Po location for 2022 – Southwest 232.5 – 247.5)
The Three Killings, Tai Sui, annual five and Sui Po are all likely to be activated when carrying out noisy building work such as renovations, construction, development, loud hammering or drilling. Luckily, we’ve written exactly what you can do to avoid activating the annual afflictions in your home or workplace in 2022.
Our Academy of Feng Shui software can easily do this for you, enabling you to become super organised, empowered and be able to enhance all areas of your life. However, in this article, we will discuss the annual afflictions for 2022, including where they are and how to avoid them.
The Three Killings also goes by the name of “Three Sha” and is an exact translation from the Chinese “San Sha”. Although the perception of the Three Killings is associated with the three earthly branches, its position is defined according to one of the four cardinal compass directions, namely North (water), East (wood), South (fire) and West (metal).
The four groups of harmonious alliances (trinities) separate the twelve earthly branches. If we are to establish the location of The Three Killings, we must first explore the trinities of the earthly branches and their phases.
Please do not get the earthly branches confused as The Three Killings; they merely designate the position of The Three Killings. The Three Killings sits in the opposite cardinal direction (spanning 90 degrees) of the phase represented by the year’s earthly branch.
The 2004 earthly branch was the Monkey. The Monkey belongs to the trinity of the water phase to the north. As such, the Three Killings sits in the south. Ie. 135.5º to 225.5º.
The 2005 earthly branch was the Rooster belonging to the trinity of the metal phase to the west, which means that the Three Killings sat in the east during 2005.
What can I do to avoid the Three Killings in 2022?
The best way to avoid the wrath of the Three Killings during 2022 would be to not disturb the north of your home or workplace during the year of the Tiger, although, for most of us, this will not be possible.
The North of my parents home is their dining room and a guest bedroom above, and they are constantly entertaining and with two grandchildren who also love this part of the home and always playing in this room whenever they’re around, this type of noisy activity is likely to irritate the Three Killings energy and to counteract the energy around the dining room, they will be placing the annual Feng Shui cures in the north of their home to avoid activating the wrath of the Three Killings for the year of the Tiger.
The north also has the annual #1 future wealth star fly in during 2022 so it is very important that we treat this area with care and try to keep noise levels to a minimum in order to benefit from the auspicious energy that the annual star can bring this year. I’ve added a list of what you can and cannot do to give you a better idea of how the Three Killings can be disturbed.
- Installing a pond or swimming pool – not advised and if unavoidable, make sure you place annual Feng Shui cures.
- Using a main door in the north – not advised and if unavoidable, make sure you place annual Feng Shui cures.
- Replacing windows or doors in the north – not advised and if unavoidable, make sure you place annual Feng Shui cures.
- Play drums in the north as loud as possible – not advised and if unavoidable, make sure you place annual Feng Shui cures.
- Drilling into walls (single holes for hanging pictures should be fine) – not advised and if unavoidable, make sure you place annual Feng Shui cures.
- Lay a new patio or deck – not advised and if unavoidable, make sure you place annual Feng Shui cures.
- Planting small plants with a hand spade – fine to do so
- Using a main door in the north quietly, avoiding to slam the doors – fine to do so
- Watching television or listening to music at a reasonable volume – fine to do so
- Painting and decorating a bedroom in the east – fine to do so
If you have a task that you’re not sure about, send me a message in the comments section below, and I’ll get back to you as quick as I can.
With the annual afflictions, there is always a way to work around this issue and carry out the work and not cause problems. We have just bought a new home that requires quite a bit of modernisation, and I renovated the hallway, which is located in the east, which in 2020 had the Three Killings visit and in order to avoid causing any problems, I made sure all of the annual Feng Shui cures and enhancers were in place in the east for the year and then carefully removed the Parquet flooring myself with hand tools so that there was minimal noise and activity in the east and nearly no power tools used to refit the whole hallway. By placing the relevant cures and enhancers, taking care and avoiding making noise in the hall, we did not suffer any issues from the Three killings in 2020.
