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Description: This section offers comprehensive explanations of the Qi Men Dun Jia divination and prediction techniques, accompanied by practical examples and in-depth discussions. Through an understanding of the laws of nature, individuals can seek good fortune and avoid calamity, and explore the essence of the universe with reverence for heaven and earth.
Introduction of the Speaker: Gu Yi-Xiong, also known as Ci Gu, is currently the abbot of the New York Amitabha Temple and the president of the World Zen Art Center. Since childhood, he has been passionate about Zen, Taoism, and metaphysics, as well as skilled in calligraphy, painting, and ink art. At the age of 27, he became a Buddhist and practiced both Chan and Pure Land Buddhism. He attained realization of the natural way of the Dao, self-realization of emptiness, Prajna wisdom, and liberation. since the age of 51, his wisdom nature has been awakened, and he is dedicated to supporting the Amitabha Temple, promoting Buddhism and Zen, and benefiting all sentient beings.
Ci Gu’s Verse:
The impermanence of worldly affairs often leads to alternating experiences of joy and sorrow. The Buddha’s heart resides within one’s own heart, which represents the ultimate state of liberation.
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QMDJ’s common sense and instructions for divination

Qi Men Dun Jia (Simplified Chinese:奇门遁甲. traditional Chinese : 奇門遁甲) is an ancient form of divination from China , which is still in use in China , Taiwan , Singapore and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia . Qi Men Dun Jia may be applied to business, crime-solving, marriages and matchmaking, medical divination, Feng Shui, military affairs, finding missing people, travel, personal fortune divination etc.
Along with Da Liu Ren 六壬and Tai Yi Shen Shu太乙神数 it is one of the collective Three method of prediction or Three Styles, China’s highest metaphysical arts.

I saw that querent online did not provide basic information, so QMDJ’s diviner cannot predict the correct results. That is to say, when the information provided by the person who asked the question is incomplete, even if the predicted level of the QMDJ’s diviner is very high, the accuracy of his prediction will decrease.
To draw an analogy, it is like a patient going to a hospital for treatment, but the patient does not provide his medical records to the doctor. At this time, the doctor can also treat the patient through physical examination and diagnosis, but the doctor will spend a lot of time to find the source of the disease. This is even more disadvantageous for patients who want to recover as soon as possible.
Therefore, I wrote common sense and instructions for QMDJ divination for everyone to understand. In order to improve the accuracy of QMDJ divination. If these pieces of information are incomplete, most QMDJ divination predictions will become meaningless talk, blah blah and have little practical research significance.

QMDJ’s common sense for divination:

1. The querent raised specific questions and events?
2. The querent to provide whether the person related to the divination is male or female? What year was born?
3. When the querent asked the question, what was the specific local time? (Or provide the QMDJ icon yourself) and the geographic location at the time?

