Some Thoughts on Tian Ji/Ju Men (天機巨門)

Here are some thought pieces on a classic Major Stars combination: Tian Ji/Ju Men (天機巨門). This combination takes place in primarily Mao or You palaces and if you have these stars in the respective Life Palaces (or Travel Palaces), you are technically a Tian Ji/Ju Men native. You can find these examples in Page 64 and Page 65 in “The Prosperity Sigma”. I’ve written that this combination is generally more successful in Mao Palace than You Palace, as the latter will have an empty Career Palace. I have also described that these natives tend to be technically inclined and not exactly suited to businesses, and that the most favourable birth years for these natives are in born in Yi year while not so for Ding natives (because Ju Men Hua Ji) and Wu year (because Tian Ji Hua Ji). The magnitude of these stars are also equally important, and thankfully the combinations are of high magnitude in both locations. In popular Zi Wei Dou Shu notion, regardless of the transformations, all of these combinations are not very favourable.

Why do I write about Tian Ji/Ju Men? Because I am a native with Tian Ji/Ju Men in the Life Palace at You and therefore I can testify on whether the notions are correct or not. Some of the descriptors are tainted with negative light. Tian Ji/Ju Men types are a very unstable combination. Tian Ji is of Yin Wood and its Mastery is kindness. It is typically regarded as the “Intelligence” of the native. It has no ability to curb evil and is subjected to all possible transformations. Tian Ji afflicted with Hua Ji and malevolence is thought to cause some “defects” to the intelligence of the native. The star is highly unstable and not welcome in relationships palaces. Ju Men is of Yin Earth, Yin Water and Yin Metal combinations and its Mastery is darkness. It is typically regarded as the “Oration” and “Cynicism” of the native. It  is subjected to all transformations except Ke. Ju Men afflicted with Hua Ji and malevolence is to bring scandals and inability in expression to the native. The star is generally viewed as troublesome in all palaces.

What then is the problem with such combinations? Tian Ji/Ju Men are adept in facing and overcoming problems due to the high magnitude of the stars. But they do not necessarily have it easy due to the conflicting nature of these two stars (Piscean/Virgoan schizophrenia in western aspects). The potential problem tends to be more serious in You. There is a saying: “酉宮木死水敗的地,縱有財官也不榮”. The literal translation is “You palace is the location where Wood dies and Water fails; and brings no glory to wealth and status”. Tian Ji/Ju Men in You palace is particularly inauspicious because of some elemental rationale that I will break down for you. You Palace is a “Failure location” of metal and it will obliterate the wooden wisdom of Tian Ji and overgrows the water/fluidity/peach blossom in oration of Ju Men. What’s left is resources (earth) and mutuals (metal) thus enhancing metal essences which causes conflict, and overgrows water to failure. What does this lead to?

First point is indecisiveness. I can attest to that and it even shows in the Direct Officer/Seven Killings conflict in my Bazi chart. The rational thinkings are clouded with instinctive skepticism thus leading to difficult judgement, psychosis and much cynicism, despite the obvious “clevers” of these two stars. This will be more pronounced if there are further malevolent influences, negative transformers (or even more seriously, in Self Hua Ji in Flying  Stars school aspects which I also have). Secondly, the oratorical skill is also compromised. Words that come out become provocative, scandalous and even deficient (stammering; largely due to Hua Ji), which I can also attest to. If they sound diplomatic, it’s through tremendous efforts. Such combinations lead to the third point, and which is poor relationship with people (accentuated by conflict) and eccentricity.  And lastly, since it dwells in the Failure locations, it brings about a lot of peach blossom troubles particularly for women. Last but not least, these natives are usually honest to a fault and quite possibly a socialist (me) than a libertarian (that’s Brother Keong). All of the points above are often more pronounced in youth, and in the subsequent decades, there tend to be improvements as the Life Palaces shift.

Tian Ji/Ju Men by classic physiognomical standards is generally thought of as not a good looking combination. The natives tend to be big boned, and have high forehead and big mouth. This however is a general trait from the Life Palace. In the Appearance (Parents palace),  if there is Zi Wei, Tian Xiang, how can the native be bad looking? To this date, this  is still much disputed.

