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What Crystals or Semi – Precious Stones to Wear Base On Chinese Animal Zodiac (Chinese Horoscope)?

Published Enero 28, 2016 by jptan2012

semi precious stonesMost of you, my readers, are familiar with the birthstones base on Western Zodiac or Horoscope. But since I wrote about crystals, I have been barrage with questions as to what is the best stones base on their Chinese Animal Zodiac or Chinese Horoscope. So here it is, I’m sharing with you the best stone for each Chinese Animal Zodiac, however, you’ll notice that unlike the Western Zodiac, for the Chinese Horoscope there are usually more than one stone, this is because this is base on Feng Shui.

So here it is…

CHINESE ZODIAC PRIMARY STONES SECONDARY STONES
RAT DEEP RED STONES: GARNET, RUBY GREEN GARNET, BLACK TOURMALINE, ONYX, MALACHITE
OX LIGHT BLUE STONES: AQUAMARINE, LIGHT TANZANITE SUGILITE, AMETHYST, PINK TOURMALINE, RHODOCROSITE
TIGER DEEP BLUE STONES: SAPPHIRE, TANZANITE, LAPIZ LAZULI CITRINE, JADE, LARIMAR, DIAMOND, HERKIMER DIAMOND, CLEAR QUARTZ
RABBIT WHITISH STONE: MOONSTONE, WHITE JADE MOSS AGATE, AZURITE, SUPER SEVEN
DRAGON PURPLISH STONES: AMETHYST, SUGILITE, SUPER SEVEN RED TIGER’S EYE, CARNELIAN, KUNZITE HIDDENITE
SNAKE BLACK STONES: ONYX, BLACK TOURMALINE GARNET, RUBY, RED TIGER’S EYE, JASPER RHYOLITE
HORSE YELLOW STONE: CITRINE, TOPAZ CLEAR QUARTZ, RUTILATED QUARTZ
GOAT /SHEEP DEEP GREEN STONE: EMERALD, IMPERIAL JADE, DIOPTASE, MALACHITE PERIDOT, CHRYSOCOLLA, DUMORTIERITE, GOLD STONE, PYRITE
MONKEY GREEN STONES: PERIDOT, GREEN GARNET, JADE, MALACHITE RUTILATED QUARTZ, LABRADORITE, TURQUOISE, ANYOLITE
ROOSTER YELLOW STONES: CITRINE, TOPAZ SUPER SEVEN, KUNZITE, HERKIMER DIAMOND, DIAMOND, PERIDOT, MALACHITE
DOG CLEAR STONES: DIAMOND, HERKIMER DIAMOND, CLEAR QUARTZ, LEMURIAN QUARTZ RUTILATED QUARTZ, HEMATITE, TOURMALINE, CHAROITE, CARNELIAN
PIG RED STONES: RUBY, GARNET, RED TIGER’S EYE TANZANITE, LABRADORITE, LARIMAR, AMETHYST, SUPER SEVEN, ANGELITE

 

I usually get my stones when I travel or in some selected few retailers in Ongpin (Philippine’s Chinatown), they are usually the small ones from Mainland China and are not commercialized and has not come out on TV. However, even in Ongpin they sell fake. Recently though I came across an online seller who has a FB page. So far I have observed that their stones are really nice and relatively affordable. A lot of my readers who got their crystals or stones from them are quite happy with the quality that they got. You can check them out by clicking here.

Please note though that I’m in no way connected to them or know them personally.

For questions, comments, and suggestions, please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

A Prophetic Dream, The Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant, and A Wonderful Blessing

Published Mayo 2, 2013 by jptan2012

Today, I would like to share with you a story of yet another reader. Let’s just call him D.

D wrote me an email a few months back. However, because of the numerous emails that I received a day, I was not able to reply sooner. After about 3 emails, I chanced upon one of his latest email last February and replied.

D said he’s a regular reader of my blog and claims to have read each and every single post that I’ve written. He also said that he’s been wanting to get the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant but thought that I it might be expensive. I told that, unfortunately, it is indeed the case because according to my jeweler it is quite difficult to make it because of the intricate design.

