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How to Read Qimen Chart / QMDJ Divination & Forecasting Chart- 奇门遁甲

What is Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ)

What really is Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) and how to read qimen chart? (Definition of Qimen)

Accordingly to Wikipedia, Qimen Dunjia is a divination tool from China, which is not 100% accurate, the usage of Qi Men Dun Jia is actually more powerful and diversify that just a divination tool.

The real power of Qi men Dun jia, which consist of Forecasting, Destiny, Feng Shui and date selections.

The complete scope of qimen dunjia (QMDJ) is more than just forecasting and the depth of the subject is actually very wide and complex. Powerful and can be very intimidating.

How to Read Qimen chart – Qi Men Dun Jia Divination / Forecasting

Qi Men Dun Jia Divination (QMDJ) is a process of using bagua (Qimen Chart) to predict and forecast the possible outcome of a question based on the asker. In modern days, it use mobile apps, web app to tabulate and forecast for faster and accurate calculations. There are various school of Qi Men Dun Jia Divinations (QMDJ) and forecasting such as Chai Bu Method (Chai Bu Fa) and Zhi Ren Method (Zhi Ren Fa).   

In this post on how to read a Qi men Dun jia (QMDJ) Chart (奇门遁甲), I will show you a few case studies and examples on how to read the qi men dun jia divination chart. I believe it will be more easier to hands-on rather than to explain the steps in great details on how to read a Qi Men Dun Jia Chart. 

How to read a Qimen DunJia chart

  1. Think of a question and plot the chart on the exact time of asking. For example, if the asker is asking now, you will have to plot the chart NOW. 
  2. Use the local time to plot the Qimen Hour Chart (QMDJ)
  3. Identify where is the answer and where is the asker location in the 4 pillars 
  4. Identify the useful Gods when applicable, depends on what type of questions, such as marriage, examinations, interviews, wealth, health, word of trust, etc.
  5. Check the element in the related palaces and see the relationships, whether it is producing, clashing or harmony.
  6. Check the answer and the asker location, which palace they are in and what are the implications within the palace.
  7. Check the 8 God, 8 Doors and 9 Stars and the inter-relationship and what palaces they are located respectively
  8. Check Fan-yin and Fu-yin chart, horse sign also. 
  9. Identify the trigrams location and it gives you the big picture environment for your question.
  10. Always read the chart based on a holistic views, different people who reads the chart may have different readings depending on how in-depth they know about Qi Men Dun Jia. 

How to read Qimen chart – Case Study 1 (Video)

In this video, I will teach you the very basic on how to read a Qi men chart for divination. Qi men dun jia (QMDJ) is a powerful tool and compass of life that will help to give you the direction in life. (What is Qimen).  

In this, I will share some insights on how to read a chart. 

Today, I am going to share with you how to read a Qi Men Dun Jia hour chart easily. A lot of people think that Qi Men Dun Jia is a very difficult metaphysics to learn. Apparently, this is because they are not shown the easiest way and they have to learn many things to make themselves complicated. Today, I am going to teach you the easiest way to do a Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) chart in terms of making a prediction. 

Before that, we need to understand that Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) is not just a divination tool. We can also do other things, like reading a person’s destiny, selecting dates, or doing a Feng Shui audit. From here, I will actually list some of the advantages of this Qi Men Dun Jia. However, today, we are going to talk about divination and forecasting related to how to read the Qi Men hour chart. It is purely based on divination and forecasting.

This is a particular Qimen Hour chart that we have over here:

In order to see a chart, we have to base it on a question. This Qimen hour chart is plotted on October 5, 2021, at 17:53.

What happens if somebody asks me whether the business venture can be profitable?

I will base on the current time and the current date to plot the chart. This chart is able to give us a specific answer, so the answer is within the nine different boxes over here:

In order to find ways to answer, we need to identify which number is the box of the answer. We have to look at things in a more holistic manner because it is not so straightforward. In this case, to find the answer we will look at the Hour stem.

