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What is Dunjia?

Qi Men Dun Jia (or Qimendunjia) is one of the three most powerful divination methods, the other two being --Tai Yee and Liu Ren. These divination methods are used to discern both good and bad luck in relation to time and space (direction). Tai Yee is used to divine events that affect societies, such as earthquake, weather effects like hurricanes, massacres, natural disasters, etc. Qi Men is generally used for military action but, can be applied to competitive environments in making the right strategic decision in ever-changing situations. Liu Ren is mostly used for divining general daily events that affect our own daily lives.

Qi usually means mysterious or strange, but in this context it means valuable or holy. Men means a gate, and Dun means hidden or escaped (to make hidden). Jia is the first of the ten Heavenly stems and is considered the most sacred in this method.

These three oracles use very special charts to divine and give conclusions. They all use Heavenly stems, Earthly branches, He Tu, Luo Shu, Eight Trigrams, Emblematic elements and divine number, etc. and most of these principles are explained below.

Dunjia can be divided into Year School Dunjia, Month School Dunjia, Day School Dunjia and Time School Dunjia in terms of time. In terms of reasoning methods it should be divided into Line-Up Palace Dunjia and Jump-in-Palace Dunjia.

Here we introduce Time School and Line-Up Palace Dunjia

Qi Men Dun Jia battle formationsPeople may ask when, how and why Dunjia came into practice. Nowadays many people believe Dunjia originated from military arrangements on the battle field and such statements have gained wide approval in scholarly circles. In the ancient book "The Song from Old Fishing Man" carried the following story: Emperor XuanYuan fought a fierce battle with Shi You for many years. In a dream he dreamt Heaven gave him an oracle and XuanYuan then paid his respects upon a sacrificial platform and practised such arts which soon brought success. He ordered his military man Feng Hou to write down these arts and this was the beginning of Dunjia.

The popularity of this method spread far and wide from the late Spring and Autumn to the Warring States period - a time when many states fought endless battles to expand their territories. Also Sun Zi's book The Art of War carried similar information concerning the theory of Dunjia. Yet, most people didn't understand the exact meaning until now.

In Three-kingdom Times the famous military counsellor Zhu Ge Liang applied Eight Trigram or Ba Gua Arrangement on the battle field and won huge success. As a result, the book the "Three Kingdoms" is necessary reading for intelligence experts and politicians around the world.

Southeast Gate South Gate Southwest Gate
East gate
Pan - pictures used for illustration purposes only.
West Gate
Northeast Gate North Gate Northwest Gate

In Dun Jia (or Dunjia) theory, we use a kind of direction chart called Pan, this is drawn as a square and then divided into nine blocks ( 3 x 3. eight directions plus the centre ).

In each directional block, one of the eight gates is positioned. We put away Jia (because of its holiness) and use the other nine stems to put them into Dun Jia Pan chart at first, and after several process of making, Jia comes into the Pan chart from one of the eight gates. And that's why this method is called Qi Men Dun Jia. Later due to the wide application of Dunjia this divination approach gradually broke its own boundary and gained application in health diagnosis, business decisions, agricultural divination, etc.

Why is Dunjia used for Divination?

Any divination process, whatever forms they assume, are models set up to imitate the social society, nature and the universe, etc. Dunjia is a mathematical and physical model set up to incorporate Heavenly, Earth, Human and unexpected aspects, as well as time and space or directional elements.

There are nine basic Yang Dun Ju and nine Yin Dun Ju which produce a dynamic unified model to imitate all transformations and changes experienced in life. Therefore it can be used to divine for society, nature, individual life time or all which is unknown to Man. By calculation we know there are altogether 216,000 Jus and ancient Chinese people hoped that 216,000 Jus can cover most situations in this practical world.

One of the most typical characteristics of Dunjia was that in ancient times, those who used Dunjia tried to keep it top-secret, they subsequently suppressed Dunjia-masters to prevent Dunjia- secrets leaking to the enemies of the governors. Many Dunjia-masters were arrested, but they'd never made the secret of Dunjia clear. That is until now.

