Grand Duke, Tai Sui, Sui Po, Three killings in 2022, year of the Tiger

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

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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.

Four cardinal Feng Shui directions

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.

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. 135.5º to 225.5º.

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 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.

Feng Shui annual afflictions for 2022

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.

Jin shu da Xiang jewelled Silver ElephantThe 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?

Tsai Shen Yeh (God of wealth) Metallic look

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?

Facing the Three Killings in 2022

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.

Chi Lin (male & female pair)

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)

Where can I dig in 2022 to avoid Feng Shui annual afflictions

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)

What direction door is good feng shui in 2022

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

To further empower you with tools to enhance every aspect of your life purchase our Feng Shui 2022 software. This sophisticated and user-friendly software provides advanced analysis of every home or office facing any direction in all parts of the world.

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?

Repairing your home in 2021

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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371 thoughts on “Grand Duke, Tai Sui, Sui Po, Three killings in 2022, year of the Tiger

  1. I need building work done in the South West what can I do to help avoid health issues as this is a negative area in 2022? Thank You

    1. Hi Sally,

      If the work is being carried out in May, I would introduce some strong metal cures both inside and outside of your home. You can place large metal objects outside in the southwest to weaken the annual and monthly #2 and #5.

      If the work is being carried out in June, we have the monthly #4 star fly into the southwest in June along with the annual #2 star and Sui Po and although the metal cures we are using to weaken the annual star will have a negative impact on the monthly star, we can still strengthen the visiting wood element by using wood cures to naturally feed the monthly star; this will also have a weakening effect on the annual star. Please do not use water cures in the north in June as this will weaken the metal we are using to weaken the annual #2 star.

      If you can, it would be best to wait until the 6th of June as we will have an auspicious monthly star located here.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  2. Hi Daniel,

    Thank you for your helpful website information. My husband and I are wood rats, we have 5 year old fire monkey daughter and 1 year old metal rat daughter. I am pregnant due to give birth in 6 weeks.

    We have demolition of our house approved for construction of a new house and want to find out best ground breaking/demolition dates and rituals to follow.

    Our demolition if the house is planned for 16 May 2022 (Gregorian date) and ground breaking can be 19 or 20 or 21 or 23 May (Gregorian dates). What dates would be suitable for the ground breaking date and any recommendations for rituala we can follow?

    Within 1 year of living at the existing house (in year 2018) our 5 year old daughter experienced regular visions of an unpleasant woman with fierce red eyes that always gestures with both hands in a begging motion. So we are keen to follow any recommendations you may have for Feng Shui before we disturb the land.

    1. Hi Michelle,

      The best dates for Groundbreaking are the 20th, 21st and 23rd. I would avoid the 19th as this is a Year Breaker day.

      I hope this helps and hope that the build goes well 🙂

      Kind regards,

  3. Hi Daniel,

    Thank you for sharing the weblink to the monthly flying stars analysis to further protect my home, health and well being from further suffering and distress. The mold issue is currently being temporarily addressed by the professional mold cleaning. However the water damage from the ceiling (upstairs tenant bathroom) and the wall behind the cabinet (the leakage has damaged the wood behind the wardrobe cabinet) has been a breeding ground for booklice that reappear daily despite my best efforts to clean them in the cabinet and drawers. This is because the root case issue and damage in the back of the cabinet against the wall, has not been addressed. The only solution is for the landlord to remove the cabinets and repair the wall etc but that will require renovation and some reparative construction. The cabinet is located in the East of the apartment, and constructed on the SE wall. I know this is not the year for construction but I don’t know any other way to continue sleeping in my bedroom while booklice keeps infiltrating my clothing cabinet 🙁

    What should I do? I’ve already put my cures and enhancers in place, but this problem is large at hand. Thank you very much Daniel.

    1. Hi Kim,

      Sometimes, work simply cannot be avoided and it is more beneficial to go ahead with the work and let the energies settle. If this were in my home, I would go ahead with the work and try to spend a night or two with a family member or friend while the work is being carried out. If you can’t stay with someone else, you can sleep on the sofa for a few nights as this will also help.

      I’ve pasted the analysis for the east this month which should help calm the energies here – The monthly #7 flies into the east during April along with the annual #3 star and we will need to keep this area calm and treat it with care this month to avoid disturbing these two stars. I would recommend introducing water cure here this month as this will create a good balance of elements between the monthly and annual stars.

      If this is mainly pulling the furniture out to plaster and light maintenance, this should not be enough disruption to cause an issue.

      I hope this helps and hope the work goes well.