The answer of the question is always on the Hr stem (Circled red below)

So, we take reference to this particular symbol, which is “Ding”:

We need to find where “Ding” is in the right boxes below.

It is in box number 1, meaning that the answer is actually located in box number 1 which can tell us whether this business venture is going to be profitable:

In this box, we have “Partner”, “Obstruct”, and “Advisor”. Two of them are red and one is black. We ignore the “Wu” at the bottom, we just look at “Wu” at the top and the 3 symbols. For the genuinely basic, if red the symbol means that it is good, black color means that it is not so good. In this aspect we have two red symbols and one black symbol, meaning that as a general whole, it is not so bad but with some obstacles. What kind of obstacle, we will actually look further later on if there is a need.

The question is: Is the business venture profitable? So, business ventures are always talking about business money. With money, we always have to look at the respective symbol related to money. So, we look at this particular symbol which is called “Life”. In Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ), “Life” represents money in terms of profitable of a business.

Box number 7 is actually the whole relationship of the whole business venture in terms of profitability:

If you look at the element in box number 7, it is the Metal element. How do we know which element is better? If you see that in box number 7, the word below the number is “Dui” with gray color, which is Metal.

If you see the answer (in box number 1), it is actually under the environment of Water. How do I know it is Water? Because it is purple (“Kan” is purple). So, the answer and the profitability is actually in line that means the profit actually produces the answer. 

But we also must need to see the business profitability: Is it in line with the person who is the asker? We need to find where the asker is. The asker is actually in the Day stem:

This particular symbol under the Day stem is “Bing”. “Bing” is actually in box number 6:

The element of box number 6 is actually Metal.The word “Qian” below the number is gray, which stands for Metal. The profitability of the business is Metal also. Metal and Metal are actually in harmony. That means they are the same element. It means good. In this aspect, the profitability is good provided you are honest and committed.

At the same time, it is in harmony with the person who is the asker (in box number 6). The answer is that it is not too bad, 60% to 70%, but with some obstacles in front.

Basically, from this chart, we are able to see that a business venture is likely going to be profitable. From there, we can recommend the person to go ahead with the business venture.

This is a simplified version of how to read the Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) chart. I hope you understand it. Thanks for reading.

How to read Qimen chart – Case Study 2 (Video)

Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) divination – Western restaurant investment, to invest or not to invest?

We are going to talk about this Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) divination in this case study related to Western restaurant investment, which the client wants to invest in. 

Let’s go straight to the case study and then I will teach you how to decipher the information based on Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ).

The investor asked me whether or not to invest in this restaurant (the Western restaurant).

Apparently, I will open this chart: on December 11, 2019, at 22:22. Based on this time, the chart gives me some indication. So, how do we see this chart?

In this Qi Men, we will look at the Hour chart, corresponding to “Xin”.

We need to look at where the “Xin” is in the nine boxes below. It is over here:

Generally speaking, it will tell us whether it is a good idea to go, but of course, this is not so straightforward. Apparently, based on the basics of Qi Men Dun Jia divination, we will only stick to box number 9. I will decipher further information whether to go ahead with this investment.

So, the question for this (QMDJ) Qi Men Dun Jia divination is: “Is it a good decision to invest in this Western restaurant?”

Having said that, box number 9 is our answer –  a preliminary answer.  

There are 3 signs: Obstruct, Bandit and White Tiger.

A combination of “Obstruct” with “White Tiger” means that the obstacle can be very fierce – a very big obstacle or many obstacles involved. 

And with the “Bandit”, we are talking about losing money (investing money). It means that the money involved can be huge. This is based on the box number 9 information.

Step two, we are going to go to the seeker who asked this question. We must know the condition of the asker. We must know his environment. From there, we can have better information. So, the seeker is the Day stem.

So, we are going to look at where the  “Ren” is. It is in box number 1

It tells us that this person is having some opportunities (“Open” is the opportunity’). He can be a  “Leader” and quite “Fearless” in this business investment. 

