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.