3 solstice is a method for calculating Zhi Run count in QMDJ. It was posted in the old Five Arts forums here:https://web.archive.org/web/20120711232014/http://www.fivearts.net/index.php/topic,4768.msg60927.html#msg60927
I've been working for a long time now for implementing in an app, as I think its a beautiful and symmetrical approach to a very messy subject otherwise.
So I made an app as usual. As I'm not currently in the other forums and in there there are a lot of Gmuli apps already I'm starting to post some here(starting with this one).
There are already QMDJ free apps out there, for Chai Bu mostly, but there are websites for Zhi Run as well.
So this isn't as much a full QMDJ app, its to show 2 specific count systems.
One is QMDJ Zhi Run count using the 3 solstices method. There are difference, while usually its same numbers for example right now after 21 december the next 6 months will be different(as in the popular Zhi Run calendars last year would had leap ju before winter solstice, something that isn't the same way when using the 3 solstice method if I see it correctly).
So its good time for posting it, as now is a time period when there will be difference between the Zhi Run method in the app and in most other apps out there.
It also has alternative way of calculating Chai Bu where it uses 5 degrees of Suns longitude to change each number. Something that seems much closer to what was intended(as the Solar Terms are working in similar way as well and Chai Bu is very connected to them and the Suns position).
The end effect is that the count will often change in the middle of the day, as that will be the moment Sun has moved after that 5 degrees.
I added some basic QMDj functionality, we have the plates, doors, stars etc. and when we click the doors some info will show up, but its just so it isn't just date selector and number.
There are probably still bugs as it is much more complicated calculations then any of the other apps.
The name of the gods/doors/stars are just the highest meaning from google translate from the characters as there are way too many naming ways out there.
If it becomes a full app someday will set different naming ways, but for now this should be more then enough as we do have PinYin and the characters in Chinese.