How to calculate the chart

1. Heavenly Stems, Earthly Branches, Nine Palaces and Eight Trigrams- Basic Background

1-1. Heavenly Stems

Most people are familiar with the Heavenly Stems, which are Jia, Yi, Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui. For Western people, may find it difficult to understand the meaning and to remember them. In fact, ten Heavenly Stems have close connection with the movements of sun. It was heard that Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches were created by Da Nao, a very mysterious figure in ancient China. The following list has the general meaning of the Ten Heavenly Stems:

Stems Definition Number / Element
Jia: Bud - the sign of growth S1 / Wood yang
Yi: Sprout - the spread of growth, bursting forth from Earth S2 / Wood yin
Bing Concentrated growth like fire in the house S3 / Fire yang
Ding Maturity, solidity, Heavens kiss. S4 / Fire yin
Wu Flourishing and nurturing S5 / Earth yang
Ji: Full bloom S6 / Earth yin
Geng Harvesting and abundance. Fullness leading to changes S7 / Metal yang
Xin Dead heading, reformation S8 / Metal yin
Ren Sustenance, supporting life S9 / Water yang
Gui: Regenerating roots and preparation for spring S10 / Water yin

1-2. Earthly Branches

Earthly Branches have close connection with the movements of moon. They are described as follows

Animal Definition Element
Rat - Zi Young shoot of a plant B1 / Water yang
Ox - Chou: Young plant supported by stick B2 / Earth yin
Tiger - Yin Celebration of spring and New Year B3 / Wood yang
Rabbit - Mao Life springing forth B4 / Wood yin
Dragon - Chen Pregnant and timid B5 / Earth yang
Snake - Si: 7 months pregnant with fully formed embryo B6 / Fire yin
Horse - Wu Summer solstice B7 / Fire yang
Sheep - Wei Big tree with solid branches B8 / Earth yin
Monkey - Shen Expansion B9 / Metal yang
Rooster - You Harvest, celebration B10 / Metal yin
Dog - Xu Clearing and preparation B11 / Earth yang
Pig - Hai Conception, mating of yin and yang B12 / Water yin

1-3. Orientation for the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches Directions / Season of influence
Jia, Yi Yin, Mou East / Spring
Bing, Ding Si, Wu South / Summer
Wu, Ji Chen, Xu, Chou, Wei Centre /End of each four seasons
Geng, Xin Shen, You West / Autumn
Ren, Gui Hai, Zi North / Winter

1-4. Application of the ten Heavenly Stems in Dunjia

Besides the time meaning represented by the ten Heavenly Stems, each Heavenly Stem has hidden meanings, which denote military forces, operations or officers. So, Jia denotes the general who often hides in the military force arrangements. On account of this, this system is called Dunjia - -Dun means hidden in Chinese, Jia indicates the first Heavenly Stem Jia. Yi, Bing and Ding are often called Three Wonders. In fact, they are three important assistant commanders close to the general. In a modern military framework, they are similar to the headquarters, policy department and logistical department. Sometimes we can understand them as the following: Yi is the idea man, Bing is the general's bodyguard, and Ding is the logistic officer.

Sometimes we can regard these three as reinforcements that often appear suddenly.

Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui are six detachments (We call Liu Yi), each holding up flag of a different colour.
Wu, earth element, yang, holds up a just yellow flag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy yellow flag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just white flag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy white flag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just black flag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy black flag.

In the sixty Stems and Branches system, Heavenly Stems repeat six times while the Earthly Branches repeat only 5 times, this forms a combination of sixty as shown below:

Jia-Zi Jia-Xu Jia-Shen Jia-Wu Jia-Chen Jia-Yin
Yi-Chou Yi-Hai Yi You Yi Wei Yi Si Yi Mao
Bing Yin Bing Zi Bing Xu Bing Shen Bing Wu Bing Chen
Ding Mao Ding Chou Ding Hai Ding You Ding Wei Ding Si
Wu Chen Wu Yin Wu Zi Wu Xu Wu Shen Wu (S5) Wu (B7)
Ji Si Ji Mao Ji Chou Ji Hai Ji You Ji Wei
Geng Wu Geng Chen Geng Yin Geng Zi Geng Xu Geng Shen
Xin Wei Xin Si Xin Mao Xin Chou Xin Hai Xin You
Ren Shen Ren Wu Ren Chen Ren Yin Ren Zi Ren Xu
Gui You Gui Wei Gui Si Gui Mao Gui Chou Gui Hai

So, ancient Chinese people regard sixty years as one cycle. In one cycle Jia should appear six times, they are Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia-Chen and Jia-Yin. In them the Jia-Zi is the general, the other five are commanders. The six military officers should hide themselves each under a different flag and they should not change in any way.
Jia-Zi hides under the just yellow flag supported by Wu
Jia-Xu hides under the deputy yellow flag supported by Ji
Jia-Shen hides under the just white flag supported by Geng
Jia-Wu hides under the deputy white flag supported by Xin
Jia-Chen hides under the just black flag supported by Ren
Jia-Yin hides under the deputy black flag supported by Gui

1-5. Nine Palaces and Eight Trigrams

The Nine Palaces is the Luo Shu chart shown below.

