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Wake Me Up When September Ends!

Published Setyembre 30, 2016 by jptan2012

‘WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS!’ Has been the cry of a lot of people this month. I was so focused on the negative energies of the previous month that I failed to concentrate on the month of September or for the 8th Lunar Month. However, there is a strong hostile energy this September, which is cause by the Flying Stars and 24 Mountain Stars and on top of that, it was extremely bad that we had a prominent Harvest Moon eclipse that occurred a day after the Mid – Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival), a festival that is suppose to cleanse the energy of the previous month, as such no cleansing happened.

Not all, but a lot of my readers and the people are experiencing some kind of hostile chi or hostile energies. For some this translated into family problems, and for a lot this translated into financial or business problems. A reader has a lot of expenses, but relatively lower income coming in, another reader was driven away from their house, another reader had a big family problem. Of course, there are a few who have some good news but they are more of an exception rather than the rule.

These negative hostile energies don’t end until October 7, 2016. So it is good to protect oneself with some powerful amulets like the gold Kalachakra pendant, Vajrapani Ruel, Suranggama Mantra Amulet, or images of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. However, even with protection, one should be reminded to lay low a little.

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Cleanse Yourself From the Effects of the Harvest Moon (Post Mid – Autumn Festival) Eclipse Last Week!

Published Setyembre 19, 2016 by jptan2012

All eclipses are bad because it signifies the imbalance of Yin and Yang. All brightness whether it is from the sun or from the moon, which signifies Yang energy, is blocked out therefore bringing darkness, which signifies Yin Energy. So needless to say, all eclipses are bad.

Last week, while stuck in traffic, I wrote about the lunar eclipse happening on a Harvest Moon (Mid – Autumn Festival / Mooncake Festival). Because it was written in haste, I was not able to explain further the significance of Harvest Moon.

You can read my post about the eclipse entitled – TODAY’S LUNAR ECLIPSE AFFECTING THE HARVEST MOON SIGNIFIES DOUBLE BAD LUCK – by clicking here.

For the Chinese right after Mid – Autumn Festival is called Harvest Moon because the harvest season continues. This is one of the most celebrated events because it signifies ushering in of renewed good chi; especially we are coming from the previous month of negative chi because of the Hungry Ghost Month!

Because I was late in posting it, a lot of you might have read the post after you have been already exposed from the negative chi of the lunar eclipse, and naturally a lot of you emailed me and several of you who knows my mobile number sent a message and called frantic about being exposed to the effect of the lunar eclipse. And so I decided to write about how to cleanse yourself from the effects of the Harvest Moon Eclipse last week and move the original post for some other day.

If you have been exposed or if you are outdoor while the eclipse happened but wears the Vajrapani Ruel, Surangama Mantra Amulet, or a Kalachakra during or immediately after the exposure, then you need not worry, you should be fine. If until now you haven’t worn those amulets or you don’t have them I suggest you wear or carry the symbolic script of the immediate negative karma cleansing mantra OM AH HUM. (Please see photo)om-ah-hum

Also for the next 7 days put 2 tablespoon of rock salt or sea salt, or pink Himalayan salt on your tub and soak yourself in it for about 5 minutes, all the while chanting OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can put it in a pail of water or in a basin then use that as your first wash. Chant OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT while dousing yourself with the water. If you use a shower, you can get two handful of salt and slowly rub it on your body before your final wash. While rubbing chant OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT and then let the salt stay your body for two minutes and chant the same mantra.

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Today’s Lunar Eclipse Affecting the Harvest Moon Signifies Double Bad Luck!

Published Setyembre 16, 2016 by jptan2012

I’m on the road today stuck in traffic reviewing some messages when I remembered that there is a lunar eclipse later. Then I remembered that yesterday was just the Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival, which means we still have the Harvest Moon today, and with eclipse happening which will last 4 hours, signifies something quite not nice.

I decided to write this while stuck in traffic and hope to be able to upload this using a pocket Wi-Fi. Hope it works.

If you were familiar with Feng Shui you would know that eclipse often affects the good chi of the universe, this usually signifies some sort of worldwide bad luck happenings. It can be war, weird weather occurrence, world market disturbance, etc. On top of that, if we are out when an eclipse happens, we will also get affected on a personal level. For those who are experiencing some bad luck, it is very important to avoid being out of the house during a lunar eclipse or even a solar eclipse. You should even avoid opening your windows and look at the eclipse.

The effect of the lunar eclipse happening later is worse than an ordinary eclipse. Why? Because it happens right after the Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival and as you might have read, Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival is actually a celebration of good harvest. Feng Shui experts have also taken this as an opportunity to ‘cleanse’ or renew oneself from the negative chi of the previous month, which is the Hungry Ghost Month.

For an eclipse to happen right after the Mid – Autumn Festival signifies that there might be some be some crisis or calamity that is about to happen soon. On a personal level the effect of this eclipse will be most likely has something to do with financial luck or wealth luck or bad luck. But of course, if you already have a problem and you are out of the house while the eclipse is happening, then chances that problem will intensify, regardless whether the problem is financial or personal.

