The Art of Tzi Wei Dou Shu
Most people are only familiar with the animal signs associated with
their year of birth. Authentic Chinese Astrology moves way beyond what
is generally understood by the reading in the animal year which is only
the tip of the iceberg of what we actually call, Chinese Astrology.
What Can Chinese Astrology Do For You?
Although our lives are predominantly mapped out by fate, we are
still sentient beings with independent thoughts. We make our own
decisions and this too plays a role in shaping our destiny. Chinese
astrology can help us map out our life paths. Infinite as they may be,
it gives a view of the probable paths or routes that we will eventually
Opening Your Eyes
Imagine you are walking down a narrow path and come across a puddle
of water. If you were not paying attention you would have walk right
into the puddle and made a mess of yourself. But if you did know, you
can decide to walk through it, walk around it, jump over it or just
turn around. Chinese astrology can help you see these probable events
in the future. They outcome will still be up to your decisions. Chinese
astrology allows you to take a glimpse at the script, but how you play
your part is still up to you. (Of course there is another factor to
this equation: Earth Luck. This is basis of the study of Feng Shui,
which is a discussion for another day.)
Not Just About The Future
There are two types of Chinese Astrology: Tzi Wei Dou Shu and 4
Pillars of Destiny. For the past decade, Tzi Wei Dou Shu has become the
most popular system of astrology for practitioners in Taiwan and Hong
Kong. The reason being, Tzi Wei Dou Shu has the unique ability to pin
point the innate abilities and potentials of a person. A skilled
astrologer can even tell a person’ s character, his or her skills and
abilities, how do others perceive him or her and how they interact with
their surroundings. This is very useful as it may open doors that even
he or she did not know existed. Not only does it tell you what is to
come but what is here and now, inside of you.
A Brief Explanation Of The Tzi Wei Dou Shu System
It is believed that Tzi Wei Dou Shu was written down during the
Tang Dynasty and made popular during the Sung Dynasty in ancient China.
Tzi Wei Dou Shu reading is consists of 12 palaces, in which each
represents one significant aspect of a person's life. A complete chart
is plotted by allocating 14 major stars and 26 supporting stars
according to the particulars of birth of the person (birth year, month,
day, time, sex, and place). It is a highly complex system, which in
total, forms more than 150,000 combinations!! According to the ancient
texts, there are more than 80 stars than can be inserted into a destiny
analysis chart, but in modern actual practice, half of these
'fictitious' stars can be ignored without affecting the accuracy of the
reading. This is a direct result of simplifying the destiny analysis
process by removing stars that no longer present us with use. Here is a
brief explanation of the 12 palaces.
The significance of the Twelve Palaces are shown below:
1. Life Palace
This palace is concerned with your general outlook, the inborn
capabilities, the level of achievement and your character. It also
governs your potential development, wealth earning capabilities and
your life's scope of development. It is the most important palace.
2. Brothers and Sisters Palace
This palace is concerned with the relationship with your siblings,
whether you can join them as business partners in business or not. It
also tells of your relationship with close colleagues, whether they
will be helpful or not in your life.
3. Spouse and Marital Palace
This palace indicates whether you would enjoy a happy marriage or
not. It also explains why some people get to marry many times, like Liz
Taylor, and some stays single their whole life. It describes your
married life, indicates what kind of person your spouse is and whether
or not your marriage is successful and happy.
4. Children Palace
This palace was once used to indicate the number of children one
would have. But it has become inaccurate nowadays, as there are means
to control the desired number of children. The children palace reveals
your relationship with your children and sometimes even subordinates
and your personal students. It shows whether the children will be
rebellious or obedient and their general character.
5. Wealth Palace
This palace is concerned with your level of income; whether you
have to work very hard for it or often has windfall fortunes. It
describes your financial situation in general. This palace also
indicates the way you should make your money, your wealth luck (strong
or weak) and earning capability/capacity.
6. Health Palace
This palace describes and indicates your health in general. It is
concerned with your health condition, physically and mentally, and the
possibility of injuries caused by accidents. It can also indicate what
type of sickness you are particularly prone to and in certain
instances, it can indicate if there any fatal accidents.
7. Travel and Mobility Palace
This palace indicates whether one should stay in his hometown or
travel far away to have better achievement in career. It also shows the
level of his sociability. It also can describe your external or public
relationships. This palace explains whether you are lucky in one place
or more suitable to move away to another town. In some cases, it can
foretell a traffic accident.
8. Friends Palace
This palace shows whether your friends and subordinates are loyal
or if they will betray you. It can describe your friends or hired help
are. It also shows their relationship with you, will they help or hurt
you. You can determine if your business partners are good or bad with
the indication in this palace.
9. Career Palace
This palace indicates how you should develop your career, whether
you are suited to work for people or set up your own business. It
indicates what kind of career you should pursue and what sort of
achievement you can expect.
10. Property Palace
This palace governs your living environment and how much
property/investment/inheritance you are likely to own. It describes
your living environment, whether good or bad.
11. Fortune Palace
This palace reveals one's thinking and behavior. It describes your
mental state of happiness, indicates the length of life spans. For
example if a person has a very poor Life Palace, a good Fortune Palace
can make some dramatic changes to his life condition. The Fortune
Palace indicates one's spiritual enjoyment and peace of mind. It also
can show whether or not you know how to enjoy life.
12. Parents Palace
This palace tells of the relationship with one's parents and with
his/her superiors in general. It indicates the prospect of inheritance
and sometimes it can indicate whether parents are separated or not. Tzi
Wei Dou Shu incorporates the element of time in the analysis. The
reading can be further concentrated into decades of Ten Year blocks,
One Year Blocks and Monthly Blocks. It is a sophisticated calculation
that is used to map out the cycle of one's life path: highlighting the
auspicious and inauspicious periods for a specific aspect (Palace) of
an individual’ s life.
Chinese Astrology, in particular Tzi Wei Dou Shu has grown in
popularity in the past decade. Especially in these uncertain times,
everyone wants that little extra help. That glimpse into what may come.
Many people have realised that reading the Sunday Morning Horoscope or
just buying a book of the shelf may no longer be sufficient.
These are often too general and lack accuracy. People from all
walks of life are turning to more sophisticated forms of astrology to
help them get through their lives. Some find that knowing what will
happen will ultimately affect your actions in the future. This, they
say is unnatural. I beg to differ.
Knowing what will happen WILL affect your actions to some degree.
But what if it allows you to prepare for what is to come? What if it
can help you choose the best route in life? What if it can tell you
where your innate skills, abilities and potentials lie?