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By Hu Xuezhi

Part 1
What is Dunjia?
Why Dunjia be Used for Divination?
Basic Background
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Part 1

What is Dunjia?

Qi Men Dun Jia (or Qimendunjia) is one of the three most powerful oracles--Tai Yee, Liu Ren
and Qi Men---to know both good luck and bad luck in aspects of time and space(direction). Tai
Yee is used to divine the big events that happen with contries, such as earthquake, big
hurricanes, massacre, natural disasters, etc. Qi Men is generally used for military action and
take what strategic methods in ever-changing battle eld. Liu Ren is mostly used for divining the
general daily events which means it is close to our daily life.

Qi means mysterious or strange in usual, but here, it means valuable or holy. Men means a
gate, and Dun means hidden or escaped (to make hidden), and Jia is the rst one of ten stems,
which is considered as the most sacred in this method.

All the three oracles use very special chart to divine and give conclusion. Yes, all of them cannot
do without Heavenly stems, earthly branches, Ho drawing, Luo Drawing, Eight Trigrams,
Emblematic elements and divine number, etc.

Dunjia can be divided into Year School Dunjia, Month School Dunjia, Day School Dunjia and
Time School Dunjia in terms of the 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 Dunjia, Line-Up Palace Dunjia.

People may ask when the Dunjia came into presence and why it existed. Nowadays many
people believe Dunjia originated from milatary force arrangements in the battle eld and such
statements gained wide approval in the scholar circle.

In the very old book The Song from Old Fishing Man carried the following story:

XuanYuan Emperor fought a erce battle with Shi You without results for many years. In a
dream he dreamed Heaven gave him an oracle and XuanYuan paid respect in a sacrice
platform and practiced such arts latter and got a nal success soon after. He ordered maliatary
man Feng Hou to write down the arts in words and that was the beginning of Dunjia.

Also, it was Spring and Warring Times when the so many states fought endless battles to
occupy territory and there was enough demand for application of such arts.

Also the book Arts of War carried similar words concerning the theory of Dunjia. Yet, most
people don't understand the meaning exactly till now.

In Three-Dynasty Times the famous military counsellor Zhu Ge Liang applied Eight Trigram
Arrangement in the battle eld and won many times of success.

In Dun Jia(or Dunjia) theory, we use a kind of direction chart called Pan, which is drawed as a
square divided into nine blocks( 3 x 3. eight directions and centre ). In each directional block,
one of the eight gates is positioned. We put away Jia(because of its holiness) and use other
nine stems to put them into Dun Jia Pan chart at rst, 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 disease diagnosis, business desicion, agricultural divination,
etc.

Why Dunjia be Used for Divination?

Any divination approaches, whatever forms they assume, are models set up to imitate the social
society, the nature and the universe, etc. Dunjia is a mathematic and physical model set up by
incorporating heaven aspect, earth aspect, human aspect and unexpected aspect, the time
elements and space elements. There are basic nine Yang Dun Ju and nine Yin Dun Ju which
provide us a dynamic unied model to imitate all transformations and changes for universal
things. Therefore it can be used to divine the society, nature, individual life time or all which
stays out of human's reasoning ability. By calculation we know there are altogether 216,000 Jus
and ancient Chinese people hope that 216,000 Jus can imitate most part of situation in this
practical world.

This is one of the most typical characteristics of Dunjia. In ancient age, those who won using
Dunjia tried to keep it as top-secret, and suppressed Dunjia-masters to prevent from Dunjia-
secret leaking to the enemies of the governors.

Many Dunjia-masters were arrested, but they'd never made the secret of Dunjia clear.

