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Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2016

Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2016.

Attention:- Click here for Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2017

Listed below are Astrology & Feng shui information on auspicious dates and direction for Chinese New Year 2016. These auspicious dates are formulated from the chinese almanac or commonly known as Tung shu / Tung shing / 通勝. I have edited this list into a shorter version as the original list would be too long with too much information.

2016 Bing Shen Monkey Year / 二零一六年 丙申年

Heavenly Steam is Bing Yang Fire / 天干 丙火年
Earthly branch is Shen Yang Metal / 地支 申金年

Li Chun 2016 begins at 17:47pm on 4th February 2016. 1st season of the year.
立春進節 下午五點四十七分 十二月二十六日乙末年

Jing Zhe begins at 11:45am on 5th March 2016
驚蟄進節 早晨十一點四十五分 正月二十七日丙申年

Qing Ming begins at 16:29pm on 4th April 2016
清明進節 下午四點二十九分 二月二十七日丙申年

Dong Zhi begins at 18:45pm on 21nd December 2016
冬至進節 傍晚六點四十五分 十一月二十三日丙申年

Li Chun 2017 begins at 23:35pm on 3rd February 2017. 1st season for year 2017
立春進節 晚上十一點三十五分 正月初七日丁酉年2017

Related acticle’s on this site:-

* Click here to see my small write-up on Li Chun / 立春
* Click here to see my small write-up on Dong Zhi / Winter Solstice / 冬至
* Click here to see my small write-up on Hanging Red / 掛紅
* Click here to see my small write-up on Chinese New Year Taboo
* Click here to see my small write-up on Offering to White Tiger / 拜白虎 (During Jing Zhe)
* Click here to see my small write-up on Chinese Ghost Month Taboo

Inauspicious direction of the Year Bing Shen 2016 / 二零一六年丙申年吉凶方向

Dominating star is 2 Black, which is also an inauspicious star 二黑星為主

Tai Sui – South West – 西南方 232.5º – 247.5º 太歲坐位方向
3 Killing – South – 正南方犯三煞
5 Yellow – North East – 東北方犯五黄
2 Black – Center – 在中央犯二黑

Tai Sui / 太歲 2016 Information.

Tai Sui dominating this year is General Guan Zhong. “Guan” is the surname of Tai Sui 2016.
丙申年太歲姓名 管仲星君

Monkey offend Tai Sui 猴犯太歲
Tiger clashes Tai Sui 虎冲太歲
Snake minor clash Tai Sui 蛇刑冲太歲 Pig reflect Tai Sui 豬偏冲太歲

Offending White Tiger 2016 / 二零一六丙申年犯白虎.

Signs that are suppose to pray to white tiger / prayers for noble people. – Dragon / Tiger / Pig / Horse / Dog
拜白虎 / 送小人- 驚蟄日早晨十一點四十五分 生肖 – 龍、虎、豬、馬、狗

* Jing Zhi / 惊蟄 is the day when White Tiger prayers begin. The time of the beginning of Jing Zhi is also known as “The time when the White Tiger Opens it’s mouth / 白虎开口”

** Click here to know more about Offering to White Tiger / 拜白虎

Auspicious Dates for house cleaning and clearing only / 掃舍吉日

14th Jan 2016 Thu – Clash Ox 冲 牛 十二月初五 (星期四)
16th Jan 2016 Sat – Clash Rabbit 冲 兔 十二月初七 (星期六)
21st Jan 2016 Thu – Clash Monkey 冲 猴 十二月十二 (星期四)
27th Jan 2016 Wed – Clash Tiger 冲 虎 十二月十八 (星期三)
28th Jan 2016 Thu – Clash Rabbit 冲 兔 十二月十九 (星期四)
1th Feb 2016 Mon – Clash Lamb 冲 羊 十二月二十三 (星期一)
2th Feb 2016 Tue – Clash Monkey 冲 猴 十二月二十四 (星期二)
3th Feb 2016 Wed – Clash Rooster 冲 雞 十二月二十五 (星期三)

Auspicious Dates for Hanging Red, Cleaning Altar Table and Change of Gold Flower/ 掛紅, 換金花、換花球、吉日.

