Online Chinese Almanac
Your daily Feng Shui & Astrological guide
The Chinese Almanac has been of great importance to the people of the Orient since ancient times. It serves as a useful guide to everyday life. Even today, many still consult the Chinese Almanac every day.

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Auspicious Activities
Energies of the day make it suitable for:
+ Worship
+ engagement
+ marriage
+ business
+ sign agreements
+ assume office
+ open for business
+ hunting & fishing
+ renovation
+ build roads
+ dig grave
Inauspicious Activities
Energies of the day make it not suitable for:
+ House warming
+ move house
+ travel
Initiate Day
The energies of the Initiate Day promotes a smooth beginning. It is a day best used in order to ensure the right start on the right foot. It is selected for the commencement of activities and endevours.
Tip of the Day
Live your life with passion today!
Horoscope Forecast for the Day
Based on your year of birth, each horoscope zodiac animal will face differently today.
Rat

Average
Ox

Good
Tiger

Average
Rabbit

Bad
Dragon

Good
Snake

Good
Horse

Average
Goat

Bad
Monkey

Average
Rooster

Good
Dog

Average
Pig

Bad
Auspicious / Inauspicious Hour
Each individual hour supports or depletes the energies of each day differently. This are the auspicious and inauspicious hours for today.
Rat
11pm-1am

Average
Ox
1am-3am

Very Bad
Tiger
3am-5am

Very Good
Rabbit
5am-7am

Very Bad
Dragon
7am-9am

Average
Snake
9am-11am

Average
Horse
11am-1pm

Very Good
Goat
1pm-3pm

Good
Monkey
3pm-5pm

Average
Rooster
5pm-7pm

Average
Dog
7pm-9pm

Very Bad
Pig
9pm-11pm

Average
Bazi of the Day
Four Pillars of Destiny at this very moment

Yang Fire


Yin Metal


Yang Earth


Yang Wood


Monkey


Rooster


Dragon


Horse

Daily Info
Day Element:
Xin   You Na Yin Day Element:
Wood from Guava Tree    Jie Qi 24 Seasons:
Clear and Bright   Qing Ming
Auspicious Age
Supported by the Qi of the Day
93 years old 33 years old
Horoscope : Xin You
Inauspicious Age
Supported by the Qi of the Day
99 years old 39 years old
Horoscope : Yi Mao
Flying Star Feng Shui
6
5
2
1
4
3
5
4
7
6
9
8
1
9
3
2
8
7
SE
S
SW
E
W
NE
N
NW

The monthly and daily
Flying Stars of today:

Monthly Star
6
Daily Star
7

Quality Of Qi

B
B
A
B
B
G
G
B
G
SE
S
SW
E
W
NE
N
NW

A = Average

G = Good

B = Bad

Auspicious Direction
Excellent areas or directions to be used or activated today.
GREAT SUN SECTOR: W3

GOD OF NOBILITY (HEAVEN VIRTURE): NE2

GOD OF HAPPINESS (JOYOUS): SW
Inauspicious Direction
Avoid activation or use of these areas or this direction today.
THREE KILLING : East

DAY BREAKHER : E2

GRAND DUKE : W2
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Date & Time

This is the current Gregorian date and time based on your local time. If it is not showing the right time and date, click Refresh.

Below is the Chinese Date based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar dating back to the Xia Dynasty (circa 2205 BC - 1766 BC). It is based on the observation of the movement of the Moon and the year begins on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. The years are named after the Chinese horoscope (zodiac) animals, while the months and days are simply named 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

There are 29 to 30 days in each month and 12 months in a year. There are 12 hours in the traditional Chinese day. Each hour is actually 120 minutes and is named after the twelve horoscope animals:

2300 - 0100Rat Hour
2300 - 0300Ox Hour
0300 - 0500Tiger Hour
0500 - 0700Rabbit Hour
0700 - 0900Dragon Hour
0900 - 1100Snake Hour
1100 - 1300Horse Hour
1300 - 1500Goat Hour
1500 - 1700Monkey Hour
1700 - 1900Rooster Hour
1900 - 2100Dog Hour
2100 - 2300Pig Hour

Auspicious Activities & Inauspicious Activities

This is based on the energies of the day. It is a practical guide to the activities and functions that will be boosted by the energies of the day or will be negatively affected.

The energies (or Qi) changes every day depending on the alignment of the Stars and the governing elements of the year, month and season. By matching the right energies with the right activity, one will positively influence the process and the outcome.

The trick is to choose the right match the right activity with the right day. By aligning with the stars and the elements of the day, you will increase your chances of success significantly.

By the same logic, you must try to avoid the days that negatively influence the activities in mind or you may face difficulties, obstacles or less than satisfactory outcome.

One can always fine tune this by matching your birth elements and the elements of the day with the exact endevour.

Twelve Officer Days

One of the most important sections of the Online Almanac. This determines the quality of a day and the practical functions that will be empowered or drained by its energies.

The energies (or Qi) changes every day depending on the alignment of the Stars and the governing elements of the year, month and season. These energies influence our every day lives for the better or for the worse.

Earliest mention of the Twelve Officer Days (or Twelve Diety Days) is from the Han Dynasty (Circa 206BC – 220AD). Over the centuries, the scholars have manage to narrow down 12 general groups of energies that are distinct and different. They are: Establish Day, Remove Day, Full Day, Balance Day, Stable Day, Initiate Day, Destruction Day, Danger Day, Success Day, Receive Day, Open Day and Close Day.