      Kind regards,

  4. Hi. Im glad to be part of this awesome site. I wanted to ask, i am a fire dragon with a wood dragon husband and a wood monkey daughter. I am having hard time mapping our small space and confuse where to put tai sui to protect us all year round. We live in a small basement. Entry door is at N, NE. Going down a little of kitchen, dining and sofa as resting area bedrooms at NW and S respectively. Also i am asking you kindly what could i get for my daughter as protection specially now that she is finishing high school and going to college this fall 2022. Thank you and i would appreciate it much wahtever advise you could share. God Bless.

    1. Hi Luna,

      I would recommend placing your Tai Sui plaque in the northeast near the entry door, facing towards the southwest this year.

      Your daughter would benefit from carrying a protection talisman of a Snake as this is the Monkeys protection animal and can be carried in a purse, bag etc.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,

  5. Hi Daniel,

    When you say a front door facing the direction of Tai Sui, do you mean as I enter my front door, or once I’m inside the apartment and looking at my front door? Currently, when I’m inside my apartment, my front door is NE. But if I were outside entering the apartment then it’s SW. Is my front door good or less ideal?

    Another question is about the bedroom headboard. I’m a kua 7 and the bedroom headboard is NE so my feet is facing SW. I think this is good for me. However, my partner’s kua is 3 and he’s been quite restless sleeping in our new apartment, which in turn disturbs me. We’ve had to sleep separately for a while. Is there a cure for this? Thank you so much.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Kim,

      This would be classed as the front door falling in the northeast compass sector of your home when the home is divided into 9 different sectors. From what you’ve described, it sounds as though your front door falls into the northeast so I would recommend opening and closing this door quietly during 2022.

      When mapping your sleeping direction, this is which direction the top (crown) of your head is pointing towards. Your sleeping direction would be the same as the headboard direction and ideally, you should avoid sleeping this direction in 2022 and would be better sleeping with the top of your head towards the northwest, southwest or west during 2022.

      As a 3 and 7 Gua, your auspicious directions conflict with each other and the traditional way to do this would be to choose a direction that is good for the breadwinner of the home although if you are able to find a middle ground where you can both sleep at an angle although this may be tricky.

      My advice would be to position the bed for the highest earner in the home and then position the sofa etc for the other to balance out the energies in the home. If you can get a good mix for you both with areas that you spend a lot of time, this will work well.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

      1. Hi Daniel,

        Thank you so much for the helpful advice and guidance. Due to the shape of my bedroom: big windows (SE), closets (SW), a very thin wall shared with the stairwell NW) and bedroom door (NW) near the closet, would it be better to:
        1) leave the headboard at the NE and sleep in the opposite direction (otherwise the headboard will clash with the closet doors and walking path out of the room) or
        2) move the headboard to NW but the noise is very disturbing as one can hear conversations and footsteps up and down the stairwell.

        Thank you so much,

        1. Hi Kim,

          You’re more than welcome 🙂

          Ideally, I would move the headboard to the northwest although if this is not practical, you can try sleeping facing towards the northeast for a day or two and if you feel you are not sleeping well, try sleeping towards the southwest.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,

          1. Hi Daniel,

            I finally received my cures and enhancers, and am starting to place them appropriately. I continue to have problems in my bedroom. The headboard was initially placed against the wall in the NE and per your advice, I moved the headboard to the NW wall.

            However, I sleep on both my sides so when I turn at night, I’m facing NE. Is this a problem?

            More distressingly, my bedroom has become the most problematic sector these last few weeks. I found out I have a mold problem in my clothes closet last Monday and many of my personal leather goods (luxury handbags and shoes) have been destroyed. The entire cabinet is built into the SW part of the wall and we found out there’s a ceiling leakage into the top of the cabinet that has been a breeding ground for mold infestation these last few months.

            I’ve been so distressed with this discovery and am trying to remedy it with professional mold cleaning this week but unless the landlord fixes the issue, the repair can last only 6 months.

            In addition, I’ve had eye infections which I’ve never experienced before (subconjunctival haemorrhage and conjunctiva concretions) that started in February.

            My bathroom, toilet, kitchen, bedroom and main door are all on the NE. Other than the cures and enhancers, what else can I do Daniel? I’m literally having a meltdown as my health, well-being and now comfort in my home has been compromised. I am born in the year of the tiger so was anticipating a difficult year but due to Covid shipment delays, I only just received my cured today.

            Thank you so much!

          2. Hi Kim,

            I’m glad to hear your cures finally got to you.

            When sleeping, you would take the direction that the top of your head is pointing; if your headboard is on the northwest wall, you would be sleeping facing towards the northwest.