Moving forward, we also have to look at the elements of both boxes. Box number 9 which is a Fire. Box number 1 is Water. So, Water will counter Fire, which means that box number 1 will counter box number 9. We have to say that this investor will counter and not produce the result. 

So, even before he invests, I can more or less predict that he is not going to invest.

This is how powerful Qi Men Dun Jia can be.

Let’s decipher the information further.

Let’s look at the profit for this business venture. Is it going to be profitable?

With profit, we will always talk about “Life”. So, we must find the “Life” (in box number 3), which is called “Sheng Men” in Chinese. 

From there, we notice that this Sheng Men with Jiu Di (9Earth) means that the profit may not be as good as it seems. There will be profit and there will be some people or things that happen, which will destroy this profit.

There is something which is more important is that we have an Emptiness over here:

It means that there is a circle in Qi Men Dun Jia. A circle equates to an Emptiness. So, what does an Emptiness mean?

Emptiness means that the energy of box number 3 is not high. It is slow, about 20% to 30%. So, we need to take reference to the other box which is directly opposite. It is box number 7


In box number 7, we have: “Death” (Si Men), “Impulse” (Tian Cheong) and “Darkness” (Tai Yin). “Darkness” (Tai Yin) is a hidden element which means a hidden activity in this particular business venture that is going to happen.

“Death” is actually the worst scenario in any prediction. In terms of profit, it is not going to happen. We have 60% to 70% of the energy, so there is going to be the “Death” in terms of the profitability. It tells us that this is going to be a tough decision, And there are some elements of hidden things that will be happening.

Therefore, I said to the investor that this investment would have a lot of obstacles. It is not going to be profitable. Of course, I did not tell him that he was the one deciding not to go because I already knew that he was not going to go.

Moving forward, the investor, as predicted, did not actually go into investing in this business. A few months later, we have come to a stage which is COVID-19. A lot of businesses and restaurants were closed and could not operate due to the stringent requirements of the regulations and laws to stop people from going into restaurants.

In this aspect of the case study for (QMDJ) Qi Men Dun Jia divination, we are glad to say that the investor has saved a lot of money by making a great decision (not investing in this Western restaurant). This shows how powerful (QMDJ) Qi Men Dun Jia can be in terms of divination and predicting what might happen in the near future.

How to read Qimen chart – Case Study 3 (Video)

Chinese restaurant business Qimen Divination.

Today, we are going to talk about a case study related to a Fuyin Chart

In this case, there was one customer asking me about the Chinese restaurant business venture that was supposed to be set off 4 months later: Is it going to be successful? 

In this [QMDJ] Qi Men Dun Jia divination, we are going to see what the potential outcome of a Chinese restaurant is.

Apparently, what we need to do is find the box that contains the answer. So, we need to see a Hour stem. It is over here:

It is “Geng”. So, we need to find where the “Geng” is in the 9 boxes below. Hence, we need to see box number 2:

Whether the Chinese restaurant business venture is successful or not, this box number 2 will tell us the answer to the question.

We have a “Death” in this box, which means the likelihood is not going to happen. There is also a “Leader” in this box, which means that there will be a leader leading a team. Apparently, we also have the “Geng”, which is hot and tough in its definition. Therefore, the prediction is not going to be interesting.  

We also look at the big picture. This chart is a Fuyin chart, which means the sign in each box is duplicated.

So, the entire chart is a Fuyin chart. What happens with a Fuyin chart?

The whole thing is going to be long and painful. In the event that this person decides to carry on the venture, it is going to be long and painful. Of course, it is not going to work. 

So, in this case, that chart tells the customer that it is not going to be as good as his expectations and be successful. It is going to be long and painful. 

Moving forward, the customer actually told me that his investors and partnership did not come in. So, the whole plan of this Chinese restaurant business venture did not work in this case because of the investors and partners.

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