In general Feng Shui literature, Feng Shui masters often stress the importance of “Tai Sui”, “San Sha” and “Wu Wang”. Some of you may have heard of their names and/or by the fact that they are important, but how important are they to your household Feng Shui? We can start off by learning some basic concepts of Qi and “Li Qi”.

Qi (Energy) is the invisible vibe that surrounds us. It is unavoidable and it affects our luck no matter where we go. Positive energy improves our luck and negative ones cast shadow over every bit of our lives. Of course, it is best to make good use of positive energy. More importantly, it is good to have some basic understanding on how to avoid negative energy and the associated afflictions.

“Li Qi”
In Feng Shui, we can use “Li Qi” to calculate energy allocations. “Li Qi” literally means the pattern of energy (Qi). The positions of the “Tai Sui” Star and the “San Sha” Star can be used to calculate the directions where positive energy and negative energy gather, as well as their influences on Chinese Zodiac.

So, what is Tai Sui?
With reference to western astrology, “Tai Sui” Star is located directly opposite to Jupiter and orbits in a 12-year cycle. Each year, the location of “Tai Sui” changes at the start of the Chinese New Year. It is best to keep this location quiet and stable, therefore it is best to avoid facing the “Tai Sui” location directly.

San Sha, not salsa!
“San Sha” literally means “3 Killings”. It gathers negative energy and brings afflictions. “San Sha” changes every year, and refers to different directions for varied groups of Zodiac. It is recommended to keep the “San Sha” direction quiet, peaceful and avoid construction of any kind. For instance, in 2012, “San Sha” is affecting us in the following directions:

Wu Wang – Yellow Misfortune?
Wu Wang, also known as “No. 5 Yellow Misfortune Star”, is the most dreaded star in the “Nine Palace Flying Star Chart”. It gathers negative energy that brings setbacks, misfortune, sickness and disasters.

The direction of “Wu Wang” should be kept in peace and quiet. In circumstances where the “Wu Wang” direction is combined with frequent traffic, for example ‘Wu Wang’ at the hallway, the best approach is to use a metallic wind chime to balance out the negativity stimulated as a result of the movement of traffic.

Details on positive and negative stars require a detailed study on your household “Nine Palace Flying Star” chart. With some understanding of the “Tai Sui”, “San Sha” and “Wu Wang”, you can now easily locate these negative locations with the use of a simple compass, or refer to the Chinese Almanac Calendar.

Keep in mind; it is good Feng Shui practice to update the “Tai Shui”, “San Sha” and “Wu Wang” direction on an annual basis, as these stars shift everytime the new Chinese New Year begins.

Information provided by Feng Shui Master, Philip Wong.