            I’m sorry to hear that you are suffering from mould from the leak and hope this gets resolved quickly. I would recommend checking the monthly Flying star analysis and implementing some way to use cures such as colours to make quick changes in different areas. Here is the link for the April Flying star analysis –

            I hope this helps.

            Kind regards,

  6. Hi Daniel,

    I just ordered the cures and enhancers for 2022, and look forward to receiving them. Meanwhile, I’m setting up my work from home desk area and was wondering which facing direction would be the most auspicious (and which direction to avoid)?

    Thank you, Kim

  7. I sometimes have difficulty with dates and this year two weeks before Chinese New Year I lost my little daily calendar/planner that helps keep me on track (I keep it in my purse or next to my computer, everything has a regular place to help me). Then we had to travel and when we got back I began the cleaning cycle according to date recommendations for Monkey.
    The problem is I thought Tuesday was Chinese New years eve and had my husband and I finish all the cleaning, sweeping, laundry, showering (hair washing) and big cooking ON Tuesday! Sweeping and washing away luck. What do we do now that I did literally everything on the exact day we are not supposed to?

    1. Hi Cindy,

      If you did cleaning etc on Tuesday, I would recommend smudging your home with sage to cleanse the home and renew the energy. You can leave the windows and doors open for an hour or two if security allows so to help renew the energy in your home.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  8. Hi Daniel,

    Thank you ever so much for all these advise. Just wanted to ask, if my front door is in the northwest and Pi Yao/ Pi Xiu is to face NW this year, but I’ve read some articles as well saying Pi Yao/Pi Xiu should never face the front door. What should I do? Thank you!

    1. Hi Francis,

      The Pi Yao can face any part of the northwest this year so if you are able to, you can position it so it is looking to one side of the door.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  9. Hello! First let me say I love your site! I have a question regarding my NE direction. My kitchen and bathroom upstairs is located in NE, back of house and sliding door in kitchen, they are beside each other! What do I do? Please let me know, and Thank you, Cynthia

    1. Hi Cynthia,

      Thank you for your lovely words!

      For the northeast, I would place a Tai Sui plaque in the kitchen, facing towards the southeast for 2022 as this will help to appease Tai Sui. Normal daily activities will be fine here although I’d try to avoid any renovation if possible.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,

  10. My home has an open floor plan. My kitchen is in the northwest and the living room is in the north. Is it okay to play loud music from the kitchen? When I sit in the living room I can hear the loud music from the kitchen. The central area of the house is next to the living room and the loud music can also be heard here from the kitchen.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Missy,

      If the noise is loud when standing in the centre or north of the home, this is likely to activate the annual #5 star or the Three Killings so I would try to keep the music low when possible.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  11. Hello, I was reading about Three Killings above and this sentence seems to be a typo and I was confused: “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.”

    Thank you

    1. Hi Mary,

      Sorry, this is saying that 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). I’ve updated the page so this is hopefully clearer 🙂

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Christina,

      The headboard can face any direction apart from the northeast and south during 2022.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

      1. Thanks but my west wall has toilet behind and my north has windows I’m was born in the year of the goat. East is just a wall. Can you help
        me with this one again pls. I’ve been reading all
        of your answers from others letters and it gives me a lot of wide information.

  12. Hi Daniel,
    I found out that my northeast working room the wall has some fine line crack on the wall. Now I would like to ask if I could do a very simple filling up some hole on the wall and repair the fine line crack and paint it new the whole room? As I noticed this year and coming year are taisui in Northeast section. Thank you.
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Diane,

      That will be absolutely fine to fill and paint the room. It is best to avoid power tools such as sanders so if you can use a hand sander, this will be great 🙂

      Kind regards,

  13. Daniel and Michael, thanks so much for your helpful information. I am a Water Tiger in this Water Tiger year. To what should I be paying particular attention?

    1. Hi Beth,

      As a Tiger, this is your Ben Ming Nian year which means you are in conflict with Tai Sui. Luckily, this does not turn out as bad as it sounds and just means you may face a few more obstacles than previous year which can easily be overcome.

      Here is a link to an article we wrote about this –

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

        1. Hi,

          As long as you are not facing the south or northeast when watching the tv, any of the other directions will be fine.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,

    2. Hello,
      I am mother of tiger. My birthrate is may 2 1980 and he is may 1 2010. Do we have any issues this tiger year? I read the tiger and monkey quarrel and I am worried for our relationship and success individually throughout the year of tiger.

