© Updated by Daniel Hanna 2010
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As with every year, in 2010 we will be 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 in 2010 if the job at hand (which cannot be put off till the following year) is to the north, southwest and northeast 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.
Many people have asked me how to calculate or foresee these afflicted zones in future so that they are able to plan ahead, especially for renovation. You will find this information below; you may also be interested to know that our Feng Shui 2010 software will calculate for every year ahead and many other features too long to list here.
The Three Killings (aka three sha) is a direct 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 twelve earthly branches are matched into four groups of harmonious alliances (trinities). If we are to establish the location of The Three Killings, we must explore the trinities of the earthly branches and their phases first. The four trinities are:
Rat, Monkey and Dragon (Water phase) to the North
Sheep, Rabbit and Boar (Wood phase) to the East
Tiger, Dog and Horse (Fire phase) to the South
Snake, Rooster and Ox (Metal phase) to the West
These earthly branches are not The Three Killings; they simply 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.
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 best solution for this is to not disturb the ground where the Three Killings sits. You should take special care with this if the house faces the same direction as the Three Killings. If the location of the Three Killings is disturbed by noisy renovation or digging activities, there may be unwanted consequences for the residents which could involve poor health, loss of wealth, mishap, injury and, in extreme cases, the occupants could face fatalities.
If you have a front door that you frequently use that faces the Three Killings’ direction in any year, this is considered a disturbance due to the constant opening and closing of the door and heavy noise levels. You should take a lot of care as to not slam the door as the Three Killings can be a lot more settled if the door is opened and shut calmly. The traditional cure is to place a pair of Fu Dogs just inside the door facing outwards.
In 2010 if your door is in the north, northeast or southwest you should follow our annual advice and place a pair of Fu Dogs by your door and try to avoid using the door if this is possible although I can appreciate that this is easier said than done.
What about cutting the grass in my garden?
The traditional cure for this is to place metal between the property and the garden (or the place of disturbance). This can be any metal object but the ideal cure would be to place a metal wind chime with six hollow metal rods. 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) or God of wealth Tsai Shen Yeh.
Feng Shui also advises that you should never sit with your back to the Three Killings but should always sit facing it. Every year we receive hundreds of emails asking about the positioning of sofa chairs in the living room. You are advised not to sit with your back to the Three Killings but this doesn’t refer to isolated incidents as much; it is prolonged periods of time spent in this position that affect you more. Avoid having your back to the north in 2010.
For example: if you sit at your office desk with your back to the Three Killings (north in 2010), this could affect your relationship with colleagues and can also affect your performance of work. These effects may consist of poor presentation, complications, lack of focus or loss of concentration. There may also be rumours and back stabbing. If it is not possible for you to move your desk so that you are not sitting with your back to the Three Killings north direction, your best option is to place a pair of Fu Dogs on your desk facing the Three Killings north direction. I would highly advise you to steer clear of office politics this year. If you are watching television with your back to the Three Killings in 2010, as long as you have not disturbed the ground where the Three Killings is located, no harm will come to you.
Tai Sui which is also known as Grand Duke 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 sat southwest. 2005 was the rooster year and Tai Sui sat in the west (262.5 – 277.5), 2006 was the dog year and Tai Sui sat northwest (292.5 – 307.5), 2007 Tai Sui sat in the northwest (322.5 – 337.5), 2008 was the year of the Rat so Tai Sui sat north (352.5 – 7.5), 2009 was the year of the Ox so Tai Sui Grand Duke sat in the northeast (22.5 – 37.5). 2010 is the year of the Tiger so Tai Sui Grand Duke again sits in the northeast (52.5 – 67.5).
Unlike San Sha Three Killings, it is not advisable to sit facing Tai Sui. You may sit with your back to Tai Sui for support but the ideal solution would be to avoid sitting or facing Tai Sui all together. 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 in the southwest sector of your home or office facing northeast to settle its pressure. I must strongly advise you not to disturb the ground of the location where Tai Sui and Sui Po sits for the year (northeast and southwest in 2010).
The 2010 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:
The Three Killings – is a direct translation from the Chinese ‘San Sha’. This yearly affliction is mainly in the north (322.5º to 37.5º). In 2010 the north is afflicted with the three killings so 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 2010 and February 3rd 2011. 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 29 years experience with Feng Shui we have seen some pretty nasty events from this energy when disturbed. In fact in 2009 I have seen at least seven instances of business’s going into receivership within 2-3 months because they had disturbed this area by renovation or extensions of existing building.
