|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Net (畢). Calendrical interpretations stress that its name comes from the cluster of stars in the Hyades and Pleiades, which can resemble a hunting net. Even today, the idea echoes an earlier world of natural bounty, with overflowing nets of fish and game (and no concerns with over-hunting or over-fishing. In today's Lunar World, the idea is that you will "net" auspiciousness throughout the day.
|[b] Netted Bounty RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Level (平). Although it is printed in black ink, it ain't half bad (as we are said to say back home). It is a good day for weddings, receptions, conferences, meetings, and so forth (maybe even a Memorial Day parade, perhaps). So why the black ink? Well, maybe because "level" or "flat" might be a little bit boring (I protest if you are thinking of my beloved eastern North Dakota). Flat/boring is just one way to look at it. But maybe it is also because a "Level" day is just a bad day for some kinds of activity, such as planting, digging ditches, and opening irrigation sluices.
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Horse (歲馬) and Lunar Kindness (月恩).
|[c] Positioning Beds RF|
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Binding Nets (結網) and Positioning Beds (安牀) for geomantic efficiency. Think about these, and ponder why "Binding Nets" would be a bad thing to do on a "Net" day.
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the fourteenth (十四) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #57: gengshen (庚申). 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 Wood (木). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Fire. Today is Wood, and tomorrow is Wood.
|[d] Meeting Friends RF|
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Lunar Taboo (月忌), Lunar Punishment (月刑), and Blood Taboo (血忌). All I can say is they pack a big punch in the Lunar and Taboo categories.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Heaven (天). The miscellaneous activities are Pestle (碓), Furnace (爐), and Mortar (磨). Nobody knows what they mean.
See You Tomorrow
Monday brings confused signals in world calendars. It is a day of contemplation for many of us, but also a "summer" holiday, if that makes any sense. In Lunar World, its a pretty solid "50-50" day, as we have seen. I will see you back here for on Monday night for a preview of Tuesday in Lunar World.