Direct translation is called: Mystical Door Hiding “Jia”.
- Jia (甲) is an Emperor
- Qi (奇) is Mystical/ Miracle
- Men (门) – is a Door
- Dun (遁) – is Hiding/Escape
The purpose of this whole meaning of Qi Men Dun Jia is to hide the Emperor – that is a direct translation.
Let me explain further. It may get a bit confusing but it is good to know and go through the thing first.
All these Chinese symbols, you must know. I am just giving you an overview. First, we have a taste of them. For those people who did not already know, just for the understanding, you will need to know all these symbols and what they really mean.
Qi (奇) is Mystical/ Miracle
Qi (奇) is something mystical, but in this aspect, Qi also stands for family. The family are Yi (乙), Bing (丙), Ding (丁).
- Yi (乙) is the sister of the Emperor
- Bing (丙) is the son of the Emperor
- Ding (丁) is the daughter of the Emperor
Later on, when we talk about the history of Qi Men Dun Jia, all this will come in place. If you do not understand, it is fine. Just go through it and then get familiarized with it.
Men (门) is stand for Door
There are actually 8 different Doors:
- Open Door 开门 (Kai Men) **
- Life Door 生门 (Sheng men) **
- Rest Door 休门 (Xiu men)
- View Door 景门 (Jing men)
- Death Door 死门 (Si men)*
- Injury Door 伤门 (Shang men)*
- Dispute Door 惊门 (Jing men)
- Obstruct Door 杜门 (Du men)
Remember that in Qi Men Dun Jia, there are 8 different Doors.
If you notice, there are two asterisks at “Open Door” and “Life Door”. So, what do the two asterisks stand for?
- The two asterisks actually stand for a good symbol. It is a very good symbol! We have the Kai Men, which is the Open Door and we have the Sheng Men, which is the Life Door. They are very good Doors, so when you see these two Doors, it means it is a very good thing. They are the most auspicious Doors that you can see.
Next, we have the one asterisk.
- Death Door and Injury Door are two of the worst Doors. If you do divination and if you see these two Doors, be prepared to have a bad answer.
- In terms of ranking, the worst Door is the Death Door. In Chinese, we call it the worst Door. Of course some of the descriptions in different schools, they use different words to represent. However, we will use this constant representation for everybody, so that it will be easy for you.
So, just understand that in the Door, we have eight different Doors. The rest of the Doors are quite neutral Doors or they are not really great. But we just have to go through the Doors. I will give you some illustrations:
- Imagine you have a big Door. It is an Open Door that means the Door opens for you to go in and do something. So if you have the Open Door and a life, that means it is the beginning of your life. That is a representation.
- When we have a Rest Door, which means when you go to the Door and you see there is a bed. So you go there and rest. It symbolizes that you are resting over there, so it is a very relaxed lifestyle.
- We have a View Door, which means when you open the door, your view is very beautiful. So, that is a general representation.
- Next, when you see a Death Door, which means when you open the door, you will see a coffin or a funeral. That is a representation.
- The next one is in terms of the Injury Door. When you open the door, you will see somebody is injured. It can be a physical or mental injury. So, that is the representation of injury .
- When you see a Dispute Door, which means when you open the door, you will see somebody is arguing. Arguing people are behind the Door.
- Besides, we have another thing called the Obstruct Door. When you open the door, there is a big stone in front of you. You are obstructed and cannot move forward. So, literally, if you use this to imagine, you will be able to see and translate the information. You can understand what each Door stands for. Therefore, it will be easier for you.
Dun (遁) – is Hiding/Escape
Remember, in Qi Men Dun Jia, you hide the Jia that means you are hiding or escaping from somebody.
Jia (甲) is an Emperor
Remember, Jia is an Emperor. Jia is always made of Wood Element. So, the question is what is Jia afraid of?
Jia is afraid of Geng (which represents a Metal)
You need to understand the logic behind. When you see a Metal and you see a Wood, the Metal is always chopping the Wood That means the wood will be destroyed.
So, that is the general definition of Qi Men Dun Jia. You do not have to pay too much attention to memorize it, but you have to understand it and recognize all the symbols. They are very important. Later, we will cover more.