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.


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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