2017 Annual Afflictions

2017 Annual Afflictions

Tai Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter), Wu Wang (Five Yellow), Sui Po (Year Breaker), San Sha (3 Killings)

The afflicted areas during the year of the Fire Rooster 丁酉


Do not disturb the Grand Duke Jupiter which resides in the West 2 this year, at the risk of activating the negative energy of this star which causes bad luck, loss, illness and misfortune. So do not dig, cut or renovate in this sector. At work, make sure that this area is not occupied by your office, meeting or conference room… If it is impossible to change the layout, do not sit facing this direction and ensure to avoid being affected by its negative energy by making sure you sit with your back to that direction.

So look to the East 2 rather than to the West 2 to get the support of the Tai Sui. This will allow you to strengthen yourself at your workplace and will help you to be more convincing in your professional negotiations.


The South is the worst sector of the year as the 5 Yellow star resides there, bringing bad luck to the family, especially to the younger daughters. Keep this area as quiet as possible and place Metal here to control this affliction. Postpone any renovation project in this sector to next year.


Do not disturb the Sui Po also known as the “Wrath of the Grand Duke” in the East 2 sector this year at the risk of extremely aggravating the bad luck brought by the Grand Duke. So avoid at all costs to renovate, to dig in that area or to activate it inadvertently with noise or light. Disrupting too much this sector could lead to serious consequences that may be much worse than those made by the Tai Sui!


Do not disturb the Three Killings occupying the East sector this year. So avoid any disruptive activity in this area (particularly renovations or soil digging) or you’ll run the risk of attracting serious problems both for the home, but also for its occupants: violence, accidents, diseases, prosecution and fights may result in serious financial and reputation losses, and other health complications. Keep in mind the following two recommendations: first, if you want to move your desk this year, don’t sit with your back facing the East direction. Second, it is better to face that direction, especially if it’s one of your four personal favourable directions according to the Ba Zhai Feng Shui system. Specifically, face the East and not the West this year! It is mainly the Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon born people who will feel the effects of the San Sha more.


To avoid any mishaps that could result from activation of the sectors where the Grand Duke, the Three Killings or Sui Po reside, it is better not to renovate or dig in these areas. If you can not do otherwise, you should choose the right time to do so to reduce or offset the impact of these afflictions. Rely on the information contained in the Feng Shui Diary & Almanac 2017 or contact us to ask for the services of a professional date selection consultant from the Infinity Feng Shui team who can provide you with more personalized calculations.

For more information about the yearly afflictions, join us for our yearly conference in english l’Actu Feng Shui® 2017.

Don’t miss our next post on the 2017 Flying Stars…


  1. Khairul Ridwan

    My family moved into a house in July 2017. The house is facing west. Just realised that its facing the grand jupiter. After we moved in,we had a pool installed at the back yard,which is the east. Which is where the sui po & 3 killings are during the digging! Omg,what can i do? No wonder so much troubles are happening and business so bad! Pls advise. Tq

  2. annaleigh

    Hi Sir,

    A week ago, I disturbed my study room (which is facing south) by removing some cabinets and placing a bed there to accommodate a relative who was staying over the weekend. On the same day, I cut and hurt myself badly. I didn’t know about bad feng shui (i.e. not to disturb/renovate the south part of the home) until some friends told me about it.

    Now I don’t dare to move the bed although I have no use for the bed now. What can I do? When can I remove the bed and place back my cabinet the way it was before? Do I have to wait until 2018? I would really appreciate your advice.

    Thank you.

  3. Hello sir

    We bought an apartment and it will be handed over for interior works within 3 months. And we have to finish it and move in by november. I read the article and is now worried about the interior works since it involves lots of noise and works. I am extremely concerned about my family well being aftr reading it…what has to be done. Please do reply

  4. Kizzy

    Hello, I’ve just brought a house and renovated my laundry, bathroom and toilet that are sitting in the east and east 2. Our renovation was noisy and I was unaware of the bad luck in renovating here until now.

    I’m concerned something bad will happen now , any advice for me please?

    1. Dear Kizzy,
      please don’t over-worry about it. If you did the renovation between February 3rd and March 4th or April 4th an May 4th, you should be fine. If you think you really need to do something because things start to going bad, then you can activate Northwest 1 or Southeast 1 (by doing minor renovation work, or moving around big pieces of furniture, or nailing a frame into the wall…), but please do it on a good date where you’re not in conflict with.
      I hope this could help 😉

  5. Lisa

    A tree has punctured my roof and the leak has damaged the ceiling of my dining room, the N. east most room. We cannot wait months to fix it as more damage occurs with each rain. How can we counteract the Sha during the repairs,which will be both inside and on the roof over this too?

    1. Dear Lisa,

      sorry to read about your damaged roof, please don’t over-worry about the repairs. It’s safe to do the repairs in the Northeast (22,5°-67,5°) during those months : April 4th to May 4th, June 5th to August 6th, October 8th to November 6th, and December 7th to January 4th.
      If you want to be on the safe side, before doing the repairs you can activate the North 1 (by nailing something into a wall for example) on a day you’re not in conflict with (so checked your animal sign).

      I hope this can help 😉

  6. Natasha


    I have an urgent renovation project in my south sector (ceiling soundproofing in the bedroom). Is there any way to work with the malevolent star? If I am not living in the flat while the renovation is taking place does that help, or could I choose a month with a more auspicious star? Or is there no option but to delay until Feb 2018?

    Thanks so much.

    1. Dear Natasha,
      it won’t necessarily help if you’re not living in the flat during the renovation, but it’s worth a try! If you can’t wait until 2018, you may try to do the renovation during the 6th month (July 7. to August 6.) or the 10th month (November 7. to December 6), but it remains a general advice. The best way is to have an auspicious date selection calculated especially for you, and your building.
      Have a great Fire Rooster Year!

  7. Lara

    Hello, I struggle every year to find a spot for my music room (I’m predominantly a jazz/world folk drummer). If the Eastern room or Northeastern/Northern room are my only options this year, would Sui Po view my music-making as disruptive noise (East), or would I be better off in the Northeastern/Northern room? Is there a way to put enough cures in to enable occasional music-making in either of these rooms? Cheers 🙂

    1. Hello Lara,
      if you have the choice, you should take the Northern room this year, first it’s a good sector to use in 2017 and plus you might improve your communication skills by staying in that room, so I guess it also could mean you could make progress with your music 🙂 But don’t worry if you can’t, you still can use the Eastern room, there is a difference between music and noise 😉 so you’re music won’t disturb the Sui Po.
      Have a great Fire Rooster Year!

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