The Qimen Method: Qimen Destiny and Career Challenges

Recently I did a number of Qi Men consults and there was one that really caught my eye because although people can tell you that they go through a lot of work challenges, the moment I looked at her chart I was kind of thrown off. It was a 7 Star Ferocious White Tiger Formation (near death but not dead) also with a White Tiger deity in her Qimen Career palace. The first thing I said was wow, your enemies are really vicious – the powerful kind that would go out of their way to kill off her career. Unfortunately she’s also a Gui day master with a Cascading Cloud this year. She just casually nodded.

The thing about charts is that, you can actually use it both ways – meaning you can choose to be the Ferocious White Tiger first. But this is where a consultant comes in, I need to identify which side (the light or the dark) was she on at the moment. I looked at her chart, I looked at her, a person who doesn’t even like to be involved in politics to begin with but is constantly dragged into it.

If that is not bad enough, her Career palace produces her Karmic palace – the lessons you need to learn in this lifetime – which I won’t divulge everything but there was Destructor and Red Phoenix Dive Into River formation which means each time someone uses her as a scapegoat or takes her down (can also mean some were her own lapse of judgement and unwillingness to yield) she will get so upset that she leaves. She will let go and demolish everything she has built in her career and just leave – which is the lesson she’s supposed to learn or life will make her keep rebooting her career again and again until she learns this – How NOT to leave every time someone pisses you off. I realize people do these a lot these days (but I was also guilty of it once upon a time) – You’re not going to be in a perfect career all the time and there are things you will need to fix, FIX it instead of giving up so easily. At the very least, pause before you react.

Thankfully, we’re in metaphysics and there are multiple ways we can do this – you can either tweak your Feng Shui to increase your own energy level or the best tool ever in these situations – Qimen. There are a number of formations you can actually use for self defense – which is either taught in class or shared in consultations when we see fit – the one that I share the most apart from the Double Deception is also a huge upgrade of your own perception of the word ‘Problems’ – use your Chief/9 Heavens/Moon to learn how to embrace problems. Now that you know Qimen, go AROUND it, not run away or head butt it further. Embrace, Learn, Grow, Control. If you run from your lessons, your lessons will run after you again and again.

And in her case, it’s her Karmic lesson. You can’t keep quitting no matter how bad it gets, and it can get really bad. But looking back, is it worth it? Is losing everything you’ve built throughout your years of blood and sweat worth it? If your answer is no, fight the hell back ♥

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The information in this page/blog is meant to supplement, not replace, proper metaphysics training. Readers should consult a certified consultant for proper diagnosis of their entire chart/life issues. Past events, locales and conversations may have been reconstructed in order to maintain anonymity. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, or actual events (unless specified) is purely coincidental.


‘It’s Okay to Not be Okay’: The Guide to Getting Out of Depression

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I’m writing about this because too many people have either been asking for advise on this or they are in depression but don’t really know how to handle and get out of it and I’ve noticed a substantial increase of this issue among my social circle and a general sense that this pattern is going to stay around till next year. The scariest form of depression are not those who admit it, it’s those who still smile and look happy yet are suffering internally.

No one likes to talk about mental health but this is absolutely necessary – especially now. So if you notice someone around you who are displaying these signs you need to keep an eye on them:

  1. A general feeling of apathy and no drive in what used to excite them
  2. Unable to get out of bed hence always missing at work/social appointments or are always late.
  3. Not concerned about their appearance and a major drop in work performance
  4. Sudden loss or gain of weight
  5. Appearing too happy or always laughing/joking about everything. The unhappier they are, the more they laugh while totally avoiding the serious/emotional stuff (think Robin Williams).
    People who are truly happy are exceptionally calm, not exceptionally smiley.
  6. Sudden mood swing from happy laughter to being sarcastic and mean. One moment they seem friendly, the other moment they are very inconsiderate to others.
  7. Beginning to display self destructive behavior – excessive smoking, drinking, sex, gambling. They even see it as normal because they don’t think something better is possible for them. So they almost never seek help.
  8. Tired and lacklustre eyes (from lack of sleep and also apathy)

Ironically some people look better and better (you can see it from their facial features and glow compared to the past) and they tell me they are having depression – to me, this particular situation is actually a spiritual awakening and something that is heading for the better, hence this blah feeling will only be temporary. The ones you need to worry about at the ones that are looking worse by the day, with a black/green tinge to their skin tone.

