Zi Wei Dou Shu (紫微斗数)
Zi Wei Dou Shu
Zi Wei Dou Shu system is the Chinese Astrological System of interpreting life destinies and luck. It interprets the potentials in your life by way of the stars shown, the degree of brightness, the arrangements of stars and the character of stars, at the time and space the person is born. Based on the year, month, day, time and place of birth, the stars are set up and distributed among the twelve palaces, namely the Fate, Siblings, Spouse, Children, Wealth, Health, Travel, Friends, Career, Property, Prosperity and Parents palaces.
A person’s destiny is made up by the early heaven factors (pre-birth conditions) and the later the heaven factors (post birth developments). Understanding the potential tendencies of the pre-birth factors will lead the person towards further developing those favorable pre-birth potentials and create a smoother and more fulfilled journey of life.
Zi Wei vs Ba Zi
Unlike the Zi Wei Dou Shu System focuses more on the Time factor. Hence, in comparison, the Zi Wei Dou Shu system has never gained as much popularity as the Ba Zi system because the precise time of birth was seldom properly recorded in the past. It is also important to adjust the time base on the location of birth of the person to get an accurate reading.
Personality Traits & Luck Cycles
Zi Wei Dou Shu system provides a very interesting analysis of a person’s character and attitudes towards various areas in life. A person’s main personality traits are clearly reflected in the characteristics of the main stars residing in his/her Fate palace. For example, a person with the aggressive Po-Jun star (破军星) in his Fate palace will likely to be aggressive and like to explore new ventures with the attitude of the commando.
Zi Wei Dou Shu system also looks at a person’s life in major ten year luck cycles and also yearly luck cycle. Understanding your ten year major luck cycle will help you to plan your life stages more efficiently. For example, when you know that you are in an aggressive phase of luck cycle, you may want to time starting new business ventures during this cycle. On the contrary, if you know that you are in the soft and preparatory phase in your luck cycle, hold the launch of new ventures and make use of the soft phase to prepare yourself. Knowing when to be aggressive and when to rest and recharge and prepare saves you years of labor and fail attempts.