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Accidents, Mishaps and Danger Doubles with the Double 5 Yellow during Hungry Ghost Month!

Every year the Hungry Ghost Month dawns upon us on the 7th lunar month of the year – a time where the Gates of the underworld open for a 30 days! During this month millions of spirits, demons and ghosts are unleashed, allowing them to roam the human realm freely for thirty days! Hence traditional Chinese folk make plenty of offerings and rituals to appease the millions of spirits as this is the most powerful method for averting calamities during this month!

HUNGRY GHOST MONTH 2013
7th August - 4th September!

HUNGRY GHOST DAY:
20th August 2013

TRIPLE FIVE YELLOW DAYS
15th August, 24th August, 2nd September
In 2013 the Hungry Ghost Month coincides with the 7th monthly feng shui chart, which has the double FIVE YELLOW in the centre! This is a strong indication that the 7th month of the Water Snake Year foretells grave danger – financially, physically and emotionally!

With the Double Five in the centre afflicting the energies of the world, coupled with millions of spirits and ghosts wandering the streets, the probability of physical dangers are increased:
  • Violence and self-destruction (suicide, etc.)
  • Sudden Illness, aches and pains
  • Traffic Accidents – especially late at night and on highways and lonely streets
  • Construction Accidents – especially of bridges, old buildings and places where blessing rituals were not done before work commenced.
  • Freak Accidents – in swimming pools, lakes, ponds, play grounds, cliffs
  • Missing People – in mountains, forests and lonely places
  • Burglary and Mugging – especially in WEST locations and West/East facing houses
  • Mental Illness and Depression
THUS, our advice is to be extra careful especially while you are out at night, or travelling to destinations outside your protected home. It is also VITAL to perform incense appeasement ritual (see below) and strengthen the protective ENERGIES of your home.
 
HOW TO STAY PROTECTED THIS MONTH and BEYOND !

1) WEAR POWERFUL AMULETS

The most important safeguard you must do this month is to wear a strong amulet that can protect against harm from most classes of spirits. Mirror Amulets and Seed Syllable amulets are your best defence this month. Seed Syllable Amulets represent the vital energy essence of enlightened cosmic Buddhas. Wear them touching your skin and they will help keep you from harm's way for this coming month and beyond!
  • The Kalachakra Pendant – This syllable is actually ten syllables stacked together! It brings you the protective energies of the Warriors of Shambala Legend!
  • THE HUM pendant – this is the seed syllable of Guru Rinpoche, the all powerful Lotus Buddha from Orgyen. Guru Rinpoche is well-known for subduing and fending off the extremely dangerous classes of demons and ghosts! Wearing this syllable close to your heart chakra invites the protection of Guru Rinpoche.
  • The OM Pendant – this is the seed syllable of the Skillful Protectoress WHITE UMBRELLA Goddess who has a thousand arms and a thousand eyes! She is particularly revered for her ability to overcome dark magic and a thousand obstacles, emanating light from the syllable OM !

2) CARRY MIRROR AMULETS FOR ADDITIONAL PROTECTION

Amulet Mirrors have special qualities! They can deflect bad energy as well as attract and absorb good energy at the same time! With the Number 5 in the centre, all the numbers in each sector are doubled in strength - the Quarrelsome Three in the East, the Violent 7 in the WEST, and the Illness #2 in the Southwest! If you are living in any of these rooms, or your entrance faces these locations, then our advice is to carry these powerful amulet mirrors to get through this terrible month!
  • Double 5 Yellow in the Centre – this affects everyone and is thus vital for everyone. Please carry the Kalachakra Mandala Mirror.
  • Double 2 illness Star in the SW – This affects all elderly mothers, bringing illness. The double 2 also activates the Yin House Star in the SW. Monkeys, Sheep and Matriarchs need to carry the Red Goddess Mirror which can deflect harm as well as strengthen the inner essence of the Matriarch. Male Sheep and Monkeys can carry the Inner Celestial Mansion of Avalokiteshvara Mirror to stay safe from the Yin House and any illness vibes.
  • Double 3 Star in the East – This brings serious legal problems, court cases and hostility with others. It affects eldest sons and those whose bedrooms or entrance are in the East. It also causes plenty of angst for those born in the year of the Rabbit. Carry the Fire Wheel of Avalokiteshvara to burn away the troublesome #3.
  • Double 7 Star in the West – If your bedroom or entrance is here, or if you are born in the year of the Rooster then you must fortify your security this month! Carry the Blue Petalled Lotus Mirror of Secret Manjushri to stay safe from violence, accidents, burglars and thieves!

3) MAKE PLENTY OF INCENSE OFFERINGS DAILY

Hungry Ghosts are called "hungry" because by their nature they are unable to satisfy their hunger or thirst through eating ordinary food or water. To be fed, they are only able to smell the smoke of incense and the aroma of food – and so naturally they become really happy and appeased when incense or other special food items are burned and offered to them.

These are very desperate ghosts who are trapped in between realms; they are constantly suffering from extreme deprivation - so when left unappeased it's not surprising that they start to cause mischief to those whose chi energy levels are on the low side – for example, those whose astrological feng shui or house feng shui for the year is afflicted and whose "ji oon" or life force is weak. Hence during this Hungry Ghost Month, more than ever, it is so essential to perform incense offerings - perhaps even every night!

Incense Offering Ritual

The Incense Offering Ritual is a very POWERFUL way to remove obstacles caused by wandering and local spirits of the land. It is done about 2-3 times a week, but during the Hungry Ghost month, it is beneficial to do this every evening or as often as you can. The best time for this is around dusk, just after sunset. Light up sweet smelling incense (like kemenyen or sandalwood) and chant this special incense offering mantra as you walk clockwise around your rooms and outside your home while holding your incense burner:

I TAKE REFUGE IN THE TRIPLE GEMS. NAMAH SARVA TATHAGATHA AVALOKITE OM SAMBHARA SAMBHARA HUNG (21x)

After completing the walk-about your home, dedicate all the incense and offerings to the holy beings, dakinis, angels, spiritual protectors, local landlords, and wandering spirits around you and request that they look after you instead of harm you. Let the incense burn till it has finished burning.

4) INVITE POWERFUL BUDDHAS to LIVE IN YOUR HOME...

WHITE UMBRELLA GODDESS
The White Umbrella Goddess is also known as Ushnisha Sitatapatra – the powerful goddess to completely annihilates spirit harm and black magic. She has a thousand arms that each carry a white parasol, to protect you against a thousand dangers caused by many classes of harmful spirit beings. You can invite her image that has been beautifully glorified on a plaque, or engraved on a Crystal Ball.

GURU RINPOCHE
Guru Rinpoche or also known as Guru Padmasambhave is the powerful Lotus Buddha who is legendary for having tamed even the toughest demons! He is the Buddha for overcoming evil ! Invite the image of Guru Rinpoche into your home and make offerings to him. He will keep your home safe from spirit harm this month and beyond !

For the a more complete analysis of the Hungry Ghost Month and a list of taboos and other rituals to perform during Hungry Ghost month, get your copy of FSW July/August!