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December 28, 2019

Year of the Yang Metal Rat - Feng Shui 2020 Earth Luck

Year of the Yang Metal Rat - Feng Shui 2020 Earth Luck


Earth Luck is about the annual Feng Shui Energy or Qi coming around to our houses and offices.

Earth Luck is to deal with the good and the bad annual Feng Shui energy at where we live, work and play.

We need to activate the good Feng Shui energy and supress the bad Feng Shui Qi.

Suppression of Bad Feng Shui Qi comes first.

If you have read my Earth Luck articles previously, you may know that each year, there are three big Sha Qi (煞氣 Bad Energy) and three lucky stars flying around regardless of the facing and sitting of the house.

There is also a couple of medium Sha Qi rotating each year. These good Qi and bad Qi shift to different locations or sectors of the house each year.


In this article, I will give you some Feng Shui tips to deal with these annual Feng shui Qi.


The year of the Yang Metal Rat has bad Qi at the North, South and East of the house and office.


Here are the three big Sha, two medium Sha Qi and their names for each year as below:

1.     The Grand Duke or the Tai Sui (太歲)

2.     The Three-killings (三煞) and

3.     The Five Yellow annual star (五黃)

The two medium Sha Qi are called:

4.     The Wu and Ji Sha (戊己煞).

5.     The Sui Poh Sha (歲破煞) (The direction opposite to the Tai Sui).

6.     The Three 3 Annual favourable stars, #6,#8 and #9.


These three Sha Qi have the power to override any natal flying stars chart combinations regardless how good the flying star chart is. So we need to treat these 3 Sha Qi very carefully.

The three positive energy or lucky stars are annual flying stars number 6, 8 and 9.


Here are the directions and positions of the good and bad energy in the year of the Yang Metal Rat 2020.


1.     The Tai Sui (Grand Duke) in the year of the Rat, It is located at the North (zi) sector. (子字位 352.50 – 7.50 degree*)


2.     San Sha (the 3-killings) arrives at the South (Li Gua 離卦157.50 – 202.50 degree)


3.     The Five Yellow. It is landed at the East (Zhen Gua. 震卦67.50 – 112..50 degree)


4.     The power, travelling and promotion star number 6 is at Southeast sector. (Xun Gua 震卦 112.5-157.5 Degree)


5.     The money and prosperity star number 8 is located at the Northwest sector (Qian Gua乾卦 292.5 – 337.5 Degree)


6.     The Flower of Romance star number 9 is at West (Dui Gua 兌卦247.5 - 292.5 Degree)


7.     The Wu and Ji Sha (戊己煞) is located at the Northeast sectors (Yin 寅52.5 -67.5 and Mao卯82.5-97.5 Degree)


8.     The Sui Poh Sha(歲破), It is at the direction of the Horse(午 172.5-187.5 Degree) opposite to the Tai Sui.


This Earth Luck diagram, it is different from the normal map. The top is south and the bottom is North.



There is a Feng Shui saying: “大煞宜避, 中煞可制, 小煞不理”

Direction translation is:

“Avoid the biggest Sha. Cure the medium Sha. Neglect the tiny Sha.”


The number one rule to deal with the Sha Qi is: “Respect them DO NOT disturb them or activate them”.

Do not activate the Sha Qi. Therefore, “Move Earth”, which means digging ground or renovating the sectors inside and outside of your house, is prohibited. (Unless you are not living in the house when you are renovating it)


Yearly bad energy is like a sleeping tiger. It will be fine without any activation. With strong activation, the tiger will be wakening up and if you are nearby, it will hurt you.

THE NORTH (352.50 – 7.50 degree) 子字位ZI OR RAT SECTOR HAS THE TAI SUI

The Tai Sui is also known as The Grand Duke.


It is the yearly King. The Tai Sui locates at the north Zi, Rat sector (子字位) in the year of the Rat.

In traditional Feng Shui, there is a way to activate the Tai Sui in order to make the yearly King to be your friend and he can help achieving our goal quicker. But first we do not disturb it.

The Zi sector is within the Kan Gua area (坎卦). It is the middle son’s sector.
Tai Sui relates to Health and Emotion.

In your house or office, if the main entrance locates at the North (Zi sector 子字位), do not disturb the area. If so, it may bring issues to the water areas of your body. They are the Urinary system, prostate gland and Kidneys.


The Zi子 Rat sector is also related to the Middle son and people born in the year of the Rat (1948,1960,1972,1984…).