Metaphysically how do you detect depression? Depression is a loss of clarity when things are on a downward spiral, when you see no way out (or up) to your solution and you don’t talk about it at all because you’re not even sad or angry, you’re just numb.

  1. In Metaphysics this is closely linked to the Earth element, the 1 element that loves to keep everything to themselves – which is still okay until they see a subsequent amount of water (And vice versa). We term this as “contamination” or a shrouded mind where clarity is no longer present.
  2. The Sky Cry and Sword Edge Star. If it came in annually then we call this ‘temporary depression’. This year almost 80% of people I’ve met have a Goat [Sky Cry] in their internal palaces – so I remind them that this is just a 1 year depression and it will get better. Knowing this alone made them feel much more hopeful.
  3. Among all the 10 Gods the ones that don’t talk too much and/or overthink are the Resource heavy people and unhealthy Eating Gods.
  4. Solitary and Lonesome stars also keep a lot to themselves and should guard against overthinking.
  5. Horse-Rat clash: This denotes a person who is fickle and lacks peace of mind / clarity. This may or may not translate to depression, but they definitely lack clarity.
  6. Unhealthy or missing Fire element. Fire is the zest of life, having no or unhealthy fire lessens your will to live.
  7. Your hour pillar is in Fan Yin.

If you (or your close ones) are going through this and can’t seem to get out of it, what can you do?

  1. It’s okay to admit that you’re not okay.
  2. Remove yourself from the problem area. If it involves people, remove yourself from the toxic people. We want to contain the issue, so don’t go running elsewhere and create bigger issues you don’t need right now.
  3. People with depression cannot get out of bed. So make it a point to force yourself up everyday. Just get out, even if it’s just a walk and then back home, but establish a consistent wake up time to catch the morning sun and a good breakfast.
  4. Stop any high risk activities, like aerial silk, solo abseiling, maybe freediving or any high risk activities that requires your own judgement.
  5. It’s okay to fluctuate between doing okay and then relapsing back to gloom. Just don’t stay there.
  6. Learn something new, pick up something you need to learn or train on a weekly basis. That will establish a consistent pattern for awhile.
  7. Have 1 particular focus. A competition, a book, a fitness goal, something you need to accomplish and it’s okay if you screw up too. Just have that 1 focus point that you can work towards on a daily basis.

Let’s face it, when you’re in depression it’s difficult getting out of it without some external help for that extra boost, so in terms of Metaphysics [Heaven|Earth|Man], these are some things you can do:

Qimen: The deity that governs Faith, Hope in the future is 9 Heaven. This month’s (Oct) 9 Heaven is in the SouthEast. Have your back SouthEast and repeat the following “I am worthy. I am good enough. I love life, things will only get better and I will never give up” Do this everyday for a month and see yourself start to change (Once the chart changes on Nov 8, back face West instead)



Feng Shui: Look for your Sheng Qi direction and have your desk or bed (top of the head) face that direction

Intervention: Find someone who is their Nobleman to talk to them. My best friend, also my nobleman/useful god, coaxed me to accompany her to a Joey Yap seminar back in 2010 which ultimately shaped my future. For those who are worried about your friends, always check on them. Be their support system by giving them things to do (1 focus point) or just keep them busy out of the house, either dancing or just hanging out till they are much better.

Lastly keep moving forward even if you can’t see what’s ahead. Take baby steps if you must because no storm lasts forever. After all, depression is also the last spiritual journey to enlightenment as long as you don’t give up. You’ll thank yourself someday 

The information in this page/blog is meant to supplement, not replace, proper metaphysics training. Readers should consult a certified consultant for proper diagnosis of their entire chart/life issues. Past events, locales and conversations may have been reconstructed in order to maintain anonymity. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, or actual events (unless specified) is purely coincidental.

