MANILA – Wearing red underwear may ward off spirits during the so-called ghost month, a feng shui expert said.
The ghost month is the seventh month of the lunar calendar and it will start on August 14 and go on until September 12 this year. The "ghost day" will fall on August 28.
During this period, spirits or "ghosts" of the dead are believed to descend and roam around the world of the living. The Chinese, who have a strong belief in the after-life, try to pacify these ghosts to prevent bad luck.
In an interview with psychic Stargazer on DZMM, feng shui practitioner Maxima Tiu said that aside from wearing amulets, one can also wear red underwear to deflect negative energy.
“Lagi tayong magsusuot ng red panty lalo na August para 'yung mga bad vibes hindi lumalapit sa atin. Don’t be afraid na it’s a ghost month,” she said.
Tiu also showed Stargazer several other charms that one may use as a personal accessory or display in their houses or offices which will supposedly absorb bad energy.
For Chinese people, the ghost month is commonly believed to bring more accidents and bad luck compared with other months of the year.
Nonetheless, Stargazer and Tiu emphasized that the amulets and charms are just a guide. Stargazer also advised listeners to always hold on to their faith when dealing with spirits and other entities.
“Ang inyo pong natunghayan ay pawang mga gabay lamang po. Tayo rin ang gumagawa ng kanya-kanyang kapalaran at ang pananalig sa Poong Maykapal ang higit na makatutulong tungo sa masaya at positibong pananaw sa buhay,” Stargazer said.
“Kahit ano po ang isuot niyo, kahit ano po ang hawak niyo, kapag kayo ay negatibo at grumpy lagi, wala rin pong effect 'yan kasi lagi kayong galit. Talagang kailangan natin maging positibo,” she added.