Picking a good day to perform an important activity such as a marriage, engagement, job application, business transaction, launch of a new product, signing of a document, travel or moving into a new house not only helps to create potential for success, but it also ensures that the event progresses more smoothly.
The selection of an auspicious date is primarily based on the use of the Chinese Hsia Calendar and the annual Almanac or Tung Shu, which helps us to identify the best days according to the 12 Ruling Officers.
These 12 Ruling Officers (建除十二神) refer to the 12 types of ch’i or energies that prevail in a given day and which are common to everybody for that particular day. However once the dynamics of your Chinese Astrology or Bazi Chart is known, then this information can be used to fine tune the selection of auspicious dates according to your most favorable elements.
- Establish (建) – Suitable for getting engaged/marriage proposal, starting a new job/school term, business transactions, medical treatments. NOT for funerals.
- Remove (除) – Suitable for cleansing activities, ending a relationship, dieting, medical excisions, demolition or repair works. NOT for marriage, adoption, official openings, starting a new job, travel.
- Fulfill (满) – Suitable for bountiful outcomes e.g. official openings, house-warming party, install new equipment. NOT for marriage, legal settlements/lawsuits, starting a new job.
- Balance (平) – Suitable for outcomes that are favorable for both parties (win-win) e.g. marriage, travels, situations where one needs to balance against a more dominating power. NOT for lawsuits.
- Stable (定) – Suitable for activities with lasting effects (long-term) e.g. marriage. NOT for projects to be completed quickly, jobs with no prospects.
- Initiate (执) – Suitable for activities that commence something (new beginnings). NOT for travel and moving house. Not a superior day.
- Destruction (破) – Suitable for destroying something e.g. building demolition.
- Danger (危) – To be generally AVOIDED.
- Success (成) – MOST auspicious, POSITIVE and has a MULTIPLIER effect. Suitable for all activities that require positive outcomes e.g. marriages, move into new house, start construction. NOT for lawsuits.
- Receive (收) – Suitable to attain something/rewards. NOT for medical treatments or visiting the sick.
- Open (开) – Suitable for office opening, house-warming, starting work, marriage, starting a new job/school. NOT for ground breaking.
- Close (闭) – To be AVOIDED for activities of significance.
Date Selection should be considered for the following events:
- Moving into a new home or office
- Opening of new business premises
- Launching a new business or project
- Ground breaking or commencing construction
- Commencement of Renovation
- Signing an important contract
- Surgery or medical procedure
- Wedding or Engagement