Star-filled Nebula

Astrology is a science that charts the movement of the stars, planets, and constellations, and reveals how their movement impacts your life. The ZWDS calculates the movement of 116 stars into 12 sectors, or aspects of your life, and considers monthly, annual, and ten-year cycles. The following is a general overview of these 12 sectors.

Sectors of Your Life

  1. Vital Energy 命宮 "Ming Gong": This sector reveals your personality, mannerisms, abilities, compatible careers, strength of will and ambition, and tells you what is predestined for you by providing a life overview. You can tell if a person is smart, ignorant, lazy, or driven by reading the stars in this sector.

  2. Siblings 兄弟宮 "Xiong Di Gong": The stars here tell you what kind of relationship you have with your siblings and indicate your siblings' achievements and careers.

  3. Spouse 夫妻宮 "Fu Qi Gong": This sector indicates the relationship potential with your lovers or spouse. It reveals the quality and level of love in the relationship and whether there is fighting, abuse, or great understanding. When certain stars appear in this sector, it can also indicate your partner's sexual tendency. Your Spouse Sector can tell you the number of marriages or serious relationships you may have, and if marriage is not likely for you. The kind of man or woman that is compatible to you shows up here.

  4. Children 子女宮 "Zi Nu Gong": Your child's achievement, number of children you may have, and the general quality of your children is shown in this sector.

  5. Money 財帛宮 "Chai Gong": This sector relates to your income potential and where your money comes from. You will discover if you acquire your wealth through wages, investments, gambling, or from running your own business.

  6. Ailment 疾厄宮 "Ji Er Gong": This sector tells of your health potential, the areas and cause of ailments, and whether you are prone to physical problems due to genes, allergies, asthma, accidents, habits, or hygiene.

  7. Travel 遷移宮 "Qian Yi Gong": Your life's potential for travel, relocation, or moving is shown in this sector.

  8. Helpful People 僕役宮 "Pu Yi Gong": These stars reveal the quality of friends, partnerships, and social relationships you potentially attract. It is helpful in determining whether or not you should have employees or partnerships.

  9. Career 官祿宮 "Kuan Lu": One of the most important sectors, it shows what field is compatible to you. This knowledge prevents you from getting lost and allows you to be successful. It reveals the types of jobs and the ideal level or position you are likely to flourish in - whether you should be an employee or the boss.

  10. Property 田宅宮 "Tian Zai": This sector relates to the quality and quantity of your property holdings. It indicates if you should own hotels, houses, land, apartments, or nothing. If you are not meant to own property and you do own some, you will likely encounter real estate problems. It also shows the type and size of home you can thrive in.

  11. Karma 福德宮 "Fu De Gong": Your peace, wealth, longevity, and level of karma bond are indicated in this sector. This knowledge is especially important for seniors as beneficial stars in this sector indicate a good and long life.

  12. Parents 父母宮 "Fu Mu Gong": The Parent Sector reveals your relationship with your parents during childhood and whether they are likely to divorce, live a long life, be poor, be wealthy, or possess high intelligence.

Zi Wei Dou Shu History

Stemming from studies in astronomy, astrology is the study of how human life and the planetary movements are connected.  Most highly advanced and ancient civilizations practiced some form of astrology in government and daily life.

  • References of the Zi Wei Dou Shu first appeared around the time of the Song Dynasty (970BC).
  • Several names are associated with the development of the ZWDS.
    • Lu Chun Yang, Taoist who conceptualized and studied the idea of human destiny as related to the planetary cycles.
    • Chen Xi Yi, Taoist priest known to have developed ZWDS during the Song Dynasty.
    • Luo Hong Xian, from the Qing Dynasty, responsible for the current formatting of the ZWDS.
  • The ZWDS was an exclusive instrument of the Bureau of Astronomy during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, used to serve only the Emperor.
  • Masters openly taught the ZWDS after WWII.

Comparison to other forms of astrology

Chances are you have glimpsed at your horoscope in a newspaper or magazine, curious to find out what the day or month holds for you. Whether for entertainment or serious consideration, it is human nature to be curious about the future.

There are a variety of astrology systems that experts study to develop horoscopes and forecasts. The most popular and commonly known systems are the Western Astrology system, which is based on your month of birth and assigns you a zodiac sign such as Capricorn, Aquarius, or Aries; and the Chinese Astrology system, which is based on your year of birth and assigns you an animal zodiac such as Rat, Ox, Tiger, or Rabbit.

The horoscopes in many publications are written in a lighthearted manner and present astrology on a general, superficial level to apply to the masses. Few people understand the detail that is revealed in calculating a full birth chart such as the Zi Wei Dou Shu, and the power astrology plays in their life.