Grand Duke, Tai Sui, Sui Po, Three killings in 2018 year of Dog

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 Yang Earth Dog (Wu Xu) in 2018…


© Written and updated by Daniel Hanna November 2017


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Clean your home for Chinese New Year 2018It’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. Make 2018, one of your best and read how you too can protect yourself and your loved ones.

The Annual Feng Shui afflictions change every year, and in 2018 they are located in the North, Northwest, West, and Southeast. So, if you’re planning on any work in any of these areas, you will need to take extra care and read this article on how you can avoid problems this year.

Every year, we receive thousands of calls and emails from customers asking how they can work out where these afflicted areas will be for not only the upcoming year but also for future years.  Being able to tap into this knowledge means you can confidently structure and plan renovations, or smaller projects, well in advance. Our Feng Shui 2018 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 2018 including where they are and how to avoid them.

Four cardinal Feng Shui directionsThe Three Killings which is also known as 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.

For example:

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.

Another example:

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 2018?

The most effective cure is not to disturb the ground where the Three Killings are located and we do realise this is not an easy feat. Disruption of the Three Killings can also include noise such as loud banging (think slamming doors). Also, the commotion and vibrations from building work being carried out in a section of the home. Even installing a pond is classified as a disruption to the area of the Three Killings.

So, if you have an important room in the north in 2018 where the Three Killings are located then you must take extra care to prevent these disturbances. 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 north, northwest or southeast in 2018.  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.

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 2018 Three Killings would be to place a six Metal Rod Windchime, six Chinese I-Chin coins tied in a row and a salt water cure in the north from the 4th February 2018 to the 3rd February 2019.

Additionally, in 2018, if the front door of your home or office is in the North, Northwest or Southeast, you should follow our 2018 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 can appreciate that this is easier said than done.

2018 Cures and Enhancers for the year of the Yang Earth Dog

How can I avoid problems in my garden in 2018?

Tsai Shen Yeh (God of wealth) Metallic lookThe 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.

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 powerful and popular Chinese Gods of Wealth who is normally 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 actually there to symbolise money and wealth and attracts the same into the house.

Should I face the Three Killings or sit with my back to it?

Facing the Three Killings in 2018You 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 2018, this means to avoid facing the south when working at a desk etc in 2018. 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.

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 2018 is the north 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?

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 positions 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 2018 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 2018 (Northwest), a very important cure and enhancer for 2018 is to place a Jiang Wu Tai Sui plaque along with an Arowana fish sitting on a bed of coins in the northwest for 2018 to appease Tai Sui and avoid the negative influences that could take place. I must strongly advise you not to disturb the ground of the location where Tai Sui sits for the year which is northwest in 2018. For the best protection in 2018, take a look at the 2018 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 2018 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:

The Three Killings and Annual Five Yellow Star – north (322.5 – 37.5)

Where can I dig in 2018It’s essential you avoid making any form of deafening renovations or re-decorative work in the north part of your home or office between 4th February 2018 and 3rd February 2019. You should not disturb the ground by digging holes, 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, I would advise that you place a six hollow rod metal wind chime along with six Chinese I-Ching coins and a salt water cure in the north during 2018. This advice is important as it’s the worst of all the annual afflictions due to both the Three Killings and the Annual Five Star is located in the same area in 2018. We take this very seriously at the Feng Shui Store as we’ve seen some pretty nasty events over the past 37 years when this energy has been disturbed.

There are also another two other rules that you should follow regarding the Three Killings in 2018. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, never sit with your back towards the north, it is better to face north instead.

Secondly, if your front door faces the north in 2018, you should take care not to slam the door.  Settle and avoid the influence of the Three Killings by opening and shutting the door calmly or install a soft close hinge. The traditional cure is to place a six metal rod wind chime, six Chinese I-Ching coins, and a salt water cure to help avoid any problems initiated when the Three Killings visit the north along with the Annual Five Yellow Star. When disturbed, the Five Yellow Star can bring disaster, sickness, lawsuit and major loss of wealth so please be very careful in 2018 as it’s very afflicted.

Urgent repairs to your home or office in the north during 2018 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 0r 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.

Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) – northwest (292.5-307.5)

What direction door is good feng shui in 2018Like 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 2018, 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 2018. 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 Jiang Wu Tai Sui plaque along with an Arowana Fish sitting on a bed of coins to pay respect and appease the Deity and also enhance the annual #1 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 Jiang Wu Tai Sui plaque along with an Arowana Fish sitting on a bed of coins in all our annual cures and enhancers kits.

