Good morning Karin! I’ve read the free sample of your and your husband’s other book on Stems and Branches, where the NeiJing is mentioned as the source of this knowledge (chapter 71, to be precise); I’ve got an Italian edition with 30 chapters and an English one with 52, if my memory’s good; do you… Continue reading The NeiJing as a source for GanZhi information?
Good morning Karin! Can it be important to calculate the precise local time of birth? As far as I understood, the JieQi are calculated on the basis of Beijing time, so they start at that time in Beijing. Is it important only if the person is born close to those days, as you wrote? I… Continue reading To convert or not to convert – Beijing time
Hi dear Karin! I have a question regarding the time in the tables in the book, which I guess are in Beijing time. If this is true, do we have to adjust our time information for any record (like you have done in example 6B/ page 55)? Thank you so much to find time to… Continue reading Beijing time conversion?
I do not get the same answer as you did. Hello again Gabriel, The key to both of these questions is to remember NOT to use the early Zi 子 method in your calculations. You will the early Zi method explained in the “Find the Day Pillar” section of chapter 1. A reminder not the… Continue reading Practice exercise 4, questions 6 and 7 (Early Zi and Day Stem)
Good morning Karin, There is something curious in this exercise, and I don’t know if I am doing a mistake or not. The date is 5 February 1924 @09:49 ( 1924 Jie day is 5 February 1924 @09:49 so we are in 1924). I am trying to calculate the Day Pillar and I do not… Continue reading Practice exercise 3, question 3