How you can dodge the fury of Tai Sui, Grand Duke, Three Sha, year breaker, 3 killings, Sui Po, Three Killings in the year of the Yin Wood Monkey 2016
Each year, we are confronted with a long list of boring tasks and chores to complete throughout the year involving maintenance of the house, office, shop and gardens. For myself, as the year seems to fly past, I need to make sure that I take care when I am doing upkeep around my home and so should you if you are to try and avoid the fury of Tai Sui (Grand Duke), Sui Po, the Three Killings and more in 2016.
If you are doing any work in the south, southwest or northeast this year, you will need to take extra care as this is where they are located during the year of the Yang Fire Monkey.
You will find this information below; you may also be interested to know that our Feng Shui 2016 software will calculate for every year ahead and many other features too long to list here.
The Three Killings also called three sha is a paraphrase 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).
These earthly branches are not the three killings; they simply indicate the position of the three killing affliction in a given year. The three killings sit in the opposite cardinal direction (spanning 90 degrees) of the phase represented by the year’s earthly branch.
The most effective cure for this is to not disturb the ground where the Three Killings resides. Which I know is easier said than done. You should take extra 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 restoration or excavating activities, there may be unwelcome penalties for the residents which may involve poor health, loss of prosperity, mishaps, injury and, in extreme cases, the occupants could face fatalities but the good news is, there is a lot you can do to prevent this and why you need to study this information carefully and share with as many people as possible.
If you have a front door that you regularly use that faces the Three Killings’ direction which is south in 2016, this is considered a disruption due to the constant opening and closing of the door especially so if the hinges creak or you have young children that bang the door closed.
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 Chi Lin (TempleLions– Fu Dogs) just inside the door facing outwards.
So in 2016 if your door is in the south, southwest or northeast, you should follow our annual advice and place a pair of Fu Dogs or 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.
How can I prevent problems with the garden in 2016?
The traditional cure for this is to place a six rod hollow metal wind chime between the property and the place of disruption. You can if you want use any metal object but the ideal cure would be to place a metal wind chime with six hollow metal rods.
You should never sit with your back to the Three Killings but should always try and sit facing it. Each year we get hundreds of emails asking about the positioning of sofa chairs in the living room.
You should not sit with your back to the Three Killings but this does not 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 south in 2016 for a time longer than 2 hours per day if possible.
For example: if you sit at your office desk with your back to the Three Killings (south in 2016), this could affect your rapport with coworkers and can also affect your performance at work.
Tai Sui which is also known as Grand Duke Jupiter and is also named the Year Star and 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) and Dog and Boar (northwest).
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 Tai Sui plaque in the southwest along with a Chu Men Chien Tsai Master Cure in your home or office to appease the energy. I would advise you not to disturb the ground of the location where Tai Sui sits for the year (southwest in 2016).
The 2016 Annual Feng Shui Afflictions:
south (142.5 – 217.5) is the location and direction of the Three Killings
When at work, you may sit facing the west direction only if this is one of your personal good directions, if not, do not sit with your back to the south in 2016 or you may find unscrupulous people working against you or you may encounter undue gossip and back stabbing during the year. If you have no option but to perform work in the south, I would advise that you place a 6 hollow rod metal Wind Chime in the south in 2016.
Southwest is where Tai Sui (Grand Duke of Jupiter) resides in 2016
Resides between 232.5º – 247.5º degrees southwest in 2016.
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.
The traditional Chinese method to appease Tai Sui is to place a Tai Sui plaque alongside a Chu Men Chien Tsai Master Cure in the southwest sector of the home or office facing the 15º southwest radius where Tai Sui sits. This is so important this year.
Sui Po is located in the Northeast in 2016 (The year breaker)
Sui Po year breaker occupies the division directly opposite Tai Sui Grand Duke, which for 2016 is northeast. 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 Monkey year, you must place a set of six Chinese i-ching coins tied with red ribbon, a six rod hollow metal wind chime and a salt water cure in the northeast to avoid the problems that are associated the #5 yellow disaster star. If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the northease 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.
How far do we take the advice we give?
We will also be placing all the 2016 cures to help dissipate the negative energy that is present for the year. Am I concerned about the south this year? Not in the least, having good Feng Shui is actually being aware of potential dangers and making allowances and placing cures, you can and will avoid many problems.
What can I do if I have to repair outside drains or have a similar restoration?
If your garden is in the south, southwest or northeast in 2016, you should avoid disturbing the ground in 2016 but some things just can’t be left; for example overgrown trees or a drain that is completely destroyed.
If you cannot avoid construction work or excavating, use the following 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
- When you cut your grass start trimming or mowing from a different corner of the garden. Let us say your garden is in the south of the property.
- 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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