24th Jan 2016 Sun – Clash Pig 冲豬 十二月十五 (星期日)
27th Jan 2016 Wed – Clash Tiger 冲虎 十二月十八 (星期三)
28th Jan 2016 Thu – Clash Rabbit 冲兔 十二月十九 (星期四)
2nd Feb 2016 Tue – Clash Monkey 冲猴 十二月二十四 (星期二)
6th Feb 2016 Sat – Clash Rat 冲鼠 十二月二十八 (星期六)

Auspicious dates to resume work / 開巿、開工吉日
12th Feb 2016 Fri – Clash Ox 冲牛 正月初五 (星期五)
15th Feb 2016 Mon – Clash Rooster 冲雞 正月初八 (星期一)
18th Feb 2016 Thu – Clash Rat 冲鼠 正月十一 (星期四)
22nd Feb 2016 Mon – Clash Dragon 冲龍 正月十五 (星期一)
24th Feb 2016 Wed – Clash Horse 冲馬 正月十七 (星期三)

Date For Blessings / 祈福吉日
10th Feb 2016 Wed – Clash Dragon 冲龍 正月初三 (星期三)
12th Feb 2016 Fri – Clash Horse 冲馬 正月初五 (星期五)
15th Feb 2016 Mon – Clash Rooster 冲雞 正月初八 (星期一)
16th Feb 2016 Tue – Clash Dog 冲狗 正月初九 (星期二)
18th Fed 2016 Thu – Clash Rat 冲鼠 正月十一 (星期四)

Direction of Auspicious and Inauspicious gods on NEW YEAR day 8-2-2016 / 正月初一吉凶方位

Cai Shen 財神 / Wealth God East – 正東方
Xi Shen 喜神 / Joy God North West – 西北方
Gui Shen 貴神 / Nobility God South West – 西南方
Ji Men 吉門 / Lucky Door East – 正東方
Sheng Men 生門 / Living Door South East – 東南方
Kai Men 開門 / Open Door North East – 東北方
Wu Gui 五鬼 / Five Devils West – 正西方
Si Men 死門 / Dead Door North West – 西北方
E Shen 噩神 / Wicked Deity South East – 東南方

本壇祝贺每一位善男信女在新一年:身体健康、心想事成、步步高升、万象更新、恭喜发财

Wishing You and your Family a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

* Dates above are courtesy of Ji Gong Xian Ling Tan, Kuala Lumpur.

** The word “CLASH” means that the particular day is unsuitable or inauspicious to those born under the astrological sign listed.

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Below:- A chart that shows the directional influence in the Tung shu / Tung shing / 通勝 2016.

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A Luan Tou Map / 巒頭圖

A Luan Tou Map / 巒頭圖

aka Landform Map.

On this nice sunny day, and as usual, we took a drive to the cemetary in Kuala Lumpur to do some research. And Lucky me, I found this crack marble that contains important infomation about this tomb.

Inscribed onto this piece of marble is a Luan Tou Map / 巒頭圖, also known as a landform map. It shows the hills and mountains surrounding this particualr tomb. There are other inscription on the side but it was very difficult to make out as some of those characters has eroded away.

Examining it further, i found that the mapping of its surrounding is actually quite accurate when compared to Google Earth. I am not too sure on how fengshui masters could have map all the terrain back those days but he definitely did good making this map. Much of the smaller hill shown on the map has already been developed and its quite difficult to make out which is which. If it wasn’t for the old british terrain map that i’ve kept during my earlier research, it would have been much more difficult.

Some of the known hill found on it includes Genting highland, Batu Caves, Bukit Dinding and also Bukit Tabur.

A Luan Tou Map / 巒頭圖

This type of drawing is usually found in old feng shui text. At a glance, this look like a treasure map to an ordinary person but to a feng shui person, this map shows how Qi flows in to this particular tomb. According to a feng shui friend, back those days, a good master should have no problem locating the grave just by looking at the map.

The map on this marble is already 80+ years old today. It was fortunately the cracks wasn’t too bad as I was still able to repair it with photoshop.

This is one of those discovery that I have made over the years. I decided to share it here for feng shui enthusiast to research the Luan Tou / 巒頭. This tomb is Sitting Chen/辰 and Facing Xu/戌 on the Earth plate.

A Luan Tou Map / 巒頭圖 2

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Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉

aka Wu Gong San / 蜈蚣山, Centipede Hill, Persatuan Penganut Dewa Then Sze Seremban

Location:-Ulu Temiang, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan / 沉香, 芙蓉, 森美兰州.

Established here in Bukit Jung in 1864. This is one of the century old temple that has became a beautiful tourist attraction. Located on top the hill, one would need to climb some 176 steps before reaching the temple. There is an alternative road in but due to some on going beautification works, we had to take the old route. Along the way up to the temple, there is a shrine dedicated to Da Bo Gong / 大伯公 and a huge prosperity toad / 招財蟾蜍 for devotees to pray and snaps some photos. When we reach the the temple, we were able to find some seats by the side to enjoy the beautiful view while gasping for air after those steps.

