Polaris Astrology Chart Basic

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Life Plate

The Polaris astrology chart,offten referred as Life Plate (ming pan 命盤) is composed of 12 small rectangular boxes connected to each other circularly to form one large rectangular box. Stars are distributed into the boxes according to the moment of one's birth. Each of the small boxes is named after one earth branch.

The Basic Life Plate
Si 巳 Wu 午 Wei 未 Shen 申
Chen 辰 You 酉
Mao 卯 Xu 戌
Yin 寅 Chou 丑 Zi 子 Hai 亥

Assigning Heaven Stems to Earth Branches on the Life Plate

As mentioned before, each earth branch is associated with one Heaven stem. Earth branches are fixed. The location of each earth branch on the life plate is the same for everyone. Heaven stems however are dynamic. Therefore, the location of heaven stems on the Life plate are different for each person.

1. Determining leading heaven stem for the earth branch Yin (寅)

In order to assign heaven stems to earth branches, first, find out the leading heaven stem for the earth branch Yin (寅) or leading stem for short. The leading stem is the first heaven stem and the starting point for assigning stems. The the earth branch Yin (寅) is the location on the life plate where stem assignment begins. Birth year stem is also need when determining the leading stem. Refer to the chart below:

Leading Heaven Stem for Yin (寅)
Birth Year Stem Leading Stem
Jia 甲, Ji 己 Bing 丙
Yi 乙, Geng 庚 Wu 戊
Bing 丙, Xin 辛 Geng 庚
Ding 丁, Ren 壬 Ren 壬
Wu 戊, Gui 癸 Jia 甲

For example, If someone was born in 1983, according to the Chinese calendar the birth year stem is Gui (癸). The leading stem for the earth branch Yin (寅) is Jia (甲). The year stem for 1974 is Jia (甲), the leading branch is Bing (丙).

1974: Year Stem Jia (甲)
Si 巳 Wu 午 Wei 未 Shen 申
Chen 辰 You 酉
Mao 卯 Xu 戌
Leading Stem Bing 丙
Yin 寅
Chou 丑 Zi 子 Hai 亥
1983: Year Stem = Gui (癸)
Si 巳 Wu 午 Wei 未 Shen 申
Chen 辰 You 酉
Mao 卯 Xu 戌
Leading Stem Jia 甲
Yin 寅
Chou 丑 Zi 子 Hai 亥

2. Assigning Heaven Stems for Subsequent Earth Branches

After the leading stem is determined, subsequent stems are assigned sequentially and colckwisely following the leading stem at Yin (寅). If ran out of stems before the last earth branch is assigned, start assigning from Jia (甲) again.

1974: Year Stem Jia (甲)
Ji 己
Si 巳
Geng 庚
Wu 午
Xin 辛
Wei 未
Ren 壬
Shen 申
Wu 戊
Chen 辰
Gui 癸
You 酉
Ding 丁
Mao 卯
Jia 甲
Xu 戌
Leading Stem Bing 丙
Yin 寅
Ding 丁
Chou 丑
Bing 丙
Zi 子
Yi 乙
Hai 亥
1983: Year Stem = Gui (癸)
Ding 丁
Si 巳
Wu 戊
Wu 午
Ji 己
Wei 未
Geng 庚
Shen 申
Bing 丙
Chen 辰
Xin 辛
You 酉
Yi 乙
Mao 卯
Ren 壬
Xu 戌
Leading Stem Jia 甲
Yin 寅
Yi 乙
Chou 丑
Jia 甲
Zi 子
Gui 癸
Hai 亥
Properties of Earth Branches (more...)
South East
6 Si 巳 Snake
4th lunar month
9am thru 10am
South
7 Wu 午 Horse
5th lunar month
11am thru 12pm
South
8 Wei 未 Goat
6th lunar month
1pm thru 2pm
South West
9 Shen 申 Monkey
7th lunar month
3pm thru 4pm
East
5 Chen 辰 Dragon
3rd lunar month
7am thru 8am
  West
10 You 酉 Rooster
8th lunar month
5pm thru 6pm
East
4 Mao 卯 Rabbit
2nd lunar month
5am thru 6am
West
11 Xu 戌 Dog
9 lunar month
7pm thru 8pm
North East
3 Yin 寅 Tiger
1st lunar month
3am thru 4am
North
2 Chou 丑 Ox
12th lunar month
1am thru 2am
North
1 Zi 子 Mouse
11th lunar month
11pm thru 12am
the next day
North West
12 Hai 亥 Pig
10th lunar month
9pm thru 10pm
Example of Polaris Astrology Chart [Life Plate (ming pan 命盤)]
Estate Palace 36-45 己巳 8 20 32 44 56 68 80 92
Honesty
Sexy
Kitchen
Sky
Heaven_Happiness
Solitary_Morning
Relationship
Wizard
To_Wealth
Career Palace 46-55 庚午9 21 33 45 57 69 81 93
Analyst
Right_Support
Literature
Fire_Star
Phoenix_House
Cockroach
Hidden_Obstacle
recognition
Talent
Frined Palace 56-65 辛未10 22 34 46 58 70 82 94
Minister
Competitiveness
Earth_Empty
Heaven_official
Illness
Deprive
Journey Palace 66-75 壬申11 23 35 47 59 71 83 95
Gathering
Noble
Left_Support
Dexterity
Dragon_Lake
Impediment_Primary
Pleasure Palace 26-35 戊辰7 19 31 43 55 67 79 91
Moon
Religious

Yang Male

Fire 6

Life Ruler Honesty

Body Ruler Literature

Honesty To-Wealth

warrior To-Leadership

Commerce To-Scholarship

Sun To-Hindrance

Health Palace 76-85 癸酉12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96
Commerce
Commander
fortunate
Together
Moon_Virtue
Affliction
Impediment_Secondary
To_Scholarship
Parent Palace 16-25 丁卯6 18 30 42 54 66 78 90
Mansion
Knife
Earth_Plunder
Abandon_Secondary
Wealth Palace
Body Palace 86-95 甲戌
1 13 25 37 49 61 73 85
Sun
Heaven_Empty
Promotion
To_Hindrance
Life Palace 6-15 丙寅5 17 29 41 53 65 77 89
Savings
Heaven_Horse
Hidden
Heaven_Cry
Longevity
Abandon_Primary
Silbling Palace 116-125 丁丑4 16 28 40 52 64 76 88
Polaris
warrior
Frustration
Foremost
Lonely_Night
Shattered
Heaven_Virtue
Punishment
To_Leadership
Spouse Palace 106-115 丙子3 15 27 39 51 63 75 87
Wisdom
Relieve
Children Palace 96-105 乙亥2 14 26 38 50 62 74 86
Love-Bird
Big_Spending
Major Fortune Minor Fortune Class 1 Stars Class 2 Star Class 3 Star Class 4 Star Class 5 Star
  • Major fortunes are fortunes in 10 years.
  • Minor fortunes are fortunes in a particular year.
  • Stars are classified from "class one the most influential" to "class five the least influential".
Prosperous Productive Flat Idle trap

The strength of a star is different in different palaces. Prosperous and productive have positive affects, Flat has no affects. Idle and trap have negative affects.

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