Front side of the WISH FULLFILLING AND BUDDHA'S BLESSING PENDANT

Front side of the WISH FULLFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING PENDANT

D said he wants to get the pendant because his wife his currently pregnant and while he still has some savings, he just lost his job. He is hoping to go into business; however, he felt that it is not the right time for him to get into something big because of his wife’s pregnancy.

I agreed to do a basic reading of D’s BAZI, and it showed that going into business might be better for him. However, he said, he is more inclined to just go back and look for work just to be on the safe side. I recommended some Feng Shui charms that he can wear which he can buy either online or in Chinatown.

However, two days after we talked. D called me up again, and told me about a dream that disturbed him. He said, in his dream, his Arowana spit out the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant and that he was suddenly surrounded by several large beautiful aquariums filled with various different beautiful fishes.

I’m not a dream interpreter. However, in Feng Shui Fish and Water are almost always a sign of money luck. The key word here is that in his dream he saw BEAUTIFUL aquariums and BEAUTIFUL fishes, which gave me an indication that it’s a good sign.  I was cautious not to relate the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING AND MANTRA pendant with his possible good fortune because I don’t want him to think that I’m trying to sell him my pendant. However, D raised the question of the relation of the pendant to the fishes, that’s when I told him getting the pendant or simply tapping on the images found on the pendant might be the key for him to get the money luck as indicated in his dream.

The key word on D's dream is that he saw what he describes as beautiful fishes and aquarium.

The key word on D’s dream is that he saw what he describes as beautiful fishes and aquarium.

Dennis decided to request me to have the pendant made for him. Last March, about a month after from he requested it, he finally got the pendant, and believes that the pendant will help him get a job. However, about 2 weeks ago D called me to inform me that he still haven’t found a job, but something better happened. His wife’s uncle called them up to inform him that he is retiring, however, since all his children are in the US, nobody will run his business for him. It’s a good business that earns a substantial income every month and it will be a waste to just close shop. He wants his niece and D to take over the business. They agreed on a price, which they’ll have to pay off monthly and the business is theirs already.

D feels that this wonderful blessing was all because of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant. As for me, I’m just happy that the pendant that I designed for myself and my family and friends is now an instrument for a lot of people to receive blessings and I have shared some of these testimonies here on this blog. The titles are : WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY and the other one is ANOTHER WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’. There are a lot of my readers who shares with me the blessings that they get when they get the pendant. For some people, it is simply as making them calmer. But for me I’m just really happy that something I designed for myself and for family and friends in now an instrument for people to tap into good Feng Shui.

Incidentally, I would like to share here that while I do accept requests for the pendant, please understand that I’m not a seller and neither is this my job. This is just something that I do on the side and I have my own business that I run. Sharing this here because I don’t want confusion that you’ll get your pendant anytime you want, you will have to wait until I finish working on your bazi to identify the stone that needs to be put on your pendant and for production time.

Many people who request for the pendant has problems that they go through that is why they get the pendant, no one can say whether your problem is bigger than that of the other thus you need the pendant more. I felt I needed to add this one as a learning from my experience with CR.

If you wish to know more about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT please read the following blog posts:

FULFILL YOUR WISHES AND GET BLESSINGS FROM THE BUDDHAS WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.

WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER.

ANOTHER WISH FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A PROPHETIC DREAM, THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT, AND A WONDERFUL BLESSING.

WINNING THE ELECTIONS AND A NEW BUSINESS: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT”.

A MOTHER GAMBLED ON THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ FOR HER SON – A PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WINNING THE LOTTERY AND COMING HOME. DREAMS FULFILLED BY THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

WISHES FULFILLED WITH THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ AND A BIG BUSINESS BREAK WITH ‘WEALTH AND MASTER PROTECTION PENDANT’ – PERSONAL TESTIMONIES OF READERS

A FINANCIALLY REWARDING JOB, A FATHER’S FORGIVENESS, AN EX-BOYFRIEND WHO ASKED FOR A SECOND CHANCE BECAUSE OF THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’ – ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

SAVED FROM TYPHOON YOLANDA’S WRATH THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ONE AFTER THE OTHER TV AND MOVIE PROJECTS AND A SUCCESSFUL RESTAURANT BUSINESS ATTRIBUTED TO THE ‘WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT’: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER WHO HAPPENS TO BE AN ACTOR