The Suicide of Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung (張國榮; Zhang Guo Rong) is a renowned Hong Kong singer/actor. He was born in 12 September 1956 and he committed suicide in 1 April 2003 by jumping off a building. His celebrity status and the controversial incident inevitably attracted the attention of many Chinese Metaphysics practitioners who came forward to put forth theories on his suicide. To this date, no one exactly knew his birth time, but there were speculative hours that were proposed. Some of the most commonly speculated hours are the Yin Hours, Si Hours, Wu Hours and the Zi Hours (Ren Zi instead of Geng Zi) based on the many articles I’ve seen from everywhere. Given his rather interesting birthdate information up to the day, most of the theories that were proposed were reasonably sound, especially in Bazi calculations. However these birth time yielded totally different Zi Wei Dou Shu charts.

There should always be alot of caution, discretion and consideration that are needed before we analyse the birthdates of the public figures. Celebrities/politicians, especially prominent and Asian ones, are usually not keen to share their real birth information as they are a far more superstitious lots than average people, and they often have the habit of giving false birthdates as red herrings to would be sorcerers. There are many inconsistencies that gradually reveal themselves (e.g. some famous president who can’t remember his birthday properly). Another crucial point is that even recorded time can be inconsistent, especially in time/places where timekeeping is vague and human error rates are high (e.g. messy handwritings). When in doubt, one should emulate the spirit of Master Liang Ruo Yu, who can sit through hours, verifying/validating past events through the charts to come to the most accurate/correct one for the natives (there are many cases whereby the native’s actual birth charts are offset by a huge difference from the given birthdates).

I tried out these birth time with Zi Wei Dou Shu and found only one possible birth time with the most valid conclusion, based on only one formula for suicide. Don’t bother about the transformations paths too much 😉 Let’s try the four different charts below. Are you able to figure out a formula, and find out the most possible birth time (Yin, Si, Wu and Zi) from the charts below?  And with the formula, can you easily decipher the reason for the suicide? Or do you beg to differ, with the uncovered birth time that points to none of the above?

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斗转星移 (Pole Shift Stars Movement)

On Mid Autumn Festival, I am inspired to write again when I ponder upon the full moon. I am reminded of this nugget of info from the ESP acquaintance of my friend Brother Keong, identifying the Moon as the Patron Saint of Zi Wei Dou Shu. The rational part of me struggled with this idea, and the spiritual side of me is intrigued. Aside from this revelation came the notion of 斗转星移 (Dou Zhuang Xing Yi, DZXY; Translated as “Pole Shift Stars Movement), which was discussed with Brother Keong during the long periods of my sickness. He even wrote a post about this on his blog. Some of the Chinese readers might possibly recall this term used in 天龍八部 (Tian Long Ba Bu; Demi Gods and Semi Devils), a popular pugilist fiction and of course its original definition is something fanciful and fantastical. The essence of DZXY in our context is total change, like your life no longer is dictated by the charts. Brother Keong had recalled that a famous Master once spoke of the fortune of having very bad correlation to accurately dated charts, because most charts imminently all point to bad things, regardless if you are Zi Wei Tian Fu, or Cai Guan Yin. All charts seem to point towards a certain futile fate. I had written before that ZWDS facilitates alteration, but it cannot facilitate changes. How do you make sense of it?

There are many queries on ZWDS that are not effectively answered and caused this art to be tainted with apprehension. Example of many classic questions asked by detractors are: Do two individuals born on the same date (down to the time), suffer the same fate to die on the same day? I have shared before in some written articles that by and large their fates are largely similar. But their destiny will be different. They will have the same window periods on many aspects with similar outcomes. But they may not die on the same day, although there is a good chance. Why is this so? When they have the same charts, they have the same windows of “death”. There is a “Certain Death”, when Chi ceases towards the end, but in between birth to this point, there are many premature deaths which are littered in the realm of possibilities. Both person will have the same chart windows. However factors can alter the different individual towards certain conclusions. So, the other person may have higher odds than the other. The death for one person might be an injury for the other. By and large under similar ideal conditions, both should arrive at the same death date. Those little flux of changes are possibilities, and some people may theorize that premature death leads to ghosts due to Chi that is not ceased.

