By the time you read this posting, The Seventh Month Celebration will be just a few Chinese Hours away (or its already the Seventh Month Celebration).
In Folks Culture aka Min Su (民俗), there are quite a number of Dos and Donts.
In here, I will like to do a few quite Important Dos and Donts to everyone, in-order to assist the Folks (or the worried ones) to overcome certain discomfort during the Month.
Note: If oneself is Upright, Pure & Sincere, do not need to take things too hard for the Month. No Being will harm you unless you are Nasty Ones.
For Pregnant Women & Physically-weak-people, try not to mingle around in dark corners, silent pathway, cold & quiet gardens, under Trees and inside vacant Units.
Such places are the places that easily gathered Negative Energies and various Unpleasant Magnetic Field.
Once the frequency of oneself and the frequency of such places Matches, oneself will tend to feel uneasy or the Negative Forces will be able to enter into one’s Physical Body causing certain parts of the Body to feel sick or Mentally-discomfort.
If this will to happen, try to use Sandalwood or Agarwood or the Huo Xiang combination to do cleansing after reaching home.
And if the situation carried-on for sometime, try to consult any Doctors or Physicians. And the situation get worst, try to visit Big & Official Temples such as Tian Gong Temple to lessen the Negative Forces.
Children under 3 years old (according to Chinese Age) are not allowed to participate in any form of Seventh Month Rituals/Ceremonies.
Parents are not allowed to bring this group of Children out after Sunset.
Why? Children under 3 years old are still considered as Physical & Spiritual weak and unstable, this is the group of Children that can be easily affected by the Surrounding-changes and Energies Flow.
If this group of Children accidentally joined in any of such Rituals/Ceremonies, after returning home, some of them might get sick – such as Fever, Sleepless-nights or get Bad-dreams at night.
If such issues will to happen, then try to Pay Respect to Chuan Mu (床母) aka The Motherly Lord of Protecting Infants aka The Spiritual Nannies, after 5.00Pm.
How to do so? Just prepare a bowl of cooked-Rice, a drumstick, a plate of cooked-vegetable, 3 stacks of Shou Jin (the normal Josspaper with Fu Lu Shou 壽金), a cup of Chinese Tea, Incenses and Candles.
After preparing, place All the Offerings on a Big Red Round Plate and then placed it on the Bed or in the Bedroom where the Child slept.
Light the Incenses & Candles and then sincerely pay respect to the Chuan Mu, asking for her blessing for the Child. During the paying of respect, remember to recite out the Name & DOB of the Child to Chuan Mu. About 5 minutes after offering the Incenses, the Josspapers can be burnt off.
On the next Morning, used the 5-colored Flowers and some Pomelo-leaves to clean the Body of the Child. Usually after these procedures, the Child will return to a calming state, but if the Child still remains in a suffering state, try to consult any Doctors before taking other necessary and Positive actions.
More Info here: http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2009/06/introduction-on-honouring-chuang-gong_14.html
For Chinese Horoscopes of Cow & Horse, try not to attend any Seventh Month Rituals/Ceremonies that often, do not attend any Funerals during this Period (unless the Passed-on is a very close-related member of the Family), try one’s best not to mingle around alone after Sunset.
Why? Due to these 2 Chinese Horoscopes are the 2 which are born with the Less-Spiritual Protection from the Natural Energies in the Three Realms. Once any Negative issues will to happen around these 2 Chinese Horoscopes, they will be the 1st few to get affected.
In-order to lessen the Possibility of getting affected, try one’s best to be more “Obedient” during this Period.
If anything will to happen, what shall oneself do to get the Blessing?
Try to visit Official Taoist Temples (not very Possible to find One in Singapore) that dedicate Altars to Lord Tai Sui (recommended one will be Yue Hai Qing Miao in Philip Street).
Sincerely Pay Respect to the Lord Tai Sui for the Year and also the Lord Tai Sui of one’s Birth-year.
Ask the Blessing from them and then after the Paying of Respect, offered an Ang Bao that contains 12 Coins (for Leap-Month will be 13 Coins) into the Donation Box. Once this is done, leave the Temple and returned home straight.
For those who didn’t really want to visit such Temples to request for Blessing. Then without the next 3 Days, oneself might be down with certain Illnesses such as Fever or Flu. Remember to consult any Doctors if any of this Illnesses “approached” you, cos some of them might worsen.