MOTHER RECUPERATED FROM CANCER AND A NEW BUSINESS BECAUSE OF THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ANOTHER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: THE ACCIDENTAL FENG SHUI PRACTITIONER

HOW FENG SHUI CHANGES LIVES: MIRACLES MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

THE STORY OF AN INSURANCE AGENT AND OF A HUSBAND WHO WAS LAID OFF FROM WORK: PERSONAL TESTIMONIES FROM READERS ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

BECOMING A BETTER MOTHER BECAUSE OF AN UNFULFILLED WISH: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

ACHIEVING FINANCIAL STABILITY BECAUSE OF THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

THE DUST IS NOW A DIAMOND: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT AND THE POWER OF LOVE

PROBLEM WITH THE RARE DISEASE CALLED CELIAC DISEASE ENDS BECAUSE OF THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

GAINING FREEDOM FROM DEBT AND ACHIEVING FINANCIAL SUCCESS BY FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIFFERENT FENG SHUI TIPS TO ENHANCE WEALTH LUCK AND WEARING THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

MEETING ONE’S TRUE LOVE AND GAINING FINANCIAL STABILITY WITH THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF A READER

FROM TEACHER TO SCHOOL OWNER: ANOTHER PERSONAL TESTIMONY  OF A READER ABOUT THE WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT

Tap Into the Powers of Chung Kwei to Be Protected from the Bad Effects of the Hungry Ghost Month

Published Hulyo 22, 2012 by jptan2012

I just shared with you why Chung Kwei is considered as the ultimate protector from evil spirits, demons, and hungry ghosts, and their ill effects with the post entitled – THE FASCINATING STORY OF CHUNG KWEI, THE ULTIMATE CATCHER AND VANQUISHER OF DEMONS, GHOSTS, AND EVIL SPIRITS!

Chung Kwei (also spelled as Chong Kwei, Chung Kui, Chong Kui, Zhong Kwei, Zhong Kui, Zhung Kwei, and Zhung Kui) is usually depicted as an extremely ugly deity. He can be considered as a wrathful god, which is usually how protector gods are depicted. His face is also usually really dark if not black, and he usually has beard. He carries a sword that he use for battling demons and evils spirits and a magical fan, which he uses to ward of hungry ghosts or ghosts. However, it is said that his face alone is enough to ward of any evil spirits that is why it is not surprising to see some pendants that simply features his face. Sometimes, he is featured with a red bat, which symbolizes that he is capable of bringing good fortune through scholarly approach. This is because he is a highly learned man when he was still living.

Tapping into his power of protection is quite simple. All you need is to invite his image into your house. It is best to place him near the main door. However, if you can you can also put him by the stairs. Having his image in your office is also a good way into tapping into his protection for your office.

It is also advisable to wear an image of Chung Kwei as a pendant. Wearing his image as a pendant will ensure your protection. I always wear my Chung Kwei black jade pendant whenever I travel and I usually hang it beside my bed when I sleep, especially, if I suspect the hotel room where I’m staying is a Yin room.

However, there are some guidelines when choosing your Chung Kwei.

In choosing an image of a Chung Kwei for your home or office, it is important that:

  1. The image is made of wood, ceramic, porcelain, stone and never plastic or metal, unless it’s made of real gold.
  2. The image of Chung Kwei’s face should be red, black, or at the very least dark color.
  3. The image of Chung Kwei should have a fierce or angry looking face.
  4. The image should also have either all or one of his implements – sword and magical fan.

In choosing a Chung Kwei pendant, it is important that:

This particular Chung Kwei pendant features only the face. Notice the 2 little devils besides him with fearful face, it represents the first devils that Zhong Kui vanquished!

  1. The Chung Kwei pendant (Zhong Kui Pendant) is made of a red stone or black stone (ink jade which is technically green is also acceptable) or real gold. These are the only acceptable material for a Chung Kwei pendant. If getting a gold, make sure that it’s made of either yellow or red gold and not white gold. Anything outside these three are unacceptable. There are some Chung Kwei amulets available that are made of metal painted with gold. That’s not acceptable, plus it really has to be a pendant. It’s also very impolite to put the image of Chung Kwei in your pocket.

