|[a] Cat Preview RF|
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 its previously positive, love-filled, mythology has turned darker—perhaps, as I mentioned yesterday, because the herdboy and the weaving maiden only come together for one day a year. That's pretty black-ink sad, right?
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
|[b] Moving Soil RF|
There are two beneficent asterisms today: Protected Days (守日) and Sagely Heart-Mind (聖心). There are only two of 'em, but they are watching over you (in Lunar World).
There are three inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and five auspicious (吉) times.
Things to Avoid
|[c] Water RF|
Just Plain Counting
(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the second (初二) day of the sixth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #44: dingwei (丁未). 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 Water (水). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Water. Today is Water, and tomorrow is Earth.
It's a solid day for eight different things today, including: Venerating Ancestors (祭祀), Taking-up Official Responsibilities (赴任), Raising Beams (上樑), and Entering Granaries (如倉). Click the link for the rest!
|[d] Raising Beams RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Soil Palace (土府), Debt Not (債不), and Three Mournings (三喪). As I often say, think of them as (baleful) movie titles, and even movie posters. It will give you a good sense of how these categories "work."
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are White (白) and Spirit (神). The miscellaneous activities are Granary (倉), Toilet (厠), and Storehouse (庫). Nobody knows what they mean (but you can guess that one doesn't fit with the other two very well...or does it?
See You Tomorrow
So, it looks bleak, but it really is just like life (good, bad, and only a little bit ugly). Do your best, and I'll see you back here on Saturday night for a preview of Sunday in Lunar World.