Basic Background

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

Most people are familair with Heavenly Stems, there are Jia, Yi, Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin,
Ren and Gui. For Western people, they may feel difcult to understand the meaning and
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 gure in ancient China.The following lists the general meaning of ten Heavenly
Stems:

Jia: Bud - the sign of growth
Yi: Sprout - the spread of growth, bursting forth from Earth
Bing: Concentrated growth like re in the house
Ding: Maturity, solidity, Heavens kiss.
Wu; Flourishing and nuturing
Ji: Full bloom
Geng: Harvesting and abundance. Fullness leading to changes
Xin: Dead heading, reformation
Ren: Sustenance, supporting life
Gui: Regenerating roots and preparation for spring
In terms of Five Elements attributes, ten Heavenly Stems fall in to the following category:

Chinese
Character Pin Yin Five Element
Attributes Yin Yang
Attributes
Jia(HS01) wood yang
Yi(HS02) wood yin
Bing(HS03) re yang
Ding(HS04) re yin
Wu(HS05) earth yang
Ji(HS06) earth yin
Geng(HS07) metal yang
Xin(HS08) metal yin
Ren(HS09) water yang
Gui(HS10) water yin


1-2. Earthly Branches

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

Zi: Young shoot of a plant
Chou: Young plant supported by stick
Yin: Celebration of spring and New Year
Mao: Life springing forth
Chen: Pregnant and timid
Si: 7 months pregnant with fully formed embryo
Wu: Summer solstice
Wei: Big tree with solid branches
Shen:Expansion
You: Harvest, celebration
Xu: Clearing and preparation
Hai: Conception, mating of yin and yang
In terms of Five Elements attributes, ten Earthly Branches fall in to the following category:


Zi(EB01) water yang
Chou(EB02) earth yin
Yin(EB03) wood yang
Mao(EB04) wood yin
Chen(EB05) earth yang
Si(EB06) re yin
Wu(EB07) re yang
Wei(EB08) earth yin
Shen(EB09) metal yang
You(EB10) metal yin
Xu(EB11) earth yang
Hai(EB12) water yin


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

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


1-4. The application of ten Heavenly Stems in Dunjia
Besides the time meaning represented by the ten Heavenly Stems, each Heavenly Stem has
hidden meaning which denotes the personalized military force. Jia denotes the general who
often hides in the military force arrangements. Just on account of this it is called Dunjia--Dun
means hidden in Chinese, Jia indicates the rst 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 modern military framework, they are similiar to the headquater, political department
and logistic department. Sometimes we can understand them as the following below: Yi is the
idea man, Bing is the general's bodyguard, and Ding is the logistic ofcer.

Sometimes we can regard the three as the arm forces often appearing suddenly.

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

In the sixty Stems and Branches system, Heavenly Stems will repeat six times while the Earthly
Branches repeat 5 times, forming sixty combinations as follow below:

Jia-Zi Jia-Xu Jia-Shen Jia-Wu Jia-Chen Jia-Yin
Yi-Chou Yi-Hai Yi-You Yi-Wei Yi-Si Yi-Mou
Bing-Yin Bing-Zi Bing-Xu Bing-Shen Bing-Wu Bing-Chen
Ding-Mou Ding-Chou Ding-Hai Ding-You Ding-Wei Ding-Si
Wu-Chen Wu-Yin Wu-Zi Wu-Xu Wu-Shen Wu(HS05)-Wu(EB07)
Ji-Si Ji-Mou 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-Mou 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-Mou 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 ve are commenders. The six military ofcers should hide themselves each
under a different ag and they should not change anyway.
Jia-Zi hides under the just-yellow ag holding up by Wu
Jia-Xu hides under the deputy-yellow ag holding up by Ji
Jia-Shen hides under the just-white ag holding up by Geng
Jia-Wu hides under the deputy-white ag holding up by Xin
Jia-Chen hides under the just-black ag holding up by Ren
Jia-Yin hides under the deputy-black ag holding up by Gui

1-5. Nine Palaces and Eight Trigrams.
Nine Palaces derive from Luo Drawings. To ll in the numbers we can get the following chart
imitating Luo Drawing:

4, 9, 2,
3, 5, 7,
8, 1, 6,
For the 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 diferent palaces.

