Everything You Need to Know About Calculating An Auspicious Wedding Date

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November 2018

by audrie soh

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Here’s everything you need to know about auspicious dates, from why you need them to what to prepare for them and more.

cCalculating an auspicious date for happy events that will impact your future, such as weddings or moving to a new house, is a well-rooted tradition not only in Chinese culture, but in many other cultures around the world. all the world. also. Tradition and superstition aside, the act of calculating an auspicious date simply boils down to one goal: to begin your new beginning, be it a marriage or a new home, on a day favorable to both you and your partner for a quiet future. .

Now, I know not everyone sees this in such a practical way. there are those who believe in the effectiveness of calculating an auspicious date for their wedding or new home while non-believers call it mere superstition. then there are individuals like me who sit on the fence and choose to go with the flow. after all, if it’s supposed to benefit me and make everyone in the family happy, then there’s nothing wrong with looking for an auspicious date.

To help you decide whether you’d like to approach an expert for an auspicious date for your wedding or move to a new home, we spoke with two renowned fengshui masters, master david tong of global chinese metaphysics consultancy and the team from experts at yuan zhong siu feng shui consultancy, on why you should look for an auspicious date, what considerations to take into account when calculating an auspicious date, and more.

auspicious date – is it a must?

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An auspicious date for weddings, a new home or other joyous events refers to a good or lucky day to get married, move into a new home or carry out joyous celebrations. “Date selection for joyous occasions such as weddings, house-moving and business transactions is important because by doing the right thing at the right time, it creates the potential for success,” the experts at Yuan Zhong Siu Feng Shui Consultancy explains.

“an auspicious wedding date will help ensure things run smoothly on the wedding day, as well as form a good start to the marriage,” reveals master david tong. “For a new home, a good move-in date will help bring good luck to the occupants and minimize the impact of a house with poor feng shui.”

how do you calculate an auspicious date?

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Typically, a Feng Shui master would calculate an auspicious date for your wedding or moving into a new home based on your birth dates and time of birth to pick a favourable day for you and your partner. Alternatively, he may also arrive at an auspicious date for you based on your zodiac signs. Some Feng Shui masters will even ask for your parents’ zodiac signs to ensure that the selected auspicious date is favourable for both sides.

“Many couples choose to consult the Chinese almanac (tong shu) when selecting an auspicious date. but the dates recommended by the tong shu are only for general use”, reveals the team of the yuan zhong siu feng shui consultancy. “The selected auspicious date should be personalized according to the couple’s birth information and have specific auspicious stars that shine for that specific activity, such as a wedding or moving ceremony. Especially for weddings, we also take into account the zodiac signs of the couple’s parents during our calculation to ensure there are no conflicts with members of the couple’s immediate family to increase the blessings bestowed on the couple.”

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what should I prepare before a meeting with a feng shui master?

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If you’ve decided to seek out a Feng Shui master to calculate an auspicious date for your wedding or moving into a new home, look through our list of 12 Feng Shui masters in Singapore and reach out to one whom you feel comfortable with.

Please note that different feng shui masters handle queries differently. Some feng shui masters, such as Master David Tong, only require a meeting with the couple if they are looking for an auspicious date to move into a new home. “In addition to the details and addresses of the occupants, I will need a meeting at your new home so I can measure the address of the house to get the dates.”

“for wedding dates, couples can send me an email with their dates and times of birth, the animal zodiac signs of both parents, as well as the period in which they wish to celebrate their wedding”, says the master david tong. “After which, we will meet and I will explain the report of the wedding dates, as well as all the Chinese wedding customs.”

Other feng shui masters may prefer a face-to-face appointment early on to gather the necessary information, such as the Yuan Zhong Siu Feng Shui Consulting Team.

Can an auspicious date be calculated without the zodiacal signs or the dates of birth of our parents or ours?

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Most Feng Shui masters would require your birth dates and zodiac signs for an accurate calculation of an auspicious date for your wedding or house moving. For parents, most would only require their zodiac signs for the calculation.

“a good wedding date should not collide with the six important people (the bride and groom and their parents), especially if they attend the wedding”, emphasizes the team of the yuan zhong siu feng shui consultant. “This is why the couple’s dates of birth and their zodiac signs, as well as the zodiac signs of their parents, are required for the most accurate and correct auspicious date.”

