The following article is from the Spring, 1999 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.


We have received many requests for continued information about the astrological dates to avoid when first hanging banners or prayer flags. When you put these up to bring success on the wrong astrological dates, you will continuously receive obstacles. For as long as the banners or prayer flags last, obstacles will continuously arise:

*10th and 22nd of the first, fifth, and ninth (Tibetan) months

*7th and 19th of the second, sixth and tenth months

*4th and 16th of the third, seventh and eleventh months

*lst and 13th of the fourth, eighth and twelfth months

The inauspicious days converted to the Western Calendar for 1999 until the end of the current Tibetan year. Please note that the Tibetan calendar has, to our way of thinking, certain peculiaritiesmonths and days can repeat and days can be skipped. The calendar from Rigpa (see New Items section) marks these days. See list to right.

This calculation is easy to do if you have a Tibetan calendar (available at the time of the Tibetan New Year), and save the formula of the months given here. Just look up the date of the Tibetan month and see the corresponding Julian calendar date. This list is also on our website: ä_æ

1 10th: Feb. 25,1999
22nd: Mar. 9
2 7th: Mar. 24
19th: Apr. 4, 5
3 4th: Apr. 19
16th: May 1
4 1st: May 16
13th: May 27,28
5 10th: June 23
22nd: July 5
6 7th: July 19
19th: Aug. 1
7 4th: Aug. 15
16th: Aug. 27
8 1st: Sept. 10
13th: Sept. 23
9 10th: Oct. 19
22nd: Oct. 31
10 7th: Nov. 15
19th: Nov. 26
11 4th: Dec. 11
16th: Dec. 23
12 1st: Jan. 7, 2000
13th: Jan. 19