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Constellation Personality (Section Five—Character Six)
Today's "constellation personality" is Wings (翌). It is the twenty-seventh of twenty-eight "lunar mansions" (宿) or "constellations." Traditional calendars note its gloomy character, and most activities have the potential for going awry (or taking wing and leaving fortune behind).
Jianchu Personality (Section Five—Character Seven)
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There are four beneficent asterisms today: Generational Equinity (歲馬), Lunar Virtue (月德), Postal Horse (驛馬), and Not General (不將).
There are two inauspicious (凶) two-hour periods, two in-between (中) times, and fully eight auspicious (吉) times. The last ten hours of your day are glowing in auspiciousness. This inflationary cycle is getting ridiculous. I don't think that I have ever seen eight auspicious times before. It didn't happen back in the old days, when I was young (4-4-4, almost every day).
Things to Avoid
It's a bad day for Kitchen Repairs (修廚), Stove Work (作灶), Positioning Beds (安牀) for geomantic (fengshui) efficiency, and Hunting (田獵).
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(Section Four—Characters 1-4)
It is the twentieth (二十) day of the fourth lunar month. The cycle of sixty character is #33: bingshen (丙申). 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 Fire (火). Ordinarily, the Five Phases weave their way, two-by-two, through the calendar. Yesterday was Metal. Today is Fire, and tomorrow is Fire.
It's a solid day for sixteen different things today, including: Meeting Friends (會友), Getting Married (嫁娶), Going to Market (開市), and Positioning Graves (安葬) for geomantic (fengshui) efficiency. Click the link for the other twelve. They are like Gummi Bears of positive activity. Chew on 'em (but don't lose a filling).
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(Bottom of Section Six)
The baleful asterisms (the bottom of section six) are Five Separations (五離), Without Emolument (無祿), Orphan Dawn (孤辰), and Five Voids (五虛). Remember: Think of them as movie titles, and imagine the chaos wrought in their wake. Without Emolument? Look it up. That means without salary (sort of). Now that's scary.
Miscellaneous Omens and Activities
(Sections Seven and Eight)
Today's miscellaneous omens are Person (人) and Earth (地). The miscellaneous activities are Furnace (爐), Stove (灶), and Kitchen (廚). Nobody knows what they mean. On the other hand, all three of these are fairly closely related. I have tried to get clear answers through ethnography, historical research, and literary analysis—for thirty years—but these three almost seem to make sense. And yet, the text just won't "tell us" what the heck we are supposed to do with them.
See You Tomorrow
O.k., get full and enjoy it. And don't let the great wingèd creature steal your lunch. I'll see you back here for a preview of Wednesday in Lunar World.