|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Drawn Bow (張). Good stuff. Calendrical interpretations stress that it has the sense of a spreading net (we've seen this with the Net constellation, too). Feasts and festivities follow. It is also associated with happy and harmonious relationships and the acquisition of property.
|[b] Drawn Bow RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Open (開). Even better stuff. Traditional calendars note that the day hlds all sorts of benefits, including recovery from illness, sending messages, writing letters, tallying accounts, and generally being open to possibility. Hard to beat.
There are three beneficent asterisms today: Generational Branch (歲支), Virtuous Days (德日), and Engendered Vapor (生氣). Those of you who know a little bit of modern Chinese might recognize a far more common phrase in this latter pair (生氣): "getting angry," as in 他很生氣 / 他很生气. Quite obviously, today's everyday usage doesn't "work" here.
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, five in-between (中) times, and three auspicious (吉) times. Enjoy 'em while you can.
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Haircuts (理髮), Trimming Nails (整甲), and Boring Wells (穿井). Let the first two grow, and just leave the dirt where it is (despite what it says in section six, below).
|[c] Well, well RF|
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the twenty-first (廿一) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #4: dingmao (丁卯). 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 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.
It's a solid day for twelve different things, including Studying (入學), Going Out (出行), Positioning Doors (安門) for geomantic efficiency, and Marriage Engagements (訂婚). Be sure to click the link for the other eight!
|[d] Trimming Nails RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Classified Balefulness (班煞), Heavenly Fire (天火), Primal Martiality (元武), and Yang General (陽將).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Person (人) and Person (人). Yes, they're the same; for some reason, "Person" occasionally repeats on the same day in this section (nothing else does). The miscellaneous activities are Gate (門), Storehouse (庫), and Granary (倉). Nobody knows what they mean.
|[e] Grain Full RF|
O.k., let's bask in the red-ink auspiciousness. I'll see you back here Monday night for Tuesday's big Lunar World preview (with an entirely new set of solar periods just waiting for your review).