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Year Pillar – negative answer?

Hello, I recently bought your book on calculating the BaZi and have a question. I was born in 1981 so when I do the Year Pillar calculation I get -2. I can’t find anything in your book or on the Internet on how to deal with negative numbers. Can you please advise?

Hello! Thank you for your question. In this case (assuming you are not born in January 1981), simply add your answer, a negative number, to 60 (or in other words, subtract it from 60) and get 58.

I hope this helps!