|[a] Cat Preview RF|
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Running Board (軫). It is the twenty-eighth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state it refers to the running board of a carriage, and is associated with vehicular matters of all kinds. Business matters are fortunate and funeral ceremonies are perfect for this day. Marriage, too.
|[b] Four Facings RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Closed (閉). "Closed" is the twelfth of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. Every once-in-awhile, one of the jianchu personalities is repeated, and today is one of those days. The most opitmistic way to think about "Closed" is to hunker down, read, do a crossword puzzle, binge watch The Americans, and take a nap.
Again. For the second day. In a row.
There are three beneficent asterisms today: Generational Emolument (歲祿), Four Facings (四相), and Kingly Days (王日). Good stuff.
|[c] Constructing Dikes RF|
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Opening Granaries (開倉), Distant Journeys (遠行), and Discarding Clothing (除服). It's (still) a "closed" day; just stick to the house (or your cubicle). Stay away from your wallet (and that granary).
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the twenty-third (廿三) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #6: jisi (己巳). 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 Wood. Today is Wood, and tomorrow is Earth.
It's a solid day for six different things, including: Tailoring (裁衣), Constructing Dikes (築提), and Patching and Plugging (補塞) caves and holes on your vast, sprawling southeastern Chinese estate.
Fear Your Unlucky Stars
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Water Scar (水痕), Lunar Taboo (月忌), and Doubled Days (重日).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens is Person (人). Yup, only that one. The miscellaneous activities are Divination (占), Bed (牀), and Gate (門). Nobody knows what they mean. Seriously. I have been studying these matters for thirty years, and I'm not kidding.
|[e] Bed RF|
Well, hunker down Lunar Worlders. Hop on that running board, and ride to glory (but no distant journeys). Or...stay home and rest. You'll have to decide. I'll see you back here on Wednesday night for a preview of Thursday in Lunar World.