Remember!  You have to convert to China's time zone (Beijing time).  If you live in Chicago, at 10 am of May 24th, China is already the beginning of May 25th.  So if you threw the coins after 10 am of May 24th, you must record it as the 25th of May.  If you don't convert to China's time zone, your prediction will not be accurate.  Click here for a time zone converter.

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2007  (year h) begins on the first day of month y (Feb 4th)

Month c starts on Jan. 6th.
Month y starts on Feb. 4th.
Month m starts on Mar. 6th.
Month cn starts on Apr. 5th.
Month e starts on May 6th.
Month w starts on June 6th.

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Western

Chinese

Western

Chinese

Western

Chinese

Western

Chinese

Western

Chinese

Western

Chinese

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1

wa

II

Feb

1

y

III

Mar

1

w

I

Apr

1

c

II

May

1

wa

II

Jun

1

y

III

Jan

2

s

III

Feb

2

m

iV

Mar

2

wa

II

Apr

2

y

III

May

2

s

III

Jun

2

m

iV

Jan

3

yo

iV

Feb

3

cn

V

Mar

3

s

III

Apr

3

m

iV

May

3

yo

iV

Jun

3

cn

V

Jan

4

sh

V

Feb

4

e

Vi

Mar

4

yo

iV

Apr

4

cn

V

May

4

sh

V

Jun

4

e

Vi

Jan

5

h

Vi

Feb

5

w

Vii

Mar

5

sh

V

Apr

5

e

Vi

May

5

h

Vi

Jun

5

w

Vii

Jan

6

t

Vii

Feb

6

wa

Viii

Mar

6

h

Vi

Apr

6

w

Vii

May

6

t

Vii

Jun

6

wa

Viii

Jan

7

c

Viii

Feb

7

s

iX

Mar

7

t

Vii

Apr

7

wa

Viii

May

7

c

Viii

Jun

7

s

iX

Jan

8

y

iX

Feb

8

yo

X

Mar

8

c

Viii

Apr

8

s

iX

May

8

y

iX

Jun

8

yo

X

Jan

9

m

X

Feb

9

sh

I

Mar

9

y

iX

Apr

9

yo

X

May

9

m

X

Jun

9

sh

I

Jan

10

cn

I

Feb

10

h

II

Mar

10

m

X

Apr

10

sh

I

May

10

cn

I

Jun

10

h

II

Jan

11

e

II

Feb

11

t

III

Mar

11

cn

I

Apr

11

h

II

May

11

e

II

Jun

11

t

III

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12

w

III

Feb

12

c

iV

Mar

12

e

II

Apr

12

t

III

May

12

w

III

Jun

12

c

iV

Jan

13

wa

iV

Feb

13

y

V

Mar

13

w

III

Apr

13

c

iV

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13

wa

iV

Jun

13

y

V

Jan

14

s

V

Feb

14

m

Vi

Mar

14

wa

iV

Apr

14

y

V

May

14

s

V

Jun

14

m

Vi

Jan

15

yo

Vi

Feb

15

cn

Vii

Mar

15

s

V

Apr

15

m

Vi

May

15

yo

Vi

Jun

15

cn

Vii

Jan

16

sh

Vii

Feb

16

e

Viii

Mar

16

yo

Vi

Apr

16

cn

Vii

May

16

sh

Vii

Jun

16

e

Viii

Jan

17

h

Viii

Feb

17

w

iX

Mar

17

sh

Vii

Apr

17

e

Viii

May

17

h

Viii

Jun

17

w

iX

Jan

18

t

iX

Feb

18

wa

X

Mar

18

h

Viii

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18

w

iX

May

18

t

iX

Jun

18

wa

X

Jan

19

c

X

Feb

19

s

I

Mar

19

t

iX

Apr

19

wa

X

May

19

c

X

Jun

19

s

I

Jan

20

y

I

Feb

20

yo

II

Mar

20

c

X

Apr

20

s

I

May

20

y

I

Jun

20

yo

II

Jan

21

m

II

Feb

21

sh

III

Mar

21

y

I

Apr

21

yo

II

May

21

m

II

Jun

21

sh

III

Jan

22

cn

III

Feb

22

h

iV

Mar

22

m

II

Apr

22

sh

III

May

22

cn

III

Jun

22

h

iV

Jan

23

e

iV

Feb

23

t

V

Mar

23

cn

III

Apr

23

h

iV

May

23

e

iV

Jun

23

t

V

Jan

24

w

V

Feb

24

c

Vi

Mar

24

e

iV

Apr

24

t

V

May

24

w

V

Jun

24

c

Vi

Jan

25

wa

Vi

Feb

25

y

Vii

Mar

25

w

V

Apr

25

c

Vi

May

25

wa

Vi

Jun

25

y

Vii

Jan

26

s

Vii

Feb

26

m

Viii

Mar

26

wa

Vi

Apr

26

y

Vii

May

26

s

Vii

Jun

26

m

Viii

Jan

27

yo

Viii

Feb

27

cn

iX

Mar

27

s

Vii

Apr

27

m

Viii

May

27

yo

Viii

Jun

27

cn

iX

Jan

28

sh

iX

Feb

28

e

X

Mar

28

yo

Viii

Apr

28

cn

iX

May

28

sh

iX

Jun

28

e

X

Jan

29

h

X

   

 

 

Mar

29

sh

iX

Apr

29

e

X

May

29

h

X

Jun

29

w

I

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30

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I

   

 

 

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30

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X

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30

w

I

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30

t

I

Jun

30

wa

II

Jan

31

c

II

        Mar

31

t

I

        May

31

c

II

       

Let's say that I live in the west coast of USA.   7 am here is already the beginning of a new day in China.  So I will wait until 10 am to throw the coins.  I will not throw the coins at 7 am.   I also will not throw the coins after 3 am.   Why?   I want to avoid border conflict.  If I throw the coins just few hours before or after 7 am, I won't know which day I should record.  Did I throw the coins on 11.59 pm of May 24th?   Or was it 12.00 am of May 25?  That's exactly 1 day difference.  So please don't throw the coins at around the border.  Wait for a few hours until you are sure what day it is.

