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.