Sui Po (Year Breaker) – Southeast (112.5 º -127.5 º)

Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2018 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 Dog year, you need to display a Cai Leishui crystal talisman and a Jiebaopinchuan Master Cure which works to appease Sui Po and also enhance the annual #8 in 2018 which we have included in all of our 2018 Cures and Enhancers Kits.

Where are the rest of the bad Flying Stars in 2018?

If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the west which is the location for the annual #2 for 2018, 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 north, northwest, east, northeast, southeast or west, then please don’t panic. There is much you can do to ensure an enjoyable, trouble-free year.  Start to prepare your 2018 cures and enhancers kit and be ready to have in place by 4th February 2018. 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 2018, we will all be placing the relevant Annual 2018 Cures and enhancers in the north, northwest, etc, to help dissipate the negative energy that is present for the year. Am I concerned about the north during the year of the earth Dog? Not at all; 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 very powerful tools in Feng Shui.

This year (2017), Michael and Jo are having the front windows replaced in the north sector of their home during the time of our busiest period when we upload all of the annual advice and cures. The reason for doing this is there will be window frames coming out, brickwork being replaced and overall, a lot of noise in the north and if we did this in 2018 when the #5 yellow and Three Killings are in the north, this could cause catastrophic results.

What should I do if I need to repair a driveway or have a similar renovation?

Repairing your home in 2018If your garden is in the north, northwest, southeast, or west in 2018, obviously you should avoid disturbing the ground during the year. I realise that some things just can’t be left 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 Dog (2018), it would have caused us many problems as the northeast is where the five yellow and Three Killings are 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 north, northwest, southeast or west in 2018.

Place a six-rod metal wind chime between your house and building whilst the work is being done. Place a six-rod metal wind chime between your house and building work whilst 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 5 yellow and Three Killings are located in 2018. You should remember to start your garden work from the southwest or south corner of the garden as this carries an auspicious energy in 2018.

The simple thing to remember is 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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138 thoughts on “Grand Duke, Tai Sui, Sui Po, Three killings in 2018 year of Dog

  1. Hello, I had just moved in to a new room 2 months ago which is in the Northeast. My desk area is facing the Southwest, my headboard is facing Southeast, and my closet is in the Northwest of my room. Also my door hinge is very loud when opening. What can I do to enhance my luck and avoid negative events this year? I’m a rabbit born in 1999.

  2. We have just decided to buy a new house and our realtor says we must renovate our master bathroom in order to put our house on the market. The bathroom is in both the NW and the North. I’m so worried that doing this would be harmful to my family.
    Does it help to leave the home whilst work is carried out? We’d like to start and finish the work in May.
    What is the best protection.

    1. Hi Patti,

      If you are just sanding down the walls and painting, this will not cause a problem although I would try to sand by hand rather than use an electric sander.

      If you keep the noise down, you should not see a problem with renovating.

      Kind regards,

      1. Thank you but our shower is leaking so we must pull up tile, replace shower and install a new vanity.
        We are moving in 2 months and need to sell our home ASAP so it can’t be avoided.
        Any advice would be so appreciated. I’m a nervous wreck that these areas need to be disturbed.
        Thank you!

        1. If you have no option but to do the work, I would go ahead with it and make sure you have the cures and recommendations in place.

          Good luck with the renovation and try not to worry too much about it as a positive attitude can go a long way 🙂

          Kind regards,

      2. I wish it were that simple. We had a major leak from our shower the NW. The tile floor, shower and vanity have to ripped out and replaced. There is no way for it not to be noisy.
        It will take 2 weeks and we will fly to Florida for a week of it. Is there anything we can do to mitigate the effects in the North and NW?
        Also, if we are moving out in June do we need to worry?
        Thank you – I’m so nervous about the I’ll effects that could happen.

  3. Hi Michael.

    I love your website. So much detail, hours of education. Thank you.
    Just wondering – we have a kitchen reno pending. South West corner of house.
    Is it ok to do this year, or best to do another time?
    So scared, we stirred up some terrible energies last year – do not want to do that again!

    1. Hi Linda,

      Thank you for the lovely words about our website.

      It will be fine to renovate the kitchen in the southwest this year as we have the #6 annual star here.

      the best months to do this are April, May, July, September, December, January or February.

