“Zi Wei Dou Shu (紫微斗数) is also known as the purple micro star astrology, belonging to part of Chinese Metaphysics subject, originated from an ancient Chinese study on the star’s constellation system by integrating the stars attributes, inter-relation positioning and the appliance of technical methods and formulas to accurately determine a person’s character and foretell their destiny structure, details of events and incidents throughout their lifespan

[singlepic id=48 w=200 h=198 float=left]Zi Wei Dou Shu was devised by a Taoist named Lu Chun Yang (呂純陽) in the Tang dynasty (618-907AD). However, the development and sophistication of the astrology system took place during the Sung Dynasty (960-1127AD) by Chen Xi Yi (陈希夷) . Since then, Zi Wei Dou Shu has made its mark as one of the most popular and reliable scientific astrology studies pertaining to the reading of one’s destiny.

In ancient times, Zi Wei Dou Shu was restricted to the exclusive and private consultation of the Imperial emperors only as Zi Wei Dou Shu could provide an elaborate reading too detailed and classified. Thus, imperial astronomers used Zi Wei Dou Shu to delineate charts for the emperor as the emperor’s destiny is bridged to and affects the destiny of his kingdom and dynasty.

Among the stars used in the Zi Wei Dou Shu system, there is one main star while other stars revolve around it. The star is named the “Emperor Star” – Purple Star (紫微) which also represents the ruler (emperor) of the kingdom.

Zi Wei Dou Shu has been used by professional consultants and practitioners for the past 1000 years to determine one’s destiny and as remedial Feng Shui strategies. Zi Wei Dou Shu has its unique feng shui philosophies and principles and is known as the “personalized feng shui”.

[expand title=”HOW DOES ZI WEI DOU SHU WORKS” rel=”animal-highlander”]“Zi Wei” (紫微) translated as purple micro, represents the emperor in a dynastic era

“Dou” (斗)” means constellation

“Shu” (数)” means a method of calculation

Zi Wei Dou Shu is a system to calculate events of a person which will take place and happen at a specific time. It is calculated based on the space-dimension that we occupy versus the time factor of which an event will take place.

To begin a reading, Zi Wei Dou Shu requires a person’s specific time of birth information. The time, day, month and year of birth is then used to plot a profile chart (命盘). On a profile chart, there are 12 columns known as the 12 palaces which represent 12 important elements or events in a person’s lifetime.

On a Zi Wei profile chart, it shows the location and movement of the Zi Wei “Emperor (Micro purple star) star and more than 100 other stars appearing at the specific time of birth of that person. Stars will then be placed into each of the palaces on the profile chart for further interpretation. In some charts, certain palaces may not have any stars but there are other methods and ways to interpret events related to that particular palace despite the absence of a star.

Zi Wei Dou Shu relies on a scientific method to interpret the events of and the destiny of a person by observing the interactions and inter-relations between stars, palaces, time and elements shown on the profile chart. Detailing of an event can be inferred by observing the brightness of the stars and the relationship between palaces and stars. [/expand]

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To begin a reading, a Zi Wei profile chart is plotted where it will first interpret a person’s overall events in his or her lifetime before proceeding to the important events based on the twelve palaces, which will be explained further in the next few chapters. And after the important events are mapped out, further interpretations on a person’s destiny can be done where it is broken down to the decade cycle in which events happening within a decade can be foretold as well as the yearly, monthly and even daily cycle, depending on the person’s requirements.

A qualified Zi Wei Dou Shu practitioner is able to accurately see into a person’s past and with this accuracy, Zi Wei Dou Shu is able to differentiate between the fated events and the controllable events. A skilled master in Zi Wei Dou Shu is even able to interpret a person’s day to day events although these events serve no real significant impact on a person’s destiny but this makes Zi Wei Dou Shu a truly interesting study.

The cause and effect of every event can be interpreted, thereby offering a form of guidance and advice to those who seek it at crossroads. By evaluating the differential outcomes from different paths, one is able to make better informed choices in life. “Zi Wei Dou Shu” is also able to interpret the dynamics of interpersonal relationships with but not limiting to spouses, siblings, parents, children, friends and acquaintances.

“Zi Wei Dou Shu” is especially vital to those seeking to understand their potential and suited profession as it can interpret the career industry one most fit in where only minimal effort is required to achieve success in life. “Zi Wei Dou Shu” is also able to predict and interpret a person’s health thus facilitating the ease of prevention as prevention is better than cure.

