Avoid the wrath of Tai Sui, Grand Duke,
Three Sha, year breaker, 3 killings, Sui Po Three Killings in 2007
© Written by Michael Hanna 2007
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As we move towards the winter months and 2007, we are faced with a host of tasks and chores to accomplish both in the maintenance of the house and garden. With this in mind you need to know how to avoid the wrath of Tai Sui (Grand Duke), Sui Po the Three Killings and more this year if the job at hand (which cannot be put off till the following year) is to the northwest or west of the property. Many have also asked how to calculate or predict these afflicted zones in future so that they may plan ahead, especially for renovation. You will find this information below and you maybe interested to know that our Feng Shui software calculates for every year ahead amongst many other features to long to list here.
The Three Killings (aka three sha) is a direct translation from the Chinese ‘San Sha’. Although the concept 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 twelve earthly branches are matched into four groups of harmonious alliances (trinities). In order to determine the location of The Three Killings, we must firstly explore the trinities of the earthly branches and their phases. The four trinities are:
Rat, Dragon and Monkey (Water phase) to the North Rabbit, Sheep and Boar (Wood phase) to the East Horse, Dog and Tiger (Fire phase) to the South Rooster, Ox and Snake (Metal phase) to the West
These earthly branches are not The Three Killings but merely indicate 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:
2004 earthly branch was the Monkey. Monkey belongs to the trinity of the water phase to the north. As such, The Three Killings sits in the south. i e. 135º to 225º .Another example:
2005 earthly branch was the Rooster belonging to the trinity of the metal phase to the west. This means The Three Killings sat in the east during the year 2005.
The caution is not to disturb the ground where the Three Killings sits. One should pay attention to this especially if the house facing also faces this same direction. If the location of the Three Killings is disturbed by noisy renovation or digging activities, there may be unwanted consequences for the residents involving illness, loss of wealth, accidents, injury and, in extreme cases, fatalities.
Frequently used front doors that face The Three Killings’ direction in any given year are considered a disturbance due to the opening and closing of the door. Care should be taken to avoid slamming of doors especially with youngsters around the house. The traditional cure is to place a pair of Chi Lin (Temple Lions – Fu Dogs) just inside the door facing out.
So in 2007 if your door is in the northwest or west you should follow our annual advice and place a pair of Temple Lions by your door and even better is avoid using that door although I do appreciate this is easier said than done.
What about mowing the lawn? Well, the traditional cure is to place metal between the property and the garden (or the place of disturbance). This could be any metal object but normally a six hollow metal rod wind chime is used. There is another traditional school of thought that advises placing a symbolic statue of deities. One famously used deity is ‘Kwan Gong’ (God of War).
Feng Shui also advocates that you should never sit with your back to The Three Killings. Instead you should sit facing it. This brings us to the many emails we have received asking about the positioning of sofas in the living room. Although the advice is that you should not sit with your back to the Three Killings, this refers not so much to isolated incidents. It is prolonged periods of time spent in this position that affect you more.
For example, if you sit at your office desk with your back to The Three Killings this could affect your performance at work or your relationships with people with whom you work in the office. These effects include poor performance, obstacles, lack of focus or loss of concentration. There may also be gossip and back stabbing. If you are unable to move your desk away from the Three Killings location, you can place a pair of Chi Lin on your desk facing the Three Killings direction. In addition, it is highly advisable to stay out of office politics during the year. However, if you are watching TV with your back to The Three Killings, no harm will come to you provided you have not disturbed the ground where the Three Killings is located.
Tai Sui is also named the Year Star and its position is represented by the earthly branch 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) and Dog and Boar (northwest).
2004 was the year of the monkey and Tai Sui sits southwest. 2005 was the rooster year and Tai Sui sat in the west, 2006 is the dog year and Tai Sui will sit northwest, whereas in 2007 the year of the Pig/Boar, Tai Sui will sit northwest again and so on…
Unlike San Sha, it is not advisable to sit facing Tai Sui. You may sit with your back to Tai Sui for support but the ideal solution is to avoid sitting or facing Tai Sui. If your front door or office desk faces the direction of Tai Sui in any given year, the traditional cure is to place a Dragon Pi Yao or Tortoise headed Dragon in the location of Tai Sui to appease its influence. Again, it is strongly advised not to disturb the ground of the location where Tai Sui sits for the year.