I still scorn at implementations like Fengshui though I am less critical these days. Still there comes a time whereby your fate disallows alterations in your destiny.  Let me put forth a real life scenario to you. I had serious lungs reinfections (and various Ali Baba sicknesses, termed by Brother Keong) since April. Five Yellows are in the West, directionaly it depicts lungs, and it depicts the location where my Life Palace has Ju Men self Hua Ji (FYI I am Tian Ji/Ju Men native). A formula was intended to be implemented at the given location in my house, but that location directly leads to the garbage area where bird droppings congregate at the windows area and dirty water flows. So despite the fantastic ideas, it cannot be readily implemented unless I moved out of my habitat which I cannot afford. Therefore the problem cannot be curbed despite all the great knowledge under the universe.

The concept of Fa (法), which means literally “The Practice” had taken a new meaning when it was initially at one point being forcefed to me by BK until it became a certain habit of mine. It got to a point whereby I obsessively utilized the QMDJ software for every actions I take. DZXY’s first case study was undoubtedly Brother Keong himself. With usage of at least 3 tools he crafted, had the first insight into a certain formula for breaking out of certain shackles in his chart, to my admiration, and achieving a glitch in the “Empyrean Matrix” (the powerful willpower that I spoke of, but to a greater degree that fate is overpowered). DZXY is achieved with the use of Fa, and the tools are Chinese Metaphysics. BaziApp software to catch useful god for divine use, and identifying potential breakthrough. Flying Star ZWDS software to go into more details about possible events. 64 Hex QMDJ for date selection for activities. Armed with these tools, we understand fate, and we use luck to challenge destiny. Are we circumventing against the natural order? I doubt so. If that is the case, doctors, and many other professions that seek to improve life are equally guilty of these charges.

Even within ZWDS, the concept of DZXY is not new. There was this 移星換斗 and 紫微過宮 by author 慧耕 like using the 3 Yuans structures to determine the reconfiguration of stars and palaces on the charts. These concepts are generally not popular in the realms of ZWDS and should be opened for more empirical investigations. DZXY is totally different of course. Remember I discussed about how freewill can take over after knowledge of fate. I think freewill in itself is already a bit of DZXY in action. The other component lies in Fa. Fa itself is intrinsically tied to Ke. Ke is something on a smaller scale some kind of assistance, and to a bigger level up to divine intervention, and on the internal level, as some kind of self actualization, enlightenment. It is possibly immortal. This opinion is generally understood but not emphasized in many ZWDS practices. In many conventional flying star practices, there is the usage of “transformers pairings” during the establishing of possibilities in periods. The prioritization in Hua Lu/Hua Quan combination as lucky markers, with Hua Ke ranked as lowest priority even below that of Hua Ji sometimes, determined as “virtual” and “real” transformations is a common trait in these techniques. Hua Ke in this scenario is categorized conventionally as too weak to exercise drastic changes and given little emphasis. I used to hold this notion as well. Few people in ZWDS community talk extensively about this transformer. Maybe some uses for academic, work matters. We can sit back and think about the transformers and the elements: Lu as Metal. Quan as Fire. Ke as Wood. Ji as Water. Earth is the medium. These are Post Heaven configurations after the fall of the primordial.

Earth is centred and the medium of our existence, created by power (Fire). Earth gives birth to Metal (Lu) which is life. Earth obliterates Water (Ji). In this regard, all that is negative and all cessation will be “ceased” again by the medium. When viewed as a life cycle, the Earth springs forth life and ends death. It is however not within our mean of control as it is a medium, the material, the axis mundi. This Earth however can be overpowered by Ke (Wood) in an elemental relationship.

