(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Heart-Mind (心). Calendrical interpretations stress that it is generally unlucky, so don't put all your cards in the heart-mind basket. It is a particularly bad day for building projects and lawsuits. It sounds good doesn't it ("heart-mind"). It is a good deal more problematic than that, though. Let's think of it along the lines of "heart-ache."
|[b] Heart RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Discard (除). It is a particularly good day for cleansing, purging, and and starting things anew. It is not a good day for weddings, travel, and public events.
There are three beneficent asterisms today: Heavenly Virtue (天德), Linked Days (合日), and Auspicious Time-Slice (吉期). They're red-ink positive and good by definition.
There are three inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times. Creeping auspiciousness inflation. What ever happened to the almost daily "4-4-4" of my (relative) youth?
Things to Avoid
|[c] Thatched RF|
It's a bad day for Stove Work (作灶), Thatched Coverings (善蓋), and Discarding Clothing (除服). Think about these (even though it is a "Discard" day, just don't do it with clothing, I guess).
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the twenty-ninth (), and final, day of the third lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #43: bingwu (丙午). 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 Water (水). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Fire. Today is Water, and tomorrow is Water.
|[d] Widespread Pond RF|
It's a solid day for twelve different things, including: Meeting Friends (會友), Haircuts and Styling (理髮), Sweeping Rooms (掃舎), and Moving Soil (動土). There is a whole passel more, so click the link for all of the good things to do.
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Repeat Mourning (重喪), Widespread Pond (咸池), Repeated Days (復日), and Yang General (陽將). They're scary.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens (just one) is White (白). The miscellaneous activities are Kitchen (廚), Pestle (碓), and stove (灶). Nobody knows what they mean (and this assessment is based on thirty years of calendrical fieldwork).
|[e] Meeting Friends RF|
So, put your whole heart-mind into your day, and eschew on its potential. I'll see you back here on Monday night for a preview of Tuesday in Lunar World.