Moving into a new house can be both a joy and a headache due to the incredible number of things that you must do and keep track of. But Date Selection should not be one of them because it sets the tone of the inherent energies that will affect the luck of the people staying inside positively or negatively.
Date Selection is an old ancient practice that began (perhaps even before) in the Han Dynasty (206BC to 220AD) with many historical texts containing references to the use of date selection in military warfare and state matters.
Date Selection, to sum it up, is about going with the flow with the Universe and the Cosmos, the cyclical concept of time and energy. The concept is easy to understand – the objective of date selection is to carry out an activity at a point in time when the Universe’s energies are supportive of, or are optimized for that event. Application of date selection also helps with getting things done more efficiently and effectively! When you move into a new property, you are also carrying that day’s energy (hopefully it is personally auspicious) into your new home or office to settle and remain. And because you are more than likely going to spend long periods of time in either one, it is all the more important to make sure that the energy inside is a totally supportive and harmonious one.
So to help you bring general good fortune and harmony into your new premises, these are the auspicious dates for moving into a new home or office, for the year 2015:
January – 1, 8, 14, 21
February – 2, 4, 5, 11, 20, 23, 24, 28
March – 1, 3, 12, 18, 20, 24, 27, 29
April – 1, 8, 11, 20
May – 2, 9, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24, 29
June – 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 25
July – 3, 7, 22, 27
August – 1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 19, 21, 24,
September – 3, 14, 16, 26, 28
October – 1, 2, 11, 13, 23,
November – 1, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 20, 24, 29
December – 4, 10, 22
* Note that these dates are GENERAL AND GENERIC in nature (read: good enough, if you are not too particular)– and are not yet fine-tuned to suit your birth chart and does not yet include the fine-tuning of auspicious hours. Also, what is important, is NOT when your furniture (with the exception of the bed if you are a newly married couple) goes in. The key focus is on the very FIRST night you spend in your new home.
As you and your family will be spending at least some years in the house, even if it is a rented one, it is very important that a very auspicious date and hour be chosen according to the birth dates and birth times of all the family members staying there. This is to ensure that the energies you bring into the house on the first day is very lucky and harmonious for everyone as this will help determine the overall luck and harmony within the house. In my experience doing date selection consultations, choosing a wrong day and a wrong time can cause extreme unhappiness within the family with lots of quarrels and bickering, just weeks after moving into the new house. There are even cases where some family members are choosing to stay late outside of the house or finding excuses to get out of the house again after just coming back.
So please consider choosing a properly selected date and time for the total harmony, overall happiness and peace of mind for yourself and everyone in the family.
By the way just so you know, a proper move-in date is divided into 2 categories: 入宅 and 移徙. The first refers to moving into a totally new house while the second refers to moving into a previously occupied house (eg. resale or rented flat). The problem is, what is good for one might not be the best for another. What you see above does not differentiate between the two, just like the dates found in every magazine, most books or the internet.
The most important date and time is when you and everyone else start staying in the new house together inside the first day (at least till the next morning). Moving of items from the old home or anywhere else does not constitute moving as they does not affect the energies of the new house to any appreciable effect. You can move your furniture or any household items anytime it is convenient for you.
If you really want to know what is the ideal day and time that is both harmonious and lucky for the whole family in any given month or range of months,the fee is only $88 SGD. You will receive 3 sets of personally auspicious dates and times, in order of auspiciousness, so you can shift at your most convenient and plan which is the best day to move. (If for whatever reason the original dates are not usable, another 3 sets of auspicious dates and times will be provided at no charge). Further instructions for greater prosperity will also be provided to you for the actual move-in day. Kindly email info(at)tenki.sg for more details if you have any questions. Thank you.
Now for the not-so-fun part…
All the auspicious dates above are provided as a free service and it is fine if you want to check whether the date (singular) you already picked to move is auspicious or not but please refrain from asking me what is the best or most ideal move-in date or what are the good dates in 2015, etc. Also, kindly avoid fishing for dates with multiply choices (I will just pick a date from the list above if I’m feeling charitable) or multiple posts or wait until the last minute to ask for the best move-in date. All of these posts will end up in the trash unanswered and I have deleted many.
