Sunday, 31 October 2010

紫微 Zi Wei

Translated from here.

- Yin Earth (Ji 己)

- enables 尊 zūn = to respect, venerate, honour; senior, of a senior generation

- lord of the Career palace

- capable of dissolving difficulties and distress, and extending life

Looks, appearance: The native of Zi Wei has a majestic and honourable appearance. The body is thickset. The person is dignified and composed in temperament and manners.

Disposition: The individual is honest and considerate, and mature and sophisticated. He or she is polite and modest, and upright and just. Although the native is of an admirable temperament, he or she is easily influenced, being impressionable.

Personality type: Leader (having leadership abilities).

Individuality: The person of this star is a leader. He or she is moreover arrogant, proud, and aloof. The native is domineering. The individual emphasises what's honourable and respected; dignity and esteemed greatness. Zi Wei stands for 孝順 xiào​shùn = filial piety, obedience to one's parents. The native... [?]. The Zi Wei person does not easily listen to other people. He or she is persistent and stubborn. The individual is awfully effective in leading a team to reach and accomplish its goal, and to get other people to accept his or her ideas and thoughts.

Romance: In love the person is broad-minded and magnanimous.

Merits: The individual is kind and honourable. He or she is akin to a benevolent lord overlooking the land under heaven. The native possesses a vigorous desire for knowledge. The person is competitive and strongly eager to win. The individual is solid, steady, and earnest. He or she is neither too fast nor too slow. The native cherishes his or her own good name; to conduct oneself with dignity. The person attaches importance to quality.

Shortcomings: The native is obstinate and self-opinionated. He or she has high standards but is of little ability; to be fastidious but incompetent. The individual is seriously vain. The person has strong desires to own and possess. He or she is conceited, headstrong, and uninhibited. The native bosses people around.

      Zi Wei represents 帝君 dìjūn = [emperor]. This star is of the ability to subdue and tame sha, what is baleful and malignant, and to regulate and control what's sinister and harmful.

Zi Wei betokens 工作 gōng​zuò = work, to handle (affairs); 事業 shì​yè = undertaking, occupation, project, activity. There is the capability of doing away with distress and calamity, and extending the life span.

The native of Zi Wei is a leader. He or she is honourable, dignified, noble, and magnanimous. The person is of the ability to command and direct and lead. The individual is moreover capable of assuming personal responsibility; to take charge of a section.

The native possesses plentiful of vitality. The individual feels superior, that there is honour and glory within, and that he or she is on a mission.

The person is fond handing out orders, of being a commanding officer. The native controls and dominates other people; to allocate, to take the reins.

The individual is awfully interested in having a career. He or she is very ambitious. Now and then the person becomes [because of this] quite stubborn and unbending.

The native is very subjective and of a markedly high self-respect. The individual keeps things on the inside to preserve an honourable outer surface. The person of Zi Wei does not customarily request the help of other people. He or she is of much vitality and life-force. In the instance of a predicament or difficulty, the native tends toward 逆來順受 nì​lái​shùn​shòu = to grin and bear it; to resign oneself to adversity; to submit meekly to insults, maltreatment, humiliation. Sometimes the person can also/[therefore] feel lonely.

The individual is fond of flattery. He or she has a 'soft ear', loving compliments.

The native appreciates outer surface honour, his or her reputation and self-respect, and does not enjoy 'losing face'. He or she attaches importance to pomp and ceremony; ostentation and extravagance.

Zi Wei puts forth power and prestige, and the individual appears noble and grand. Although he or she can hardly escape from being somewhat arrogant and haughty. Yet in the matters of career and occupation, the native is very effective.

The Zi Wei star is dependent on being saluted by other stars in the horoscope to be wholly efficient. If there are no helping hands, the emperor is lonely and unable to fully put to use talents and skills.

Should Zi Wei be alone in the chart, the emperor won't be able to 'pioneer a frontier area and open up new territory for development '.

The star should meet with either Tian Fu, Tian Xiang, Zuo Fu, You Bi, Wen Chang, Wen Qu, Tian Kui, or Tian Yue. Zi Wei is the most fond of being assisted by Zuo Fu and/or You Bi. If Zi Wei is not accompanied by any of these stars in the horoscope, the native becomes irritable, ill-tempered, and impatient.

Zi Wei dreads Di Kong and Di Jie the most.

The person of Zi Wei is of a sympathetic heart and mind, and when other people err and make a mistake, the native is magnanimous and tolerant. In conduct and behaviour the individual is honest and sincere, and stubborn and unbending. The person is of the mien of someone generous and easy-mannered, refined and courteous. The individual possesses the demeanour of a chief/elder. However, the native should guard against getting caught up in mere show, because otherwise there will easily be hurts and wounds what with love, romance, and relationships.