1-6. San Qi
San Qi means three high-valued wonderful commanders or enforcements and consists 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 ag of
different color, 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 ag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy-yellow ag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just-white ag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy-white ag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just-black ag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy-black ag.

It consists of , , , and .



PART TWO

2-1. The Arrangement of San Qi and Liu Yi in Nine Palaces
San Qi and Liu Yi, nine in total, will fall into nine palaces in a succession. They are , , , , , , , , .
Among them , , , , , , each has one Jia general or one of ve 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. In Dunjia method, there are cyclic numbers on year, month, day and hour of
Dunjia calendar. For example, Ju number of the date February 2, 1996 is 9, Yang Dun Ju. It
means JiaZi falls in the No. 9 palace.To know one day is Yang Dun Ju or Yin Dun Ju and the Ju
number people can look for the Dunjia calender. That is very important.

2-3. Yin Dun and Yang Dun

There are two ways of heavenly Qi's moving, Yin Dun and Yang Dun. Both are concerned with
moving of Earth around the sun.
Yin Dun Yin Dun is a period from summer solstice to next winter solstice. When during the
Yin Dun period, Yin energy is born and increasing its power day by day.
Yang Dun Yang Dun is a period from winter solstice to next summer solstice. During the
Yang Dun period, Yang energy is increasing.

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

Ju Shu ( situation numbers ) consists of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. It goes descendantly under
Yin Dun period, and ascendantly under Yang Dun period like following:

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

Yin Dun = 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
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 numbers above mean the number in the nine palaces.There are altogether 18
Jus, one Ju every ve days.There are nine Yang Dun Jus and nine Yin Dun Jus.

2 - 5. Heavenly Disk
The aboved knowledge talked about the Earthly Disk and how to arrange the Liu Yi and Three
Wonders in nine palaces and that is not enough. In ancient China, people held all things have to
accept inuence from heaven, earth and articial aspect. Heavenly Disk represents the
inuence coming from above. There are altogether nine stars, each stands for a different
inuence, here we call them as Zhi FuZhi Fu. Please read the following chart:

Eight
Trigram
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


The following gives the explanation as to nine stars:

Tian Peng (): water element, corresponding to Kan trigram, has close connection to the
appearace of theft. So, it is an inauspicious star. When Tian Peng falls in one palace, people
should construct dam, or defence facilities or strengthen the stronghold in order to prevent
something happening. It is not good to travel far or do business because the theft may happen.
Tian Rui (): earth element, Yin, has close connection with epidemic. So, sometimes we call it as
a disease star. When Tian Rui stays in one palace, people should receive teachings or
admonishment, make friends, stay in the original place, abstain from arm force deployment, no
marriage, no quarrel, no travel far, no new construction, etc.
Tian Cong (): wood element, yang, has close connection with kind donation, doing kind deeds,
or agricultural activities. It is an auspicious star. When Tian Cong dwells in one palace, it is good
for military action, battle or ghts. Beside these all is inauspicious.
Tian Fu (): wood element, yang, has close connection with cultrual education. It is a very
ausoicious star. Whe Tian Fu dwells in one palace, it is auspicious for travel, business,
marriage, construction, especially study progress, social status ascendence and culture and
education development.
Tian Qin (): earth element, yang, auspicious for all things because it dwells in the central earth
palace which can gives rise to all.
Tian Xin (): metal element, yin, has close connection with leadership capability, scheming,
desease treatment and military deployment. t is an auspicious star.
Tian Zhu (): metal element, yin, has close connection with killings, strange things, 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 bad. It is not good for travel far, do
business, otherwise loss, injury, unfortunate things will happen.
Tian Ren (): earth element, yang, an auspicious star. When Tian Ren dwells in one palace, it is
good for offering teaching to general people, pacicate people, crack down upon insurgence or
mobsters. Also good for business, marriage, social status.
Tian Ying (): re element, yin, has close connection with outragous behavior, heated situation,
re and blood. It is a neutral star. When Tian Ying dwells in one palace it is good for planing,
dropping a visit to high ofcials, but it is bad if people want fortune, social status possession,
marriage or travel.
2-6. Human Disk
Human disk means the eight Gates which summarize all possible inuence from human beings.