4, 9, 2,
3, 5, 7,
8, 1, 6,

For easy memory, we often recite them as: 9 up on the head and 1 down under my feet, left 3 and right 7, 4 and 2 on my shoulder, 8 and 6 are my feet. Correspondingly, the congenital Eight Trigrams occupy different palaces.

1-6. San Qi

San Qi means three high-valued wonderful commanders or enforcers, they consist of Sun wonder), (Moon wonder) and (Star wonder).

1-7 Liu Yi

Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui are six detachments (We call Liu Yi), each holding up flag of different colour, under which six Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia-Chen and Jia-Yin hide them.
Wu, earth element, yang, holds up a just yellow flag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy yellow flag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just white flag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy white flag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just black flag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy black flag.

It consists of Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui

The Arrangement of San Qi and Liu Yi in Nine Palaces 2 - 1.

San Qi and Liu Yi, nine in total, will fall into nine palaces in a succession. They are Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren, Gui, Ding, Bing and Yi. Among them Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui have one Jia general or one of the five Jia commanders hiding under it-- they are Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia Chen and Jia-Yin. When Jia-Zi falls into one palace (for example, No. 4 palace) in a Yang Dun Ju, we call it is a No. 4 Yang Du Ju.

2 - 2. Ju

Ju means situation. A Dunjia calendar, has cyclical numbers for the year, month, day and hour. For example, the Ju number for February 2, 1996 was 9. This is the Yang Dun Ju and at this time it falls in the No. 9 palace. It is essential that people consult the Dunjia calendar to know whether a day is either a Yang Dun Ju or Yin Dun Ju and what the Ju number is for this period.

2 - 3. Yin Dun and Yang Dun

There are two motions of heavenly Qi, namely Yin Dun and Yang Dun. Both are concerned with the movement of the Earth around the sun. The Yin Dun period is from the summer solstice to the winter solstice and this is when Yin qi is born and becomes stronger day by day. Yang Dun is a period from the winter solstice to the next summer solstice and this is when Yang energy increases.

This circulation of energy concerned with time can be understood as the revolution of earth like following:

Ju Shu ( situation numbers ) consists of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. The cyclical numbers descend during Yin Dun period, like following:

= 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

These ascend during the Yang Dun period

= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

2 - 4. General Pattern for Earthly Disk

  Jia-Zi Jia-Xu Jia-Shen Jia-Wu Jia-Chen Jia-Yin Star Wonder Moon Wonder Sun Wonder
Liu Yi Wu Ji Geng Xin Ren Gui Jia Yi Bing
Yang Dun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Yin Dun 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

NOTES: Here the above numbers are placed in the nine palaces. There are 18 Jus in total, one Ju for every five days. There are nine Yang Dun Jus and nine Yin Dun Jus.

2 - 5. Heavenly Disk

The Earthly Disk referred to above with the arrangement of Liu Yi and Three Wonders in nine palaces, is not enough as this only concerns matter, which is changed by astral influences over time. In ancient China, people held that all things are changed by Heaven, earth and the effect of man. The Heavenly Disk therefore represents this influence coming from above, via the electromagnetic spectrum. There are altogether nine stars, each represents a different influence, here we call them Zhi Fu. Please read the following chart:

Eight Trigram
Kan
Kun
Zhen
Xun
 
Qian
Dui
Gen
Li
Palace Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Zhi Fu
Tian Peng
Tian Rui
Tian Cong
Tian Fu
Tian Qin
Tian Xin
Tian Zhu
Tian Ren
Tian Ying

Please see below for an explanation of these nine stars:

