What is the Chinese zodiac and element for 2024?
2024 is the year of Wood Dragon. The heavenly stem is Yang Wood Jia, the earthly branch is Chen(dragon), the Nayin element for the year is fire.
Chinese Lunar New year starts February 10th, 2024. However, in terms of Feng Shui arrangements, the energy for the year of Rabbit starts on February 4th, the start of spring, which is before the lunar year.
Tai Sui’s position in 2024, year of Dragon, is in the southeast region, the house of zodiac Dragon, which is within 105° – 135° of a location. The opposite direction of that is the house of zodiac Dog, the northwest region within 285° – 315°, where Sui Po (Year Breaker) locates in 2024.
Tai Sui’s effect for 2024 will take place after February 4th.
What is Tai Sui?
Tai Sui is short for Tai Sui God, or Tai Sui General. It is a Chinese feng Shui term for the body of personified annual energy that mirrors the ideal trail of Jupiter both celestially and locally in projection.
In Chinese folklore, there are sixty Tai Suis, each named after a historical honorable general. Each Tai Sui governs the world of mortals annually in the 60-year sexagenary cycle. The Tai Sui General in 2024, Year of the Dragon, is named after General Li Cheng. Tai Sui’s effect for 2024 will take place after February 4th.
The impact of Tai Sui on three important aspects
Tai Sui is a body of energy that changes annually. In general, when we are talking about Tai Sui, we are referring to the annual energy that fills the annual zodiac house both locally and celestially. Depending on the topic and context, the emphasis of Tai Sui’s effect varies, and the ambiguity often causes some confusion in practice. I will break down the most important information about Tai Sui in 2024 in three aspects below,
- Tai Sui’s effect on people, zodiacs offending Tai Sui (Fan Tai Sui)
- Tai Sui’s effect on space (Feng Shui Dos and Don’ts for Tai Sui’s and Sui Po’s position, and my secret method on energy decluttering on these two corners).
- Tai Sui’s effect on time (what hours you should avoid, what you should pay attention to and what you should not care)
We will go into details of each aspect below and I will also share with you some of my secret remedies.
Tai Sui’s effect on people, zodiacs offending Tai Sui (Fan Tai Sui)
- What is Fan Tai Sui (offending Tai Sui)?
Tai Sui governs the annual zodiac house and thus has a different reaction with the rest of the zodiacs. When interaction is incompatible or unfavorable to Tai Sui’s house, that zodiac is considered offending Tai Sui. There are five ways of offending Tai Sui, being against Tai sui, clashing with tai Sui, afflicting by Tai Sui, harmed by Tai Sui and broke by Tai Sui. As a result, there are often four to five zodiacs offending Tai Sui each year.
- Which Chinese Zodiacs offend Tai Sui in 2024?
Fan Tai Sui literally means offending Tai Sui. There are five categories of offending Tai Sui, being against Tai sui, clashing with tai Sui, afflicting by Tai Sui, harming by Tai Sui, and broke by Tai Sui. As a result, there are generally four to five zodiacs offending Tai Sui each year.
Below is an overview of the Chinese zodiacs offending Tai Sui in 2024, Year of Dragon.
|Zodiacs offending Tai Sui in 2024 Year of Dragon|
|Zodiac against Tai sui||Dragon|
|Zodiac clashing with Tai sui||Dog|
|Zodiacs afflicted by Tai sui||Dragon|
|Zodiacs harmed by Tai Sui||Rabbit|
|Zodiacs broke by Tai Sui||Ox|
Being against Tai Sui means the house of yearly zodiac is filled up by a body of strong annul energy, for the reason, it magnifies any strength or weakness, benefits or flaws in the natal chart of a person. It is like the conjunction aspect in Astrology. People who are against Tai sui will often experience instability, emotional and health issues, setback, and family issue. In 2024, the zodiac Dragon is against Tai Sui.
