Friday, January 2, 2009

Grand Duke or Tai Sui 太岁 for Year 2009

Tai Sui太岁 or Grand Duke for 2009

Tai Sui is also known as the Grand Duke Jupiter. Although it is called the Grand Duke Jupiter, it is not the actual planet Jupiter. Tai Sui is an intangible star which moves directly opposite of the planet Jupiter. In Chinese's meaning, the Tai Sui is known as the Yearly God. Tai Sui is the most powerful "Earthly God". There is a total of 60 Tai Sui.

Each year, there would be a new Yearly God on duty looking after all matters on earth. His appointment would commence on 4th Feb 2009 at 0052hrs.The next would take over the task on the following year.Year of Ox 2009, the Tai Sui is known as General Fu You 傅佑.

grand duke-tai sui

Each year there will be some zodiac sign that has opposing forces with the Tai Sui. These zodiac sign are said to suffer some form of bad fortune. The negative impact differs from people to people depending on individual birth data. These zodiac sign can be determined base on the earthly branch of the year as it corresponds with the 12 Chinese zodiac sign. It can classified under offend, clash or conflict formation with the Tai Sui.Since the it is Ox Year, it will clash with Goat, and conflict with Dragon and Dog.

4 pillar of destiny or known as bazi 八字 contains factors of these zodiac sign within the earthly branch - chou 丑, chen 辰, wei 未 & xu 戌, those with these sign are also deem to be affected for the year. Thus, there is also clash, conflict and or offend of either the month, day or hour pillar.

Some Taoist believers, will go praying to the Tai Sui at the beginning of the Lunar Year seeking for protection and peace would deflect the negative influence. One must return thanks at the end of the lunar year but before the winter solstice or also known as Dong Zhi.

In Feng Shui we also use this theory.It is associated to the orientation of a premise determined using the Chinese Feng Shui Compass known as Luo Pan marked with the 24 mountains. The position of the Tai Sui changes every year. The location where the Tai Sui resides should best kept quiet with no disturbance. Activities like renovation, ground breaking, earth digging, repairing and nailing on this area must be avoided till the following year. If the Tai Sui is disturbed, misfortune would befall on the residence such as injuries, financial losses, business failure or sudden illnesses. The extend of influence varies.

This Year of Ox 2009, the Tai Sui is located at the Northeast directions. If the main entrance of a premise is located within the Northeast sector, opening and closing of door is also considered as disturbing the Tai Sui.