      Kind regards,

  4. Hello Daniel!
    Thank you for the article.
    I’m a dragon (May 1988) my bed is in the NW (head nw-n, bottom towards SW-S) I already got ill three weeks ago, had bad luck with a doctor and now will need a surgery, this month. If I got it right pointing my head to the north is ok but should I change something to get better and make sure surgery goes well? I’m having a really confusing time and a lot of decisions to make and I’m not sure I choose right. Should I consider surgeon sign ?
    Thank you

  5. Hi,
    I bought a house and needed heavy renovation and my door is NW and taisui placement 1. What should I do as I cannot postpone the renovation.


    1. Hi Melody,

      If you cannot postpone, I would make sure you have your cures and enhancers in place for the year and place some good quality metal in the northwest this year, especially while the work is being carried out.

      Kind regards,

  6. Hi,

    I am a Dragon and my bed points to the SE, but my face and back face to the NW & NE depending on which side I am on. What do you suggest I do regarding this?

    1. Hi Katie,

      When you say your bed points towards the southeast, do you mean the top or bottom of your bed? Could you please tell me your year of birth and I’ll be able to advise you.

      Kind regards,

        1. Your best directions for the top of the bed to face are the north, south, east and southeast. This is where the crown of your head will point.

          Kind regards,

  7. I have started doing renovation in a bedroom since end of 2017 and the renovation straddles into 2018. The bedroom is in the North and the renovation cannot be halted. It is expected to complete by May 2018. Given the FS afflictions in the North this year, what can I do about it? I have also heard that given the great implications of the Five Yellow Star and Three Killings, any FS cures / preventive measures come with a risk as well, and in view of the complexity involved, self-preventive cures may not be advisable and if performed wrongly, may alleviate the negative consequences.

  8. Hi,
    May I ask for some advice? I have no choice but to renovate my leaking toilet piping in the SE? I live in a terrace house..What should I do? TQ.
    Jasmine C

    1. Hi Jasmine,

      I’d recommend trying to keep noise to a minimum and make sure you have your cures and enhancers in place for the southeast for the year as this should help you avoid any problems.

      Kind regards,

  9. Hi Daniel,

    Wondering why you say to observe date of February 4 2018 – February 3 2019.
    Chinese New Year begins on February 16, 2018. In 2019 it’s February 5.

    With thanks

  10. Hi,
    I am a female ox born in 1973. During 2018, os it better for me to sit behind my office table with my back against NW (window behind), or against SW (wall behind)?
    Thank you.

  11. This 2018 year I have a room that is facing all the North and Northwest ares. The Grand Duke will be in the NW and the three Killings will be in the North. My house has SE facing door. My question is… I am a Dragon and Three Killings will have the most issue with me in 2018.. Where do I put my studing-for-law-school desk to appease Three Killings and the Grand Duke? Do I sit with back facing the Grand Duke in the NW and just get a Plaque for the Three Killings in the N? Or do I sit with back to the Three Killings and just get a ChiLin facing the Grand Duke in NW?

    1. Hi Niacey,

      I would aim to sit facing the north this year as it is best to face the Three Killings rather than with your back to it.

      Kind regards,

  12. Hi Michael,

    Our main door is located in the NW area. Which cures or protections should i put?

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  13. Sit facing 3 killings/North direction in 2018- applicable to all regardless of their personal Kua (compass direction)?. My Kua no is 2 (west), my office just finished renovation where My Dept occupies West/NW of the buildings, my room is in SW. Somehow the best position for me inside the room is to face North so that I can see/watch my staff. Is the arrangement OK?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Gina,

      For 2018, I would sit facing north if you can as this will avoid problems with the Three Killings; if you notice a problem, I would look at moving to a different position.

      Kind regards,

  14. Hello, I live in a new apartment building where above and next to us they are still finishing the construction works. There is daily a lot of drilling and slamming with hamers. The apartment next to us is on the the north side. In our apartment there are no works done. But I wonder, does this also influence everything you mentioned above; even if it happens at the neighbors? Thank you!

    1. Hi Nina,

      This will have some influence although it will not be as strong as if it were in your own apartment. I would make sure you have your cures and enhancers in place for the year to try and avoid problems. I would not worry too much about this if you are following the advice for the Flying Stars for the year.

      Kind regards,

  15. Hi there,
    I live in Argentina, I have to extend our roof on our gallery, where the barbecue is. This is facing West.

    I am really concerned, what shall I do?

    Second question, can you help with our home bagua remotely?
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Marian,

      It can be extremely hard to avoid these kind of things so the best thing I would recommend is to carry out the work in November, December and January as you will have auspicious Flying Stars visiting the west and this will weaken the negative influence.

