In ancient times, people commonly traveled on foot or horseback, if they belonged to high society or had a job that allowed for such a luxury. This is perhaps why the word “horse” is used in Zi Wei Dou Shu terminology to signify the importance of travel as a subject in the ZWDS chart.
In Ziwei Sihua Flying Stars, “travel” encompasses not only physical movement, but also mobility, matters involving distant places, departure, relocation, and so on.
In every person’s Zi Wei Dou Shu chart, there are four fixed and permanent boxes designated to represent these aspects of travel. They are known as the “Four-Horse Corners (四马之地)” and are located in the boxes Yin, Si, Shen, and Hai (寅巳申亥).
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If you’ve read our Sihua blog before, you’re likely familiar with the function of Local Sihua, which is to activate the interpretation of an event. In this case, the event we’re interested in is related to “travel” or “travel-related matters.”
|Local Sihua||Symbol on the chart|
|Self Hua Lu (自化祿)|
|Self Hua Quan (自化权)|
|Inherited Hua Lu (生年化祿)|
|Inherited Hua Quan (生年化权)|
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For more extra ZWDS learning, refer ZWDS Sihua Flying Stars interpretation
For terminology pronunciation, refer ZWDS terminology
Once you’ve activated a Four-Horse Corner with any Local Sihua, your “travel” has become an impression (象) or event (数) (Refer: 자미두수 블로그: 상(象)과 사건(数) [Impression and Event]). The next step is to determine the subject matter related to this impression or event, in this case “travel.”
Finding the subject matter is relatively straightforward. For a simple reading at the impression level, the subject matter for the following chart example would be “Property (田宅宫).” To sum it up, the owner of this chart will likely move homes very frequently throughout their lifetime.
Of course, this is a simplified version of chart decoding, intended for beginners. To achieve a highly accurate reading, you need to understand the strict conditions under which a technique can or cannot be applied. In our class teaching, we emphasize the importance of following a step-by-step approach to decoding impressions (象) and events (数). This will transform your decoding approach from a “carpet bombing” style to a sharp “sniper shooter” approach, with pinpoint accuracy.
To read more application about the Four-Horse corner, click here: Zi Wei Reading for the Year of Bing Shen (Year 2016)
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