Give a standard example:
1、Questions asked by the querent: My grandfather has Alzheimer’s disease and he has been missing for a day and night. I have called the police. I asked if I could still find him?
2、Information provided by the querent: My maternal grandfather was born in 1934.
3、The time and position of the querent: The time of my question is 18:29:37 on July 18, 2019, and the location is Wuxi, China.
Convert to QMDJ chart according to the specific time provided:
公元:2019年7月18日18时29分37秒 阴2局
小暑:2019/7/7 17:57:00 立秋:2019/8/8 4:03:00
干支:己亥年 辛未月 丙辰日 丁酉时
旬空:辰巳空 戌亥空 子丑空 辰巳空
直符:天任 直使:生门 旬首:甲午辛
旬空:辰巳空 戌亥空 子丑空 辰巳空
直符:天任 直使:生门 旬首:甲午辛
│壬 太阴○空│乙 螣蛇  │丁 直符  │
│  天心 癸│  天蓬 己│  天任 辛│
│地 开门 丙│玄 休门 庚│白丁生门 戊│
│癸 六合  │辛     │己 九天  │
│  天柱 壬│      │  天冲 乙│
│天 惊门 乙│     丁│六 伤门 壬│
│戊 白虎  │丙 玄武  │庚 九地 马│
│丁 禽芮 戊│  天英 庚│  天辅 丙│
│符 死门 辛│蛇 景门 己│阴 杜门 癸│
The palace representing the Commander(值符) and the Messenger (值使)is in the Kun(坤) Palace, which refers to the southwest. There appears Xin+Wu(辛+戊), this combination means that the final result can find the missing person. His grandfather was 86 years old and was born in 1934. The Ganzhi(干支) of the grandfather’s birth year was Jiaxu(甲戌). Jiaxu(甲戌) is converted into Ji(己), and Ji(己) falls in li(离) and Kan(坎) palaces. The two palaces have Tengshe(腾蛇) and Xuanwu(玄武), which means that his grandfather has a disease, which refers to dementia. The Kan(坎) palace is empty (the general rule is that when the palace is empty, it must wait until the time it represents, or the opposite time refers to the result of divination). Kan(坎) represents water, and the representatives of water are Hai(亥) and Zi(子). That is to say, during the time period between Hai(亥) and Zi(子), he will find his grandfather. Both Star(星) and Door(门) are Fanyin (反吟)(referring to the opposite), meaning that results will be obtained quickly. So the judgment time will not be long. After the conversion, it means that the grandfather will be found between 9 pm on July 18 and 1 am the next day.
Factual feedback:
At 9:30 in the evening, he found his grandfather in the police station 1.5 kilometers away from the southwest of his house. His grandfather was sent to the police station by kind people, and the police informed him.

For example:
I asked questions in New York City. (New York Daylight Saving Time) At that time I asked the question of the time is New York local time on June 30, 2017, 1:29:29. My question is: I want to travel with a friend 20 days, the question is whether our journey is safe and smooth?
We are starting from New York, where we are going to be America’s San Francisco and the surrounding area. I was born in Jun 1971, male. I was in New York for divination. My friend was born in May 1998, male.
Use the computer in accordance with the time into Qi Men Dun Jia pattern:
公元:2017年6月30日1时29分29秒 阴3局 夏令时
芒种:2017/6/5 19:57:00 小暑:2017/7/7 6:21:00
干支:丁酉年 丙午月 戊子日 癸丑时
旬空:辰巳空 寅卯空 午未空 寅卯空
直符:天任 直使:生门 旬首:甲辰壬
│戊 六合  │壬 太阴  │庚 螣蛇  │
│  天柱 癸│  天心 丁│  天蓬 庚│
│地 杜门 乙│玄 景门 辛│白 死门 己│
│己 白虎○ │乙     │丁 直符  │
│丙 禽芮 己│      │  天任 壬│
│天 伤门 戊│     丙│六 惊门 癸│
│癸 玄武○ │辛 九地  │丙 九天 马│
│  天英 辛│  天辅 乙│  天冲 戊│
│符 生门 壬│蛇 休门 庚│阴 开门 丁│
Guichou (癸丑) Time represents the trip, it falls in the southeast direction of the xun(巽) palace. Wuzi(戊子) sunset in the northwest direction of the palace has a horse star on behalf of the questioner.
The relationship between the two is friendly to each other, indicating that the two people are traveling smoothly.
But Shangmen(伤门) above Baihu(白虎), indicating that the travel midway travel bus will be broken, broke down.
Factual feedback:
On August 31, the two men ended 20 days of travel, safe return. Just one night in the middle of the trip, travel the bus broke down, when the weather thunder rains, travel company to send another bus carrying passengers, delayed for 5 hours To the middle of the night at 2 o’clock.
The next day began to travel, the bus once again broke down. The driver sent the passengers to the hotel three times after the intermittent maintenance.
The third day the travel company sent a new bus to complete the trip.

