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Explaining Tai Sui as the Root of Taoism
Tai Sui is being referred to as Grand Duke Jupiter
or Grand Commander of the Year. The role of the Tai Sui is rotated
annually and he has command over all other deities except the
Jade Emperor. The Tai Sui has always been misunderstood as a punisher
giving problems such as mishaps and disastrous consequences. In
actual fact, the Tai Sui is the divine deity taking charge of
the world's general affairs for the particular year. The heaven
sends Him to look after mishaps and disastrous happenings and
provide protection. Possessing immense authority and power, he
is the deity whom none will dare offend, in fear of diversity.
A person's bliss, health, luck and misfortune are all under the
care of Him. It actually serves as a reminder to avoid misdeeds,
to take good care of health and to involve in more benevolent
activities and to avoid offending the Tai Sui so that misfortune
will not strike. He will note the good deeds and misdeeds of people.
The Taoist calendar is organized into a series of twelve "earthly
branches" which rotate according to the five elements. The result
is a sixty year cycle. Taoists believe that sixty Grand Commanders
are assigned to command each year, and each with their own characteristics,
temperaments, abilities, etc., to rule the years of the 60-year
cycle. The Tai Sui governs the 24 Divisional cycles and the chinese
12 two-hourly period per day throughout the year. Each Tai Sui
will take turns to take on the Heavenly Divine One role on 4th
February (start of spring) every year. Therefore, it is customary
that chinese folks across the world will usually throng the Tai
Sui temples to offer prayers after the 4th February (usually within
a span of 1 month) and NOT before. It is also worth taking note
that another important date to be remembered is the generalized
birthday of all Tai Sui, which is the 19th day of 7th lunar month.
Those who have not offered prayer to the Tai Sui in the beginning
of the year (first month of spring) and those who had forgotten
to express gratitude to the previous Tai Sui at the end of the
previous year can take advantage of this day to pay respect to
the Tai Sui.
Some like to relate Tai Sui to pure science based on astronomical
studies of how the Jupiter planet orbits one day for every 12
years the earth orbits. Astrologists divide its path into twelve
sectors, starting from the west to the east. Although the basis
of Tai Sui is related to the orbit of Jupiter, but it is not purely
science. The Jupiter moves anticlockwise from west to east, and
astronomers invented an imaginary orbit that moves the other way
round from east to west to take positions and is called Star of
Sui (Jupiter). That is how the name Grand Duke "Jupiter" came
about. Jupiter is the biggest planet among the 9 planets in our
solar system. Jupiter is made from gases comprising of hydrogen
and helium. Because it is 11 times larger than planet earth, as
it moved about, it creates interfering waves that exerts magnetic
fields onto planet earth.
Dou Mu Yuan Jun (Big Dipper Mother
of Northern Stars)
Some parties who wished to modernized feng shui so that
it can become a pure science will explain Tai Sui as an order
of positions of the Jupiter. Although we wished it could be pure
science, but those who have studied Taoism will know better that
the custom of praying to Tai Sui started centuries ago since Zhou
dynasty. We like to educate people of the Western world so that
they are not being misled in the wrong way. Remedying problems
brought by the Tai Sui, curing Tai Sui Shar and praying to Tai
Sui have also been a tradition practised by the chinese for centuries.
Avoiding the Tai Sui alone and doing nothing about it does not
really resolve the problem. To find out more, one could always
visit taoist temples with 60 Tai Sui statues together with Dou
Mu Yuan Jun (Big Dipper Mother of Northern Stars) to see for themselves.
Common sight of the shrine of 60
Tai Sui with Dou Mu Yuan Jun in the center. This picture
was taken when we researched Taoism in the world's most
famous Taoist Research Center in Hong Kong.
The Tai Sui of the Year of 2015 is the
Great General Yang Xian
The Tai Sui for the Yi Wei Year of Sheep 2015
is the Great General Yang Xian. He will take over the Tai Sui
role on 4 February 2015 at 12:00 hours. Besides certain zodiacs
linked to him, those whose chinese names having the same strokes
as his will also be offending him and will suffer from emotional
set backs due to pressure, lawsuit, sickness, quarrel and fight.
