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A brief history of Grand General Jiang Wu (姜武)
“Tai sui" of the Wu Xu Earth Dog year was born during the Ming Dynasty in Bao De (保 德州), Shandong. His name was Jiang Wu (姜武).
Jiang Wu passed his imperial examination and became a royal graduate in military affairs in 1622 and was assigned to an imperial court official.
In the early years of Emperor Chong Zhen (崇祯), the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty from 1627-1644, he was promoted to build the city of Xing Shan. Later, he moved to Tong Zhou (通州), as deputy commander-in-chief and kept the royal tombs.
In 1642, he followed Commander-in-Chief Yang Wen Yue to save the vigilant army. After most of the other armies of the other camps left, Jiang Wu stayed and fought vigorously against the enemies and killed hundreds of them.
Totally exhausted, Jiang Wu was killed in the middle of the battle against the enemies. He was honored at his death.
In 2018 year of the Wu Xu Earth Dog, the people who are in conflict with the Tai Sui (太岁, Grand Duke Jupiter or God of the year) are the people who were born in the year of the Dog, the Dragon, the Rooster, the Ox and the Goat. These are Fan Tai Sui (in confrontation with Tai Sui). Not everyone is in the same boat and the meaning of conflict with Tai Sui brings different things.
What is Fan Tai Sui 犯 太岁?
Generally, a Fan Tai Sui year (in conflict with Tai Sui) means setbacks, such as instability in career and finances, obstacles or problems in marriage, health issues, and even disasters. . If you are in conflict with the Tai Sui, you should be extremely careful during the year, during which time you will be subject to arguments and conflict, and defeated by failures. Businessmen can suffer financial losses, spend more and get fewer returns in a Fan Tai Sui year. The quarrels are more important with your partner or you meet a third person. In addition, you are easily cheated and betrayed, and suffer from financial losses or complaints caused by misbehavior, so you should be extremely careful.
The Dogs (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006) is offending Tai Sui, Zhi Tai Sui (值 太岁) or Ben Ming Nian (本命 年)
This means constant choices to make, changes and significant impacts. This also indicates that there is a blockage during the year, from the hustle and bustle, the health can easily cause problems avoid the fights, so made rather low profile, but the development of things in the end will have an auspicious outcome.
The Oxen (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) suffer the punishment of Tai Sui (刑 太岁)
They can expect damages, mistakes, criminal punishment, destruction. They must be careful with lawsuits, bad guys, fines. Professional losses for them or their families, and health problems.
The Dragons (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012) are in conflict with the Tai Sui (冲 太岁)
It means movement, long journeys, changes, obstacles and false alerts. Trends for the year: moving, job change (possibly several times), career change, they must pay attention and not ruined everything, there could have a grudge against others …
The Goats: (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003) destruction of Tai Sui (破 太岁)
Which means an unpleasant character, financial losses, divorce. The goat is broken, destroyed. In other words, sudden destruction, ruin or financial damage, friendships destroyed, no help, as for the health: harmful behavior that weakens the body and brings disease.
The Roosters (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005) hurt the Tai Sui (害 太岁)
Which means injury, damage, jealousy, intimidation, and perplexity. They are vulnerable to frauds, betrayals of friends, financial losses and help, complaints and so on.