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.
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.
|Tai Sui Position
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.
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.
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.