The three killings can bring health and financial issues when it is activated, which are areas of our lives that we cannot afford to take chances with during the year of the Tiger in 2022, making it an extremely important area to take care with this year. To enhance this area, I would place some strong water colours like black, grey, and shades of blue in the north this year and also place a very special silver Elephant for 2022. If you have no choice but to carry out work in the north during 2022, I would take a look at the monthly Flying stars to make sure you do not have any inauspicious visiting stars located here while the work is being done.
If you read through this article and follow the advice that I’ve given, you can avoid the issues associated with disturbing the Three Killings in the north, which can range from health issues, financial loss, injuries and, in extreme case, fatalities.
If you have a main door in the north, northeast or southwest in 2022, this is likely to cause a disturbance inside the home or workplace this year. The best cure for this is to make sure that the door is not slammed when used, and you would also benefit from oiling the hinges and adjusting the alignment so that the door is not catching on the frame; the majority of the time, Feng Shui is as much about practical, simple changes in the home as it is about placing cures and enhancers.
The ideal choice would be to use another door to enter the home in an area that is not afflicted in 2022 although this is very rarely an option, and for me, this would mean going through my garage and using the kitchen door, which is not a practical choice for me. If you have a shop door in the north, northeast or southwest, I would suggest installing a soft close hinge as this will save you from a lot of issues throughout the year. If the door is not slammed often in an afflicted area, you should not activate the nasty effects of the Three Killings.
A traditional and powerful Feng Shui cure for the Three Killings would be to place a Jin Shu Da Xiang silver Elephant in the north from the 3rd February 2022 to the 3rd February 2023.
If your front door is located in the north, northeast or southwest, I would strongly recommend following the 2022 annual advice to make sure that the year goes as smoothly as possible. I would also recommend placing a pair of Fu Dogs or Temple Lions by your door for protection this year.
How can I avoid problems caused by garden work in 2022?
Cutting the grass and hedges cant be avoided around the home, and I personally won’t be leaving certain compass sectors of my grass uncut during 2022. The traditional cure to place when cutting the grass, cutting down trees, trimming hedges or any other noisy activity this year is to place a six-rod hollow metal wind chime outside of your home, between the building and where the work is being carried out; you should place this before you start and leave it for a few hours after you have finished. If you do not have a wind chime, temporarily place a weighty metal object between the home and where the work is being done; good metal items to use are heavy pots and pans or a metal dumbbell.
Another powerful cure is to place a symbol statue of a deity such as the god of wealth, which is also known as ‘Tsai Shen Yeh’. Tsai Shen Yeh is one of the most potent and popular Chinese Gods of Wealth who is usually depicted wearing a dragon robe and sitting on a tiger. He is also known at times as Lu Hsing, the Star God of Wealth.
The Tsai Shen Yeh carries a gold ingot and a sword on him. After he returned from a forest after studying the Tao, he was seen riding along on the back of a black tiger in all directions and carrying a sword to ward off evil influences around him. He is not meant to be worshipped but is there to symbolise money and wealth and attracts the same into the house.
Is it better to face the Three Killings or sit with my back to it?
When you are spending time in one position, such as sitting at your work desk, watching television or sleeping, you should try to avoid sitting with your back towards the north in 2022 as this will disturb the Three Killings. We receive many emails and phone calls regarding this subject, with many wondering if they should move their sofa chairs in the living room to avoid facing the Three Killings area.
Do not sit facing the south if you can avoid it.
Do sit facing the north if you can.
It is always best to avoid having your back towards the north in 2022 for periods longer than two hours, although I would not worry if you are sitting down for dinner with your back to the north if this is under 2-4 hours. If you do sit with your back to the north (facing south) for prolonged periods, you may find yourself feeling fatigued, lacking concentration and being the victim of gossip and rumours. If you have no choice but to sit with your back to the Three Killings during the year of the Tiger, please make sure that you have the relevant annual Feng Shui cures and enhancers in place for the year.
If you are able to, you can change your desk position so that you face towards the Three Killings, which is in the north in 2022 although if this isn’t possible, I would place a Pair of Chi Lin statues on your desk to dissipate the Three Killings.
Should I face Tai Sui or sit with my back to it in 2022?
