In Chinese Methodology of Date Selection, a date is selected for an important activity based on the prevailing energy of the chosen day. If you are embarking on an important task or endeavour, you should consult the Chinese Tong Shu or Chinese Almanac.

The Chinese Almanac has its beginning more than 2000 years BC and its current version is believed to date back to the Qing dynasty. It contains a plethora of things that relates to human existence on earth. Primarily, you can find various metaphysical materials such as Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui, Divination, Palmistry, Numerology and the like inside the book. But at the cores of the Chinese Almanac is a calendar that gives an outlook for the coming year and the auspicious and inauspicious dates to consider when you plan ahead.

In this day and age, the Chinese people still chooses a good date to carry out important activities. In Chinese Date Selection, a day or for that matter hour, can be selected to suit the activity in mind so that what you wish for is likely to come true. It is believed that if you have an important activity, you should do it when there is positive energy in the day and/or hour. An important activity that is carried out on a day and/or hour that is filled with positive energy can support what you set out to do.

Likewise, an important activity that is undertaken when the day is filled with negative energy can hamper your effort. The key is to select the day and/or hour with positive energy which synchronise with the type of activity you want to do for higher chance of success.

What are considered as important activities? Typically, the Chinese will choose a date (and hour) for business opening, product launches, renovations, house moving, marriage and even burial.

There are a number of date selection techniques. The ones that come to mind are 12 Day Officer, Xuan Gong Da Gua and the Grandmaster Dong’s Superior Days.

The 12 Day Officer employs a system that differentiates between auspicious and inauspicious dates which can be tag to the Gregorian calendar. The Xuan Gong Da Gua works with the person’s year of birth and harmonises its Da Gua element with the day in question based on He Tu Combination, Combination of 10 or Five Element combinations. The Grandmaster Dong’s Superior Days has its own system of date selection that emphasises on superior days.

In addition, most Chinese Astrologer will also look into a person’s birth chart known as Ba Zi to pre-empt any Personal Clash Days when selecting a good date. Typically, there are highly inauspicious dates to avoid regardless of the technique used such as Month Breaker, Year Breaker and Personal Year Breaker. Other inauspicious days that should be best avoided if possible are Master Killing Days, Four Extinct and Departure days and No Wealth or Impoverish Days.

The Chinese recommends selecting good dates for important events in our lives as we may never know how an event can set a chain reaction that lead to a certain future. Whether the future will turn out to be good or bad may just depend on the type of activity and the day we choose to do it.

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Author's Bio: 

I am a freelance consultant in Chinese Metaphysics. I offer readings of a person's Birth Chart based on the Four Pillars of Destiny (Ba Zi) and Feng Shui tips.

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