|[a] Cat Preview RF|
Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Ox (牛). It is the ninth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state that today's and tomorrow's constellations are related to the myth of the herdboy and the weaving maiden. Both are printed in black ink, but they relate to a powerful story that continues to play a role in East Asian life. And yet almost all of the modern astrological portents are negative—broken marriages, lost income, and lovers eternally separated.
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
|[b] Ox RF|
There are four beneficent asterisms today: Generational Virtue (歲德), Unicorn (麒麟), Heavenly Happiness (天喜), and Lunar Kindness (月恩). They shine their red ink wonder over your day.
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, three in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times.
Things to Avoid
|[c] Buying Land RF|
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the second (初二) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #15: wuyin (戊寅). 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 Earth (土). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Water. Today is Earth, and tomorrow is Earth.
|[d] Meeting Friends RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Debt Not (債不), Lower Amputee (下兀), Return Taboo (歸忌), White Tiger (白虎), and Yang General (陽將). These are even a little bit "worse" than usual (especially White Tiger).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Water (水). The miscellaneous activities are Furnace (爐), Bed (牀), and Edifice (房). Nobody knows what they mean.
|[e] White Tiger RF|
O.k., thread the ol' 50-50 needle (and complete something, while you're at it). I'll see you back here on Friday night for a preview of Saturday in Lunar World.