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Friday, December 13, 2013
Opening Gates Of Fortune (開財門)
Taoists have many rituals for getting fortunes. Most of the
rituals make use of spirits or ‘good brothers’ to bring in the fortune; below
ritual is one of the few rituals that conjures help from gods of fortune and
better suited for business bosses earning an honest living.
Choose a good day, perform the ritual at night.
Setup 5 small altars in the living room: East, South, West,
North and Centre.
Prepare a pair of red candles and 5 incense sticks with some
joss papers will do.
Draw the below 7 Fu use yellow paper and red ink.
Mantra for opening door of fortune:
below mantra and act accordingly.
disciple (name), under Tai Shiong Lao Jun.
Today I am
ordered to come here, the Jade Emperor asked me to open the door of fortune.
上開玉皇鎖的財，下開地府關的財。(burn fu 1, fu 2)
open the fortune locked by the Jade Emperor; Below, I open the door locked by
I open both
Ying-Yang doors, inviting the gods of fortune from 5 directions.
children of fortunes please come, the youth of fortune please be seated.
一開東方甲乙木，二開南方丙丁火。(burn fu 3, fu 4)
open the Eastern door of woods, second I open the door of fire;
三開西方庚辛金，四開北方壬癸水。(burn fu 5, fu 6)
open the Western door of metal; fourth I open the door of water.
五開中央戊己土 (burn fu 7)，若不開九牛造開。
open the center door of earth, if the doors failed to open; I summon the 9 oxen
doors still not opening, the 5 thunders break the door. Yet still not opening;
the golden sword and sharp scissors break the doors.
I carry out
the order of Tai Shiong Lou Kun.
don’t forget to give thanks to all the gods and goddesses and make a wish that
you will use the fortune to do good things.