Fan Tai Sui is something you need to know about because it affects everyone, whether you believe it or not. It can get very serious, or it could not be that much impact because it depends on how many resources you have to deal with this issue. This article will be the first of 101 guides to understanding Fan Tai Sui and what it is all about.
The Real Meaning of Tai Sui
Tai Sui 太歲 means the “great age”; it means a cycle of “age” for you. In other words, it means a life cycle for you, just like a complete cycle for a year.
The small cycle is one day, the middle is a month, and the big cycle is a year; you can see the pattern then repeats (four seasons) for this world we live in. What about the cycle for you, and what do your four seasons look like? Taoists believe that humans follow the way of nature, and we also have our patterns, cycle, and seasons.
To understand the whole concept, you need to understand a formula, like a math equation. To get the unknown, you must look at the reverse. Just like saying now I see the cup is half full, I can also say it is half empty, that are two ways to look at the matter, and that is why this matter exists.
Taoist theory says that we are now “one living being living on a big planet,” The other side must be “we are a big planet with many living beings inside us.” Just like a role switch, from the employee to the boss. If you can see things from another perspective, you will understand how to improve life.
Tai Sui is all about this “planet” that we are talking about, which you cannot see “yet,” but you can imagine how it works by the equation. It can be said to be an imaginary planet for most people since you cannot see it yourself. But to Taoist masters, who can soul travel and all that, we can go to this planet of our own or visit the planet of others, and we call this planet “Yuen Sun 元神,” which is your spiritual planetary body. A cycle of a day on this planet is a small cycle for us, setting our luck for the next day here. A big cycle is when this planet cycles a year, and we will get our annual pattern or luck flow here.
Threats and Danger?
Many people FEAR Tai Sui because of the phrase “太歳當頭坐，無災恐有禍 Tai Sui sits in front of you, even no disaster, fears that that might be troubling.”
This is wrongly interpreted. When the Tai Sui is in front of you directly, it’s not a bad thing but a GOOD thing if you are doing well here. Think about it this way, “When the boss sits in front of you, you might be in trouble” – yes, only if you were doing bad things behind the boss. The boss should be good to you; why do you fear him? Our Yuen Sun is our resource headquarters; it’s like our wealth god; how can it be so bad?
Well, the problem is this – when your Yuen Sun sits in front of you, it is your “payday” for clearing up anything you own, anything crappy that was stuck and piled up; you will get it this year because the boss is right in front of you, and you have nowhere to hide now.
If you are doing the right things in life, you have no fear of Tai Sui; you should LOVE your Tai Sui, your Yuen Sun because it’s supposed to be there to HELP you and not HARM you.
Interaction with Tai Sui
Your Tai Sui communicates with you daily, and you don’t even realize it. Every day, your body records and saves many things, memories, things you see and hear, eat and smell, taste and feel, etc. All these memories become energies; some are like suppressions and stress too. They all get accumulated into your “heart” (not the organ, the energy heart), and when you sleep, you enter the deep sleep state, and the heart dumps its energy into the Yuen Sun or your Tai Sui. When it does so, you wake up and feel “refreshed” or “cleared”; even the stress you had before felt like it is gone. It’s not gone; it just went to another place. Then Yuen Sun is supposed to take the load for you and digest it in the preheaven. However, if you give too much bad stuff to the Yuen Sun to swallow, it will not be able to digest it all, and later it might poop it back on you in the future too.
The Fan Tai Sui
Fan Tai Sui is when you and Tai Sui have issues connecting, which causes you NOT to be able to receive your life’s potential and resources from this “boss” above. As a result, you get “bad luck” or “stuck luck.”
To handle this situation, the best solution is to have a second source of income that gives you the preheaven energy you need. If this job doesn’t pay you now, get another job to make up for it. In Taoism, we use our Tao, our altar, as a way to channel in more resources, it makes up for what the Tai Sui lacks, and the problem is solved. Sometimes the Tai Sui gives off too much bad energy, and you cannot handle that; you can also purify it with your Taoist magic.
Fan Tai Sui FU is one good remedy if you fall into the list; better to be safe than sorry. All the FU does is hook you up with a second source of “income,” which gives you the preheaven energy you lack that year and dissolves the FTS problem. Another good suggestion is to ordainand become a Taoist, build your altar, and a non-stop stream of preheaven energy is coming to you, with no fear of the Tai Sui issue anymore. One day, you might even be able to soul travel and witness your own Yuen Sun.