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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 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 Yang Xin
The Tai Sui of 2021 (Xin Chou Ox Year) is
represented by the Great General Yang Xin.
During the Han Dynasty
(116-111BC), General Yang Xin was a real general under the monarch
Emperor Han Wu Di who sent him as the ambassador of a Peace Envoy
to meet up with Xiongnu nomads. As General Yang Xin was only a
commoner and not a descendant of royalty, the nomads felt they
were belittled and refused to host him with any honor. It was
the nomad's protocol for foreign envoys to be tattooed and face
covered with ash in order for them to meet its tribal leader whose
name was Shan Yu. However, General Yan Xin refused to abide to
such irrational custom and did not wish to have his reputation
tarnished. Standing firm to his principles and his strong unyielding
character had left the nomad's leader no choice but to give in
and meet him outside the tent.
During talks, General Yan Xin had
demanded that in order to establish peace and good relationship
between the tribe and the monarch, the tribe leader will need
to offer his son to be held hostage as a court official in the
Han's Imperial Court. However, the tribe leader had instead asked
for the monarch to fulfill gold, silk and food stock as annual
contributions to the tribe as a gesture of friendship. Although
both parties could not come to a compromise, but the tribe's ego
and determination to battle the monarch was successfully scaled
down due to General Yan Xin's non submissive character. For dacades
forward, the tribe did not dare to create problems for the Han
Dynasty. General Yang Xin was therefore being revered in the Chinese
pantheon of Deities as he represented someone who stand by his
faith, non-submissive to irrational demands and principles.
General Yang Xin's presiding over the energies of 2021 suggests
that while there will be efforts of peace and reconciliation but
the advantage will not lean towards the weaker nations. Because
the Tai Sui image sees him as holding a brush, wearing civil clothing
and not armed with weapons, there should not be any big war happening.
It is the case where the pen is mightier than the sword. Weaker
nations may be in disagreement to bigger powers, but it will not
be aggravated to become a global war that affects the world. Peace
will continue to be maintained despite the grudges. Same goes
for micro organizations. Despite having both the employer and
worker demanding more from each other, everything will remain
status quo. The employer will continue to enjoy business stability
while workers will be unable to achieve any growth.
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.
NORTHEAST 1 and SOUTHWEST 1 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
2021 is at NORTHEAST 1 ranging from 22.6 to 37.5 degrees. The
direction opposite where he is sitting will be the SOUTHWEST 1
ranging from 202.6 to 217.5 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 NORTHEAST and facing the SOUTHWEST.
Then your opponent will be facing the NORTHEAST 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. 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.
Please take note also that there should be no
construction, no unearthing, no digging and no excavation work
carried out in the NORTHEAST 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 NORTHEAST. One can start in other sectors
instead before proceeding to the NORTHEAST.
Next, one should not forget that the opposite direction which
is SOUTHWEST sector is also negatively afflicted and it is known
as the Year Breaker (Sui Po). The negative effects in the SOUTHWEST
sector is similar and needs to be remedied with another Pi Yao
Zodiacs facing "Disagreement"
with the Tai Sui are the OX, SHEEP, DOG, HORSE and DRAGON
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 2021 and they are the OX, SHEEP, DOG, HORSE and DRAGON.
The disagreements (in descending order of severity) 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 paragraphs.
Conflicting/Confronting Tai Sui - The SHEEP conflicts
the Tai Sui in 2021. It means the SHEEP 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 SHEEP should
consider donating their blood and doing more charity in 2021.
Offending Tai Sui - The OX offends the Tai Sui in 2021. 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 SHEEP and DOG torture the Tai Sui in 2021.
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 HORSE harms (pokes) the Tai Sui in 2021.
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 DRAGON breaks the Tai Sui in 2021. 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
DRAGON will have to be extra tactful and careful in the year 2021.
The zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai Sui also cannot get married
in 2021. 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 2021. 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 2021
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 Pi
Yao Amulet 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
Summary: Who needs which cure?
Sui Plaque: All those who have zodiacs in disagreement with
Tai Sui and all houses facing NORTHEAST. 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.
3. Power PiYao :
All houses will need to display in the Tai Sui direction. Annual
home protection and good tidings.
4. Pi Yao Amulet:
Beside those afflicted, all zodiacs may carry along it to draw good