AS101OL – Stems and Branches

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This class teaches you what you need to know about the stems and branches and the Chinese calendar so that you have a foundation for studying the Chinese Astrology and other Chinese theory. This class is a prerequisite for Four Pillars 1, Day Selection, Zi Wei Dou Shu, and Case Study 13, and recommended for the Yi Jing class. If you intend to take these classes and have not studied the Stems and Branches before, you must take this class.

The online class requires a 10,000 year calendar.  You may purchase one at our bookstore.

This class is a prerequisite for Four Pillars 1, Day Selection, Zi Wei Dou Shu, and Case Study 13, and recommended for the Yi Jing class. If you intend to take these classes and have not studied the Stems and Branches before, you must take this class.

  • Learn the Fundamentals, including the 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches
  • Understand how the Stems and Branches are used in both time and space
  • Learn the Cycle of 60 and its applications
  • Understand the various relationships between the stems and the branches.
  • Find out what makes for favorable and unfavorable relationships.
  • Gain a working knowledge of how to read a Chinese 10,000 year calendar
  • Learn the 24 Solar Terms and how they are used
  • Find out how the Monthly and the Daily Stem and Branches are charted.
  • Use the Chinese time system to find the Stems and Branches within the day

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