紫微斗数为中国古代算命的方法之一,用阴曆之出生年月日和时辰来排个人命盘,进而窥探吉凶、了解一生;命盘形式,分十二宫垣,以干支为经纬,星宿罗布,将中天诸星、北斗诸星、南斗诸星、神煞等诸星列置其中;其排盘方法毋需查阅星曆,透过命宫之纳音五行数先推算出紫微星位置,其馀中、南、北三斗共13颗星位置皆因紫微星而固定,故称为「紫微斗数」。

紫微斗数推命术的基本方法是以一个人的出生年、月、日、时定出其命宫所在,依此推断其终生的地位、人格、贫富、运势,然后依次列出兄弟宫、夫妻宫、子女宫、财帛宫、疾厄宫、迁移宫、交友宫、事业宫、田宅宫、福德宫、父母宫,作出紫微斗数命盘;从而观察各宫位的星曜组合,推知其人生轨迹;最后再通过四化星(化科、化禄、化权、化忌)的牵引,推演一生运势运程。


紫微斗数预测学认为人的性格决定其命运,人的处境都取决于人的内心,同样经历一件事,每个人的感受是不一样,同样做着一件事,每个人的想法却不同,同样说这一样的话,每个人给别人的感受是不同的。这就是人类不同的心性构造。紫微斗数预测学融合了天文地理风水周易卦象,星象学以及社会学心理学等内容,更加注重人和环境的关系,在中国众多的周易术数中可谓独树一格。

In ancient times, Zi Wei Dou Shu was restricted to the exclusive and private consultation of the Imperial Emperors only as Zi Wei Dou Shu could provide an elaborate reading too detailed and classified. Thus, imperial astronomers used Zi Wei Dou Shu to delineate charts for the Emperor as the Emperor's destiny is bridged to and affects the destiny of his kingdom and dynasty.

 

Among the stars used in the Zi Wei Dou Shu system, there is one main star while other stars revolve around it. The star is named the “Emperor Star” – Purple Star (紫微) which also represents the ruler (Emperor) of the kingdom. Zi Wei Dou Shu has been used by professional consultants and practitioners for the past 1000 years to determine one's destiny and as remedial Feng Shui strategies. Zi Wei Dou Shu has its unique feng shui philosophies and principles and is known as the “personalized feng shui”.