New Classic Chinese Almanac
Year of the Dog 2018
Master Thomas Lin Yun says...
Dr. Edgar Sung edits and translates the Classic Chinese Almanac each
year to benefit students internationally. His hard work should not go
unrecognized. Now, he has translated and edited the Ten Thousand Years
Book, including detailed explanations of the mysterious changes of Heavenly
Stems, Earthly Branches, Years, Months, Days, and Hours, 24 Seasons (Joints
and Qi), Double Year, Double Month, Double Day. It is all recorded in
detail. The author clearly presents how the year is divided in terms
of the Four Seasons, the beginning of one Joint and one Qi, including
the minutes and seconds, all accurately calculated and recorded. This
allows the reader to use the Ten Thousand Years Book to do different calculations
including the Qi of Nine Stars and Purple Star, in order to accurately
determine and predict each person's characteristics.
Feng Shui Made Easy,
Time and Space are the invisible boundaries within which most people
operate. The Classic Chinese Almanac by Dr. Edgar Sung is one of those
essential references which can help each of us to expand our horizons
and become what Mencius called a t'ien min - a "citizen of the Universe."
It is in this spirit of service to others, that Dr. Edgar Sung creates
this yearly volume; using it brings us closer to the Tao, more aware of
the infinite potential we all possess, forever grateful for all the ancient
Feng Shui For Life
Feng Shui Astrology,
The Ten Thousand Years Book
Chinese Astrology forms an integral and vital component of Feng Shui.
Without the time element fully appreciated and comprehended, the big picture
that Feng Shui can provide is somewhat limited. It is rather like cooking
rice without sea salt. Doctor Sung provides the sea salt with this book!
When I first learnt Chinese Astrology I had to use the Ten Thousand Year
Calendar written in Chinese. It took a long time to fully understand how
it worked, how to read from right to left and to interpret the Chinese
characters and more precisely to discern when the months began and where
the twenty four Seasons also began. It was tough work and I still carry
my battered calendar wherever I go. Explaining the system to students
is tedious and takes up so much valuable time- if only there was a calendar
in the English language.
Well it's here! Doctor Sung has made a very valuable contribution to Feng
Shui by translating the Ten Thousand Years Book from 1920 through until
2020, all the work has been done for you! On top of that it is in English.
Doctor Sung covers: the Solar Month, the Solar Day, the Lunar Month, the
Lunar Day, the Month Stem, the Month Branch, the Day Stem and the Day
Branch. In addition to this Doctor Sung provides for the Nine Star Qi
enthusiast the Nine Star number of the day throughout this era. He also
provides in English the starting point of the twenty-four Seasons adjusted
to local time. This is the work of a very patient man.
Whether you incorporate the Nine Stars or the Four Pillars into your work
then this tool is invaluable. I prefer the "feel" of a solid book in front
of me when I make my calculations rather than a potentially unreliable
and impersonal computer programme.
Congratulations and many thanks Doctor Sung.
The Classic Chinese Almanac
Visit any China Town worldwide and you will find around the New Year many
different copies (in Chinese of course) of the yearly Almanac sometimes
known as the Tung Shu. This popular publication is read by thousands of
Chinese worldwide as it will give them an over view of their own Animal
in relationship to the Animal of the year. Not only that it will give
an over view of what kind of year it is likely to be globally. Doctor
Sung covers all of these topics within this book and then goes day-by-day
throughout the year indicating: the Branch and Stem for the day, the Element
of the day, the Nine Star for the day, auspicious Hours, the twenty-eight
Constellations, suitable activities, unsuitable activities and any clashes
and their direction that may occur.
This is a vital piece of work for any Feng Shui practitioner to incorporate
for advice that they give their clients. In addition it can help a practitioner
decide which are good days for consultations and which directions are
best suited for them to travel. In other words it can take a lot of unnecessary
hassle out of your precious time.
The final section of the book is excellent as it covers more layers about
the interaction of the different Branches and the different Stems as well
as information on the twenty-four seasons, the Hours and a list of all
the Lunar Years from 1900-2020. All the Nine Stars are also indicated
This is a very valuable tool and I highly recommend it.
As you know, for over two thousand years, the Chinese Almanac
(Tung Li) has been used as a guide for agriculture and the planning of daily life.
The version we have produced emphasizes the practical dimension, so that
the modern reader can make use of this storehouse of ancient wisdom to
address such basic life concerns as the conduct and timing of each day's
activities as well as important events such as weddings, grand openings,
ground breaking, traveling, burial and so forth.