Chinese civilization gives birth to many well known telling techniques, such as Feng shui (風水) and Bagua (八卦), but there's nothing as compelling as Rosa Galaxias, also known as Zi Wei Dou Shu in Chinese (紫微斗數). One of the most respected and most sophisticated ancient Chinese fortune telling techniques, Zi Wei Dou Shu is a star-system that lays out a person's "map of fate" based on his exact birth date and birth hour.
More than a thousand years ago, Zi Wei Dou Shu was a research project conducted by Chen Tuan (陳摶 872AD ~ 989AD), who spent decades of his life summarizing people's lives in a mission to find the connections between their birth time and their fate. Chen believed that one's personality traits had already been determined at the moment one was born. These personality traits would dictate the choices one makes in his life, and therefore determine his fate. Finding out one's birth time could reveal his fate, the answer that our ancestors had long been looking for. Zi Wei Dou Shu later gained popularity in 16th Century during the Ming Dynasty.
While Zi Wei Dou Shu is how this technique is commonly referred in Chinese society, I would call it Rosa Galaxias for a better understanding for Western readers. The first part of the name, Rosa, is derived from rose since Zi Wei means purple rosa in Chinese, and the latter part, Galaxias (galaxy), is derived from Dou Shu in the same fashion. Taking the first attempt in history to translate Zi Wei Dou Shu in another language, I hope Rosa Galaxias can inspire more followers from the globe to study human fate and find out meaning of life. Rosa Galaxias also adopts some terms from Greek mythology to incorporate the knowledge from both of the world's greatest civilizations.
In Rosa Galaxias, each person has a "map of fate," also known as a galaxy map; each map consists of 144 stars scattered in 12 different "palaces." Palace, the term for the 12 blocks shown on the map below, specifies a certain aspect of your life, such as personality, relationship with your partner, relationship with parents, job, wealth, and etc.
There are a handful of Chinese websites providing fortune telling service using Rosa Galaxias, but unfortunately none of them could offer service in English due to lack of translation. While most of its terms and underlying ideology in Chinese hasn't been developed in English yet, any attempt of rough translation would run the risk of not only misinterpreting but also in the process losing cultural concepts and philosophy important to comprehend Rosa Galaxias. Therefore, I will take a prudent approach in translation before publishing any major updates on website. In addition, a large amount of data required to generate a person's galaxy map would need a database, which I hope to establish in near future. Overall, with the recently revitalized study on ancient Chinese knowledge like Confucius ideology, I hope this site can present everyone an easier access to one of the world's greatest fortune telling techniques.
If you are interested in trying our telling service, please leave your birth date and birth hour on our home page.