  1. Tian Peng; has the water yang element, corresponding to the Kan Trigram, this star indicates theft. So, it is an inauspicious star. When Tian Peng falls in one palace, people should construct dam, or defence facilities and strengthen their stronghold in order to prevent loss or misfortune. It is not good to travel far, or do business because this symbol indicates loss.
  2. Tian Rui: earth element, indicates sickness. So, sometimes we call it the "disease star". When Tian Rui stays in one palace, people should receive teachings or admonishment, make friends, stay home, abstain from military deployment, postpone marriage, refrain from quarrels, long distance travel, new construction, etc.
  3. Tian Cong: wood element, yang, indicates charity and donations, doing kind deeds, or agricultural activities. It is an auspicious star. When Tian Cong dwells in one palace, it is good for military action, battles or legal issues. For all else it is inauspicious.
  4. Tian Fu: wood element, yang, has close connection with cultural education. It is a very auspicious star. When Tian Fu dwells in one palace, it is auspicious for travel, business, marriage, construction, especially study progress, increasing social status, cultural and educational development.
  5. Tian Qin: earth element, yang, auspicious for all things because it dwells in the central earth palace which can give rise to all.
  6. Tian Xin: metal element, yin, relates to leadership capability, scheming, medical treatment and military deployment. t is an auspicious star.
  7. Tian Zhu: metal element, yin, indicates death, strange occurrence, mysterious matters, damage. It is an inauspicious star. When Tian Zhu falls in one palace, people should strengthen their garrison, train their forces, prepare for the worst. It is not good to travel far, do business, otherwise loss, injury or unfortunate things will happen.
  8. Tian Ren: earth element, yang, an auspicious star. When Tian Ren dwells in one palace, it is good for beneficence and studying, settling disputes, legal enforcement's especially injustice's. Also good for business, marriages and social status.
  9. Tian Ying: fire element, yin, indicates outrageous behaviour, heated situations, fire and blood. It is a neutral star. When Tian Ying dwells in one palace it is good for planing, visiting high officials, but it is unlucky for wealth, social status improvement, marriage or travel.

2 - 6. Human Disk

Human disk means the eight Gates which summarise all possible influence from human beings.

Number Gate Direction Summary
8 Sheng (birth) Northeast To generate energy for action of the day. It is an agent of Gen-Trigram, and also represents Chou-(B2) and Yin-(B3). Generally speaking, This gate is useful for any purpose, especially for health.
3 Shang (injury) East To be injured or scratch something unnecessarily due to hastiness in finishing a task or, as a residue of yesterday's tiredness. It is an agent of Zhen-Trigram, and also represents Mao-(B4). This gate is useful for hospitalisation and operations.
4 Du
(clumsy)
Southeast Accidents and mishaps with nothing running smoothly. It is an agent of Xun-Trigram, and also represents Chen (B5) and Si-(B6). This gate is unlucky, but it is useful for escaping or arresting robbers.
9 Jing (prospect) South The most active time in a day. It is an agent of Li, and also represents Wu (B7). This gate is useful for any purposes.
5, 2 Si (slacken) Southwest lethargy. It is an agent of Kun-Trigram, and also represents Wei (B8) and Shen-(B9). This gate should not be used except for burial.
7 Jing (surprise) West It's nearly the time to finish work. As concentration dwindles, people are easily surprised at unexpected happenings. It is an agent of Dui-Trigram, and also represents You-(B9). This gate is not useful for any purposes.
6 Kai (relax) Northwest Returning home after work and it's time to go to bed. It is an agent of Qian-Trigram, and also represents Xu-(B10) and Hai-(B11). This gate is useful for any purposes. Kai denotes all things are prosperous, especially those concerning metal elements.
1 Xiu (rest) North People are asleep. It is an agent of Kan-Trigram, and also represents Zi- (B12). This gate is useful for any purposes

2 - 7. Guard Disk

There are altogether 8 Guards used in Dunjia, which summarise the possible influence by mysterious aspect or celestial powers. We call them Zhi Shi . In Yang Dun Ju the eight Guards will line up in the following sequence::

Zhi Fu Teng She Tai Yin Liu He Bai Hu Xuan Wu Jiu Di Jiu Tian

The eight Guards will line up in the following sequence in Yin Dun Ju:

Zhi Fu Teng She Tai Yin Liu He Bai Hu Xuan Wu Jiu Di Jiu Tian

The following gives an explanation as to the influence of each Guard:

