Lord of Sun Uprising the Court for Year 2018
According to Taoist Contexts and Chinese Culture Records, on the 1st Day of Lunar 2 Month (農曆二月初一日) is considered as the Court Rising Day for Lord of Sun aka Tai Yang Di Jun (太陽帝君).
Some Contexts recorded as 3 Years once, but some said, Once in every Year.
During the Court Rising Day, Lord of Sun will be put in-charge of doing Planning & Announcing of the Movements of All different Stars for the Particular Years (注當年星辰運行之象) and also, to fix the “Brightness” of each Star that link to a Living Being (定全年元辰光明之氣), which later being used in Prediction Skills that Geomancy or Luck-telling Masters practiced.
Besides that, this is also a Day to gain the necessary Blessing of Brightness from Lord of Sun to eliminate the “Darkness (除晦)”, “Dampness (去霉)” and “Negative (解厄)” from One’s Surrounding.
In the Past, Taoists & Chinese would Face South during the Horse Hour (午時), which is equivalent to 11.00Am till 1.00Pm in now’s timing, to pay respect to Lord of Sun or to so-called Usher him into the Mortal Realm. During the Honouring, do remember to Recite the Bao Gao aka Praise Incantation of Lord Tai Yang (太陽星君寶誥) – as followed:
Tai Yang Xing Jun Bao Gao (Praise Incantation)
Zhi Xin Gui Ming Li
Da Luo Tian Shang, Zhu Jing Gong Zhong
Zun Ju Shi Ben Ji Zhi Gao
Ti Qian Chu Zhi
Wei Zheng San Cai Zhi Shang
Yu De Xing Quan, Han Su Shu Yan
Ping Liu Qi Er Xian Ning
Wan Guo Dan Ming Xiao Hui
Jia Liu Long Er Tong Zhi Shi Hua
Si Shan Er Yu Duo Zhi Bing
Zhao Ling He Yi Ding Gong Guo
Zhao Wei Zhi Quan, Gan Ying Zhao Zhang
HaoLing Lei Ting, Xu Chu Xie Zhong
Da Bei Da Yuan, Da Sheng Da Ci
Ri Gong Tai Yang Yu Yi Di Jun
Wei Guang Bu De
Ci Hui Zhu Ri Tian Zun
To honour Lord of Sun is quite simple, Oneself just needed to prepare 3 sticks of Long Incenses (三柱長壽香), 3 cups of Chinese Tea (三杯清茶), 3 Candles (三盞全天斗燭 - best for 24 Hours) and a set of Gold Paper (一疊三寶金/壽金) will do.
After the Honouring, just placed the 3 Candles on an Altar or at a High-level Spot and then, burnt off the Paper Offerings.