This star enables being conceited and vain; to think highly of oneself; to be self-important; to be pretentious; to be or get too big for one's boots. The native tends to worrying too much, being over-anxious. He or she is fickle and apt to change. Treating other people the person is a bit too focused on outer surface only. The individual is moreover of an extremely strong subjective consciousness. These are the native's weak points.

The person has on the whole pretty good money luck. The individual is able to have money coming in, and money going out, spending it. But in the course of such events there will be many challenges.

Pros and cons

- The individual of Zi Wei is practical, down-to-earth, realistic, and steadfast.

- He or she lacks imagination.

- The native is principled.

- The person is obstinate and stubborn; to be set in one's ways.

- The individual is particular about methods and means.

- The native becomes exhausted due to worries and concerns; to be a tax on one's mind.

- The person is particular about facts and circumstances.

- He or she... [?] and information.

- With Zi Wei the individual is brimming with self-confidence.

- The native is opinionated, self-willed and conceited; to act and show overconfidence in oneself.

- The person is disposed to analysis.

- The individual nitpicks; to be picky and fussy.

- The native... [?].

- The person... [?].

- The individual is good at calculations; to figure, plan, consider.

- The native is stingy and penny-pinching.

- The person attaches importance to momentum, prestige, influence, fame and power.

- The individual is seriously vain.

- The native is of much self-respect and self-esteem.

- He or she is excessively arrogant and proud.

Additional associations (personages):

- 伯邑考 Bo Yikao

- 劉備 Liu Bei

- 皇帝 emperor

- 孤芳自賞的尊貴王者 an honourable king who is partial to 孤芳自賞 gūfāngzìshǎng = to indulge in self-admiration; a lone soul admiring its own purity; a solitary flower in love with its own fragrance

- dragon

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Ming with the palace branches

Translated from here.

子 Zi

The individual is emotional and sentimental. He or she is good at communication, social niceties, social interaction.

The person is partial to 言過其實 yán​guò​qí​shí = to exaggerate and overstate the facts; to turn geese into swans.

The native with Ming in the branch-Zi palace is fond of being together with like-minded people discussing and talking, siding with learning and knowledge.

The individual is creative. And meets with peach blossom.

丑 Chou

The native puts him- or herself in the centre. The person tends toward 隨心所欲 suí​xīn​suǒ​yù = to do as one pleases; to follow one's heart's desires.

The person with Ming in Chou is fond of using a haughty and proud attitude teaching other people a lesson.

This palace position is indicative of 孤獨 gū​dú = loneliness; lonely, solitary.

When young it is appropriate for the individual to leave the home/family and go to other parts of the country than where he or she is born, or a foreign land, and there obtain development and growth.

The native exaggerates his or her own importance. The person is fond of accomplishing things.

寅 Yin

The person is soft-hearted. The individual is not able to stay idle and unoccupied.

There is the occasion of 自尋煩惱 zì​xún​fán​nǎo = to bring trouble on oneself; to worry oneself for nothing; to borrow trouble.

Ming in Yin facilitates a fate/destiny suggestive of exhaustion and toil.

The native is enthusiastic and fervent.

He or she likes taking risks and chances; adventure.

The person is fond of seeking short-cuts attaining a goal.

The individual does not enjoy being restricted and constrained.

The native is of a vivacious, brisk, and active temperament. The individual's style of conversation makes a profound and deep impression.

卯 Mao

The individual is fond of helping other people. There is... [?].

The person of branch-Mao is oversensitive, jumpy, and nervous. Each and every trivial matter becomes a dispute.

The native gets angry; to lose one's temper; to work oneself into a rage.

The individual is fond of making friends and doing stuff together with others; to have friendly relationships.

Mao is moreover a peach blossom palace.

辰 Chen

The person with Ming in Chen is impatient, short-tempered, and hot-headed. The individual is of a no good temper. The native is of powerful capabilities.

The person appreciates mediating disputes; to make peace and reconcile.

He or she takes steps and measures to bring about balance and equilibrium.

The individual is fond of the easy and comfortable. The native fears labour and toil. The person loves dressing up.

It is appropriate for the individual leaving the home or family early to go to other parts of the country than where he or she is born, or a foreign land, to seek accomplishment and success.

巳 Si

The native attends to his or her family, looking after the home. In thought and thinking, the person is a bit extreme.

The individual is fond of 吹毛求疵 chuī​máo​qiú​cī = to blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defects; to be fastidious; to nitpick.

The native is careful and scrupulous.

With Ming in this palace there is the case of 積小成大 jīxiǎochéngdà =  many little things add up to something great; many a mickle makes a muckle.

The person tends toward 自尋煩惱 zì​xún​fán​nǎo = to bring trouble on oneself; to torture oneself with unpleasant thoughts; to bring vexation on oneself.

