Feng Shui sectors 2019

The Feng Shui guide for 2019: Chinese year of the Earth Pig 1

In this article I give you all the good and bad sectors and directions for the Feng Shui of 2019, year of the Earth Pig or Boar. Those sectors are largely determined by what is called in the annual Feng Shui afflictions: the Tai Sui, Sui Po, San Sha and Wu Wang. Please keep reading to have the full explanation on those Chinese terms…I am going to explain which areas of your house or business should not be disturbed in 2019, year of the Pig and which can be used or enhanced. All those calculations are based on the energy of each year and a combination of Feng Shui and Chinese oracles: the Flying stars and the Qi Men Dun Jia.

2019 is the Yin Earth Pig year in Chinese astrology: you can read my 13 Feng Shui tips for a lucky year of the Pig 2019. The Pig is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each sign is linked to specific years but also to specific locations and directions on the Chinese compass (the Luo Pan) that we use in Feng Shui. This is how we can determine the good and challenging sectors of each year. There are then additional calculations to determine more sectors and I’ll walk you through them.

A challenging sector can affect you if you disturb it. This can be done in several ways:

  1. if your main door or bedroom is located in it
  2. if you play loud music or bang a door in these sectors (depends of the day)
  3. If you renovate your home or business in these areas
  4. If there is close construction work in your neighbourhood in these directions

Once disturbed, it can bring in extreme case accidents, illness, money loss or robbery. It is therefore wise to respect them if you can…

How are the good and bad Feng Shui sectors of 2019 determined?

Like every year, the Chi of the year brings different sectors and directions that are better left undisturbed, while some other can be very beneficial. How are those good and bad sectors determined? By something called the annual afflictions, as well as by the position of the Flying Stars.

The annual afflictions are in details:

  1. The Tai Sui or Grand duke Jupiter ;
  2. The Sui Po or year breaker ;
  3. The San Sha or three killings
  4. The Wu Wang or 5 yellow, an annual Flying Star.

To understand the principle, you have to see that Feng Shui and Chinese astrology are connected: one speaks about space, the other time. They constantly interact together. For example, our living spaces are influenced by time events. In macro Feng Shui, the shapes of mountains and the placement of rivers and oceans for a given city become auspicious or challenging depending of the time period we are in. We are currently in period 8 until the end of 2023. In period 9, different landforms will become auspicious.

Besides those periods, each year brings a specific Chi and determine good and bad sectors and direction for the Feng Shui of that year…You can see the article I wrote last year about the 2018 Feng Shui sectors.

How were those locations determined? Originally, by studying the orbit of Jupiter that takes 12 years = 12 different positions in the sky on a circular axis. Jupiter is considered a divinity in Chinese cosmology, called the Great Duke Jupiter or Tai Sui. Where Jupiter “sits” in regard to the Earth axis for a given year is the location of the Chinese zodiac sign of the year, and also the location of the energy of this year.


Tai Sui, Sui Po, San Sha, 5 yellow: the Feng Shui of 2019

The Pig sign and its specific Chi will stay with us for 12 months. Chinese metaphysics use a calendar that accounts for both lunar and solar time. In the lunar calendar, this Chinese New Year starts on the 5th of February 2019. For the solar calculation, it will start on the 4th of February 2019. To be on the safe side, best is to already following the auspicious/challenging Feng Shui sectors from the date of the 4th of February.

Each sign of the year occupies a precise location in space. What matters is the animal of the Chinese zodiac for the year, and where it usually lives. On the Chinese compass, the Pig sign is located in the Northwest 3 ( on the compass). What it means is that Northwest 3 is where the energy of this specific year “resides” in 2019. This sector receives the strongest Chi (energy) in 2019 and determine the first affliction of the year.


Tai Sui: the Grand Duke Jupiter location in 2019

Northwest 3 is therefore the sector and direction under the Tai Sui, or Grand duke Jupiter affliction. It basically means that it should be left undisturbed the whole year, as its energy is too strong. Some Feng Shui practitioners will only account for the specific sector that is Northwest 3. Realistically, most of you don’t know where it starts and finishes inside your home. You can however figure out which rooms occupy the whole Northwest sector from your floor plan. So I always prefer to consider that the whole sector should be left undisturbed…

For Feng Shui, the Tai Sui or Grand Duke Jupiter annual affliction is in the Northwest in 2019; like it was in 2018. The first direction to not disturb in 2019, year of the Earth Pig, is Northwest.

