Zi Wei Dou Shu Terminology


When Zi Wei Dou Shu was founded a thousand year ago, the terminologies used in the expression were created using Chinese writing. With the availability of Pinyin today, it has saved non-Chinese speakers from a lot of pronunciation struggle.

However, the Pinyin system may be a challenge to you if you are untrained to use it. There are still other limitations in the Chinese pinyin such as the reading of roman letters are sometimes idiosyncratic from the way they are pronounced in the Western world (eg. 'b', 'p', 'g', 'k'), or even the unconventional mixing of initials and finals with the consonant and non-vowel etc. These, to some degree are still massive hurdles for someone untrained.

This page is created with the contributions from many Ziwei enthusiasts and put together by Ziwei Asia to help matching your native language with the corresponding Chinese pronunciation. It is brought to you with a hope that it will ease your pain from bitting your tongue because of all the alien voices. Click play and enjoy.

Find out how you can help to translate the Zi Wei Dou Shu terminologies: Here

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Main Stars (十八主星) Heavenly Stem (天干) Earthly Branch (地支)
Sihua (四化) Sihua Formula (四化飞轨) Ziwei Asia (胡说四化)
Selected Language Ziwei Terminology Ziwei Pinyin IPA English Pronunciation Chinese Pronunciation
Zi Wei 紫微 Zi Weitsɨ(3)-wu̯eɪ(̯1)Zze-Woeay
Wu Qu 武曲 Wu Quwu(3)-tɕʰy(1)Woo-Chu
Lian Zhen 廉贞 Lian Zhenli̯ɛn(2)-tʂən(1)Lian-Tchen
Tan Lang 贪狼 Tan Langtʰan(1)-lɑŋ(2)Tahn-Luhng
Ju Men 巨门 Ju Mentɕy(4)-mən(2)Tchu-Men
Po Jun 破军 Po Junpʰu̯ɔ(4)-tɕyn(1)Poea-Tchewn
Tian Ji 天机 Tian Jitʰi̯ɛn(1)-tɕi(1)Tien-Tchi
Tian Tong 天同 Tian Tongtʰi̯ɛn(1)-tʰʊŋ(2)Tien-Toong
Tian Liang 天梁 Tian Liangtʰi̯ɛn(1)-li̯ɑŋ(2)Tien-Leang
Tian Fu 天府 Tian Futʰi̯ɛn(1)-fu(3)Tien-Fu
Tian Xiang 天相 Tian Xiangtʰi̯ɛn(1)-ɕi̯ɑŋ(1)Tien-Shiang
Qi Sha 七杀 Qi Shatɕʰi(1)-ʂɑ(1)Tchi-Sha
Tai Yang 太阳 Tai Yangtʰaɪ̯(4)-ji̯ɑŋ(5)Tye-Young
