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.

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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.

About Purple Star Astrology

Chinese Purple Star Astrology(Zi Wei Dou Shu, or ZiWei Astrology) describes your past, present and future in twelve life categories, such as Destiny, Wealth, Love, Career, Health, Children, Parents, etc. It can explain and predict the changing cycles around you. and points out one’s destiny, how to avoid weaknesses and potentiate strengths. Anybody can read and consult it at any time of their life. The Purple Star Astrology was documented in the Sung Dynasty (980 to 1280AD) and probably prepared by Chen Chuan. This formula centres on the Chinese concept of Ming (life or fate). It attempts to explain why one person’s Ming is so different from another’s. Why do some people have good fortune, social position, riches or long life, while some others are unlucky, suffer tragedies, are poor or die young? The Ming is controlled by your horoscope. Your Natal Chart comes with you at your birth (the time of your birth date).

Most people familiar with the Chinese Zodiac, which is determined by the individual’s birth year, and gives a brief and interesting explanation of the person’s character. However the animal sings are a simplified version of the rich legacy of Chinese astrology. This ancient art and science developed over thousands of years into two complex systems, the Four Pillars of Destiny (Ba Zi) and the Purple Star ( Zi Wei Dou Shu).

The moment when we come to the world, with our first breath we are exposed to the prevailing chi, the dominating universal forces, which set the dynamic pattern of our destiny.

According to the Chinese belief our fate is not inevitable, our actions can alter our destiny. Where we are coming from and where we are going is determined by the interactions of Heaven Chi, Earth Chi and Man Chi. Chinese astrology help us to understand those forces and their patterns, so we’ll be able to choose – use our free will – which path we will walk in our journey of life.

The calculation of the Four Pillars chart is based on a person’s date, time and place of birth. The interpretation of the Four Pillars chart clearly indicates the opportunities and possibilities in the person’s career, relationships, romance, health and wealth and also the right timing for proper action.

The Purple Star Astrology is the other traditional system of Chinese fate calculation, based on the Pole Star and the constellations, which relates to it.