The individual emphasises the small, losing the big; to lose the ship for a half-penny worth of tar.

The native is keenly perceptive, possessing an acute power of observation, and has a strong ability to analyse.

Ming in the branch-Si palace points to a fate/destiny indicative of exhaustion and toil.

午 Wu

The person is amiable and easy-going. He or she does not possess vim and vigour.

The native tends toward 高傲 gāo​'ào =  noble and virtuous; aloof from politics and material pursuits; arrogant, haughty, conceited.

The individual with Ming in Wu does not enjoy asking other people for help. Nevertheless, he or she is still able to take care of and show consideration for others.

未 Wei

The person is of a strong and unyielding personality. The native is principled.

He or she does not easily accept other people's ideas and opinions.

What with relatives and member's of one's family, the Ming in Wei person takes to shielding shortcomings or faults; to cover up errors.

The individual is extreme in both happiness and hate.

申 Shen

In speech and talking the native is straightforward and frank. There are pretty good relations with the spouse.

Now and then the individual is brimming with confidence. At other times the person is self-contradictory.

The native is of an outstanding ability to grasp ideas. The individual is liable to... [?].

The person easily becomes absorbed with some kind of hobby or fondness.

Marrying late is appropriate.

Ming in branch-Shen means a fate/destiny indicative of toil and exhaustion.

酉 You

The native is warm-hearted, enthusiastic, and ardent. The individual is partial to 擇善固執 zé​shàn​gù​zhí = to choose what is good and holding fast to it. The person easily offends other people.

The native appreciates visiting various scenic spots; to travel from one beauty spot to another; to go on a scenic tour.

He or she is fond of serene environments, tranquil surroundings.

The individual is kind-hearted and good-natured.

The person is partial to reality and what's actual and real.

When disappointed or frustrated, the native is able to comfort him- or herself; to console oneself; to reassure oneself.

戌 Xu

When Ming is in Xu the individual tends toward 自怨自艾 zì​yuàn​zì​yì = to be full of remorse; to repent and redress one's errors. In his or her heart/mind there are a million knots.

Meeting with an upset or provocation, at once the person becomes discouraged and downhearted.

The native does not bother with talking nonsense. He or she does not take to angry speech.

The person dislikes... [?].

The individual is of a willingness to be of help to the weak and feeble.

亥 Hai

The person has pretty good relations with people. He or she... [?].

The person with Ming in Hai is emotional and sensitive, being sentimental and melancholy and moody. The individual does easily shed tears.

The native is fond of enjoying success and accomplishments with friends and relatives.

The person is soft-hearted.

The individual is very self-forgiving.

Treating others the native is cordial and enthusiastic.

Ming in Hai enables a fate/destiny suggestive of toil and exhaustion.

Monday, 18 October 2010

ZWDS glossary

san he 三合

Four groups of three palaces belonging to the same 行/xing/phase/guide/element. There are 12 palaces, thus four equilateral triangles.

Example: The Souse and Happiness palaces are san he the Travel palace - when analysing the Travel palace the stars in Spouse and Happiness have to be incorporated into the interpretation.

Water triad

Metal triad

Fire triad

Wood triad

san fang si zheng

Same as san he but plus the palace opposite the palace under scrutiny. San fang si zheng comprises four palaces. The opposite palace of the palace under examination is also considered more influential than the two to the left and right by san he.

guiren 貴人

Refers to people who you'll meet on your way and who will help and support you.

peach blossom 桃花

Indicates love, romance, marriage, lust, debauchery, and pleasure-seeking and self-indulgent vices.

Tan Lang is the premier peach blossom star. Lian Zhen (in Ming) the second.

Other peach blossom stars are Hong Luan, Tian Xi, Tian Yao, Xian Chi, Mu Yu, and Da Hao.

Zi, Mao, Wu, and You are also deemed peach blossom palaces.


Qing Yang, Tuo Luo, Huo Xing, and Ling Xing are the four sha stars. Sha 煞 = evil spirit, goblin; a fierce god, a malignant deity.


Qing Yang, Tuo Luo, Huo Xing, Ling Xing, Di Kong, and Di Jie are the six xiong stars. Xiong 凶 = inauspicious, ominous; unproductive, bad for crops, threatened with famine; fearful, terrible; ferocious, fierce; act of violence, murder.

sha po lang 殺破狼

The stars Qi Sha, Po Jun, and Tan Lang. These stars are always san he each other in the horoscope.

This configuration denotes 動盪 dòng​dàng = unrest, commotion, turmoil, upheaval; and  變化 biàn​huà = change, alteration.

In the olden days important generals on the battleground were likely to have the sha po lang configuration emphasised.