A rarely discuss, nor a hardly ever analyze topic of elements in Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS).
In a Flying Star ZWDS chart, there are twelve palaces, ten heavenly stems, plus 18 stars residing in a particular palace.
The auspiciousness of any palace with a similar element of Earthly Branch, Heavenly Stem, and a similar element of Star produce positive results to the palace. These trio-configuration suggest good relations of the palace to the individual.
For example, if the Wealth Palace is in the Earthly Branch of the Monkey, or Rooster, and the Heavenly Stem is Geng or Xin, and the Star is Wu Qu or Qi Sha, the combination of all these similar metal elements residing together is highly auspicious to the individual. If found in any of the six relationships palaces, the individual would have positive relationship to that palace.
The configuration follows:
|Jia / Yi||Tiger / Rabbit||Tian Ji, Tan Lang, Hua Ke|
|Bing / Ding||Snake / Horse||Tai Yang, Lian Zhen, Hua Quan|
|Wu / Ji||Ox / Dragon / Ram / Dog||Zi Wei, Tian Fu, Tian Liang|
|Geng / Xin||Monkey / Rooster||Wu Qu, Qi Sha, Wen Chang, Hua Lu|
|Ren / Gui||Rat / Boar||Tian Tong, Tai Yin, Tian Xiang, Ju Men, Po Jun, Wen Qu, Hua Ji|
****** Similarly productive elements are beneficial as well.
Wood Element produces Fire
Fire Element produces Earth
Earth Element produces Metal
Metal Element produces Water
Water Element produces Wood
****** But, destructive cycle elements causes negative effect.
This is not necessary conclusive but given at ‘face-value’ of the positive results. The advance technique through analyzing the flying effects from the respective Heavenly Stem produces further clarification of the auspiciousness (such as how the Four Catalysts transformed). That is the awesomeness of the Flying Star Zi Wei Dou Shu (Flying Purple Star Astrology).