|[a] Preview Cat RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Tail (尾). Calendrical interpretations stress that it is a fortuanate day for building activities and marriage. If either is undertaken today, you will be rewarded with hidden treasures and promotion to high office.
|[b] Generational Branch RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Closed (閉), which is pretty bad for almost anything "public." If you hunker-down and do some reading (or binge-watching), it is fine. Big-time public activities are a no-go (um, in Lunar World).
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Branch (歲支) and Virtuous Days (德日). By definition, they're good. We'll start exploring these a bit more deeply beginning next month.
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, three in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times.
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Boring Wells (穿井) and Disarding Clothing (除服). Think about these (and don't be boring, at least around wells).
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
|[c] Discarding Clothing RF|
Elemental (and Phased)
(Section Five—Character 5)
Today's slice of the "Five Phases" (sometimes called the "Five Elements") is Earth (土). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Earth. Today is Earth, and tomorrow is Metal.
It's a solid day for six different things, including Marriage Alliances (嫁娶) and Tailoring (裁衣). Note, as well, that today is one of the five "dividers" of the lunar year. It's called Earth King Usage Matters (土王用事). It divides the solar year into five, seventy-two hour periods.
|[d] Custom Tailoring RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Upper Amputee (上兀) and Repeat Mourning (復喪). We also see the return of one of my "baleful favorites"—Debt Not (債不).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Mountain (山). The miscellaneous activities are Divination (占), Gate (門), and Great (大). Nobody knows what they mean (and I'm not joking).
|[e] Divination RF|
Take care of yourself, don't bore your wells, and I'll see you back here tomorrow night for a preview of Wednesday in Lunar World.