Grand Duke Jupiter Pig year

The Tai Sui or Grand Duke Jupiter is in Northwest in 2019. Copyright: Laurent Langlais 2019

Sui Po: the year breaker location in 2019

Then we move to the second location. This one occupies the sector that is directly opposite to the energy/location of the year’s sign. If the year’s Pig is in Northwest 3, then the opposite sector to no disturb is…wait for it…Southeast 3! Easy isn’t it?

The Snake sign occupies this location and so it also explains why people born under this sign have to be cautious in 2019. You can read my Snake sign horoscope on this blog.

This opposite location of the years’s energy (the Tai Sui) is known as the Sui Po or “Year breaker”. The Snake occupies Southeast 3 on the Chinese compass: by extension, the whole Southeast sector is best left undisturbed to be on the safe side.

For Feng Shui, the Sui Po or year breaker annual affliction is in Southeast in 2019 like it was in 2019. The second sector to not disturb in 2019, year of the Earth Pig, is Southeast.

Year breaker 2019 Pig year

The Sui Po or year breaker is in Southeast in 2019 year of the Pig. Copyright: Laurent Langlais 2019

San Sha: the 3 Killings location in 2019

Then we move to the next affliction known as the 3 Killings, or San Sha in Chinese. Don’t worry about the name: Chinese metaphysics like spectacular names, but it doesn’t means something as bad the “3 killings” would happen to you if you disturb it…This sector is determined by something a bit more technical, so follow me if you are not familiar with Chinese metaphysics.

In Chinese astrology, Feng Shui but also medicine, we work with the theory of the 5 Elements (or 5 phases: Wu Xing). It is merely a name that states that the Chi takes five different primary energies…Each of the 12 astrological signs that can rule a year belongs to one of those Elements; and to something called an “Elemental frame”. An Elemental frame is basically 3 connected signs, which form the cycle of one of the Element. There is an Elemental frame for Water, Wood, Fire and Metal; none for the Earth that is “special” (leave her alone, she’s special!). And so, 4 Elemental frames of 3 signs = 12 astrological signs of course…

Last year’s Dog sign belonged to the Fire Frame. This year’s Pig belongs to the Wood frame. It is actually the beginning of the Wood Element. The Wood is born in the Pig sign, reaches its peak in the Rabbit and is stored in the Goat sign.

Ok! So, as those three signs all occupy a “sector” inside a direction, drawing the frame between the three gives us a triangle. The San Sha is basically the sector and direction that are directly opposite the peak of this triangle. The peak of this Wood frame in 2019 is the Rabbit sign, which is East 2. Therefore the San Sha, in the opposite direction, is in the West.

In Feng Shui, the San Sha or three killing annual afflictions is in the West in 2019. The third “bad” sector to not disturb in 2019, year of the Earth Pig, is West.

3 killings Feng Shui 2019

The San Sha or 3 killings is in West in 2019 year of the Pig. Copyright: Laurent Langlais 2019

Wu Wang: the 5 yellow flying star in 2019

And finally, we have the location of the Flying stars. If you are not familiar with the term, think of the flying stars as some form of “Chinese numerology” that determines good and back sector depending of where the numbers fall each year. The numbers represent a specific Qi at work and not just numbers…

While technically all 9 Flying stars have their influence, we look at the 8 and the 5 first and foremost. The 5 yellow annual Flying Star, that is considered most negative, flies into the Southwest sector in 2019. With this one, it is also recommended to not travel along the Southwest-Northeast axis in 2019 if possible: especially during months when those 2 sectors are more affected by bad stars.

In Feng Shui, the 5 Yellow sickness star is in Southwest in 2019.

5 Yellow flying star 2019

The Wu Wang or 5 Flying star is in Southwest in 2019. Image copyright: Laurent Langlais 2019.

Good Feng Shui: the auspicious sectors & directions for 2019.

Now, what about the auspicious sectors for 2019? Well yes there are some! There is a Yin to every Yang, and vice-versa. Time to see how the other directions and sectors, or “palaces” in Feng Shui, fare in 2019. To determine the auspicious directions and sectors, we are interested into the combination of the annual Flying Stars and the Men Dun Jia plate/chart for this year. Don’t be impressed by the name here. The Qi Men Dun Jia is another form of Chinese metaphysics. It used to be a war oracle but can now be used to predict where the good Qi is for a specific place and time. It is therefore useful to combine it with the other predictive oracle that is the Flying Stars. If you are part of my membership, this is the oracle that I use to determine the 4 to 6 lucky feng shui boosts of each month. You can join in here.

The 8 Flying Star that boosts wealth and money flies in the center this year. Therefore it is wasted as we can’t activate the center unfortunately.

