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Basic Methods for Determining One's Element

Basic Methods for Determining One's Element

  1. Traditional Method: To determine your element using the traditional method, follow these steps:
  • Identify your lunar birth year: First, you need to know your lunar birth year. If you are unsure, you can find it online by entering your Gregorian birth date.
  • Sum the digits of your lunar birth year: After determining your lunar birth year, add all the digits together.
  • Divide the total by 9 and find the remainder: The remainder from dividing the sum by 9 will determine your element:
    • Remainder 0 or 9: Khôn (Earth)
    • Remainder 1 or 6: Càn (Metal)
    • Remainder 2 or 7: Khảm (Water)
    • Remainder 3 or 8: Ly (Fire)
    • Remainder 4 or 5: Tốn (Wood)
  • Each element has distinctive traits related to personality, preferences, career, love life, and health. For instance, if your lunar birth year is 1990, you calculate it as follows: 1 + 9 + 9 + 0 = 19, then 19 divided by 9 gives a remainder of 1. Thus, your element is Càn (Metal).
  • If you want help determining your specific element, please provide your lunar birth year.
  1. Based on Lunar Birth Date: To determine your element based on your lunar birth year by the method described, follow these steps:
  • Identify the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of the birth year: Knowing the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of your lunar birth year is crucial. You can find this information in classification tables or online.
  • Assign numerical values to each Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch:
    • Heavenly Stems: Giáp, Ất = 1; Bính, Đinh = 2; Mậu, Kỷ = 3; Canh, Tân = 4; Nhâm, Quý = 5.
    • Earthly Branches: Tý, Sửu = 1; Dần, Mão = 2; Thìn, Tỵ = 3; Ngọ, Mùi = 4; Thân, Dậu = 5; Tuất, Hợi = 6.
  • Calculate your element from the sum of the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch:
    • Add the values together.
    • If the sum exceeds 5, subtract 5 to determine your element.
    • Corresponding elements: Metal = 1; Water = 2; Fire = 3; Earth = 4; Wood = 5.
    • Example: For someone born in the year Bính Thân, Bính is 2, Thân is 5, totaling 7. Subtracting 5 gives an element of 2, which corresponds to Water.
  • Provide your lunar birth year for specific calculations.
  1. By Five Elements: To determine your element based on the Five Elements using your lunar birth date, perform the following steps:
  • Identify the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of the birth date: It's essential to know these for your specific lunar birth date, available through lookup tables or online tools.
  • Assign numerical values to each Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch as previously described.
  • Calculate your element:
    • Add the values of the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch.
    • If the sum is greater than 5, subtract 5 to determine your element.
    • Corresponding elements by the Five Elements: Metal = 1; Water = 2; Fire = 3; Earth = 4; Wood = 5.
    • Example: If born on the day Bính Tý, with Bính valued at 2 and Tý at 1, the total is 3, making your element Fire.
  • For accurate determination, provide your lunar birth date, and I can assist further.
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