    This is a sample of an ink jade pendant. It looks like it’s black, but if you put a light behind it it’s green tone will appear. This is acceptable.

  2. The Chung Kwei pendant should have a fierce and/or angry face.
  3. It’s fine to simply get a pendant that just features the face.

The problem is it’s quite difficult to get an image of Chung Kwei either as a pendant or as statuette, unless, you’re from Malaysia and Singapore. In the Philippines, I’ve only seen one or two stores in Chinatown in Binondo that sells good statuette of Chung Kwei. I now have only one piece of the statuette that I got in Singapore that I can dispose of. It is even harder to find a good Chung Kwei pendant, again, unless, you travel to Singapore, Malaysia, or Hong Kong.

This is a rare black jade pendant image of Chung Kwei. Was fortunate enough to find one in Beijing, China in a small shop.

Before wearing or ‘displaying’ your Chung Kwei it is important that you have it bless by a Taoist priest. If a Taoist priest is not immediately available to you, or if the Taoist priest that you met is not familiar with Chung Kwei, you can bless your image yourself.

Blessing an image of a Chung Kwei:

  1. Make sure that your Chung Kwei is really clean from any physical dirt.
  2. Place your Feng Shui on top of a bowl of rock salt or sea salt; adjust accordingly depending on the size of your Chung Kwei.
  3. For pendants cover it with a piece of red paper with your name and birthday on it.
  4. For statuettes, you can place the red paper on its base or foot. Write your complete address.
  5. Leave it there for 3 days.
  6. On the third day, light 3 candles in front o the Chung Kwei while it’s still on top of the rock salt or sea salt. Small candles will do, and make sure they are made of 3 different colors – red, black, and yellow or white.
  7. Burn the paper before 6PM.
  8. You can start wearing or displaying your Chung Kwei the following day.

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

For questions, comments and suggestions, please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

 

Rituals to Appease and Protect Oneself from the Hungry Ghosts

Published Hulyo 19, 2012 by jptan2012

In my last two posts, I talked about and introduced to you the DREADED HUNGRY GHOST MONTH and also talked about the EFFECTS OF THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

As I always said it is useless to know about all these things if we are unable to protect ourselves. It is because of this that I would like to share with you some rituals that we can do to help protect us from the ill effects of the Hungry Ghost Month and the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Some people will make more elaborate offerings liek the one depicted in the photo. However, simply offerings the ones that I’ve listed are good enough.

First, you must KEEP THE HUNGRY GHOSTS ‘HAPPY’, and you do this by feeding them. Some people say that you should do this every single day of the Hungry Ghost Month, but some say you should do this only on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival. Personally, I think this should be done every single day of the Hungry Ghost Month from the first day to the last.

What you need to do is quite simple. You need to put a bowl of cooked rice; a small cup of rice wine or any liquor; 3 different bowls of beans (red beans, chick peas, mung beans); a small slab of tofu or bean curd; a piece of any kind of fruit; a bowl of cooked peanuts; and a small portion of meat – any meat will do. Optional are lighting of 2 red candles and 2 incense sticks. However, I do these two as well. Also, you should put some Yin Money or Hell’s Money, which in the Philippines is available in Ongpin or any Chinatown. I also leave some real coins, which is considered as Yang Money, to balance the Yin energy of the Hell’s Money.

You should leave these things outside your main door. If you have a gate, you can also do this outside your gate, but if might cause some problems, just the main door of your house will do. I leave all these things outside the house for a full month of the Hungry Ghost Month, and only replacing some of the food if they start to spoil or rot.

Some people say that the bigger amount you put the better. But just follow your instincts and put just enough.

By doing this, you are preventing the Hungry Ghosts to enter your house to ‘look for food’, and sometime food can be your chi.

You can also do this in your office. If you happen to pass by an establishment or house that has this kind offering outside, it is customary to put some coins or small bills. It is like dropping and blessing the hungry ghosts with some yang energy to help them re-enter samsara (cycle of life).