This Yi Wei year Tai Sui was born in Zi Qi (east of Shan Dong
Province) during the Song Dynasty. He had a natural aptitude in
metaphysics and divine studies with an innate ability in predicting
things accurately. Everything spoken by him was precise, short
and accurate. He viewed social status, riches and greed as superficial,
therefore most of his years were spent in the mountains, away
from commercialized cities. A highly honorable person living in
solitude with high discipline, he had travelled across many forests
and encountered wild animals. Unafraid, he had an extraordinary
skill to synchronize with wild animals such as the leopards and
tigers, thus making them his pets. He hinted about his death one
day and died without suffering from any pain or illness. His grave
was later dugged but his body was mysteriously not found. Yang
Xian was then named one of the 60 Grand Duke of Jupiter in Chinese
Astrology. 2015 is the year that will not see blooming financial
markets. The success of the year will not be measured by material
possession. Instead, knowledge will rule. Tourism activities will
flourish. It will be a year of improved intelligence, wisdom,
happiness, enhancement, tolerance and virtuous activities. Because
he is holding a sword on his right arm and also dressed in military
robe, there could be potential war raging in certain parts of
Great General Yang XIan
Grand Duke Tai Sui Plaque
Displaying the Grand
Duke Tai Sui Plaque at home is a common method of acknowledging
the goodwill of Tai Sui as the Heavenly Divine One who is in charge
of the year. This is also a way of paying deep respect to the
deity and seeking blessings from Him. The Tai Sui of the Year
always bring virtue and good tidings, and promises divine help
when needed. This protects against offending him and cultivates
his support in all our daily endeavours, for health, wealth, love,
peace and happiness. This is a popular taoist method of invoking
His guardian and protection. Those whose zodiacs are facing "disagreement"
with the Tai Sui are the ones who will need to display the Tai
Sui plaque at home, especially those who live in areas where they
are unable to perform their prayers at the Tai Sui temple. Zodiacs
facing "disagreement" with the Tai Sui will be further
discussed below. Those facing "disagreement" can face
serious misfortunes if not properly remedied. The Tai Sui plaque
is usually displayed in position/direction of the Tai Sui. However,
if the direction of the Tai Sui is in a toilet, bedroom or storeroom,
then it will be more suitable for the plaque to be displayed in
the direction of Tai Sui at the living room or family room. For
those who have a Buddhist or Taoist prayer altar at home, the
plaque can be displayed at the prayer altar. Remember that the
Tai Sui must always be treated with high respects.
Grand Duke Tai Sui Plaque
The Southwest and Northeast will be afflicted
with Tai Sui Shar Chi
The position where the Tai Sui commands, no happiness
but misfortune will befall. It is advisable to avoid its locating
position and its opposite direction. The position of Tai Sui in
2015 is at the Southwest 1 ranging from 202.6 to 217.5 degrees.
The direction opposite where he is sitting will be the Northeast
1 ranging from 22.6 to 37.5 degrees. This direction will have
geographical negative magnetic fields (shar chi) that could not
be explained scientifically. If you do negotiations, you can capitalize
this effects by sitting in the southwest and facing the northeast.
Then your opponent will be facing the southwest and confronting
the Tai Sui. That way, you will always be in the winning position.
The traditional use of Pi Yao in this area will greatly help to
appease the Tai Sui. The Pi Yao is a powerful celestial creature
known to absorb all the bad vibes caused by inadvertantly offending
the Tai Sui, for example if you cut a tree, dig a hole, hammer
a nail or unavoidably disturb the Tai Sui corner. Over the years
of gathering information, we finally found the most effective
way to appease the Tai Sui with certain additional properties
into the traditional cure. When curing with the Pi Yao, they must
look pronounce and not be hidden from view. And there must be
metal element involved. Metal here refers to real gold and strong
metal. And the secret behind the cure is that the "Tai Sui
mantra" must accompany the Pi Yao for maximum effectiveness.
