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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 masters like to relate Tai Sui to astronomical studies of
how the Jupiter planet orbits one day for every 12 years the earth
orbits, passing by each horoscope every year. There are magnetic
and energy fields for each stellar object, and since Jupiter is
the largest planet in the solar system, it brings great impact
on our planet Earth. 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. Astrologists divide its path
into twelve sectors, starting from the west to the east. Therefore,
these masters believe that the basis of Tai Sui is related to
the orbit of Jupiter. 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.
Dou Mu Yuan Jun (Big Dipper Mother
of Northern Stars)
If a horoscope is found to be in conflict with
Tai Sui, it means the energy and magnetic forces of the position
of Jupiter that year would bring unstable influences to people
born in certain years. Due to these unstable forces, the people
affected will experience bad luck. In Taoism, the custom of praying
to Tai Sui for pardoning started centuries ago since Zhou dynasty.
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. One can always visit taoist temples
with 60 Tai Sui statues together with Dou Mu Yuan Jun (Big Dipper
Mother of Northern Stars) to see for yourselves how important
it is that this ancient practice continued until today.
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 2020 is the
Great General Lu Mi
The new Tai Sui (God of the Year) for the GENG
ZI Year of RAT 2020 is Great General LU MI. He will take over
the Tai Sui role on 4th February 2020 at 17:03 hours. This corresponds
to the 11th day of 1st lunar month, which is a RAT Year. Tai Sui
Great General LU MI was born in Kun Shan during the Ming Dynasty.
It is now known as Jiang Su province. An expert in literature,
he was very well educated, wise and knowledgeable. One day officials
from the imperial court were sent to seek 1000 veteran soldiers
as a recruitment drive from the State of Sui. However, Lu Mi selected
only a few as he wanted his country folks to avoid being imposed
with burden. This had angered the imperial court, but he braved
himself and stood for his people. He insisted not to bow to the
demands despite threats and finally the officials gave in. Such
leadership skills had earned him high honor from his people and
recognition from the government. When he passed away later, the
imperial court conducted a state funeral for him. Since then,
he was being widely venerated for being a leader with great value.
His image features him in military robe holding a knife. This
translates to year of confict and possible bloodshed, especially
associated with issues where the people stood up against the government.
Some cities will not be satisfied with brutality of governments
and able to ward off unfair suppression from their governments
by using violence. As usual a few zodiac signs will suffer from
his wrath this year. 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.
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. Displaying this plaque invokes
the protection and goodwill of the Tai Sui. 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 respect.
NORTH 2 and SOUTH 2 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
2020 is at NORTH 2 ranging from 352.6 to 7.5 degrees. The direction
opposite where he is sitting will be the SOUTH 2 ranging from
172.6 to 187.5 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 NORTH and facing the SOUTH. Then your
opponent will be facing the NORTH 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, it must look pronounce and not be
hidden from view. And there must be metal element involved. Metal
here refers to real gold that is genuinely 24K plated at minimum
and strong metal. This year, we have designed a new 8
Immortals Pi Yao (with a 24 Mountains Plate) which follows
the design of the forbidden city's Pi Yao owned by ancient emperors
in the past. The 24 Mountains Plate is essential to force the
alignment of cosmic forces of the cure to face an afflicted direction,
especially useful for those who are not good at accuracy and precision
of compass directions. Remember that the Tai Sui's and Sui Po's
directions only span 15 degrees each and it is very easy to make
mistakes with your placement; perhaps due to instability of your
compass at the time of placement or unknown shift of the item's
facing after some months later. With the 24 Mountains Plate, even
if the Pi Yao's facing direction runs a little out of the actual
15 degrees span, it will work effectively as long as you place
the Pi Yao facing according to the intended direction (one of
the 24 directions) shown on the 24 Mountains Plate. There is a
secret compartment within it which is openable and be filled with
special mantras as a gesture of consecration. Tai Sui's favorite
"pet" playing with him will essentially align the cosmic
forces to synchronize with the detrimental vibes of planet jupiter,
thus countermeasuring its negative gravity towards earth. Red
is the color that is vital to harness protection against the wrath
of Jupiter's energy. Last but not least, the
8 Immortal Implements catalyses the powers of the taoist 8 Immortals
to help bless one with positive energy, bring good health, good
fortune, wealth, fame luck, longevity and good descendants. The
8 Immortals benefit those who are experiencing bad luck from the
Please take note also that there should be no
construction, no unearthing, no digging and no excavation work
carried out in the NORTH 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 NORTH. One can start in other sectors
instead before proceeding to the NORTH.
Next, one should not forget that the opposite direction which
is SOUTH sector is also negatively afflicted and it is known as
the Year Breaker (Sui Po). The negative effects in the SOUTH sector
is similar and needs to be remedied with another 24 Mountains
Pi Yao too.
Zodiacs facing "Disagreement"
with the Tai Sui are the RAT, HORSE, RABBIT, SHEEP and ROOSTER
To check for which zodiac one is born under,
one will have to follow the Solar
Calendar. There are many zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai
Sui in 2020 and they are the RAT, HORSE, RABBIT, SHEEP and ROOSTER.
The disagreements (in descending order of severity) are further
termed as Conflicting Tai Sui, Offending Tai Sui, Torturing Tai
Sui, Harming Tai Sui and Breaking Tai Sui Tai Sui which we will
be discussing in greater detail in the following paragraphs.
Conflicting/Confronting Tai Sui - The HORSE conflicts
the Tai Sui in 2020. It means the HORSE 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 HORSE should
consider donating their blood and doing more charity in 2020.
Offending Tai Sui - The RAT offends the Tai Sui in 2020. 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 RABBIT tortures the Tai Sui in 2020. 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 SHEEP harms (pokes) the Tai Sui in 2020.
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
Breaking Tai Sui - The ROOSTER breaks the Tai Sui in 2020. 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
ROOSTER will have to be extra tactful and careful in the year
The zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai Sui
also cannot get married in 2020. Some older 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 2020 with time of transition
at 17:03 hours. 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) and the Pi Yao. 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, will help in difficult situation
and 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 2020
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 and multiple lucky
fans to blow away misfortune. This protection charm is best carried
along and hung in ones personal bedroom, workplace and car for
protection against mishaps.
Additionally, also worth taking note that one
can carry along the Amulet
of Pi Yao and Abacus 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. The abacus expresses
the ability to be sensitive of making money and wary of financial
loss. Accompanied by the image of the Imperial Pi Yao, it magnetizes
wealth to a supreme level. The almighty heavenly Pi Yao is the
most supreme symbol of wealth.This Money Power amulet denotes
prosperity, happiness, good health, wealth and fortune. 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.
Summary: Who needs which cure?
Sui Plaque: All those who have zodiacs in disagreement with
Tai Sui and all houses facing NORTH. Home protection. Get the
Tai Sui to be on your side.
2. Tai Sui Talisman: All those who have zodiacs in disagreement
with Tai Sui should carry along the amulet. Outdoor protection. Get the Tai Sui to be on your side.
PiYao : All houses will need to display in the Tai Sui direction.
Annual home protection and good tidings.
4. Pi Yao and Abacus
Amulet: Beside those afflicted, all zodiacs may carry along
it to draw good fortune.