Do clashes (相冲) really exist in ZWDS?

A clash (相冲) has been given such a bad name. It has been associated with “jinx”, “bring harm to the subject” or “poses a threat to the subject’.

In a general Asian belief, a clash means “conflict”. This conflict will result in people involved in the clash equation, suffer from an inauspicious ending. Over the centuries, the clash constituent which the definition covers, has grown slowly to include besides human: animals, plant, colours, objects etc. For example, conflicting crystals (objects) if put together, it will generate a bad vibe to the owner.

Among all other clash concepts, one of the oldest clash system that is still very widely practised today, is the clash in Chinese zodiac signs (生肖). It is believed that there is a pre-determined conflicting pairs in the Chinese zodiac sign, like the combinations below.

Chinese Zodiacs
Rat <–> Horse子午冲
Ox <–> Sheep丑未冲
Tiger <–> Monkey寅申冲
Rabbit <–> Rooster卯酉冲
Dragon <–> Dog辰戌冲
Snake <–> Pig巳亥冲

This zodiac can be used to represent a birth year e.g Rooster will be the sign for a person, if he was born in the year of 1957. If he finds a partner who was born in the Rabbit year, his marriage will likely to result in a bad ending. This clash belief inevitably introduces a taboo into a civilisation, where clashing pairs are forbidden from getting together. Perhaps, this may have caused a cultural shake-up to some degree, no one can tell us about this with certainty.

Fortunate enough, Zi Wei Dou Shu Sihua Flying Stars (紫微斗数–四化飞星) does not subscribe to this notion. We do not believe that a clash means a “harm” or a “jinx”. In addition to that, we do not believe that the clash concept, can be airbrushed across generically on everyone, and disregarding every person is a separate and unique individual.

Nevertheless, the clash concept is still very important in our Sihua Flying Stars learning. It tells us at the impression (象) level, a clash means “weak connection”. For e.g if your spouse clashes with you in your Ziwei chart, it simply means that your spouse and you are very difficult to be together. In another word, you and your spouse is having a weak affinity. Obviously, this is in no way suggesting that either one of you is trying to “harm” or “jinx” the other one.

There is a reason why things happen. And that the reason is CONNECTION or lack thereof

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