At the end of Hungry Ghost Month, throw away the all the food and burn Hell’s Money. Donate the coins to a temple or church.

VISIT YOUR ANCESTORS’ grave or in the case of the Buddhist their spirit dwelling tablet. Light some incense and offer some food. It’s best to do this at the first 7 days of the Hungry Ghost Month.

VISIT A TAOIST OR BUDDHIST TEMPLE to ask for protection. Praying to any Buddha, Bodhisattva, Deity or Immortal is acceptable, but if possible visit a Taoist temple or Buddhist temple that has the images of the known protectors like Amitabha Buddha, Sun Wukong, Kuan Kong, Chung Kwei. Try to offer some fruits, flowers and incense.

LIGHT SOME LOTUS CANDLES. Lotus candles are simple candles made in the shape of a lotus, this is because lotus symbolizes purity and by lighting lotus candle you bless the hungry ghost with yang energy and purity. Two things that they need most to get out of hell.

Lotus Candles. You can also simply get candles in lotus shaped glass.

LIGHT SOME RED LANTERNS outside of your house (or window or balcony if living in a high rise) the whole month of the Hungry Ghost Month if you live near the ocean, river, lake or any body of water and if possible, let some lotus candle float on the body water on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Month.

PUT SALT ON YOUR DOORSTEP, WINDOWS, AND EVERY CORNER OF THE HOUSE. This is to ensure that the place is constantly cleansed of any form of Yin energy.

CONSTANTLY PLAY SOME MANTRA OR SUTRA in your house. You can do this by buying some CD or altar paraphernalia that constantly play different kinds of mantra or sutras. You do this not to drive them away, although it may drive them away, but more importantly to help them get the benefit of the mantra.

People watching the Chinese Opera. Notice the empty front chairs, they’re reserved for the Hungry Ghosts.

PLAY THE CHINESE OPERA on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival. In the olden time, Chinese Opera are played by actors on the street to an ‘empty’ audience. This is because it is believed that the Opera will distract the Hungry Ghosts and not wreak havoc. Nowadays, living people also watch these operas, but they usually leave the first one or two rows empty, because they’re reserved for the Hungry Ghosts.

Of course, it’s not practical for you to play the opera, what some people do is put a TV set or a radio and just leave it on to a ‘happy’ program. It is said that this will distract the hungry ghosts and make them believe that there are real people and therefore they won’t enter your house. The energy that you’re emitting by playing the radio or TV is also a yang energy that attracts them.

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

For questions, comments and suggestions, please email sanaakosirickylee@gmail.com

 

A Mantra for Wealth and Harmony!

Published Pebrero 20, 2012 by jptan2012

This is a follow post of my earlier post about Maitreya Buddha entitled – THE HAPPY FAT BUDDHA: A REPRESENTATION OF MAITREYA BUDDHA’S BLESSINGS! The post has been one of the widely read post I’ve ever written and I was ‘bombarded’ by a lot of emails inquiring as to where they can get a pendant of the Happy Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha!

Most countries has a Chinatown, I suppose it would be easy to find an image the Happy Fat Buddha there. When it comes to pendant, what I have are my personal collections and I’m not selling them, you can just Google ‘HAPPY FAT BUDDHA PENDANT’ or ‘LAUGHING BUDDHA PENDANT’ and you’ll see a lot of online stores.

However, allow me to share with you another way of tapping into Maitreya Buddha’s blessing. You can do this by simply reciting his mantra everyday! His mantra is a powerful mantra to recite when you’re really in need of wealth. If you have money problems reciting his mantra will enable to find the solution to your financial woes.

Another use for the Maitreya Buddha’s mantra is when your family is experiencing a lot of bickering and fighting! While this may be due to some Feng Shui afflictions like having a mirror reflecting your front door, saying the Maitreya Buddha’s mantra will help in instilling some harmony. However, you still need to solve the Feng Shui affliction.

I usually recommend this mantra to be said after fixing a Feng Shui affliction of a house that caused so much bickering and fighting. Saying the mantra will help hasten the effect of ‘curing’ the affliction caused by the Feng Shui mistake.

The Maitreya Buddha’s Mantra is:

OM MAITRI MAHA MAITRI MAITREYA SOHA

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