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2nd October 2008
QMDJ and Feng Shui
This short article tries to give you an idea of how Qi Men Dun Jia 奇門遁甲 (QMDJ) can be applied for house feng shui. It introduces the basic principles and gives an overview of a special use of Qi Men Dun Jia. You may call it Qi Men Feng Shui 奇門風水 or whatever but this system basically accesses the auspiciousness or inauspiciousness of a Yang dwelling using the ten heavenly stems 三奇六儀 and eight doors 八門 of QMDJ. It does not use the 9 Stars 九星 or 8 Deities 八神.
In this system, each room or facility of the dwelling or house has a specific usage or purpose. The usage and purpose of each room or facility is then correlated and mapped into one of the twelve aspects of a person’s life, identical to the “twelve palaces” of ZWDS as follows: Life Palace, Parents Palace, Siblings Palace, Spouse Palace, Children Palace, Wealth Palace, Health Palace, Travel Palace, Friends/Servant Palace, Career Palace, Property Palace and Virtue Palace.
Typical mapping between the rooms/facility and the Palaces are:
These types of “Room to Palace” mapping help one to put into perspective in understanding the feng shui when it comes to interpreting the QMDJ charts later on. Based on the interaction of the heavenly stems (SanQi and LiuYi 三奇六儀), 8 Doors 八門, and the rooms/facility location, a reading can be derived.
Since the interpretation of feng shui is based on a QMDJ chart, the first step in the derivation of the chart is to get the main door facing and house facing. These two facings can be the same or different directions. Door facing are grouped into Sanhe style twin-mountain groups 雙山 (12 groups of 2 mountains) while house facing are grouped into the 8 directions of the compass (8 groups of 3 mountains). Through a “matching” process, the two facing directions will correlate and indicate one of the 48 QMDJ 局 charts to be used. This QMDJ chart is then superimposed onto the house plan based on the 9-palace grid, similar to a typical Flying Star chart. The location of any specific room in that palace/grid will then need to be read with the SanQi LiuYi and Ba Men. For example, Main Door 大門 in the Bing Qi 丙奇 with Shang Men 傷門 palace will have a different reading when compared with a chart with Bedroom 卧房 in the Bing Qi 丙奇 with Shang Men 傷門 palace because the “Palace” is different.
With 48 different QMDJ 局 charts matching with various room layouts, you can imagine how many possible types of different readings you can get when you do use this system of feng shui for each rooms.
By Cyril Quah
"The Feng Shui Connoisseur"
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