Almanac May 2006
© Michael Hanna 2006
A Chinese almanac (Chinese calendar) or `Tong Shu’ ‘Tung Sing’ is based on the lunar cycle, providing a guideline that either promotes or advises against certain tasks being undertaken on certain days depending on the combination of the Heavenly Stem and the Earthly Branch. Virtually every home in Asia will have one of these and refer to it daily, it tells you when to do and not to do certain jobs or events.
Let’s take 1962 is the year of Yang Water Tiger (yang wood). The person’s year elements are yang water and yang wood. You can follow the table below to find out the earthly branch of your birth year.
The stem and branches express each other in a 60-year cycle in terms of the five elements in their yin and yang states.
Use the Almanac below daily to help you in selecting the most auspicious days and times for activities and events such as renovations, travelling, opening a business and even a good day for mending your tools. As for choosing a favourable date for wedding, it is advisable to consult a Ba Zi professional because it is the earthly branches of the year and the day of the chosen year and of the individual that are taken into consideration.
In former times, once the many characteristics of a building site had been considered, auspicious dates had to be chosen carefully for the actual building tasks in order to ensure harmony.
An example would be if you were planning to open a new business this month May 2006 you would choose 12th, 14th, 24th, etc. Or if you were travelling, you would pick 11th, 20th, 23rd etc and avoid the days of 9th, 10th, 15th etc. The Almanac is taken very seriously and used daily by all the staff of the Feng Shui Store and especially Michael when he consults, teaches and travels.
Check back each month for updates, as it is very rare to have a good authentic English translation of the Almanac.
Now say that the day is an auspicious one for you and you want to start a new business, you would choose the good days to open a business from this almanac, you may want the door opening ceremony conducted or sign contract on the hours that are compatible to you. If for example you are a dog, the most compatible hours from the chart below would be (5am – 7am), (11am – 1pm) and (7pm – 9pm). Now, even if it is not a good day, at least try to use the good hours for important things. Below is a table that offers the corresponding compatibility of the twelve earthly branches. If you do not know your Chinese animal use the chart below.
Are you prepared for 2006?
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