  1. Zhi Fu: earth element, central position, the commander of all other Guards. When it falls in one palace, all evil things will flee without any trace.
  2. Teng She: fire element, south, Hippocratic and crafty Guard. Stands for hypocritical characters and acrimony.. Responsible for strange, hypocritical and dreadful things.
  3. Tai Yin: metal element, west, the sheltering Guard. Of obscure and invisible attributes. Where Tai Yin comes upon it is suitable for planning, scheming, plotting, etc. and for taking shelter especially for military forces.
  4. Liu He: wood element, east, the protection Guard. Its character is unclouded and amiable. Where it falls upon it is suitable for marriage arrangement, discussing business, negotiation, etc.
  5. Bai Hu: metal element, west, atrocious Guard. Apt to killing in most situations, Responsible for armed forces deployment, killings, epidemics, traffic accidents. Under it there hides Gou Chen.
  6. Xuan Wu: water element, north, crafty sycophant or thief. Prefers stealing and clandestine love affairs. Responsible for theft, going into exile, quarrel. Under it there hides the Zhu Que.
  7. Jiu Di: earth element, central position, the common mother of all things. Its character is tame, quiet, pliable. Where it comes upon is suitable for planting, dwelling, stationing arm forces.
  8. Jiu Tian: metal element, positioned high up as like the heaven. Valiant Guard. Very strong character and prefers taking action. Where it comes upon it is suitable for deploying arm forces, battle and travel.

3 - 1. How to Set Up One Ju?

On 20th August 2000 a person dropped in for a reading. The time was 4:10PM.

A. The First Step:

To use this method you must learn the basic methods used for finding the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch for a particular day as this is essential for Dunjia divination. You should consult a Chinese lunar calendar to find the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch for 20th August 2000. The result will be: Xin-Si (Metal Snake) year, Bing-Shen (Fire Monkey) month, Yi-Mou (Wood Rabbit) day. Then we should get to know the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of the time 4:10PM. It is Jia-Shen (Wood Monkey) .

Hour Day Month Year
Jia (Wood yang) Yi (Wood yin) Bing (Fire yang) Geng (Metal yang)
Shen (Monkey) Mao (Rabbit) Shen (Monkey) Chen (Dragon)

So, we get the result of Xin-Si (Metal Snake) year, Bing-Shen (Fire Monkey) month, Yi-Mou (Wood Rabbit) day and Jia-Shen (Wood Monkey) hour.

B. The Second Step:

Before progressing to this step, you must become familiar with what is knows as the 24 solar terms or seasons, of the Chinese calendar, as this is an ancient way of plotting how nature changes throughout a year. However, the process of global warming has modified these dates somewhat, so you should therefore consult a Chinese calendar before proceeding with this method.

In Chinese In English Duration
1. Li Chun Beginning of spring 4 Feb - 18 Feb
2. Yu Shui Rain water 19 Feb - 4 Mar
3. Jing Zhe The movements of insects 5 Mar - 20 mar
4. Chun Fen Spring equinox 21 Mar - 4 Apr
5. Qing Ming Serene clarity 5 Apr - 19 Apr
6. Gu Yu Grain rain 20 Apr - 4 May
7. Li Xia Beginning of summer 5 May - 20 May
8. Xiao Man Surfeit 21 May - 5 Jun
9. Mang Chong Grain in ear 6 Jun - 20 Jun
10. Xia Zhi The summer solstice 21 Jun - 6 July
11. Xiao Shu Little heat 7 July - 22 July
12. Da Shu Great heat 23 July - 6 Aug
13. Li Qiu Beginning of autumn 7 Aug - 22 Aug
14. Chu Shu Heat ceasing 23 Aug - 6 Sep
15. Bai Lu White dew 7 Sep - 21 Sep
16. Qiu Fen Autumn equinox 22 Sep - 7 Oct
17. Han Lu Cold dew 8 Oct - 22 Oct
18. Shuang Jiang Frost descends 23 Oct - 6 Nov
19. Li Dong Beginning of winter 7 Nov -21 Nov
20. Xiao Xue Little snow 22 Nov - 6 Dec
21. Da Xue Great snow 7 Dec - 21 Dec
22. Dong Zhi Winter solstice 22 Dec - 4 Jan
23. Xiao Han Little cold 5 Jan - 19 Jan
24. Da Han Great cold 20 Jan - 3 Feb

By looking over the twenty-four solar terms we know that this date falls in the term of Li Chun "Beginning of Autumn". Beginning of Autumn is divided into three duration's: upper period, middle period and lower period, each lasting 5 days. August 20, 2000 is within the middle period and the beginning mark of the middle period is August 19, 2000, this was a Jia-Yin day. For these three periods, we should use the cyclical numbers of 2,5 and 8 Ju, Yin Dun. Accordingly we know August 20, 2000 is number 5 Yin Dun Ju.

