Tai Sui, has been regarded as a sort of mysterious force that can somehow dominate and influence people's destiny. When it comes Tai Sui, perhaps you are most impressed by the folk saying that, those who clash with Tai Sui in Ben Ming Nian
will face misfortune in that very year. In fact, Tai Sui refers to the Grand Duke Jupiter. In ancient times, Chinese astronomers numbered the years according to the 12-year orbital cycle of Jupiter. For example, in a Zi year, Tai Sui will be at a Zi direction while in a Chu year, it will be at a Chou direction, and so on. The Twelve Earthly Branches correspond with each other in space and time, which means an earthly branch will refer to time when it comes to heaven and refer to space or direction when it comes to earth. Therefore, Tai Sui in Feng Shui terms is actually the direction of earthly branch in a year. For example, in the year of Geng Yin, Tai Sui falls to Yin, so Yin (northeast) will be where the Tai Sui located in that year; in the year of Xin Mou, Tai Sui falls to Mou, so Tai Sui will be located at Mou (east) in that year. Ancient Chinese people took Tai Sui as the Grand Commander of the Year and the due direction of it was regarded as the position of worship.
Every year, the direction of Tai Sui is considered the superior or monarch position which opposes the subject or inferior position. The opposite direction of Tai Sui (Sui Po Direction or The direction of Year Breaker) is known as conflict with Tai Sui, which means the subject will offend its monarch. In Feng Shui theory, it is a top taboo to conflict, clash or damage Tai Sui. The directions in conflict with Tai Sui are as follows:
1. A door opposite the direction of Tai Sui. If the door of your office or room is facing the direction of Tai Sui or the opposite, it is a clash with Tai Sui.
2. Layout. If your seat, bed, office, kitchen or bedroom faces away Tai Sui or the opposite direction, it is a clash with Tai Sui.
3. Break ground. It is a taboo to break ground at the direction of Tai Sui or the opposite direction. Otherwise, you will offend Tai Sui and invite misfortune.
In addition, you will clash with Tai Sui if you attend school, engage in trade, work or travel to the direction if Tai Sui or the opposite.
Another folk saying goes that, Tai Sui is the God of Year (or Grand Commander of the Year) who is in charge of people's fortune and is most powerful of the gods. There are sixty Gods of Year who have different names and take turns to govern in cycles. Generally, if your animal sign is same with a year, you will clash with Tai Sui in that year; if your animal sign conflicts with the sign of a year, you will conflict with Tai Sui. Legend goes that in a year of clash with Tai Sui, you will have changeable luck, poor health, and be prone to lawsuit, dispute and obstacle.
Some people believe that Tai Sui is a kind of glossy ganoderma recorded in Compendium of Materia Medica, which grows in moist soil and is edible or used as medicine. It can ''fight aging and prolong life if taken for a long time'' and can regenerate once cut. Legend has it that, those who dig a Tai Sui will face endless misfortunes, thus clash with Tai Sui.
In 2018 which is the dog year of Wu Xu, General Jiang Wu will be Tai Sui in charge of the year.
Direction of Tai Sui in 2018 and Feng Shui Layout
In 2018, Tai Sui will fly to northwest and the direction of conflict with Tai Sui (The direction of Year Breaker) is southeast which is inauspicious. If your front door faces southeast, Tai Sui will be at the position of the door and people in and out from it will offend Tai Sui, making you prone to disputes and misfortunes. The problem can be solved if you hang a trigram at the position.
The direction of Tai Sui is absolutely the monarch position and you should worship devoutly. Do not break ground, drill on a wall or drive nail at the direction, or you will offend Tai Sui and invites misfortunes. In the meantime, do not break ground or build at the direction of conflict with Tai Sui, or you will also offend Tai Sui and invite troubles. Therefore, do not break ground at northwest and southeast of your house in 2018.
Do not sit facing the Grand Duke or sleep with your head pointing towards the two directions above.
Keep the direction of Tai Sui clean and tidy. In the dog year of 2018, you should keep northwest and southeast of your house clean and tidy. If you stack sundries at the two directions, it will be disrespectful to Tai Sui and your luck for love relationship, career, wealth, health and study will be affected.
Vigorous green plants at the northwest of your house will strengthen the power of Tai Sui to bless your family to get through the whole year peacefully.
Do not put heavy items at the direction of Tai Sui. In 2018, do not put heavy items, such as fridge and furniture at northwest and southeast of your house. Otherwise, you will offend Tai Sui and bring misfortune to your family.
You can worship at home to please Tai Sui. You'd better worship between 23rd or 24th of the twelfth lunar month and the Lantern Festival to win the blessing of Tai Sui, especially if you are under the animal sign of Ox, Sheep, Dog or Rooster in clash with Tai Sui during 2018; once you move Tai Sui with your sincerity, you will be blessed.
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The year of clash with Tai Sui is usually considered inauspicious. In such a year, your luck will be influenced and you will have many troubles, even serious disaster, or lawsuit, obstacle in official career, investment loss, mood swing, discord and motional separation. In severe cases, you may suffer a Bloody or fatal disaster. Most importantly, you will be prone to vile characters.