Of the most important events in one’s life, getting married to someone you love is undoubtedly one of them.
The right timing, for a long term commitment like marriage, is very critical to ensure that the date and hour chosen are compatible to the birth dates of BOTH the bride and the groom. This is to make sure that on this important day the energies surrounding the happy couple are at the most auspicious and harmonious for them personally and will follow them throughout as they begin their new life together as husband and wife bringing them happiness, harmony and good fortune!
These are the auspicious dates for weddings in the year 2015 – please note the emphasis is on the Registry Of Marriage date (or the date you sign the wedding papers).
Note also that these dates are GENERAL AND GENERIC in nature (read: good enough, if you are not too particular)– and are not yet fine tuned to suit your birth chart and does not yet include the fine-tuning of auspicious hours.
January – 1, 4, 9, 14, 21
February – 2, 5, 11, 20, 23, 24
March – 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 20, 27, 29
April – 6, 11, 27, 30
May – 2, 9, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24, 29
Jun – 2, 3, 9, 15, 19, 24, 27
July – 1, 3, 6, 7, 18, 27
August – 1, 9, 10, 19, 21, 24
September – 2, 3, 5, 14, 16, 26
October – 1, 18, 27, 30
November – 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 20, 24, 29
December – 10, 18, 22, 30
All the auspicious dates above are provided free but if you want the most ideal and auspicious wedding date chosen according to you and your partner’s birth date, it will naturally require fine-tuning work. Kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our fees and services as we also provide Carefully Chosen Date and Time Selection for marriages as well as other important occasions. Kindly note that we use multiple modalities to help ensure that the dates selected are very auspicious for this lovely occasion!
By the way just so you know, a proper wedding date is divided into 2 categories: 嫁娶 and 纳采. The first refers to the actual marriage proper (engagement is also included here) while the second refers to a more traditional wedding ceremony where the is the delivery and receipt of dowry. What you see above does not differentiate between the two, just like the dates found in every magazine, most books or the internet.
If you seriously want to know what is the most ideal wedding date for you in any given year,please choose from either one of the two wedding date selection packages available, located at the upper right corner of this page. You will receive 3 sets of personally auspicious dates and times, in order of auspiciousness, so you can plan your wedding reception at your convenience or decide which is the best day to book your church or hotel. (If within 14 days of delivery the original dates are not usable, for whatever reason, another 3 sets of auspicious dates and times will be provided at no charge). Thank you.
Now for the not-so-fun part…
It is fine if you want to check whether the date (singular) you already picked to get married in is auspicious or not but please refrain from asking me what is the best or most ideal date to get married or what are the good dates in 2015, etc. (unless you are really serious in wanting to know as that will involve a consultantion fee) Also, kindly avoid fishing for dates with multiply choices or posts (I will just pick a date from the list above if I’m feeling charitable) or wait until the last week of the month and then asking me for the ideal wedding date in that month. All of these posts will end up in the trash unanswered and I have deleted many.
These are the 5 most common methods of countering and avoiding negative or bad feng shui of a property or location, regardless of what school or lineage a feng shui practitioner hails from.
遮 (zhe) – To cover. This is the easiest method when you use something to literally cover the offending object. Eg. hanging a piece of cloth over a mirror that is directly facing the bed. Typically used to correct indoors issues.
挡 (dang) – To block. Similar to 遮 (cover), something is put in-between the offending object and you to ‘block-off’ the negative feng shui caused by the said object. Eg. installing heavy curtains to shield your bedroom windows from the sharp corners created by the roof or walls of a next door building (poison arrows) or reflected sunlight off the opposite office block that’s mostly glass (light sha). Or planting a row of hedges to counter the busy T-junction that’s directly smack in front of your main door. Typically used for problems outdoors.
化 (hua) – To drain. This is mostly used in the ‘application phase’ when a feng shui practitioner manipulates the negative Qi or energies of a property by appropriately converting it or draining it of its potency. Eg. installing a wind chime or metallic objects to help control the effects of an activated 2-black Sickness Star.
