What is the Feng Shui of the Tiger year? In this article, I give you all the good, bad sectors and lucky directions for the Feng Shui of 2022, year of the Yang Water Tiger. 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 the Tiger year 2022 and which can be used or enhanced.
As predicted, 2021 was an authoritarian year during which it was essential to cultivate inner strength. And what better way than to have the best Feng Shui in your home? You never know when they decide that a new lockdown is a good idea! And if you have to stay more at home, I can guarantee that having the right environment and best Feng Shui is the solution to get through this more easily…
2022 is then the Yang Water Tiger year in Chinese astrology. The Tiger is the third 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 the Water Tiger year?
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:
- The Tai Sui or Grand duke Jupiter ;
- The Sui Po or year breaker ;
- The San Sha or three killings
- 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 Feng Shui of the Ox year 2021.
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 annual afflictions of the Yang Water Tiger.
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 Tiger sign is located in Northeast 3. What it means is that this Northeast 3 sector is where the energy of this specific year “resides” in 2022. This sector receives the strongest Chi (energy) in 2022 and determine the first affliction of the year.
The Tiger 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 1st of February 2022. For the solar calculation however, it start on the 4th of February 2022. You can read When does the Tiger year start? to know more on those two dates.
To be on the safe side, best is to already be following the auspicious/challenging Feng Shui sectors from the 1st of February 2022
Tai Sui: the Grand Duke Jupiter location during the Water Tiger year 2022.
Northeast 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 Northeast 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 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 during the Tiger year 2022. The first direction to not disturb in 2022, year of the Water Tiger, is Northeast.
That makes 2 years in a row during which Northeast is afflicted, as last year the Ox was in Northeast 1…
Sui Po: the year breaker location during the Water Tiger year 2022.
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 Tiger sign is in Northeast 3, then the opposite sector to no disturb is…wait for it…Southwest 3! Easy isn’t it?
The Monkey sign occupies this location and so it also explains why people born under this sign have to be cautious in 2022. You will eventually read my yearly horoscope for the Monkey and all 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac here. This opposite location of the years’s energy, the Tai Sui, is known as the Sui Po or “Year breaker”. The Monkey occupies Southwest 3 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 during the Tiger year 2022. The second sector to not disturb in 2022, year of the Water Tiger, is Southwest.
Again, this sector is affected for a second year in a row.
San Sha: the 3 Killings location during the Water Tiger year 2022.
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.
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 Ox sign belonged to the Metal Frame. While the Tiger is a Wood sign, it belongs to the Fire Elemental frame. The Tiger is the beginning of the Fire Element. Fire is born in the Tiger sign, reaches its peak in the Horse and is stored in the Dog.
I know, it’s confusing! Here is a reminder
- The Tiger is a Wood sign
- It nevertheless belongs to the Fire Elemental frame, being the beginning of Fire
- It is this year associated to a Water Stem, hence a “Water Tiger” year. The Tiger itself does not contain Water.
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 Fire frame is the Horse sign, located in South 2. Therefore the San Sha, which is the opposite sector, is in North 2.
In Feng Shui, the San Sha or three killing annual afflictions is in North during the Tiger year 2022. The third sector to not disturb in 2022, year of the Water Tiger, is North.
Wu Wang: the 5 yellow flying star during the Tiger year 2022
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 centre in 2022. The centre of your home has to stay especially quiet during the Tiger year, as disturbing this star could bring sickness. If possible, avoid loud music, heat or structural work on the room that is at the centre of your home.
In Feng Shui, the 5 Yellow sickness star is in the centre in 2022. The fourth sector to not disturb in 2022, year of the Water Tiger, is the centre.
And so we have Northeast (Tai Sui), Southwest (Sui Po), North (San Sha) and the centre (Wu Wang) as the four sectors really affected during the Tiger year.
How to not disturb the annual afflictions for the Tiger year?
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:
- If you renovate your home or business in these areas
- if your main door is located on it and constantly used
- if you play loud music or bang a door in these sectors (depends on the day)
- 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, if possible, to not renovate in those areas during the Tiger year (4th of February 2022 to 3rd of February 2023). 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, Southwest or the North 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 lucky sectors & directions for 2022, year of the Water Tiger.
Now, what about the auspicious sectors for 2022? 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 2022. 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. This is the method that I use to determine the 5 lucky Feng Shui activations given in my membership.
Bā Wang: the 8 yellow flying star during the Tiger year 2022
The 8 Flying Star that boosts wealth and money flies in Northeast this year. The good news: it mitigates the affect of the Tai Sui affliction in this sector. The bad news: it’s tricky to activate it. I don’t recommend using a water fountain in this sector all year long for example. Some of the activations I give in my membership will still activate Northeast as the 8 Flying star is good for money, but only on carefully selected days and hours.
Here is chart the Flying Stars for 2022. In blue, the good stars; in orange, the challenging ones.
Qi Men Dun Jia for 2022, year of the Yang Water Tiger.
For the Qimen, the Tiger year sees good doors in South. Northeast, Southwest and West. But the only good structure that combines a Good door, star and plate is in…Northeast! And this is a double Fire structure. That makes Northeast a very special place during the Tiger year of 2022: it combines the Tai Sui, one of the main affliction of the year, with the 8 wealth Flying Star and a good Fire structure in Qi Men Dun Jia! Quite logically, Northeast countries will make the news in 2022. Maybe we’ll see Poland asking to exit Europe, as it would reflect this interesting conflict of energies in the Northeast of Europe…
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 the Tiger 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.
This direction/sector is the best for the year :
The following direction/sector is a mix of challenging and good energy, and therefore must be stimulated carefully
Those directions/sectors are more heavily afflicted
Those directions/sectors are average: not afflicted but not especially lucky either
The South sector and direction is a winner a second year in a row…And Northeast, while better than last year, is afflicted again.
Below is a visual representation of all the sectors for this year. In red: do not disturb.
- In green: the best sector.
- In grey-blue: average.
- In red: very sensitive.
Buying properties with the right Feng Shui during the Water Tiger year 2022
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 2022 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.
- If you don’t move in in this house during that year, that’s not a problem.
- If however you renovate it, you still need to respect the annual afflictions guidelines.
- 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 2022, year of the Yang Water Tiger.
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Wishing you a great Tiger year: 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.