Results of Case Study: Fatal Car Accident with New Month Method

This post will offer the answers to an earlier case study post I put up on deducing the correct year and month of a fatal car accident, and most importantly to hint to a new method of month calculation. The case study was earlier on supplied by Brother Keong (, and the new method was showcased and validated with him last night. This post is meant for practitioners and heretics interested in research, and not recommended for beginners or zealots as it may lead you astray.

The chart can be deceiving at first glance. Looking at the pattern, one might be inclined to say that the incident happen either in 2004 or 2010. These are the wrong answers, as the native met the accident in 2005. How can we tell? By using simple rules below.


To use the simplest steps, first thing we infer possibility of any major bad event in the Decade 42-51. When we seek signs from above, we realise Decade Travel send Hua Ji to Birth Travel Palace, clashing Birth Life Palace which is an important sign. And as below the possibility overlap with these regions with the Current Travel and Current Life Palaces, which points to strong possibility between Mao and You Palaces (extra tip: the native incidentally is of zodiac Zi… ). The clash site at You is most likely case that accident happened in 2005 when the native was 46 years old. Extra long-winded trinity prognosis: Current Spouse/Natal Spouse= Destination/Destiny location of Travel (Reason: Decade Travel) send Hua Ji to Current Travel/Natal Travel (Reason: Decade Mental= Luck of native) clashes Current Life/Natal Life (Reason: Decade Wealth= Luck of Travel). Destination during a trip harasses mode of travel when luck of native is low, thus causing disruption in native life due to disruption of travel luck.

Now the biggest challenge. The month of the incident is December 2005. By reference to the Chinese calendar it points to Month 10 (You Month) in Yi You Year (edit from typo). How do you derive the correct month on the chart? Conventional Dou Jun calculation put the 10th month at Hai Palace (which is Natal Fortune, Decade Spouse, Current Fortune). Some practitioners may try to fit this outcome in a story with many palaces rotations. But this is not correct. Original Wu Hu Dun Yue method put the 10th month at Mao Palace (which is Natal Travel, Decade Fortune, Current Travel), which is in the line of fire in opposition (month 4 and month 10 are possibilities) to You Palace, and which is the correct location.

But are we going to use Wu Hu Dun Yue method for all the months calculations in Flying Star Zi Wei Dou Shu charts then? I had my reservations. Through many repeated experiences, both Dou Jun and Wu Hu Dun Yue methods have 30-50% accuracies in all the charts I’ve seen.  That maybe explain why many practitioners of Zi Wei Dou Shu shy away from going beyond the Year predictions into Month predictions due to the high inaccuracy. However, I have a new Month calculation method, which might possibly solve the problems of the months predictions. Incidentally, or rather coincidentally, it yields the same result as the Wu Hu Dun method for this case.

This method had been showcased to Brother Keong and it was replicated on two other “challenge charts” that he put forth. One chart is to correctly guess the month of incidence when his friend who got into a car accident this year. I predicted the correct month which is February (a very tricky case as it may traverse two year charts), and even the correct side of the car that was hit (hint: Yin and Yang observations). The other chart that he challenged me is this person who start getting windfall luck last year. Aside from the conventional way of pointing out the three palaces of a Tan Lang meeting with Huo Xing, Ling Xing, I have gotten the starting month correct which is September 2014. I also made a guess on which eye this native was operated on (the result is still pending while waiting for reply from this person; tip: Tai Yin, Tai Yang).

OK, so how do I derive this new month calculation? I put the starting axiom point not onto the Current Year anymore, but rather a point from the Decade Chart. This is so much I can say at this point, but if you are an inquisitive researcher, you may be able to tweak the above methods onto the Decade Chart and with plenty of practice charts, and some luck you can figure this out. I still haven’t had the best theoretical explanation for this (this is an observation of trial and error), but with regard to successful repeated empirical validations, this is the best method of ZWDS month calculation. I may one day compile these information in details in a new volume.

The Problems with Geng Year Transformation

Some of the crucial questions on the authenticity between the two books by Chen Xi Yi (陳希夷), Zi Wei Dou Shu Complete Book (紫微斗數全書) and Zi Wei Dou Shu Complete Volumes (紫微斗數全集) lie in the differences in the transformations. One particularly problematic group lies in Geng (庚) Year’s transformation. In The Complete Book, Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Tong Hua Ke and Tai Yin Hua Ji. In The Complete Volumes, Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tai Yin Hua Ke and Tian Tong Hua Ji. Between Hua Ke and Hua Ji, & Tian Tong and Tai Yin, the orders seemed to be reverse. To add to the confusion, in another classical book Ode to Zi Wei Dou Shu (紫微斗數宣微) by Guan Yun Shan Ren (觀雲山人), Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Fu Hua Ke and Tian Tong Hua Ji. This is only the beginning of the problems, particularly for Geng Stem.

