Tai Sui in Feng Shui
The Tai Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter) is somewhat feared by some feng shui enthusiasts and for good reason: he is the “god of the year” who bestows favors and sends misfortune on those who offend him. The legends of this deity are confusing to most Westerners, as we tend to have belief systems that favor the monotheistic view of a single deity who is everything, everywhere, to and for everyone.
Feng Shui master practitioners know something about Tai Sui that is just beginning to be revealed to Westerners: it also bestows the blessings of good health, wealth, and happiness. This makes much more sense to those who have long wondered why there would be a god one could offend just by being a conflicted zodiac sign or sitting in one direction facing him! This new opening from the Chinese Feng Shui Masters is a welcome change for feng shui enthusiasts.
Some of the best information on Tai Sui (so far) can be found through Feng Shui Best Buy and Lillian Too, who have extensive shops and excellent feng shui cures. From Tai Sui plaques to Pi Yao statues, there are multiple ways to “appease the Grand Duke”. The easiest way to avoid offending this deity is to avoid confronting him directly. It is perfectly acceptable to turn one’s back towards that particular direction and it makes sense if one thinks of it as the parental deity who protects and supports us.
One of the favorite methods of keeping this god happy is to place a statue of Pi Yao in his direction. This comical little beast is said to be a heavenly creature that makes the Tai Sui laugh. It also helps that this cute figure is loyal, fiercely protective of its owners, and simply eats gold, so it’s good at gathering and keeping wealth for yourself (if you want to keep it and not spend it, it doesn’t have an anus, so it doesn’t leave it).
Even if one chooses not to believe in things like yearly gods or directions that are positive or negative, feng shui still works. The ‘modern’ scientific point of view would consider such a thing to be absurd and nothing more than superstitious nonsense, but those who have experienced it will simply smile and continue to pay attention to the principles of Flying Star Feng Shui…including the deities. . Even rabid Christians can practice this ancient art of energy flow without fear of incurring the wrath of our monotheistic God; everything works together.
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