Zi Wei Dou Shu, also known as Purple Emperor Astrology, is a powerful Chinese astrology that many practitioners use to give you a reading of your lifetime potential, decade and annual luck thorough your life. Literally from the time you are born to to the time you leave for another world!
Zi Wei is like Ba Zi. It gives you the same result by uses a different approach.
In Zi Wei, your potential and luck in any period depends on the major stars, the domain that these stars occupy and the transformation forces caused by the birth year heavenly stems (another term for planetary influence) on each of these domains.
All of above are encapsulated in a ‘Ming Pan’or birth chart that is plotted based on a set of formulas using your date and time of birth.
Just before the start of a Chinese new year, it is quite common to read or hear about luck predictions for the year based on the birth zodiac sign. This is not like a personal astrology reading where the practitioners takes your year, month, day and time of birth into consideration. Instead the forecast are simply based on your Chinese zodiac or your year of birth.
In Zi Wei, this is done by reading the Zi Wei annual or minor stars that correspond to a particular zodiac sign. In effect the practitioner is giving a prediction solely based on your year of birth.
Therefore you should not be surprise if the readings are not as accurate as you would like. For example, suppose that based on the minor stars, it is a bad year for you. However there are positive influences from the major stars and they can negate the inauspicious influence of the annual or minor stars. Hence you luck can turn out to be not as bad as predicted by just using the minor stars.
If you are planning to make a major decision in your life e.g. whether to take up a posting overseas or start a new business, you should get a personal reading.
However of you just curious and want to know in general what the Wood Goat holds for you, then lets use the annual stars and see where your luck goes.
Rat – 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
The Rat is influenced by four inauspicious stars in 2015. First is Toa Hua or the Peach Blossom Star which suggest unwanted opportunities with the opposite sex or the appearance of a third party in a relationship. It can also mean scandals and rumors. While the star indicate the chance, whether you make a mess of it is really up to you. So don’t say I did not warn you.
Second is Xiao Hao or Lesser Consumer star in 2015 suggest a small financial loss or an inability to accumulate money. You should done some budgeting and not make any emotional purchases. It will help.
Finally the Si Fu or Death Mark Star and the Nian Sha or Year Killing Star suggest health problems for elder members of the family. Or young ones may be affected by minor illness too. So make sure they eat well and get enough exercise. Be tactful too as the Year Killing also imply some quarrel or dispute.
Ox – 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Ox clash with Tai Sui in 2015. The Sui Po or Year Breaker and Da Hao or Greater Consumer both suggest a major loss of wealth. This is not a good year to make an risky investment. Stick to safe investments only. You should also refrain from lending large sums of money as you may not get them back.
The Lan Gan or Fence Star and the Yue Kong or Month Emptiness imply obstacles and an inability to achieve your goals. To break through the barrier or literally get over the fence you should be prepared to harder and weather the storm ahead.
The Tian Xu or Heaven Emptiness Star and the Yue Sha or Month Killing Star imply a feeling of sadness and indicate problem in relationship with women. So be careful what you say.
Finally the Po Sui or Broken Star ruining or status or damage to reputation or a public relationships disaster. Be alert and try to stay out of trouble.
It is not a good year for the Ox.
Tiger – 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
The Tiger is blessed with two very auspicious stars. First is Tian Xi or Heaven Happiness which suggest happy and joyous events such as a new relationship, wedding, child birth, graduation, scholarly honors etc. It is a good time to get married or have a child. If you are into research, it may mean a discovery of sort.
The second is Long De or Dragon Virtue. This star brings good omens and tidings and can turn unfavorable events into favorable ones. It also suggest assistance at every turn which negates some of the effects of the other less auspicious stars like Bao Bai or Brutal Defeat.
Brutal Defeat suggest a sudden loss of wealth or things unexpectedly turning sour. However the Dragon Virtue Star should temper this star or at least reduce the intensity. Nevertheless be prepared and take note that you can lose a battle but still win the war!
The Tiger is also affected by the Tian E or Dark Heaven Star which suggest minor accidents or losses while travelling. So slow down a bit when driving and keep an eye on your luggage when travelling.
In addition the Tiger is also affect by the Wang Shen or Death God Star which legal problems. So if you have not not yet settle your outstanding traffic ticket now is the time.
This is nevertheless a good year for the Tiger.
Rabbit – 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
The Jiang Xing or General Star shines on the Rabbit this year. This star is highly auspicious and it denotes plenty of assistance from noblemen or helpful people. It has the ability to convert bad to good. The Rabbit is also influenced by the Feng Ge or Phoenix Star which denotes prestige, beauty, talent, dressing and literary works. So if you are in a line that requires such characteristics, then it can be a boon year for you.
However there are a few inauspicious stars and you need to be cautious accordingly. First are the Bai Hu or White Tiger and Xie Ren or Blood Knife that that suggest accidents and injuries. The Blood Knife star in particular suggest injuries due to sports of activities. I would suggest that you be cautious when traveling and try your best to defer extreme sport or activities like sky diving, motor rally, bungee jumping etc to another year.
