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Posted by Imperial Harvest on 14 July 2023

Deities of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲)

Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins

In the art of Qi Men Dun Jia, Deities play an indispensable role in influencing the outcomes of various endeavours taken by individuals. These Eight Deities are as follows: Nine Earth (九地), Nine Heaven (九天), Harmony (六合), Moon (太阴), White Tiger (白虎), Snake (螣蛇), Chief (值符) and Black Tortoise (玄武).

These Deities are not tied to any natural elements, meaning that they are not weakened or strengthened by the interactions between these elements. Although these deities are not affected by the elements, they continue to exert their influence on people’s lives. When trying to forecast or predict the outcome of different events using Qi Men Dun Jia, these Deities can function like a person’s luck status at a given moment.

Alongside the Doors, Stars and Stems, understanding the Deities is crucial in achieving an accurate interpretation of a Qi Men Dun Jia chart and offers significant insight into potential outcomes regarding their personal or professional pursuits.

Understanding the Deities in Qi Men Dun Jia

Nine Earth (九地): The Nine Earth Deity embodies qualities of nurturing, healing, and wealth accumulation. Nine Earth is particularly beneficial for passive income pursuits and acts of recuperation, but it may not be as suitable for proactive endeavours that require active promotion or solicitation.

Nine Heaven (九天): The Nine Heaven Deity embodies the qualities of proactivity and relentless pursuit, beckoning individuals to take the initiative to seize golden opportunities and showcase their talents. In contrast to the Nine Earth Deity, which leans towards a more passive approach, Nine Heaven emphasises active engagement and endeavours. The Nine Heaven Deity is particularly beneficial for individuals involved in sales, promotion, or proactive pursuits — inspiring them to take the initiative to showcase their talents.

Harmony (六合): The Harmony Deity plays a crucial role in cultivating harmonious relationships and supportive partnerships, whether in romantic or business settings. It emphasises the importance of fostering mutually beneficial collaborations, peaceful negotiations and agreements, and fostering effective cooperation.

Moon (太阴): Within Qi Men Dun Jia, the Moon Deity embodies a dual nature in its symbolism. Traditionally associated with wisdom and knowledge acquisition, it also represents hidden agendas and ulterior motives. It benefits situations that require privacy, aiding individuals in safeguarding secrets and averting rumours — offering insight into navigating complex situations.

White Tiger (白虎): Symbolic of physical challenges, energy and intense experiences, the White Tiger Deity suggests situations in which an individual may encounter physical injuries or experience intense surges of energy. The presence of the White Tiger Deity suggests activities or professions that carry heightened risks of physical harm, such as sports or construction.

Snake (螣蛇): The Snake deity embodies obstacles and distractions, magnifying the negative elements projected by the stems in a forecast. Its presence amplifies the negative aspects forecast by the Qi Men Dun Jia Stems, leading to difficulties in finding solutions and encountering additional problems and hindrances. The Snake does not offer a straightforward resolution when it appears, requiring individuals to confront and overcome the present challenges it presents.

Chief (值符): The Chief deity is closely linked to auspiciousness and bestows favourable outcomes, including luck, support from influential individuals, authority, protection, and increased wealth. However, when the Chief enters the void in the Qi Men Dun Jia chart, its beneficial effects will be diminished.

The concept of Void in Qi Men Dun Jia is represented by the character, “空”. When a Palace is marked as void, it indicates a necessity for individuals to seek relevant insights and guidance from other Palaces in the chart.

Black Tortoise (玄武): The presence of the Black Tortoise Deity in a Qi Men Dun Jia chart indicates a propensity for secrecy or hidden agendas. Its appearance in the outcome of a forecast suggests an increased capacity to manipulate or deceive others with misleading information. While this Deity can be advantageous for those seeking to sway opinions to achieve specific goals, it serves as a reminder to exercise caution. An awareness of this Deity’s influence is crucial in navigating interactions with others.

