PART 2.

2 - 1 Set Up Four Pillars

2 - 1 - 1. 10 Heavenly Stems Hide Under Earthly Branches
First, people should learn to know that Heavenly Stems hides in Earthly Branches in LiuRen. The following gives the related information:

10 Heavenly Stems Hide in 8 Earthly Branches



   

 

   

The figure left shows how the 10 Heavenly Stems hide in Earthly Branches.

 

2 - 1 -2. The Process of Listing Four Pillars.
Now, let continue with the example that one person comes for a divination at the time of Wu (11:00AM - 1:00PM) soon after Yu Shui (TFSP02), we get the following Heavenly Disc:

   
   


We also know the date in Chinese lunar system is Jia-Zi (). The we first write down the first pillar as follows:

       
     

Jia, the first Heavenly Stem, hides in the position of Yin () in the unmovable Earthly Disc. But now the position of Yin () is occupied by , so we write down above , we get the following form:

     
     


Then we proceed to write down to the right side of :\

     
   

 

The position of in Earthly Disc is occupied by . So, we get the following form:

   
   


Then we proceed to write down the date branch of date.

   
 

 

The position of in Earthly Disc is occupied by .

 
 


Then write down to the right side of , we get the following:

 

 

The position of in Earthly Disc is occupied by .

 

In such way we get the Four Pillars.

In summary, we use the following figure to demonstrate the whole process:

 



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