Have an important life event on the cards? Whether you’re planning to hold a wedding or induce labour, if you believe in the Chinese metaphysical practice that is feng shui, you’ll want to pick an auspicious date and time. But forget about using a janky calculator on a website or app—it just won’t factor in the necessary considerations the way a professional would.
“A good feng shui master understands that not every auspicious day stated in the almanac is suitable for every person and place. They will also be able to take into account specific details of the event,” says Master Tan Wee Keong, founder of One Fengshui Consultancy. He tells us what the necessary considerations are, when it’s necessary to factor in ba zi (the eight characters of one’s horoscope), and why it’s sound advice to choose a ‘good’ date for important life events.