Daily Stem
+ wood
 
Daily Branch
monkey

How to calculate the stem & branch of the Day

  • Look up the date, the daily stem and the daily branch of the Chinese new years day in a Hsia calendar or in a lookup table.
  • Add number of days to both New Year daily stem and daily branch till date of choice.
  • Divide result by 10; Remainder is daily stem (if remainder = 0 then stem = 10)
  • Divide result by 12: Remainder is daily branch (if remainder = 0 then branch = 12)