Feng Shui 2021: lucky and bad sectors for the year of the Yin Metal Ox. 2

Here is my and your annual Feng Shui article. I give you here all the good, bad sectors and lucky directions for the Feng Shui of 2021, year of the Yin Metal Ox. Those sectors are largely determined by what is called the annual Feng Shui afflictions: the Tai Sui, Sui Po, San Sha and Wu Wang.All those calculations are based on the energy of the year as well as a combination of Feng Shui and Chinese oracles: Flying stars and Qi Men Dun Jia. 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 2021, year of the Ox, and which can be used or enhanced.

First, I’d like to summarise in details the energies at work in 2020, year of the Rat. IT WAS SHIT. IT WAS A SHIFTFEST.

After this very technical note, let’s have an in details look at the energies at work in 2021. For the time it’ll take you to read this article, please take a valium or chamomile tea, relax; and forget for a moment that a predatory technocractic ruling class is advancing their nefarious agenda. Seriously folks: is there a time more crucial to be feeling safe and nurtured in our habitat, considering that we are told over and over to stay at home? And I can guarantee that this trend is not over in 2021 (you will eventually discover my predictions on this site). So you better feel well at home by paying attention to Feng Shui, indeed! Strengthening our core pillars: home, body, family, friends and community is the key to a brighter future.

2021 is the Yin Metal Ox year in Chinese astrology. The Ox is the second of the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Each sign is linked to specific years but also to specific locations and directions on the Chinese compass (called the Luo Pan or Lopan) we use in Feng Shui. This is how we can determine the challenging sectors of each year.

How to determine the good and bad Feng Shui sectors of 2021, Chinese year of the Yin Metal Ox?

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 annual Flying Stars and the Qi Men Dun Jia annual oracle.

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 and the other time. They constantly interact together. For example, our living spaces are influenced by the time periods used in Feng Shui. For example. 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 2024, or rather until the beginning of the year of the Yang Wood Dragon.

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 2020 Feng Shui sectors.

How are 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 complete Feng Shui of 2021, Year of the Yin Metal Ox.

Each sign of the year therefore occupies a precise location in space. What matters is the animal of the Chinese zodiac for the year and where it is located. On the Chinese compass, the Ox sign is located in Northeast 1. What it means is that this Northeast 1 sector is where the energy of this specific year “resides” in 2021. This sector receives the strongest Chi (energy) in 2021 and determine the first affliction of the year.

The Ox 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 12th of February 2021. For the solar calculation however, it start on the 3rd of February 2021. To be on the safe side, best is to already be following the auspicious/challenging Feng Shui sectors in the transition solar-lunar calendar between the 3rd and 13th of February.

Tai Sui: the Grand Duke Jupiter location during the Ox year of 2021.

Northeast 1 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 Northeast 1. 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 Northeast 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 Northeast in 2021. The first direction to not disturb in 2021, year of the Metal Ox, is Northeast.

The Tai Sui is in Northeast in 2021.

Sui Po: the year breaker location during the Ox year of 2021

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 Ox sign is in Northeast 1, then the opposite sector to no disturb is…wait for it…Southwest 1! Easy isn’t it?

The Goat sign occupies this location and so it also explains why people born under this sign have to be cautious in 2021. You will eventually read my yearly horoscope for the Goat/Sheep sign and all 12 signs on this site. This opposite location of the years’s energy (the Tai Sui) is known as the Sui Po or “Year breaker”. The Goat occupies Southwest 1 on the Chinese compass: by extension, the whole Southwest sector is best left undisturbed to be on the safe side.

For Feng Shui, the Sui Po or year breaker annual affliction is in Southwest. The second sector to not disturb in 2021, year of the Metal Ox, is Southwest.

The Sui Po is in Southwest in 2021.

San Sha: the 3 Killings location during the Ox year of 2021

We now 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…Anyway if you’re killed once, what would be the point to kill you two more times? That seems unnecessary sadistic. Even Dexter Morgan doesn’t go that far.

This sector is determined by something a bit more technical, so follow me if you are not familiar with Chinese metaphysics. Take another chamomile tea possibly. Or a coffee rather.

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 full 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 Rat sign belonged to the Water Frame. This year’s Ox belongs to the Metal frame. It is actually the end or storage of the Metal Element. Metal is born in the Snake sign, reaches its peak in the Rooster and is stored in the Ox.

Ok! So, as those three signs all occupy a “sector” and we can then draw the frame between the three sectors to form a triangle. The San Sha is basically the sector and direction directly opposite the peak of this triangle. The peak of this Metal frame is the Rooster sign, located in West 2. Therefore the San Sha, which is  the opposite sector, is in East 2.

In Feng Shui, the San Sha or three killing annual afflictions is in the East in 2021. The third sector to not disturb in 2021, year of the Metal Ox, is East.

The San Sha is in the East in 2021.

Wu Wang: the 5 yellow flying star during the Ox year of 2021

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 fly and fall each year. The numbers represent a specific Qi at work. While technically all 9 Flying stars have their own 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 Southeast sector in 2021. With this one, it is also recommended to not travel along the Southeast-Northwest axis in 2021 during months when one of those two sectors is also affected by bad stars.

