Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China and in order to distinguish it from January First New Year, it is called lunar new year. This date depends on the Moon, so the date of Lunar New Year actually changes each year, but it will always fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th. A new moon happens when the earth lines up with the sun, making it appear pretty much invisible from your viewpoint and since the new moon is happening today on February 1, 2022, that makes today the start of Chinese New Year. Each lunar year is related to a zodiac animal, beginning at Chinese New Year. The 12 zodiac animals recur on a 12-year cycle. These 12 animal signs in the order are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. The origins of the Chinese New Year are steeped in legend. One legend is that thousands of years ago a monster named Nian (“Year”) would attack villagers at the beginning of each new year. The monster was afraid of loud noises, bright lights, and the color red, so those things were used to chase the beast away.
Chinese creation myths predate Buddhism and Taoism, and originated as oral traditions that were passed down over time. The tiger was chosen to replace the lion on the Chinese zodiac when the Jade Emperor (a supreme immortal who developed the calendar) felt that the lion was too ferocious and cruel to guard the front of the Heavenly Palace. When the wild beasts took control of the earth and started to attack humans, the supreme god sent the tiger down to protect the humans. The tiger requested that every battle he wins, that he should be rewarded, which was accepted by the supreme god. The tiger was trained in martial arts and it challenged the lion and the bear to become the Master Cat and the king of the forest. When the other evil beasts heard this, they all hid in a forest and they were never seen again. The humans thanked the tiger for defeating all of the beasts.
The Tai Sui concept is based on Jupiter’s 12-year orbital cycle which determines the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. The star that opposes Jupiter during each lunar year is personified as a heavenly general, cycle god, Grand Duke of Jupiter or Tai Sui. There are 60 Tai Suis which are derived by combining the 12 signs with the five Chinese elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood. 2022 is a year of the Water Tiger, starting today, and ending on January 21st, 2023. The tiger will reign in order for an entire year, as this cycle was mapped out according to the rotation of Jupiter, which circles the sun once every 12 years. Each year different zodiac signs will offend the Fan Tai Sui, so for this Chinese New Year, anyone born in the year of the Tiger, Snake, Monkey, or Pig will need to watch out. If you are one of these signs, you may not do well at work, or you could have a bad relationship, or suffer from poor physical condition, because the Fan Tai Sui the scary bogeyman of Chinese astrology, got mad at your animal sign. Since each year’s God of Tai Sui represents a specific direction, it is considered inauspicious to “disturb” anything in that direction, and for 2022, this direction is the northeast. It would be best not to face the northeast this year, or sleep with your head in that direction.
The Tai Sui has always been misunderstood as most people consider him to be a punisher giving people problems such as mishaps or other disastrous consequences. In fact, the Tai Sui is the divine deity that takes charge of the world’s general affairs for the particular year. He is sent from heaven to look after mishaps and disastrous happenings and provide protection. He is kind of like Santa Claus seeing who has been bad or good, so your happiness, health, luck and misfortune are all under the care of the Tai Sui. This should serve as a reminder to avoid misdeeds, to take good care of your health and try to become involved in more benevolent activities, so you don’t piss him off, as he will note whether you have been good or bad. The Tai Sui of 2022 is represented by General He E. General He E presiding over the energies of 2022 suggests that this year the world will have good leaders who care for the people. There will be money to be made and there is good hope for the recovery of economies ravaged by the past year’s pandemic.
The astrological prediction system of the 9 flying stars used in Feng Shui differs somewhat from Chinese astrology, although it also uses the 5 elements of Wu Xing, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Flying stars can be timely or untimely. These Flying Stars are associated with a color and a number those being Purple 9, White 8, Red 7, White 6, Yellow 5, Green 4, Green 3, Black 2, and White 1. The nature of flying star depends on which period is to be referred and which star is being activated. The Five Yellow is the energy of the yearly Flying star 5 (Wu Wang). This star brings misfortune, illness, accidents, loss, and all kinds of troubles. It can bring severe illness, financial loss, and multiple obstacles to success. It also causes hostility and conflict of all kinds. In 2022, this affliction is of even greater concern because it flies into the Center sector of the Lo Shu Square, making it the dominant star of the year. Thus, it impacts everyone, every household, office, and retail space, in every part of the world! Being an Earth star in an Earth sector strengthens it further and suggests that if one gets hit by its bad luck, the consequences can be serious. All humans live between Heaven and the Earth, so we should fit into the universe by following the laws of Nature, but if bad luck is coming for us, we should get our wang dang doodle on before it catches up to us.