Chinese Zodiacs Luck in Wu Xu Dog Year 2018 - Conflicts with Lord Tai Sui
Its again the period for Jave Wu to do the analysis of the Luck for the various Chinese Zodiacs for the Year of Dog (2018) aka Wu Xu Dog Year (戊戌狗年), Taoist Calendar Year 7206 (道曆七千二百零六年) & Lunar Calendar aka Huang Li Year 4715 (黃曆四千七百十五年).
Huang Li aka Lunar Calendar was founded accordingly to the founding year by Yellow Emperor aka Huang Di (軒轅黃帝).
As for Taoist Calendar, many Taoists or People had been using the same calculation method as Lunar Calendar which is not very accurate. In here, Jave will like to use this opportunity to correct it back. According to records, Taoist Calendar should follow the founding year when the oldest painting of Nv Wa (女媧蛇身畫軸) was founded, which was 7206 years ago.
Ok, direct to the topic:
For Wu Xu Dog Year, the following Chinese Zodiacs will have some minor issues with Lord Tai Sui General Jiang Wu. In Official Taoist Records in Southern & Northern Period, the Tai Sui of Wu Xu Dog Year was known as Fu Bo Wu. The version that we are using now is from Qing Dynasty, which have got a lot of mistakes that have yet to be clarify or change. (戊戌狗年當年太歲姜武將軍。真正名諱為傅博武 – 記載於《南北朝六十甲子太歲名錄》, 目前所用的為【清朝】版本):
Direct Front-facing (Direct Conflict) with Lord Tai Sui of Wu Xu Dog Year:
Dog (正犯太歲: 狗)
Lunar Age involved (農曆虛歲): 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97
Direct Back-facing (In-direct Conflict) with Lord Tai Sui of Wu Xu Dog Year:
Dragon (正沖太歲: 龍)
Lunar Age involved (農曆虛歲): 19, 31, 43, 55, 67, 79, 91
Adjacent Left-facing (Major-side Conflict) with Lord Tai Sui of Wu Xu Dog Year:
Cow (偏沖太歲: 牛)
For age Below or Of 12 & Above or Of 99 wont be affected by the Conflicts or Issue-facing with Lord Tai Sui, so for those who have kids and elders of this Age-group, please do not worry so much (童生不越虛歲十二﹐老者虛歲欲百﹐皆不與太歲犯衝刑。).
Info on Lord Tai Sui of Wu Xu Dog Year as followed:
Paying Respect to Lord Tai Sui Of Wu Xu Dog Year (戊戌狗年安奉當年太歲星君介紹)
After Dong Zhi aka Winter Solstice of Year 2017, all Paying of Gratitude to Lord Tai Sui of Ding You Rooster Year (民間一般通常在【冬至】之前答謝該年當值太歲星君) will end (for those who miss this, usually will do it before 16th Day of Lunar 12 Month of the Year or the Day for Thanksgiving Ceremony (如若有人無法在【冬至】前答謝﹐可在【歲末答謝神恩】時或【尾牙】答謝該年當值太歲星君) or before Li Chun Day 或者在【立春】前答謝也可).
So when is the Best timing or Accurate Day to pay respect to Lord Tai Sui?
According to Chinese Custom & Taoist Practice Records, the Best & Accurate Day to pay respect to a the Lord Tai Sui of the New Lunar Year starts on Li Chun Day - which means that, the Initial Starts of the Spring Season (a lot of people may think that the 1st Day of Lunar 1 Month is the start of a New Lunar Year, but actually is not, if we are to go according to the Old Ancient Calendar, Li Chun shall be the actual day of the arrival of Spring Season).
So when is Li Chun Day for Wu Xu Dog Year?
Li Chun Day for Wu Xu Dog Year falls on 19th Day of Lunar 12 Month of Ding You Rooster Year (丁酉鷄年臘月十九日), 04 Feb 2018, after 05:35hr (Rabbit Hour 卯時二刻).
Read more on Li Chun Day 立春相關簡介:
Lighting of Blessing Lanterns on Li Chun Day 立春點平安燈簡介:
So what are the Offerings that needed to prepare?
Usually the Temples that dedicate Altars to Lord Tai Sui will have set of offerings prepared for Devotees, but if you needed to get extra shares, here are the suggested items:
1 - One set of Mandarins (5 quantities 大吉)
2 - One set of Chinese Tea Leaves & Traditional Cookies (Jian He 餞盒)
3 - One set of Lord Tai Sui Incense-paper (optional 太歲金)
4 - One set of Lord Tai Sui Robe (in Blue Color 藍色太歲袍)
5 - One set of Lord Tai Sui Talisman (optional, beware that, only choose the Taoism one, not those mix with other Religions Wordings/Charms on it 正統道教太歲符)
6 - One set of Incense (not to short, medium length will be best - more than 48cm 富貴長命香)
7 - An Ang Bao with an amount of S$1.20 or S$12.00 (for Wu Xu Dog Year, there are only 12 Lunar Months)
8 - A Spiritual Petition to report on the name, age, DOB and address of the person who paying respect to Lord Tai Sui (some Temples will prepare for the devotees, if not, can always look for any Taoist Spiritual People for one 安奉太歲疏文)
For more info on the Honouring Offerings, you may wish to the following link for references:
PS: For those who need the Spiritual Petition, please PM or email Jave Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Protection & Blessing Items for Oneself
Recently, many People had approached me for the enquiry of what Items to be bought in-order to do Self-protection for the Conflict-issue against the Lord Tai Sui.
Here are a few items that oneself can get:
1) Wu Di Qian aka The Five Emperors Coin (五帝錢)
Pls refer to link
2) Wooden Pendant (木制墜子)
For example, Wooden Ru Yi Pendant (木如意)
3) Golden Jewelry (金飾)
4) Tai Sui Coin (太歲錢)
5) A Copy of Lord Tai Sui Praise Incantation (太歲寶誥)
Remember, the Tai Sui Incantation must be written by oneself, do not ask anyone to do the copying or writing on behalf of you. This Incantation can be written or copy after 24th Day of Lunar 12 Month.
The Incantation can be found in (太歲寶誥資料):
Copy it on a Red or Yellow Paper with the dimension of 10cm by 10cm.
After complete writing, on the Day of Paying Respect to Lord Tai Sui, bring it along and then before burning off the Paper Offerings, bring out the Mantra and bring it on top of the Urn, go 3 rounds on top of the Incense Fume and then keep it in the Wallet.
Whenever Oneself feels uneasy or frustrated, take it out and recite once, the Issues that you faced will somehow be solved.
Last of All, wish everyone after paying respect to Lord Tai Sui, All necessary blessings will be bestowed to you and your family.