Clashing with Tai Sui means a zodiac is clashing directly with the zodiac of the year. For that reason, it often weakens or brings damage to certain aspects of life, for example, health, finance, relationship, etc. It is like the opposition aspect in Astrology. People who are clashing with Tai sui will often experience opposition, obstacles, accidents, or setbacks. In 2024, the zodiac Dog will be clashing Tai Sui.
Afflicted with Tai Sui often results in certain retributions or punishments, it often brings about things unusual in life. Afflicted with Tai Sui is like the square aspect in Astrology. People who are afflicted with Tai sui will often experience certain retributions or punishment due to their mistakes or attitude. The self-afflicting zodiacs are more likely to suffer consequence of their own decisions. In 2024, the zodiac Dragon will clash Tai Sui. Yes, because of the nature of zodiac dragon, it is both against and afflicted with Tai Sui at the same time.
Harmed by Tai Sui means the supportive energy of a zodiac is being clashed; as a result, it brings about backstabbers, enemies, negative changes, job changes, failure, illness, relationship entanglement, etc. In 2024, the zodiac Rabbit is harmed by Tai Sui.
Being broken by Tai Sui has a relatively slighter negative impact in comparison to other types of offending Tai Sui. However, most of the issues caused by breaking Tai Sui are happening under the table, in the back, hidden, invisible for now, or hard to realize by others, for example, betrayed by a friend, food poisoning, legal entanglement, financial loss. In 2024, the zodiac Ox is broken by Tai Sui.
- Are zodiacs offending Tai Sui bad luck?
In fact, contrary to what people think, offending Tai Sui does not mean bad luck, or offending tai sui does not necessarily bring bad luck to me. Offending Tai Sui simply means there is a certain aspect of one’s life is magnified, positive or negative, though most cases one may experience certain kind of challenge in life. The outcome will be determined by other factors.
- Which zodiacs are in good luck in 2024?
In addition to Zodiac offending Tai Sui, there are also zodiacs that are compatible with Tai Sui. When your zodiac is compatible with annual energy, there is at least one aspect of your life being elevated or bestowed with certain positive opportunity.
The lucky zodiacs for 2024, Year of Dragon are zodiac Rooster, zodiac Rat, Zodiac Monkey.
Space, the direction or region that Tai Sui stays in that particular year
- The direction of Tai Sui in 2024, year of Dragon
Tai Sui’s direction in 2024, year of Dragon, is in the southeast region, the house of zodiac Dragon, which is within 105° – 135° of a location. The opposite direction of that is the house of zodiac Dog, the northwest region within 285° – 315°, where Sui Po (Year Breaker) is in 2024. Both Tai Sui and Sui Po positions should avoid any reconstruction or activities with heavy vibration.
- Feng Shui Dos, Don’t and Remedy for Tai Sui and Sui Po in Year of Dragon, 2024
Dos for Tai Sui position in the southeast (105° – 135°) and Sui Po (Year Breaker) position in the northwest (285° – 315°):
- Keep both areas calm.
- Add a brass Wu Lou with blue ribbon tied to it in Tai Sui position.
- Add a black stuffed dog in southeast position.
- Add a golden dragon statue in Sui Po position.
- Spray saltwater to calm the field.
Don’ts for Tai Sui position in the southeast (105° – 135°) and Sui Po (Year Breaker) position in the northwest (285° – 315°):
- Avoid long periods of activity in both Tai Sui and Sui Po areas.
- Avoid any type of reconstruction and heavy vibration in the relevant Tai Sui positions.
- Avoid any type of reconstruction, breaking the ground, taking down the walls, heavy hammering, activities that cause heavy vibration, etc.
Below is the secret remedy check list that can help to declutter negative energy in both Tai Sui and Sui Po areas of 2024 –
- Avoid adding earth and water elements into this corner.
- Avoid items such as spherical items, crystals, and appliances such as an alarm clock and audio system in Tai Sui position.
