The Birthday of the Goddess of the Nine Heavens——Improves your Fertility, Romance and Career Luck

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The 15th day of the 2nd month of the lunar calendar is the birthday of the Goddess of the Nine Heavens, a day on which all women who want children and pray for luck in love and career flock to temples.

The Goddess of the Nine Heavens is commonly known as Jiu Tian Xuan Nü, the name has been variously translated as the Dark Lady of the Nine Heavens, the Mysterious Lady of the Nine Heavens, and Empress Xuan Nu of the Ninth Heaven. According to legend, the Goddess of the Nine Heavens is the disciple of the Queen Mother of the West, who is not only extremely powerful and skilled in military tactics, but also ethereally beautiful; she is not only the embodiment of justice, but also the representative of wisdom.

According to popular belief, the Goddess of the Nine Heavens is also known as the "Goddess of Fertility". Therefore, women who want to have children can pray to the Goddess of Nine Heavens to bless them with a child; and if they have a child, they can pray for blessing to the child. Some people also believe that the Goddess of Nine Heavens is the "Deity of Love", and that women who worship her will be granted with feminine beauty and wisdom.

The Goddess of the Nine Heavens is also credited with the invention of incense, but its function is not as a tribute for religious rituals but as a medicine to cure illness, and she is the guardian deity who must be worshipped by incense-makers. One of the duties of the Goddess of the Nine Heavens is Feng Shui, and those in the property industry who pay attention to Feng Shui would worship her to make sure their business runs smoothly.

On the birthday of the Goddess of the Nine Heavens, devotees may worship her with vegetables, fruits, flowers, peanut candies, perfume, pollen, rouge and other daily necessities for women, and pray to the Goddess of the Nine Heavens for her charms, love and career luck. As they kneel in worship, incense in hand, the devotees recite: "Goddess of the Nine Heavens, please bless me (name) and my family with peace wherever we go and with an excellent appearance". When the ritual is complete, burn the Red Dragon Robe, the Quartet Nobility Amulets and the Sextet Nobility Amulets, as well as the Harmony Amulets. Finally, burn the Heavenly Gold and Longevity Gold.

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