The western calendar is predominantly dependent on the Solar calendar and is very different from most Asian calendars. The Chinese, too, have their own solar calendar, which is known as Hsia Calendar.
The Feng Shui calendar, however, is different from other calendars and even from the Chinese ‘Hsia’ calendar. Unlike other calendars, the Feng Shui calendar is dependent on the Lunar Cycles.
Lunar Cycles for Feng Shui Calendae
If the Sun is “Yan,” then Moon being the “Yin,” completes the other half of the feng shui circle. It is, however, important to note that although the Feng Shui calendar is primarily a lunar calendar, it is also dependent on the solar calendar to chart different features of days, months, years and, even decades.
In most Asian traditions, there is a great emphasis on the features and impact of the moon and its lunar cycles. It is highly believed that the daily lives are synched in-line with the phases of the moon’s waning and waxing cycles (lunar cycles).
Types of Feng Shui Calendars and their uses:
The lunar cycle’s full moon days are specially believed to have a major impact on the human psyche and have a great effect with regards to the placement of auspicious new feng shui objects in the home or office.
The Chinese Almanac Calendar (Farmers Calendar)
The Chinese calendar (also known as ‘Tung Shing’) is charted from the Chinese lunar calendar. As per feng shui, this calendar lists daily auspicious and cautious events. It mainly includes astronomy, astrology, weather, season, and some precautionary actions that people should observe during specific days or time.
The Feng Shui Calendar for Flying Stars
Feng shui experts use different theories and concepts of the flying stars school such as the Lo Shu squares, flying stars time and space periods, principles of yin & yan, and the 24 mountains of feng shui to chart days, months, etc. for the flying star calendar.
The five-element feng shui calendar
Another type of feng shui calendar is based on the five elements – “Wood, Water, Earth, Metal, and Fire’. These elements are combined with different animals and only repeat every 60 years.
These 60 years cycle is a combination of yin and yan properties. The even years are considered as ‘Yan,’ and the odd years are the “yin” years. The combination of animals and elements can also be either ‘Yin’ or ‘Yan.’
Placements of Feng Shui calendars
As per feng shui, it is best to place the calendars in the North sectors since it is dominated by the ‘water element.’ The principle is that the ‘Time’ becomes fluid and flows along with the ‘chi’ energy produced by the “water element.” Your work area is also an excellent space to place the feng shui calendar.