|[a] Kitten Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
|[b] Soil RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Establish (見),and it is better than it looks. Although it is printed in black ink, it is a great day to get "stuff" underway. To my mind, this is a 70-30 (positive) day, so run with it.
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Lunar Kindness (月恩) and Heavenly Kindness (天恩). "Kindness" is the theme of the day.
|[c] Metal RF|
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Moving Soil (動土) and Mourning Visits (行喪). Avoid them (yes, don't even think about revving up the John Deere earth mover...and wait until tomorrow to pay your respects). It's complicated.
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the third (初三) day of the third lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #17: gengchen (庚辰). The days cycle—1, 2, 3, 58, 59, 60, 1, 2, 3...—in perpetuity.
Elemental (and Phased)
(Section Five—Character 5)
Today's slice of the "Five Phases" (sometimes called the "Five Elements") is Metal (金). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Earth. Today is Metal, and tomorrow is Metal.
|[d] Bifurcation RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Generational Destruction (歲破), Water Scar (水痕), Soil Palace (土府), and Three Mournings (三喪). They are baleful, but they are the flip side, so to speak, of the "auspicious stars" of section two.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Bifurcation (丫) and Ghost (鬼). The miscellaneous activities are Pestle (碓), Perch (栖), and Mortar (磨). Nobody knows what they mean. Seriously, people, I am not just saying that; I have spent thirty years trying to get answers in China (and beyond).
|[e] Perch RF|
So...winnow your basket...and establish. I will see you back here on Wednesday night for Thursday's preview of Lunar World.