Metal (Lu) as life, as beings on Earth and all that is good, progressive, beneficial and new. Theologically this representation supports the definition that all life is born good in some religious philosophies. It is also the beginning of the end. Because as a causation, it gives birth to Water (Ji) which is the effect and commonly understood as the negative, end. Metal (Lu) is destroyed by Fire (Quan) represented as power and might. This power can obliterate life.

Fire (Hua Quan) the might, the hegemony. When we look at the Chinese character, 火 (fire) is written as人(human) with two additional strokes. It signifies empowered being. This might controls and oppresses humanity and may eventually destroy it. All of existence runs on hegemony and in the cosmological sense, it defines the world (Earth) as we know it. It is born of higher order Hua Ke (wood) and it is controlled by the cessation Hua Ji (water). All power will be ceased by death.

Water (Ji) the darkness, the end and the negative. This is outcome of life Lu (metal). It has the mean to bring all power Quan (Fire) to an end. This darkness however is overpowered by the Earth, which will continually regenerate life again. The imminent cessation of Ji cannot be viewed as absolute; in the elemental scheme it gives birth to a new order, which is Ke (Wood).

Wood (Ke) is the divine, religiosity, the higher order, wisdom and the salvation. This is born from darkness of Ji (water) when all that is good come to an end. The philosophical aspect of the end brings about transcendence. This higher order is the only medium that can obliterate the material medium of our existence (Earth) which is perpetual reincarnation and suffering. Yet in itself is part of the scheme of the grand cosmological design, because new worlds are created in another existence and the being will go through the same amount of sufferings. The truly supreme transcendence can only happen when the whole elemental cycles are reduced into the absolute primordial which is when all, including Ke (Wood) are completed as being. By then existence should not concern the elements anymore. This is the ultimate mystery. Ke (Wood) can be rendered meaningless and obliterated by human beings Lu (Metal). Human beings attached to materialism (Earth), benefits (Metal) and power (Fire) often disregard the divine, thus leading to effects like atheism. And ZWDS has little emphasis on Ke. They are always obsessed with Hua Lu and Hua Ji. I was obsessed with Ji and it was a bad obsession.

How about “Ke” as the divine usage?

The Markers for Ill Health, Bloodshed and Case Study for Stroke Victim

I have been updating less frequently these days due to ill health and busy work, but I will do so more often when opportunity permits. This post will instruct on the techniques I use to look at health problems with a case study from a friend whose brother-in-law suffer from a health mishap before Chinese New Year this year. There are arguably many ZWDS methods on Health reading and unfortunately these aspects are not the strongest suits in this astrology, with not many convincing techniques. However the Zhong Zhou and Shen Star sects medical theories are rather robust in health applications. Even between them, the many stars are indicated differently on their medical significance. I also have my own set of research findings and I will gladly share them in this post.

The native is a Male Malaysian Chinese who is based in Singapore for work. He had been travelling to and fro regularly and unfortunately he got into a problem sometime before Chinese New Year calendar this year. While travelling back to Malaysia, he suddenly suffered a haemorrhage in the brains (stroke) and paralysed after stopping his car to rest a while. He was fortunately sent to hospital by his companions in car. He had since been paralysed on his right side of his body. This will be an interesting case study for practitioners who want to try their hands in looking at medical conditions and bloodshed in ZWDS.


The native is born in 1st of January 1969 at 23:17pm. Note: I was told that an astute reader was questioning why I don’t do time correction for this case. On the software, there is a “Rat” button whereby you can alternate between when you start next day during midnight. I used to always adjust new day at 11pm until I am convinced that 12am as next day is more accurate Edit: Rephrased more clearly. A general guideline when one decide to make predictions at the Health Palace with Tian Liang therein indicate that the native will have problem with lungs, liver and digestive systems. As far as conventional theories go, this has some basis (but actually most people have gastrointestinal problems) and some ZWDS readers can get away with it. Also, noting that Tian Ji has Self Hua Lu  and Birth Ji at Parents Palace seem to indicate that malevolent influence of Hua Ji will take place opposite at Health Palace. Now the Si Hua style is getting closer to the truth, but that is also so far it can go. Also do note that in the San He way of reading, his Body Palace is at Life Palace with Po Jun (breakage) and You Bi (right). Will these give any indicators of problem?

