|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
|[b] Four Stomachs RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Open (開), which should be printed in red (開). It's all about recovery from illness, and it is a good day for weddings, travel, study, and just about everything else. It's a good day, and should always be printed in red ink.
There are four beneficent asterisms today, including Generational Branch (歲支), Three Linkages (三合), Engendered Vapor (生氣), and Ten Spirits (十靈).
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. This is the way it's supposed to be, people: 4-4-4.
|[c] Branch RF|
It's a bad day for Binding Nets (結網), Venerating Ancestors (祭祀), Inquiring-into Fortune (祈福), and Stove Work (作灶). Think about these.
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the thirteenth (十三) day of the third lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #27: gengyin (庚寅). 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 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.
|[d] Moving Soil RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Mutual Repression (厭對), Fire Star (火星), Tiger Mouth (虎口), Rollicking Braggadocio (招搖), and Blood Taboo (血忌). They're pretty baleful—more than usual, even.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Fire (火). The miscellaneous activities are Furnace (爐), Mortar (磨), and Pestle (對). Nobody knows what they mean. Really.
|[e] Tiger Mouth RF|
So enjoy the double-red wonder-day that happens to be printed in black ink. It'll be fun. I'll see you back here Saturday night for a preview of Sunday in Lunar World.