Date Selection – Tong Shu

Chinese new year is just around the corner and for 2014 it falls on January 30th. To chinese people regardless of nationality, this is a very important celebration and it is always celebrated in grandeur regardless if you are poor or rich. In the old days the folks will stop working for 15 days full till the 15th day of the Lunar Calendar but nowadays they do not rest that long anymore. So after the long break, chinese people put a lot of emphasis in selecting a good dates to commence work for the new year to bring in auspicious energy to their homes or businesses so that things will be smooth throughout the year.

TongShu

Commoners will rely on the Tong Shu to select a good date. Sample of the traditional Chinese Tong Shu is on the left.

Date Selection has been taught by many schools to be a prerequisite to getting good results in feng shui. I do not disagree to this but the question one should ask is which method is the proper method? Which method that traditional lineage masters use! Which is the Real system?

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Selecting Good Dates

In Feng Shui, many a times the best way for a house to have good Feng shui is to tap the best energy or Qi. However, most of the time, when we buy a house or property, we will never be having the best formation and hence some corrections are usually needed to achieve better Feng Shui.

This is the reason also why the best time to engage Feng Shui consultant is before buying a house or as second choice would be before the move in.

After you have decided to when to move in or start a renovation, a good date is required and to be selected by a qualified Feng Shui Consultant or Master. I cannot stress the importance of selecting a good date simply because it makes a huge difference.

Just today itself, as we were erecting a new door for a client, the date was selected 2 months ago and really there are many good things that I cannot explain and perhaps you may want to reduce it to as ‘just coincidence’. Here is how it went…

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