You can follow step by step as to what I am going to show with the medical investigations and therein contain some special techniques shown more generously than before.

1. The Holistic View of Physical Body according to Zi Wei Charts: With the Zi Wei charts, I do not restrict myself to using Health Palace for reading health. I also do not rely on Interpalatial Dynamics (or Palace interchange) too much as it will complicate things. In this concept I am showing, all stars and all palaces can relate to health. What I do is to allocate the chart positions to that of physical body. I assign Wu Palace as the Head, and the Zi Palace as the Genitalia. I divide both sides of the body in accordance. Special notes: Si Palace denotes right side, not right brain.

2. The Theory of Star Remnants: This is a special technique having its basis rooted in the 3 cycles of being. I have evolved the usage of San Fang to the application of Stars (at least the Main Stars). San Fang of where Tian Ji (Hua Ji) is (Parents Palace), I also indicate remnant Tian Ji at Friends Palace and Children Palace. In this new concept, Tian Ji is latent at Parents (Chou Palace), originates at Children (You Palace), and is uncontrollable at Friends (Si Palace). This concept will apply to every Main Stars for any applications. For the sake of the case study, I will only highlight Tian Ji, the primary culprit, exclusively for health applications and investigations.

3. The Original Template of Health Problems: In this special technique, I do not use Health Palace as axiom. Here, I use the Bo Shi Star Bing Fu as the axiom. For all charts, the axiom of health (and potential problems) are established at the San Fang of Bing Fu, which in this case, also corresponds to the Tian Ji San Fang I highlighted in point 2. What are the stars therein? There is  primarily Tian Ji, Ju Men and Tian Tong. Henceforth this native, will have problem with the head systems, digestive systems and the lower secretory systems. The Bo Shi Bing Fu San Fang are Early Heaven indicators, but these three palaces will be especially noted during periods.

4. The Post Heaven Template of Health Problems: For this, I look at another Bing Fu minor star, but not from the Bo Shi series. Rather this Bing Fu star is from the Sui Qian series. This Bing Fu star travels around, depending on the years, but wherever it is (and it may not overlap the Bo Shi Bing Fu San Fang), it will indicate health problem in the specific part of the body (from Point 1) during that particular year.

5. Yearly Stem and Branch Effect: Stem effect is used for San He styled transformations and this concept is a little similar to Die Jie 叠劫, whereas the branch effect is used for Si Hua styled transformations and this concept will be used in Die Sha 疊煞 manner. Stem Effect: assuming you are born in Ding Year, with Tai Yin Hua Lu and Ju Men Hua Ji. The decade or year stems you will be worried about are Yi Year (Tai Yin Hua Ji), Ding (Ju Men Hua Ji), and Xin (Ju Men Hua Lu). Why Xin year Ju Men Hua Lu? Because it creates double Ji at Ju Men like the Ding Year. Branch Effect: Same as above, except that the transformation is based on the stems indicated by the branch. Or a little mix between the two: In this case study, 2014 is at Wu Wu (Birth Travel Palace) regardless of San He or Si Hua style. When we look at San He style, Lian Zhen has Decade Hua Ji, and in 2014, it also has Current Year Hua Lu. This combination is double Hua Ji. Lian Zhen signifies rupture and bloodshed, which takes palace on the Head position. This is indicator of stroke. If we look into Si Hua style it is also equally informative. From Wu Wu, it sends Hua Ji to Tian Ji at 2014 Health Palace, which creates double Hua Ji affecting Tian Ji (head problem).

6. Syncretisation of Tian Ji (uncontrollable) and presence of Sui Qian Bing Fu in Ding Si location in 2014: Tian Ji Hua Ji is here and it is uncontrollable. Sui Qian Bing Fu points to where the damage will manifest in 2014. Through the transformations in this medical theory, Head at Wu will send Hua Ji into all directions of the body where Tian Ji San Fang lies. At the right side (Ding Si) where Tian Ji (also a mobility indicator) is uncontrollable, the latent condition of Tian Ji Hua Ji is activated. The relentless assault on Tian Ji therefore eventually ends up as more chaotic (growth part of this region) or immobilized (extinct part of this region). Additional note: Ju Men self Hua Ji in this Sui Qian Bing Fu location indicates uncontrollable loss of fluid/vomit (victim found frothing uncontrollably).