Reasons for providing information related to QMDJ divination

1. The querent raised specific questions and events?
(If you are making an appointment to meet the QMDJ diviner, there is also a situation where you don’t need to say a specific question. The diviner predicts your question. Generally speaking, the querent asks him to know the exact answer. Will speak the question honestly. This will help the QMDJ diviner to get the correct answer quickly)

2. The querent provides information related to the divination.
Is the querent male or female? What year was born?
(For the same question, the method of divination is different for males and females. If the querent does not provide gender to the QMDJ diviner, some of the questions may not even be answered. Currently, for example, I am single, and I want to ask when will I get married? For this type of question, the QMDJ diviner needs to know to ask whether the querent is male or female. In this way, the QMDJ diviner can have a basis to make correct predictions.
If the question the querent is related to himself, he needs to provide the birth year. If it is not related to himself, he does not need to provide the birth year. In particular, if the querent was born between February 1 and 9, the querent must provide a birthday time. Because this time period is the boundary between the New Year and the old year, China calls it “Lichun”(立春). QMDJ’s divination is based on the “lichun”(立春) time of each year to determine the boundary between the new and old years. In this way, the “Ganzhi”(干支) of the year of birth is calculated. According to the “Ganzhi”(干支) born, QMDJ diviner can infer the state of luck of the inquirer every year. Combine with QMDJ chart to predictions. For example, I asked what happens to my job luck in the fall? Questions like this need to provide the birth year of the querent. If the question asked is whether it will rain next Saturday? For this type of problem, there is no need to provide the year of birth.)

3. When the querent asked the question, what was the specific local time? (Or provide the QMDJ icon yourself) and the geographic location at the time?
(If the inquirer has provided the QMDJ chart, then there was no need to provide the time at that time. Because in QMDJ divination prediction, a total of two time methods are used. One way is for the diviner to know the exact time when the querent asks a question? Another method is to ask the querent to decide a specific time at will. There is no limit to this time. Full screen asks the querent to decide his own momentary thoughts and wishes.
To know the geographical location, it is because the QMDJ diviner
needs to calculate the true time of the sun based on the latitude and longitude of the geographical location. For example, I asked in New York City. The longitude and latitude of New York City are 40°42’51.67″ north latitude and 74° 0 ‘21.50″ west longitude. The time zone used by New York City is EST – Eastern Standard Time. This time is the legal time of the local government. But it is not the real time of the local sun. QMDJ divination uses the real time of the local sun. This requires the use of latitude and longitude To calculate.)

Based on this information, it is then converted into a Chinese QMDJ divination chart to make predictions.
This is a very interesting thing, I wish you all a pleasant discussion in our group and a lot of luck!  The QMDJ Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QiMenDunJia

The basic knowledge of divination in Qimen Dunjia

Note: The Chinese characters that are not specified in the article are all simplified Chinese.

Qi Men Dun Jia’s prediction theory basis:

  • 1. The “yin阴 and yang阳 symbol” (taijitu太极图).

    yin阴 and yang阳= 阴阳Yinyang

Literal meaning dark- bright, negative-positive
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (阴阳 Yinyang, lit. “dark-bright”, “negative-positive”) describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t’ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung), as well as appearing in the pages of the I Ching.

Duality is found in many belief systems, but Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Tao. The term ‘dualistic-monism’ or dialectical monism has been coined in an attempt to express this fruitful paradox of simultaneous unity/duality. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects (for instance, shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. The yin yang (i.e. taijitu symbol) shows a balance between two opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each section.

In Taoist metaphysics, distinctions between good and bad, along with other dichotomous moral judgments, are perceptual, not real; so, the duality of yin and yang is an indivisible whole. In the ethics of Confucianism on the other hand, most notably in the philosophy of Dong Zhongshu (c. 2nd century BC), a moral dimension is attached to the idea of yin and yang.

