The Lunar calendar is based on the waxing and waning of the moon to denote date and time, and it has big months of 30 days and small months of 29 days. The total number of days in a Lunar year can be either 354 days or 355 days.

The Solar calendar is based on the earth’s rotation round the Sun, and it is the demarcation of the 4 major seasons, 24 minor seasons, and the 72 mini seasons.  According to the calculation of 90days to a major season, the solar year has a total of 360 days.

The Gregorian calendar is called the GongLi, and it was calculated as having a total of 365days 6hours 9minutes and 10seconds. Generally it is referred to as having 365 days.

The generic Chinese term for the Luni-Solar calendar is called the NongLi.  Within this NongLi, are both the Lunar calendar of dates and the Solar calendar of seasons.

Today, January 22, 2023, is the first day of the Lunar calendar, and is celebrated as the Lunar New year.  For ordinary people, not involved in Chinese metaphysics practice, this is the time for family gatherings and celebration.

The Solar calendar only starts on the Coming of Spring called LiChun in Chinese, and it falls February 4th 2023 @ Si hour (10:43am Beijing time).   LiChun is about 14days from the Lunar new year.

So, technically, the Lunar new year on January 22, 2023 (GuiMao), is still within the solar year of 2022 (RenYin). 

Therefore, the 2023 Lunar new year, although designated as GuiMao year, realistically, the year only begins on February 4th, the day of LiChun.

Thus, please be informed that the 2023 GuiMao year shensha table presented below, only begins on February 4th, LiChun day.


  1. TaiSui (太岁) in Mao
  2. ZaiSha (灾煞) in You
  • Wu Huang sha五黄煞(five yellow sha) in Qian

4.  SuiSha (year sha) in Xu

  • PangSha (side Sha) in Hai
  • Jin shen (metal spirit) in Chou
  • WuJi DuTian 戊己都天煞 : Wu Du in Wu  
  • WuJi DuTian戊己都天煞 :  Ji Du in Wei
  • TianFu (heaven talisman) in Yin
  • YinFu (earth talisman) in Kun
  1. JiangJun (General) in Zi
  1. JieSha (robbery sha) in Shen
  1. NianKe (year restrain) in Ding
  1. Xiang Sha (facing sha) in Yi
  2. Xiang Sha (facing sha) in Jia
  3. Zuo Sha (sitting sha) in Geng
  4. Zuo Sha (sitting sha) in Xin
  1. Da Li (Major auspicious) in Ren
  2. DaLi (Major Auspicious) in Gui
  3. DaLi (Major auspicious) in Bing
  4. DaLi (Major auspicious) in Xun
  • XiaoLi (minor auspicious) in Chen
  • XiaoLi (minor auspicious) in Si
  • XiaoLi (minor auspicious) in Gen

Star #2 in Zhen

Star #5 in Qian

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