7.Some improvised Si Hua line of flights: Annual Travel sends Hua Ji to Tai Yang (male well being) at Decade Health clash the Ding Si Location (with Sui Qian Bing Fu). It also send Hua Ji to Lian Zhen at Annual Life Palace. Can be hypothesised as Travels which cause build up of blood in head, cause problem in mobility on right side of body. Interestingly, if you check for this year 2015, the Hua Ji and Hua Lu is still revolving around the same stars/locations. Reinforcement of signs of damage in Sui Qian Bing Fu. Tian Ji is Yin, Hua Ji is Yin, Ju Men Self Hua Ji is Yin and the palatial location is Yin. Lu Cun is a weak Yang star with no influence. The victim is immobilized and paralysed on the right side (Yin).

8. Si Hua indicator of Bloodshed: When Health Palace sends Hua Ji into Peach Blossom line (Children Palace or Property Palace), there will be bloodshed no matter what. This is a quick indicator for such possibility and it exists in 2014.

9. The New Month Technique: This technique was first mentioned in the last few posts for improved accuracy on calculating for months on event. This is however withheld from further information due to the fact that this will be potentially used as a special plugin for Brother Keong’s ZWDS software. The new month method calculates right up to month of occurrence, which incidentally is several days before the Chinese New Year.

This is an interesting chart that the reader should study in greater details. As a practice, try to work your way down from the decade period to see how it can link up to the period of incidence in the year (or even down to month or days if you are ambitious). Incidentally, the native has a very difficult son who is getting more rebellious by the day. His condition is still uncleared, and he remains in hospital paralysed and unable to work. His wife is currently supporting him now. And more importantly, the native has lost all his male siblings one way or another throughout the years while his female siblings are doing fine. See what you can infer from his chart, and do pray for his recovery and relief.

The many steps to reading relationships in Zi Wei Dou Shu

This topic will discuss the many steps in reading relationships in the practice of ZWDS by using a case study from a friend of mine with relationship problem. He was married in 2010, but divorced in 2011. I validated his chart with some guesswork on year of events (e.g. 2014 he moved house, etc) and it was proven to be appropriately his. (Note: This case study is blinded for birth details. I am generally unwilling to use case studies from friends or clients, but I am tired of explaining myself when I “used” somebody else’s case studies, hence this shall be the current trend that I am sticking to).

Analysing marriage and relationships is something that every ZWDS practitioner should be cautious and careful to handle, especially when the answers concern the lifelong happiness of the client. There are many times when some practitioners give definitive and absolute answers based on mere observation of stars and maybe flying the transformers (depending on your schools) which often time can potentially lead to very dire consequences for the client. Say for example, there are some people when they see an empty spouse palace, they will immediately jump to the conclusion that the native will never get married. Or when there is some favourable formation and jump to the conclusion that there will be union. Or when there is a self Hua Ji in Spouse Palace and conclude that the marriage is bad. Or when they see Zuo Fu or You Bi in Spouse Palace, there is a third party. All of the above can turn out otherwise.

Affinity and marriage is not exactly a straight forward topic because human beings are very complex creatures. Despite what the proponents of San He or Flying Star claim, we cannot solely stick to one system. It is important to have many basis to back up an analysis. Even within either of these systems, to properly analyse a chart, there are fundamentals we cannot miss out on, namely star characteristics, palaces aspects, transformations, periods and to a much lesser extent, formations.

I will go through the steps of interpretations, particularly concerning the native’s relationships.

