Effective and traditional ways to protect yourself, your family and your business and escape the wrath of Tai Sui, Grand Duke, Three Sha, year breaker, Sui Po, Three Killings and all other Feng Shui Annual afflictions in the year of the Yin Earth Pig (Ji Hai) in 2019.
© Written and updated by Daniel Hanna November 2018
Are you prepared for 2019?
It’s a fact of life that some of the most challenging and tedious chores and tasks around our home, workspace, shop, and garden are often the most important. 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, 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 is as good as it can be. You can do simple tasks around your home to make sure that yourself and your family are as protected as they can be for 2019, year of the Yin Earth Pig (Ji Hai).
The Annual Feng Shui afflictions move around the different compass sectors each year in every building all around the world and in 2019, the annual afflictions are located in the west, northwest, southwest, and southeast. If you plan to do any work in these areas such as construction, renovations or anything that will create a lot of noise, it is important that you take care and read this article to ensure you avoid problems that are likely with Tai Sui, Sui Po, the annual 5 yellow, and the Three killings in 2019.
Throughout the year, we receive thousands of phone calls and emails asking where the annual afflictions will be in future years so that major renovations and tasks can be planned around their property. Being able to tap into this knowledge means you can confidently structure and plan renovations, or smaller projects, well in advance. Our Feng Shui 2019 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 2019 including where they are and how to avoid them.
The Three Killings which also goes by the name of ‘three sha’, is an exact translation from the Chinese ‘San Sha’. Although the perception of The Three Killings is associated with 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. 135º to 225º.
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 the year 2005.
How can I avoid the Three Killings in 2019?
The best option for avoiding the influence of the Three Killings in 2019 is to avoid disturbing the ground where the Three Killings are located which can be very difficult to do, especially if you have a garden in the west this year. Another way that the Three Killings can be disturbed is through loud noise such as slamming doors or a child’s playroom.
We get a lot of people asking what they can and cannot do where the Three Killings are located for the 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
- using a main door in the west – not advised
- replacing windows or doors in the west – not advised
- Play drums in the west as loud as you possibly can – definitely not advised
- drilling into walls (single holes for hanging pictures should be fine) – not advised
- Lay a new patio or deck –not advised
- planting small plants with a hand spade – fine to do so
- using a main door in the west 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 bedroom in the west – fine to do so
If you have a task that you’re not sure about, just send me a message in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I am able to.
Generally speaking, you would be fine to renovate a bathroom in the west this year as long as you are careful not to make too much noise when carrying the work out; stick to manually removing the tiles carefully and install the new units with hand tools. Using an old-fashioned hand tool will help out a massive amount in the long run over a power tool if you have a task that needs completing in the west this year.
If you have an important room in the west in 2019 where the Three Killings is located then you must take extra care to prevent these disturbances and also place a Dual Dragon Heng Lung Fu bell to bring in new opportunities, gains in financial investments, academic achievements and also romance and relationships. If you read and follow the information below you can avoid many of the negative consequences such as ill health, loss of wealth, mishap, injury and, in extreme cases, the possibility of an occupant of the household facing a fatality.
The constant opening and closing of a front door can create a disturbance within the home or office if it is located in the west, northwest or southeast in 2019. If your front door is regularly used and faces the same direction as the Three Killings or any of the other annual afflictions, extra care will need to be taken to avoid any of the negative consequences mentioned above so please be sure to oil the hinges and avoid slamming the door; if you have children or a shop door, it would help to install a soft close hinge.
The ideal and not always possible, especially with apartments and mid-terraced homes, would be to use another entrance or alternatively, you could install a soft close hinge for the door. If this isn’t an option, then we recommend encouraging all occupants and visitors to avoid slamming the door and to calmly open and close it with consideration and respect.
A traditional Feng Shui cure for the 2019 Three Killings would be to hang a Dual Dragon Heng Lung Fu bell in the west from the 4th February 2019 to the 3rd February 2020.
Additionally, in 2019, if the front door of your home or office is in the west, northwest, southwest or Southeast, you should follow our 2019 annual advice and place a pair of Fu Dogs/Temple Lions by your door. Also, endeavour to avoid using the door if this is possible although I appreciate that this is easier said than done.
How can I avoid problems in my garden in the 2019 year of the Pig?
The traditional cure would be to place a six-rod hollow metal wind chime between the property and the place of disturbance while the work is being carried out in your home. An alternative would be to use any metal object but to get the full effect; the ideal cure would be to use the wind chime as the chimes resonate a sound which will help to weaken the ill effects but please be sure that you use a metal wind chime with six hollow rods.
Another traditional cure is to place a symbolic statue of deities, and one of the most popular deity is the God of Wealth ‘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 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?
If you can avoid it, you should never sit with your back to the Three Killings direction, and instead, you should sit facing the direction for the year, and in the case of 2019, this means to avoid facing the east when working at a desk etc. 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 east if you can avoid it.
Do sit facing the west if you can.
We always advise that you avoid sitting with your back to the Three Killings, but it relates more to prolonged sitting and not short, occasional periods. We suggest limiting your time to no more than two hours of sitting with your back in the Three Killings direction. Any more than this could affect your performance at work along with possible rumours and backstabbing with you as the target.
