Discovering Qi Men Dun Jia:
Learning the Basics and Understanding its Significance, understanding the history, meanings, definitions and applications.
Brief History of Qi Men Dun Jia
There has been a time in our lives when it feels like we are at the right place at the right time. It’s like nothing can ruin our day because everything is going fine and pretty. It’s a perfect day, so we say. But what is it really? Is it luck? Are the fairies that much happy to be generous in sprinkling us the happy and lucky dusts? We often neglect this this because we find there is no use lingering on it when nothing seems to ruin a perfect day. But if you must ask, the “right place at the right time” concept is actually Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ for brevity) at work. You don’t understand it because you have no idea what it is.
Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) refers to the ancient form of divination practiced by the Chinese. A 5,000 years old Chinese Metaphysics which is one of the three most respected Three Styles (三式; sānshì; ‘three styles’) of Chinese Metaphysics from China, with Da Liu Ren & Tai Yi Shen Shu. It is primarily used for military strategy and planning. In fact, Chinese scholars attributed their victory during the Battle of the Red Cliffs to Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). The strategic planning drawn from the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) resulted to the end of the Han dynasty. Chinese scholars likewise believed that the use of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) helped defeat Cao-Cao’s ship borne army. It was likewise believed that it was Liu Bowen’s effective strategic planning was due to Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). He was able to secure the throne for the Hongwu Emperor during the Ming dynasty.
* With references to Wikipedia, Qimen Dunjia is a divination tool from China, which is not really accurate, the usage of Qimen Dunjia is actually more powerful and diversify than just a divination tool. The real usages are divinations, bazi destiny, feng shui and date selection.
Thou who knows 奇门遁甲 Qi Men Dun Jia and APPLLIES it correctly at the RIGHT Timing will have an unfair advantage in Life, Relationship, Business & Investments.DOUGLES CHAN – QIMEN MASTER SHIFU
Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) may be the counterpart for secret military operatives or information. It was the same back then. This technique is also tagged as classified. It is only made available to the ruling dynasty or class and not to the general public. As a matter of fact, the ruling class restricted the common people to practice or learn about Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). This was out for the fear that the same will be used against them. Commoners who are using this tool or having it will be beheaded in those days.
Today, the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) covers a broad spectrum. Not only is it used for tactical strategy, but also for other aspects outside the military. This includes other forms of divination such as those relating to medical, childbirth, travel, matchmaking, and personal fortunes. In this modern time, Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) proves to be most effective for business and finance. Since records about its efficacy got published, Qi Men Dun Jia gained a stable traction of popularity all over Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore.
Qi Men Dun Jia: The Basics
There are four major schools of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). These are Astronomical Qi-Men or Qin-Dun, San-yuan Qi Men, Fa-Qi-Men, and Fei-Gong Xiao-Qi-Men. Of these four schools, the Astronomical Qi-Men school did not survive. There was no descendant to continue the school anymore. The most popular is San-yuan Qi Men. If you want a simplified school, Fei-Gong-Xiao-Qi Men is the school. Fa-Qi-Men involves supernatural forces like talisman which are common in Daoism.
There are also four types of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). Year QMDJ (for events that last a year or longer), Month QMDJ (for events that last a month), Day QMDJ (for events that last a day), and Hour QMDJ (for events that last an hour). The shorter the time it covers, the more popular it is amongst the Chinese. This made the Hour QMDJ the most popular among the four types of QMDJ.
Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) focuses on two major tracks: the Right Place at the Right Time and Forecasting or Divination. You use the first major track when you aim to achieve specific goals at a certain time. This is especially helpful when you aim to win a negotiation or close a business deal. When you need to know the answer to a particular question, forecasting or divination is the track to use. This tract is results-driven, and it is reliant upon the time a particular question is being asked.
As between the two major tracks of QMDJ, it is forecasting and divination that requires a longer time. It is challenging because it is technical. It requires a long time before one can learn its ins and outs. There are too many variables involved when learning forecasting or divination. You need to be proficient about the 4-Pillars (which is likewise present when Bazi reading). You must also internalize the concepts of Bagua, the 9 Stars, the 8 Gods, and others. No ordinary person can learn all these concepts in such a short period of time. Most scholars tagged the use of QMDJ in forecasting or divination as an “overkill.”
Information overload already? Sit back and hold your reigns. We are far from over. We have just started. Learning even the basics of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is quite technical. In this article, we introduce its technical aspect as simple as possible.
You might have heard about Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) being referred to as a mathematical calculation of your stars. It is also sometimes labelled as a form of numerology, and more. This can’t be farther from the truth. Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) collates astronomical observations to come up with calculated results. These results can pertain to different aspects depending on what aspect you want. Qi Men Dun Jia is composed of various aspects of Chinese metaphysics. Certain elements come into play when calculating astronomical observations. Among these elements are the Yin and Yang doctrine, 10 Heavenly Stems, 12 Earthly Branches, 8 Triagrams, 5 Elements, and the 24 Solar Terms.
Before delving deep into its technicality, it is best to know the fundamentals of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). You don’t have to look further because its name bears its fundamentals:
Qi – refers to the 3 heavenly stems of Yi (乙日奇), Bing (丙月奇) and Ding (丁星奇).