          1. Hi,

            I’m so sorry to hear that your son is being bullied. I’d recommend having him carry a charm of his protection animal as much as possible.

            As a Tiger, your son’s protection animal is the Pig so I would try to get your son to carry a Pig charm in his bag or his jeans.

            I hope this helps and hope that things improve for your son soon.

            Kind regards,

  14. Hello there,
    Is it okay to do the following in the central palace? The central palace is the exercise room. I am on the treadmill at night for 30 minutes at a time, 4 to 5 times a week. The treadmill does a squeaky noise in the rubber conveyor as I walk. I am planning to tone it down by applying oil. Otherwise, is that sound okay to make each day for 30 minutes? On Saturday and Sunday, I do yoga where I follow a video on the television for 30 minutes. The instructor’s voice is soft and calm.
    Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Misha,

      Unfortunately, this level of noise is likely to activate the annual #5 depending on the speed you run at if this is done most days. Having metal in this area will help although the best option would be to move the treadmill to another sector for 2022.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  15. Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for this informative article! My desk is located in the NE sector of my house, although my facing direction when seated at the desk is more South (back facing North). Do you advise moving my sitting position even though the desk is located NE?


    1. Hi Al,

      That will be fine to have a desk in the northeast sector this year although I would try to avoid facing the south in 2022 if you can as this will be sitting with your back to the Three Killings. Try to avoid facing the south or northeast if you can.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

      1. Much appreciated reading your article and am gearing up for strong protection this year with your advice as my front door faces North (plus directly across the road, the street light faces my door and is shaped like a long snake, with the head of the snake lit up at night) and my driveway entrance is North East.

        1. Hi Karen,

          I’m glad to hear you found this useful.

          As long as you avoid slamming the front door and keep this area calm, you should not see any issues from the Three Killings 🙂

          Kind regards,

  16. Hello, I am a female born Nov 24, 1977, I just recently moved office and would like to know if it’s okay to face SW this year of the Water Tiger. My other option is to face NW but my office door is on the SE so my back will be facing this direction.

    1. Hi Ruby,

      It is much better to face the southwest this year as you will have your back to Tai Sui for support. From what you’ve described, this is also the more practical option for your office 🙂

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  17. Hi,
    I am sleeping in the North-East part of my apartment, my head pointing to the East. I am worried about the position of Tai Sui. Will it be ok to sleep in this position and this area throughout 2022? If not, should I move my bed in the room, knowing that changing my bed direction would place the bed between a window and a door…

    Thanks in advance for your precious advice!


    1. Hi France,

      Sleeping with your head pointing towards the east would not cause a problem and I would not be worried about this.

      I would recommend placing a Tai Sui plaque in the northeast for the year and also try to keep this area calm and quiet as much as you can although do not worry about day to day noise.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  18. Hi Daniel, I move my room around each year accordingly but a bit stumped this year as my bed really only goes on the N and W sides (possibly E but thats between two windows on a loud side) and currently on the W. Im Kua 1. Is it bad to sleep with head in the direction of the three killings despite the sector being positive next year? Is that considered with my back to it? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Dee,

      If the top of your head is pointing towards the north, this will be fine as it is classed as facing the Three Killings and would not cause issues and is also your Fu Wei position which is good.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  19. Hi

    We plan to fix the bathroom and this is located in the Southeast . It really needs to be fixed. How can we do this without disturbing the annual five star?


    1. Hi Mel,

      If you are able to keep the noise low and try to stick to hand tools when possible, this should not cause enough energy to activate the annual #5.

      The monthly #8 wealth star will fly into the southeast during July and although this is an auspicious star, we also have the annual #5 star located here for the year and it can be very difficult to enhance the monthly star this month. The annual and monthly stars are both earth elements and if we were to enhance the monthly auspicious star, this would also enhance the annual inauspicious star. It is much safer to leave this area as it is during July by keeping the metal cures in place for the annual #5 star. You can use traditional cures for the monthly #8 star such as a Huo Zai Dragon and Ru Yi statue.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

  20. We are building a big pool on the East. Noisy
    machines working in our backyard to build it. The big hole is there now.
    I noticed a different energy difficult to explain, but
    definitely is not peaceful, not calm. I have
    To clean the house w/ sage every weekend.
    I just bought the Ru Yuang Yi Chang Wish and Romance Enhancer
    To place it in this area. Please advise more options

    1. Hi Ara,

      It sounds as though the ground has been dug out a lot and will need some time for the energy to settle. We have the monthly #7 star located here for July so if you can wait until August to carry on the work, this will help settle the energy and avoid issues.

      Here is the link for the July Flying star analysis –

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

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