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Although the Chinese calendar originated in China, the Gregorian calendar is used in China for civil purposes in modern times. However, the Chinese calendar is still observed among various Chinese communities around the world. It is used to determine festival dates, such as Chinese New Year, as well as auspicious dates, such as wedding dates. It is also used to determine moon phases because it follows the moon.


Chinese couples consult an astrologer or fortune tellers for auspicious days base on the analysis constructed on one’s birth date (hours, day, month and year) after consultation with the Chinese almanac.  The 2.400-year tradition is so deep-rooted in the culture that most couples may postpone their wedding plans to escape an ill-fated day.  The Tong Shu ensure couples are a good match for each other as well as to select an auspicious wedding date and time. This ancient astrological calendar, which is constructed according to moon phases, tides and star alignments, provides signs of fortune or adversity at specific times.


How to Read the Almanac


First you need to select the activity planned for the day. Eg. Wedding, carrying out a renovation etc.


Click on the almanac to see if the day is conflicting with your animal sign or age, if it does look for other day to carry your task.


San Niang Sha Day: is a type of old legend story use for date selection that was recorded in traditional Almanac and it is in conflict with conventional method of date selection. Therefore, many Feng Shui practitioners do not refer to San Niang Sha when they are working on FengShui as well as in BaZi  (Four Pillars of Destiny).


God of Sha: Type of negative Chi connected with direction. Eg God of Sha in the North. Start setting up your cures in other direction ending with the North. Also this reminds people of a certain zodiac signs should avoid going to the north. Otherwise, negative things might occur.

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