It’s late October now, Year 2014 will come soon. Same as previous years I’ll write a series of articles in this blog to highlight the do’s and don’ts in different directions in the coming year.
In this first article under this Feng Shui 2014 series, I’ll point you to two directions where you should exercise caution. They are South and North. And let’s forget about Flying Stars first, we’ll see why these are two directions you need to take care of even if the Flying Stars in these two directions are not bad at all.
Feng Shui 2014 – South
Shown below is the Flying Star Map of 2014 Year of Dragon. As always, the Flying Star Map is 180 degrees rotated so South is on top and North is at the bottom, and East is on the left and West is on the right. This is not a mistake but the traditional way of presentation in Chinese Feng Shui.
South is the direction of Tai Shui in 2014. Let me first explain what Tai Shui is.
In layman and simplest terms, Tai Shui is where the “on-duty god” of the year. The Tai Shui direction is where the Tai Shui locates in a year. Tai Shui governs the year and so it is accustomed to say that we should respect Tai Shui.
There is also a saying that “you should not touch the head of Tai Shui”. Tai Shui is a powerful someone, so you should never attempt to adversely affect Tai Shui. For this reason, we never suggest clients to have building works in the Tai Shui direction of the flat through out the year. In fact according to Feng Shui theories, having building works in all bad directions is strictly not recommended.
Feng Shui 2014 – North
The case for North is similar but even worst. North is the San Sha direction as well as Shui Po direction in 2014.
San Sha literally means “three attacks” or “three bad happenings”. You can tell how bad it is because it has three times the bad effects. Shui Po is another bad direction in a year, it literally means “broken in this year”.
Same as South, you should never carry out building works in North in 2014 Year of Horse.
No Building Works in South and North in 2014
So what constitutes a building work? A building work, in Feng Shui sense, covers new construction, alteration, repair and demolition. Typical examples are digging the ground, demolishing the wall, constructing a new room and installing a new door. There are certainly more that comes under this umbrella. Literally we say in Chinese that you should not “touch the soil or structure”, but even if you fix a ceiling cornice or plug a nail on the wall that’s building work.
Sometimes these works are unavoidable. You may control the home improvement works, but what if the roof is broken and you need to fix it? Am I asking you to ignore water seepage from the roof even if it is very annoying?
No. Feng Shui is not that rigid. If you really need to carry out building works for unavoidable causes, try not to begin the works in South or North. For example, if the roof from Southeast to Southwest is broken, you should begin the repair in Southwest first and then gradually extend the working area towards South. In other words, you begin in a lucky direction, maximize the positive Chi you could get, that gradually move to the bad directions.
And if there are simpler fixes that requires less vigorous works or shorter direction of work, you should always attempt to choose these options, because the direction and magnitude of work also matter.
There are more tips about 2014 Feng Shui in my free e-book “Feng Shui 2014 – Year of Horse Lucky Guide“. Apply these Feng Shui 2014 cures in your flat to reduce your exposure of bad luck and get some good luck! Click the book cover below to download!