THE STARS IN THE TZU WEI SYSTEM AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS

Below is a more or less complete list of the close to 108 ‘stars’ in the Zi Wei (Tzu Wei) system. The far left column gives the transliterated names of the stars, first in Wade-Giles (because most of the books in English on the subject have them listed that way) and then in Pinyin, the transliteration system endorsed by China today. The second column is the common English name for each star. The third column gives either alternative names drawn from various sources and occasional comments. For the 36 most common stars the main source material is from Kwok Man Ho’s works on the subject. There is very little material out in English about the Auxiliary Stars, but their names have been included for completeness. They are not believed to be in common usage (in charts for the public).  

THE THIRTY-SIX MAIN STARS

Star Name in Chinese (Wade-Giles/Pinyin)

Common English Name

Auxiliary Names

1.  Tzu Wei/Zi Wei

Purple Star

Emperor’s Star/ The King

2.  Lien Chen/Lian Zhen

Pure Virtue Star

Wickedness/Virgin

3.  T'ien  K'uei/Tian Kuai

Heavenly Leader Star

Laureate/ Angel I/Leader

4.  Tso Fu and Yu Pi/Zuo Fu
and
You Pi

Left and Right Assistant
Stars

Deputies I&II/Aid and Support, resp.

5.  Hua Ch'uan/Hua Chuan

Transforming Authority Star

Power

6.  T'ien Chi/Tian Qi

Heavenly Secret Star

Mercy/Motor

7.  T'ien T'ung/Tian Tung

Heavenly Unity Star

Lucky Star/Servitor

8.  T'ai-Yang/Tai Yang

The Sun

9.  T'ai-Yin/Tai Yin

The Moon

10. T'ien Hsiang/Tian Xiang

Heavenly Minister Star

The General

11.  T'ien Ts'un/Tian Cun

Heavenly Store Star

Angel II

12.  T'ien Yueh/Tian Yui

Heavenly Halberd Star

13.  Chu Men/Zhu Men

Great Door Star

Giant Gateway/Gloom

14.  Ch'i Sha/Chi Sha

Seven Killings Star

Star of Power/Seven Swords

15.  Hua Lu/Hua Lu

Transforming Salary Star

Prosperity/Fortune

16.  Wu Ch'u/Wu Chu

Military Music Star

Dance

17.  T'ien Fu/Tian Fu

Southern Star

Treasury

18.  T'an Lang/Tan Lang

Greedy Wolf Star

Flirting/Aphrodite (lust)

19.  T'ien Liang/Tian Liang

Heavenly Roof-Beam Star

Blessing/Honesty

20P'o Chun/Po Jun

Broken Army Star

Ruin/Demolisher

21.  Hua K'o/Hua Ko

Transforming Examination Class Star

Success/Fame

22Huo Hsing/Huo Xing

Fire Star

Mars

23.  Ling Hsing/Ling Xing

Ringing Star

Thunder

24.  Yang Jen/Yang Ren

Sheep-Blade Star

Troublesome/Lance

25T'o Lo/To Lo

Hump-Back Star

Armor/Worrisome

26Hua Chi/Hua Qi

Transforming Jealousy Star

Cloud/Annoyance

27.  T'ien K'ung/Tian Kung

Heavenly Void Star

Tien Ma

28.  Ti Chieh/Ti Jie

Earthly Robbery Star

Calamity/Fate

29.  Wen Ch'u/Wen Chu

Literary Music Star

Intelligence/Dissertation

30.  Wen Ch'ang/Wen Chang

Literary Prosperity Star

Intellect/Discourse

31.  I-Ma/I Ma

Travelling Star

(travel)

32.  T'ien Yao/Tian Yao

Heavenly Beauty Star

Robe/Romance//Elegance

33.  T'ien Hao/Tian Hao

Heavenly Destroyer Star

Worries

34.  Hung Luan/Hung Luan

Red Phoenix Star

Cordon

35.  T'ien Hsi/Tian Xi

Heavenly Happiness Star

Joy/ Birth

36.  T'ien Hsing/Tian Xing

Heavenly Punishment Star

Sternness

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THE AUXILLIARY STARS


Chinese Name (Wade-Giles transliteration) Pinyin is left out in most cases due to lack of information.

Common Name (English)

Comments

37.  Chieh Tsen/Jieh Zen

38.  Yin Sar/Yin Sar

39.  Foong Hao/Fung Hao

Star of the Yin God. Creativity in arts, painting. Eloquent, artistic. Fond of caring for loved ones.

40.  Pa Chor

Great desire to be of help to others.

41.  Hua Kai

42.  Tien Tso

43.  Tsir/Zir

44.  Chiang Chin

45.  Tien Ma/Tian Ma

Heaven Horse Star

Pegasus

46.  Kung Wang

Death Star

47.  Tien Ku

48.  Chiek Kung

49.  Fei Lien

Creates jealousy when in the Ming palace.

50.  Lu Chun

Dexterity, spiritual and metaphysical aptitude, education, philosophy.

51.  Tien Wu (same as 50)

52.  Tai Pu

53.  Loong Chir

54.  Lin Kuan

55.  Pok Tze

56.  Phan Yang

Cuts and injuries from knocks, A “head” star—migraines, injuries, tumors, lack of concentration.

57.  Tien Tau

58.  Tsien Tze

59.  Yeh Ter

60.  Tien Sir

61.  Ti Kung

62.  Chi Men

63.  Sum Tai

Fortunate, compassionate, honest, but can stretch the truth, compulsive.

64.  Luin Ee

Gives bad judgment.

65.  Fu Pin

Strong and willful character, strongly sexual.

66.  Tien Yoong

67.  Tien Kuan

68.  Kua Su

69.  Tien Ter

Neutralizes effects of bad stars.

70.  Tien Chai

71.  Yang

Nutrition

Brains, titles and diplomas—intelligence and writing, esp.

72.  Pin Fu

73.  Chor Pu

74.  Tien Chu

75.  Chang Sen

Longevity

76.  Ta Hau

77.  Tien Fu

78.  Tien Sang

79.  Por Chwei

80.  Leek Tze

82.  Ti Wang

83.  Wen Chi

Very strong sexual attraction.

84.  Foong Ker

85.  Suai

86.  Chin Loong

87.  Fei Lien

88.  Hua Ker

89.  Hua Chien

90.  Wu Chi

91.  Tien Tsin

92.  Lin Tsin

93.  Ng Kwang

94.  Tien Tsi

95.  Ku Chen

96.  Pin

97.  Xiao Hao

98.  Muk

99.  Choh Tzu