“although an auspicious date can still be calculated without the couple’s dates of birth using the tong shu, it may not be a favorable date for them without taking their birth dates into account according to the calculation made by the tong shu it is a very generic method intended for mass consumption”, highlights master david tong.

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who should be present during an appointment with a feng shui master?

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If you are seeking for an auspicious date for your wedding, it is best to have both you and your partner present during an appointment with a Feng Shui master. “When calculating an auspicious move-in date for a new home, only one owner of the new house needs to be present,” Master David Tong advises.

how long does it take to calculate an auspicious date?

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There is no hard and fast rule on how long it takes to calculate an auspicious date. It all depends on the criteria set by you. “The lesser restrictions given by the couple, the easier and faster it is for our master to calculate and recommend the best date for their wedding or moving into a new home,” the team at Yuan Zhong Siu Feng Shui Consultancy explains.

Before approaching a feng shui master for an auspicious date, consider when you would like to have your wedding. Since most couples start planning their wedding a year or two in advance, it would be ideal for you to contact a feng shui master within that time frame for an auspicious date to increase your chances of securing the venue you want. want. You must also take into account the time required by the feng shui master to generate an auspicious date.

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Wedding and home feng shui taboos: which ones should I follow?

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In the same way that Chinese weddings are steeped in tradition passed down from our ancestors, it is also surrounded by a long list of wedding taboos couples are expected to abide by to avoid incurring any bad luck or negative impact on their relationship and marriage.

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“according to chinese superstition, you are not allowed to attend another baby’s solemnization, wedding, funeral, or celebration for the entire month 100 days before and after your wedding,” says master david tong. “By doing so, the couple will have bad luck for their own marriage.”

Another well-known wedding taboo that couples should pay attention to is the marriage bed after it has been placed in the an chuang (安床) ceremony. “After the marriage bed has been ‘set up,’ it should not be tampered with, even by the couple’s family, before the couple sleeps in it on the wedding day,” warns the team at consultancy yuan zhong siu feng shui “If someone else sits or sleeps on the bed before the couple, he will not be able to receive the blessings.”

“Other wedding taboos include not getting married in the same lunar year as your siblings or your relationship with them will sour in the future after marriage, and not letting the wind blow out the fire of the dragon candles and the phoenix as it symbolizes a bad omen for marriage”, enumerates master david tong.

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For new homeowners, one of the most popular feng shui taboos you may have heard is that it is considered inauspicious to start renovations or move in during the period of the seventh lunar month, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival. “Couples may also not want to hang their wedding portrait at the head of the marriage bed, as it is believed that doing so will lead to arguments and disharmony,” advises Master David Tong.

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However, not all wedding or home Feng Shui taboos have truth in them, like the one on not wearing a pre-owned or secondhand wedding gown. “It is okay to wear a pre-owned or secondhand wedding gown as long as you feel that it is the piece for you,” the team at Yuan Zhong Siu Feng Shui Consultancy reassures. “After all, most brides choose to rent their gowns these days, which makes the gown they wear pre-owned anyway.”

“Furthermore, some elders believe that the first and sixth lunar months are bad for marriage, as it means a beginning without an end (有头没尾), and some even think that even months are more auspicious for weddings “. Reveals Master David Tong. “But, there is no logic in these beliefs. each couple would have to get married in the 12th lunar month, which means union (团团圆圆), or only during the even months if that were the case.”

“when it comes to home feng shui, there is a popular myth that if the front door opens directly into the windows, all the qi wealth will leak out, and to prevent that from happening , you will have to place a partition or partition in front of the door to prevent the qi from escaping through the windows”, explains master david tong. “But, if you think about it, the front door is like your mouth on your face. building a septum right in front of it is similar to sealing the mouth with duct tape. you will end up suffocating instead!”

There is nothing right or wrong when it comes to whether or not to seek out a feng shui master to calculate an auspicious date for your wedding or moving to a new house. at the end of the day, it comes down to the comfort level of you and your partner. Alternatively, you can check our auspicious dates calendar to briefly see auspicious dates for your wedding, guo da li and an chuang ceremonies, and even renovation and move-in start dates for your new home.

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