With regard to the Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Tong Hua Ke and Tai Yin Hua Ji style of Zi Wei Dou Shu Complete Book, similarity is found in the ZWDS components of Tie Ban Shen Shu (铁板神数). The other practices who followed this tradition are seen in publications from Hui Xin Qi Zhu (慧心斋主) and Chu Huang (楚皇). For the Complete Volumes type, at least when it comes to Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tai Yin Hua Ke and Tian Tong Hua Ji, many important works follow this example from Fei Xing Shan Ren (飛星山人), 张開卷 (Zhang Kai Juan), to Liang Xiang Run (梁湘润), Bao Li Ming (鮑黎明). This type is the most popularly used type.

For the example from the Ode to Zi Wei Dou Shu, Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Fu Hua Ke and Tian Tong Hua Ji, there are also many prominent users like Wang Ting Zhi (王亭之), Zhang Yao Wen (張耀文).

Here comes the further confusion. There seem to be more variations. I will list them below:

Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tai Yin Hua Ke, Wen Qu Hua Ji (俞樾)
Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Tong Hua Ke, Tian Xiang Hua Ji (陈岳琦)
Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Fu Hua Ke, Tai Yin Hua Ji (正玄山人)
Geng: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Fu Hua Ke, Tian Xiang Hua Ji (潘子渔)

From all the above examples, there are no problem with the widely accepted transformations of Hua Lu and Hua Quan in the Geng Stem. However, with regard to Hua Ke, it seems like there are transformations with Tian Tong, Tai Yin and Tian Fu. And with regard to Hua Ji, there are transformations with Tai Yin, Wen Qu, Tian Tong and Tian Xiang. How can we really solve the mysteries of the correct Geng Transformations between Hua Ke and Hua Ji?

Points of considerations for investigations. There are many errors in Zi Wei Dou Shu Complete Books and Zi Wei Dou Shu Complete Volumes. But for the compiled Complete Volumes it seems to be more reliable and more popular amongst practitioners. Another point of reference is to infer the similarity of the Transformative Ten Stems between the 果老星宗 (Guo Lao Xing Zhong) and ZWDS practices.  Tian Lu (天禄) and Tian Quan (天權) will be substituted for Hua Lu and Hua Quan. Below is a table of such comparisons:


From the above, based on the two systems, there are certain markers that give definite tag to the respective stars. With regard to this, Lian Zhen is quite likely Jia, and Tian Ji as Yi, Tian Tong as Bing, Tai Yin as Ding, Tan Lang as Wu, Wu Qu as Ji, Tai Yang as Geng, Ju Men as Xin, Tian Liang as Ren and Po Jun as Gui * although there are some awkward mismatches out of a very apparent pattern between the systems, which may indicate possibility of major errors in the ZWDS transformation lists (e.g. Mars Jia for Tian Liang Ren). In my opinion, a true to form revision of transformations may involve Yi Stem Hua Quan at Lian Zhen, Ren Stem Hua Quan at Ju Men, and Gui Stem Hua Quan at Tian Liang if we follow the Xin Zhong order with ZWDS. This possibility will be further investigated subsequently when time permits. From here, Wen Chang, Wen Qu, Zuo Fu, You Bi, and Zi Wei have indefinite stems. Under each transformations, there will be 10 Stems variations. Under Hua Ji, what is indefinite is Bing, Ren and Gui. Lets explore what might be the missing identity of the Hua Ji star under Geng Year Stem. If it is Ren, it might be Tian Liang, if it is Gui it might be Po Jun. Both Tian Liang and Po Jun are not from all the above examples. In this case, we are only left with Tian Tong/Bing. This means that there is a good likelihood that the last star that under goes Geng Stem Hua Ji is Tian Tong.

Another evidence. Even though in Zi Wei Dou Shu Complete Book, its order is Geng Stem: Tai Yang Hua Lu, Wu Qu Hua Quan, Tian Tong Hua Ke, Tai Yin Hua Ji. However, there are these writings therein in a chapter that explains the fortune/misfortune of Tai Sui periods in the respective palaces. Examples: Chou Year Chou Palace, Tian Tong and Lian Zhen: Bing Geng born natives will have scandals; Wu Year Wu Palace, Tian Tong: Geng year natives is not favourable. These are only few examples, but they all seem to point out bad problems for palaces with Tian Tong for Geng year born natives. This goes to show that the Tian Tong Hua Ke, and Tai Yin Hua Ji  in Geng Stem in the book is either a mistake or a fraud, and confirms that in Geng Year, Tian Tong will definitely Hua Ji. Now, the only problem, is left to decide on how to determine the correct star for Geng Stem Hua Ke…

Can we infer characteristics of Mother from Siblings Palace?