Men – refers to the 3 doors of Kai (開), Xiu (休) and Sheng (生).
Dun – meaning, “hide” refers to the concealment of the heavenly stem Jia (甲) from 6 other stems to protect it from Geng (庚). The 6 stems being Wu (戊), Ji (己), Geng (庚), Xin (辛), Ren (壬) and Gui (癸).
Jia – meaning “leader” or “general”
Like most prediction systems which require calculation, analysis, and interpretation, Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) also uses a board. It is a 3×3 cosmic board that serves as your natal (birthday) chart. It is through this cosmic board that certain events will be calculated.
Below is an example of a Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) cosmic board:
Figure 1. Qi Men Dun Jia Board
Also referred to as a Qi Map, it consists of the following variables each with a unique reference:
- The 8 triagrams within the 9 palaces refer to the later heaven arrangement of triagrams.
- Heavenly stems are the same 10 heavenly stems used in feng shui as well as in Bazi charts.
- The 8 gods represent ZhiFu( 直符), TengShe (螣蛇), TaiYin (太陰), LiuHe (六合), GouZhen (勾陳), ZhuQue (朱雀), JiuDi (九地), and JiuTian (九天).
- The Traveling Horse and Void Star are both considered single variables. They get to move around on the Qi map.
- The Heaven plate is composed of the 9 stars namely, TianChong (天冲), TianFu (天辅), TianYing (天英), TianRen (天任), TianQin (天禽), TianRui (天芮), TianXin (天心), TianZhu (天柱), TianPeng (天蓬).
- Earth plate refers to the 12 earthly branches used in Bazi charts.
- Man plate represents the 8 doors of Du (杜), Jing (惊), Si (死), Jing (景), Kai (開), Xiu (休), Sheng (生), Shang (伤).
The symbols or references abovementioned rotate around the 9 palaces with each double-hour of the day. This makes a total 1,080 unique configurations. These configurations are in turn recycled four times annually, divided accordingly between the Yin and Yang of the year. In other words, your final chart can be grouped into one of two categories: Yang Dun or Yin Dun. Both categories are composed of 9 types of Ju with 60 variations. Hence, the 1,080 total unique configurations.
Qi Men Dun Jia divination carries a unique set of Yongshenor Use Spirits. An example of this is medical divination which mainly relies on the Star Plate. Another example would be determining the weather. The star responsible for any weather-related questions would be the Tzianshu Star, also known as The Rain Maker. Knowing the type of star relating to the question allows analyst to easily identify which in cosmic natal chart to look. That responsible star must reside somewhere in your natal chart. Depending on what was being asked at the time of the divination, interpreters refer to your Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) cosmic board to find the divine answers related to the question. Your natal chart on the cosmic board serves as a reference in determining which amongst the 9 palaces possibly contains the answers to the questions posed. This makes Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) time sensitive.
Most often than not, our search for answers also leads to a series of questions, answers, or even problems. Because Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is time sensitive, remarkably similar configurations on the cosmic board appears and it can’t be avoided.
Understanding the Variables: Meanings, Symbols and Elements
To fully understand the concept as well as the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲), it is best to understand the different variables or symbols involved. And there is quite a lot to understand. We will try to explain each variable in detail in our attempt to relate it to the application of Qi Men Dun Jia.
You have probably encountered this variable a couple of times during your readings related to feng shui. Surely, you have encountered this one on a topic related to Bazi reading. In feng shui, there are 10 heavenly stems, and they refer to Jia, Yi, Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui. These heavenly stems are believed to have a close connection with the sun’s movement. Each one carries a specific meaning.
Table 1. Heavenly Stem
|Jia||Bud – the initial sign of growth||S1||Wood /Yang|
|Yi||Sprout – the start of growth like birth||S2||Wood /Yin|
|Bing||Stunted growth – correlative to a fire in the house||S3||Fire /Yang|
|Ji||In full bloom – the wholeness of everything||S6||Earth /Yin|
|Geng||Abundance – also meaning harvest; the fullness of things; ripe for harvest||S7||Metal /Yang|
|Xin||Reformation – cutting out what’s not needed||S8||Metal /Yin|
|Ren||Sustenance – life support||S9||Water /Yang|
|Gui||Regeneration – the start of the cycle towards another phase of growth||S10||Water /Yin|
But the application of the ten heavenly stems does not stop there. Apart from its usual meanings or symbols, the ten heavenly stems carry with it hidden meanings too which are not intended for public information. Always remember that Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is originally used for military strategies and tactics. Each stem denotes a military counterpart. In this case, Jia refers to a military general while Dun means hidden. In other words, Dun Jia refers to the Hidden General. The other heavenly stems like Yi, Bing, and Ding are considered as the Three Wonders. In military application, they are assigned to the Headquarters, Policy Department, and Logistics Departments. Alternatively, Yin can be considered as the Idea Man, Bing as the Bodyguard, and Ding as the Logistic Officer. All of them work closely with the General.
Correlatively, in the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) for military purposes, the heavenly stems are interpreted in such a way that an analyst can come up with a battalion, detachment, or reinforcements. This detachment is referred to as Liu Yi. Each one composing this detachment holds a flag. These flags, depending on the element represented by the heavenly stem, are colored either yellow (e.g. Yang/ earth element), or white (e.g. