|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Pleiades (昂). Calendrical interpretations stress that it is particularly inauspicious, and both lawsuits and death are in the offing if you don't take precautions (at least in Lunar World). Be very wary.
|[b] Closed RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Closed (閉). It is the twelfth of twelve "personalities" in the jianchu cycle, and it is always printed in black ink. It is a day for burial and introspection. The latter, though, has potential benefits. Hunker down. Think, reflect. It's not all bad.
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Branch (歲支) and Virtuous Days (德日). They're good; really good.
There are three inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, five in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. Not bad. It almost feels "balanced."
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Mixing Sauces (合醬) and Boring Wells (穿井). Think about these. What's a "sauce?" And what is "boring?"
|[c] Cave RF|
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the fourteenth (十四) day of the third lunar month. The moon is almost full. The cycle of sixty character is #28: xinmao (). 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 Wood. Today is Wood, and tomorrow is Water.
It's a solid day for eight different things, including Tailoring (裁衣), Patching Embankments (補垣), and Plugging Holes (塞穴) on your sprawling, eighteenth century southeastern Chinese estate. Click the link for the rest!
|[d] Mountain RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Upper Amputee (上兀), Lunar Taboo (月忌), and Blood Branch (血支).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Bifurcation (丫) and Mountain (山). The miscellaneous activities are Kitchen (廚), Gate (門), and Stove (灶). Nobody knows what they mean (and dedicated readers know that I am not kidding...and could spend the next hour telling you why).
See You Tomorrow
O.k., people, it's double black ink, but it's not that bad. It's more like "leans strongly bad," if this were a political race, but it is not completely in the "bad" column. Hunker down, and I'll see you back, right here, tomorrow night for a preview of Monday in Lunar World.