Year of the Monkey 2016 – Earth Luck and Feng Shui Luck — by Edgar Lok Tin Yung Dec 2015

Earth Luck is about the yearly Feng Shui Qi or energy of our houses and offices.

Earth Luck is to deal with the good and the bad yearly Feng Shui energy or Qi in where we live, work and play.

We need to activate the good energy or Qi and balance or suppress the bad energy /Qi if there is any.

If you have read my Earth Luck articles previously, you may know that each year, there are three big Sha (煞氣 Bad Energy / Qi) and three lucky stars flying around regardless of the facing and sitting of your house. There is also a couple of medium Sha Qi rotating each year. These good Qi and bad Qi shift to different locations or sectors of your house each year.

The three Sha Qi are called:

1. The Grand Duke or the Tai Sui (太歲),
2. The Three-killings (三煞) and
3. The Five Yellow (五黃).

The two medium Sha Qi are called:

1. The Wu and Ji Sha (戊己).
2. The Sui Poh (歲破) (The direction opposite to the Tai Sui). It is located within the 5 Yellow sector.

Please note, these three Sha Qi have the power to override any natal flying stars chart combinations regardless how good the flying star chart is. So we need to treat these 3 sectors very carefully.

The three Good Qi or positive energy or lucky stars are number 6, 8 and 9. Here are the directions and positions of the good and bad energy in the year of the Monkey around your house and office.


2016 Year of the Monkey








1. The Tai Sui (Grand Duke) in the year of the Monkey, It is located at the southwest west sector. (申字位 232.50 – 247.50 degree)
2. San Sha (the three-killings) arrives at the South (Li Gua 離卦157.5-202.50 degree).
3. The Five Yellow. It is landed at the Northeast. (Gen Gua. 艮卦)
4. The power and promotion star number 6 is at South.( Li Gua 離卦)
5. The money and prosperity star number 8 is at South west (Kun Gwa 坤卦).
6. The Flower of Romance star number 9 is at East.(Zhen Gwa震卦)

In traditional Feng Shui, there is a Feng Shui saying. It states that:

大煞宜避, 中煞可制, 小煞不理
“Avoid the biggest Sha. Cure medium Sha. Neglect tiny Sha.”

The number one rule to deal with the Sha energy / Qi is: “DO NOT disturb it or activate it”.
Do not activate the Sha Qi. Therefore, “Move Earth”, which means digging ground or renovating the sectors inside and outside of your house, is prohibited.

The Tai Sui is also known as The Grand Duke. It is the yearly King. The Tai Sui locates at the Southwest west sector in the year of the Monkey. The Shen is within the Kun Gua (坤卦) sector. Kun Gua is Earth element. Kun Gua represents the mother.
Earth Element is related to the Earth system in our body. Earth element is the digestive system, muscle, skin there may be issue related to these areas if the main door is located at this sector and if the area is disturbed.

The main door of your house faces southwest west, the mother or ladies over age of 50 years old should pay more attention to the Earth system of her body.

The best way to minimize bad luck and sickness energy is not to stir up the yearly bad energy sector. Yearly bad energy is like a sleeping tiger. It will be fine if it has not been disturbed. However, if the tiger is wakening up and you are nearby, it will hurt you.

“Move Earth” such as digging, renovation, will disturb the Bad Energy, so DO NOT dig, nailing, chisel and renovate the Tai Sui sector including the floor, ground, garden, and the walls inside and outside.

Don’t slam the door as sound waves can activate the Sha Qi. Make sure opening and closing the door slowly and gently.

To reduce the impact of the Tai Sui, place three lucky bamboos in a tall rectangular vase.

THE SAN SHA (Three-Killing) arrives at the South sector (Li Gua 離卦157.5-202.50 degree)

In the year of the Monkey 2016, the Li Gua or the South sector of your house and office has the San Sha Qi or the Three-killing Sha Qi.

In the large scale Feng Shui, it represents the south hemisphere. It represents south china and the countries at the south side of China.

The Three-killing represents lawsuits, gossips, arguments.

The Li Gua is the middle daughter area. So if there is a door way at the Li Gua (South sector) of the house and the area is activated, as the result, the middle daughter of the house will face some challenges.

Need to look after health related to heart, blood and eye issues. The San Sha will also bring hot temper to the middle daughter.

To reduce the effect of the San Sha, you can place a bucket filled with 80% full of clear water at the sector. Change the water once every 2 – 3 weeks. If the problem persists, you can add 6 ice cubes every Saturday

The Five Yellow #5 star lands at the Northeast. (Gen Gua. 艮卦)

The Five Yellow #5 is a bad Feng Shui annual star. It represents misfortune and obstacles. It comes to the Northeast sector the Gen Gua.

The Gen Gua is Earth element and is the youngest son. The Sha Qi can cause digestive issue for the youngest son. Particularly, the Northeast area has a door way or it is activated.

To minimize the bad effects of the Five Yellow #5 for your house and office, in the north east sector, place a rectangular ceramic vase with 3 luck bamboo in the vase. Use the straight bamboo.

You cannot change the main door position but you can move yourself away from the bad energy areas. You can move yourself to other sector if there is a spare room in your house.


The annual star number #8 which means wealth and prosperity is located in the southwest in the year of the Monkey 2016. However, it is at the same sector as the Tai Sui. It is better not to use active object to activate it. If it were activated, you could make money, but you could also lose your health in the year of the monkey. Use a non-moving object such a ceramic sheep and place at the south southwest.

The annual star number #9 which means romance and happy events is at the East sector of your house. It is the Zhen Gua. The Zhen Gua is the elder son. So, if your door way or this sector is activated in 2016. It will bring happy events or romance to the elder son.

You can activate this east sector with an indoor pot plant about 1.3 metres tall. Or you can also place a green wooden rabbit there, or both.
If the east sector is a bedroom or spare area, it is a good idea to sleep or have more activities there. (Including such activities for young couples want to have baby in 2016)

The promotion annual star number #6 comes to the south sector of the house. However, it shares the same sector as the San Sha.
In comparison, the strength of San Sha is great than the #6. So it is good to leave the Li Gua as quiet as possible. A bucket of 80% full of clear water is recommended for reducing the Sha qi of the San Sha.

Sui Poh(歲破) and Wu Ji Sha戊己.

The Sui Poh is opposite to the Tai Sui sector. It is at 52.50-67.5 degree.
The Wu Ji Sha is at the 292.50-337.50 degree. It is in the Qian Gua sector.
In Sui Poh and the Wu Ji Sha areas “Move Earth” or Digging the areas is prohibited. The Sui Poh is also located in the Yearly Five yellow #5 Gen Gua area. The “Move-Earth” and digging in the area is prohibited anyway.

The above summed up some important areas for your house and office. As each house and office are different. If you are not sure what you are doing, you can always contact a Feng Shui consultant near you.

All the best and have prosperity and Lucky Feng Shui Year of the Monkey 2016!

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