|[a] Cat Preview RF|
Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Drawn Bow (張). It is the twenty-sixth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state it is like a bow, drawn and ready for (positive) action. You're ready to slingshot into good fortune, so don't delay (in Lunar World, at least).
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
|[b] Drawn Bow RF|
There are four beneficent asterisms today on this bulging calendar day: Protected Days (守日), Auspicious Temporal-Slice (吉期), Six Linkages (六合), and Not General (不將). They tower above you to help you (um, in Lunar World).
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, three in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times. Close enough for counting in this era of auspiciousness inflation.
|[c] Meeting Friends RF|
It's a bad day for Planting and Cultivating (栽種), Injections (時插), Completing Clothing (成服), and Mourning Visits (行喪).
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the nineteenth (十九) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #32: yiwei (乙未). 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 Metal (金). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Metal. Today is Metal, and tomorrow is Fire.
|[d] Shadow Broom RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Four Auspicious-Nots (四祥不), Three Mournings (三喪), Narrative Hook (勾陳), and Dragon Tiger (龍虎). I can't say that I have ever seen the last one before, and I suspect that it is a mistake, and should have been Dragon Mouth or Tiger Mouth. We go a lot of animal without an orifice here. That's all I can say.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Copse (林)...and, no, that's not Corpse. That would be (尸). The miscellaneous activities are Toilet (厠), Mortar (磨), and Pestle (碓). Nobody knows what they mean, but I know enough to tell you to stay away from the outhouse with your mortar and pestle. Just sayin'.
|[e] Catoilet RF|
O.k., people, clean out your system with one big, red, lozenge of auspiciousness. Today is almost too good to be true. Enjoy it until it fades into legend. I'll see you back here for a preview of Tuesday in Lunar World.