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(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Mix (參). Calendrical interpretations stress that its meaning itself is "mixed." It is a mixture of lucky and unlucky. Building projects are solid; burials are not. It is also not a good day for marriages. All-in-all, though, it's generally, um, sort of, er, o.k.
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The jianchu "personality" is Fullness (滿). Here, even though it is printed in black ink, it's not at all bad. It is a day of overflowing "stuff," and the only real downside is, (burp), a little too much of a good thing. It's a great day for weddings (see above for contrast), conferences, and so forth. It's a bad day for household tasks.
There are three beneficent asterisms today: Timely Virtue (時德), Peopled Days (民日), and Entering Spirits (進神).
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. Finally. Two days in a row of "normal" 4-4-4. Just like old times.
Things to Avoid
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Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the seventeenth (十七) day of the third lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #31: jiawu (甲午). 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 Water. Today is Metal, and tomorrow is Metal.
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It's a solid day for twelve different things, including Venerating Ancestors (祭祀), Moving Biers (移柩), and Making Banners (合帳). Click the link for the rest, and have a bier.
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Disastrous Balefulness (灾煞), Heavenly Fire (天火), Heavenly Punishment (天刑), and Yang General (陽將). They're bad; they're baleful.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Water (水). The miscellaneous activities are Divination (占), Pestle (碓), and Gate (門). Nobody knows what they mean.
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Enjoy the mild whiplash of the day, venerate your ancestors, and move their biers. I'll see you back here on Wednesday night for a Thursday preview.