      We will be launching online consultations soon hat cover a home or office and the occupants. I can add you to the mailing list for when this is launched if you like?

      Kind regards,

  16. Please help. A week ago, I disturbed my study room (which is facing south) by removing the TV and some cabinets and placing a bed there to accommodate a relative who was staying over the weekend. On the same day, I cut and hurt myself badly in the bathroom. I didn’t know about bad feng shui (i.e. not to disturb/renovate the south part of the home) until some friends told me about it.

    Now I don’t dare to move the bed although I have no use for the bed now. What can I do? When can I remove the bed and place back my cabinets/TV the way it was before? Do I have to wait until 2018? Will my luck be bad for the whole year? I am very worried, and would really appreciate your advice.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Annaleigh,

      I would wait until the 7th August when the Flying Stars change for the month and we have the monthly #6 present in the south.

      I would not worry about moving furniture around in the south, Annaleigh although if you do notice any changes,try to introduce some metal in this room.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Mariam,

      I’m afraid it is hard to advise on something like this without visiting the property in person.

      I would recommend reading through all of the 2017 annual advice and also keeping an eye on the monthly advice also.

      When reading through the annual Flying Stars, take a look at east as this is where the primary wealth star is this year.

      Good luck in your new business, Mariam.

      Kind regards,

  17. We need a new roof. I am worried about tbe flying stars and bad luck. We have recently had bad luck happen in tbe south, south west of our property, my mother who lives with us fell and broke both wrists and injured her head.If I place 6 rod wind chimes in the north east south and west where or how high do I place them for the roof being re placed? Should I wait until next year to replace my roof?
    We have had a lot of water leaks in our house is this from the flying stars? Please help!

    1. Hi Donna,

      Sorry to hear about your mother, I hope she recovers quickly.

      It’s never really a good time to replace a roof in a home as there will always be sectors that contain negative stars and my advice would be to go ahead with it t a time convenient to you; ideally this would be done when you are away for part of the work although this is usually very hard to do.

      The 6 rod chimes can be any level in the home, just make sure that they are chimed daily to activate the cure.

      Good luck, Donna and I hope it all gets completed quickly.

      Kind regards,

  18. Hai.
    We bought an apartment and are planning to move in by november for which interior works are starting by september. Since these works involve lot of noise and shifting how can i avoid the negative effects of grand duke and five yellow and three killings…i am really worried about it..pls do reply

    1. Hi Jeena,

      If you are not going to be living in the apartment when the work is carried out, the risk of being affected will be hugely weakened.

      The best thing you can do is make sure your Cures and enhancers are in place for when you move in to the apartment and you should avoid problems.

      Good luck in your new home, Jeena.

      Kind regards,

  19. The flying stars talk about afflictions in the east where I should place cures here. Is this the eastern area of the home? Because my house does not match directions with the East outside as the diagram shows the inside to be where the east is. My front door which is actually South (Outside) should still be treated like the North like the diagram shows? I’m confused.

      1. I read the article, and my question is that since my front door is at the center in the career area,(which is called the North) but actually is in the South (outside) according to the compass, should my front door then be considered the South? Should I be reversing my metal area to the back of the house which is truly in the North outside?Thank you.

        1. Hi Teresa, if you do a google search for “Google Compass”, you will be able to put your address in and find out the geographic facing direction of your home and work the rest of the home out from there.

          Kind regards,

  20. Hi,
    Is it safe to place plants in east sector of the house in 2017?because I read in an article that foing so will disturb the energy in the east sector.
    Thank you.

  21. I dont know if my kitchen or my garage is in the southeast do I include my garage?I have always not included it and activated my kitchen as if it were the SE. My gargage is to the left of my kitchen and my kitchen is facing the south. If my Garage/laundry room is in the SE then how do I activate it? besides keep it clean what else? there is always tons of laundry in there on the floor. HELP

  22. planning to extended my house on the west area,and build 2nd storey on the existing build up area now.
    Would we be effected if we staying out the house thru out the renovation process?
    Does it still effected to the resident as well if we stay out of the house?

    1. Hi Henny,

      If you are not living in the home during the renovations, this will not effect you personally. I would recommend hanging a 6 metal rod wind chime where the work is being carried out. Good luck with your extension, Henny.