Num. Gate Direction
Summary
8 Shen
(birth) northeast
To generate energy for action of the day. It is an agent of Gen-Trigram, and also represents
Chou-branch and Yin-branch. Generally speaking, This gate is useful for any purpose,
especially for health.
3 Shang
(injury) east
To be injured or scratch something easily by mistake, because of hurry to the work or remainder
of yesterday's tiredness. It is an agent of Zhen-Trigram, and also represents Mao-Branch. This
gate is useful for hospitalization with operations.
4 Du
(clumsy) southeast
Start working of the day, but not smoothly done for complete. It is an agent of Sun-Trigram, and
also represents Chen-branch and Si-branch. This gate is not useful for any purposes. This gate
is only useful for running away, or arresting robbers.
9 Jing
(prospect) south
The most active time in a day. It is an agent of Li, and also represents Wu-branch. This gate is
useful for any purposes.
5, 2 Si
(slacken) southwest
Sleepy for satisfaction from eating. It is an agent of Kun-Trigram, and also represents Wei-
branch and Shen-branch. This gate should not be used except burial.
7 Jing
(surprise) west
It's nearly the time to nish the work. As concentrations get declined, people are easily surprised
at unexpected happenings. It is an agent of Dui-Trigram, and also represents You-branch. This
gate is not useful for any purposes.
6 Kai
(relax) northwest
Return home after work of the day. It's time to go to bed. It is an agent of Chain-Trigram, and
also represents Xu-branch and Hai-branch. This gate is useful for any purposes. Kai denotes all
things are prosperous, metal elements,
1 Xiu
(rest) north
People are in sleep. It is an agent of Kan-Trigram, and also represents Zi-branch. This gate is
useful for any purposes.


2 - 7. Guard Disk
There are altogether 8 Guards used in Dunjia, which summarize the possible inuence from
mysterious aspect or celestial powers. We call them Zhi Shi Zhi Shi. In Yang Dun Ju the eight
Guards will line up in the following sequance::

Zhi Fu Teng She Tai Yin Liu Ge Gou Chen Zhu Que Jiu De Jiu Tian


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

Zhi Fu Teng She Tai Yin Gou Chen Zhu Que Jiu De Jiu Tian


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


Zhi Fu (): earth element, central position, the commander of all other Guards. When it falls in
one palace, all evil things will ee without any trace.
Teng She (): re element, south, hypocratic and crafty Guard. Stands for hypocratic characters,
acrimony speech. Responsible for strange, hypocratic and dreadful things.
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 and
hide the military forces.
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.
Bai Hu (): metal element, west, atrocious Guard. Apt to killing in most of situation, Responsible
for arm forces deployment, killings, epidemics, trafc accidents. Under it there hids Gou Chen.
Xuan Wu ():water element, north, crafty sycophant or thief. Prefer to stealing and clandestine
love affairs. Responsible for thieft, going into exile, quarrel. Under it there hides the Zhu Que.
Jiu Di (): earth element, central position, the common mother of all things. Its charater is tame,
quiet, pliable. Where it comes upon it is suitable for planting, dwelling, stationing arm forces.
Jiu Tian (): metal element, positioned high up as like the heaven. Valiant Guard. Very strong
character and prefer to taking action. Where it comes upon it is suitable for deploying arm
forces, battle, travel.


PART THREE

3 - 1. How to Set Up One Ju?
On August 20, 2000 one person dropped a visit. The time is 4:10PM.

A. The First Step:

People should learn such basic methods used for nding the Heavenly Stem and Earthly
Branch and that is very important for the Dunjia divination. Here people should look for a
Chinese lunar calender to nd the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of August 20, 2000. The
result is: Xin-Si () year, Bing-Shen () month, Yi-Mou () day.

Then we should get to know the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of the time 4:10PM. It is
Jia-Shen () .

