I’m sorry -with so many exciting things going on I neglected to write last week about Hungry Ghost Month and it is already upon us. This year, the Hungry Ghost period started July 27 and ends August 24, 2014, in the 7th month of the Lunar calendar. The actual day falls on the 10th of August 2014.
I know you all understand what happens in this period, right? During this time it is said that the yin overpowers the yang – meaning that when yin chi dominates the house it begins to attract ghosts and wandering spirits who love yin chi. If your house is too dark or heaven forbid, if it is built over a gravesite then wandering ghosts will find it very attractive. Remember, hungry ghosts have been temporarily released from the hell realms to roam anywhere this month.
So please be extra vigilant this month, okay? And to appease any such visitors, light plenty of joss sticks, offer prayer and the rituals for prosperity for dead relatives to enjoy like paper money, houses, etc. This brings them relief and some material comfort when they have to return to the hell realms.
One more very important thing to remember: hungry ghosts can cause harm to you if your chi energy is low or depleted. To counter this, you must wear amulets and ensure that there is an excess of yang energy. Wear lots of bright colours and play music (which is why you find many Chinese temples putting on feasts and opera shows at this time).
Finally, don’t go swimming or travel, stay indoors after nightfall (especially children), don’t move house or start a new business or get married during Hungry Ghost Period!
Much love and take care this month,
P.S. Many of you have written and asked that I put the spiritual calendar in the ezine a little earlier in the month so you’ll find it in the Spiritual section this week!
Seventh Month of the Jia Wu Wood Horse
(August 8 – September 7, 2014)
Here’s your monthly flying star chart and I urge you to review this and pay attention to these recommendations, especially with this being Hungry Ghost Month. This covers the period August 8, 2014 – Sept 7, 2014.
In each of the nine grids you’ll see two numbers. The larger number is the annual star, which you probably are already familiar with, and the smaller number in the lower right corner is the monthly star.
The first thing to do is determine where the most important rooms in your house are located. By important I mean rooms that you use frequently…like your bedroom, the kids’ rooms, dining room etc. You may already know this, but if not use a reliable compass and stand in the center of your home to take your directions. Once you know where each sector is, you can refer to the flying star chart below and take appropriate action. So if your front door, the one everyone uses is located in the north sector then refer to the relevant grid below for the kind of luck that will affect everyone in the household this month.
What is the Luckiest Sector of the Month? Wow – look at the SOUTH Sector! The Heavenly 6 Star brings wealth and popularity luck so please enhance this with a clear crystal cluster. Lots of opportunities for career luck and business expansion -place a moving water feature here (but not if this area is your bedroom).
The SOUTHWEST is also very lucky! There is great prosperity and money luck for those that stay in this area so if your main door or bedroom is located here then you will have wonderful money luck. Enhance with Inushuk water feature or another type of fountain. Place the 8 Auspicious Objects here to dissipate conflict energy.
The NORTHEAST is severely afflicted this month – the home location of the ox and the tiger. The monthly 5 yellow brings health problem and misfortune so display the Kalachakra Stupa and keep a wu lou by your bedside. Anxiety could lead to fights and there may be excessive gossiping so use 6 Heavy Metal Coins and any other metal to exhaust the afflicted earth energy (5 star).
Be aware that the EAST’s illness energy is further strengthened by the 9 star so make sure you have the proper cures in place – the golden wu lu tied with 6 coins and display double happiness symbol to strengthen relationships. Pregnant women should avoid this sector due to health problems.
It’s important to fine-tune your feng shui every month and take care of the monthly flying stars. You’ll find these monthly charts in Feng Shui World Magazine, so if you’re not already a subscriber I suggest you sign on! It’s quick and easy and always available when you choose the online version…but printed copies are of course available as well!
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Spiritual Calendar For August 2014
If you are receiving our monthly magazine Feng Shui World you will recognize the calendar below. This comprehensive spiritual calendar advises the significant and powerful days to chant mantras, perform pujas and conduct powerful rituals that can increase your wealth, success, love and happiness.
Special Notation: This month, on the 10th of August we celebrate the day that Shakyamuni Buddha was conceived. On this day all karmic deeds are multiplied 100 million times and it is thus and extremely powerful day to chant many prayers, read sutras and perform charitable deeds. It is particularly powerful to chant the Mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha and read the Heart Sutra. Be mindful of your speech, thought and deeds on this day and take note of the activities to be avoided (e.g. no medical treatments this day)
Here is the calendar for August, 2014
In our magazine we also list special puja days, auspicious days for court, long life rituals, wealth rituals, parties and weddings, success rituals, days to hang Prayer Flags, best days to begin spiritual journey and days for house blessings. In addition, the inauspicious days are also listed!
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No Hands On Shoulders This Month Please
Please avoid placing your hands on your shoulders. Everyone is said to have three flames on the body; one on the forehead, two on the shoulders. When you place your hand on your shoulder it is said to “put out” the flame, weakening your internal energies and increasing the chances of spiritual possession. This month, above all, avoid doing this!
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