This is the Feng Shui elements article part two.

In the previous post, I mentioned that from the moment we were born we carry two types of inborn Feng Shui elements:

a) The Gua number element and

b) The Melodic Feng Shui elements.

Each element has different propose. They are calculated using the birth year of a person. In term of the Melodic Feng Shui element, unlike Gua numbers, they are no change between male and female. Regardless of the gender, born in the same year,  they carry the same Melodic element.

You can go back to Feng Shui Elements post to read more about them. Now, let’s continues…to Feng Shui elements part 2, to quickly find out the element of a birth year using our palm.

You need to remember these 5 numbers and its elements by heart.

1 = Wood, 2 = Metal, 3 = Water, 4 = Fire, 5 = Earth.

Here is the Feng Shui melodic elements formula. Add up the number of Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branches.

If the sum is greater than 5, take 5 away. The remainders must be in between 1 to 5.

If the remainder is 1, it is Wood.

If the remainder is 2, it is Metal.

If the remainder is 3, it is Water.

If the remainder is 4, it is Fire.

If the remainder is 5, it is Earth.

For example: 1990, the Stem and branch is 庚午.

Look at the palm. Melodic Feng Shui Elements on your hand 庚 is 4.

午 is 1.

Add 4 and 1.

It is 5. So the melodic element is Earth.

If you don’t want to memories it, you can use the following table.

Years Stems/Branches Melodic Elements Years Stems/Branches Melodic Elements
1924 1984 甲子 Metal 1954 2014 甲午 Metal
1925 1985 乙丑 1955 2015 乙未
1926 1986 丙寅 Fire 1956 2016 丙申 Fire
1927 1987 丁卯 1957 2017 丁酉
1928 1988 戊辰 Wood 1958 2018 戊戌 Wood
1929 1989 己巳 1959 2019 己亥
1930 1990 庚午 Earth 1960 2020 庚子 Earth
1931 1991 辛未 1961 2021 辛丑
1932 1992 壬申 Metal 1962 2022 壬寅 Metal
1933 1993 癸酉 1963 2023 癸卯
1934 1994 甲戌 Fire 1964 2024 甲辰 Fire
1935 1995 乙亥 1965 2025 乙巳
1936 1996 丙子 Water 1966 2026 丙午 Water
1937 1997 丁丑 1967 2027 丁未
1938 1998 戊寅 Earth 1968 2028 戊申 Earth
1939 1999 己卯 1969 2029 己酉
1940 2000 庚辰 Metal 1970 2030 庚戌 Metal
1941 2001 辛巳 1971 2031 辛亥
1942 2002 壬午 Wood 1972 2032 壬子 Wood
1943 2003 癸未 1973 2033 癸丑
1944 2004 甲申 Water 1974 2034 甲寅 Water
1945 2005 乙酉 1975 2035 乙卯
1946 2006 丙戌 Earth 1976 2036 丙辰 Earth
1947 2007 丁亥 1977 2037 丁巳
1948 2008 戊子 Fire 1978 2038 戊午 Fire
1949 2009 己丑 1979 2039 己未
1950 2010 庚寅 Wood 1980 2040 庚申 Wood
1951 2011 辛卯 1981 2041 辛酉
1952 2012 壬辰 Water 1982 2042 壬戌 Water
1953 2013 癸巳 1983 2043 癸亥