Q: Hello Karin, I thought I understood the day pillar exercise, but I'm really battling with it. Do you round the numbers up or down to the nearest whole number? Thanks. A: Hi there! No rounding please, just take the whole numbers 🙂

# Month: August 2017

## Practice Exercise 2, q. 5

Q: Hi Karin, Help! I can't get to the same answer as the back of the book: 25 January 1996 Year pillar YiHai You have month pillar JiChou, I am getting DingChou (#YS, Yi, x 2) + #MB 2 (Chou) - 2 = 2 x 2 + 2 - 2 = 4 4 = Ding???? - Jessica … Continue reading Practice Exercise 2, q. 5

## Practice Exercise 4, q 11

Q: I'm having trouble getting my answer to match. 14 August 2011 22.45 My calculations: 22.45 = Hai (same with daylight savings) = 11 DS = Xin = 8, so DS 8 X 2 = 16 + HB (11) = 27 Deduct 2 = 25 = 5 stem = Wu So WuHai. But the answer is… Continue reading Practice Exercise 4, q 11

## Practice Exercise 3, q 12 & 13

Q: Hello, I am wondering if this is a typo. You have the answers for both 12 and 13 listed as JiaYin - and the dates are not 60 years apart? A: Hi there! Good question. The answer JiaYin for both is correct (final answer 51 for both)... The day stem pattern repeats its cycle… Continue reading Practice Exercise 3, q 12 & 13

## Practice Exercise 3, q 12

Help! I can't get the calculation to work: 14 August 2011 22.45 .... My calculations: 22.45 = Hai (same with daylight savings) = 11 DS = Xin = 8, so DS 8 X 2 = 16 + HB (11) = 27 Deduct 2 = 25 = 5 stem = Wu So WuHai. But the answer… Continue reading Practice Exercise 3, q 12