Tai Sui, also known as Grand Duke of Jupiter and named the Year Star. Its position is signified by the earthly branch (Chinese animal) of the year. The locations of the twelve earthly branches are: Rat (North) Ox and Tiger (Northeast) Rabbit (East) Dragon and Snake (Southeast) Horse (South) Sheep and Monkey (Southwest) Rooster (West) Dog and Pig/Boar (Northwest)
Tai Sui or Grand Duke Jupiter is totally unrelated to the planet Jupiter. However, there are some astrological reasons why it became the benchmark where Tai Sui was located, therefore it was also called Grand Duke Jupiter.
Unlike San Sha Three Killings, I would not recommend facing Tai Sui during the year of the Tiger as this will likely anger Tai Sui. During 2022, please try to avoid facing towards the northeast for periods longer than two hours. A good choice would be to sit with your back to Tai Sui for support in 2022, which would mean facing towards the southwest, although the ideal situation would be to avoid sitting or facing Tai Sui completely.
If you have a front door or office desk that faces the direction of Tai Sui in 2022 (northeast), an essential cure and enhancer for the year of the Tiger is to place a He E Gold Plated Tai Sui Plaque along with a Chongyi Changnian master cure in the northeast of your home or office for 2022 to appease Tai Sui, avoid the negative influences that could take place.
If you can avoid it, please do not disturb the ground in the northeast during 2022 as this will activate the malevolent energy of Tai Sui; if this cant be avoided, please make sure that you have your Annual Cures and Enhancers in place for the year. If you would like to find out the best seating positions and everything else to do with your Personal Feng Shui, you can take a look at our customised Feng Shui Report
The 2022 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:
The Three Killings – north (322.5 – 37.5)
You must avoid making any form of noisy renovations or re-decorative work in the north part of your home or office between the 3rd of February 2022 and 3rd of February 2023. You should not disturb the ground by digging holes (small holes for plants is fine), build foundations or conduct any maintenance work with any loud equipment in the areas inside or outside your property or garden.
If you have no option but to perform work in the north in 2022, I would strongly recommend that you place a six hollow rod metal wind chime while the work is being carried out and for a few days after. We take this very seriously at the Feng Shui Store as we’ve seen some pretty nasty events over the past 41 years when this energy has been disturbed.
There are also two other rules that you should follow regarding the Three Killings in 2022. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, you should not sit with your back to the north (facing south) and it is better to sit with your back to the south (facing north)
If you have a door in the north in 2022, please take a lot of care when opening and closing the door to make sure it is not slammed. Avoid the influence of the Three Killings by opening and shutting the door calmly or install a soft close hinge.
A traditional and powerful Feng Shui cure for the Three Killings during 2020 would be to Jin Shu Da Xiang silver-coloured Elephant in the north from the 3rd February 2022 to the 3rd February 2023.
Urgent repairs to your home or office in the north will need a cure to prevent any negative consequences. You can place a six-rod hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out, or ideally, contact a professional Feng Shui Consultant to select an auspicious date to start the work.
Annual #5 yellow Flying star – central palace, and of course, this has no compass degrees.
From the 3rd of February 2022, the annual five yellow star flies into the central palace of every home, office and building for the year. When activated with noise or regular traffic, this inauspicious influence can bring disaster, illness, lawsuits and significant financial issues, making this a crucial area to tread carefully during the year of the Tiger.
It is highly recommended that you keep the centre of your home or office calm and settled as often as possible during 2022 to avoid activating this area and avoid any building work or noisy activities. To control and weaken the influence of the annual five star, place a set of six Chinese i-ching coins tied with a red ribbon, a six-rod hollow metal wind chime and a salt water cure in the centre to avoid the problems that are associated with the #5 yellow disaster star.
A powerful and vital cure to place in the centre of your home or office during 2022 is to place a set of six Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon in your building to weaken and appease the annual #5 yellow star, which is why we have included in all of our Annual cures and enhancers kits this year.
Please do not panic if the north, southwest, centre or northeast of your home or workplace has a bedroom, office, living room or other regularly used room in one of these areas; just start preparing to place your 2022 cures and enhancers kit as of the 3rd February to ensure a trouble-free year and also cleanse any old cures that you will be reusing this year. To give you even better control, use our advanced Feng Shui 2022 software as this provides a sophisticated analysis of every home or office facing any direction in any part of the world.
Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) – northeast (52.5 – 67.5)
Like the Three Killings, Tai Sui does not like to be disturbed either. The effects of Tai Sui can be good or bad depending on the annual flying stars that coincide with its location.
If you have a front door located in the northeast during the year of the Tiger, please try to take care when coming through the door to avoid slamming the door as this is a sure way to anger Tai Sui. If you have an important room in the northeast, please try to keep this area calm and quiet in 2022 and avoid digging or renovating in the northeast this year; using hand tools should be fine as long as you are careful and keep noise levels low. The traditional Chinese method to appease Tai Sui is to place a He E Gold Plated Tai Sui Plaque along with a Chongyi Changnian master cure to pay respect and appease the Deity and also enhance the annual #8 star.
By paying respect to Grand Duke of Jupiter, we can weaken or avoid the problems this can bring.
Sui Po (Year Breaker) – Southwest (232.5 º -247.5 º)
Sui Po is the year breaker, and it occupies the compass sector directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2022 will be in the southwest, which also houses the annual 2 bad luck star. The location that Sui Po is located in for the year should be treated the same way as any other annual affliction, so please avoid too much noise in the southwest and avoid groundbreaking and renovation. When Sui Po is disturbed, this area can and usually will cause immediate health problems, especially with regards to the elderly, so please be very careful with the southwest of your home or office this year.
Where are the rest of the bad Flying Stars in 2022?
With regards to the annual flying stars, during period 8 (2004-2024), the annual two, three, five and seven stars are considered inauspicious and will have different issues when activated. During 2022, the inauspicious stars fall into the following compass sectors of every home, business and building around the world –
Annual #2 star – southwest
Annual #3 star – east
Annual #5 star – centre
Annual #7 star – west
If you have no choice but to carry out work or emergency repairs in your home or office in 2022 and the work needs to be done in the east, southwest, west or centre, please make sure you have read through the 2022 Flying star analysis and follow the advice for the year as this will help you minimise potential problems that could arise from activating the inauspicious stars.
If your bedroom or office is located in the north, southwest, west or centre, please don’t panic. There is much you can do to ensure an enjoyable, trouble-free year. Start to prepare your 2022 cures and enhancers kit and be ready to have it in place by the 3rd February 2022. If you are re-using old cures, then they will need cleansing, which you can read how to do so by reading the article here
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How far do we take the advice we give with regards to the Feng Shui Annual afflictions?
For 2022, we will all be placing the relevant cures and enhancers for the year of the Tiger in every sector of our home to make sure that the inauspicious stars are weakened and the auspicious stars are as powerful as they can be.
I’m not personally worried about the annual afflictions during the year of the Tiger as I know where they are located and will be careful when carrying out tasks in these areas throughout the year. Having good Feng Shui is equally about being aware of potential dangers and making allowances, and by doing this and also placing cures, you can and will avoid many problems as avoidance and preparation are two potent tools in Feng Shui.
What should I do if I need to repair a driveway or have a similar renovation?
If your garden falls into the northeast, north, east or southwest, the best course of action would be to avoid building an extension or changing a patio in 2022. However, I appreciate that some things just can’t be left or avoided, such as an overgrown hedge or a collapsed pipe in the ground. If you can’t avoid building work or digging, use the following rules to reduce any harm that may result.
Back in 2008, we had to replace our large driveway that fell in the north, northwest and northeast. While some of these areas were affected, 2008 was the best year to do the work, and if we left it until the year of the Tiger (2022), it would have caused us many problems as the northeast and north is severally affilcted in 2022. We employed extra builders (6 in total) to ensure the work was done over six days as even the monthly stars can have an influence. With placing all the cures in 2008 and also placing a six-rod wind chime in the NW, we had no problems at all. So, don’t worry too much if you can’t avoid work in the northeast, north, east or southwest in 2022.
Place a six-rod metal wind chime between your house and building while the work is being done.
Start trimming or mowing from a different corner of the garden. Let us say your garden is in the north of the property where the Three Killings are located in 2022. You should remember to start your garden work from the south or southeast corner of the garden as this carries auspicious energy during the year of the Tiger.
The simple thing to remember is to AVOID doing heavy work here and no digging or breaking ground, I have seen some nasty repercussions created from disturbing these afflictions in a year way too many times.
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