HOW MANY SONGS...
Turning over the pages of the peasant calendar, we often look at the peasant's chronology. In the olden day, to know the outline of the year there are methodologies such as:
How many Dragons Govern Water幾龍治水
According to the first Chen day 辰日of the first month of the year (Chen 辰 is the dragon), it is decided on the first few days. For example: -
How many Oxen Toils the Fields 幾牛耕地
According to the first few days of the Lunar New Year, the Chou 丑Day is used to determine Oxen Toils the Fields, which is the first Chou 丑Day of the year (the Chou 丑is the Ox). At the beginning of the first month, it is "a few Oxen Toils the Fields " For example, in the first day of the first month of the Lunar New Year in the 97th Year of the Republic of China, the first day of the lunar calendar was DingChou 丁丑日, so it was "one Oxen Toils the Fields." The more number of Oxen Toils the Fields the much better it is for the year.
How many Days of Happiness 幾日得辛
It is based on the "Xin" day 辛日 of the first day of the peasant calendar. The meaning of "satisfaction" in Xin also represents the meaning of happiness. The closer the Xin Day to the Arrival of Spring is better. The sooner you get the Xin Day, the more the harvest will come earlier this year. The longer you get the Xin day, the more the harvest will come later.
How many Maidens Manage the Silkworms 幾姑把蠶
According to the Qing Guangxu’s "Jiaxing Fuzhi" records:
How many Leaves the Silkworm Eats 蠶食幾葉
It is based on the first NaYin wood element 納音｢木｣ day of the New Year. To determine the number of leaves to eat. For example:
Heavenly Marshall Moves Lightning元帥行雷
The ThongShu has recorded this Heavenly Marshall Moves Lightning Method that is to use the twelve marshals to match the year’s earthly branches: