Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS) has been playing the role as a destiny navigator for over a thousand year.
The question is what can Zi Wei Dou Shu really tell us?
Not only is this question important to anyone who frequently consults this destiny compass, but also to the practitioners who provide destiny advices commercially. By having a good answer to this question, it will help one to frame a correct perspective, about what ZWDS can do and what it cannot.
As part of the Chinese metaphysics in Five Arts (Refer: Chinese Five Arts and Zi Wei Dou Shu), we certainly have heard enough about what ZWDS is capable of, in providing insights into someone’s wealth status, career progression, health matter*, romance encounters and a lot more. Strangely though, this in turn actually raises more questions than answers, on what ZWDS can really do, as a reliable future “prediction” tool (Read: Is Zi Wei Dou Shu a good prediction tool?).
Most of the people, including the vast majority of serious destiny enthusiasts, commonly associate the “destiny” with “luck”. Say, if someone lives in a high-flyer society — his wealth luck brings him status; if someone who enjoys a rapid progress in career ladder — his new wife brings him a career luck; if someone experiences some marriage challenges this year — his marriage luck change thus affects his marriage.
This dogma inevitably leads us to believe that the “luck” is a “variable”, perpetually changing, and it is the driving force that controls our life. It is as though if you are able to control the “luck”, you can control one’s destiny.
Of course, this is further made complicated by scaring you, that only “some selected” or “some learned” persons will be able to change your luck, thus your destiny. When you are starting to feel anxious with the fear instilled into you, that is when you are introduced to all sort of expensive remedies, such as feng shui objects, auspicious numbers, ward-off evil plants, decoration, divine formulas and methods, name changing etc.
In a hard and cold-blooded truth, what ZWDS can really tell you is all simplified into one word i.e CONNECTION (缘).
There is a reason why things happen. And that the reason is CONNECTION or lack thereof
Over the years of teaching Zi Wei Dou Shu, I’ve shared a large number of destiny examples — most of them are actually our students’ personal encounter, on how a connection gives birth to an event, and on the other hand how a weak connection breaks a togetherness apart. When it breaks apart, an event will cease to happen.
All events are basically boiled down to this very simple and straightforward conception. It only needs you to first understand this very concept, you will then gradually visualise all the mysterious lucks that surround you yourself.
If you are interested to pursue Zi Wei Dou Shu study, technically you are supposed to understand –> learn –> apply the Zi Wei Dou Shu techniques based on this conception. Nevertheless, quite often your outside learning will start you with tonnes of ZWDS techniques to memorise, and end you with little or no practical application of the techniques. The next thing you know, you are caught in a conundrum, where you are drowned with all kinds of Zi Wei Dou Shu techniques, yet starving to find the answer to the very basic questions, such as “why things happen” or “how things happen”. This confusion void is usually where you are taught to fill it, with the use of baffling unrelated remedies, such as the use of objects (e.g figurine, amulets etc).
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* Warning: Health matters (both psychological and physiological) are best consulted with the medical professionals. ZWDS reading is too superficial to tell you anything about health matters and must not be used.