Spring Begins

spring_begins Today is Spring Begins. It’s not only “The beginning of spring”, and has great significance for 4 Pillars of Destiny. In 4 Pillars of Destiny, Spring Begins is a one-year cut-off point. It will usually be accurate to the minute. Even a pair of twins, if one born before the Spring Begins, one born after the Spring Begins, there will be an entirely different fate.

Not just 4 Pillars of Destiny, in the vast majority of Chinese astrology, the Spring Begins are so important.The reason that the "vast majority", because the majority of astrology are based on the sun as the core. From the calendar view, is the solar calendar.But there are also a few astrology is based on the moon as the core, is the lunar calendar.

Zi Wei Dou Shu (Purple Star Astrology) is a typical lunar calendar astrology.Its annual cut-off point in the first day of lunar January.The run cycle of the sun it is not important.

The Distinction Between Purple Star Astrology and 4 Pillars of Destiny

  1. Purple Star Astrology and 4 Pillars of Destiny are the most popular factions of Chinese astrology. Relatively speaking, 4 Pillars of Destiny be widely known by the people. For Westerners, it is that. Even for Chinese too. Chinese name each year with an animal, which is the animal sigh system. All of this are from 4 Pillars of Destiny.
  2. The 4 Pillars of Destiny is based on yin and yang, five elements. Purple Star Astrology is based on the relationship between these stars. It is closer to Western Astrology system. It is said that Purple Star Astrology even has some roots with Western astrology.
  3. 4 Pillars of Destiny use 8 Chinese characters to draw birth chart, so it also be named “eight words” in Chinese. Purple Star Astrology use 108 stars to draw birth chart. Westerners to understand it more easily.
  4. 4 Pillars of Destiny is based on the operating cycle of the sun, it is solar astrology. Purple Star Astrology is based on the operating cycle of the moon, it is lunar astrology.
  5. 4 Pillars of Destiny can more accurate show a particular year of luck, Purple Star Astrology can more accurate show a person’s personality, talents.

A good astrologer should combine both analysis.

The following is a birth chart of Purple Star Astrology in English.

The following is a complete birth chart. Middle region is birth chart of 4 Pillars of Destiny. Outside region is birth chart of 12 Palace of Purple Star Astrology.

Mid-Autumn Festival and Purple Star Astrology

Today is Mid-Autumn Festival of China. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. Mid-Autumn Festival has a special meaning in Purple Star Astrology(Zi Wei Dou Shu), because it is based on lunar cycle as the core system. If moon in your Ming place, and you were born in the Mid-Autumn Festival, The moon will bring you good luck. Because the power of the moon is the strongest on this day.

The Winter Solstice and Chinese Astrology

Yesterday was the winter solstice, while modern society no longer maintain many ancient customs, but some of my friends still go to dinner with their parents. In chinese astrology, the winter solstice is a very important turning point, from this day, Yang began to grow, Yin gradually decline. When the winter solstice, 4 Pillars of Destiny and Da Liu Ren’s horoscope must change, but the Purple Star Astrology birth chart is not affected, because it is based on the moon as the core of the horoscope system.