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To convert or not to convert – Beijing time

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

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Sexagenary Cycle?

Dear Karin, I just downloaded a sample of your book: "Calculating the Bazi" from Google Play book store and upon inspecting the Sexagenary cycle chart on page 46/48 (There doesn't seem to be a page 47!), I noticed the chart starts with "1. JiaZi Metal; 2. YiChou Metal". Is this a mistake? I'm sure Jia… Continue reading Sexagenary Cycle?


Day Pillar – 1901, 1902, 1903?

Hi there, If the year is 1901, 1902, 1903 do we assume (0) zero for year divided by 4? Many thanks! Thank you for your question! The Day Pillar calculation is the most confusing one of the lot 🙂 The short answer: Yes! The long answer: For those just stopping by, here is the Day… Continue reading Day Pillar – 1901, 1902, 1903?

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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… Continue reading Year Pillar – negative answer?