How to use the Chinese Art of Date Selection and Tong Shu to Plan Your Success

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Wouldn’t it be great to foresee and forecast what days and times, weeks, and months are in alignment with your destiny chart that creates an extra advantage for you? Where and how can you create more opportunities for yourself even during this time of uncertainty? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to clarify what activities will benefit you daily and how you can increase your productivity and reduce stress?

That's what the Chinese art of date selection and Tong Shu can help you achieve.

Manifesting is a technique that has a multitude of layers of ancient secrets and practices attached to it. You may want to create abundance in your life with a ripple effect and an overflow beyond finances into your relationships, career, business, and health. Maybe you wish for more that allows you to serve, contribute, and create fulfillment in your life.

As a High Achievement Coach, I use Date Selection and Tong Shu in Chinese Astrology and other Divination techniques, along with Zi Wei Dou Shu and Feng Shui in my coaching and consulting services.

What is the Chinese Art of Date Selection, and why should you use it?

Back in earlier times, a good Date Selection ensured a good harvest in China, India, Japan, and other eastern cultures in ancient times. Ancient and indigenous Chinese culture(s) lived in harmony with Mother Nature. They tapped into the Qi of the environment to organize, plan, plant, and create timelines of activities needed to accomplish their goals.

The wise ones followed a disciplined path to offer wisdom, guidance, and clarity on various actions to ensure fair outcomes. You can apply the same techniques and knowledge to your modern lifestyle effectively to elevate your success.

The Chinese art of date selection is an ancient Chinese Astrology art of harmonizing activities with nature to produce good outcomes. The Chinese used this art for major and minor events. There is an old saying in Chinese Metaphysics, “Early Heaven is the body, and Later Heaven is the application.”

What is Tong Shu or, better called, Tung Shing?

Tong Shu is the Chinese Almanac Calendar used for thousands of years to plan essential activities. The word Tong (通) means “all,” Shu (書) means “book,” so Tong Shu literally means “The All-knowing Book.”

Tong Shu offers incredible insights on the Qi of the day, months, and year ahead. However, the secret to using it effectively lies in knowing:

  • What are the good and bad days ahead
  • Understand the Qi of your auspicious day and inauspicious days ahead
  • When to ebb and when to flow
  • How can you align your daily activities with increasing productivity
  • What are your hours of power, and
  • How can you turn a bad day to your advantage

Secret About the Chinese Almanac Calendar the Tung Shing

The Chinese Calendar is developed from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. It is a perpetual calendar with daily auspicious and inauspicious events. It is believed this calendar was created by the Yellow Emperor. The same Emperor to whom the Qi Men Dun Jia Deity “Nine Heavens” appeared to give him the secrets of The Art of War. Thus, the lunar Calendar was also called the Yellow Emperor Calendar.

This Calendar mainly includes astronomy, weather, season, and particular customs that people should observe in daily life. It guided Chinese farmers during the ancient China farming era. It was known as the Chinese Farmer's Almanac or “Tong Shu” (通书) literally meaning the “All-knowing Book” in ancient China.

However, “Shu” in Chinese is homophonic to the word “defeated,” so the Calendar is actually called “Tung Shing” for auspicious meaning. Tung Shing (通勝), which means “Victorious in All Things.”

What are The 12 Day Officers of Tung Shing?

Taoism and Chinese Metaphysics are rooted in the concept of Qi. There is Qi in our environment, divided into the 5 realms - Heaven, Earth, Man, Spirit, and Directional.

According to the concept of Chinese Art of Date Selection Techniques, one of the 12 Day officers becomes the day’s governing body each day. The Day Officer has a specific function and regulates the Qi or energy of the day. In short, the Date Selection Technique is most effective when you know how to match the body of the Qi or officer to the activity you have in mind.

Remember, your desire is the root of all aspirations, goals, and achievements. To manifest abundance, you have to have the burning desire for something.

Qi, in itself, is neither good nor bad in particular. The interaction and alignment of heaven, earth, and man - time and activity- determines the effects. Each day has positive and negative energy aspects, except for Success 成 and Destruction, 破 days. Below are the 12 Day Officers that command the day and its energetic vibrations.

1. Establish 建 (Jian) Day

Back in the day, this was a day for the Emperor to pray for a good harvest. So how would you use it today? It is suitable for starting a new job, business traveling, business transactions, or dealings in modern life. This day is also ideal for proposing marriage but not marriage itself. Think of Establish day as the day you want to establish yourself or something!

2. Remove 除 (Chu) Day

This day is for energy cleansing or removal activities, including detoxifying or decluttering your life, space, and relationships. You can also interpret it as the end of a relationship.

A remove day can also be a good day for stock clearance sales. Or send an email to your subscribers to announce a sale, offer a discount coupon on a product or service that you want to sell off, or finish your inventory.

3. Full 满 (Man) Day

This is a day when you ask for “much” of something in return. It is suitable for signing agreements and official openings. You can use this day for housewarming or gatherings.

4. Balance 平 (Ping) Day

This day is good for marriage, initiating construction works and commencing business negotiations.

5. Stable 定 (Ding) Day

This is an excellent day to start activities with long-term aspects and activities that have a lasting effect - like marriage. Therefore, it is good to have this day seal an agreement that spans a long time or finalize something permanently. Thus, Stable day is an excellent day to start a business, marry, organize a housewarming event, seek medical treatment, and even commence construction.

6. Initiate 执 (Zhi) Day

This is the day that involves commencing something like signing agreements and starting a new project. Anything that involves new beginnings you can initiate on this day.

7. Destruction 破 (Po) Day

As its name suggests, use this day for activities that involve destroying something, like demolishing a building.

8. Danger 危 (Wei) Day

All danger days contain danger stars, so avoid dangerous or high-risk activities.

9. Success 成 (Cheng) Day

This is the most auspicious day of the 12 types of days. It is suitable for marriage, proposing marriage, submitting a business proposal, moving into a new house, even burial or funeral activities.

10. Receive 收 (Shou) Day

Use a receive day to attain something like a reward. Use this day to start school, close a deal, ask for a raise, propose marriage, and create a new job. What about debt collecting? Yes, you can use this day for that activity as well.

11. Open 開 (Kai) Day

An Open day involves opening your premises to welcome your guests, clients, new relationships, new activities, and celebratory events. Use this day for housewarming activities, starting a new job, assuming a new position, launching a new project.

12. Close 閉 (Bi) Day

On a Close day, the Qi is unmoving and at its lowest point. Though the recommendations are to avoid significant activities on a close day, there is still power in this day to use it for closing activities that can favor you. Of course, personalization matters. Based on your destiny chart, a close day can be used effectively for activities like closing a business or ending a partnership.

Activity is the key concept here. The Chinese art of date selection is a compelling way of planning your life and achieving success.

12 Day officers manage and control chi’s daily energy. The 28 Constellation further adds value, flavor, and spice to the day’s strength or weakness.

Understanding the 10 Heavenly stems and 12 Earthly branches and how it clashes or combines to empower you is crucial to gaining a competitive advantage. Personalization in planning your success is the key to elevating your success and achieving remarkable results.

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