Each of these days have a different influence and are suitable and unsuitable for different activities. They are an excellent guide for Date Selection.

Of course, one can always fine tune this by matching your birth elements to ensure that they are in harmony with the day and the endevour.

Horoscope of the Day

This is your daily horoscope forecast for the day. It depends on your Chinese Horoscope (Zodiac) Animal.

The elements of the day will affect every individual differently depending on their horoscope (zodiac) animal. When performing important activities, it is always advisable to choose days that positively influence you.

Place the cursor/mouse over the animal and a quick horoscope forecast will appear. This is a quick reading for the day based on Chinese Astrology.

Auspicious and Inauspicious Hours of the Day

Energy (Qi) is in constant flux. Depending on the alignment of the stars and elements, each hour will be in harmony to the day or out of sync with the day.

Using a combination of two powerful techniques- the Art of Shen Sha (God and Killing Stars) and the Art of the Yellow and Black Path, this section grades the different hours of the day.

A good hour is used to commence an important activity, especially if the day is not the best of choices.

For even greater results, one can always fine tune by matching the hourly energies to the specific activity or individual.

BaZi of the Day

This is the BaZi (Four Pillars of Destiny) of the current day and time. It is derived from the Chinese Xia Calendar. It is based on the Solar Calendar that maps the movement of the sun.

The columns or Pillars refer to the Hour, Day, Month and Year respectively. The character at the top is the element of the day (or Stem) while the bottom character is the horoscope (or Branch) of the day. There are 60 different Hours, 60 different Days, 60 different Months and 60 different Years.

It is provides the astrological and elemental description of the hour, day, month and year and used by Astrologers and BaZi Four Pillar Astrology enthusiast to forecast the luck of the day and how it will influence different individuals.

Each individual also has his or her own BaZi Astrology Chart. It is used by students and practitioners to analyse your destiny.

Daily Info

The Day Element refers to the Day Pillar of the current day. It is based on BaZi (Four Pillars of Destiny).

The Na Yin Day Element is the hidden sequential element of the Day Pillar. Every BaZi pillar has a corresponding Na Yin element. It is used in a wide variety of Feng Shui and Astrological studies and forecast. It is often used to forecast natural phenomenon, weather and even disastors.

The Jie Qi 24 Seasons represents the current season according to the Farmers Calendar (also known as the Xia or Hsia Calendar). Each of the 24 Seasons are commonly known as Node of Weather or Solar Terms. It was commonly used in ancient times to regulate agricultural activities.

Auspicious Age & Inauspicious Age

This is based on your Year of birth. You must determine the horoscope (zodiac) animal of your birth and the corresponding element. There are 5 different varieties of each horoscope (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water).

The energies and elements of the day will affect every individual differently depending on their horoscope (zodiac) animal. This section pinpoints the best and worst affected Year Pillars and their corresponding age.

When performing very important activities, it is always advisable to choose days that positively influence you.

Flying Star Feng Shui

This section shows you the quality of energy (Qi) in the different sectors of a property or building of the day. This is measured by the Art of Feng Shui.

Feng Shui is the art of harnessing the energies of the environment to enhance your endevours. Flying Star Feng Shui is a technique that helps us analyse the cyclical movement of energy around us as well as the places we live and work.

The monthly and daily Flying Stars of today shows the types of energy prevailing at the time and is used by students, enthusiast and experts in Feng Shui for their analysis.

The Quality of Qi is the result of the analysis above. Qi in those areas are graded as either Good, Average or Bad.

First take a direction of your home and divide your home to 9 perfect squares or sectors. Any activity undertaken in this sector will be affected by this energy.

Auspicious Direction & Inauspicious Direction

Special energies and star alignments often attract a distinct energy (Qi) pattern and will produce specific results.

Sectors under the governance of the Great Sun and the Great Moon dissolve all negative energies and best used for ground breaking, construction and major events. If the activities cannot be contained within the sector, ensure you start the activity in the desired sector.

God of Nobility (Heaven Virtue) produces positive energies (Qi) that promote smooth sailing, abundance and great support. Great for starting an important endevour or dissolving a negative situation. Commence all activities within the sector or at least start the activity in the desired sector. If you are performing spiritual ceremonies or activities, it is best to face the God of Nobility Direction.

God of Happiness (Joyous) produces positive energies (Qi) that promotes happiness, joy, abundance and harmony. Especially suitable for marriages, house warming and celebrations of all kinds. Commence all activities within the sector or at least start the activity in the desired sector. If you are performing ceremonies or travelling, it is best to face or move towards the God of Happiness Direction.

Three Killings is an aggressive energy that should be avoided as much as possible. Do not commence any important activity on this sector implies robbery, injury, accidents and illness.

Day Breaker is the sector that clashes with the energies of the day. Hence it is not advisable to have any form of ceremony, celebration or event facing this sector. You should avoid any form of renovation, construction or activity that will stir the Earth energies to much in this area.

Grand Duke is the direction that clashes with the energies of the day. Hence it is not advisable to have any form of ceremony, celebration or event facing this direction. Properties facing this direction are not aligned with the energy of the day and hence should not perform important activities like openings, launches or start renovation/construction. It is not a problem to be located in this sector. Just facing this direction is to be avoided.

Sectors and directions are split into 8 major directions/sectors. Each of these are further split into 3 minor directions/sectors.