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Tai Sui Grand Duke Jupiter

Learn who is Tai Sui (太岁) - Grand Duke Jupiter. Free Feng Shui Information to appease him.


Tai Sui, also known as Grand Duke Jupiter or Grand Commander of the Year is probably one of the most highly respected and feared deity in the Chinese beliefs. It is said that if your Zodiac animal clashes with the Tai Sui or you have inadvertently offended him, bad luck will befall you for the whole year. In order to have a good and peaceful year, you need to pay your respect to the Tai Sui.

There are two diverging explanation on the origin of Tai Sui. According to the scientific school of thought the Tai Sui phenomena is attributable to the movement of Jupiter (hence the name Grand Duke Jupiter), which impacts the magnetic field around us, depending on the year we were born.


Whereas in the Chinese mythology, the Grand Duke Jupiter or more commonly known as Tai Sui (太 岁 ) is actually a position in the celestial heavens which is in charge of the world's affairs for a particular year, i.e determining the annual fortunes of all of us mortal beings. Just as the Jade Emperor is the Ruler of Heaven, the year Tai Sui is the Ruler of Earth. The above is related to the Taoist calendar which is organized into a series of twelve Earthly Branches (the Chinese Zodiac animals) rotating in accordance to the five elements, resulting in a 60 year cycle. And in other words, there are 60 heavenly generals who would rotate to take up this almighty position. A person's happiness, health, luck and fortune are all under his watchful eye. It actually serves as a reminder to stay away from evil activities, to take good care of health and to perform more caring activities. The year Tai Sui will take note of all the good deeds and misdeeds of everyone. In 2018, the ruling Tai Sui is General Jiang Wu (姜武).

Therefore irrespective of whether Tai Sui is a deity or a star (a “body of energy”), it pays to heed the location of the Tai Sui of the year so as not to inadvertently disturb him (or it!). An offended Tai Sui will cause misfortunes, from mild to the severe kind. Every year two of the Zodiac animals must take steps to appease the Tai Sui because one is directly afflicted (sitting) whilst the other is directly in conflict (facing) with the Grand Duke. As Tai Sui is always located in the same compass direction as the Year Animal Sign, this is the afflicted Zodiac whilst the sign in the diagonally opposite sector is said to be in conflict with Tai Sui. In 2018 Dog year for instance, the position of Tai Sui is at North West 1 (home sector of the Dog), so those born in the year of the Dog are directly afflicted with Tai Sui whilst the Dragon which is located in South East 1 is in direct conflict with Tai Sui. Additionally, the Sheep (South West 1) and Ox (North East 1) are indirectly in conflict with Tai Sui.

What this means is that you have incurred the wrath of Tai Sui (or in some kind of energy conflict with the ruling star, if you like) and remedial steps must be taken to appease him and preventive measures carried out to avoid further offending him. The basic rules to remember are:

To ensure that the year a smooth and rewarding year ahead, remedial steps must be taken to appease him and preventive measures carried out to avoid further offending him. The essential rules to remember are:

To mitigate the above, it is significant the following be observed:

  • * Tai Sui is particularly sensitive about direct confrontation. Try not to sit facing or sleep with your head pointing to the direction of Grand Duke Jupiter.
  • * Tai Sui dislikes noise and commotion. Avoid construction work including repair work, in the Tai Sui location.
  • * Tai Sui is very fond of his pet, the Pi Yao. Appease him by placing the Pi Yao in the affected sector or just wear the Pi Yao as an amulet.
  • * You never know when and where you have offended Tai Sui. Just in case, carry protective amulets – sacred talisman from temples, Pi Yao, Tai Sui Image or Tai Sui Mantra.
  • * Perform An Tai Sui or Pacifying Tai Sui ritual to neutralize influences and blessings, protection and good fortune throughout the year.


To help you plan ahead, the position of the ruling Tai Sui in the recent past and coming years are as follows:

The 60 Tai Sui Chart

Year Ruling Tai Sui Sector Afflicted Conflict
1996 Guo Jia N2 Rat Horse
1997 Wang Wen NE1 Ox Sheep
1998 Lu Xian NE3 Tiger Monkey
1999 Long Zhong E2 Rabbit Rooster
2000 Dong De SE1 Dragon Dog
2001 Zheng Dan SE3 Snake Pig
2002 Lu Ming S2 Horse Rat
2003 Wei Ren SW1 Sheep Ox
2004 Fang Jie SW3 Monkey Tiger
2005 Jiang Chong W2 Rooster Rabbit
2006 Bai Min NW1 Dog Dragon
2007 Feng Ji NW3 Pig Snake
2008 Zou Dang N2 Rat Horse
2009 Fu You NE1 Ox Sheep
2010 Wu Huan NE3 Tiger Monkey
2011 Fan Ning E2 Rabbit Rooster
2012 Peng Tai SE1 Dragon Dog
2013 Xu Dan SE3 Snake Pig
2014 Zhang Ci S2 Horse Rat
2015 Yang Xian SW1 Sheep Ox
2016 Guan Zhong SW3 Monkey Tiger
2017 Tang Jie W2 Rooster Rabbit
2018 Jiang Wu NW1 Dog Dragon
2019 Xie Tai NW3 Pig Snake
2020 Lu Mi N2 Rat Horse
2021 Yang Xin NE1 Ox Sheep
2022 He E NE3 Tiger Monkey
2023 Pi Shi E2 Rabbit Rooster
2024 Li Cheng SE1 Dragon Dog
2025 Wu Zhu SE3 Snake Pig
2026 Wen Zhe S2 Horse Rat
2027 Lu Bing SW1 Sheep Ox
2028 Yu Hao SW3 Monkey Tiger
2029 Cheng Bao W2 Rooster Rabbit
2030 Ni Mi NW1 Dog Dragon
2031 Ye Jian NW3 Pig Snake
2032 Qiu De N2 Rat Horse
2033 Zhu De NE1 Ox Sheep
2034 Zhang Chao NE3 Tiger Monkey
2035 Wang Qing E2 Rabbit Rooster
2036 Xin Ya SE1 Dragon Dog
2037 Yang Yan SE3 Snake Pig
2038 Li Qing S2 Horse Rat
2039 Fu Dang SW1 Sheep Ox
2040 Mao Xin SW3 Monkey Tiger
2041 Shi Zheng W2 Rooster Rabbit
2042 Hong Chong NW1 Dog Dragon
2043 Yu Cheng NW3 Pig Snake
2044 Jin Bian N2 Rat Horse
2045 Chen Cai NE1 Ox Sheep
2046 Geng Chang NE3 Tiger Monkey
2047 Shen Xin E2 Rabbit Rooster
2048 Zhao Da SE1 Dragon Dog
2049 Guo Chan SE3 Snake Pig
2050 Wang Ji S2 Horse Rat
2051 Li Su SW1 Sheep Ox
2052 Liu Wang SW3 Monkey Tiger
2053 Kang Zhi W2 Rooster Rabbit
2054 Shi Guang NW1 Dog Dragon
2055 Ren Bao NW3 Pig Snake


Read up more on Feng Shui Flying Stars and other yearly afflictions – Wu Wang 5 Yellow and San Sha 3 Killings.

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