is traditionally viewed by Chinese as a powerful heavenly
force, which, though invisible, sways people’s fortune in
a mysterious way.
Taisui, meaning the
ruler of year, is a presumed celestial body that
orbits the sun at the same speed as but opposite direction
to that of the planet Jupiter, which completes a circle
in a dozen years. The Chinese calendar is in fact based
on Taisui's movement in the sky, with yearly ruler determined
by its zodiac position in that particular year. When
it passes the 亥 (hai) point in 2007, for instance, hai with
zodiac image Pig therefore becomes this year's governing
The ideas of freedom and democracy are by and large recent
human inventions, or fantasies, with the terms being terribly
abused by those who advocate these beliefs more enthusiastically
than anyone else, but did the most to violate other people’s
rights to live as relatively free as themselves and other
nations’ entitlement to govern for themselves. So as what
happens in reality, the Taisui, like most kings and lords
in human society and other societies, does not think much
of our definitions of freedom and democracy, but commands
an exceptional respect. And that is why in Chinese astrology,
it is urged as a matter of vital importance that the locations
where Taisui resides should be avoided when commencing a
new construction work (太岁头上勿动土).
Historically, Chinese regards the universe as a holographic
system, in which the parts
reflect one another and include the whole. Every
terrestrial appearance is a shadowy
expression of the celestial occurrence, and each
earthly incident is echoed back by a heavenly show.
From this regard, Taisui should also have its counterpart
on earth. And believe it or not, it indeed has, which is
what is displayed in the picture.
The Chinese records on terrestrial Taisuis, that are often
described as a piece or block of stone-like meat, can be
tracked back to ancient documents, although the occasions
of sighting of them were extremely rare. But recently, they
have been discovered in many parts in China.
It is said that these ugly-looking creatures relocate their
residence yearly following the Taisui’s orbiting path in
the heaven - in this Pig year, they all call hai spot
their home. And maybe that is one of the major reasons why
the construction works should be avoided in those sites.
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