This is a curious question everyone in this Art would like to know. Everybody should know that there are 60 different pillars in Bazi. So, there are only 60 different years. However, there are only 12 months in a year and about 30 days in a month. If you have learnt bazi for some time, you should know that there are 13 different hour pillars in a day because of the early rat and the late rat.
So, what is the exact possible number of different bazi charts?
I will give you the answer after receiving at least 10 replies. It's harder than you think. Start thinking now. Good luck!
Updated on 21st March, 2017
Yes, Jean got it right. The answer is 561,600 for each gender. The luck pillars for male and female charts are different. Below are the calculations.
There are 60 different year pillars. For each year, there are 12 different month pillars.
This is the hardest part. For each particular year and particular month, there can be 60 different day pillars although there are about 30 days in a month. The reason is because there are unlimited number of 60-year cycles. For example, the day pillars in the jia-zi year and bing-zi month of 1984 are different from that of 1924 although there are some overlaps. So, we can have all 60 different day pillars in jia-zi year and bing-zi month over a few 60-year cycles. Get it?
For each day pillar, there can be 13 different hour pillars.
So, it's 60 X 12 X 60 X 13 = 561,600.