Today, I was approached by a ZWDS enthusiast on whether it is appropriate or not to infer Mother information from Siblings Palace because I always gave such examples in my practices and notes (I have long naggy mother stories in “The Hidden Laws”). He showed me that there are fundamental Flying Star Zi Wei Dou Shu teachings that state this as impossibility, and that the only appropriate palace to infer would be the Parents palace for reading Mother. I would say that this is not wrong, though not entirely right either. Likewise I am reminded of examples whereby there are some Flying Stars practitioners who argue that peach blossom is only seen at Spouse Palace, not the popular Children Palace which was even used by the late Grandmaster 翁福裕. Going back to the original discussion, to say why this is correct, when you look at the Palaces in ZWDS chart, they are named as compound of two Chinese words to reference them in a certain Yin and Yang order. Take for example, Parents Palace effectively meant 父母宫 (Fu Mu Gong); 父 means Father, while 母 means Mother. In the same manner, Siblings Palace meant 兄弟宮 (Xiong Di Gong), where 兄 is Elder Siblings and 弟 is Younger Siblings (albeit in the Male context: Older Brother and Younger Brother).

In the same manner, modern Flying Star ZWDS theories state such relationships very clearly as below:

Siblings Palace: Shows characteristics of siblings, their attitude and personality.

Siblings Palace when Taiji at Parents Palace: To infer relationships between father and mother.

Parents Palace: Shows characteristics of father, his life, personality and attitude.

Parents Palace when Taiji at Life Palace: To infer dynamics between native and parents, study palace for Yang Male/Yin Female, tractions of life.

It is important for ZWDS students to be familiar with the fundamentals. These should be achieved by proper education and I urge students to have a thorough training under the respective Masters. Interpalatial dynamics have to be set carefully to infer different Taiji points. My opinions can be seen as “maverick opinions”. However, I will highlight several opinions that make me exercise cautions when it comes to fundamentals:

1. The inconsistency with compound names on palaces: In this respect Spouse Palace meant as 夫妻宫 (Fu Qi Gong) is a compound of 夫 (Husband) and 妻 (Wife) should be able to read husband and wife. At a basic level, this should only be used to read Spouse/Partner characteristics or at most when we set Life Palace as Taiji, it infers spousal relationship; while actually a more appropriate spousal dynamics inference is at Wealth Palace when we set Taiji at Spouse Palace. *EDIT In the case of a Male natal chart: If Parents Palace are used to read Father and Mother, can the Spouse Palace read Husband (or even yourself) and Wife? No, because Husband in reality is at Wealth Palace, who is the same person as in the Life Palace. Why is this so? I have mentioned before this concept in “The Hidden Laws” that “Three of Three Returns to One” in 三三歸一. What is an extension of the self? Life Palace, Wealth Palace, (Health Palace) and Career Palace. So while Parents (Father and Mother) palaces are named that way, don’t take it literally.

2. Further aberrations with nomenclature: Parents Palace (父母宫) was known as Appearance Palace (相貌宫) in 果老星宗 (Guo Lao Xing Zhong) which is actually a derivative (from ancient astrological practices) and from this tradition there are no real basis set in Yin and Yang relationships, but the compound names are mere reference points.

3. From contemporary ZWDS texts above “Parents Palace: Shows characteristics of Father, his life, personality and attitude.” There is no mention of Mother here. In reality, Siblings Palace holds mastery of Mother (spouse of Father established. Taiji at Parents to read yields quite a different concept but that complicates things), and to read relationships between Father and Mother, we infer Children Palace, which is an extension of this “Mother’s Spouse”.

4. Complications arise when we are trying to study effects of Father and Mother as separate entities influencing the native if we use one palace based on polarity of stars. Practical experiences count best with the many case studies that downplay this complication by basing Mother at Siblings Palace. One recent example: Not too long ago, I was having an excursion at a popular metaphysical forum (which was mentioned in one of my recent posts). The birth chart request I offered to help have hidden abuse dynamics set off from Siblings Palace in the natal chart, while this is NOT THE CASE from the Parents Palace. The native has confided that she was abused by her mother.

5. Finding real Father, Mother influences: One hint/tip for intelligent readers, Heavenly Stems offer more insights than you think. They are the gifts from your parents that make you unique, that’s why even when you are born in the same exact birth date as Bill Gates, you will never even get a pittance of his wealth.