Tai Sui (太岁) is also known as Grand Duke Jupiter who is in charge of people’s fortune and world’s affairs. Tai Sui is the star directly opposite to Jupiter. In feng shui and Taoism, Tai Sui influences the Chinese Zodiac and fortune.
In Taoism, there are 10 Heaven Branches and 12 Earth Branches resulting in a 60 year cycle. Tai Sui takes tun to be in charge for a particular year. Because most of the Tai Sui have military background, they are also well known as military Generals. Therefore, the feature of the Tai sui and the weapon in each of the Generals signify what year it is under that General. For instance, if the Tai Sui is holding a pen in that year, it means that political stirring in that year. On the another hand, if the Tai Sui is holding a sword, it means to work hard and better in that year.
The position of Tai Sui changes annually and it affect Chinese Zodiac too. For example, Tai Sui 2012 is sitting on the position of the Dragon and directly conflict to Dog and side conflict to Sheep and Ox. In feng shui and Taoism, the year is not a good year for those who are against to Tai Sui. Those persons need to carry Tai Sui amulet or Grand Duke Appeaser Amulet in order to appease Tai Sui and get good fortune.