In Feng Shui, the 5 Yellow sickness star is in the Southeast in 2021. The fourth sector to not disturb in 2021, year of the Metal Ox, is Southeast.

And so we have Northeast (Tai Sui), Southwest (Sui Po), East (San Sha) and Southeast (Wu Wang) as the four sectors affected this year.

The Wu Wang is in Southeast in 2021.

Annual Feng Shui afflictions 2021: 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…A challenging sector can affect you if you disturb it. This can be done in several ways:

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

Once disturbed, it can bring in extreme case (emphasis on the extreme!) accidents illness, money loss or robbery. It is therefore wise to respect them if you can…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. Once activated, it is random luck to know if it going to hit you or not. Focus on good deeds and paying your homage to the divinities you believe in for protection: it can help.

The main aspect is really, do NOT renovate in those areas in 2021. It might not be practical: so if you absolutely need to do renovations, contact me  and I can calculate a good day and month to star the work and to avoid triggering problem with your Bazi (Four Pillars = Chinese astrology chart) and then your life.

If a building is in construction or renovated next to your home in Northeast, East, Southeast or Southwest direction, it is not ideal either and can trigger some challenges: such as money loss or more rarely accidents. My membership, in which I give you 5 Feng Shui activations each month, will help you get a better luck at home and in your whole life. We can of course also do a Feng Shui consultation.

Finally, avoid making a lot of noise in those sectors: loud music, slamming doors, banging on the walls with a hammer etc. Try to respect those energies, but don’t stop living either…

As for not facing them, in all honesty, it is not such 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 don’t obsess about it if you can’t.

What if you sleep or work in those sectors? It is fine if you don’t disturb the sectors. Moreover if the room you sleep in receives the right Chi for you and has the right colours based on your Bazi and Kua, you won’t suffer from the negative influences.

Good Feng Shui: the auspicious sectors & directions for 2021, year of the Metal Ox.

Now, what about the auspicious sectors for 2021? 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 2021. To determine the auspicious directions and sectors, we are interested in the combination of some of the annual Flying Stars and the Qi 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.

Bā Wang: the 8 yellow flying star during the Ox year of 2021

The 8 Flying Star that boosts wealth and money flies in West this year. This make West a more auspicious sector.

Note that for the other annual Flying Stars: East, Northeast, Southwest and the center also have good stars. This mitigate some of the other influences (see below), but the afflictions in those sectors still apply.

Qi Men Dun Jia for 2021, year of the Yin Metal Ox.

For the Qimen, the Ox year 2021 has a Fu Yin plate. Basically it means that the energies repeat themselves in each palace and are “stuck”: it is called a trap structure. This is not ideal, as it shows a world that can struggle to move to the next phase. Those energies will bring a mirror effect to the world and force us to keep looking into what we are doing, what works and what doesn’t anymore. Keep in mind that 2021 is also a Yin year, which means more contraction than expansion. 2022 is the real dynamic year…That being said, even on such structure, some sectors are better than some others. Northwest is ok, but South is really the beneficial one for QiMen in 2021, Ox year.

As often, the Qimen and flying stars don’t match. I follow and use the Qimen much more, as it is a powerful oracle mapping the universal Chi for good luck and to boost our lives and destinies. The year plate is one thing, but then there are great month and day plates with excellent directions and sectors to active each month. Those activations bring more luck in life and boost work, finance and relationships.

If you are part of my membership, this is the method that I use to determine your 5 lucky feng shui boosts of each month to generate the best luck in your life. If you are not yet part of this lucky club, you can join in here right now.

All the good and bad directions and sectors for 2021, the Ox year.

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

These directions and sectors are the best for the year :

  • South
  • West

Those that must not be disturbed, but can still be stimulated following carefully the right activations at the right time (Qimen method on which my monthly membership is based on):

  • East
  • Southeast
  • Northeast
  • Southwest


  • Northwest is average
  • North is a bit below average

With Feng Shui and metaphysics, everyone get their chance. South was the worse direction last year, and is really good this year…Below is a visual representation of all the sectors for this year. In red: do not disturb. In green: best sectors. In grey-blue: average.

The yearly afflictions 2021, Ox year.


Buying properties with the right Feng Shui in 2021

Traditionally, it is best to avoid buying a property with the main door located on one of the annual affliction for that year. For example,  in 2021 you’d avoid buying a house with its door in Northeast where the Tai Sui is . However, we need to explore this rule a bit further.

  1. If you don’t move in in this house during that year, that’s not a problem.
  2. If however you renovate it, you still need to respect the annual afflictions guidelines.
  3. If you move in during that year, the solution is to then select a good move-in date for you and the other people concerned.

This is done by studying your Bazi and the monthly energies, and line up your Heaven (astrology/timing), Human (your move in date) and Earth (your new place) luck. There is always a way…I can of course assist you entirely into choosing the right place and find the best moving in date.

And this is it for the complete Feng Shui guide to 2021, year of the Yin Metal Ox.

To navigate this year better and create the perfect nurturing environment, contact me now for your Bazi and Feng Shui consultation.

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Wishing you a great year of the Yin Metal Ox: no matter what the world throws at us, by understanding the map of energies, we can make the best out of any year by being in the cosmic flow.

Laurent Langlais

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