Person Birth / Birthtime Current year / Time
Astrological year 2018 2018
Age 1
Element - Sign Earth - Dog Earth - Dog
Logmen Male Metal - Tiger
Female Fire - Monkey

Logmen

Every year after birth the element and sign of a person will change ( logmen )dependent of persons gender.
This calculation is also known as the reverse method. For both genders the calculation for sign and element is done in a different way.

For male persons:
To calculate the sign always use the sign sequence:
Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Bird, Dog, Pig, Mouse and Ox.
Use the count start 1 if your age is less than 13, 13 if your age is less than or 25, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97, 109
E.g. a male person age born in a Water Horse year with an age of 60.
Start counting from the Tiger with the count 49 and you find the sign Ox at the count of 60.
Now to find the element take the child of the child, etc. starting from the birth element using the aforementioned sequence.
So the child of Water is Wood at 1, Fire 13, Earth 25, Metal 37, Water 49 and as the next step 61 passes the age continue from this point with normal counting Water 50, Wood 51, Wood 52, Fire 53, Fire, 54, Earth 55, Earth 56, Metal 57, Metal 58, Water 59 and Water 60.
The found logmen is Water Ox.

For female persons:
To calculate the sign always use the sign sequence:
Monkey, Sheep, Horse, Snake, Dragon, Rabbit, Tiger, Ox, Mouse, Pig, Dog and Bird.
Use the count start 1 if your age is less than 13, 13 if your age is less than 25, or 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85, 97, 109
E.g. a female person born in a Metal Tiger year with an age of 52.
Start counting from the Monkey with 49 and you find the sign Snake at the count of 52.
To find the element take the mother of the mother, etc.
So the mother of Metal is Earth at 1, Fire 13, Wood 25, Water 37, Metal 49, as and as the next step 61 passes the age do not continue with Metal, but continue with the next element Earth 50, Earth 51, Fire 52.
The found logmen is Fire Snake.

Logmen usage

for male if the logmen year is:
- Dog this is the heavenly gate ( age 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69, 81, 93 )
- Pig this is the earthly gate ( age 10, 22, 34, 46, 58, 70,82, 94 )

for female if the logmen is:
- Dragon this is the heavenly gate ( age 5, 17, 29, 41, 53, 65, 77, 89 )
- Snake this is the earthly gate ( age 4, 16, 28, 40, 52, 64, 76, 88 )

for both if the logmen year is:
- Ox or Sheep this is a harbinger of the corresponding inauspicious 'five calamities'
( male age 6, 12, 18, 24, etc. )
( female age 2, 8, 14, 20, etc )
- Bird or Monkey this is a harbinger of the corresponding inauspicious 'five separations'
( male age 7, 8, 19, 20, etc. )
( female age 1, 12, 13, 14, etc. )
- Mouse or Horse this is a harbinger of the corresponding inauspicious 'five lineage interruptions'
( male age 5, 11, 17, 23, etc. )
( female age 3, 9, 15, 21, etc. )
- Tiger or Rabbit this is a harbinger of the corresponding auspicious 'five acquisitions'
( male age 1, 2, 13, 14, etc. )
( female age 6, 7, 18, 19, etc. )