Many people consult a Brahmin priest before starting anything new. It may be the laying of the foundation of a new house or shifting to a new house, starting of neck work, a marriage in the family, a journey to a distant place or something similar. Some call it superstition. Others emphasis that in nature there are days and times when one is likely to succeed better.
In the Brahmvarchas Panchang it is said:
Nothing inauspicious can affect a noble deed done with a noble objective.
How true! Whatever is good and noble will always succeed. Delaying it to search for an auspicious time would be wrong. One who is capable and confident will always succeed. If there are obstacles sometimes, they may be due to natural reasons and should be accepted as part of life. They should not be allowed to damage one's self-confidence.
In the Brahmvarchas Panchang it is also said:
Gowdhulikaal, the time when the sun is setting and the cows are returning home is auspicious for all good deeds.
It is also explained that Akshay Tritiya the third day of the moonlit half of Baisakh, Akshay Naumi the ninth day of the moonlit half of kartik, Basant Panchami the fifth day of the moonlit half of Magha, Ganga Dashera the tenth day of the moonlit half of Jaisth, Vijay Dasmi the tenth day of the moonlit half of Ashwini, Mahashivratri the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of Phagun, Ramnaumi the ninth day of the moonlit fortnight of Chaitra, and all the full moon days are auspicious for marriages and other new activities.
It is also believed that all activities conducted after religious rites or those conducted in places of pilgrimage need no special day or time. The purpose of the activity and circumstances are important. Success follows automatically.