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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 2018 is the
Great General Jiang Wu
The Tai Sui for the WU XU Year of DOG 2018 is
Great General JIANG WU. He will take over the Tai Sui role on
4th February 2018 at 05:28 hours. This corresponds to the 19th
day of 12th lunar month, which is still a Rooster 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. Tai Sui Great General JIANG WU
was born in Bao De during the Ming Dynasty. It is now known as
Shan Dong province at the District of Bao De. A scholar of military
affairs since young, he passed his imperial examination with flying
colors and won himself an official court position in the imperial
palace. During the reign of Emperor Chong Zhen (1628-2643), he
was given the post to engineer and contruct the city of Xing Shan.
After successful contruction of the city, he was further promoted
to become the deputy chief commander to guard the royal tombs
in Tong Zhou (now in Beijing's Tong District). Later, he co-led
an army under chief commander Yang Wen Yue for a war to pacify
the enemies and eliminated hundreds of enemies. He persistently
stayed on to fight the difficult war although many of his army
had given up due to exhaustion. He was later killed in the middle
of the prolonging war. Since then, he was widely venerated for
his merits. His image features him in civil robe holding a ruyi
and a piece of cloth, which translates to a year of peace and
no conflict among countries. There will be major construction
and development taking place in many parts of the world. International
matters will be resolved without battles and peace talk will be
most likely to happen.
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 respect.
The NORTHWEST 1 and SOUTHEAST 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
2018 is at NORTHWEST 1 ranging from 292.6 to 307.5 degrees. The
direction opposite where he is sitting will be the SOUTHEAST 1
ranging from112.6 to 127.5 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 NORTHWEST and facing the SOUTHEAST.
Then your opponent will be facing the NORTHWEST 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 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 another new
24 Mountains 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.
Please take note also that there should be no
construction, no unearthing, no digging and no excavation work
carried out in the NORTHWEST 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 NORTHWEST. One can start in other sectors
instead before proceeding to the NORTHWEST.
Zodiacs facing "Disagreement"
with the Tai Sui are the DRAGON, DOG, SHEEP, ROOSTER and OX
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 2018 and they are the DRAGON, DOG, SHEEP, ROOSTER and OX. 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
Conflicting/Confronting Tai Sui - The DRAGON
conflicts the Tai Sui in 2018. It means the DRAGON 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 DRAGON should
consider donating their blood and doing more charity in 2018.
Offending Tai Sui - The DOG offends the Tai Sui in 2018. 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 OX and SHEEP torture the Tai Sui in 2018.
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 ROOSTER harms (pokes) the Tai Sui in 2018.
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 SHEEP again breaks the Tai Sui in 2018.
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
SHEEP will have to be extra tactful and careful in the year 2018.
Damaging Tai Sui - Also known as the punishment clash. The SHEEP
and ROOSTER damage the Tai Sui in 2018. 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. SHEEP 1943, 1967, 2003
2. DRAGON 1952, 1976, 2012
3. OX 1985
4. DOG 1934, 1994
The zodiacs in disagreement with the Tai Sui
also cannot get married in 2018. 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 2018 with time of transition
at 05:28 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 2018
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 Treasure Pi Yao 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.
Summary: Who needs which cure?
Sui Plaque: All those who have zodiacs in disagreement with
Tai Sui and all houses facing west. 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. 24 Mountain Pi Yao: All houses will need to display in the
Tai Sui and Sui Po directions. Annual home protection and good
4. Pi Yao Amulet: All those who have zodiacs in disagreement
with Tai Sui. Drawing good fortune.