For example: One day, I threw the coins asking will a certain girl become my girlfriend.  I received [Touch] and [Rot].

Year Month Date Hour Empty Dates
  sh yo - X h sh & h

 I threw the coins at 5:50 AM.  (I threw the coins at hour h, exactly 1 hour before the date shifts.)

Touch Rot
Hiders
R m - U R y -
P e o G t --
B wa -- B sh --
K s - J K yo -
P w x G h -
B cn -- B c --

The 5th line's strong woman star G t links to the self line K s because P e bounds to K s.  This means she will become my girlfriend.

Result:  She didn't become my girlfriend.  Then I realized that the date probably has already shifted from day yo to day sh when I threw the coins.   If the date has already shifted to day sh, the woman star G t is dead.  No wonder why she didn't become my girlfriend.  That's why you should not throw the coins a few hours before or after the date shift.  You should throw the coins when you are absolutely sure what date it is.  Which means, it's probably better for you to throw the coins in the middle of the day and not around the border of the day.

So my suggestion to you is:  Don't throw the coins between hour h and hour t.  Throw the coins before hour h or after hour t.

(Hour h starts at 9AM Beijing's time, and hour t starts at 11AM Beijing's time.) 


Why should you convert to Beijing time? 

One day, a guy has emailed me a question:

Here is my reply to this man:

For example:  I like a girl named Elsa a lot.  So I tossed the coins asking when will I meet Elsa again.  I got [Hide].  I expected to meet her within 10 days.

Year Month Date Hour Empty Dates
  wa t - I   sh & h

 

Hide
Hiders
P sh -
B s - U
R w -
B s -
G  y R w -- J
P cn --

A strong G y hiding under the self line.  G y woman star produces the self line R.   On day y, G y will appear.  So Elsa will appear on day y!

Result:  She came over to my house on day y.  It was a Saturday.  If I did not convert to Beijing time, Saturday would have been day c.   But the hexagram indicates that Elsa will appear on day y.  You cannot find any indication showing you that Elsa will appear on day c.  That means if I didn't convert to Beijing time, I would have made a huge error.


Another example:  My web site has been shut down by my web host for sending out bulk email.  I immediately switched to a new web host, but the web site won't be up for probably another day or two.  So I tossed the coins asking when will my web site be up again, and I received [Extreme] and [Too much].

Year Month Date Hour Empty Dates
  yo s - III   cn & e

 

Extreme Too Much
Hiders
B wa -- B wa --
K yo - J K yo -
G h - G h -
B cn - K yo -
R y - U G h -
G t o B c --

The self line has a strong K star.  That means my worries will soon disappear.  My web site should be back up sooner than I expected.  The 1st line G t moves turning into B c which produces the self line's powerful K star.   When a B star moves producing the self line's K star, I will become extremely happy.  The 1st line will move either at hour t or at hour c.  Therefore, my web site shall be up at hour t or at hour c.  In California of USA, hour t is from 7 am to 9 am.  Hour c is from 9 am to 11 am.

Result:  My web site went back up at around 10:30 am.   So my site went back up at hour c.  If I did not convert to China's time zone, everything would have been wrong.


My business partner owes me money.  I tossed the coins asking when will I speak to him about the money.  I got [Touch] and [Rot].

Year Month Date Hour Empty Dates
  c s - I   w & wa

 

Touch Rot
Hiders
R m - U R y -
P e o G t --
B wa -- B sh --
K s - J K yo -
P w x G h -
B cn -- B c --

If the P star turns into the money star, I will speak to him about the money!  P represents a conversation.  If the conversation star turns into the money star, we will talk about money.  The 5th line P e moves and turns into the money star.  This means I will speak to him on day e.  The 2nd line P w also moves and turns into the money star.  This means I will also speak to him again on day w. 

Result:  My business partner phoned me on day e and on day w.  (Thursday and Friday)  He told me that he will send me the money right away.   If I didn't convert to Beijing time, day e and day w would have been Friday and Saturday.  But he phoned me on Thursday and on Friday.


China is just as wide as USA, but China has only one time zone while USA has 3 time zones.  When it's 3 PM in Xin-jiang (the far West of China), it's also 3 PM in Beijing (Eastern border of China).  China had this 'one time zone system' for many dynasties already.  That means if China invades all the way to England, England will also share the same time zone with Beijing.  The reason why the ancient Chinese persisted on this 'one time zone system' is because the ancient Chinese realized that there is only one time zone for I-Ching and for all other Chinese astrological divinations.

I have so many examples that I want to show you.  But I don't want to waste your time by going on and on.  I have been tossing the coins everyday for 5 years already.  I live in San Francisco, California.  Hundreds of my predictions concerning stuff like: 'On what day will I meet someone?' or 'On which day will I receive some money?' have already came true.  So don't argue with a person who has done this thousands of times.  If you screw up the timing, you screw up everything.  Just follow the instruction and I guarantee you that you won't be disappointed.


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