      Kind regards,

  23. Hi! Please help. I have two working table in my office. One is located in the East where i do my daily transactions and the other one is in the exact opposite which is West where i do my important things. What cure should i put in both tables? Thanks.

    1. Hi Jayjay,

      I would recommend a Tang Jie Tai Sui plaque for the west and a Cai Yuan Guang Jin Master cure for the east this year.

      Kind regards,

  24. I have a tree on the outside(in the southeast) that has been leaning on my fence causing to it to cave in. I am thinking about removing this year but after reading the post I am hesitant. I am a rabbit and my husband and daughter are born year of dog. Is it better to defer it to next year? Next year is also the year of dog, will that be offensive for Tai Sui? Please help! Thanks.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      A lot of the time, it is very hard to avoid major work and when this happens, the best thing to do is hang a wind chime between the property and the work being carried out.

      It is always best to carry out the work in a certain area when there is an auspicious visiting monthly star which I have listed below you to make sure you can minimise problems.

      southeast – march, may, august, september, october, december

      I hope this helps, Jennifer and good luck with the tree.

      Kind regards,

  25. Hi,

    I have a bathroom with a washing machine in the south. Should I be concerned about the noise that it makes when working?

    Thank you for your awnser and a very informative page!


  26. Oh dear. this year we have a HUGE amount of digging to do all over our property as we are putting in the water, sewer and power lines. Only the foundation is in so far on the main structure, which is a combo garage with an apartment over it. Maybe I need some very large 6 piece wind chimes. Otherwise this makes me very concerned. What do you think?

    1. Hi Lin,

      A lot of the time, it is very hard to avoid major work and when this happens, the best thing to do is hang a wind chime between the property and the work being carried out.

      It is always best to carry out the work in a certain area when there is an auspicious visiting monthly star which I have listed below you to make sure you can minimise problems.

      southwest – march, june, july, august, october, december
      south – april, may, june, august, october, january
      west – march, april, june, august, november, december, january
      northwest – march, may, july, october, november, december

      I hope this helps, Lin and good luck with the work.

      Kind regards,

      1. Thank you! We were intending to live on the property this year, but we were hoping to sleep in a trailer, with the kitchen in a shed and outside shower and a small toilet. The tool shed will see a lot of activity because the work supplies are in it, and that kitchen. Door faces south east. The trailer door faces roughly north west or south east. We can move the trailer to make the main door face better ways. Is there a best way? My husband and I are west people and 8 White.

        Also, wondering where do we put cures? We are building the main structure this summer. Do we put cures In the trailer where we sleep, in the tool shed, or out on the property where we are digging in EVERY DIRECTION that there is!

        I placed the main building so it will be a Combo of Three house. Had to fight my contractor for that. He didnt like the angle, but it’s not his house!

        Your site is wonderful! Thank you SO much!!!

        1. Hi,

          You will not be affected from the noise and digging if you are not in the home yet so I would not worry about placing cures before the home is finished and you are living there. You would place your cures in the trailer as this will be your living space while the work is being carried out.

          If you can, i would move the trailer to face west.

          I hope this helps and good luck with your new home!

          Kind regards,

          1. Thank you SO much Daniel! This post above says not to face towards the West because it will anger Tai Sui, Feng Shui is VERY confusing! But I can face the door of the Airstream to the west.if that is best. It will Have to be in an area where it is at risk from being crushed by falling trees. (one just fell yesterday, they fall regularly, about two or three in that area per year.)

      2. Hi Michael, thank you for the answer! But I am confused, because the work being carried out IS building the main house. There is no home there. We will sleep in a trailer, eat in the tool shed and shower outside. So not sure where to put cures? In the trailer, the tool shed or just back in the woods?
        Thank you – wonderful website!

  27. Hello, i have a SE bedroom, currently bed backs up to east against window, as i am trying to avoid South. the only 2 locations for bed is East or South. my door is in NW corner. I am a rooster 23/2/69
    i am not sure how to fix this issue. do i move bed to south or stay in east under window?
    thank you for your help


    1. Hi,

      If you are renovating in the northwest and south, the annual #5 and #2 will be affected here and can cause problems. I would recommend placing a salt water cure in these areas for the year and also hang a windchime when you are doing work in these areas.

      Kind regards,

  29. Hi
    I am a wood dragon
    My husband is a water rabbit
    Our daughter is an earth tiger
    Triple whammy 2017
    Could you send us our predictions?

