Sidetrack from ZiWei:A Age of Young Men

Dear all, it has been quite a busy time for me this period, which explains my in activity on my website and forum. Do bear with me. I will try to answer all the emails as soon as i can.

But for today, just some thoughts on the Headlines of The Straits Times ( Singapore ). MM Lee Kuan Yew and SM Goh Chok Tong decided to step down from their posts yesterday.

When i read this, it brings to mind that this is Period 8 , which to people who practises fengshui will know it as youngest man in the family, a mountain covered with mist, etc To me, it is just a Age of young men. Since starting of early 2000, this age his started, which showed a renewal of young man showing up on the world stage as well as all aspects of life, and will last till another 10 years +

Period 8 has a direction, which stands for North-East, which many will point and say that part of the world will start to prosper from early 2000s..

Just some random thoughts.

Anyone interested to know more can ask me over the forum or email.

I will try to reply soon.

The Stars 巨门 and 天相

After going through the concept of ‘energetic’ and ‘stable’ stars for the earlier post, i went through 12 of the 14 stars, stating their’energy’ level. Now we will deal with the last 2 major stars:巨门 and 天相.

Both of the stars are considered as ‘stable’ stars, but 天相 is considered a energetic star among the ‘stable’ stars with 巨门 is considered a stable star among the ‘stable’ stars.

天相 is described mostly as a prime minister, second most of the time, never first in the court is stands, but it imparts a certain among of authority in the court it stands, depending on brightness.

巨门 is as its name implies, a BIG DOOR. It then depends on which side of the door you are standing. If you are always on the outside, you will never know what is happening in the house, thus most situations are like waiting for things to happen. but if you are inside and looking out, then you know exactly what is happening on the outside.And this star no longer gives much issue, but you will now have the upper hand and will know what to do. Thus to have 巨门 in a court can be a double edge sword, if one looks and plans, it will be quite a good star, but if one lacks the planning , it is just waiting for issues to occur. As it is a stable star, when issues occur, people will feel trapped, unable to change situation and commonly it is trouble through ‘ the mouth ‘

any questions please feel free to ask….


Learning to ‘picture’ Stars in 紫微: Energetic vs Stable Stars

I will try to let everyone understand the concept of ‘picturing’ of stars in ziwei. As we now know, stars are plotted into the various courts of ziwei, and with the stars residing in the courts, the courts come alive with the stars imparting their quality and characteristics to the courts. This is the most important aspect to understand: the Liveliness of the Stars.

A simple way to judge the stars even before moving into their individual characteristics, is to grade them according to their level of  ”energy”

Thus one look at a court , and when we see a certain star, we will know what kind of activity is in the court.

The stars can be simply divided into energetic ( even to the point of unstable ) and stable stars.

Energetic stars will bring lots of energy to a court, but with it comes much activity, much life changes. Thus, it things work out well, it will bring the person to a higher level, but unfortunately, if it works out “bad” , the person can end up in quite a bad state and bring much Instability. And within the Energetic stars, the stars can be split into the more energetic ones and the more stable ones ( very much like the concept of yin and yang, but i am deviating ). So, we know there are a group of energetic stars, and within them you have stable ones and more energetic ones.

Below i will outline the energetic stars first:

七 杀,破 军,贪狼: These are the most energetic of the the stars. Commonly described as warrior stars, and stars of change. Courts with these stars generally have lots of energy, but just a different quality depending on the stars involve.杀 is firm, persistent and will quietly accomplish a task like a quiet killer in the night,破 is the most dramatic, will do all it takes to accomplish a task,狼 is a diplomat, but still gets the job done. Thus , these stars in a court will bring changes, sudden energy to the court, but on the downside, more issues, more problems if things turn out wrong. Thus instability can be a feature as well.

紫微,廉贞,武曲: These stars are the stable stars within the energetic stars. In terms of energy, these are still energetic stars, but definitely more stable than the above.  Courts with these stars will have more energy and changes do come on, but not as dramatic in changes as the above stars. Thus we have stability among energetic stars.

The next group of stars are the Stable stars, these stars do not have as much energy as the above stars, thus being stable is a feature, but it can also means more difficult to get out of a ‘bad’ situation. Imagine you are in a stable environment, and it is not good for you ( stable does not mean good or favourable ), it will be difficult to move out of it.

And among the stable stars, we will have more energetic stars as well. Thus in this case, changes occurs in a gentler environment, as compared to the above, where stability occurs in a harsh environment.

Lets start with the stable stars:

天机,太阳,天府: These are the stable stars, but these stars are the energetic stars among the stable stars.

天机 is about change, movement. But people tend to mis-understand this star and start placing it next to 七 杀,破 军,贪狼. As explained,七 杀,破 军 belongs to energetic stars , and is at the top of the energetic stars ( when events start to change with 七 杀,破 军,贪狼 , it is a whirlwind , like a storm as you walk through it) while 天机 is actually a stable star, but also filled with changes ( but in this case, it is about changes occurring under s sunny sun, a more gentler environment , unlike a storm ).

太阳: is like a sun.  Outgoing, shining on others, giving.

天府: is like a bank, conservative, but itself is like a bank, full of activity , transaction.

