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Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Weaving Maiden (女). It is the tenth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state that it is a positive stretch of time. Yet today's versions (and these are several centuries old, I will note) are oddly negative. Family disputes, quarrels among friends, epidemics, diseases (especially of the bowels), and so forth lie on the horizon.
|[b] Treasury RF|
The jianchu "personality" is Receive (收). It is the tenth of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. It is printed in black ink, yet it really isn't half-bad. It is (traditionally) the day that the Emperor of Heaven's treasures are received. In modern parlance, that means opening the granaries, carrying on trade, holding weddings, and digging foundations are all fortunate. Not (half) bad stuff.
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Branch (歲支) and Virtuous Days (德日).
There are five inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, three in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. Well, well. That is a bit of a surprise.
Things to Avoid
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Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the third (初三) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #16: jimao (己卯). 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 Earth. Today is Earth, and tomorrow is Metal.
It's a solid day for only three things today: Cash Payments (納財), Trapping (捕捉), and Hunting (田獵). You might need to adapt the second and third activities to fit your (sub)urban lifestyle.
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Water Scar (水痕) and Classified Balefulness (班煞).
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Bifurcation (丫) and Landmass (州). The miscellaneous activities are Divination (占), Gate (門), and Great (大). Nobody knows what they mean.
|[e] Receive RF|
So set your phones to Receive mode, and try to think about it as a (generally) good thing (although it is pretty much better to give). I'll see you back here Saturday night for a preview of Sunday in Lunar World.