  30. I need to remove a hedge and replace it with a fence. It is in the south west. Would it be suitable for me to hang a metal wind chime in my porch (which is in the west?). Also, is it OK for gardening to be done in the east? I cannot avoid the maintenance during the summer. I am new to feng shui and am confused by your comment about avoiding candles in the bedroom. My bedroom is in the east / southeast / south, must I completely avoid candles this year?

    1. Hi Kim,

      If you have to carry out noisy work this year in an afflicted area, I would recommend hanging a 6 metal rod wind chime between the work and your home.

      You can have candles in the west and east in 2017.

      Kind regards,

  31. Please advise me! My kitchen is at west so i have to coock every day, will this be a problem for the grand duke of jupiter? What can i do?

    1. Hi Maria,

      I would not worry about having your kitchen in the west unless you are constantly banging pots and pans against the work tops all day. Just be sure to have the cures and enhancers in place for the year and read the advice for the west this year.

      Kind regards,

  32. Hi, thank you for this article! I wonder if you could just advise me please. We are having carpet laid on our stairway and upstair landing on the 13th Feb. Since this is the centre of our home ALL sectors (apart from the SW) will be affected in particular the NW and W. Only a very small area of the E and S will be touched. We are planning on putting up wallpaper and re-painting before the carpet goes down. I have recently purchased your software (which I love) and also the deluxe cures and these will be placed on the 3rd Feb. Is there anything more you can advise? Where would we hang the wind chime to cover the affected ares? Many thanks in advance! Amanda

    1. Hi Amanda,
      I am so glad to hear you are enjoying our software, our pride and joy.
      With the work you described which is very similar to what i have just done in my house, you do not need to place any wind chimes as the work is very light.
      If this changes and the work requires more heavy work like intensive chiseling etc then hang a six rod metal wind chime in the area where the work is being done.
      Hope this helps and good luck with the work
      Kind regards

  33. hello, if i already have a three celestial key chain, is it okay to still buy a tai sui card and a pi yao? Will the pi yao clash with each other?

    1. Hi Michelle,

      It will be fine with this kind of noise and refers more to prolonged loud television use or banging noise from a home gym or construction.

      Kind regards,

  34. Hi Daniel

    I would like to know if there is any amulet or anything I can get my fiance. He is having hard time in his career right now. May 24, 1962. Thanks!

  35. HI Daniel,

    My apologies for the typo error, it should read “Tai Sui” and not Tao sui (referring to my earlier comment sent on Jan 16, 2017.

    Thank you

  36. Hi Daniel,

    My husband’s date of birth is Oct. 28, 1975. That makes him a Rabbit and a direct conflict with the Tao Sui. We bought a Tao Sui Plaque however, I do not know which side of the bedroom (N, S,E,W) I must hang or display it.
    I hope you can help me.

    Thank you.

  37. The ad on this website causes the entire website to jump every few seconds. This makes it very very hard to read. Eventually i just had to give up. Really wish you would lose the ad or fix the visual hiccup.

    1. Hi Chrys,

      Thank you for pointing this out to us. I have made some changes on the backend; would you mind checking if that is any better?

      Thank you.

      Kind regards,

  38. Hi,

    Can you please confirm how long will it take to deliver in the philippines and if it will be sent to the the address and not in the post office.

    I will be back to Qatar on 16th of January. Kindly, confirm if its best to send it in the philippines or Qatar.


    1. Hi Jozell,

      Delivery to the Philippines usually takes around 14 working days so I would recommend having the order delivered to Qatar. Depending on your local delivery service, the order should go to your selected address.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  39. Hi read the articles and i just want to know what amulet should i wear this 2017 my dob march 24, 1981. Im a female

    1. Hi Marlinelle,

      I would recommend keeping a jade charm of a dragon with you as much as possible or a gold plated dragon talisman as this is your Chinese animals secret friend.

      Kind regards,

  40. Hello.
    just wondering if it’s disrespectful to place Tai Sui cure for a rooster 21/5/81 in the kitchen? As that’s where the east is in my apartment?
    Also: living room sits in the east and my bedroom is S/E
    thank you for your guidance

    1. Hi Todd,

      Placing a Tai Sui cure in the kitchen will be fine and can go in any room.

      I hope this puts your mind at rest.

      Kind regards,

    2. I also read, correct me if I am wrong, that you can place the Grand Duke’s favorite animals, Pi Yao, in the room of the Grand Duke facing him in the event that you cannot place Pi Yao directly opposite in home facing that same direction, in order to appease the Grand Duke.