The essence of “Zi Wei Dou Shu” lies in its ability to empower and enhance. Destiny cannot be changed but can be enhanced. Employing its scientific methods, “Zi Wei Dou Shu” analyzes one’s destiny and breaks it down into sectionalized areas and by focusing on areas that need improving and enhancement, one can achieve a better life overall.[/expand]

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“Zi Wei Dou Shu” interprets a person’s destiny on four levels:-

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Life events (Destiny 命)

Life events form the root and basic structure of a person’s destiny. It interprets a person’s major and important events in life and also their character, appearance as well as overall events in life

Decade cycle (Fortune运)

A decade cycle refers to a person’s fortune every ten years which includes events and overall performance within this time span.

Year cycle (Fortune运)

The year cycle interprets a person’s fortune and events in that particular year. It is relatively important as most people are concerned with their luck and fortune at the beginning of every new year. The year cycle provides elaborate details on the events and overall performance of one’s fortune in the year.

Monthly and daily cycle

On a micro level, Zi Wei Dou Shu is able to interpret a person’s events in a month or even in a day. The accuracy maintains high but events interpreted on a monthly and daily cycle are generally mundane and do not serve great impact on a person’s destiny.[/expand]

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To began a reading, a chart has to be plotted based on one’s year, month, day and time of birth and it is known as a zi wei profile chart. Dating back to ancient times, Zi Wei Dou Shu’s technique and method of charting a person’s date and time of birth using a specific alignment method is known as the “Zi Wei profile chart”.

A Zi Wei profile chart consists of twelve columns and is known as the “twelve palaces”.   Each palace represents an important aspect in a person’s life. The characteristics described in each palace reflect one’s undertakings and endeavors in life

The twelve columns which is also known as 12 palaces in a Zi Wei profile chart are categorized as follow:-

Each palace represents an aspect of a person’s destiny. Through a Zi Wei profile chart, one is able to interpret how and when the elements in a palace influence your life.

This is a summary of the elements in each palace

Self Personality, character, inner traits, talents
Siblings  Brothers and sisters, lost of siblings.
Spouse Marriage, luck pertaining to love and romance, compatibility with partner
Children Your offspring’s personality, health, character
Wealth Personal wealth, sources of income
Health Health, illnesses and diseases, external appearances
Travel Leisure travels, migration, accidents or mishaps
Friends Acquaintances, social circles social skills
Career Career prospects, aptitude, personal development
Property Home ownership, property investment
Mental Thoughts, spirituality, emotional health, Feng Shui of your ancestor’s tomb
Parents Parents’ character, healthy, personality and your relationship with them


[expand title=” GOLDEN DECADE (黄金十年) ” rel=”animal-highlander”]The golden decade refers to a person’s peak in wealth, fortune and career in their lives. There is no definitive time frame on a golden decade as it is subjected to within the capacity and limitation of a person’s destiny.

Therefore, not every person will enjoy a golden decade. On the contrary, there are those who are blessed with extended periods of this peak and live a few golden decades. The main and determining component of the golden decade is timing, also known as the “fortune” part. Destiny determines whether the person has a golden decade and when the right time comes, fortune will set the golden decade into place in that person’s life.[/expand]

[expand title=”MASTERING THE TIME FACTOR” rel=”animal-highlander”]There is a saying that the time factor is the key point to success but the question is, when is the right time?

We all know that timing is crucial to everything we do. Success happens when we are doing the right things at the right place at the right time but often opportunites slip past our windows even without us realizing because of this lack of knowledge. As “Zi Wei Dou Shu” calculates a person’s destiny from the specific point of intersection of time and space, its interpretations on events and outcomes are heavily time based.

Therefore, by mastering the time factor in “Zi Wei Dou Shu”, one is able to make right choices at the right place and right time in junctures of their lives.[/expand]

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What is “Destiny” ? There are generally two beliefs surrounding it. One of it is that destiny creates and shapes the events in a person’s life while the other supports the belief that humans have control over their destiny. The Chinese termed the former as “fated in destiny”(命中注定) and the latter as “men’s actions triumph over fate” (人定胜天). So what is our approach in the matter of fate and destiny?

“Fated in destiny” means that the events in a person’s life are laid out and set in path. These events remain unchanged despite the person’s intentions and efforts to maneuver their fate. It may be shocking and unacceptable to some people who had done a lot for themselves in life and worked hard to become successful.