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The Qimen Method: Walking The 7 Star Path

Ultimately for Qimen Students, the final step and most powerful thing you will eventually want to try out, is the 7 star path walk. Personally I’ve only done this 3 times (twice not for myself) and we don’t do this every other day – for very good reasons because there are some consequences that needs to be highlighted.

Qimen is the art of tapping/using/borrowing into universal energy to command it to do something for you. In very layman terms this is called the Law of Attraction. We get this question a lot, that when you ‘ask’ for something, do you need to return something? Offer something? Sacrifice something?

Firstly of all this is nothing religious, I maintain my view on metaphysics as a law of physics, the word even exist in it. So if you’re going to be using your own energy (Destiny Chart) to ask for something, there usually is no return needed – you are using whatever you have. But if you’re walking the 7 star path from the hour, day, month, year chart, this is seen as ‘borrowing the current energy’. Like you’re asking your best friend to loan his Ferrari that you do not have. He can charge you anything he wants to loan it – could be a meal or a next favor but yes, you do owe him one. You get my drift.

The 7 star path takes things up a few notches. You’re literally committing to get your outcome and you have to follow it through. Very much like signing a legal contract, you better make sure you keep your end of the contract. It’s better to state your own terms rather than let the Universe decide for you. And I don’t see ‘Doing more Charity’ as a sacrifice/return because Charity is, and should be, a way of life – not something you use as a bargaining chip when you want something.

The first 2 times I walked the 7 star path was in February, I did it for a few people who were important to me whom I had to help and this was the only way I know how. I didn’t state my own terms and left it to the Universe, so when the wish came true, I myself went into life threatening situations where my personal safety was compromised – like I inherited their Cascading Cloud and/or Robbery Sha instead on top of my own 7 Killings year – not once or twice but a few times from the very people I had trusted and still see regularly. So the 3rd time I walked again was April in Taiwan to cushion some of the blow at least enough to make sure I get pass a certain number of months, I’ve mentioned before that I wasn’t sure if I’d make it past this year. So this is why you should not simply do this walk unless completely necessary. And when doing for others, you better make sure that it’s something you really want to do – which I wholeheartedly did. If you asked me would I go back and do the same thing again? I’d do it again and again without blinking because it was that important to me and because my energy could especially when combined with the help of others. The best alternative is to just let others do it on their own. Some people told me that facilitators also repays in smaller ways but I’m seriously not sure. Life is very simple, do whatever you want to do wholeheartedly, or else don’t do it.

If you just want to try then you’d better try it at our Qimen events because we specifically pick Safe dates that has no consequences.

Do you have any 7 star path stories you’d like to share?


The information in this page/blog is meant to supplement, not replace, proper metaphysics training. Readers should consult a certified consultant for proper diagnosis of their entire chart/life issues. Past events, locales and conversations may have been reconstructed in order to maintain anonymity. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, or actual events (unless specified) is purely coincidental.

The Bazi Method: Why is my Main Profile and Main Structure not the same?

I do get this question a LOT, ‘Why does my chart say that my main profile is not the highest profile and why is the main structure not the same element as the main profile?’ We get this question so much that I’ve been asked to just write about it once and for all, so here goes.

As you can see from the chart here, the Main Profile for this chart is Rob Wealth (Jia), which is the 3rd highest in this chart and not the highest Direct Resource (Ren). This is correct.

The Structure however falls into Thinker which is the Water element and not the Wood as per the profile. So this is where you start getting confused thinking that the software is wrong. But it is not.

Main Profile: The Profile is always based on the Month Branch. There is a set of rules and regulation to derive the Main Profile which we have taught in our Bazi Mastery classes. Our Bazi mastery student you will understand the concept called rooting which is the very First criteria.

Example here: Month Branch is the Pig, which contains Ren and Jia. Main Qi stem always takes priority, is it piercing to the Stems? Apparently no. So we go to the next Sub Qi stem, Jia. It appears on the Heavenly Stem of the Hour hence Rob Wealth will be your Main profile. If both are penetrating to the Heavenly Stem, take the one in the Month first. Anyways these are all technicalities that are covered very much in our Bazi Mastery. I’m just going to share here the few guidelines because there are just too many scenarios to cover.

