Monday's Lunar Calendar
|[a] Cat Preview RF|
Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
|[b] Closed RF|
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
The jianchu "personality" is Closed (閉). It is the twelfth of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. It is seen as a time for burial and concealment, but it is not unmitigatedly bad. You see, looking inward has its time and place, doesn't it? Curl up with a good book watch the World Cup, or enjoy a second cup of coffee at the breakfast table. It'll all be o.k.
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Emolument (歲祿) and Jade Characters (玉字). They're good. The latter does not occur very often, and it is an interesting concept ("Jade Kanji").
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, two in-between (中) times, and six auspicious (吉) times.
Things to Avoid
|[d] Mixing Sauces RF|
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the fifth (初五) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #18: xinsi (辛巳). 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 Metal. Today is Metal, and tomorrow is Wood.
It's a solid day for six things today, including: Tailoring (裁衣), Raising Livestock (牧養), and Patching and Plugging (補賽) all of those troublesome holes and caves around your sprawling property. Click the link for the rest.
|[d] Snake Mouth RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Poplar Taboo (楊忌), Doubled Days (重日), and Snake Mouth (蛇口). They should all scare you with their balefulness, but what about that last one?
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omen is Bifurcation (丫). The miscellaneous activities are Kitchen (廚), Bed (牀), and Stove (灶). Nobody knows what they mean.
See You Tomorrow
O.k., look inward, people, and watch out for the travel dangers. I'll see you back here on Monday night with a preview of Tuesday in Lunar World.