Lighting in New Year
The Grand Duke Jupiter (Taisui) is also known as the Taisui Star Lord or Lord Sui. There are 60 Star Lords based on the Chinese sexagenary cycle (Tiangan Dizhi). Every Star Lord has a name and a duty to fulfill, they are in charge of the good and bad luck, calamity and happiness of the Chinese zodiac signs.
【Lighting on Line】（Pacify Taisui）
When a Taisui is running his course for a certain zodiac sign, people belonging to that particular zodiac sign or those that clash with the sign, will result in ‘main clash’, ‘slight clash’ and ‘small clash’, also known as ‘Offending Taisui’.
In folk customs, people who are six years apart will be categorized as ‘big clash’ or ‘slight clash’ and those who are three years apart is known as ‘small clash’. For example, in this year of the Monkey, people with the zodiac sign of Monkey will have ‘main clash’ and those who are six years apart and born in the year of the Tiger will have ‘slight clash’. Those who are three years senior or junior, that is the zodiac sign Snake or Pig, will have ‘small clash’.
If one happens to ‘offend Taisui’ this year, in order to prevent enraging the Taisui deity and resulting in misfortune, people can visit the temple to ‘pacify Taisui’, by paying respect to Taisui and avert any possible calamity. One can also light up the Taisui Lamp to enhance one’s luck. At Guandu Temple in Taipei, one can ‘pacify Taisui’ to avoid affecting one’s fortune of the year, as well as ushering good luck and peace.