It actually refers to a set of chinese incantation of the Tai
Sui. This mantra had been used for centuries to help one overcome
the wrath of Tai Sui. This year, we have redesigned a new Smooth-Sailing
Pi Yao on Ship which has the "Tai Sui mantra" inscribed
on its neck, made from pure brass and plated 24K gold. Under its
feet lies a pile of treasures carried by a wealth ship sailing
speedily, thus making the Pi Yao cast its powers more efficiently.
Its pair of wings signify its ability to fly high and reach greater
heights/goals. Inviting this Pi Yao to your space will ease your
efforts in diminishing obstructions. It enables you a fuller grip
and better control over your fortune and luck. It has the ability
to transform negative chi into positive, overcome obstacles, prevent
annual dangers caused to zodiacs, subdue bad luck, combat bodily
harm and terminate stress.
Smooth-Sailing Pi Yao on Ship
Please take note also that there should be no
construction, no unearthing, no digging and no excavation work
carried out in the SOUTHWEST sector of your house, including repair
work. If this sector is disturbed, those staying in the house
will have a tough year ahead with a lot of arguments and sicknesses.
This includes chopping a tree. When activities are carried out
in the direction of the Tai Sui, it is deemed a challenge to his
authority and a petrifying backlash will likely ensue. If there
is no choice but a serious need to work on this area, then avoid
starting and ending in the SOUTHWEST. One can start in other sectors
instead before proceeding to the SOUTHWEST.
Zodiacs facing "Disagreement"
with the Tai Sui are the SHEEP, OX, DOG, RAT and DRAGON
To check for which zodiac one is born under, one will have to
follow the Lunar Calendar.
There are many zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai Sui in 2015
and they are the SHEEP, OX, DOG, RAT and DRAGON. The disagreements
are further termed as Conflicting Tai Sui, Offending Tai Sui,
Torturing Tai Sui, Harming Tai Sui, Breaking Tai Sui and Damaging
Tai Sui which we will be discussing in greater detail in the following
Conflicting/Confronting Tai Sui - The OX conflicts
the Tai Sui in 2015. It means the OX confronts the Tai Sui directly
from the opposite direction like in "wrestling position" with
the Tai Sui. Remember, no one can win a fight with the Tai Sui
because he will be the victorious wrestler of the year. This kind
of energy conflict is the fiercest of all. It implies high risk,
crisis, inconsistency in fortune and difficulty in every aspect.
Problems associated to such a disagreement are for example the
death of a loved family member, accidents, injuries, death, hospitalization,
money loss, bankruptcy, demotion and losing a job. There will
also be possible changes in the love relationship, therefore one
has to exercise caution. Therefore, the OX should consider donating
their blood and doing more charity in 2015.
Offending Tai Sui - The SHEEP offends the Tai Sui in 2015. The
seriousness of offending Tai Sui will be considered as 2nd to
conflicting the Tai Sui. Those who offend the Tai Sui will feel
weak for the whole year and suffers from bad temper which results
in poor human relationship. They will frequently fall sick, get
wounded, pessimistic, feel restless and suffer from love problems.
Therefore one has to exercise regularly and eat nutritiously.
One should also not stay out for late nites because a lot of evil
things can happen to one when the luck is not good.
Torturing Tai Sui - The DOG and OX torture the Tai Sui in 2015.
When torturing the Tai Sui, the year spells no good harvest. There
will a lot of contradictory problems afflicting them. Gossips,
scandals, disharmony, badmouthing, emotional instability and bad
relationship with people are going to be a norm at work and even
hard work will not pay off well at the end. Crisis after crisis
will occur. Crisis implies troubles, obstructions, failures in
investments and blood mishaps. Therefore this is going to be a
non-fruitful year for those torturing the Tai Sui. The whole year
will just go to waste. The best is to stay low profile. They can
also learn up meditation and pick up some spiritual paths.
