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Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Winnowing Basket (箕), and it is red-ink good. It is the seventh of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars note that this was originally a "dung basket."
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Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
The jianchu "personality" is Destroy (破). It is the seventh of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. It is so unmitigatedly bad that it is hard to exaggerate. Pretty much (say traditional calendars) everything that can go wrong, will (stay clear of the dung basket).
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Lunar Virtue (月德) and Unleashing Spirits (解神). They're good, and you're gonna need 'em.
There are three inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times. Close enough (I guess).
|[c] Kitchen RF|
It's a bad day for Kitchen Repairs (修廚) and Working around the Stove (作灶). I would pretty much steer away from the kitchen in general (in Lunar World, at least).
It is the thirtieth (三十) and final day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #13: bingzi (丙子). 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 Water (水). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Fire. Today is Water, and tomorrow is Water.
|[d] Wall, embankment RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Lunar Destruction (月破), Rat Mouth (鼠口), Water Scar (水痕), and Disastrous Balefulness (灾煞).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Ghost (鬼). The miscellaneous activities are Kitchen (廚), Pestle (碓), and Stove (灶). Nobody knows what they mean.
See You Tomorrow
O.k., people, head for the wide-mouth basket, but try to avoid a baleful dung shower while you're at it. I'll wish you the best, and see you back here on Wednesday night for a preview of Thursday (the first day of the fifth lunar month) in Lunar World.