Wuxing 五行
This article is about the five-element theory of Chinese philosophy.
Diagram of the interactions between the Wuxing . The “generative” cycle is illustrated by grey arrows running clockwise on the outside of the circle, while the “overcoming” or “destructive” or “conquering” cycle is represented by red arrows inside the circle.
Chinese 五行
Taoism –Taijitu -Theories

The Wuxing (Chinese: 五行), also known as the Five Elements, Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, Five Processes, the Five Steps/Stages and the Five Planets of significant gravity: Jupiter-木,Saturn-土,Mercury-水,Venus-金,Mars-火 is the short form of “Wu zhong liudong zhi qi” (五种流动之气) or “the five types of chi dominating at different times“. It is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal drugs.

The “Five Phases” are Wood (木 mu), Fire (火 huo), Earth (土 tu), Metal (金 jin), and Water (水 shui). This order of presentation is known as the “mutual generation” (相生 xiangsheng) sequence. In the order of “mutual overcoming” (相剋/相克 xiangke), they are Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal.

The system of five phases was used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. After it came to maturity in the second or first century BCE during the Han dynasty, this device was employed in many fields of early Chinese thought, including seemingly disparate fields such as geomancy or Feng shui, astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, music, military strategy, and martial arts. The system is still used as a reference in some forms of complementary and alternative medicine and martial arts.

The common memory jogs, which help to remind in what order the phases are.

Wood feeds Fire
Fire creates Earth (ash)
Earth bears Metal
Metal collects Water
Water nourishes Wood
Other common words for this cycle include “begets”, “engenders” and “mothers”.


Wood parts Earth (such as roots or trees can prevent soil erosion)
Earth dams (or muddles or absorbs) Water
Water extinguishes Fire
Fire melts Metal
Metal chops Wood
This cycle might also be called “controls”, “restrains” or “fathers”.

  • 2.  Sexagenary cycle干支(ganzhi) :

The sexagenary cycle, also known as the Stems-and-Branches or ganzhi, is a cycle of sixty terms used for reckoning time in China and the East Asian cultural sphere. It appears as a means of recording days in the first Chinese written texts, the Shang oracle bones of the late second millennium BC. Its use to record years began around the middle of the 3rd century BC. The cycle and its variations have been an important part of the traditional calendrical systems in Chinese-influenced Asian states and territories, particularly those of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, with the old Chinese system still in use in Taiwan.

This traditional method of numbering days and years no longer has any significant role in modern Chinese time keeping or the official calendar. However, the sexagenary cycle is still used in names of many historical events, such as the Chinese Xinhai Revolution, the Japanese Boshin War, and the Korean Imjin War. It also continues to have a role in contemporary Chinese astrology and fortune telling.

Ten Heavenly Stems 天干(tiangan):

No.- Heavenly Stem – Chinese name – 阴阳yinyang – 五行wuxing
1 – – jia – yang – wood
2 – – yi – yin – wood
3 – – bing – yang – fire
4 – – ding – yin – fire
5 – – wu – yang – earth
6 – – ji – yin – earth
7 – – gen – yang – metal
8 – – xin – yin – metal
9 – – ren – yang – water
10 – – gui – yin – water

Twelve Earthly Branches 地支(dizhi):

No. – Earthly Branch – Chinese name – Chinese zodiac -阴阳yinyang -五行wuxing – Corresponding hours
1 – – zi – Rat (鼠) – yang – water – 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
2 – – chou – Ox (牛) – yin – earth1 to 3 a.m.
3 – – yin – Tiger (虎)- yang – wood3 to 5 a.m.
4 – – mao – Rabbit (兔) – yin – wood 5 to 7 a.m.
5 – – chen – Dragon (龍)- yang – earth7 to 9 a.m.
6 – – si – Snake (蛇) –   yin   – fire 9 to 11 a.m.
7 – – wu – Horse (馬) – yang – fire11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
8 – – wei – Goat (羊) – yin – earth1 to 3 p.m.
9 – – shen – Monkey (猴)- yang – metal3 to 5 p.m.
10 – – you – Rooster (雞) – yin – metal5 to 7 p.m.
11 – – xu – Dog (狗) – yang – earth7 to 9 p.m.
12 – – hai – Pig (豬) – yin – water – 9 to 11 p.m.