So, we get the result of Xin-Si () year, Bing-Shen () month, Yi-Mou () and Jia-Shen () time.

.The Second Step:
By looking over the twenty-four solar terms we know it is the term of Beginning of Autumn.
Beginning of Autumn is divided into three durations: 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, it is Jia-Yin () day. For all the three periods, we should
use 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. 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 rst 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 gure which shows the
Earthly Disk.


D. The Fourth Step
We should learn how to nd the Zhi Fu () and Zhi Shi (), then arrange all Heavenly stars and
eight Gates in the nine palace.
It is Jia-Shen time. Jian Shen itself is the beginning time for one time period and so we don't
need to waste any time. The beginning time of Jia-Shen hides under Geng detachment in
number 3 palace. Corresponding to number 3 it is nothing but Tian-Chong () Star which is the
Zhi Fu (). Corresponding to number 3 it is Injury Gate () which is the Zhi Shi () .

E. The Fifth Step

Now we should arrange Heavenly stars in their regular sequence: Tian-Peng (), Tian-Ren (),
Tian- Chong (), Tian-Fu (), Tian-Ying (), Tian- Rui () and Tian-Qin ()--they are always together--
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 bring Geng with Tian-Chong (). Please see
the gure which show how the Heavenly Stars arrange.



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



G: The Seventh Step
This step we should arrange eight Guards in nine palaces. Here we should know Zhi-Shi ()
always follow the Zhi-Fu () to nd its starting point, then line up the regular sequence clockwise
in Yang Dun Ju and counterclockwise in Yin Dun Ju. Zhi-Fu () is Injury Gate () who dwells in
number 3 palace, so the starting point of eight Guards sequence will fall into number 3 palace, it
is Zhi-Fu (). Because it is a Yin Dun Ju we should line up eight Guards counterclockwise as
follows: Zhi-Fu (Zhi Fu), Teng-She(Teng She), Tai-Yin (Tai Yin), Liu He (Liu Ge), Bai-Hu (Gou
Chen), Xuan-Wu (Zhu Que), Jiu-di (Jiu De), Jiu-tian (Jiu Tian). Please see the arrangement
results in the following gure:



Till now we nish setting up one Ju based upon the time, day, month and year when the people
come upon for one time of divination. Yes, there are other variety of Ju settings but here we
generally adopt the most popular time-school Dunjia. Then people should learn how to analyze
such Ju. Please click Next Page below for more inforamtion.

PART FOUR
4 - 1. How to Analyze One Ju.
People should know the emblematic meaning of each sign used in one Ju and their interaction
results. In one palace there stay Earthly disk, Heavenly disk, Human disk and eight Guards
which summarize the possible inuence that can have effects upon one situation. In ancient
China, people hold the viewpoints that human beings are one part of the nature without any
division. It is a complete entity. They also hold that the whole nature has its own pulse that beat
continuously as like a human being. Ancient Chinese doctore can know the problem hidden in
the body by feeling the pulse. Yet, how to feel the pulse of the nuture? And is it possible to do
that?

Dunjia methods provide one tool for feeling the pulse of the nuture and from it some people can
know 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 with assorted
presentation forms when tainted with different color and that is why Dunjia can offer so much
useful tips when people want to know so many different things.

So, for the proper analysis of one Ju we have to know the meaning of each element staying in
the nine palaces.

4 - 2. Eight Trigrams and Their Emblematic Meanings;
Chien Trigram ():

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 ofcials, male,
senior, etc.
capital, big cities, places located high, impotant places, etc
northwest, high place
autumn, September, October, Beginning of winter, Xu-, Hai- 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 rst wife, the general people, mother, grandmother, old women,rural people,
hypocrite, big belly, stingy people, the female, etc.
wildness, wild eld, rural area, plain, etc.
southwest, north, lower position, the lowest lay.
June and July in Chinese lunar calendar, Wei- and Shen- 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
There are very long pages for other six trigrams and people can nd them in other websites.