  41. My spouse and I are gua 2 and I am a rooster female. We have a door facing North and that can not be changed but my question is this:

    In 2017 the Five Yellow is in the South and so is our bathroom. Can I place a hollow six rod windchime there as a cure? I will add a scc if needed there, do you recommend an scc in the bathroom?


  42. Hi there feung antimatter. I would like to know an amulet I should have in year 2017 as Tai Sui will be present on 2017 to avoid any conflicts. I will be moving to other place and planning to get married by next year too. My DOB is 06-Oct-84.

    Your response is highly appreciated. Thank you

  43. Hi I have my laundry closet in the south and recently had my water heater fixed (noisy issue), i also have my home office in the south west with my back to the east. Should i turn my desk to face south or east for the most benefit/cure of the strange energy? Thanks for any reply 🙂

    1. Hi Valentina,

      I would need to know your DOB before i could accurate advice, message me back on here with details and i will help you.

      Kind regards


      1. Also, apparently there is an aspect in the NW that is inauspicious to dig/disturb the dirt. My landlord had to fix a clogged gutter drainage pipe this year in that sector of the home. My DOB is 9/10/82. It just seemed strange that I noticed both of these aspects and I am relatively new to the practise. Thanks for your insight.

        1. Hi Valentina,

          You are a water Dog Trigram Chien and your most auspicious direction to face are west, NE, SW or northwest, personally i would try and face southwest for the remainder of this year.

          Hope this helps

          Kind regards

        2. I agree with M. Hanna about facing or backing good directions. I am also an East/West group person and although I cannot place certain furniture facing good directions, I first and foremost wont face the Grand Duke or back the Six Killings and as a secondary good directional principles.

          I was also surprised that water which is to be placed in SW this year can be placed in the East in 2017. My dilemma was the bathroom in the South where the 5 yellow is going to be. I have ordered a six rod hollow wind chime for that room.

          1. Hi Cosi,

            Great news to have a bathroom in the south in 2017, just make sure you hang the chime along with a salt cure and six coins tied with red ribbon and avoid any renovations in the south.
            Kind regards

  44. We are planning to purchase a north facing home but the south portion of the house has a huge empty lot and now being dug up for new developments for new homes and streets. What can we do to reduce the harmful effects of the digging and loud noise from the construction work?

    1. Hi Agnes,

      I would recommend hanging a six metal rod wind chime in between your home and the construction work. Depending on the distance between your home and the construction work, this should not cause a problem.

      Kind regards,

  45. Is there a reason my question (#14 above) was skipped? The reply was blank! It\’s been over 2 months and I waited patiently. The question that came after mine got replied in 2 days! Help!!

    1. Hi Carol,

      Apologies for not replying to your comment. We get several hundred spam comments every day and genuine questions can sometimes get lost. I found your original question using your email address and can confirm that if you avoid loud tools and stick to spades and shovels, this should not cause a problem as the problems occur when you are using diggers, chainsaws etc.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi ML,

      I would recommend removing the water and replace with colours associated to blue such as blues, blacks as it is only virtual water and will work well in this area.

      Kind regards,

  46. Hi, thanks for all the helpful information. We do gardening a lot. My question is: in the NorthEast corner, I have 2 small trees that died from the cold winter. I would like to replace with 2 small trees that are more cold hardy. Can I do it in 2016? or must I wait till next Year?

    1. Hi Carol,

      Apologies for not replying to your comment. We get several hundred spam comments every day and genuine questions can sometimes get lost. I found your original question using your email address and can confirm that if you avoid loud tools and stick to spades and shovels, this should not cause a problem as the problems occur when you are using diggers, chainsaws etc.

      Kind regards,

  47. Also, please can you advise me regarding the North West. For quite some time I\’ve had no choice to put my cooker there and after various reading up on feng shui – I can understand that this is apparently worse place for cooker. However, through reading hints and tips, some say have a black cooker paint the wall blue! or even put earth (perhaps ceramic plates) in cupboards above cooker. I\’ve tried all of these and something feels better. However though I now hear in 2016 it is better to have fire there! Now with black cooker I understand that water and fire are mixed! Along with my black kitchen tops and wooden cupboards, please could you advise us on this! Blessings Kazi

  48. Hi,

    Please could you advise me on the North East sector which lands in my garden this year. As my house has the North East sector missing (Lshaped) the North East lands in my garden in 2016. My questions would be – Can I place salt water and 6 Chinese coins with red ribbon in the garden? Can I still sit in my garden in the summer? Is it still ok to mow my lawn? Blessings, Kazi

    1. Hi Kazi,

      The Salt Water Cure and Six coins in a row cannot be placed outside unfortunately. As your home is an L shape, you have a missing sector which would avoid some of the influences in the northeast this year.

