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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lunar World Preview 2018 06-10

As the Lunar World Turns
Sunday, June 10, 2018
[a] Kitten Preview RF
Well, don't let a skinny little day-column fool you. Sunday (in Lunar World) should be really, really um, normal. Let's take a closer look.
Day Personality
(Section Five—Characters Six and Seven)
[b] Edifice RF
Today's "constellation personality" is red-ink Edifice (). It is the fourth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state that it is a good day for construction, especially around the house (additions, gardens, and so forth). It is even auspicious to bury today.

The jianchu "personality" is Level (平). It is the xxx of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. It's not that bad. The biggest problem with "level" is that it doesn't get your heart-rate up. It is a good day for planning for future events, finish up work, and keep coasting along in a relatively positive direction.
Lucky Stars
(Section Two)
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Virtue (歲德) and Linked Days (合日).

Auspicious Times
(Section Three)
[c] Litigation RF
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between () times, and four auspicious () times.
Things to Avoid
(Section Four)
It's a bad day for Litigation (詞訟) and Completing Clothing (成服)
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the twenty-seventh (廿七) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #10: guiyou (癸酉). The days cycle—1, 2, 3, 58, 59, 60, 1, 2, 3...—in perpetuity. 
Elemental (and Phased)
(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 Metal. Today is Metal, and tomorrow is Fire.
Appropriate Things
(Section Six) 
[d] Completing Clothing RF
It's a solid day for four things today: Haircuts (理髮), Sweeping Rooms (掃社), Leveling Roadways (平道), and Adorning Embankments (飾垣).
Sunday's Lunar Calendar
Solar Periods
(Section Six—Upper and Middle)
We are in the ninth of the twenty-four fifteen day solar periods (the 二十四節氣), which began on Wednesday, June 6 and runs through Wednesday, June 20. It is called Grain in Ear (芒種). We are in the twenty-fifth of the seventy-two five-day solar micro periods (the 七十二候). It is called Mantids Hatch (螳螂生). It began on Wednesday, June 6, and runs through Sunday, June 10.
Fear Your Unlucky Stars 
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Debt Not (債不), Lower Amputee (下兀), Fire Star (火星), and Repeat Mourning (復喪).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)

Today's miscellaneous omens are Bifurcation (丫) and Spirit (神). The miscellaneous activities are Edifice (房), Gate (門), and Bed (牀). Nobody knows what they mean.
[e] Level (sort of) RF
See You Tomorrow
O.k., ride the level road, people, and have a good Sunday. I'll see you back here in the evening for a preview of Monday in Lunar World.

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