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.

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