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Ghost Month: What It Is and How to Block It

In the month of hungry ghost, it is said that the yin overpowers the yang. The yin forces are thus very strong during this period. When yin chi dominates a house, it starts to attract ghosts and wandering spirits who thrive in such places. A house with too much yin energy starts to become dark and overshadows whatever sunlight that enters. Houses built over previous gravesites or next to the cemetery are also attractive places for ghosts to convene.


During ghost month, souls of the deceased would roam around and bring potential harm and other misfortune to the living. To put it simply: ghost month may end up being good for the brave. Because everyone is treading carefully with regards to business, certain products and services end up cheaper than they would be on other months.

Here are some dos and don'ts during ghost month, which starts on August 19 and ends on September 16:

You know how they say misery loves company? Evil spirits with dark intentions gravitate towards the dark in the same way. Keep the negativity away from the home by ensuring your space is bright and well-lit. Keep your door hinges properly oiled, your closed spaces well-lighted and your living spaces clean to maintain a positive environment.


Ghost month is a bad time to travel, whether by air or sea, say the superstitious. Push through with major events (i.e. getting married, moving to a new house, starting a new business) as this could "invite" wandering spirits with you. Essentially anything that you start during the window that ghost month looms over us is bound to be swathed in a cloak of bad luck and misfortune.

To ward off bad luck this ghost month, one can offer incense to 'feed' the ghosts. Incense and food are offered to the spirits to deter them from visiting homes and spirit paper money is also burnt as an offering.


Feng shui experts advise to make an incense offering as incense is said to appease spirits and hungry ghosts. Get those incense sticks and pellets you’ve accumulated through the years, light these up and leave these burning safely every day right outside your new house’s front door. You may also walk around your home with your incense burner to let the sweet smoke from the incense bathe and cleanse your living spaces from negative energy.



Or better yet, save some time and money with Infinite Incense! It comes with incense cones that lasts longer and admittedly, looks cooler. Place it at the center of your house and worry not, because it will travel throughout your home.

So get yours right here and remember to always keep safe!