|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Beak of the Turtle (觜). It's awful. Calendrical interpretations stress that it is a day of exile and punishment. Make mistakes today, and it will end in arraignment at best and capital punishment, at worst. Drive the speed limit.
|[b] Turtle Beak RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Discard (除). It's wonderful. Calendrical interpretations stress that it is a day for sweeping away excess. It is a time of washing and bathing and (healthy) purging. I like to think of it as a day to clean the office, the kitchen, or any other area. Start eating well. Start exercising. Clean it up and move out the excess. Good stuff.
There are three beneficent asterisms today: Generational Virtue (歲德), Linked Days (合日), and Generational Emolument (歲祿). They're good.
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. Back to normal; twice in one week (4-4-4).
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Lawsuits and Litigation (詞訟), Distant Journeys (遠行), and Discarding Clothing (除服). Think about these. What does "distant" mean? What does "discard" mean? What does "litigation" mean?
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the sixteenth (十六) day of the third lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #30: guisi (癸巳). The days cycle—1, 2, 3, 58, 59, 60, 1, 2, 3...—in perpetuity.
(Section Five—Character 5)
Today's slice of the "Five Phases" (sometimes called the "Five Elements") is Water (水). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Water. Today is Water, and tomorrow is Metal.
|[d] Bathing RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Short Star (短星), Lower Amputee (下兀), Doubled Days (重日), and Plundered Balefulness (劫煞). They're bad. Very bad.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Bifurcation (丫) and Person (人). The miscellaneous activities are Divination (占), Bed (牀), and Edifice (房). Nobody knows what they mean.
See You Tomorrow
So, protect your neck from whiplash on this utterly-good-meets-utterly-bad day. Weave your way between the beak of the turtle and discarding things that aren't good for you. I'll see you back here on Tuesday night for a preview of Wednesday in Lunar World.