The 2014 Annual (Feng Shui) Afflictions Part 1
2014 is the year of the Jia Wu Wood Horse and, for the purpose of Feng Shui or Paht Chee reading, the year starts on 4th February 2014, the first day of the Chinese Solar or Hsia Calendar. This day is also referred to as Li Chun or Lap Chun meaning “beginning of spring” in Chinese.
All too often people focus their priorities on enhancing their wealth, health, career etc. However, this will be of little use if there are destructive energies around one’s home and work place. Therefore the first approach should always be defensive and protective in nature. This can only be done by first identifying the locations of major annual afflictions in Feng Shui for 2014. Remember, each year this will be different. Energies change directions and locations annually; hence the term ‘annual’ afflictions. The changes coincide with Li Chun. Each year, certain directions are considered inauspicious because they exert evil influences that are generally referred to as Sha Qi. Though we are now in March, it is still not too late to take note of these afflictions and arm ourselves accordingly.
The major yearly afflictions you must be aware of are the 3 Killings (San Sha/Sarm Saat) ,Tai Sui (The Grand Duke of Jupiter), The Sui Po (referred to as Broken Year), Star #5 Yellow (Lien Chen Star) and The Illness Black Star # 2 (also known as Ju Men).
In four consecutive posts I shall explain these afflictions and in so doing provide some protection so everyone can enjoy a safe and satisfactory year. Vital cures can easily be obtained from the Internet or at Feng Shui stores; however, should you be unable to do so, I have also provided pictures and posts that, with a sincere heart, will be just as effective.
The Three Killings
The Three Killings (a direct translation from the Chinese ‘San Sha’, Saam Saat ) are an annual affliction that in 2014 reside mostly in the north (52.5º to 127.5º). In fact, part of northeast and northwest are also afflicted because the Three Killing spans from 316 to 45 degrees.
The Three Killings refer to three Violent Robbers; the combination of Age Killing (Sui Sha), Plundering Killing (Jie Sha) and Calamity Killing (Zai Sha), who inhabited the mountainous regions. When Three Killing are wrongly activated or disturbed it can bring about three types of misfortunes:
1- Financial loss/lawsuits, loss of wealth, robbery and theft.
2- Illnesses, blood related injuries
3- Accidents/arguments, calamities, destitution and fatalities.
An encounter with the inauspicious Three Killings calls for extreme caution. Any activity in the north part of your house or office between February 4th 2014 and February 3rd 2015 must be strictly avoided and any form of noisy renovations such as banging and nailing, re-decorating, disturbing the earth, digging holes or foundations, or any maintenance work with noisy equipment inside or outside will be detrimental to your home and health. If you have to carry out work or emergency repairs in the north during the year of the Yang Wood Horse, you can place a six hollow metal rod wind chime between your buildings and the location where the work is being carried out so as to minimize the harm of the Three Killings.
Aside from not disturbing the ground, there is another important rule to follow regarding the Three Killings in 2014. If you are moving your desk this year never sit with your back to the north, it is better to be seated facing the north. Also, do not sit with your back facing the 3 Killings either at work or at the dinner table; it is best to confront them directly.
If your front door faces the north in 2014 you should place a pair of Fu Dogs just inside the house looking outwards as protective guardians for the year. A Ba Gua mirror should also be placed outside facing north.
For those of you who have bedrooms, a main door or window either in the north or facing the north: you will be afflicted with the Three Killings energy and therefore be more susceptible to legal problems and accidents.
Because it targets the northeast, north and northwest, those who are born in the year of the Pig, Rat or Ox will be negatively influenced by the Three Killings. Remedying the Three Killings is not difficult. Simply and effectively; one can display the authentic cure Three Celestial Protectors (Chi Lin) facing the north this year as a remedy.
You can also hang an amulet displaying the Three Celestial Protectors on the knob of your bedroom door.
3 Celestial Guardian hanging amulet
This is a hanging amulet comprising the 3 Celestial Guardians strung vertically. The 3 Celestial Guardians are the best cure for the 3 Killings. They comprise the Chi Lin, Fu Dog and Pi Yao.
The Chi Lin (Qilin)- also known as Dragon Horse, is the Chinese Unicorn, a legendary creature with head of a dragon, scales of carp upon the body of a horse, and a tail consisting of little curls.
The Chi Lin's presence is said to attract the powerful cosmic breath of the dragon, which promises good omens, prosperity, success, longevity, wisdom, compassion and illustrious offspring. This is why placing 3 Chi Lin in the direction of the Three Killings will restrain and prevent the killing Chi from harming you. The magnificent Chi Lin is believed to have great protective abilities. The Chi Lin protects against loss of relationships and saves you from losing the ones you love; the Chi Lin together with the Fu Dog protects your good name against harmful intentions.
Fu Dogs / Temple Lions- One generally sees them outside of temples and homes. They are mythical animals and guardians of the heavenly gate. They have fear-inspiring faces and muscular bodies and are believed to be protectors that ward off evil influences and spirits. It is their task to probe the mind and intentions of the guests crossing the threshold. The Fu Dogs also nourish the Chi that enters the home or businesses premises and thus bring in good fortune.
The Pi Yao- is a mystical entity that is a particularly powerful and auspicious. Chinese adore the Pi Yao because of its protective, obedient and loyal nature. It is believed that the Pi Yao will always try its best to fulfill its owner’s wish and protect its owner from any harm. The Pi Yao also has the ability to help anyone having bad Feng Shui due to having offended the Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui). As one of the effective cures for the Three Killings, the Pi Yao protects you from monetary loss.
All Three, known as the “The Three Celestial Guardians” are a great protection against the Three Killings.
The Three Celestial Guardian Plaque