斗 (dou) – To counter. A more ‘aggressive’ version of 化 (drain), whereby a feng shui practitioner uses feng shui implements like a bagua mirror with a convex surface to ‘reflect’ the negative Qi back to its source. A favourite method of Taoist feng shui practitioners. Does it work? I don’t know since I am neither Taoist nor I do not practice this method.
避 (bi) – To avoid. What is the most simplest and effective way to counter negative or bad feng shui? By not being there in the first place! No matter how incredibly harmful the feng shui of a place or sector is, if you avoid it physically, it cannot affect you. It could even be something as simple as changing directions by a few degrees. Eg. switching bedrooms, changing the direction of your bed to another wall or even just turning your laptop to the left or right by 15 degrees.
No doubt you most probably would had seen either of these terms while reading books on feng shui or on the internet and most likely you understood they generally meant bad luck. But really how bad is bad? How does a Month Breaker differ from a Year Breaker differ from a Day Breaker (Clash)?
Generally the rule of thumb is the short the time period, the more “potent” and faster the inauspiciousness gets fulfilled. Imagine the inauspiciousness is sunlight and the Breakers as lenses of a magnifying glass. The short the time period, the more focused the light will be. Now imagine the Day Breaker as a tiny pinpoint of focused light. That’s a lot of concentrated energy as compared to a more diffused light of a Year Breaker. Therefore a Year Breaker can be said to be relatively “safer” than a Month Breaker or putting it another way, erring on a Year Breaker day is a lot more preferable than on a Month Breaker day, if you have no other choices and must choose one.
So how exactly do they differ?
When a animal sign of the day in question is in direct conflict with the animal sign represented by the current year (eg. 2014 is represented by the Horse, the conflict animal is the Rat. As mentioned earlier, because of the longer time period, the inauspiciousness is more diffused. This translates into relatively less serious problems that are minor in nature (like sudden obstacles, disruptions or last minute changes) but lasts longer (one whole year to be exact). And if you have Rat anywhere in your birth chart you are said to be also “in conflict” and which area of your life will depend on where the pillar the Rat is located in. For example if it is located in your month pillar of your birth chart, then you will likely have issues at work especially with your boss. If that is the case on such a day you will need to be more mindful than someone who doesn’t have the Horse-Rat conflict in his/her birth chart.
By the way in 2015 the animal is represented by the Goat and the conflict animal will be the Ox.
When a animal sign of the day in question is in direct conflict with the animal sign represented by the month in question (eg. In 2014 Dec 7th – Jan 5th 2015 is represented by the Rat, the conflict animal is the Horse. As mentioned earlier, because of the shorter time period, the inauspiciousness is more amplified. This translates into relatively more serious problems that are comparatively more apparent, disruptive and fast. Again if you also have a Horse anywhere in your birth chart you are said to be “in conflict” too and which area of your life will depend on where the pillar the Horse is located in. In this case things will happen a lot faster and most of it not good.
When a animal sign of the day in question is in direct conflict with the animal sign represented by the current hour (eg. The hours between 3pm to 5pm is represented by the Monkey, the conflict animal is the Tiger. Also mentioned earlier, because of the time period being even shorter, the inauspiciousness is extremely bad and almost immediate. This can translate into very serious problems. An example is opening a jewelery store on a Day Breaker day and at the end of closing discovering a few pieces missing or traveling overseas to a big meeting and discovering you had lost the contract. Likewise if you also have a Tiger anywhere in your birth chart you are said to be “in conflict” too and which area of your life will also depend on where the pillar the Tiger is located in in the birth chart. For example if the conflict was in your day pillar, you may experience trouble and unhappiness with your colleague, spouse or partner.It may even mean, without doing much, your business rival simply stealing a business deal away from under you after all the effort and time you invested in it.
And that’s not all…
Now for even more bad news, there are also SHA (killing) days – Robbery, Calamity and Annual. These are commonly know as the 3 Killings (San Sha) and No Wealth Days where it is not conducive for all and any form of business activities or wealth generating events are avoided. But that’s another topic for another day.