[singlepic id=49 w=300 h=282 float=left]On the other hand, the belief that “men’s actions triumph over fate” has a more positive note as it has faith that men are empowered with the capacity to change their destiny. This perpetuates the belief that one is capable of bettering their lives through hard work, virtues in life, positivity and setting strong attainable goals. But then again, this may in turn be unacceptable to those who had done the entire above but met with little or no success in life.

Suffice to say, either belief has people supporting it while at the same time unacceptable to some. These two beliefs have been contested and disputed since ancient times.

Truth of destiny

Before reaching the truth of destiny, there are some debates on the term destiny itself. First, what is destiny? Destiny refers to the events that take place in a person’s life from the time of their birth until their departure from this life. Some events are joyful and within expectations while some downright shocking, painful and leave you wondering why this happened.

[singlepic id=52 w=250 h=250 float=right]In this world, there are people who had done great things in life. Then there are those who led an ordinary and unremarkable existence and there are also people who suffer through life with painful events and tragedies. It is evident that the spectrum of destiny is extremely and disproportionately wide.

So what is the truth behind the mystery of destiny? Surprisingly, there are elements of truth in both beliefs of ‘fated in destiny’ and ‘men’s actions triumph over fate’.

Our Chinese ancestors accepted that there are certain events in a person’s life that are inevitable and will run its course no matter how much effort a person makes to prevent it from happening or how much unwillingness there is to accept the eventuality.

In other parts of destiny, there are controllable events where the choices you make in life will have varying outcomes depending on the path chosen.

The premise of fated destiny is that if you are fated to fail in a certain aspect in life, no amount of hard work can steer you towards success.

On the other hand, the controllable events of destiny postulate that “the harder you work, the more you will gain” and vice versa. Ultimately, the outcome of controllable events is completely dependent on the path taken by the individual.

It is believed that a person’s destiny on average consists of 30% fated events and 70% controllable events. The ratio is subjective as some individuals may have a higher percentage of fated events while some with higher controllable events. Different individuals have different fated events and controllable events in their life. For example, some people are fated to be blessed with a long-lasting and blissful matrimony whereas some are fated to enjoy good wealth or health. [/expand]

[expand title=”CHARACTER DETERMINE OUR DESTINY” rel=”animal-highlander”]There are many famous speakers around the world that believe a person’s character determine their destiny, raising the example that many successful entrepreneurs share similar characteristics and ambitions. But, they neglected the fact that there are also many out there with similar character and ambition, some perhaps even more motivated and driven but instead face adversity and failure in life.

If one’s character determines their destiny, then would a change in a person’s character have an effect on their destiny? If this is true, does this mean that every person would have an equal opportunity at success should they modify and model their character, thoughts and behavior after those who succeeded in life? Does it work this way in a realistic world?

A person’s character is as explained in the cause and effect theory. When an event is fated, the character of the person is the cause or path which would lead to the outcome of the event or the destination. In other terms, character does not affect destiny but rather destiny decides character.

Every destiny has its capacities and limitations, whether in fated or controllable events. If a person’s destiny sees a higher number of fated events as opposed to controllable events, then it is safe to presume that the person’s character has already been largely determined. However, a person’s character can change under the circumstance in which the higher number of controllable events give the person such flexibility. But do note that the changes only have an effect on the controllable events and that such changes are within the capacities and limitations of that person’s destiny.

An example of this would be a person whose wealth and career prospects are pre-destined to be at the mid-range level. How this person manage his or her wealth and career as well as decide on the job industry to step foot in is classified as controllable events. Therefore, this person is only able to maneuver their destiny within the capacity of mid-range, i.e. if this person went into an industry that worked to his or her advantage and they put in tremendous efforts, he or she will find themselves at the top of the mid-range level. Likewise, if this person took a job in an industry that does not maximize his or her full potentials combined with a bleak personal outlook and minimal effort thrown in, this would result to the person being at the lowest end of the mid-range level.

In conclusion, character does to a certain extent, determine one’s destiny but is bound to the capacities and limitations of that person’s destiny. Character do not change destiny but rather destiny allows a person to maneuver within its capacities.

An age-old adage of destiny is as below:-

“命运”不能完全掌制我们, 但我们也不能完全掌握自己的命运, 这就是人生”

“Destiny does not fully dictate our lives but at the same time, we do not have supreme control over our destiny. This is life” [/expand]

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