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(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
Today's "constellation personality" is Foundation (氐). Well how bad could that be? It is the third of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state that this constellation is payback for not paying proper attention to ritual. It bodes ill in quite formidable (foundational?) ways—if you are traveling by boat, it will sink (say the traditional calendars). Children of a marriage on this day will be poor. Need I go on? It's pretty bleak (in Lunar World).
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The jianchu "personality" is Fullness (滿). It is the xxx of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. It's really not that bad, with images of overflowing banquet tables and wonder. Wedding receptions (and college alumni/alumnae gatherings) are perfect. There's only one real downside (burp). Don't overdo it (in Lunar World).
There are three beneficent asterisms today: Generational Horse (歲馬), Fortunate Virtue (福德), and Lunar Vacancy (月空).
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, three in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times.
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Opening Irrigation Sluices (開渠), Putting-into Water (放水), and Positioning Beds (安牀).
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the ninth (初九) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #9: renshen (壬申). 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 Metal (金). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Wood. Today is Metal, and tomorrow is Metal.
It's a solid day for twelve different things today, including Moving Residences (移徙), Raising Beams (上樑), and Haircuts (理髮). Click the link for the others!
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(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Yin General (陰將), Without Emolument (無祿), Orphan Dawn (孤辰), and Five Voids (無虛).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Bifurcation (丫) and Earth (地). The miscellaneous activities are Granary (倉), Furnace (爐), and Storehouse (庫). Nobody knows what they mean.
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Well, people, stay out of the water, and don't overindulge. You'll get through this. I'll see you back here on Saturday night for a preview of Sunday in Lunar World.