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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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Beijing time conversion? – Sample exercise 6B

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? – Sample exercise 6B

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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?

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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?

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The Balance Element

Q: Dear Karin, I've read through your book with great interest. I'm already analyzing me and my family's charts. It's very exciting. You mention "the balance element" on page 180. This seems like "the magic cure" to balance oneself. I was wondering if you could lift the veil for how this is found? A: Dear… Continue reading The Balance Element