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劉信芳, Baoshan chujian jiegu
(Taipei: Yiwen yishuguan, 2003), 232.
-By Guo Jue, Lee Yong-yun, and Meghan Cai
In the year when Wu Cheng, the envoy of the
Eastern Zhou, paid a return visit bringing the tribute at Ji(?)ying, on the yiyou day (i.e.,
the 22nd day of the
sexagenary cycle) of the cuan month (11th
month of the Chu calendar), Wu Ji used the Baojia
[Protect-the-Household] plastron to divine for the Minister of the Left, Shao Tuo:
Because his illness is located under the heart
(i.e., in his abdomen) and he is short of breath.
The long-term divination is auspicious. On
the jiayin day (i.e., the 51st day of the sexagenary
cycle) his illness will greatly improve. There is trouble
[because] Jupiter is in alignment with Mercury.
According to its cause, perform the shuo-sacrifice.
Avoid Mercury and choose a favorable month
and favorable day to give it [a sacrificial feast]. 
Moreover, offer the wu a strung-together jade pendant and quickly
offer the sacrifice to it (i.e. the wu). Perform the
yan-sacrifice with one male pig
to the Lord of the Earth. Perform a sai fashion
[appreciation prayer] to Xing
with one white dog and give a cap and sash to the Two Sons of
Heaven. On the jiayin day, a
was performed at Zhengyang.
Baoshan chujian chutan
Wuhan daxue, 1996.
Li Ling 李零, Zhongguo fangshu kao
中國方術考. Beijing: Dongfang,
Liu Xinfang 劉信芳, Baoshan chujian jiegu
包山楚簡解詁. Taipei: Yiwen yishuguan,