So we now know that we shouldn’t disturb the ground but there are two other rules that we should follow when we are on the subject of the Three Killings. If you are moving your desk around this year, do not sit with your back to this direction (north). It is better to face this direction (north), especially if this is one of your four favourable personal directions.
Because my home faces north which is afflicted by Tai Sui and also the #4 green star, I will be placing all the 2010 annual cures and enhancers advice.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the north in 2010 place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out. Ideally, you should contact a professional Feng Shui Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work or you can use our Tong Shu 2010 software.
Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) resides between 52.5º – 67.5º northeast.
Do not take this affliction lightly. Do not disturb the ground of this area at all costs.
Northeast 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 2010.
With the #2 star also visiting the northeast Gen palace in 2010 you have earth meeting earth which although is a nice combination it can cause legal problems, arguments, back stabbing and much more and needs very specific cures and of course when you combine all this destructive energy with the even more destructive Tai Su (Grand Duke) you need the best cure available in the NE in 2010. With the #2 star also visiting the northeast Gen palace in 2010 you have earth meeting earth which is a neutral combination and can cause bad luck and health problems and needs very specific cures and of course when you combine all this destructive energy with the even more destructive Tai Su (Grand Duke) you need the best cure available in the NE in 2010. You need a Master cure – These come standard with all our 2010 cures and enhancers kits.
Sui Po (The year breaker)
Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2010 is southwest (232.5 – 247.5), this is along with the malicious #5 star which increases the dilemma. You should treat this area with the same respect 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 southwest 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 is situated in the southwest in 2010 as well as the Sui Po, extra care will need to be taken this year. It is highly recommended not to disturb its position here with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work. Houses with gardens or driveways in the southwest 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.
Please do not start worrying if your bedroom or office are located in the southwest, just start preparing to place your 2010 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. If you wish even better control of your destiny, try using our advanced Feng Shui 2010 software as this gives advanced analysis of 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 we take the advice we give?
My main door falls in the northeast and we will be using our northwest door to enter and leave the home in 2010, it will be a little inconvenient for us but it really does make a big difference and this year we need as much wind on our back as we can gather. We will also be placing all the 2010 cures in the northeast to help dissipate the negative energy that is here for the year. Am I concerned about the NE this year? Not at all, having good Feng Shui is actually being aware of potential dangers and making allowances and placing cures, you can and will avoid many problems. Last year in 2009 we had the same problems and we sailed through with no problems at all.
Am I concerned about the southwest this year?
Not at all, having good Feng Shui is actually being aware of potential dangers and making allowances and placing cures, you can and will avoid many problems.
If you are moving furniture around this year, especially your work desk, it is vital that you must never sit facing this 15º sector (southwest). 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 southwest and he will support you. Avoidance is the best cure.
The traditional Chinese method for this is to place a Pi Yao or dragon headed tortoise in the southwest sector of your home or office facing northeast 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 southwest.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the southwest, north or northeast, place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the building and where the work is being carried out. You should ideally contact a professional Feng Shui Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work.
What can I do if I NEED to repair a driveway or have a similar renovation?
If your garden is in the north, northeast or southwest in 2010, obviously you should avoid disturbing the ground this year but some things just can’t be left; for example overgrown trees or a driveway that is completely destroyed. If you can’t avoid building work or digging, use the following rules to reduce any harm that may result. In 2008 we had to replace our large driveway that fell in the north, northwest and northeast and whilst some of these areas were affected, 2008 was the best year to do the work and if we left it till 2010 it would have caused us many problems, we employed extra builders (6 in total) to ensure the work was done over 6 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 plan carefully and follow all the advice in this article, it can save you many problems.
- 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 southwest of the property. You should remember to start your garden work from the west or northwest corner as this carries an auspicious energy in 2010.
- 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.
Visit the pages below for further details on 2010 Chinese New Year etc.
Chinese New Year 2010 ** How to make your own Ang Pow **Chinese Talismans for 2010 ** Chinese animal predictions for 2010 ** Flying star Xuan Kong 2010 ** Salt Water cure information** Avoid the fury of the Grand Duke, three killing 2010** Chinese New Year world time converter 2010** 2010 Cures and enhancers kits ** How to take a compass reading ** How to determine your facing direction ** Feng Shui software ** Feng Shui resource ** 2010 Tong Shu Almanac Software ** Feng Shui Blog ** Chinese culture **
Are you really prepared for 2010?
© Michael Hanna – Feng Shui Store 2010
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