Harming Tai Sui - The RAT harms (pokes) the Tai Sui in 2015. It
simply means incompatiblity. When the Tai Sui is harmed, one will
not do well simply because they cannot connect well with the rest
of the eleven other zodiacs. They cannot get along with anyone,
always in confrontation mode and will face difficulty at work.
Their public image will become tarnished and this will be a major
disadvantage for those who are in politics, showbiz, business
and doing sales. Gossips and troublemakers are aplenty making
them difficult to concentrate on getting more important things
Breaking Tai Sui - The DOG breaks the Tai Sui in 2015. This affliction
will result in one's life going haywire and behaving in a disorderly
manner. Although it is the lightest affliction, it cannot be ignored
by all means else it will magnified to become bad. The slightest
mistake will bring financial losses. For example one is going
to get speeding tickets, fined for drunk driving, investigated
by authorities for wrongdoings etc. Therefore, the DOG will have
to be extra tactful and careful in the year 2015.
Damaging Tai Sui - Also known as the punishment clash. The DRAGON
damages the Tai Sui in 2015. Damaging the Tai Sui causes damage
with each other. They will face obstructions after obstructions
in all undertakings, especially those involving human inter relationships.
About 80% of the plans will meet with failure, damage and losses.
Those with the following year of births are strictly prohibited
from attending funeral, burial ceremony and visiting the sick.Refrain
from participation or better yet avoid attending any altogether,
if you are able to politely excuse yourself from it. Otherwise,
you will absorb negative energies that are present, which may
have far-reaching effects on your well-being and progress throughout
1. OX 2009, 1973, 1949
2. SHEEP 1991, 1931
3. DOG 1982
4. DRAGON 2000, 1964, 1940
The zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai Sui
also cannot get married in 2015. Some olden masters even forbid
them from doing renovation and moving house. Traditionally, these
zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai Sui will have to pray to
him for blessings after 4th February 2015 with time of transition
at 12:00hrs. Traditionally, those who are living in towns that
do not have the Tai Sui temple, they will carry along the Grand
Duke Charm (Tai Sui Talisman), the Pi Yao, the Zodiac Deities
Amulet or the Allies and Secret Friend Amulet. The Grand Duke
Charm will neutralize the influences of magnetic field to the
person concerned, protecting against the odds and promises better
safety. The Pi Yao will appease the Tai Sui. The Zodiac Deities
Amulet will help in difficult situation. Next, the Allies and
Secret Friend Amulet will help one obtain a smoother ride for
the year with more helpful people, less troublemakers and obtaining
a more peaceful year. This is also a method one can use if it
goes against ones religion on worshipping the Tai Sui.
The new 2015 Grand Duke
Charm (Tai Sui Talisman) provides powerful protection and
safeguard against many dangers from the Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai
Sui). We have specially enhanced it to incorporate the authentic
current year's "Tai Sui Mantra" onto it for genuine
protection. This protective talisman also combines with another
5 potent symbols of Tai Sui protection; namely the symbol of Longbi,
the Pi Yao, the image of the year's Tai Sui, multiple lucky fans
to blow away misfortune and the secret friend HORSE (Liu-He Theory).
This protection charm is best carried along and hung in ones personal
bedroom, workplace and car for protection against mishaps.
2015 Grand Duke Charm
Additionally, also worth taking note that one
can carry along the Smooth-Sailing
Pi Yao on Ship and it will answer to all the calls, especially
when one is facing a tough and very difficult period of time and
have nothing else that could help. It provides great power in
clearing obstacles and inviting wealth from endless resources.
It will offer special attention and help because it possesses
miraculous and unbelievable energy to resolve great difficulties
experienced. When one has been in great problems and feeling helpless
or suicidal and everything else cannot help, one should quickly
resort to the Pi Yao to lighten the problems. They will help one
eliminate calamities, bring about good fortune, good career luck
and auspice. It will resolve and take away potential conflicts,
accidents or disasters.
Smooth-Sailing Pi Yao on Ship