Generally on any of these days people who knew better will avoid starting any kind of major activity like getting married, moving house, signing contracts of any kind, scheduling opening of new business, launching new products, beginning renovations, groundbreaking or construction, performing surgeries.
This year we are continuing to offer the new life analysis method based on the time-tested Bazi study of 60 Jia-Zi.
So what is this 60 Jia-Zi?
In advanced Bazi, the Jia-Zi (a combination of the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch) forms one of the 4 Pillars of a person’s Chinese astrological birth chart and normally the Day Pillar is used. In turn this Day Pillar is perceived as an image to determine multiple things like objects, events, industries, businesses, people, places and even individual characters. And because there are actually 60 of such combinations, it makes a person’s Jia-Zi, which is based on the date of birth, highly personal and individualistic unlike the 12 Astrological Animal Signs or the 12 Zodiac signs commonly used in the west that uses the year of birth to determine outcome.
A personal Jia-Zi is used to assess person’s inner most character and personality and from there establish what the year will bring in various areas of his or her life like career, relationships, health and of course, wealth.
Which brings us back to our new astrological service, Personal 60 Jia-Zi Luck Analysis Report specifically for 2015 (and will be valid up until 3rd Feb 2016). In this informative PDF report you will find what’s in store for you personally in the year of the Wooden Goat in four major areas of concern (Career, Relationship, Health and Wealth) of your life. With its personalized information about yourself, you will be better prepared to manage the ups and downs, surprises and opportunities in these 4 important areas! Plus there will be a monthly breakdown of what to watch out for.
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Although mutual understanding and tolerance is the secret to maintaining a happy marriage and family, the feng shui of a house also cannot be ignored. But sadly most of the time, all you need is just keep to a few “commandments” to avoid living in a house with sub-standard feng shui and wondering why you are plagued with problems and stress. Below are some “rules” for your consideration:
1) House with missing corners or sectors particularly in the southwest or northeast. Will affect the health and future of the father and mother of the house. IF your parents are living with you then they will be affected first then you next if you have children. Always look for houses with a relatively squarish or rectangular floor plan.
2) A house with the main door facing your neighbour’s main door, particularly in close proximity. Even less ideal if your main door is directly facing a window in a straight line within the house itself. The worst scenario is having your window, your main door, your neighbour’s main door AND his window form a straight line. Meaning the wind can travel freely in from one window and out the other unhindered. Qi will have a hard time staying in your house. This may translate into lost of wealth and health for the residents.
3) There is a toilet in the eastern or southeastern sector. Will affect the health and future of the son and daughter, respectively.
4) If the toilet, but more particularly the kitchen, is located in the northwestern sector of the house. Will affect the the health and in turn, the earning capacity of the man of the house. Especially bad if he is the sole bread winner.
5) If the main door is directly facing an incoming road or T-junction that is extremely busy. Will negatively affect the health of the people living inside the house.
6) Houses that are in close proximity to a cemetery, columbarium, any place of worship or mausoleum. Yin energy will be too heavy and will adversely affect the luck and health of the occupants. How close is close? Minimum 10m or 33 ft or closer.
7) Standing in the main door and windows you see corners or sharp edges of external structures or an obstruction like a pillar, especially if you can still see them after taking 3 steps backwards. Will badly affect the health of the specific family member the affected sector represents.
8) A curved busy road with the outer edge of the road facing the house. Will affect the health and wealth of the occupants.
9) A lake, pond, swimming pool or some other big body of water located at the northeast sector of the house (all the way till 2024).
10) If it’s a 2 storey-house, do not have a upstairs toilet located directly over the main door as that will negatively affect the incoming Qi.
11) Avoid having the kitchen located smack in the middle of the house or having the stove located in the center of the kitchen. This will adversely affect the health of the residents.
12) Avoid houses with down-going stairs directly in front of the main door without a large landing before the steps begin.
The list above is by no means exhaustive. It is just some of the basic feng shui guidelines that we should be aware of when plonking down serious, hard-earned money to buy a house. There are too many examples of people moving (upgrading) from a house with good feng shui to one that has problematic feng shui and wondered why they did not do as well as before or why suddenly problems started cropping up left and right. It is always a good idea to engage a proper feng shui master to assess and correct or adjust, if needed, the inherent feng shui of the house for maximum effect and benefits.