Seasonal Variation of Deities in Qi Men Dun Jia

The presence of specific deities within the Qi Men Dun Jia chart varies according to the time of the year. After the summer solstice, the deities, Hook (勾陈) and Bird (朱雀) are replaced by Black Tortoise (玄武) and White Tiger (白虎) respectively. This seasonal transition reflects changing influences and themes throughout the year.

For example, between January to mid-June, the Hook and Bird Deities are prevalent, indicating the likelihood of persistent challenges and potential conflicts. After the summer solstice, the change in Deities signifies a shift towards hidden matters, physical challenges and differing influences. Establishing a thorough understanding of the seasonal variation of Deities enables individuals to interpret the Qi Men Dun Jia chart more accurately and align their actions accordingly.

Hook (勾陈): Symbolising long-term challenges and persistence, the Hook Deity signifies situations where individuals may find themselves stuck, whether in business ventures, contractual obligations, or relationships. The nature of the Hook makes it difficult to extricate oneself from such circumstances. It represents a form of enduring attachment that hampers progress or obstructs resolution.

Bird (朱雀): The Bird Deity symbolises arguments, verbal conflicts, and deception. Its appearance in a Qi Men Dun Jia forecast suggests a lack of compatibility and potential for disputes among the individuals involved. Additionally, the Bird Deity provides insights into the characteristics of the individuals under scrutiny. By recognising the traits associated with the Bird deity, individuals can exercise caution when dealing with those influenced by its presence and navigate potential conflicts with increased awareness.

Practical Applications of Deities

Marketing and Business

In the context of marketing, the Scenery Door (景门) in the Qi Men Dun Jia chart plays a significant role. When accessing its impact, the alignment of Xin Metal and Ding Fire stems with the scenery door takes centre stage. In the situation where the Xin Metal and Ding Fire stems align with the Scenery Door, it signifies that seeking promotions or advertising may not be effective in achieving desired results. However, the presence of the Ambassador Star (天任) implies gradual but steady progress in marketing endeavours. Additionally, the presence of the Chief Deity suggests an influx of benefactor support or enhanced fortune, further supporting marketing efforts.

Assessing Relationship Compatibility

By examining the elements within the Palace where the Harmony Deity resides in the Qi Men Dun Jia chart, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of potential challenges and compatibility issues. If the Harmony Deity indicates unfavourable conditions, such as unresolved emotional issues, suggests potential challenges in a relationship. In addition, the presence of the Open Door (开门) — while beneficial for business endeavours — is not ideal for relationship pursuits. The Qi Men Dun Jia chart helps identify the responsible factors or parties for such issues, allowing individuals to gain insights into potential relationship dynamics and challenges.

Assessing Trustworthiness and Reliability

An accurate reading of the Qi Men Dun Jia chart offers valuable information when evaluating the reliability of individuals. By considering the presence of specific Deities, such as the Bird Deity, individuals can assess the level of trust and integrity exhibited by others. When the Bird Deity emerges in a chart, it indicates a heightened probability of encountering individuals who may be deceptive in pursuit of their goals. This serves as a reminder to exercise caution before taking actions based on the input provided by such individuals. Understanding the traits associated with the Deities allows individuals to be more discerning and cautious in their interactions and decision-making processes.

In Travel

The Qi Men Dun Jia chart may offer insight into matters regarding travel and movement, allowing individuals to assess favourable conditions for undertaking journeys or engaging in leisure activities. For example, when evaluating travel-related matters or planning holidays abroad, the presence of the Nine Heaven Deity signifies favourable conditions for movement and exploration, suggesting that individuals will encounter positive experiences in their travels.

Understanding Qi Men Dun Jia at Imperial Harvest

Distilling and condensing the art of Qi Men Dun Jia into a convenient and beginner-friendly calendar chart, Master David has created an informative tool that assists you in leveraging favourable circumstances and amplifying your luck to attain greater heights of success and prosperity.

Download Imperial Harvest’s Qi Men Dun Jia calendar here

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