As for the Main Structure, this is a bit easier. We just pick the overall strongest element which is initially determined by the month season regardless of any rooting or not BUT we take into consideration all the interactions like combinations, harms, 3 harmony so on and so forth. To date we do not take Death and Emptiness into consideration when picking the Main Structure so ignore it.

Which in this case, in the Winter, Water is the strongest. There seem to be no other additional interaction apart from the Death and Emptiness which will reduce the 2 element slightly) Hence the Structure will be Water element (Thinker).

All clear?

If you’re not clear, you’ll just need to rely on the software then. Alternatively you can pick up our Bazi Mastery courses coming up soon, especially if you want to know all the specific criteria that we outline very clearly in class. Then you can do this manually even without the software. Do contact Team Joey Yap for more details.

The Bazi Method: Horary Charts for Relationship

This one is for all the Grow Rich with Bazi students, the Horary Chart. There were a few questions on this when I was doing the Coaching Call on this topic so I thought I’d share one example. This time I’m going to share how you do a Relationship reading using Horary Charts. I randomly plotted this chart with a make believe situation:


Firstly you need to define your question, as a random example here, Miley wants to know how her relationship is with Corey and where will it be heading. The question is important in order to determine what the pillars will mean.

In terms of relationship, the focus points are as below:

  • Year: Past Relationship
  • Month: Relationship Progress
  • Day: Asker
  • Hour: The Partner/Potential Partner
  • Minute: Outcome


Miley is represented by Geng Shen. In the past (Year Pillar) Miley has been through heartbreak and betrayal from her previous relationship (Pig-Monkey Harm) that could involve loss of money (IW) it was most likely a big lesson for her (DR + Intelligence Star) also made her soul search by herself for awhile and much wiser now (Solitary) so this pillar gives you a background situation of the asker and what has happened in the past.

Since then Miley has met (Month pillar) a new partner/potential partner, Corey, in an official work gathering or at a work related social gathering (3 Precious + Hexagram). It was love at first sight, they get along well (Red Matchmaker Monkey-Goat + Nobleman) and the progress is looking good. They also look like they haven’t officially started a relationship because on surface they appear as just good friends (RW) but are very much in love with each other. The month pillar shows the progress of the relationship up the the point of plotting this chart.

Something interesting to note, as there is a Goat-Pig half combo, the current partner might have known about her past relationship or might even know her ex-partner.

Next let’s take a look at the partner/potential partner Corey (Hour). He is sitting on Peach Blossom star, which means he is either very attractive or has a very likable personality. He might appear wealthy (DW) but in reality may not be as rich as he looks (RW stem). Regardless the Geng-Yi combo does show that they get along very well – and that this partnership mutually complements each other. The Marrying Maiden hexagram in relationship context does indicate someone who values passion over social convention, kind of a person who follows their heart more than their head. As my other colleague pointed out, it also could mean that Miley sees this as her only choice and goes with it, but because they are in love, I don’t see it as a “second choice” situation, more of a couple who both are very passion driven, who lets their heart rule their head.

The outcome, which is ‘where is the relationship heading’, shows a DO Stem, which means the relationship has a great potential to lead to marriage. And there is a Rooster-Ox half combo (Minute-Hour) which means it is the guy who wants to marry the girl eventually. The Arriving hexagram supports this as well. However as you can see there is a Death and Emptiness (DE). This entire chart is seen and should be seen from Miley’s view. Hence she may be half hearted about the decision because she feels something is missing. What is missing? Look at the 10 Gods, she feels that he isn’t as funny as he was (RW), as smart as he is (DR) or as inspiring as he is (HO) – note that the DO is not in DE. Or my colleague pointed out that since this is the minute pillar it could indicate that the sexual intimacy/chemistry is lacking – but it is a Ding in the Rooster Hour (sunset). It indicates things are just beginning and it can only get better in time (when it gets darker the candle shines brighter), also the half combo shows that the guy is willing to work on those small issues to make it work (combine away DE). This chart is plotted as per current situation anyways. You will need to plot a new chart whenever there are new or changing developments.
So this is how you can read the Horary Chart for relationship. I think the rest (career, wealth) are pretty straightforward. It took me awhile to figure out the relationship portion as well and it’s open to anyone’s additional input.

