|[a] Preview RF|
Today is slender, but no less interesting for that (like Jack Sprat).
(Section Five—Characters 6 and 7)
|[b] Lean Day Column RF|
The jianchu "personality" is "Grasp" (執), and that is red-ink goodness. Reach for your potential today. It is said that the day is good for stretching the limits around the house and your work, but it is not a particularly good day for travel.
There are two beneficent asterisms: Generational Horse (歲馬) and Unleashing Spirits (解神).
Today has five inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, five auspicious (吉) periods, and two in-between ones (中).
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Binding Nets (結網) and Positioning Beds (安牀) for maximum fengshui efficiency.
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the thirteenth day (十三) of the second lunar month, and the "cycle of sixty" characters are #57: gengshen (庚申). We are almost ready to start a new, eight-week (plus) cycle of sixty.
Elemental (and Phased)
(Section Five—Character 5)
Today's slice of the "Five Phases" (sometimes called the "Five Elements") is Wood (木). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Fire. Today is Wood, and tomorrow is Wood before giving way to Water the day after tomorrow. After ten days, we'll be back where we are today (endlessly repeating).
|[d] White Tiger RF|
It's a solid day for four big, bold-character items: Sweeping Rooms (掃社) and Seizing and Capturing, or Trapping (捕捉), Discarding Clothing (除服), and Completing Clothing (成服).
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are plentiful...and a little bit scary. Among them are Four Abandonments (四廢) and "Baleful Plunder" (劫煞). One of the most ominous of all shows the return of White Tiger (白虎), too.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
The catch-all that makes up sections seven and eight have some of the usual suspects today. White (白) and Water (水) make up section seven, and the three items, related to miscellaneous activities, in section eight, are Pestle (碓), Furnace (爐), and Mortar (磨). And, no, mortar-and-pestle don't always go together on the calendar the way they do in real life.
|[e] Furnace RF|
So, grasp beyond your usual limits today. Even with its "50-50" breakdown, it will err on the side of positive. Enjoy it, and I'll see you back here tomorrow night for a preview of Friday in Lunar World.