Furthermore, although technically not covered by Feng Shui or Eastern Astrology, base on Western Astrology we are still under the Mercury Retrograde, so this Mercury Retrograde should further impede some problems and add to the negative effects of a lunar eclipse happening on a harvest moon. This also signifies that it may affect relationship problems other than those what was mentioned above.

The best things to do is stay indoor and close your windows and doors. Whether indoor or if you can’t avoid being outdoor while the eclipse is happening, it is best to totally protected. For this, I would strongly suggest for you to wear the Kalachakra symbol made of gold or jade, Vajrapani Ruel, or Surangama Mantra Amulet. If you don’t have these, you can wear the symbolic script of the manta of Buddha Amitabha, or Bodhisattva Vajrapani, or the Deity Kalachakra.

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Today is Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival: A Good Time to Renew Energies!

Published Setyembre 15, 2016 by jptan2012

mooncakeToday is the Mid – Autumn Festival or better known as Mooncake Festival. Chinese all over the world regard this as an important holiday because it is time for people to renew energies, especially coming from the highly negative energies of the previous month of the Hungry Ghost Month.

If you’re familiar with the dice game, I suggest play a dice game with your family. The prices need not be grand or extravagant, but what is important is the gathering with your family and have fun.mooncakes2

It will also be nice if you can eat some Mooncake with your family or loved ones. Remember the importance of eating a Mooncake is by sharing it with your family or loved ones or friends.

If you wish to know more about the Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival you can read my previous post about it called:

MOONCAKE FESTIVAL: A MID – AUTUMN FESTIVITIES THAT HELPS RENEW ENERGIES AND IS FILLED WITH LEGENDS AND MYTHS EXCEPT THE REAL TRUTH.

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Mooncake Festival: A Mid – Autumn Festivities that Helps Renew Energies That Is Full of Legends and Myths Except the Real Truth

Published Setyembre 8, 2014 by jptan2012

aMooncake Festival, as it is popularly known here in the Philippines, is actually legally called the Mid – Autumn Festival 中秋節 Zhōngqiū Jié. I guess a lot of people started calling it Mooncake Festival because it is easier to remember it. Mid – Autumn festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar or Lunar calendar. In China, the Mid – Autumn Festival is also called Moon Festival, because it is when the moon may be roundest and possibly nearest to Earth.

The ancient or old Chinese, even before Western science has discovered it, has observed that the movement of the moon has a connection with the changes of the seasons and agricultural abundance or production. This prompted them to believe that the moon is inhabited by Goddess (the sun is inhabited by a God), who is in – charge of food production. To give thanks to the Goddess, they offer food to the moon.

Another myth is about Hou Yi and his wife Chang’e. It is said that Hou Yi a celebrated archer found the elixir of life. Gave this to his wife who doesn’t know that it should not be consumed all at once. She consumed the whole bottle of elixir and floated to the moon. Hou Yi would then offer food to the moon every year so that Chang’e will never go hungry, and because they’re both well loved, other people took on this custom also.

Aside from the ones shared above there are a lot more stories about the Mid – Autumn Festival and to the rise of the moon cake. However, the real truth which is also the most widely accepted true story is that during the 14 century at the time of Yuan Dynasty when Mongols ruled the Han Chinese, mooncakes were used as medium of communication. The Mongols ruled the Chinese then, and there was a strict rule that the Chinese are not allowed to congregate. This is to make revolution harder. Because Chinese giving each other mooncakes during harvest season is a widely accepted tradition, the revolutionary leaders decided to distribute mooncakes with a message inside calling for a revolution on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. The tactic was successful and the Mongols didn’t get wind of the plan. It will go down in history as one of the most bloodless and ‘peaceful’ revolution ancient China, because the Mongols were largely caught unaware thus there was not much fighting that happened.

This day, the paper inside gave way to salted duck egg yolk. It is also said the salted duck egg yolk represent the full moon.mooncake

The last story was largely purged during the time of Mao, to avoid giving the Chinese the idea of revolting against his leadership. To this day, China’s leaders refused to allow that this bit of history are included in their history books. Instead, they encourage the stories of Chang’e and Hou Yi or that there is a Moon Goddess.

Technically speaking the Mid – Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival has nothing to do with Feng Shui or Taoism or Buddhism, but since Feng Shui experts has since taken on the practice of celebrating the Mid – Autumn Festival for good luck for the several reason. First, the Mid – Autumn Festival will always a few weeks after Hungry Ghost Month, so it is good to refreshed energies by some sort of celebration. Also, getting together for the Mid – Autumn Festival will also create a good chi that will help clean up the negative chi of Hungry Ghost Month.

Thus, Feng Shui experts suggested the start of the Dice Game or Mooncake Game or Mid – Autumn Game (Pua Tiong Chiu). For some Taoist priests, they advice the cleansing of the amulets or images used during the Hungry Ghost month, you do this by putting them on top of a rock salt or encircling them on top of an incense burner while an incense is lighted. I don’t really follow this Mid – Autumn cleansing rituals so much. For me, just celebrating the Mid – Autumn Festival with family is cleansing enough.

However, for those who wore their images Chung Kwei, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Kuan Yin, Kuan Kong or their Wish Fulfilling and Buddha’s Blessing Mantra Pendant during the Hungry Ghost month, specially this year and felt they was a lot of negative chi may do so by following the suggested simple rituals in the previous paragraph.

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