Tak­ing note of bad days

> The Year and Month Break­ers are just two of the most in­aus­pi­cious pe­ri­ods not to hold any im­por­tant events or ac­tiv­i­ties

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day with a Mao branch in 2017 is a Year Breaker day, which is con­sid­ered highly in­aus­pi­cious and can­not be used for any ac­tiv­ity.

Now, each month is also rep­re­sented by a stem-branch pair. For ex­am­ple, the first month in the Chi­nese lu­nar cal­en­dar in 2016 has the Geng Yin stem­branch.

Since Yin clashes with Mao, there­fore, any day with the Mao branch in the Chi­nese first month in 2016 is called a Month Breaker day.

The stem-branch pair for the Chi­nese sec­ond month this year is Xin Mao. Since Mao clashes with You, there­fore, any day with the You branch in the Chi­nese sec­ond month is a Month Breaker day.

Again, this day is con­sid­ered very in­aus­pi­cious and can­not be used for any ac­tiv­ity.

There is also a Day Breaker. Un­like the Year and Month Break­ers which re­fer to days that clashes with the year and month, the Day Breaker refers to the hour of the day, where the branch of the hour clashes with the branch of the day.

If you use the same logic for the Year and Month Break­ers, you should be able to fig­ure out what are the in­aus­pi­cious Day Break­ers.

An­other in­aus­pi­cious pe­riod that we should write off is the 4 De­par­ture and 4 Ex­tinct days.

The 4 De­par­ture Days are the days just be­fore the spring and au­tumn equinox and the sum­mer and win­ter sol­stices.

The 4 Ex­tinct Days, on the other hand, are the days just prior to the start of spring, sum­mer, au­tumn and win­ter.

There are al­to­gether eight such days in a year. The qi of the day is said to be stale and not good for any ac­tiv­ity.

Yet an­other bad time is the Per­sonal Clash day. These are days where the branch of the day clashes with the branch of your year of birth.

For ex­am­ple, if a per­son is born in the year of the Rooster, which has a You branch, then any day with a Mao branch (in any year or month) that clashes with You, is in­aus­pi­cious for that per­son and should be avoided for any ac­tiv­ity.

While the above dates are in­aus­pi­cious for most ac­tiv­i­ties, there are some spe­cific in­aus­pi­cious dates that are not good mainly for con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties such as ground­break­ing, knock­ing or tear­ing down of struc­tures.

Ex­am­ples in­clude the yearly and monthly Three Killing days, which are again based on the clash be­tween the branch of the day and the branch of the year and month.

So, while a day may be highly aus­pi­cious for most ac­tiv­i­ties such as mar­riage, busi­ness sign­ing or open­ing, it may not be suit­able for car­ry­ing out ren­o­va­tion works or mov­ing house.

And a day which is good for ev­ery­one else may not be good for you if it hap­pens to be your Per­sonal Clash day!

Henry Fong is an elec­tronic en­gi­neer by qual­i­fi­ca­tion and he ap­proaches feng shui with the same an­a­lyt­i­cal and in­ves­tiga­tive ap­proach he uses in his train­ing. Read­ers can write to him at life­style.hen­ry­fong@the­sundaily. com.

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