Anyway, if you’re not a GRWB student you may not understand this at all, so kindly ignore it for now.

The information in this page/blog is meant to supplement, not replace, proper metaphysics training. Readers should consult a certified consultant for proper diagnosis of their entire chart/life issues. Past events, locales and conversations may have been reconstructed in order to maintain anonymity. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, or actual events (unless specified) is purely coincidental.


The Qimen Method: Reading Health Issues

Let’s do some Health reading today. When it comes to health I think many people would read it multiple times because of its implications. So before I start:

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Now that we got that out of the way, let’s start. When reading Health matters the important Focus Points are:

  • Day: Asker/Patient
  • Hour: Outcome
  • Grain: Illness/Disease
  • Heart: Doctor
  • Yi: Medicine or Alternative Healer

For this chart: Jia Yin = Gui, and Jia Xu = Ji.

Background: Asker has been coughing non stop for 4 months, seen the doctor multiple times and it does not heal. The cough worsened recently after a series of trauma and living in fear for awhile and another doctor pointed out that this is caused by the acid reflux (reversal of gastric juice back up to the throat) which could be caused by bacterial infection (or not) and is going to schedule a scope to check the root cause. Another healer student coincidentally commented about the asker’s stomach condition recently. Asker has a prior medical condition with the stomach that were quite severe (ulcers, gastric and etc) and the question was to know if this was more than just a minor infection.

Illness Box (SW): Harmony / Grain / Death / Wu Wu (Ding Ding) HS + DE.

Firstly, let’s see what’s wrong. This is not a good box at all, apart from the fact that the whole chart is a full Fu Yin. Grain with Death and 7 star always implies a serious condition, something cancerous that is difficult to treat and when seen with the Harmony means that it is spreading or has spread. The 28 constellation is Foundation which denotes abdominal issues (with the Wu in place as well). The Ding stuck to it serves to contribute to the problem, most likely need to check the parts that Ding represents as it seems to be overproducing. In TCM, everything in the body correlates so an Earth issue will counter Water next, which is the kidneys and urinary system which will then affect the Fire and so on before the entire body breaks down. The DE and HS are 2 ‘timebombs’, making the condition totally dormant or suddenly flare up, most likely in 2021 (unless it’s as fast as Jan 2020). Looking at the asker’s Bazi chart, this critical timeline is supported IF the asker does nothing about this predicament.

Asker Box & Doctor Box (NW): Snake / Heart / Open / Gui Gui

The asker is with the Heart (Doctor) who is only average to begin with. He immediately suggested a personal specialist who would most likely suggest some form of surgery, very common these days. At the moment he is suggesting a Scope which is kinda represented by the Snake (and other tests) to get a full diagnosis first. However following this Doctor’s advice does weaken the disease (produce out) but doesn’t not truly solve it.

Option A: Outcome Box: Chief Grass Rest Ji Ji

Since this is the outcome from the doctor’s suggestion as well as the next sequence, this treatment looks rather expensive and this would be the time you check if the patient is sufficiently insured and if not, plan for it. The current doctor is average at best (3 stars) and it looks like the bill can cause some damage and yet only help weaken the disease slightly. But if you’re just using the door, this water palace can at least remove the Fire that is fueling the problem. At least it is kept in check. So patient is advised to Rest more, rejuvenate, take it easy and meditate or sleep more. This helps control the problem, but not solve it.

Option B: Alternative Solution: Earth Destructor Harm Yi Yi

The other solution is that the Yi box (E) actually counters the disease (SW) so the patient needs to look for (harm) an alternative healer (Earth + Yi) for a strong unconventional type of treatment (Destructor) – TCM is a good alternative, acupuncture or my personal favourite, Qi Gong. At 1 star it’s still a grand task to eradicate the problem, but I think anything that has 7 star Grain Death door with Harmony is just buying time. So whichever method buys you the most time, you go with it. The chart is full Fu Yin anyways and the Life door still in the same Earth palace, if done well, rest well, controlled well, you can still buy a lot of time.

