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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Lunar World Preview 2018 07-21

As the Lunar World Turns
Saturday, July 21, 2018
[a] Cat Preview RF
We're overflowing with red ink today, folks, and you're going to be rubbing your stomach in satisfaction (see below). A little bit of danger is on the horizon, though. Let's take a closer look.
Day Personality
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
The jianchu "personality" is Danger (危). It is the eighth of twelve characters in the jianchu cycle. xxx
Lucky Stars
(Section Two)
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.

Auspicious Times
(Section Three)
There are four inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, four in-between () times, and four auspicious () times. Perfect.
Things to Avoid
(Section Four)
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.
[c] Meeting Friends RF
Just Plain Counting
(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. 
Elemental (and Phased)
(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.
Appropriate Things
(Section Six) 
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
Saturday's Lunar Calendar
Solar Periods
(Section Six—Upper and Middle)
We are in the eleventh of the twenty-four fifteen day solar periods (the 二十四節氣), which began on Saturday, July 7 and runs through Saturday, July 21. It is called Slight Heat (小暑). We are in the thirty-second of the seventy-two five-day solar micro periods (the 七十二候). It is called Hawks Begin to Study (應始摯). It began on Thursday, July 17 and runs through Monday, July 21.
Fear Your Unlucky Stars 
(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.

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