In addition there is also Fu Chen or Float Sink which suggest injuries in or around water. So defer your extreme water sports too. Finally there is Feng Ge or the Estrange Star which hints at a relationship problem.
Having said that the auspicious quality of the General Star should diminish most of the inauspicious effect of the negative stars.
Dragon – 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The Dragon has the Fu De of Fortune Virtue Star which in an auspicious star with the ability to convert bad to good. It suggest help from noblemen or helpful people. Another auspicious star is Pan An or the Saddle Star which hints at fame and achievement. The star suggest recognition and status as well as scholarly honors or a job change or promotion for the better.
On the negative side there is Juan She or Curl Tongue. This is the start of gossips, rumor, slander or legal entanglement. You might want to watch what you say and try not to get in anyone’s way.
Finally there is the Gua Su or Lonesome Star that suggest loneliness, being unwanted or isolated. Most of the time this is just a feeling and you may wish to go out to meet people or join a common interest group. Or simply recognize this and not get too depressed.
Snake – 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The Snake is influenced by both the Tian Ma or Sky Horse and the Yi Ma or Current Horse both of which are auspicious and suggest travel related opportunities. The characteristics of both these horses is money and fortunes comes to you only as a result of travel, movement or participating in activities outside. It can also mean the opportunity to change or a chance to socialize.
So the Snake should go out more. Meet friends, entertain more, join a group, make some travel plans. All these will increase the auspiciousness of the horses.
On the negative side, you should avoid attending funerals as there is a chance that you will be negatively impacted. This is due to the Tian Gou or Sky Dog Star.
Finally the Diao Ke or Hang Guest Star hint as an inauspicious, unfortunate, unlucky or unhappy event.
Horse – 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The Horse is influence by the Bing Fu or Illness Mark Star and the Liu Hai or Six Harm Star in 2015.
The Bing Fu Star suggest illness or health troubles. You should take care of your health. make sure you eat correctly and get plenty exercise and rest.
The Liu Hai Star may bring a feeling of loneliness. So be positive and go out to meet old friends or make new ones.
Goat – 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The Goat offends the Tai Sui this year. The Tai Sui or Grand Duke Star indicate obstacles and challenges. It can bring changes and disruption and also people related problem.
The Goat is also influenced by the Fu Shi and Jian Feng or Sword Edge Star. The Fu Shi star indicate injuries by metal objects. It also mean disagreement ot argument.
Jian Feng or Sward Edge Star also hints at mishaps or injuries caused by metal objects but more likely when on the move. So take precaution when driving or operating machinery. Also a good idea not to get into any disagreement or disputes.
The bright spark is provided by the Hua Gai or Elegant Seal Star. This is an intellectual star and it denotes learning ability and creative skills. It is a good time to attend some courses or start work on the post graduate that you have always want to acquire. If you are into creative work, this is also a good time to let that creatively run free. Hua Gai also hints at scholarly achievements and gaining of status.
Monkey – 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
It looks like 2015 is a good year for the Monkey. The presence of the Tai Yang or Great Sun Star hints at good career and wealth luck. The Tai Yang Star hints at career achievement which can result in promotion or a enlarged job scope. There will be plenty of opportunities and you should capitalized on then when they present itself. The star also indicate noblemen or helpful people that is likely to be a male.
The Hong Luang or Red Matchmaker Star suggest relationship luck. Singles may find love and for those in a relationship it be a good time to marry. For married couples, it can mean a strengthening of the relationship.
The Red Matchmaker Stars can also mean that people find you more likable that will result in more support for you.
You should however be careful as the Jie Sha or Robbery Sha Star and the Tian Kong or Heaven Emptiness Star suggest theft or losses. It can also mean damage to reputation.
Finally with the Gu Chen or Lonesome Star, all that success may bring along a feeling of isolation. So try to be positive.
Rooster – 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
The Rooster is influenced by three unlucky stars namely Sang Men, Pi Tou and Zai Sha.
Sang Meng or Funeral Door suggest health problem in the family especially with the elderly. The Pi Tou or Pealing Head Star suggest the same but with older family members. It is a good time to ensure that family members eat correctly and have enough of exercise and rest. Also ensure family members get quality medical care at the onset before it turns into something serious.
The Zai Sha or Disaster Star hints at a disaster or calamity. It also suggest accidents and injuries while travelling. So make sure that you do not drive when tired or intoxicated.
Dog – 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
The Dog is blessed with the presence of the Tai Yin or Great Moon Star which indicate opportunity to accrue wealth. Tai Yin also hint at noblemen or helpful person that is of the female gender.
Opportunities are likely to be related to women and women related industries e.g. cosmetics, fashion, shoes etc or it could be related to properties.
