Note: This article was written last January, but I just realized recently that I haven’t posted it. This makes for a good Feng Shui reminder also before the ending of this blog, so I’m posting it now.
I have written about this before, but I guess it is only fitting that I write about it again given the past few months I have about 7 readers who committed this blunder.
In making major renovations it is necessary that we must make sure we all check the date when we will be making the renovation. This is because in Feng Shui (as well as in Taoism and Buddhism) there are so called good dates and bad dates. This means that there are dates wherein one cannot make renovations either in the office or at home. This is because there are dates that is ‘chiong’ or “against” (for the lack of the better term) certain animal signs. For example, as I write this today, January 18, the date is “chiong” the sign of the Rooster and Ox. This mean today (as I write this, which is definitely not the day of posting) is not a good day for people born under the sign of the Rooster and Ox to do anything big, especially to make any form of renovations.
One other reason is that there are days wherein it is bad to fix a house not because it is a day that is “chiong” any sign but that there days wherein it is simply bad because there days where in a certain hostile or negative “Mara” or spiritual landlord is stronger on that day. Doing any renovations on that day will seem to be an attack on the said Mara or spiritual landlord.
“Spiritual Landlord” are unseen entities that has been “living” in our lands or house or office even before us. This concept is both accepted concepts in Taoist Feng Shui and even Buddhist Feng Shui. These are entities that are neither good nor bad, but once “attacked” may make them wreak certain negative energies.
Furthermore, and the simplest reason is that there are certain days that are simply bad for doing any renovations because the energies of the day base on the configuration of the stars on that day.
As mentioned above, there are 7 readers of this blog that made that blunder the past few months. One of these reader is my friend BM. BM had some renovations done. She is mostly aware of the “rules”, however, she thought that since she was doing only minor renovations, it should be fine even if she doesn’t check the date.
In a way, she’s right. Minor renovations can be done anytime. However, if you are fixing the roof, ceiling, or the floor, no matter how small it is or how physically minor it is, Feng Shui wise it is not minor. As long as you’ve touched the roof, the ceiling and the floor it is no longer considered as minor even if the area being done is less than an inch!
You might think that something so simple will not do any harm, but if you do it on a really bad day base on the configuration of the stars, and coupled with a day that is “chiong” your animal sign or of any member of your family, and then it is a day of a certain Mara or spiritual landlord then that creates a lot of problem.
In BM’s case, it created some problem with her husband’s business. It was fixed with a simple but quite “pricey” and long ritual. Another reader was lucky enough to be able to get away with it with a short offering and some chanting of mantras. Furthermore, another reader had to do a three-day ritual involving prostrating in front of an image of a Buddha for 49 times!!!!
The cures are actually different depending on the date, the Mara or spiritual landlord you “attacked” or on the severity of the effect.
The best way to handle this though is to be preventive about it, so it is better to check on a good date first. I have seen people literally die of accidents, get invalid, or lose all their money just because they made a seemingly minor renovation on a wrong date.
So, the next time you think of having some renovations better consult a Feng Shui expert or a Feng Shui consultant for this.
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