|[a] Cat Preview (Willow) RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Willow (柳). I cannot even begin to convey to you how bad that is. How bad is it? Calendrical interpretations stress that it is a day of utter ruin; don't do anything today. How realistic is that? Not very. But it's a bad-bad day, at least in this willow-protected sphere of Lunar World. Be very wary.
|[b] Cat Cave RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Grasp (執), and it is kinda-sorta all-right. Think of it as reaching beyond your ordinary limits. Calendrical interpretations stress that it is a day for staying in and getting things done (pushing your limits from the inside, as it were). Don't travel (except that people have been doing it on these days for the past three thousand (and more) years.
There are five beneficent asterisms today: Heavenly Lunarity (天月), Virtuous Linkage (德合), Four Facings (四相), Ten Spirits (十靈), and Not General (不將). They're good (and they're numerous).
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. Nice and "even."
Things to Avoid
|[c] Livestock RF|
It's a bad day for five things, including Haircuts, and Styling (理髮), Trimming Nails (整甲), Patching Embankments (補垣), Plugging-up Caves (塞穴), and Setting-up Production (置產). Think about these. That ranges from personal hygiene to the world in and beyond the home.
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the twentieth (二十) day of the third lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #34: dingyou (丁酉). 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 Fire (火). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Fire. Today is Fire, and tomorrow is Wood.
|[d] Widespread Pond RF|
It's a solid day for ten different things, including Moving Households (移徙), Opening Granaries (開倉), and Livestock Payments (納畜). There are seven more, too. Click the link and check 'em out.
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Upper Amputee (上兀), Great Loss-Void (大亡空), Five Vacancies (五虛), Widespread Pond (咸池), and Soil Charm (土符).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens is Person (人), and only that one. The miscellaneous activities are Storehouse (庫), Granary (倉), and Gate (門). Nobody knows what they mean.
|[e] Trimming Nails RF|
Watch out for the Willow, people (and grasp, grasp). I'll see you back here tomorrow night for a preview of Sunday in Lunar World.