1. The native is born in Wu Palace location. This is one of the Four “Failure” or “Expend” locations of Zi, Wu, Mao, You. These locations are traditionally associated with peach blossoms and obsession with pleasure, hedonism. What are the basis of these traditions? The culprit is 咸池 (Xian Chi) also known as Salty Lake or Joyous Lake which are found in either of these locations. This is an infamous Peach Blossom Sha. This culprit is responsible for causing sudden lust, romance, attractions and short term love affairs. On a  very general level, people born in “Failure” locations often marry or get into love affairs on impulse, and will get encounter frequent relationships problems (with or lack of) before stabilising. This basis is only used as a reference; we need to look at other aspects of the chart.

2. There are couple of formations like 羊陀夾命 (Yang Tuo Jia Ming), 命裡逢空 (Ming Li Feng Kong), 祿逢衝破 (Lu Feng Chong Po). These formations tend to reflect the self centred and individualistic nature of the native, often fixated by their own thoughts, which is sometimes not beneficial in a relationship because they will be overtly stubborn and not open up.

3. There is a 日月剋害 formation derived from Body Master, and transformation, which causes Tai Yin Hua Ji. This explains the lack of affinity with the opposite sex.

4. At Spouse Palace, it sits Tian Tong at medium magnitude level. Normally, when ZWDS practitioners see Tian Tong, they think that the spouse will be a sweet natured person. Di Kong and Huo Xing are also inside. Then people will think that the spouse is probably bad tempered, and both the sweet natured and bad tempered personality will be reduced by Di Kong? Or in some teachings they say that the malevolence stars will motivate Tian Tong to work hard. Well, on an elemental level let’s explore: Chen Palace is Yang Earth. Tian Tong is Yang Water. Huo Xing is Yang Fire. Di Kong is Yin Fire. What does that tell you? In the palace, the water of Tian Tong will be relentlessly curbed by the location. And it will be relentlessly expended in conflict with Huo Xing, and partially expended to Di Kong. This means that you can pretty much forget about having any power of Tian Tong left. There is also a Yin Sha within. The detractor thrives strongly in a damaged Yang palace, and may bring out such a saboteur quality in the spouse entity. San Fang of Spouse Palace meets several peach blossom related stars like Xian Chi, Tian Yao, Hong Luan, Gu Chen and Gua Su (most are not shown unless in a San He styled chart). Out of these 5 stars, only 1 is a favourable peach blossom star. The rest are tied to promiscuity and recluse. Opposite of Spouse Palace meets Ju Men dimmed at Career Palace. The outlook of the spouse is argumentative.

5. Flying transformers from the Spouse Palace (which is Wu Chen), it flies Hua Ji to Tian Ji at Fortune (Body) Palace, clashes Wealth Palace. *Note that I treat the Fortune Palace as an External Palace whereby it will clash opposite, rather than an Internal Palace. Because I regard Siblings Palace as Internal Palace.  What does this show? Two signs: Spouse clash Wealth, Spouse clash Spouse of Spouse (native himself)! Spouse from this period is mercenary and will eventually be estranged. And of course when you see Ji you would want to see Lu. It flies Hua Lu to Property Palace. So does that mean that the spouse will contribute to property, or be nice to family? No! In inference to relationship of spouse, let’s just strictly stick to all aspects stemming from this spouse. Once we set Taiji at Spouse, she gives benefit to her own Friend Palace (Property is Friends of Spouse).

6. Additional flights from Spouse Palace. Another tip time; this is one personal technique that I often use and intelligent readers with good background in Chinese metaphysics might be able to figure out. By looking at all the remaining flights, the Spouse Palace amplifies power of clash against the Wealth Palace (Spouse of Spouse) which spells further disasters as now both mobile stars (Tai Yin and Tian Ji) are triggered, which guarantees movement away from estranged native, while also clashing Children Palace, ending the peach blossom of native.

Signs of Marriage: This Si Hua formula is usually used for Yin male and Yang female natives to calculate for REAL “affinity” in marriage that is predestined. One of the common formula for signs of marriage is: Spouse or Friends Palace Hua Lu into Life, Friends or Spouse Palace.  Hua Lu represents affection, hence fate. Hua Ji represents debt, hence destiny. The combination is affinity. Signs of Divorce, Estrangement: Spouse Palace Self Hua Ji and all of the above replaced by Hua Ji clashes (but include Health Palace also). And lastly (to be used at last resort), signs of partner eloping or leaving with some other person. Children palace Hua Ji clash Spouse palace.

