**ANSWER**:

In Bazi, LP = 10-year Luck Pillar. LP analysis influences greatly the auspiciousness of the natal chart, so it's important how to analyze the LP.

One LP is divided into two sub-LP's, and each one lasts 5 years.

Since an LP has Stem/Branch, there are two kinds of ordering of the sub-LP's:

- First 5 years: **Stem** sub-LP; second 5 years: **Branch** sub-LP. We can call this the normal ordering

- First 5 years: **Branch** sub-LP; second 5 years: **Stem** sub-LP. We can call this the reversed ordering

Example: female Daymaster born in Wu Chen year. *For this case*, she uses the second (reversed) ordering: **Branch sub-LP, and then Stem sub-LP**. As to how to determine which ordering is something that I explain in the Mangpai Bazi course.

When this female Daymaster goes through **LP Jia Yin**: first 5 years is mainly Yin Branch, and second 5 years is mainly Jia Stem. In other words, in the first 5 years, Yin Branch is active, while in the second 5 years, Jia Branch is active.

This explanation is just a simplified version. In the course, there is more detailed information regarding the use of a sub-LP.