The Chinese Timing

There is a time for everything’ – this ageless advice is mentioned and preached across all beliefs and faiths and cannot be more appropriate than to be applied to our daily lives.

Conventional choice of dates for everything, from moving homes to a wedding, calls for precise considerations besides good weather and convenient travel conditions.

Chinese wisdom holds that the beginning of an event is a crucial moment, which contains within it the seeds of what is to unfold. It pays to give attention to choose the right date to sign an agreement, negotiate a deal or propose to your future wife. The thin line between making money and losing out in the markets is largely all about timing.

Numerous systems of date selections have emerged from different cultures and practices.

One outstanding method makes use of the space and time dimension of calculating a perfect time and calls for the analysis of a person’s time of birth.

This widely respected method is still in use today and is based on the information of the Chinese Almanac. It derives that a person’s birth chart contains elements that either enhances or clashes with that of a chosen day.

The chinese timing are divided into 12 periods, each 2 hours long. The chinese day commence at 11 pm the night before. These are the corresponding time:

Chinese periods Hours
子(zi) 11pm to 1 am
丑(chou) 1am to 3 am
寅(yin) 3am to 5 am
卯(mao) 5am to 7am
辰(chen) 7am to 9am
巳(si) 9am to 11am
午(wu) 11am to 1pm
未(wei) 1pm to 3pm
申(shen) 3pm to 5pm
酉(you) 5pm to 7pm
戌(xu) 7pm to 9pm
亥(hai) 9pm to 11pm


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Katherine Goh

Just a simple singaporean gal who loves simplicity and highly appreciates nature and beauty in life. I love travelling to unique places, trekking, white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, caving , snorkeling, sailing and am wanting very much to learn wind-surfing giving the opportunities too. I'm a lover of Nature and am passionate to share my travel-folio. So I created a "connection" on these pages. Occasionally, i will "lost somewhere", meditate and connect with Mother Earth. Trust me its a very very refreshing and connecting experience every time. Someone who continously searching for a place on earth that truely takes my breath away.

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