Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Eastern Wall (壁). It is the fourteenth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state that it is related to the idea of a "treasury," as in literature and learning. Its red-ink wonders include building and digging, opening doors (the ceremonial kind, not just walking into a room), and paying respects to ancestors. All good (so far).
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
|[b] Wall RF|
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Generational Virtue (歲德) and Linked Days (合日). Good stuff, as far as it goes.
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, three in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times. That's almost like "balance." Almost.
Things to Avoid
|[c] Litigation RF|
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the seventh (初七) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #20: guiwei (癸未). 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 Wood (木). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Wood. Today is Wood, and tomorrow is Water.
It's a solid day for only two big things today: Unhitching and Unloading (拆卸), as well as Sweeping Rooms (掃舎). After that we get an ominous warning: The day is overseen by the Four Separations; everything else is not to be recommended. So how do you enjoy a sunny, bright, red-ink day after that?
|[d] Un/loading RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Four Separations (四離), Water Scar (水痕), and Three Mournings (三喪). They're even worse than usual.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Copse (林). The miscellaneous activities are Edifice (房), Toilet (厠), and Bed (牀). Nobody knows what they mean.
See You Tomorrow
O.k., thread the needle, folks. It's going to be o.k. I'll see you back here on Wednesday night for a preview of Thursday in Lunar World.