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32-Yi Wei Tai Sui Yang Xian Da Jiang-Jun

 

 Two images of Yi-Wei Tai-Sui Yang Xian Da Jiang-Jun

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Tai-Sui Yang-Xian’s “spirit name” amulet

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The 60 year Stem-and-Branch Cycle (and indeed, every cycle of time) is governed by a series of 60 star-deities with the title “Tai Sui,” roughly meaning “Great Year.” Each is a “Great General” by military title, and carries the honorific nobility title “Grand Duke.”

The Tai-Sui “star” is a virtual position that moves through the heavens in the opposite direction as Jupiter (which the Chinese call Mu Xing, meaning “Wood Star”). This year, Tai Sui is calculated to be in the region of the zodiac associated with the Branch “Wei”, and that is what makes this the Year of the Sheep.

As Mu Xing rules remembrance of the past and dedication to the future, Tai Sui rules the state of the present, with all its complexities, opportunities, and dangers. On the ninth day of the New Year, he is appealed to, asking him to be merciful in his judgements and generous in his blessings. Any offering is appropriate, as long as it is made with humility, calm intention, and clear thought. It’s also thought to be perfectly suitable to make any request you may be aiming for in the year, though the traditional warning is equally suitable: “Be careful what you ask for….”

This practice is regarded as most important for those who may inadvertently make offense to the Grand Duke. Those born in the Year of the Sheep are this year at particular risk of doing so.  Those born in the Years of Ox, Rat, Dragon, and Dog are also in an awkward position this year, and could clearly benefit from Tai-Sui’s good graces.  For those who want to take the practice that seriously, making offering to Tai-Sui on every Sheep Day through the year is regarded as highly appropriate as well. This would be particularly important for those born in the Year of the Sheep.  After the first offering has been made, displaying his image or amulet is regarded as helpful, and serves to keep your attention clear and your spirit calm, and to keep your responsibilities in proper focus.

Each of the 60 Tai-Sui deities is an example of the Daoist image of spiritual transformation, which is to say:  an actual human being who has been recognized for their true-heartedness, valor, or spiritual dedication, and who has therefore been raised to a celestial status after death. Yang Xian (杨仙), for instance, lived in the Song Dynasty, and was renowned as a traveling hermit, who loved traversing mountainous country, and cavorting will all sorts of wild animals including leopards and tigers. He regarded the concerns of the materialistic world as completely superficial, and embodied the perfect image of a Mountain Immortal, passing through the world without attachment, rancor, or fear. His unclouded vision gave him the ability to predict future events with undeniable accuracy, and his speech was invariably crisply phrased and exactly to the point.  At the end of his time in human form, he announced—during a wine-drinking session with his host—his will to depart the world, and he left his body without pain or suffering the following night. An official arriving shortly after his burial opened his grave to examine his remains, and found the grave empty.

The traditional image of Yang Xian shows him seated on the Tai-Sui Throne in his imperial military court dress, holding up a double-edged sword in his right hand (symbolizing clear vision, proper discrimination, and authoritative judgement), and holding his left hand palm-upwards in a meditation position, either in front of the Dan Tian just below the waist, or just below the Heart in front of the chest.

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Wood Sheep Oracle_4

Yǐ Wèi Nián 

Mù Yáng Qí

Red Sheephead Glyph Trigrams

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!  

“Happy Prosperous New Year!”

Boy Arriving with a Kite and a Fish

SPRING ARRIVES!  MAY BLESSINGS DESCEND!

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If you’re in the Santa Cruz area, i’m hoping you can join us for the Year of the Wood Sheep Preview on Saturday evening, February 7th, from 6 to 8 at Sanford’s Martial Arts, 4626 Soquel Dr., Soquel Village. I’ll be covering the ups and downs to expect for those born under each of the Twelve Animals. There will be plenty of time for questions, and special information on “lucky days” and on those dates when doing less will produce more. Bring your friends, particularly the ones you want to understand better. If you don’t know your Animal, don’t worry: we’ll look it up for you!

There’s the outside possibility that the talk will be recorded to make it available to those who can’t attend, but if you can make in person then you for sure won’t miss out!

