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What about Tai Sui?

Here is another article that I write for the Sun Daily.

Tai Sui

Grand Duke

Tai Sui is also known as the Grand Duke Jupiter. Jupiter because Tai Sui is believed to represent the effect of Jupiter on Earth. In Chinese metaphysics, Jupiter is also known as the Wood planet. Earth as you may have already guessed is the earth planet. Jupiter is also huge compared to earth. In the Five Elements, Wood controls Earth and hence Jupiter is thought to have a strong negative hold on earth.

It moves in a clockwise direction and returns to the same position every 12 years. For example, Tai Sui is at S2 in 2014. Next year in 2015 it moves to SW1 then to SW3 the following year. And it then comes back to S2, 12 years later in 2026.

In Chinese metaphysics, Tai Sui or the Grand Duke has many implications. But for the purpose of Feng Shui, we should not build or carry out major renovation at all if your house faces Tai Sui. The penalties for violating Tai Sui are usually people related problem such as litigation, back-stabbing, despicable people etc.

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24 Mountains

For example, you should not move house or carry out major renovations if your house, faces S2 this year (2014).

In Chinese metaphysics, the animal signs have relationships with each other. Animal signs opposite each other have a clash relationship. For example between the Horse and the Rat or between the Tiger and the Monkey or between the Dragon and the Dog.

During the year of the Horse, Tai Sui is at S2 or the Horse location. Those born in the year of the horse are deem to be afflicted by Tai Sui. This is unfortunate. The Rat is opposite the Horse and is deem to be in conflict (or clash) with Tai Sui. This is worse. This is the primary reason why astrologers often predict a dire year for the Rat during a Horse Year.

The table below shows the location of Tai Sui during each zodiac year and those who are afflicted and in conflict with Tai Sui.

Zodiac Year Tai Sui Afflicted In Conflict
Rat 2008, 2020 N2 Rat Horse
Ox 2009, 2021 NE1 Ox Goat
Tiger 2010, 2022 NE3 Tiger Monkey
Tiger 2010, 2022 NE3 Tiger Monkey
Rabbit 2011, 2023 E2 Rabbit Rooster
Dragon 2012, 2024 SE1 Dragon Dog
Snake 2013, 2025 SE3 Snake Pig
Horse 2014, 2026 S2 Horse Rat
Goat 2015, 2027 SW1 Goat Ox
Monkey 2016, 2028 SW3 Monkey Tiger
Rooster 2017, 2029 W2 Rooster Rabbit
Dog 2018, 2030 NW1 Dog Dragon
Pig 2019, 2031 NW3 Pig Snake

If you are born in the year of the Rat, you are already in conflict with Tai Sui in 2014. Your luck is already depreciated to some degree. Moving house or carrying out major renovations will make things worse. Therefore no moving or major renovation for the Rat in 2014. Similarly those born in the year of the Ox should refrain from moving or carrying out major renovations next year (2015).

What about houses that do not face Tai Sui?

For houses that do not face Tai Sui, we should also refrain from renovating the Tai Sui sector meaning the S2 sector in 2014. By the way, this guideline apply to houses that is currently tenanted. It is okay to renovate if the house is vacant or not occupied. For example a new house that you have just received the keys.

Directly opposite the Tai Sui is the Sui Poh or Year Breaker. In the year of the house, Tai Sui is at S2. Sui Poh is directly opposite at N2. Strictly speaking, we should also refrain from renovation Sui Poh if we can. The penalties for violating Sui Poh is the same as for violating Tai Sui.

What about personal sitting and facing direction?

It is not auspicious to sit facing Tai Sui. However it is acceptable if your back faces Tai Sui meaning that sit facing S2 (Tai Sui) in 2014 is not auspicious. However sitting with your back to S2 is acceptable. So is sitting with Tai Sui to your side.

On a final note, what if you must renovate? For example the roof of your kitchen has suddenly collapsed. The solution is to select a appropriate and auspicious date to start work to counter the potential effect of Tai Sui.

What about Tai Sui?

Tai Sui is also known as the Grand Duke. It changes its position every year and is thought to be the position of Jupiter relative to the earth. In Chinese metaphysics, Jupiter is also known as the Wood planet. Earth as you may have already guess is the earth planet. In the Five Elements, Wood controls Earth and hence Jupiter is thought to have a negative hold on earth.

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In Chinese Metaphyics, Tai Sui or the Grand Duke has many implications. But for the purpose of Feng Shui, we should not build or carry out major renovation at all if your house faces Tai Sui. The penalties for violating Tai Sui are usually people related problem such as litigation, back-stabbing, despicable people etc.

For houses that do not face, we should also refrain from renovating the Tai Sui sector.

The table below shows the position of Tai Sui for each year.

 Year Zodiac  Years  Tai Sui Position
 Rat 2008, 2020 N2
Ox  2008, 2021  NE1
 Tiger  2010, 2022  NE3
 Rabbit  2011, 2023  E2
 Dragon  2012, 2024  SE1
 Snake  2013, 2025  SE3
 Horse  2014, 2026  S2
 Goat  2015, 2027  SW1
 Monkey  2016, 2028  SW3
 Rooster  2017, 2029  W2
 Dog  2018, 2030  NW1
 Pig  2019, 2031  NW3

Let me illustrate with an example for you. During the year of the horse (e.g. 2014), a S2 facing house faces Tai Sui. Therefore you should not renovate such a house at all. Houses that do not face S2 in the year of the horse can be renovated but they should also not renovate the S2 sector of the house. By the way, this apply to houses that is currently tenanted. It is okay to renovate if the house is vacant.

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24 Mountains

Opposite the Tai Sui is the Sui Poh or Year Breaker. For example in the year of the house, Tai Sui is at S2. Sui Poh is opposite at N2. Strictly speaking, we should also refrain from renovation Sui Poh if we can.

In Chinese metaphysics, the animal signs have relationships with each other. For example the animal signs 5 steps from each other have a triangular harmony relationship. For example between the Tiger, Horse and Dog or between the Snake, Rooster and Ox and so on. Animal signs opposite each other have a clash relationship. For example between the Horse and the Rat or between the Tiger and the Monkey or between the Dragon and the Dog.

During the year of the Horse, Tai Sui is at S2 or the Horse location. Those born in the year of the horse are deem to be afflicted by Tai Sui. The Rat is opposite the Horse and is deem to be in conflict with Tai Sui. in a conflict this is the reason why astrologers often predict a dire year for the Rat during a Horse Year.

From a Feng Shui perspective, we should not move or renovate a house if your animal sign clash with Tai Sui. This will make things worst. The table below shows the affected animals for each of the year.

 Year  Afflicted Zodiac  Conflict Zodiac
 2008 Rat Horse
2009  Ox  Goat
 2010  Tiger  Monkey
 2011  Rabbit  Rooster
 2012  Dragon  Dog
 2013  Snake  Pig
 2014  Horse  Rat
 2015  Goat  Ox
 2016  Monkey  Tiger
 2017  Rooster  Rabbit
 2018  Dog  Dragon
 2019  Pig  Snake

Please take note that it is also not auspicious to sit facing Tai Sui. However it is acceptable if your back faces Tai Sui.

On a final note, what if you must renovate? I suggest you get a practitioner to select a highly auspicious date for you to start work.