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 2

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 3Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 4

The main altar is dedicated to the worshipped to its main patron deity the Celestial Master Zhang, Zhang Tian Shi / 张天師 also know as Zhang Dao Ling / 张道陵. I came to know later than this altar is specially built to slant a few degrees so that the deity is always looking at the peak of the opposite hill known as Bukit Sudu ( GPS: 2.773448, 101.946374). Other deities inshrined inside this temple includes Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, Tai Sui / 太歲, etc.

Near the Tian Gong Altar outside the main prayer hall, an altar is built dedicated to the worshipped of Yang Xing Jun / 太陽星君, Tai Yin Xing Jun / 太陰星君, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Tai Shang Lao Jun / 太上老君 and Huang Lao Xian Shi / 黄老仙師.

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 5

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 6

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 7

After some photos in the main prayer hall, the care taker, whom was busy at that moment, told us to take the step by the side of the temple to visit it’s other shrine and attraction behind the main temple.

Following the steps, we came upon a newly built temple dedicated to the worshipped of Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝. On the altar here, the life size statue of Lord Guan sit grandly looking towards a section of Seremban town. Other attraction found around includes life size Eight immortal commonly known as Ba Xian / 八仙, Yue Lao Xing Jun / 月佬星君, Character of The Journey To the West / 西遊記 with the monkey god looking a far, Eighteen Arhat / Shi Ba Lou Han / 十八羅漢, Na Du Gong / 嗱督公 shrine and also a huge statue of Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 standing grandly in front of a wishing pond fill with beautiful koi’s. There is also a pagoda built for those that want to have a birds eyes view of the surrounding.

The walk bought us back to the main temple where the caretaker was free to talk to us. Introduced to us as Mr Chow, whom is one of the many caretaker of the temple, shared some of his knowledge on the surrounding and this temple. According to him, the surrounding used to have quite a numbers of centipede running around but as years pass the numbers has decline. This he said could be due to climate change. Pointing to a photo of a gold colored head centipede hung behind the joss counter, he explained that the photo was taken not long ago and said that this particular centipede would mysteriously appear in the temple on special occasions. He further reiterate that If you spot a centipede, good fortune will befall upon you.

According to the caretaker, this is said to be the oldest Taoist temple in Seremban and was founded by a Taoist priest named Zhong San Koon. Image of its pioneers are found by the wall in the prayer hall. Back then, it was a very difficult task to built this temple due to its terrain. Mostly contributed by nearby villagers, much man power where put into building this place as materials need to be carried up here without machinery.

An ancient bell hanging next to drum near the main altar is inscribed with the date 2nd year of the Tongzhi reign. The reign of Tong Zhi emperor, the tenth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, begins on 11 November 1861 so this bell should be dated between 12 November 1862 till 11 November 1863. Suggesting that this place could be older that the said establish date i found on the leaflet given to me by Mr Chow.

Below:-The view towards Bukit Sudu

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 8

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 9

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 10

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 11

Below is brief translation on the history of the hill and temple i’ve found on the leaflet.

The legend to this hill starts with a young man whom had leave his home town in search of a better fortune. Fortunately for him, he became very successful but he did not fulfil his duty as a filial son to his mother. And of that, the gods transform him into a rock that shaped like a ship to be place at Bukit Jung. Mysteriously, according to legend, there was always a centipede that is seen next to the rock ship. Nobody knows why but the stories has it that there is a probability that the centipede is the reincarnation of the young man’s mother. So from then on, this hill became know as Wu Gong Shan or Centipede Hill. Today, a Na To Gong shrine has been built in front of the said rock ship.

The history of this temple begins sometime around the 19th century and at that time, this hill was fill with poisonous snake and ferocious animal that affect the safety of the villagers nearby. Due to this, the villages invited the Deity Then Sze so to provide protection to those that visits the hill. Through mediumship, the deity then instructed the villagers to build a the temple on the top of this hill. While in the search of a proper location to build the temple, villagers found a bunch on josstick stuck on the ground. And as seem like a destined pointer, the temple was built on the same spot.

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 12

Below:-Don’t be despair if you don’t see one, Well on this day, i guess the only centipede i saw was this huge one outside.

Then Sze Khoon-Seremban / 天師宫-芙蓉 13





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2015-Butterworth Nine Emperor Festival / 北海斗母宫九皇大帝誕

2015-Butterworth Nine Emperor Festival / 北海斗母宫九皇大帝誕

Location: Butterworth, Penang.

aka Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth / 北海斗母宫

Photos taken on 17 October 2015 of the Nine Emperor God / Jiu Huang Da Di / 九皇大帝 festival held by Dou Mu Gong / 斗母宮 temple each year in Butterworth, Penang. The whole festival would usually last for 10 days.

GPS Coordinate: 5.440426, 100.387026

2015 九月初五北海斗母宫九皇大帝.

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