Now imagine this: You got into a car and hands your driver a map. “Where to?” asks the driver. “Somewhere fun.” you answered. Chances are, you’ll be driven to somewhere, anywhere other than the place you most wanted to go. That is assuming you know where you wanted to go in the first place. Something similar goes on during a Bazi consult and in my experience there are 3 types of clients: The Skeptic, The Sniper and The Sotong.
First of all The Skeptic. He or she comes to a consult without any purpose other than expecting you to convince him or her that Bazi is “real”. Personally I feel that this is fine if they kept an open mind but more often than not they have already made up their mind about the subject but that is a whole other subject for another day. But we do have quite a few “converts”, though.
And there is The Sniper. This is my favourite kind of client. They know what they want and ask accordingly. “Should I go into a partnership in the import/export business in such-and-such-a-place?” “What should I be paying attention to if I wanted to switch careers this year?” Their questions are specific and clear. For some reason, often these questions tend to come from business owners, CEOs and high achievers.
Then there is The Sotong and the purpose of this article. For those of you who don’t know, Sotong is a Malay word for squid and it has also another meaning which means “clueless”. (Oh, before you flood my mailbox with hate mail, I meant that in an endearing way.)
Tell me if these sound familiar:
Q “Will I be rich?”
Q “When will I be rich?”
A “After 35.”
Q “Will I get married?”
Q “Will I die?” [Don’t laugh. This actually happened.] [Found out later that the client had a small operation scheduled.]
A “Yes.” [All the while keeping a straight face.]
Now what is the problem (for want of a better word) with the above questions? Ok, let me put it another way, how helpful are those questions to you if you are the client? Not very, right? Yet those are the typical kind of questions clients ask during a consult. Not that it makes any difference to me since I’m already paid for my time BUT the consult should make a difference in the client’s life and move it forward for the money and time spent! If not, why even bother booking a consult in the first place? As such, it would be advantageous if one would spend a little time and think about the questions when answered will move that goal or plan along BEFORE sitting down with one’s Bazi consultant. Because at the end of the day we are not deities and we also cannot read minds. We can only tell you what is revealed in your chart. Questions like “Tell me about my life.” or “Why am I so unlucky?” are too general and open-ended. There is no purpose. No options. No value. No destination.
Like I said, I can be paid to entertain you with pointless facts from your birth chart for an hour or two; or I can help you steer your life towards your goals and aspirations using the shortest route available. Your choice.
Tomorrow marks the 15th day Fulll Moon of the 7th Lunar month and is the start of the Mid-Year Festival (中元节zhōng yuán jié) otherwise also more commonly known as the Chinese Ghost Month. Traditionally the sufferings of ancestors are appeased by making offerings of food and incense at the ancestral shrine or home altar.
According to Taoism, Shan-Yuan (first period of the year) Festival is on the 15th lunar day of the first lunar month, which is the Lantern Festival. Chung-Yuan (middle period of the year) Festival is on the 15th lunar day of the 7th lunar month. Xia-Yuan (last period of the year) Festival is on the 15th lunar day of the 10th lunar month. The 7th lunar day of the 7th lunar month also happens to be the Chinese Valentine Day. There are many inauspicious taboos in the 7th lunar month. Most Chinese will avoid getting married in the Ghost Month.
Some common taboos during the Chinese Ghost Month.
Don’t purchase new home
Don’t move into new house
Don’t hang clothes outside during the night
Don’t open an umbrella indoors
Don’t swim during the night
Don’t camp outdoors during the night
Don’t use the mirror at midnight
Don’t whistle on the quiet street at night
Don’t pick up coins or unique items off the street
Don’t peel apple and light up white candle in the front of mirror
Don’t do surgery of any kind
Don’t insert chopsticks into the rice in a bowl.
– from http://chinesenewyearday.com
Now whether you subscribe to the above is up to personal beliefs, especially if one is neither a practicing Taoist nor of Chinese descent. But my advice is to respect the unknown. Stranger things had happened.