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Practice Exercise 7, #3 Johnny Yin

Q: Sorry Karin,

3 September 1973 @ 11:02 ♁

MG Branch
MB= Shen, as born before 8th Sept and therefore is “9” as a month branch.
HB=Wu, with no added +1, as he is born before the “Qi” date for September 1973 (i.e before 23/09/73) and therefore numerically “7”
=32 – [9+7]
=32 – 16
=16 (-12) = 4 and MAO

MG Stem
MGS = (YS GUI or “10”) + MGB# 4 -2 (MB not Zi or Chou)
= 10+4-2 = 12
-10
=2 which is Yi

I get YiMao 乙卯, you get JiaYin 甲寅!
Can you tell me where I went wrong?

As a further thought, it’s great you have offered to correct the errors in the E-book, and Second Edition.
I have the first edition, and have spent countless hours trying to figure out some of the errors and mis-interpretations, that you have subsequently shown in the many posts on this site.
I feel it would be much more humane, if the front page of the site, and FIRST post, pinned to the top was a collection of corrections as a Pdf.
Some of them have shaken my ability to draw a Bazi, and have left me wondering if I’m capable, only to find your corrections later..

Every time I hit an error, I have to plough through your site, in the hope that it’s you, rather than me!

Jeremy

A: Hello again Jeremy!

MingGong Calculation for 3 September 1973 @ 11:02 ♁

MG Branch = 32 – [#MB + #HB time] (+1 if necessary, ie if birth day falls after ZhongQi/mid-month point)

MG B = 32 – [9 + 7 + 1] – the birthday here falls before the new JieQi starts (8 September 1974), after the mid month, 23 August 1974

MG B = 32 – (17)

MG B = 15 (answer is >12 so subtract 12)

MG B = 3 Yin 寅

MG Stem = (#YS x 2) + #MG B – 2

MG S = (10 x 2) + 3 – 2

MG S = 20 + 1 = 21 – 10 – 10 = 1

MG S = #1 Jia 甲

I hope this helps!

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