|[a] Cat Preview RF|
Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Stomach (胃). It is the seventeenth of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars state xxx.
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
|[b] Stomach RF|
There are four beneficent asterisms today: Generational Branch (歲德), Three Linkages (三合), Heavenly Exemplarity (天德), and Lunar Exemplarity (月德). There will be red ink everywhere.
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between (中) times, and four auspicious (吉) times. Perfect.
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Opening Granaries (開倉), Capital Outlay (出財), Venerating Ancestors (祭祀), and Inquiring-into Fortune (祈福). The latter two often lead the "Appropriate" section, but they occasionally appear under "Avoid," as they do today.
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(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the ninth (初九) day of the sixth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #51: jiayin (甲寅). 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 Wood. Today is Water, and tomorrow is Water.
It's a solid day for sixteen different things today, including: Meeting Friends (會友), Marriage (嫁娶), Moving Residences (移徙), and Tailoring (裁衣). Click the link for the other dozen activities.
|[d] Hawk Studies RF|
(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Yang General (陽將), Great Loss-Void (大亡空), Eight Specialties (八專), Sword Anvil (刀砧), and Swimming Disaster (游禍). Movie titles. Imagine a movie poster (a scary one) with these titles. Now that's balefulness.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omen is Person (人). The miscellaneous activities are Furnace (爐), Gate (門), and Divination (占).
See You Tomorrow
O.k., folks, take in as much red ink as you can before your stomach puts you in danger. I'll see you back here on Saturday night for a preview of Sunday in Lunar World.