ZI WEI DOU SHU

Zi WEi Dou Shu is a branch of Chinese Astrology. It utilizes the Chinese Lunar Calendar. A Zi Wei Dou Shu chart is divided into 12 palaces representing the 12 chinese earthly animals. Each palace corresponds to a particular aspect or part of our life. Each of these palaces are governed by major and minor stars. These stars have their own characteristics that affect the palace they are in.There are about 115 stars which govern the characteristics of the various palaces.The stars are not the actual celestial bodies in the Universe. They are merely mathematical symbols bearing different properties.


A Typical Zi Wei Dou Shu Chart

Friends Palace

Snake

Travel Palace

Horse

Health Palace

Goat

Wealth Palace Monkey

Career Palace

Dragon

Child Palace

Rooster

Property Palace

Rabbit

Spouse Palace

Dog

Happy Palace

Tiger

Parent Palace

Ox

Life Palace

Rat

Sibling Palace

Pig



A palace is affected and influenced by the adjacent palaces, the opposite palace and the related harmony palaces. When there are no major stars in a palace which is under study , the major stars in the opposite palace is then examined as if the stars there are actually in the palace being analyzed. This is because the opposite palace is like a mirror image of the palace being analyzed. These two palaces have the strongest influence on each other.

The palaces rotate around the chart.A person has a 10 year luck chart and an annual luck chart. A person's first 10 year luck chart is the same as the original natal chart. The second 10 year luck chart has the Life Palace either occupying the Parents Palace or Siblings Palace depending upon whether being a male of a female. The other palaces move one place following the Life Palace. This rotation in the chart causes our luck to change.

The twelve Palaces and their descriptions

No
Name of Palace
The description
1
Life
Determines one's character and achievement
2
Parents
Describes relation with parents and elders
3
Happiness
Mental state of happiness
4
Property
describes the major investments
5
Career
the career that suits and the performance
6
Friends
Sort of friends likely
7
Travel
tells whether one shall move to another place
8
Health
general health conditions
9
Wealth
describes overall financial status
10
Children
gives relation likely with children
11
Marriage
describes married life
12
Siblings
how one gets along with brothers, sisters.

The 14 Major Stars are:

Mercy Star (Tian Ji), Sun (Tai Yang) , Finance Star (Wu Qu), Lucky Star (Tian Tong) , Treasury Star (Tian Fu) , Moon (Tai Yin) , Flirting Star (Tan Lang), Gloomy Star (Ju Men) , Blessing Star (Tian Liang) , Power Star (Qi Sha), Ruinous Star (Po Jun), Wicked Star (Lian Zhen), Minister Star (Tian Xiang), Emperor Star (Zi Wei)

The Lucky Stars are:

Angel 1 (Tian Kui), Angel 2 (Tian Yue), Deputy 1 (Zuo Fu), Deputy 2 (You Bi), Intellect Star (Wen chang), Intelligence Star (Wen Qu)

The Harmful Stars are:

Worrisome Star (Tuo Luo), Troublesome Star (Qing Yang), Fiery Star (Huo Xing), Siren Star (Ling Xing), Misfortune Star (Di Kong), Calamity Star (Di Jie),

The Auxiliary Stars are:

Abundance Star (Lu Cun), Pegasus (Tian Ma), Stern Star (tian Xing), Romance Star (Tian Yao), Wedding Star (Hong Luan), Birth Star (Tian Xi)