The 15th lunar day of the 7th lunar month is the Chinese Ghost Festival. The first lunar day of the 7th lunar month is on August 8, 2021. August 22, 2021, is the 15th lunar day, which is the Chinese Ghost Festival. The first lunar day of the 8th lunar month is on September 7, 2021. Therefore, the Ghost Month is from August 8 to September 6 . This is when spirits and ghost are released from Hades to roam the living world. You can setup your offerings with your back facing NorthEast sector tonight 12am onward.
Gate of Hell Opened
For private houses, the Gate of Hell is open on the first day of the Ghost Month, on which ghosts come out to the mortal world and the sacrifice ceremony, grand or simple, is required. The grand sacrifice ceremony means offering a good meal while the simple means preparing some fruits and desserts to show respect. As the saying goes, there is no such thing as a free lunch. This kind of sacrifice ceremony implies bringing me no trouble once eating my food.
Gate of Heaven Opened
For public places, the Gate of Hell is open on the second day of the Ghost Month. In ancient times, shops and government offices held the sacrifice ceremony one day after the private houses to pray for safety and no mysterious case in the month.
There is nothing one need to be fearful of, as they are also considered energy in the human world. In most cases, we don't usually do renovation commencement in this month. Do however follow simple guide line below to ensure a smooth month transition.
20 Guidelines for a safe and peaceful month
庚 Geng Metal, 乙 Yi Wood Daymaster need to take precaution
If Your Bazi Month Earthly Branch has the Tiger sign or 寅 Ying Wood, you have take be cautious too
Don't response to someone calling your name if you are walking home late at night. Yin energy is strong after 11pm
Hotels are considered Yin places, together with hospital. If you can avoid visiting, it is safer for you
Stay away from beaches, places with huge amount of trees, especially at night
If you have strong sixth sense since young, it's better to go home early this month
It is not advisable to swim during the hungry ghost festival month
Avoid making major decision such as buying house or car. Sign the contract on a good day in a better month
House renovation is best not to commence in this month
Do not pick up anything on the road, such as coins, money, abandoned stuffs or mattress
Do not make fun of the spirits and it is best to be respectful
If you find yourself having lot of negative or suicidal thoughts this month, visit the temple or church and say your prayers
Do not take photo at night, especially at offering area
Do not lean on the wall as spirits are usually at those area
Do not host your wedding dinner this month to avoid relationship disharmony
Avoid hanging your clothes out overnight as spirits may attach to it
Avoid using red umbrella at night if possible
You can provide simple food offerings on the first day of Hungry Ghost Festival
You should provide the favorite food of your ancestors on the 15th of the Hungry Ghost Festival
Do more good deeds, keep a positive mindset, accumulate good karma