The 2007 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:
The Three Killings – is a direct translation from the Chinese ‘San Sha’. This yearly affliction is in the West (232.5º to 307.5º). It is imperative that you do not undertake any form of noisy renovations or re-decorative work in this part of your house or office between February 4th 2007 and February 3rd 2008. Nor should you disturb the ground by digging holes, building foundations or conduct any maintenance work with any noisy equipment in this area inside or outside your property or garden. Once disturbed, this affliction will bring about three types of misfortunes – financial loss, sickness and arguments. This is the worst out of all the annual afflictions and in our home and business we take this very seriously as in our 26 years experience with Feng Shui we have seen some pretty nasty events from this energy when disturbed.
Apart from not disturbing its ground, there are two other rules you should follow regarding the Three Killings. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, never sit with your back to this direction (west). Secondly, it is better to face (west) this direction, especially if this is one of your four favourable personal directions.
A little know and extremely powerful cure and enhancer in 2007 and one that can only be used in certain years is by placing 4 pieces of Sodalite quartz crystal in the west, they only need to be small ones but need to be placed ideally in the centre of west, these come in our 2007 cures kit with full instructions for placement. The only other years these can be used are Rabbit and Sheep/Goat years. The nice part of this annual cure is that the Sodalite crystal will also enhance the #4 romance and literacy/career star and at the same time dissipate the inherent metal energy of the west, this really is a lovely cure and enhancer at the same time.
A Traditional Chinese traditional antidote is to place a Laughing Buddha in the north sector of your office or living room of your home.
If your front door faces the west, place a pair of Temple lions (not metal ones) just inside the house looking outwards as protective guardians for the year. These come in our cures kit or sold separately on the 2007 page.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the north place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work.
Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) resides between 322.5º – 337.5º northwest.
Do not take this affliction lightly. Do not disturb the ground of this area at all costs.
Northwest facing properties with front doors to the northeast must be careful not to allow the doors to slam and do not renovate or dig in this part for 2007.
If you are moving furniture around this year, especially your work desk, it is vital that you must never sit facing this 15º (Hai) sector (northwest). If you confront Tai Sui, you will experience defeat; demotion, loss and any venture will be met with obstacles. Instead, sit with your back to the northwest and he will support you. Avoidance is the best cure.
The traditional Chinese method is to place a Pi Yao or dragon headed tortoise in the southeast sector of your home or office facing northwest where Tai Sui sits to appease him. Use a compass and take the reading from the middle of the home to place the Pi Yao or dragon headed tortoise accurately to face the 15º radius northwest, this is the same compass direction as 2007 although 15 degrees over.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the northwest place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work.
Sui Po (The year breaker)
Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2007 is southeast. You should treat this area the same as the other annual afflictions with no groundbreaking work, renovations or any noisy activities. If disturbed this area can and normally will cause immediate health problems especially for the elderly so please be very careful. If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the southeast place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work.
The annual five yellow has flown to the northeast this year. Although calmed slightly by the earth of the northeast, it is highly recommended not to disturb its position here with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work. Houses with gardens to this corner of the property should avoid disturbing the ground with major digging or building work. When disturbed, the Five Yellow can bring disaster, sickness, lawsuit and major loss of wealth. Do be careful with it.
The remedy is to hang a six-rod metal wind chime, six Chinese coins tied together with ribbon and a salt water cure in the northeast corner of the room.
Please do not start worrying if your bedroom or office are located in the northeast, just start preparing to place your 2007 cures and enhancers kit to ensure a trouble free year, and of course make sure you sign up for our free monthly newsletter so you are kept up to date with the monthly flying stars giving you even more control of your destiny. To give you even better control is by using our advanced Feng Shui software as this gives advanced analysis or every home or office facing any direction in any part of the world, I know I keep recommending this software but there is really nothing like it in the world.
How far do you take this no digging or no noisy equipment?
What if your garden is in the west, northwest or southeast? Does this mean no cutting the lawn or cutting back the trees with a noisy hedge trimmer in 2007? Of course you have to do these jobs and if you cannot avoid building work or digging, use the following two rules to reduce any harm that may result.
- 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 northwest of the property. You should remember to start your garden work from the southwest corner of the garden as this carries an auspicious energy in 2007.
- The simple thing to remember is AVOID doing heavy work here and no digging or breaking ground, I have seen too many times some nasty repercussions from disturbing these afflictions in a year.
- The most important cure to remember is placing 4 pieces or Sodalite quartz crystal in the west part of the home/office.
I hope this helps everyone to plan ahead for 2007 year of the fire Pig/Boar so as to avoid any chance of offending these annual afflictions.
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Chinese New Year 2007 ** How to make your own Ang Pow **Chinese Talismans for 2007 ** Chinese animal predictions for 2007 ** Flying
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