The information in this page/blog is meant to supplement, not replace, proper metaphysics training. Readers should consult a certified consultant for proper diagnosis of their entire chart/life issues. Past events, locales and conversations may have been reconstructed in order to maintain anonymity. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, or actual events (unless specified) is purely coincidental.

Mind Your Qi: Are You an Empath?

I love all things energy, the answers are all there as long as you are willing to listen to it. Today I want to talk about a special group of people called the Empath because I am meeting more and more of them. A lot of common people still misunderstand this term as “someone who steals other people’s energy” or “energy vampires” or I don’t know…. people who are not used to this term can possibly cook up weird witchcraft nonsense like empaths being able to suck out people’s energy like a straw, you get my drift *laughs*. I did hear someone say that last year, I was glad I wasn’t drinking something.


So what is an Empath and are you one?


An Empath is someone who, willingly or not, are able to feel the energy around them be it people, places or objects as if it was their own. Hence there is a huge problem if you do not know you are an Empath as you will not know how to separate the feelings/wellbeing of others from your own. You will also gradually take on other people’s personality. Which is great if you so happen to be standing next to Oprah, Tony Robbins or Robert Kuok for awhile. But what if you were standing next to (or living with) the grouchiest, saddest, angriest thing on earth no matter how smiley they are? You’ll suddenly wonder why you’re so upset for no apparent reason. Worst still, you take on their anger for awhile for no apparent reason. You become someone’s mirror but in a trained Empath knows how to control this efficiently and even help the upset person to solve their issues because they know exactly how they feel. I’ve been meeting more and more people/students like this. Most of them end up being our Qi Men Dun Jia students. Recently I had the privilege to have dinner with some of them who can glimpse into people’s past lives or suddenly tell you things no one in this world would know. Some find that scary but I actually find it amazing. This happened in our Taiwan excursion as well.

The best thing is that, you’d think someone like this ends up an incredibly sensitive and high strung person when in fact almost all of them are not, because most Empath end up being used or ridiculed anyways and we are fully aware of it. Being sensitive to energy doesn’t mean you have a sensitive personality, and having a sensitive personality does not mean you are sensitive to energy, it doesn’t correlate.


I’ve done a lot of studies on this to try to see if I can identify Empaths using Chinese Metaphysics. I did come up with some findings to support this although there is no 1 clear method to confirm:

  1. Having a Death and Emptiness in your Bazi chart (DE): Having a DE anywhere in your birth chart (Not luck pillars) automatically makes you more ‘sensitive’ to energy and the feelings of others, especially if that DE is an Earth element. So far, everyone I’ve asked with 2 or more DEs can see entities or have some sort of ‘spiritual gift’.
  2. Having a Death and Emptiness in your Qimen Destiny Palace: Same effect as the above.
  3. Having the Qimen Guardian of Destiny of (or high level) Surging Snake or Black Tortoise (sometimes 9 Earth too) : Both are highly susceptible to energy like they somehow have a built in radar. Both, if not controlled or made aware of this, will constantly be affected by or take on the character/energy of everyone around them.
  4. Sensitive Day Masters: While this doesn’t automatically qualify you as an Empath but if you’re any of the above + you are Gui or Ding day master that is not too strong (40 to 70%), there’s a strong chance you might be an Empath.

Awareness, meditation, grounding and cleansing is not only important, it is absolutely necessary. Certain boundaries and having alone time to ‘recharge’ are also necessary. Something like Qi Gong or Reiki also really helps in learning how to disconnect from and ground all Qi that is not yours. The people you keep around you is as important as having a clear sense of yourself so that you’re aware when you’re acting out of character. In time, you will be able to manage this way better and interact without bringing anymore energy with you.

So are you an Empath?


The information in this page/blog is meant to supplement, not replace, proper metaphysics training. Readers should consult a certified consultant for proper diagnosis of their entire chart/life issues. Past events, locales and conversations may have been reconstructed in order to maintain anonymity. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, or actual events (unless specified) is purely coincidental.