Cost is $25 at the door (cash or check.)  

You don’t need to register, but if you have special questions or requests, give us a call:

Sanford’s Martial Arts  (831) 475-9676

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I’m very happy to report that Ming Li Tong Shu is now live and available.  We are confident that with this new formatting on the new server host there will be no further interruption to your service.  I will continue posting the Daily Pages through the first week of November here on Tong Shu Talk, and the earlier postings back to February will remain in the archives as well.

To check out the new launch, please log into tongshu.com and complete the registration process.  The re-launch includes the opportunity to look each day at the Daily Page, without even signing in.  It’s a great way to show the site to friends and associates you think might find the site useful.

All previous subscriber accounts were lost when the old site was hacked, so if you wish to continue your subscription you will be creating a new account.  The subscription process for the new site is simple.  Payment is $5.97 per month by credit card.  You can cancel your subscription anytime.

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For information about the daily Lunar Lodge and Solar Index, check out my Fate Pattern Astrology site:

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For information about the daily Lunar Lodge and Solar Index, check out my Fate Pattern Astrology site:

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For information about the daily Lunar Lodge and Solar Index, check out my Fate Pattern Astrology site:

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For information about the daily Lunar Lodge and Solar Index, check out my Fate Pattern Astrology site:

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I’m very happy to report that Ming Li Tong Shu is now live and available.  We are confident that with this new formatting on the new server host there will be no further interruption to your service.  I will continue posting the Daily Pages through the first week of November here on Tong Shu Talk, and the earlier postings back to February will remain in the archives as well.

To check out the new launch, please log into tongshu.com and complete the registration process.  All previous subscriber accounts were lost when the old site was hacked, so if you wish to continue your subscription you will be creating a new account.  The subscription process for the new site is simple.  Payment is $5.97 per month by credit card.  You can cancel your subscription anytime.


Recreating your Subscription Account:

If you were subscribed to the old site when it was hacked, you will need to create a new account to use the re-launched site.  Your old ID is longer functional.

1.)  Subscribe to the new site.  This will require an active email address for your new sign-in identity, and payment through a credit card of $5.97 for the initial month. This initial payment is required by Stripe, our new hosting/payment processing company.

2.)  Reply to the technical team (via their email address:  “TongShu Admin” <tongshuonline@gmail.com ) with your new account email address and the words “Extend my free trial period” in the subject line.

3.)  Once verified, your second payment date will be shifted past the default 30 days to the appropriate date in the future.

You will receive an email from them with this new date, when your credit card will begin to be automatically charged monthly.  After this second charge at that date, you will be charged every month unless you cancel your subscription.  (Cancellation is available through the “Options” button at the top-right of each Daily Page once you have signed into Ming Li Tong Shu Online.)

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I hope you’ll notice that the new format includes the option of looking at the current Daily Page and Acupuncture Hours Page (without signing in) by clicking on the “Look at TODAY” button.  In addition, from that page you can navigate backwards for a full week, as long as you have created a Free Account and sign in with it.  If you want to introduce the site to your friends and colleagues, this is an excellent feature to point them to.

Similar to subscribing, creating a Free Account will require:

  • An active email address;
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For security, you’ll also be asked to select a question/answer from the drop-down menu, and to create a password.  I always advise subscribers to write down their password in a couple of places for later reference if needed (though not in an obvious place on your computer.)  If you do forget your password, however, the question/answer option will allow you to re-set it through the email address you’ve submitted.


We appreciate your business.  Please share this site with friends and clients who may also benefit from the information on Ming Li Tong Shu Online.  Of course, if you have questions about the new log-in procedure, or about the use of the Tong Shu at large, please let me know by email to thefenwickacademy@inbox.com.

Thank you again for your patience and encouragement while we’ve gone through the rather arduous task of rewriting code and redesigning the interface for our new hosting circumstance.  I owe a debt of gratitude I’m not sure I can ever repay to the technical team at Great Applications who have spent many month working towards the relaunch, and I hope you’ll share my deep sense of heart-felt appreciation.

___Robert

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