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 primes too much.
Yi ()

wood, yin, east, liver, nack, shoulder, pale green, sour sweet, tender. Becomes prosperous
when its time come up, becomes withered when it is not its time for prime, capable to become a
ridge beam but could not last long, tame, doctor, female, wife, etc.
Bing ()

re, 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 God and stands for
obscene things or events when encountering evil God.
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5. The Relationship and Interaction when Elements in Heavenly Disk Meets Elements in Earthly
Disk

5 - 1 Jia-Zi-Xu () in Heavenly Disk come upon to meet San Qi and Liu Yi in Earthly Disk.

Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Jia-Zi-Wu () in Earthly Disk. All things are unprosperous, the road is
obstructed. Suitable for defence.
Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Yi () in Earthly Disk. Jia and Yi are wood, located in the east. Two
dragons meet and all is prosperous.
Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Bing () in Earthly Disk. Jia is green dragon, wood element, suitable for
gendering Bing re.
The dragon turns its head and it means good for the things people planned.

Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Ding () in Earthly Disk. Jia is green dragon, wood element, suitable for
gendering Bing re. It is suitable for paying a visit to big men in high position, good time for
pursuring fame and fortune, but is easy to incur disputes when it is tomb time.
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 rst 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 eld
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 erce
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 sacricial 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 eld 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 rst, 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 unied 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 nd it difcult 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 gure in ancient China. The following list has the general meaning of the Ten
Heavenly Stems:

Stems Denition 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 re 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 Denition 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 inuence
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 ofcers. 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 rst 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
ofcer.

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 ag of a
different colour.
Wu, earth element, yang, holds up a just yellow ag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy yellow ag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just white ag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy white ag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just black ag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy black ag.

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 ve are commanders. The six military ofcers should hide themselves each
under a different ag and they should not change in any way.
Jia-Zi hides under the just yellow ag supported by Wu
Jia-Xu hides under the deputy yellow ag supported by Ji
Jia-Shen hides under the just white ag supported by Geng
Jia-Wu hides under the deputy white ag supported by Xin
Jia-Chen hides under the just black ag supported by Ren
Jia-Yin hides under the deputy black ag 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 ag 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 ag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy yellow ag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just white ag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy white ag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just black ag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy black ag.

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 ve 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 ve 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 inuences 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 inuence coming from above, via the
electromagnetic spectrum. There are altogether nine stars, each represents a different
inuence, 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:

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.
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.
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.
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.
Tian Qin: earth element, yang, auspicious for all things because it dwells in the central earth
palace which can give rise to all.
Tian Xin: metal element, yin, relates to leadership capability, scheming, medical treatment and
military deployment. t is an auspicious star.
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.
Tian Ren: earth element, yang, an auspicious star. When Tian Ren dwells in one palace, it is
good for benecence and studying, settling disputes, legal enforcement's especially injustice's.
Also good for business, marriages and social status.
Tian Ying: re element, yin, indicates outrageous behaviour, heated situations, re and blood. It
is a neutral star. When Tian Ying dwells in one palace it is good for planing, visiting high ofcials,
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 inuence 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 nishing 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 nish 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 inuence 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 inuence of each Guard:

Zhi Fu: earth element, central position, the commander of all other Guards. When it falls in one
palace, all evil things will ee without any trace.
Teng She: re element, south, Hippocratic and crafty Guard. Stands for hypocritical characters
and acrimony.. Responsible for strange, hypocritical and dreadful things.
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.
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.
Bai Hu: metal element, west, atrocious Guard. Apt to killing in most situations, Responsible for
armed forces deployment, killings, epidemics, trafc accidents. Under it there hides Gou Chen.
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.
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.
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 nding 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 nd 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 modied 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 rst 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 gure 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 nd 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 nd 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 nished 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 inuence 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 ofcials, 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 rst wife, the general people, mother, grandmother, old women, rural people,
hypocrite, big belly, stingy people, the female, etc.
wildness, wild eld, 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

re, 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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