Si Hua – The 4 Enhancers of Flying Stars Zi Wei Dou Shu Astrology

Si Hua 4 enhancers of Zi Wei
Si Hua Four Enhancers of Zi Wei Dou Shu Astrology

One of the unique features of the Flying Stars Zi Wei Dou Shu Astrology is the 4 Enhancers that “flyout” from the 12 palaces. These 4 Enhancers are called the “Si Hua". Si means four, and Hua means supplying or giving.

Si Hua — the 4 enhancers of the Flying Stars Zi Wei Dou Shu astrology, include:

  1. Hua Lu is the flow enhancer
  2. Hua Ji is the negative enhancer
  3. Hua Ke is the fame enhancer
  4. Hua Quan is the power enhancer

At a foundational level, we get to see the 3 types of Si Hua that a Zi Wei Dou Shu chart reveals. These are:

  • Birth Year Si Hua,
  • Self Enhancers or the Self Si Hua, and
  • the Four Enhancers of the 10 Heavenly Stems.

This information allows a Zi Wei Dou Shu practitioner to view and calculate the various — 144 to be precise — palatial dimensions for proper analysis. Now you may ask, how do you get the 144 dimensions from a date and time of birth?

A Zi Wei Dou Shu practitioner works with all these enhancers to assess and analyze activities, situations, forecasting, and remedies to mitigate adverse outcomes. I use this info to coach on how to redesign destiny!

To plot a Flying Star Zi Wei Dou Shu chart, I need your date and time of birth. From these two pieces of information, I can plot three different charts:

  • Your Natal, Zi Wei Dou Shu Birth Chart
  • Your Decade Zi Wei Dou Shu Chart
  • Your Annual Zi Wei Dou Shu Chart

As you know, there are 12 Palaces on a Zi Wei Dou Shu Chart. Each Palace on your chart has 4 Si Hua flyouts that create the 144 palatial dynamics for deeper assessment. [(12 Palaces x 4 Si Hua = 48 dimensions) x 3 charts = 144].

This level of detail that Zi Wei Dou Shu is able to provide is why I believe it's such a powerful tool when it comes to mapping out our destiny and creating a blueprint for success.

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Functions of the 4 Enhancers in Zi Wei Dou Shu

There are three main functions of the 4 Enhancers in Zi Wei Dou Shu Chinese Astrology.

  • Si Hua enhances or transforms a Zi Wei Dou Shu Star’s quality and characteristics.
  • It stimulates the strength of the Stars in the Palaces.
  • Si Hua activates the interconnection between Palaces and Stars.

Zi Wei Dou Shu Stars are neutral in their effect. There are no “good or bad” stars by default. It is the Si Hua that transforms the quality of the stars and activates the Palaces and Stars.

The 4 Enhances have a deep connection with the He Tu diagram and formation. The concepts keep Hua Lu and Hua Ji together, and Hua Ke and Hua Quan together. Each enhancer belongs to one of the 5 Elements.

Lu is the Metal element. Quan is the Fire element, Ke is the Wood element, and Ji is the Water element. Each of the 4 Enhancers has connections with the Earth element referred to as the Emperor. Let me explain what this means.

He Tu Formation and explanation diagram
Si Hua and He Tu Diagram of Chinese Metaphysics
5 elements cycle of Chinese Metaphysics


Hua Lu is the Metal element in the 5 Elemental Energy Theory. The Metal element is born from Earth. Earth gives birth to or yield’s metal. So it refers to something the Emperor likes, enjoys, and feels good about.

The interpretation could be emotional, smooth, flowing, desirable, affectionate, resources, talkative, something that the Emperor likes or the native enjoys. It could also mean abundant, or even fat in appearance. Interpretation depends on the Palace and the Star(s) being activated and the inter-palatial dynamics.


Hua Quan is the Fire element in the 5 Elemental Energy Theory. Fire births or produces the Earth. It is akin to the Imperial General who leads the military, a person relied on by the Emperor to win the battle, and thus maintain a glorious kingdom.

Therefore, Hua Quan refers to Fire, which involves power and action, competition, winning, war. The interpretation could be power, authority, supremacy, leadership, talent, capabilities, loneliness at times. It could also mean lump-sum, strong, even big.


Hua Ke is the Wood element. Wood counters Earth in the 5 Elemental Theory. However, the Earth element or the Emperor has top-ranking or status. The term “Wood counters” means the Wood element slowing Earth’s action, movement, or growth.

Metaphorically, it refers to the imperial scholars who often advised the Emperor during the Imperial Times. Advising requires wisdom and politeness. It is offered to the Emperor, especially when convincing the Emperor to change his mind or decision. If tact is not used, such advice would be treated as a threat or challenge to the Emperor’s supreme power.

Therefore, Ke refers to wisdom and guidance offered to the Emperor. The interpretation could be status, reputation, fame, elegance, documents, ceremony, reasonable concepts, knowledge of the native, politeness in personality or tact, small or slim.


Ji is the Water element in the 5 Elemental Energy Theory. Earth counters Water or creates a blockage in the flow of Water. It refers to the matters and things that the Emperor dislikes. It often causes anxiety and obstacles, and thus the Emperor is eager to get rid of it.

Ji refers to the situations, items, things that the Emperor is not fond of. The interpretation could be obstacles, anxiety, disputes, risks, unfavorable aspects or conditions, jealousy, stubbornness, behaviors, problems in life, thin, scarcity factors.


In interpreting the four enhancers, you may perceive that 3 are good or positive out of the 4 enhancers. One is negative. Hua Lu, Quan, and Ke are good, and Hua Ji is always bad. It is not necessarily true as there are various resulting consequences depending on an individual and their circumstances.

This is just the surface level interpretation and a beginning level knowledge for flying stars Zi Wei Dou Shu techniques. The four enhancers have ever-changing combinations. When one enhancer meets up with another, it carries various interpretations and meanings, which I analyze, and discuss in my Life Map Reading and coaching program.

To book your Life Map Reading, get started here. This will provide you with a personalized 12-month Zi Wei Dou Shu chart with an analysis report, and a detailed explanation of your next 12 months ahead and clarity to plan for important life events.


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Si Hua - The 4 Enhancers of Flying Stars Zi Wei Dou Shu Astrology