C. The Third Step:

Now we should proceed to arrange San Qi and Liu Yi in the nine palaces. As this date falls within the Yin Dun Ju we should choose the number sequence of 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 when we arrange San Qi and Liu Yi. Because it is number 5 Yin Dun Ju we should first place Jia-Zi, the general, in the number 5 palace. Jia-Zi is hiding under Wu detachment, therefore we just write down Wu in the number 5 palace. Then Ji in number 4 palace, Geng in number 3 palace, Xin in number 2 palace, Ren in number 1 palace, Gui in number 9 palace, Ding in number 8 palace, Bing in number 7 palace, Yi in number 6 palace. Please see the following figure which shows the Earthly Disk.

4

Ji

3

Gui

2

Xin

3

Geng

5

Wu

7

Bing

8

Ding

1

Ren

6

Yi

D. The Fourth Step:

You next need to learn how to find the Zhi Fu and Zhi Shi, then arrange all Heavenly stars and eight Gates in the nine palace.
It is the Jia-Shen hour. Jia Shen itself is the beginning of one time period and so we don't need to waste any time discovering which Jia this time comes under.. The beginning time of Jia-Shen hides under Geng detachment in number 3 palace. The Zhi Fu corresponding to number 3 is nothing the Tian-Cong Star. The gate corresponding to number 3 is the Injury Gate this is the Zhi Shi .

E. The Fifth Step:

Now we should arrange the Heavenly stars in their regular sequence which is: Tian-Peng , Tian-Ren, Tian- Chong, Tian-Fu, Tian-Ying, Tian- Rui and Tian-Qin --are always together in the same palace--Tian-Zhu, Tian-Xin . They always line up in a clockwise sequence. Because it is Jia-Shen time which hides under the Liu Yi Geng we should place Tian-Chong at Geng). Please see below how the Heavenly Stars are arranged.

Ji

4 Ji

Tian Fu

Gui

9 Gui

Tian Ying

Xin

2 Xin
5 Wu
Tian Rui Tian Qin

Geng

3 Geng

Tian Chong

Wu

5

Wu

Bing

7 Bing

Tian Zhu

Ding

8 Ding

Tian Ren

Ren

1 Ren

Tian Peng

Yi

6 Yi

Tian Xin

F. The Sixth Step:

Now we should learn how to arrange eight Gates in nine palaces.
We know the Zhi-Fu is Injury Gate which dwells in number 3 palace. The regular sequence of eight Gates is as follows: Xiu, Sheng, Shang, Du, Jing, Si, Jing, Kai. Then please see the following illustration:

Ji

4 Ji

Tian Fu

Clumsy gate (du)

Gui

9 Gui

Tian Ying

Prospect gate (jing)

Xin

2 Xin
5 Wu
Tian Rui Tian Qin

Death gate (si)

Geng

3 Geng

Tian Chong

Injury gate (shang)

Wu

5

Wu

Bing

7 Bing

Tian Zhu

Surprise gate (jing)

Ding

8 Ding

Tian Ren

Birth gate (sheng)

Ren

1 Ren

Tian Peng

Rest gate (xiu)

Yi

6 Yi

Tian Xin

Relax gate (kai)


G: The Seventh Step

In this step we arrange the eight Guards in the nine palaces. Here we should know Zhi-Shi always follows Zhi-Fu to find its starting point. We then follow the regular sequence either clockwise in Yang Dun Ju or counterclockwise in Yin Dun Ju. Zhi-Fu is Injury Gate which dwells in number 3 palace. So the starting point for the eight Guards sequence will fall into number 3 palace, it is Zhi-Fu. Because it is a Yin Dun Ju we should line up the eight Guards counterclockwise as follows: Zhi-Fu, Teng-She, Tai-Yin Liu He, Bai-Hu, Xuan-Wu, Jiu-di, Jiu-tian. Please see the arrangement below:

Ji

4 Ji

Tian Fu

Clumsy gate (du)

Jjiu Tian

Gui

9 Gui

Tian Ying

Prospect gate (jing)

Jjiu Di

Xin

2 Xin
5 Wu
Tian Rui Tian Qin

Death gate (si)

Xuan Wu

Geng

3 Geng

Tian Chong

Injury gate (shang)

Zhi Fu

Wu

5

Wu

Bing

7 Bing

Tian Zhu

Surprise gate (jing)

Bai Hu

Ding

8 Ding

Tian Ren

Birth gate (sheng)

Teng She

Ren

1 Ren

Tian Peng

Rest gate (xiu)

Tai Yin

Yi

6 Yi

Tian Xin

Relax gate (kai)

Liu He

We have just finished setting up one Ju based upon the time, day, month and year when the person arrived for divination. There are other arrangements of Ju settings but here we generally adopt the most popular time-school Dunjia. Next you have to analyze such Ju.

