What are the major differences between Bazi (Four Pillars) and ZWDS (Zi Wei Dou Shu: Purple Star Astrology aka Emperor Star Astrology)?
If you are familiar with Chinese Metaphysics, you would have heard of these two different school’s of thought in analyzing an individual’s life destiny. These two schools do offer some similarities, but yet there are some differences as well.
Bazi (Four Pillars) is pretty well known in the marketplace, plenty of Bazi practitioners or consultants, and commonly available to learn in many countries. As a result, common people would learn Bazi as it is commonly known and available. Some enthusiasts of Chinese Metaphysics may learn both Bazi and ZWDS, while others may choose to specialized in either one, thereby developing deeper practical skills and experiences over time. Both schools of thought offers some similarities by utilizing the Earthly Branches, and Heavenly Stems in generating a blueprint of a destiny chart. The basic principle is to forecast, analyze, and predict on a person’s life and destiny.
However, the difference is that Bazi is perceived to be easier to learn initially, but would encounter bottlenecks when it comes to detail specifics of events like ZWDS can. Therefore, many Bazi learners will eventually be confused by the difficulties of analysis into detailed events. Furthermore, Bazi can offer general insights into a person’s destiny without the hour of birth pillar, but ZWDS requires the date and the time of birth.
On the other hand, ZWDS is not commonly known, appears to be difficult to learn, requiring one to understand the principles, memorizing some formulae, but is much easier to grasp the underlying formulation with practice. Bazi is capable to offer a broader general view of circumstances, whereas ZWDS is capable to fine-tuning into specifics of the circumstance, and why it occurred (allowing highly detailed specifics into the minutes of occurrence to events). Furthermore, the Flying Star ZWDS secrets lies in the Palatial Transformation, many other underlying principles and frameworks, and layers to decode destiny.
Another difference is that Bazi utilizes the same fundamentals in other broad Chinese Metaphysics subjects, but in ZWDS these other fundamentals are lightly introduced. The reason is that ZWDS is unique in itself, encompassing its own fundamentals, formulae, principles, and conceptual framework in deciphering life destiny.
However, there is something to ponder upon here. For thousands of years Si Hua Flying Star ZWDS (Purple Star Astrology aka Emperor Star Astrology) is only kept secretive, and selfishly by the Imperial Astronomers to be used exclusively only by the ancient Chinese Emperors in forecasting destiny, whereas Bazi is commonly available as a destiny tool to the commoners in ancient Chinese communities for thousands of years. Why do you think it is so?
At the end of it all, these two school’s of thought offers some really good knowledge, and skills to be acquired in life destiny analysis. Whichever life destiny system you choose to delve deeper into is your choice, and the availability to learn in your location. There are plenty of articles on the web outlining the differences between Bazi and ZWDS.
There is no need to debate which is the ‘cream of the crop’ system in life destiny analysis. Research, practice, and judge it by yourself. You own it to yourself to explore the opportunities and possibilities that this world has to offer. Isn’t life interesting?