The next group are the are MOST stable star:( but stable may not mean good , as mentioned previously )


太阴: is the moon. Whether it is full moon or moon hidden behind clouds, it is still a quiet environment and thus the stability that comes with it. Inherently, if the moon is bright, the night will be nice, environment lighted up . But if the moon has no brightness, the environment will be dark and cold, and frankly, it will be impossible to change the environment.

天同: is like a child, and child-like characteristics is imparted to the court. Easily understood.

天梁: This is about elderly luck, like a elder taking care of people. However, it always seems to come at a cost. We tend to need help only when something happens. Thus imagine a stable environment with issues , you are in it, and because the surrounding is so still and unchanging, you will feel quite helpless and basically you will feel like you cannot get out, until elderly/noble luck comes along.

I will elaborate on the remaining 2 stars :巨门,天相 in the next post. These 2 stars need special mention as you will find out in the next post.

i supposed there should be questions from this post. Please ask your questions in the forum.


Meaning Of Courts In 紫微

As mentioned in the Introduction to a 紫微 chart , there are 12 sectors in a chart that can stand for various courts like 命宫,父, etc that states the important parts in one’s life. Most books will tell you these courts stands for your parents, wife, etc…

I will now try to bring another perspective of a 紫微 chart here. One important fact we must understand is that not only do the 命宫 represents the person, the whole 12 sector chart also represents the person, whose Birth Date and Time is used to generate the chart. So, what does that mean?

Here is the part most books never talk about or try to bring out to you. The different courts represents what that sector thinks/feels about the person, since the whole 12 sector chart represents the person as well,eg;

1. 命宫 represents the person, and it actually only represents the character of the person, the inner self of the person, which most people may not see or understand.  Sometimes the person himself may not even know what his character is like.

2. 父 represents a “snap shot” of what the parents are like, but more accurately, it represents what the parents think of him/her and what their relationship is like.

3. 迁 is the external court, which is what the external environment is like, but more accurately represents what people think of him/her when they first meet the person, the First contact Impression.

4.友 is what the friends are like but more accurately describes what the friends think of him or her.

thus this principle works for all the courts that can be found in the 紫微 chart.

Doesn’t that add a new dimension to the chart…

Any questions you have, please post at the forum for further discussion.

Starting of posts for pointers on Stars and Chart reading

I will be trying to impart more knowledge about star characteristics and chart reading over the course of this whole year. Committing a post to a star and adding more infor so that everyone can get a better understanding of the stars and reading of a chart.

I will advise everyone to read through the basic material posted on the site on “Stars” and ‘chart reading’ first, as i m adding on to those knowledge posted earlier.


Starting of the Forum

The forum has been started. This will enable anyone with burning questions about ziwei doushu to post and i will try to answer them as best as i can.

I have started a few topics today, with more to come.

Do drop in the forum and read them and ask questions if you feel like it.


Reading 紫微 Charts

Today, 2 new parts are added to the website:

1. Special Scenarios

2. How to read a ZiWei DouShu Chart

With the addition of these 2 parts, visitors will be able to put all together and do a basic read of his/her chart.

I have not gone into how to plot charts in this website. Many students will not be able to last the whole process of learning how to plot a chart and later learn the stars and after that how to read a chart. Chart plotting are mostly computerised nowadays, and i believe the most important aspect of 紫微 is to learn the stars and subsequently how to read a chart. After that, i believe most students will want to learn to plot the chart if they get this far.

Armed with the knowledge of the ‘Stars’, the next step is to read a chart. Before moving into it, i think students must understand the words “命運”, ” Life, Luck “.

or Life: That is what we are born with. In 紫微, it means the Life chart that one generates when one is born, based on the Date of Birth and Time of Birth. This is the 12 sector chart that is generated which shows the major aspects of one’s life. But this is One’s Potential , whether one can do ‘Well’ in Life. When and where, it will depend on 運, Luck.

or Luck : This is the Ten Year Luck that is reflected in the 紫微 chart. It shows how the person will do in the Ten year period. This is the most important part to understand. It shows what is happening in the ten year period and what will happen.

With this introduction, i hope readers can get a good insight after going through this site.

If anyone wants to plot his/her chart, you can email me, and i will try to plot it for you within a week.


A new beginning with 紫微 ( ZiWeiDouShu ) – how to use this site

This site was started as a means for people to understand 紫微, and gain the basic knowledge to progress further in thoughts and understanding in this topic.

You should start reading from ‘about Zi Wei Dou Shu‘:

Introduction to a 紫微 chart gives you a framework to understand what 紫微 is about. What a chart looks like, and what the courts in each chart means.

Next is Basic rules in chart analysis: this gives you a rough idea how to read a chart without knowing the details of the stars in the courts of each charts.

The next part to progress to are the Stars themselves. Under “Stars”, I gave a rough understanding what the starts in  紫微 are and how to interpret them.

The tough part usually is to understand the meaning of the stars and to have a clear idea what each star means, and most students do not have the patience to sit down and slowly digest the meaning of the stars. The starting may be abit ‘dry’ , but we must have a clear understanding of the stars before we can move further in understanding of this topic.

I am free to take any questions if you have any and i hope everyone gains a better understanding of this topic.

Presently, there are a few ‘schools’ of 紫微, and it may seem confusing to all. But lets get back to basics.  紫微 is a study based on stars, and before we start discussing about ‘schools’ in 紫微, i believe we must first understand what each star mean in紫微 reading. Once you can get this done, you will find that ‘schools’ per se may not be that important anymore.


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