|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Astride (奎). Calendrical interpretations stress that it distinctly inauspicious. Construction work and digging projects are disastrous, and family quarrels loom in the background.
|[b] Astride RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Closed (閉). While this is not as bad as it sounds (a good day for kicking back outside of the public glare), most public activities are "unfortunate" in Lunar World.
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Heavenly Virtue (天德) and Linked Days (合日).
There are three inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, six in-between (中) times, and three auspicious (吉) times. Whoa. Just...whoa. That's powerfully "average."
Things to Avoid
|[c] Kitchen Cat RF|
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the tenth (初十) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #53: bingchen (丙辰). 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 (土). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Water. Today is Earth, and tomorrow is Earth.
It's a solid day for only two things: Unhitching and Unloading (拆卸) and Sweeping (掃舎).
|[d] Unloading RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Generational Destruction (歲破), Blood Branch (血支), Repeat Mourning (重喪), and Repeated Days (復日). Yup, they're baleful (especially "Blood Branch").
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Person (人) and Water (水). The miscellaneous activities are Kitchen (廚), Perch (栖), and Stove (灶). Nobody knows what they mean (but stay out of the kitchen).
See You Tomorrow
O.k., people. Keep your heads down and weather the ol' double black-ink punch of inauspiciousness. I'll see you back here on Thursday night for a preview of Friday in Lunar World.