Find out how you can protect yourself and avoid the wrath of Tai Sui, Grand Duke, Three Sha, year breaker, 3 killings, Sui Po, Three Killings and all other Feng Shui Annual afflictions in the year of the Yang Wood Horse (Jia Wu) in 2014…
© Written by Michael Hanna 2014
Are you really prepared for 2014?
At the beginning of every year, it seems we have a never ending list of jobs that need doing around the house and office to improve and renovate the house, office, shop and garden and we need to make sure that we are careful when doing any ground breaking or maintenance during 2014 in order to avoid the fury of Tai Sui (Grand Duke), Sui Po, the Three Killings and more in 2014. If you are doing any work in the north or south this year, you will need to take extra care as this is where they are located during the year of the Yang Wood Horse.
We get a lot of people asking how to calculate or foresee these afflicted areas in the upcoming years so that they will be able to plan ahead for both minor and major projects; especially for renovation. You will find this information below. You may be interested to know that our Feng Shui 2014 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 put in to 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 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.
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. I e. 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.
The best thing you can do where the Three Killings is located in 2014 is to not disturb the ground where the Three Killings is present in 2014 and any other year for that matter. You should take special care with this area if the house or office facing position is the same direction as the Three Killings for the year. If the location of the Three Killings is disturbed by noisy renovation or digging activities, there may be unwanted consequences for the residents of the property which could mean poor health, loss of wealth, mishap, injury and, in extreme cases, the occupants could face fatalities so please read below for information how to avoid these problems in 2014.
If your front door is located in the in the north in 2014 which is where the Three Killings’ direction is located, this is considered a disturbance due to the constant opening and closing of the door and heavy noise levels and could cause the problems that I spoke about above. 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 or if you are able to, it would be much better to use a side door or back door. The traditional cure is to place a pair of Chi Lin (TempleLions– Fu Dogs) just inside the door facing outwards.
So in 2014 if your door is in the north or south, you should follow our annual advice and place a pair of Fu Dogs/Temple Lions 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.
Can I still cut the grass in my garden?
The traditional cure to place when doing garden work is to place a six rod hollow metal wind chime between the property and the garden (or the place of disturbance). If you wish, you can use any metal object but the ideal cure would be to place a metal wind chime with six hollow metal rods as the chimes resonate a sound which helps weaken the ill effects. There is another traditional school of thought that advises placing a symbolic statue of deities. One famously used 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 on the back of a black tiger in all directions and carrying a sword to ward off evil influences. He is not meant to be worshipped but is actually there to symbolise money and wealth and attracts the same into the house.
Another thing to note is that you you should never sit with your back to the Three Killings direction and should always it facing the direction of the Three Killings. Every year, we receive hundreds of emails from clients asking about the positioning of sofa chairs in the living room with regards to the Three Killings; we always advise that you do not sit with your back to the Three Killings but this doesn’t refer to isolated incidents as much; this rule refers to prolonged periods of time spent in this position that affect you more. Avoid having your back to the south in 2014.
For example: if you sit at your office desk with your back to the Three Killings (north in 2014), this could affect your relationship with work colleagues and can also affect your performance of work. These effects brought on by the Three Killings can cause poor presentation, complications, lack of focus or loss of concentration so try to remember this and check back if any of this comes to light in 2014. 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 direction, your best option is to place a pair of Chi Lin on your desk facing the Three Killings direction.
Tai Sui which is also known as Grand Duke of Jupiter 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)
2013 was the year of the Snake so Tai Sui Grand Duke sat in the southeast.
Unlike San Sha Three Killings, it is not advisable to sit facing Tai Sui for prolonged periods of time. 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 possible. If you have a front door or office desk that faces the direction of Tai Sui in 2014 or any other year, the traditional cure is to place a Dragon Pi Yao or Dragon headed Tortoise in the northwest sector of your home or office facing southeast to settle its pressure. I must strongly advise you not to disturb the ground of the location where Tai Sui sits for the year which is south in 2014. For the best protection in 2014, take a look at the 2014 Cures and Enhancers Kits.
The 2014 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:
The Three Killings – is a direct translation from the Chinese ‘San Sha’. This annual affliction is mostly in the north (52.5º to 127.5º). It is imperative that you do not undertake any form of noisy renovations or re-decorative work in the north part of your house or office between February 4th 2014 and February 3rd 2015. You should also not disturb the ground by digging holes, digging foundations or conduct any maintenance work with any noisy equipment in this area inside or outside your property or garden. If you have no option but to perform work in the north, it is advised that you place a 6 hollow rod metal Wind Chime in the north in 2014. Once disturbed, this affliction can 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 33 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 that you should follow regarding the Three Killings in 2014. Firstly, if you are moving your desk around this year, never sit with your back to this direction (north). Secondly, it is better to face (north) this direction, especially if this is one of your four favourable personal directions.
With the very inauspicious #3 Lu Chun star also visiting the east palace in 2013 it can cause bad luck and legal problems and needs very specific cures and of course when you combine all this destructive energy with the even more destructive three killings you need the best cure available in the east in 2013. You need a special cure – this special cure comes standard with all our 2013 annual cures and enhancers kits.
If your front door faces the north in 2013, I would advise placing a pair of Fu Dogs just inside the house looking outwards as protective guardians for the year. You can also place a Ba Gua mirror outside in the north.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the north during the year of the Yang Wood Horse, you should place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the buildings and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Feng Shui Consultant to select an auspicious date to start the work or you can use our Tong Shu software.
Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter) – resides between 142.5º – 157.5º southeast.
Do not take this affliction lightly in 2014. Do not disturb the ground in the south at all costs.
If you have a south facing property with your front doors to the south, you must be careful not to allow the doors to slam and do not renovate or dig in this area for 2014.
Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2014 is north. You should treat this area the same as the other annual afflictions with no ground-breaking 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. Traditionally to appease Sui Po in a Horse year you need to display a sheng chi cure, we have included one in our 2014 cures kit.
If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the north place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between the buildings and where the work is being carried out and ideally you should contact a professional Feng Shui Practitioner to select an auspicious date to start the work or consult our Tong Shu date selection software.
The annual five yellow has flown to the northwest in 2014 and because the centre has no gender this is not good and the reason why so many specialist cures are needed in 2014. It is highly recommended not to disturb the northwest of your home or business with noisy activities, renovations or maintenance work this year. When disturbed, the Five Yellow can bring disaster, sickness, lawsuit and major loss of wealth so please be very careful in the northwest in 2014 as it is very afflicted.
Please do not start worrying if your bedroom or office are located in the north or south in 2014, just start preparing to place your 2014 cures and enhancers kit to ensure a trouble free year and also cleanse any old cures that you will be reusing this 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, use our advanced recently updated Feng Shui 2014 software as this gives advanced analysis of every home or office facing any direction in any part of the world.
How far do we take the advice we give?
In 2014, we will be placing the relevant Annual 2014 Cures and enhancers in the south to help dissipate the negative energy that is here for the year. Am I concerned about the south this year? 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.
What can I do if I NEED to repair a driveway or have a similar renovation?
If your garden is in the south or north in 2014, obviously you should avoid disturbing the ground this year but some things just can’t be left which could be something like 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.
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 2014 it would have caused us many problems as the north is where the Three Killings and Sui Po are located this year. 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 do not worry too much if you cant avoid work in the north or south.
- 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 south of the property. You should remember to start your garden work from the north or south corner of the garden as this carries an auspicious energy in 2014.
- 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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© Feng Shui Store Michael Hanna 2014