Changing your desk position is ideal so that it faces towards the Three Killings which for 2019 is the west but if this isn’t possible then I would recommend that you place a pair of Chi Lin on your desk facing the Three Killings direction to deflect any negativity.
Should I face Tai Sui or sit with my back to it in 2019?
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 although 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, it’s not advisable to sit facing Tai Sui for prolonged periods, which for 2019 is in the northwest. Instead, you may sit with your back to Tai Sui for support. 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 2019 (Northwest), an essential cure and enhancer is to place a Xie Tai Tai Sui plaque along with a statue of the Three Immortals in the northwest to appease Tai Sui, avoid the negative influences that could take place and also enhance the auspicious #9 annual star.
I must strongly advise you not to disturb the Northwest, the ground of the location where Tai Sui sits for the year . For the best protection in 2019, take a look at the 2019 Cures and Enhancers Kits. 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 2019 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:
The Three Killings – west (232.5 – 307.5)
It’s essential you avoid making any form of deafening renovations or re-decorative work in the west part of your home or office between 4th February 2019 and 3rd February 2020. You should not disturb the ground by digging holes (small holes for planting 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 west in 2019, I would recommend that you place a Dual Dragon Heng Lung Fu bell here to bring in new opportunities, gains in financial investments, academic achievements and also romance and relationships. We take this very seriously at the Feng Shui Store as we’ve seen some pretty nasty events over the past 38 years when this energy has been disturbed.
There are also another two other rules that you should follow regarding the Three Killings in 2019. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, never sit with your back towards the west, it is better to face west instead.
If you have a door in the west, please take extra care when opening and closing the door to make sure it is not slammed. To avoid the influence of the Three Killings by opening and shutting the door calmly or install a soft close hinge.
Urgent repairs to your home or office in the west during 2019 will need a cure to prevent any negative consequences. You can place a six 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. Our Tong Shui software will also easily calculate the perfect time for you.
Annual #5 yellow Flying star – southwest (202.5 – 247.5)
Has flown to the southwest in 2019 and this is not good and the reason why so many specialist cures are needed. It is highly recommended not to disturb the southwest of your home or business with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work this year. When interrupted, the Five Yellow can bring disaster, sickness, lawsuit and significant loss of wealth so please be very careful in the southwest as it is very afflicted. For 2019 you must place a set of six Chinese i-ching coins tied with red ribbon, a six-rod hollow metal wind chime and a salt water cure to avoid the problems that are associated with the #5 yellow disaster star.
Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) – northwest (322.5 – 337.5)
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 your property or front door faces northwest in 2019, much like the Three Killings, you must try to avoid doors from slamming when entering or leaving your home or workplace. You should avoid digging or renovating your property in this area at all costs in 2019. If you have an office or shop door in the northwest this year, I would recommend installing a soft close attachment. The traditional Chinese method to appease Tai Sui is to place a Xie Tai Tai Sui plaque along with a statue of the Three Immortals to pay respect and appease the Deity and also enhance the annual #9 star. By paying respect to Grand Duke of Jupiter, we can weaken or avoid the problems this can bring. This advice is vital, and we have included the Xie Tai Tai Sui plaque along with the Three Immortals statues in all our annual cures and enhancers kits.
Sui Po (Year Breaker) – Southeast (142.5 º -157.5 º)
Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2019 is the southeast. You should treat this area the same as the other annual afflictions with no ground-breaking work, renovations or any loud activities. If disturbed, this area can and usually will cause immediate health problems especially with regards to the elderly, so please be very careful with the southeast of your home or office this year. Traditionally to appease Sui Po in a Pig year, you need to display a 9 Tier Wen Chang Pagoda in the southeast which works to satisfy Sui Po and also weaken the annual #7 which we have included in all of our 2019 Cures and Enhancers Kits.
Where are the rest of the bad Flying Stars in 2019?
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the northeast which is the location for the annual #2 for 2019, you should place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out.
If your bedroom or office is located in the west, northwest, southwest, southeast, south or northeast, then please don’t panic. There is much you can do to ensure an enjoyable, trouble-free year. Start to prepare your 2019 cures and enhancers kit and be ready to have in place by 4th February 2019. 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?
In 2019, we will all be placing the relevant Annual 2019 Cures and enhancers in the southwest, northwest, etc., to help dissipate the negative energy that is present for the year. Am I concerned about the afflictions during the year of the earth Pig? Not at all, I am excited for the year ahead! 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 is in the west, northwest, southwest, and southeast in 2019, obviously you should avoid disturbing the ground during the year. I realise 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 Pig (2019), it would have caused us many problems as the northwest is where Tai Sui is located for the year. 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 west, northwest, southwest, and southeast in 2019.
Place a six-rod metal wind chime between your house and building while the work is being carried out.
Start trimming or mowing from a different corner of the garden. Let us say your garden is in the west of the property where the Three Killings are located in 2019. You should remember to start your garden work from the east or north corner of the garden as this carries an auspicious energy in 2019.
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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