- Avoid displaying animals such as dragon, tiger, Pi Yao, Chi Lin, horse, and Pig in Tai Sui corner.
- Avoid displaying items such as horses, flags, certificates, trophies, plants, ceramic items, etc. in Sui Po position.
However, the most important factor to minimize Tai Sui’s negative impact is to avoid any reconstruction and remodeling activities in Tai Sui’s and Sui Po’s directions is good enough in general. Any activities such as breaking the ground, drilling, or breaking the wall will activate the energy of Tai Sui. In most cases, it triggers the negative side of Tai Sui.
But, what if you must do reconstruction in Tai Sui’s position, say, water is leaking in that corner of your house, what can we do then?
What we most hear from a consultant is that there is nothing you can do about it and negative consequence will follow.
Well, there is an advanced method to minimize the negative effect and I have never seen anyone revealing in public. I have always used it to help my clients when they activate Tai Sui by accident, and it has worked magic in many cases. Though it was within the advanced practice category, the practice itself is not complicated, I put down a step-by-step guideline as below:
First, if possible, start that reconstruction in the last 20 mins of an hour, try to keep yourself or your family away from the site being activated. It is the weak end of an hour in terms of energy.
Secondly, put seven grains of raw rice and mixed with seven dashes of salt in fresh water, dash the salt water in four corners of the house and family member who got involved. It will significantly lower the negative impact of Tai Sui. However, since this is a powerful practice and it may do damage to spirits, one should call out to the corner before dashing the water into. Please join Willow’s Feng Shui Best Guide and check for details.
Thirdly, after dashing the water on both family people that are present and to the corners of house, leave the site for 24 hours (spend the night in hotel) if possible and return the next day.
The more thorough you can follow these instructions above, the less negative effect you will experience in the upcoming days.
Time, the hours, days, months that have a conflict with Tai Sui
In Feng Shui practice, there are often three factors to be considered for a matter, earth, heaven, and mankind; earth being the space, mankind being the person who got involved, these are basically the zodiac and space arrangement that I mentioned earlier in this article. The third factor, heaven, is the time to initiate an event, to activate a certain type of energy. There is unfavorable time that may affect the over development of a matter and cause issues, there is also auspicious time that will push things in the direction we desire.
For example, in 2024, the year of Dragon, people are advised to avoid the time of zodiac Dragon and Dog because they are considered Tai Sui and Sui Po time and may insert too much instability in an event.
When is the time of zodiac Dragon and Dog?
Month wise, the month of Dragon is between April 4 to May 4, month of Rooster between October 8 to November 7.
Day wise, one can refer to Chinese almanac for details. Once you identify any day of rabbit and Rooster, the next sixth day is considered a Tai Sui or Sui Po day and should be avoided. For example, February 4th, 2024, is the day of Dog, meaning that is a Sui Po day, and the next 6th day February 10th is the day of Dragon, the Tai Sui day, February 16th is the day of Dog again, Sui Po day, and so on and so forth. These days are not great options to start an important project.
Hours associated with Tai Sui are often avoided in time picking. Chinese zodiac hour system is different from occidental hour system. The day starts after 11 pm the day before and ends at 11 pm, not 12 am. The zodiac hours go in a bi-hourly system, starting with 11 pm to 1 am as the hour of Rat, 1 am to 3 am as the hour of OX, and so on.
People are often advised to avoid using the time of Dragon (7 am to 9 am) and Dog (7 pm to 9 pm) to initiate an important event, wedding, grand opening, etc.
|Zodiac & corresponding hours|
|Rat||11pm – 1am|
Time picking is a very complex subject that only be mastered by a small group of advanced masters. When it is practiced correctly, it has miracle result. However, the amount of calculation is huge and resulting in an expensive charge. People often refer to the auspicious/ominous time in a traditional almanac for convenience; however, the time a traditional almanac can offer is often way too generic and arbitrary, and thus help very little for practical purposes.