Date Selection (擇日)

Date Selection: Dates to Avoid in Feng Shui Activation

This article in summary is to capture certains dates to avoid in the aspect of Feng Shui activation. Just adding an angle of analysis, that the mainstream Feng Shui Experts and Academy might have missed out. These dates selection practise is derived from a chapter of Dragon Gate Eight Formations (乾坤國寶).

  • North Sitting :Avoid Wu (戊), Dragon (辰) and Dog (戌) days
  • Westsouth Sitting :Avoid Yi (乙) and Rabbit (卯) days
  • East Sitting :Avoid Geng (庚) and Monkey (申) days
  • Eastsouth Sitting :Avoid Xin (辛) and Rooster (酉) days
  • Westnorth Sitting :Avoid Ren (壬) and Horse (午) days
  • West Sitting :Avoid Ding (丁) and Snake (巳) days
  • Eastnorth Sitting :Avoid Bing (丙) and Tiger (寅) days
  • South :Avoid Ji (己) and Pig (亥) days

P. S. Not going into the long story on how it is derive or raved about it. If believe, just use it…

Date Selection (擇日)

Date Selection: Commencement / Establish Day

The idea behind the 12 Day Officers Method of Date Selection lies in the use of Qi that best matches the activity.

•   Establish 建 (Jiàn)
•   Remove 除 (Chú)
•   Full 滿 (Mǎn)
•   Balance 平 (Pīng)
•   Stable 定 (Dìng)
•   Initiate 執 (Zhǐ)
•   Destruction 破 (Pò)
•   Danger 危 (Wēi)
•   Success 成 (Chéng)
•   Receive 收 (Shōu)
•   Open 開 (Kāi)
•   Close 閉 (Bì)

In ancient china, Establish Day (建日) was the date the Emperor would pray to Heaven and Deities for a good harvest. In modern context, an Establish Day is suitable for getting engaged or marriage proposal, starting a new job or assuming a new role/ position at work, business transactions or dealings, or negotiations.

The Qi for this day also mean Starting-Off or Beginning. It is suitable for seeking medical treatment, commencing a major trip or travel plans, or to commence a new course or start school. It is also a good day for starting construction works (but not to be use for demolition / groundbreaking). Traditonally, Commencement / Establish Day is also generally not a good day to attend funerals or for burial. Especially, inauspicious if one’s year pillar or day pillar is in disharmony or clashed.