|[a] Preview Cats RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
|[b] Dipper (Ladle) RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Decide (定). This one is a crowd favorite, and its a great day for everything. It is decidedly good.
There are four beneficent asterisms today: Four Facings (四相), Peopled Days (民日), Lunar Kindness (月恩), and Entering Spirits (進神).
|[c] Pillar RF|
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Lawsuits and Litigation (詞訟), Moving Soil (動土), Patching Embankments (補垣), and Plugging up Caves (塞穴) on that vast, sprawling eighteenth century southern Chinese estate that reminds everyone of the novel Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓夢). Think about these.
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the third (初三) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #46: jiyou (己酉). 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 Earth (地). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Earth. Today is Earth, and tomorrow is Metal.
|[d] Copse RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Earth Duffel (地囊), Debt Not (債不), Opposed Branch (反支), Vermilion Bird (朱雀), and Yin General (陰將). Earth Duffel (what I call "Dirt Bag" informally) is big, bold, black-ink balefulness.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Copse (林). No, not "Corpse" (尸). The miscellaneous activities are Gate (門), Great (大), and Divination (占). Nobody knows what they mean. Really. I mean that.
See You Tomorrow
O.k., roll around in the warm, fluffy, auspiciousness of this wonderful down pillow of a day. I'll see you back here for a preview of a Friday that could not possibly be as good (but one that will give us a few interesting nuggets, nonetheless).