Ten Heavenly Stems 天干(tiangan) and Twelve Earthly Branches 地支(dizhi) formed sixty Huajia (cycle).

sixty Huajia (cycle):

According to China’s calendar algorithm, every country every day and every moment can be converted into sixty Huajia (cycle).

For example: September 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm. According to the ancient Chinese calendar can be converted into Dingyou丁酉 years, Wushen 戊申 month, Yiwei 乙未 day, Dinghai丁亥 time.
Although the simple method is to check the Chinese calendar.
Sixty Huajia table (cycle):

  • 3. Bagua 八卦
    The Bagua (Chinese: 八卦; pinyin: bagua; literally: “eight symbols”), or Pa Kua, are eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts. Each consists of three lines, each line either “broken” or “unbroken,” respectively representing yin or yang. Due to their tripartite structure, they are often referred to as “trigrams” in English.

The trigrams are related to Taiji philosophy, Taijiquan and the Wuxing, or “five elements“. The relationships between the trigrams are represented in two arrangements, the Primordial (先天八卦), “Earlier Heaven” or “Fu Xi” bagua (伏羲八卦), and the Manifested (後天八卦), “Later Heaven,” or “King Wen” bagua. The trigrams have correspondences in astronomy, astrology, geography, geomancy, anatomy, the family, and elsewhere.

The ancient Chinese classic, I Ching (Pinyin: Yi Jing), consists of the 64 pairwise permutations of trigrams, referred to as “hexagrams”, along with commentary on each one.

Divination is used in the “Later Heaven Bagua”.

八卦—The eight trigrams
Trigram Lines
乾 Qián ☰
兌 Duì ☱
离 Lí ☲
震 Zhèn ☳
巽 Xùn ☴
坎 Kǎn ☵
艮 Gèn ☶
坤 Kūn ☷

Relation to other principles

Derivation of the bagua
There are two possible sources of bagua. The first is from traditional Yin and Yang philosophy. This is explained by Fuxi in the following way:

两仪生四象: 即少阴、太阴、少阳、太阳、

The Limitless (无极; wuji) produces the delimited (有极; youji), and this demarcation is equivalent to the Absolute (太极; taiji).
The Taiji (the two opposing forces in embryonic form) produces two forms, named yin-yang (阴阳) which are called Liangyi (the manifested opposing forces).
These two forms produce four phenomena: named lesser yin (少阴, shaoyin), greater yin (太阴; taiyin, which also refers to the Moon), lesser yang (少阳, shaoyang), and greater yang (太阳; taiyang, which also refers to the Sun).
The four phenomena (四象; Sixiang) act on the eight trigrams (八卦; Bagua).
Eight ‘eights’ results in sixty-four hexagrams.

Another possible source of bagua is the following, attributed to King Wen of Zhou Dynasty: “When the world began, there was heaven and earth. Heaven mated with the earth and gave birth to everything in the world. Heaven is Qian-gua, and the Earth is Kun-gua. The remaining six guas are their sons and daughters”.

The trigrams are related to the five elements of Wuxing, used by Fengshui practitioners and in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Those five elements are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. The Water (Kan) and Fire (Li) trigrams correspond directly with the Water and Fire elements. The element of Earth corresponds with both the trigrams of Earth (Kun) and Mountain (Gen). The element of Wood corresponds with the trigrams of Wind (Xun) (as a gentle but inexorable force that can erode and penetrate stone) and Thunder (Zhen). The element of Metal corresponds with the trigrams of Heaven (Qian) and Lake (Dui).

There are eight possible combinations to render the various trigrams (八卦 bagua)

Qi Men Dun Jia Fixed pattern Azimuth map:

Qimen Dunjia common charts formed on the Internet:



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