Analysis

To understand the results from the reading people should know the layered meaning of each sign used in one Ju and the results of their interaction, we list a couple of examples of this below. In each palace there are also the Earthly, Heavenly and Human disks with the Eight Guards, which summarize the possible influence that can affect a situation. In ancient China, people held the viewpoint that human beings are an integral part of nature. With mankind Nature is a complete entity. They also held that nature has its own pulse which beats continuously, just like a human being. Similarly ancient Chinese doctore could diagnose a problem hidden in the body just by feeling the pulse. Yet, how do we feel the pulse of nature? And is it possible to do that?

Dunjia methods provide one tool for feeling the pulse of nature and from this we can discover something hidden in it. In fact, the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches provide the very basic foundation for this to become true. The pulse of nature can show up in so many different ways and that is why Dunjia can offer so many useful tips when people wish to know so many different things.

So, for the proper analysis of one Ju we have to know the meaning of each element residing in the nine palaces. This will be covered in a new correspondence course soon to be published, depending on your interest in this system. So if you would like to take this course please register your interest now by emailing Alan and we will forward details to you when the course is ready.

Pure Trigrams and Their Emblematic Meanings;

Qian Trigram:

  • Represents sky, sun, ice, hailstone and all that represents the behavior of heaven, sky, crown, etc.
    president, father, the highest position, leader, old men, celebrities, goverment officials, male, senior, etc.
    capital, big cities, places located high, impotant places, etc
  • Northwest, high place.
  • Autumn, September, October, Beginning of winter, Xu (B11), Hai (B12)- in year, month, day and time in Chinese lunar calendar.
  • 1, 6, 4, 9
  • horse, elephant, lion, etc.
  • gold, jade, round objects, glass, fruits, cap, etc
  • head, right thigh, lung, bone, penis.
  • white, red, brown
  • peppery taste

Kun Trigram

  • earth, cloudy day, foggy day, or all things that have the similar character of earth (tame, quiet, carry one all, noiseless, etc.)
  • princess, the first wife, the general people, mother, grandmother, old women, rural people, hypocrite, big belly, stingy people, the female, etc.
  • wildness, wild field, rural area, plain, etc
  • southwest, north, lower position, the lowest layer.
  • June and July in Chinese lunar calendar, Wei-(B8) and Shen (B9)- in year, month, day and time in the lunar calendar system, Chen-, Xu-, Chou-, Wei- in year, month, day and time in lunar calendar system.
  • 2, 8, 5, 10
  • ox, female horse, cat, animals
  • cement, brick, clothes, soft things, things in earth, beef, food, pot, etc.
  • belly, right shoulder, spleen, stomach, muscle, female genital organ, etc.
  • yellow, black
  • sweet tast

4 - 3. Heavenly Stems and Their Emblematic Meanings:

Jia

  • wood, yang, east, bladder, head, sour, green, square, proud, hauty, become mainstay when it is its prime time, become useless when it is not its time for prime, become useless when incur much restriction, become homeless when it is past its prime.

Yi

  • wood, yin, east, liver, back, shoulder, pale green, sour sweet, tender. Becomes prosperous when iwhen timely, becomes withered when it is untimely, capable to become a ridge beam but could not last long, tame, doctor, female, wife, etc.

Bing

  • fire, yang, south, small intestines, heart, chest, tongue, pale red, bitter taste, tame but adhere to own plan and ideas, Becomes astrocious and ruthless when its time is coming upon, becomes distressful when it is not its time for prime. Virgin, the third person in a marriage.
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4 - 4. Earthly Branches and Their Emblematic Meanings:

Zi

  • water, yang, north, pond, small river, women, theft, swallow, sweet potato, bat, snail, duckweed, etc. Stands for clever things and fortune when encountering fortune aspect and stands for obscene things or events when encountering evil aspect.
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