Three Essentials Learning Tools

Before attending each level of the Three Essentials class, please kindly review all the concepts learned during the previous level and practice using the corresponding learning tools.
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Required skills for Chinese numbers:
  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,
  • Remember the sequence from 1 to 10,
  • Learn how to formulate a two digits number,
  • Practice the correct writing of each character.

Chinese numbers 1 to 10

Chinese numbers 1 to 10 faster

Chinese numbers with 2 digits

Required skills for basic vocabulary:

  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,
  • Practice the correct writing of Nian / Yue / Ri / Shi.

Basic vocabulary with Pin Yin and translation

Basic vocabulary with Chinese characters only

Required skills for Shi Tian Gan:

  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,
  • Remember the sequence of the 10 Tian Gan,
  • Practice the correct writing of each character,
  • Learn the Element and the Yin/Yang attribute of each Tian Gan.

Shi Tian Gan (10 Heaven Stems) with Pin Yin

Shi Tian Gan (10 Heaven Stems) without Pin Yin

Required skills for Shi Er Di Zhi:

  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,
  • Remember the sequence of the 10 Tian Gan,
  • Practice the correct writing of each character,
  • Learn the Element and the Yin/Yang attribute of each Tian Gan.

Shi Er Di Zhi (12 Earth Branches) with Pin Yin

Shi Er Di Zhi (12 Earth Branches) without Pin Yin

Required skills for 5 Elements:

  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,
  • Remember the sequence of the Sheng and Ke cycles.

5 Elements with and without Pin Yin

5 Elements Sheng Cycle

5 Element Ke Cycle

Required skills for 24 Jie Qi:

  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation.

Note : Jie (red color) are more important to remember than Qi (pink color). You do NOT need to learn how to write the characters.

24 Jie Qi (24 Segments of Time)


Please review the different steps to lay out a Ba Zi chart including the lifetime progression.
Required skills for 24 Jie Qi:
  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,

Note : Jie (red color) are more important to remember than Qi (pink color). You do NOT need to learn how to write the characters.

24 Jie Qi (24 Segments of Time)

Required skills for Shi Shen:

  • Familiarize yourself with each character and its pronunciation,

Shi Shen (10 Spirits) with Pin Yin



Required skills for Shi Shen:
  • Recognize each character and its pronunciation,
  • Learn how each Spirit relates to the Ri Yuan,
  • Practice the correct writing of each character,
  • Exercise the Sheng and Ke cycle among the Shi Shen.

Shi Shen (10 Spirits) with Pin Yin

Shi Shen (10 Spirits) without Pin Yin



Please review all the different concepts and Chinese characters learned in previous levels.
Required skills for Ge Ju:
Please review from your handouts from Level 3.
  • Learn all the different Ge Ju by Pin Yin,
  • Remember the definition of each Ge Ju,
  • Recognize all the different Ge Ju Chinese characters.


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