If the main entrance is at the north sector, please keep the Tai Sui area as quiet as possible. Don’t slam the door as sound waves can activate the Sha Qi too. Make sure opening and closing the door slowly and gently at the Sha Qi sector.

To reduce the impact of the Tai Sui of the year, place a ceramic ox, head facing out, near the entrance,




In the year of the Rat 2020, the Three-Killings Sha lands at the south sector, the Li Gua area.

The Three-killing Sha Qi represents lawsuits, gossips, theft, robber and arguments.

The Li Gua, Fire element represents the eldest daughter, the eyes, the hearts and the blood pressure.


The eldest daughters or any person born in the year of the horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990…) need to take care the above mentioned areas.


Do not disturb the 3-Killings Sha. 


In global Feng Shui scale, the Three-Killing Sha is at the South. The south sector is Australasia, Australia and New Zealand.


South is Fire element. As at the moment, December 2019 of writing this article, bush fire burning non-stop in most area of Australia. White Island eruption killed 19 people. And 9 is the Li Gua too.


To minimize the bad effects of the Three-Killings Sha in your house and office, in the south sector if there is a doorway, place a black ceramic vase with 80% full of water. Do not forget to change water every 3 to 4 weeks.



The 5-Yellow Qi represents misfortune, obstacles and sickness.
The 5-Yellow lands at the east sector. (Zhen Gua 震卦 sector)
Zhen Gua 震卦 belongs to the eldest son or the Rabbit (1951,1963,1975,1987…) person of the house.

Zhen Gua also represents the head, the leg, the fingers, the gall bladder, the liver…


The eldest son and the rabbit person of the house need to take extra care of the above mentioned body areas. Reduce alcohol consumption.


Keep the East sector as quiet as possible. Do not renovate inside or outside of this sector.

To reduce the effect of the 5-Yellow Sha Qi at the east sector, if there is a door or entrance, you can place round metal objects (metal vase, metal disc, metal cylinder) next to the door. Do not put water in the vase.





The annual flying star #8 represents wealth and prosperity is located at northwest of the house in the year of Yang Metal Rat 2020.

If you have a main door or a side door open to northwest, use it as much as possible. It brings wealth to the house for the father and person born in the year of the Dog (1958,1970,1982,1994…) and Pig(1959,1971,1983,1995…)


To bring in more wealth, you can place a water feature or fish tank to further activate the area.


The annual flying star number 9 means romance and happy event is coming to the west of the house, in the Dui Gua area. It is the youngest daughter sector.

The annual star #9 also can increase people luck meaning if it is activated, it bring you to meet more people. It is a good star for networking people.

Therefore, 2020 in the year of the Yang metal Rat, west facing house with west main entrance, the youngest daughter will do very well.


The number 9 is Li Gua (fire element) and the Dui Gua is 7 (early heaven fire). If the number 9 and Dui Gua area is over activated by candles or fire place it may bring fire accidents into the house. Need to be well aware of this.


There are techniques to activate the flying star number 9 for romance and fertility. However, it is too complicated to explain here.


The Power Star #6 also is known as the promotion and travelling star, the annual star #6 comes to the southeast sector of the house (the Xun Gua 巽卦).


If your house’s main entrance is at this sector –southeast. It brings good power, travelling and promotion energy to your house.

Xun gua is the eldest daughter’s area and person born in the year of the snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001) and dragon (1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000).

There are many opportunities in the year of the rat for the eldest daughter, the dragon and the snake to travel regardless leisure or work related. There may be a promotion at work for them.


To bring in more power, promotion and travelling Qi, a water feature or tall plant (at least 1.3 mtr tall), can be placed next to the entrance at or at southeast sector of the house.




The Sui Poh Sha is opposite to the Tai Sui sector. It is located at Wu (午字位172.5-187.5 Degree) in the south sector.


The Wu and Ji Sha (戊己煞) is located at the northeast and east sectors (Yin 寅52.5 -67.5 and Mao卯82.5-97.5 Degree)


Both Sui Poh and the Wu Ji Sha areas, “Move Earth” or “Digging” the areas is prohibited. If the areas are disturbed, it brings health issues to the heart, eyes, blood pressure, finger, liver, gall bladder and hairs.




The above summed up the important areas for your house and office. As each house and office are different. The occupants have different animal signs. There are lots can be done to activate the good energy specifically for a particular person.

If you are not sure what you are doing, you can always contact a Feng Shui Master near you.


All the best and have a prosperity Year of the Yang Metal Rat 2020.

Remember Good Feng Shui brings you good luck.


*All degree is measured from the centre of the house.

Article written by Edgar Lok Tin Yung