      You can still use your garden in the summer and mow the lawn although it is best to mow away from the home so you would start with your back to the home and go away to the end of your garden.

      Kind regards,

  49. Hi Feng Shui Web,

    Great post! I have need your kind advice please.

    Next year, after the Chinese New Year, the toilets in my home will be undergoing renovation. The toilets occupy a bit of the Southwest sector, and mostly the West sector of my home. The renovation is a total remodel of the toilets – floors and walls will be hacked and replaced by new tiles, toilet bowls and sinks will be hacked and replaced by new ones. Some piping works will be done, too.

    Also, the main gate and door (facing North) is being replaced with a new and better gate and door. It will take a few weeks to complete. The renovations are part of a government initiative and is compulsory for all. So I cannot stop it from happening.

    May I know what remedies can I use for Southwest and West sectors? Do I have to do anything for the main door too?

    Look forward to your expert advice.

    Thank you.


    1. Hi Timotheus,

      If you are unable to put the work off, the best thing you can do for the southwest is to place a plaque of Tai Sui to appease him and weaken any negative influences. I know this will probably not be possible, but I would ask the builders to keep noise as quiet as possible when working on the bathroom and gate.

      I would also hang a 6 rod Metal wind chime where the work is being carried out as this will help calm the influence while the work takes place.

      Things like this cannot be avoided most of the time and as long as you check over the monthly Almanac and try to select a good date to start construction, it should not be too bad.

      Good luck with the renovations, Timotheus.

      Kind regards,

      1. Hi Daniel,

        Thanks so much for your reply. Great advice! I will do them.

        Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016!

        Blessings to you and your loved ones.


  50. hola maestro, la puerta principal de mi casa es en direccion oyeste , tengo muchas problemas en mi vida ,como puedo evitar las problemas.por favor contestame

    un saludo
    muthalib ktv

    1. Hi Muthalib,

      I tried to translate this using google although it did not tell me your direction of your home.

      Could you please try to translate the direction to english for me, thank you.

      Kind regards,

      Hola Muthalib ,

      Traté de traducir esta usando google aunque no me dijo su dirección de su casa.

      ¿Podría por favor tratar de traducir la dirección de Inglés para mí , gracias.

      Saludos cordiales,

  51. Hello, we are planning to remodel our home along the southern side so SW area where Grand Duke resides this year will be torn apart. I\’m concerned of possible negative repercussions. I don\’t see what remedies I can use in this case since the whole back wall will be removed to open the space up. Construction should last a good 4 months plus. Any suggestions.

    thank you,

    1. Hi Samaki,

      If you are not living in the property it will not be as much of a problem as it will not be your current residence.

      If you are staying in the property while the renovations are being done, I would recommend placing a 6 hollow rod metal wind chime in the southwest. We have had a similar situation in our home and this did not cause too many problems with the wind chime in place.

      Good luck with the renovations Samaki.

      Kind regards,

  52. My sign is rabbit, my partner is a rooster sign, our apartment is facing West. The 2015 just started but then we already experienced lot of misfortunes and misunderstandings. I feel so stress about it, hope someone advice me for some cures. Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Ching,

      The best thing I can recommend is the 2015 Annual Cures and Enhancers Kit as this covers all aspects.

      Kind regards,

  53. my house kitchen is at West Sector. What should I do to reduce the impact in 2015.
    Help !
    Gratefully looking forward to your advise.

    1. Hi Janice,

      I would recommend introducing some metal objects and colours to negate the effects of the fire in the kitchen this year.

      Kind regards,

  54. My eldest daughter\’s bedroom is in southeast(2) part of the house. In 2015 it is very bad i think. So what can I do for this ? pl. help me.

    1. Hi Darshi,

      The southeast is not a good area in 2015. I would recommend placing six chinese coins in a row, a salt water cure and try to introduce some metal decorations and colours in to your daughters room for the door. This can be introduced with throws and a metal bowl.

      Kind regards,

  55. I read the articles in detail and found very informative and educational.
    I will be setting up my garden in the back yard soon which is in north direction of the house.

  56. Excelente la informacion suministrada por ustedes. Mil gracias por tener esta pagina y tambien en varios idiomas

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