From the San He perspective, to further support the case, one basic feature from the many calculations of 紅鸞星動 (Hong Luan Xin Dong) is to match periodic Life Palace with Hong Luan, Tian Xi, Current Hong Luan, and Current Tian Xi. These are “decent” marriage affinity, and the more you see, the more effects are amplified (e.g. Hong Luan, with Current Hong Luan).


Using decade agency, in Decade 25-34, Decade Self overlaps with Birth Spouse. This signifies that there will be strong ties to events concerning relationship. Seeking signs above. Decade Spouse Hua Lu to Tian Tong (benefit to naive native) at Decade Self/Birth Spouse prompting strong signs of marriage. In cases when there is no Hua Lu pattern, of lower priority is for practitioner to also look at Hua Ke to affect the above palaces. Usually a common mistake is to seek Hua Lu and deem it happily everafter, and hence events are not investigated hindsight. Remember the concept of 禄随忌走 (Lu Sui Ji Zhou). This means that Lu will be ended by Ji. In every case, ALWAYS remember to look at Lu and Ji in combination of all flights.

So Decade Spouse sends Hua Ji to Lian Zhen (add restriction to repression) at Decade Children/Health. What are these signs? When we look at these palaces how are we going to determine the aspects? Children palace can mean own children, peach blossom, colleagues, siblings/mother of spouse. Health palace can mean children of spouse, office. To determine aspects, since we are investigating relationships, these palaces have to conform to relationships. Hence the aspects of Hua Ji can go into: Health as heart of native, peach blossom of spouse, and for Children, peach blossom of native hence it will end at Chou square as trigger point (take note). A bad possibility will take place at Chou square.

Now the most important sign: Decade Children Hua Ji to Ju Men at Decade Travel (Birth Career) clash Birth Spouse. I have explained what this meant, and the sign is not that pleasant.


Since Yin square at Decade Spouse is the trigger point for this affinity, it also becomes a possibility, which may correspond to the marriage year. San He plot will place Current Year Life Palace for 2010 also at Yin Square, and here it will technically have Tian Xi and Current Year Hong Luan in the same palace, opposite to Hong Luan and Current Year Tian Xi, which fits a criteria for marriage. In Flying Star perspective, 2010, Annual Spouse sends Hua Lu into Tian Tong (benefit to naive native) Decade Self/Annual Fortune which is a strong affinity sign. The native and the partner get married in 2010. Remember Lu Sui Ji Zhou? Now let’s move over to investigate what has been sent forth by the Annual Spouse. Annual Spouse sends Hua Ji to Lian Zhen at Annual Siblings/Decade Children which is the Chou Square, enhancing this location’s possibility.

Guo5In 2011, the marriage ended. Remember that I ask you to take note of Chou square? The Chou square corresponds to 2011, as the Annual Spouse Palace. Annual Spouse Palace sends Hua Ji to Ju Men (quarrels/scandals) at Annual Health (Decade Travel) and clash Decade Life Palace, which is overlapped with Birth Spouse thus ending the relationship. With Hua Ji, we would like to backtrack to the Causes at Hua Lu. We see Annual Spouse sends Hua Lu into Annual Friends. This should be an easy explanation. However, if we are also on track on the San He plot with 2011, it is easier to tell. Current Hong Luan now enter 2011 Spouse Palace, and 2011 Children Palace is shifted to where Xian Chi and Tian Yao are. This means that there is somebody for the ex-wife, and there is also somebody for the native. Now, get out of the San He mode, and you can try your hands now on some flying from the relevant palaces to see what happen to my friend.

Are there cures for potentially bad marriages? Yes. Some of it encompass marrying late, some of it encompass marrying foreigners, and there are also many others. For him, if he had known about the chart earlier, he could choose to marry later, amongst many other solutions that are actually deceptively simple. That is after the revelations and the beginning of REAL Free Will, by Zi Wei Dou Shu.

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…