In addition to Tai Yin, the Dog is also influence by the Guan Suo or Lock Star that suggest argument, gossip, confinement or lawsuit. Besides Gua Suo there is Tian Sha or Heaven Sha that hints at delays to your plans. Heaven being a man star also suggest adversity for husband or father.
Pig – 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
The Pig is blessed with one good star but a number of less auspicious ones. The good star is Long Chi or Dragon Pool. This star is associated with recognition, reputation or intelligence. Career wise it can mean a promotion, or awards.
The inauspicious stars include Tian Ku or Heaven Cry and Wu Gui or Five Ghost and the Di Sha or Earth Sha. Heaven Cry, Five Ghost and Earth Sha relates to emotions and suggest turbulence, disturbance and a feeling or sadness, worry and anxiety. Most of the time it is an emotion and you need to counter it by being positive.
The presence of the Fei Fu or Flying Mark hints ar injuries due to sports or other activities. You may want to postpone your category 5 white water rafting challenge to another year.
Finally the Guan Fu or Officer Star indicate disputes and litigation. It is a good time to pay your traffic summonses. Directors of company should make sure you have paid your staff’s EPF and your corporate taxes!
That is a glimpse of what the year holds for you – using Zi Wei Annual or Minor Stars!
Born 1950 November 8.30 am plus minus. Currently a business man .
Hi Lim Pal Peng,
I can tell you a little about your luck in 2015 but you must also give me your date of birth, in addition to the month, year and date that you have provided.
Also your sex. And I will it keep it confidential by replying directly to your email.
Date of birth 26th August 1987
Thanks for writing and providing your date of birth.
I suppose that you want to know your luck in 2015.
To do that I need your time of birth and sex as well.
If you are not comfortable giving it in public, you can email me at email@example.com
Not sure if I am a monkey or goat. I was born on the 7th February 1956, this year if not mistaken, Chinese New Year fell on the 8th of Feb 1956. Time of birth 7.30am plus minus. I am a consultant and same time bringing up my own biz. Please advise what’s in store for me in 2015.
In the 1956, the Chinese Lunar of the Monkey began on the 12 Feb. Therefore based on the Lunar calendar you are a Goat and not a Monkey. We would use the Goat for astrology system based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar e.g. the 12 Animal Zodiac or Zi Wei Dou Shu. However based on the Chinese Solar Calendar you are a Monkey since the Chinese Solar Year began on the 5 Feb that year. Ba Zi and most systems of Feng Shui uses the Chinese Solar Calendar. Therefore to a BaZi practitioner you are a Monkey! It boils down to the system you are using.
As for you luck, I will send some comments directly to your email.
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I am a bit confuse. According to Astrology I am an OX (1949) so this year I am in conflict with the Tai Sui so it’s not a good year for me. My home and business front door is facing north period 7 (#7#7 ) .Now #8 is visiting for this year. Does the FS have any influence on my astrological sign?
Sorry for the late reply. It is the Chinese New Year and things are a bit hectic.
When you conflict with Tai Sui, you can expect some people related problems such as disputes or disagreement.
You should make an effort not to carry out any major renovations in the SW1 and NE1 sectors as it can activate Tai Sui and bring along money related problem. Major renovations include ground digging and knocking down walls.
The 7 star is inauspicious in period 8. It returns to its inauspicious nature of losses and injuries. The annual 8 star is auspicious. When it combines with the 7 star, the auspicious 8 rubs some of it positive energy on the 7 star making it less negative. Therefore 2015 should not be a bad year for the occupants. Of course it depends on the luck of the occupants.
In period 8, the 6 star is not current but it is not sure a bad star. However when the annual 6 combines with the double 7 at the door, it results in 6-7 combination of injuries and money loss. You should exercise more caution in the years where the 6 star falls at the main door.
I was born Feb 23, 1954 year of the wooden horse. What is in store for me for 2015?
Thanks. I need your time of birth as well.
i was bortn on 29 August 1955 time 03.15 am and I am a female,my husband 03 January 1959 time born 20.00 house faces 154 degree period 7 move in end of August 1999 very bad luck and financial problems can you please help thank you so mutch
Your period 7 house is facing SE3. The water star at the facing is 5 which is inauspicious or bad for money luck. However I check the facing of the house against you and your husband’s BaZi and it is not a bad facing. If fact the facing is favorable to your wealth luck. Then I checked you and your husband’s current decade (10 years) luck. It is okay too. One possibility is that there is a sha at the facing and the 5 star is activated or depreciated (depending on how you look at it). The other is that the date and time that you have given which I have used without verification is astrology incorrect e.g. national time change, error in recording at birth etc. You may wish to check along these lines.
Thank you so mutch for your information,I was born South African time and my husband in Portugal, is there anything that I can do for the bad 7 and 5 sha at the facing of my house as a Feng Shu cure to help with our wealth luck thank you
I suggest you check for natural land form or man made structures that generate sha at the facing side of the house. If there are none, then placing metal items at the facing side will help. Cheers.
Thank you for all the helpfull informasion