Tai Yin 太阴 Tai Yintʰaɪ̯(4)-jin(1)Tye-Yeen
Wen Chang 文昌 Wen Changwu̯ən(2)-tʂʰɑŋ(1)Woean-Chang
Wen Qu 文曲 Wen Quwu̯ən(2)-tɕʰy(1)Woean-Chu
Zuo Fu 左辅 Zuo Futsu̯ɔ(3)-fu(3)Zzoea-Fu
You Bi 右弼 You Biji̯ɤʊ̯(4)-pi(4)You-Pee
Jia Jiatɕi̯ɑ(3)Tcheea
Yi Yiji(3)Yee
Bing Bingpiŋ(3)Peeng
Ding Dingtiŋ(1)Teeng
Wu Wuwu(4)Woe
Ji Jitɕi(3)Tchee
Geng Gengkəŋ(1)Keng
Xin Xinɕin(1)Sheen
Ren Renʐən(2)Ren
Gui Guiku̯eɪ̯(3)Koeay
Zi Zitsɨ(3)Zze
Chou Choutʂʰɤʊ̯(3)Chou
Yin Yinjin(2)Yeen
Mao Maomɑʊ̯(3)Maoo
Chen Chentʂʰən(2)Chen
Si Sisɨ(4)Si
Wu Wuwu(3)Woo
Wei Weiwu̯eɪ̯(4)Woeay
Shen Shenʂən(1)Shen
You Youji̯ɤʊ̯(3)You
Xu Xuɕy(1)Shee
Hai Haixaɪ̯(4)Hai
Hua Lu 化禄 Hua Luxu̯ɑ(1)-lu(4)Hua Loo
Hua Quan 化权 Hua Quanxu̯ɑ(1)-tɕʰu̯an(2)Hua Choean
Hua Ke 化科 Hua Kexu̯ɑ(1)-kʰɯ̯ʌ(1)Hua Ke
Hua Ji 化忌 Hua Jixu̯ɑ(1)-tɕi(4)Hua Tchee
Jia-Lian-Po-Wu-Yang 甲廉破武阳 Jia-Lian-Po-Wu-Yangtɕi̯ɑ(3)-li̯ɛn(2)-pʰu̯ɔ(4)-wu(3)-ji̯ɑŋ(2)Tcheea-Lian-Poea-Woo-Young
Yi-Ji-Liang-Zi-Yin 乙机梁紫阴 Yi-Ji-Liang-Zi-Yinji(3)-tɕi(1)-li̯ɑŋ(2)-tsɨ(3)-jin(1)Yee-Tchi-Leang-Zze-Yeen
Bing-Tong-Ji-Chang-Lian 丙同机昌廉 Bing-Tong-Ji-Chang-Lianpiŋ(3)-tʰʊŋ(2)-tɕi(1)-tʂʰɑŋ(1)-li̯ɛn(2)Peeng-Toong-Tchi-Chang-Lian
Ding-Yin-Tong-Ji-Ju 丁阴同机巨 Ding-Yin-Tong-Ji-Jutiŋ(1)-jin(1)-tʰʊŋ(2)-tɕi(1)-tɕy(4)Teeng-Yeen-Toong-Tchi-Tchu
Wu-Tan-Yin-You-Ji 戊贪阴右机 Wu-Tan-Yin-You-Jiwu(4)-tʰan(1)-jin(1)-ji̯ɤʊ(̯4)-tɕi(1)Woe-Tahn-Yeen-You-Tchi
Ji-Wu-Tan-Liang-Qu 己武贪梁曲 Ji-Wu-Tan-Liang-Qutɕi(3)-wu(3)-tʰan(1)-li̯ɑŋ(2)-tɕʰy(1)Tchee-Woo-Tahn-Leang-Chu
Geng-Yang-Wu-Yin-Tong 庚阳武阴同 Geng-Yang-Wu-Yin-Tongkəŋ(1)-ji̯ɑŋ(2)-wu(3)-jin(1)-tʰʊŋ(2)Keng-Young-Woo-Yeen-Toong
Xin-Ju-Yang-Qu-Chang 辛巨阳曲昌 Xin-Ju-Yang-Qu-Changɕin(1)-tɕy(4)-ji̯ɑŋ(2)-tɕʰy(3)-tʂʰɑŋ(1)Sheen-Tchu-Young-Chu-Chang
Ren-Liang-Zi-Zuo-Wu 壬梁紫左武 Ren-Liang-Zi-Zuo-Wuʐən(2)-li̯ɑŋ(2)-tsɨ(3)-tsu̯ɔ(3)-wu(3)Ren-Leang-Zze-Zzoea-Woo
Gui-Po-Ju-Yin-Tan 癸破巨阴贪 Gui-Po-Ju-Yin-Tanku̯eɪ̯(3)-pʰu̯ɔ(4)-tɕy(4)-jin(1)-tʰan(1)Koeay-Poea-Tchu-Yeen-Tahn
胡说四化 Ziwei Asia Hu-Shuo-Si-Huaxu(2)-ʂu̯ɔ(1)-sɨ(4)-xu̯ɑ(4)Hoo-Shoea-Si-Hua

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