Over the weekend I had the good fortune of chit chatting with Professor Dr Thubten Phuntsok of the Nationalities University of Beijing.
Now, this gentleman is a store house of facts and figures. He can quote years and figures off his head, just like that. Naturally, I poked him a little and we went the direction of Tibetan astrology.
Tibetan astrology is the child of the ancient, 4000 years ancient, science of sky watching, the Chinese Taoism and Indian Kalachakra system. All these, I think, have been “improved’ through time and along the way “clarified” by mystics and seers.
There are many similarities between the Chinese and the Tibetan system of astrology. I hope to do a write on this sometime.
When it comes to date selection, it seems that there are many versions practiced. I am now looking at one version of the calendar for the tiger year which seems to emphasize the 28 thro chor. Some calendars appear to use the 27 constellations. The Chinese system has 28. I have not compared them so am unable to say anything. Perhaps some of you can enlighten me?
There is something which I hope can be useful. The Tibetans believe that Friday is a general auspicious day for all undertakings. Good Friday! So if you do not have the time to consult the calendar, then just choose Friday for your venture.
If I find any more fun stuff, I shall share it here. All the best.