Newsletter – Luck for the 12 Chinese Zodiacs in September 2020
MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL (中秋節) (團圓節)
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Full Moon Festival, is held on the 15th day of the Lunar calendar’s eighth month; this year the festival falls on October 1, 2020. It brings families together to celebrate the harvest under a full moon, and it is the vital month to get married as full moon brings “completion energy” to the marriage.
It will be a good time for a single person to attract romance luck; display the Wedding couple, Double Happiness image, and Mandarin Ducks in the southwest of your bedroom.
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Place half a cup of sea salt at the four corners of the room in the east and south; and the bedroom.
Hang Six Emperor Coins to exhaust the negative energy from the evil stars, as the number of 6 is the “Big Metal in Feng Shui” brings strong metal energy that exhausts the earth energy from the 5 Yellow Star and Number 2 Illness star at South in September.
Looking ahead, please be cautious during the Rat month, from December 7, 2020, to January 4, 2021, as the evil stars will double at that time.
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HUNGRY GHOST FESTIVAL (盂蘭節) (中元普渡節) – 2020
Every year, the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar ( August 19 – September 16, 2020) in Asia, especially in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, is known as the Hungry Ghost Month. The Hungry Ghost Festival will be on September 2, 2020, according to the Chinese Lunar calendar.
The Hungry Ghost Festival offers an excellent opportunity to care for the destitute and misfortune spirits. Hungry ghosts cannot eat or drink; they can only smell smoke and are appeased by the offering of incense or other items burn and chanted mantras.
The ghosts and spirits, including the deceased ancestors, will come out from the lower realm (地獄) to the Northeastern part of the planet. During this month, living descendants will offer incense and fruit (please do not eat the fruit after you provide) to the deceased ancestors and burn items made from papier-mâché, such as clothes, “gold bars,” and appliances.
We will also offer incense to the spirits from September 1 – 7 every night. You can light incense at the front or back of the house after dusk. Please recite the following mantra while offering incense to the local spirits; it will create good karma for your family since you’re providing food to the homeless souls.
It would be best if you avoided the following activities during the Hungry Ghost month:
You should not stay out late at night, as the spirits might follow you home.
You should not take selfies at night. Otherwise, your camera might capture the image of a spirit.
You should not kill moths; we believe your family members and loved ones to be reincarnated spirits, who are just dropping by to see you.
You should not play any spirit games; otherwise, you will attract the spirit to join you.
You should avoid swimming at night, as evil spirits are said to linger in water and drown people for a rebirth.
You should not open an umbrella indoor, as an umbrella is believed to be a vehicle for spirits traveling into your home.
You should not blow a whistle or sing at night. Whistling or singing might attract spirits during this month.
You should not look back at night; it may be the spirit tapping your shoulder to cover your “protective flame.” Humans have three “protective flame” on your body – left shoulder, right shoulder, and forehead.
You should not sit in the first row of the opera performances and movie cinema, as we mostly reserve the first front row for entertaining the spirits.
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Kuan Kung – God of Wealth & God of Warrior for Success (關公)
The annual Kuan Kung Festival is held on June 24 (六月二十四日) on the Chinese Lunar calendar; this year specifically it will be held on August 13, 2020.
Kuan Kung (關公), also known as Guan Yu (關羽), is recognized as both the God of War and God of Wealth. He is said to be the protector of the oppressed, Patron Saint of the Police, Guardian Deity of the Triads, and in recent times, the protector of politicians and business leaders. He is also worshipped as a Door God in temples, businesses, and homes, with portraits of him pasted on doors to ward off evil spirits, especially when holding the big crescent saber.
Place Kuan Kung in the house facing the front door, ensuring that his fierce countenance and ‘killing breath’ scares aware bad things that may come through the door. It is said that all negative energy does not dare to enter with the presence of Kwan Kung. You can also place him in the Northwest, the sector representing the Patriarch. At work, put the image behind where you sit so that you will never lack powerful support from influential people.
Kuan Kung is also an excellent Feng Shui figure to put where the #7 star resides; this year the star resides in the center and will fly into the Northwest in 2021. He protects against all burglary energies that may be hovering near your home.
When you see the Three Warriors – Kuan Kung, Zhang Fei and Liu Bei – the three great heroes of Chinese history and always been associated with courage, integrity and honor. They bring the energy of team work and victory.
Sitting or reading a book for scholar and civil.
Standing holding the big crescent saber for protection.
Riding the horse – When Kuan Kung sits on a horseback, he is in combat mode and brings incredible protection for the Patriarch and prosperity luck for the whole household.
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How to use a STUPA to bring you to enlightenment
Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the stupa should be placed in the kitchen, living room, or on a table. By simply looking at the stupa, there is empowering purification that brings you to enlightenment. The stupa purifies negative karma collected from the beginning of your life that are obstacles to temporary and ultimate happiness.
If you have pets, such as dogs and cats, you can also bring them around the stupa by holding them in your hands, so they are at the same level as the stupa.
When you go around the stupa, recite OM MANI PADME HUM or other mantras.