Luckily, we still have the Qi Men Dun Jia for yearly and monthly activations.


Qi Men Dun Jia for 2019, year of the Earth Dog.

For the Qimen, the good and bad sectors in 2019, year of the Earth Pig, are as follow:

  1. West and Northwest are average
  2. The other sectors are negative.

Now as a bonus, if we look at the other flying stars of the year 2019, we see that:

  • South, Southwest, Southeast and Northeast have challenging stars.

As often, the Qimen and flying stars don’t entirely match. I follow and use the Qimen much more, and therefore it is the determining factor for me. We can now summarise all those findings.


All the good and bad directions and sectors for 2019, the Pig year.

When combining all aspects: annual Feng Shui afflictions, the flying stars and the Qi Men Dun Jia, we end up with this ranking from best to worse. These directions and sectors are the best for the year :

  • North is the less problematic

All other directions and sectors are negatively affected:

  • Southeast
  • South
  • Southwest
  • West
  • Northwest
  • Northeast
  • East

There is no real direction that is absolutely auspicious in 2019: however in Feng Shui for the Pig year, North is the one that gets a bit of a boost. Southeast is the absolute worth in 2019.

Tai Sui Sui Po San Sha 2019

In blue, the best sector. In grey, the average ones. In pink, the negative for this Pig year 2019. In red: bad. Remember that Chinese put the South on top, hence this map…
Copyright: Laurent Langlais 2019.

Annual Feng Shui afflictions 2019: what not to do at home?

What should we do to respect the annual afflictions? Well, mostly left them undisturbed: it is as simple as that…so ideally, do NOT renovate in those areas in 2019. If you have to, avoid disturbing Northwest, Southeast and West the most. If you absolutely need to do renovations, contact me so I can calculate a good day and month for it, and to avoid triggering problem with your Bazi (Four Pillars = Chinese astrology chart) and in your life.

If a building is in construction or renovated next to your home in the Northwest, Southeast or West direction, it is not ideal either and can trigger some challenges, such as money loss or accidents. A Feng Shui consultation for the year 2019 can also provide you with solutions to buffer those energies and stimulate the good areas.

If you disturb one of those sector by mistake, best is to leave your place for a couple of hours just after you did, or even better go away for a few days until the effect dissipate…As once activated, it is random luck to know if it going to hit you or not. Best is then to focus on good deeds and paying your homage to the divinities you believe in: it can help. So try to respect them, but don’t stop living either…Outside of this, avoid making loud noises in those sectors: loud music, slamming doors, banging on the walls with a hammer etc. As for not facing them, in all honesty, it is not a big deal and at some point you will face them in your home anyway. If you can, make sure your desk or bed is not directly facing the annual afflictions, but this is not the most important.

What if you sleep or work in those sectors? While it is not ideal, you can still get away with it if you respect the same rules. If the room you sleep in receives the right Chi for you and has the right colours based on your Bazi and Kua, you can buffer some of the negative influences.


Buying properties with the right Feng Shui in 2019

How do these annual afflictions: Tai Sui, Sui Po, San Sha and Flying stars affect a property that you could buy during the Pig year? If you buy the wrong property, it can trigger years of bad luck. Ideally, you would avoid in this order:

  1. A property with the main door located in Northwest or Southeast. West is not ideal, but you can get away with it.
  2. A property with the main façade toward Northwest or Southeast.

Those are the main two ones to avoid, if possible. Additionally you might want to avoid the following IF you move in and sleep in this house in 2019:

  • A property with the main bedroom in one of these three sectors of Northwest, Southeast or West: unless it is excellent for your Bazi and your partner’s Bazi.

A property that will need renovation in those sectors, if you live in it at the same time

It is of course advanced knowledge to assess the quality of a new property and the pros and cons that it will bring for you, besides the façade, main door and master bedroom placement. Investing into the proper Feng Shui setup can manifest a better luck and real opportunities for decades to come…Don’t bargain with such investment and always have a genuine Feng Shui master help to select the best property for you. I can help you with this and consult worldwide.

Keep in mind that if you buy such a property this year – let’s say with the façade in North and main door in Northwest – you can still avoid some of the potential negative effects if you move in under a good day. Those days have to be calculated on your Bazi and on your new home main door location. 2020 will be another story altogether…

This is it for the complete Feng Shui guide to 2019, year of the Earth Pig.

You can also read my other articles on this year such as your 12 signs Chinese horoscope for 2019 and When does the 2019 Chinese year of the Pig starts, and why you should celebrate?

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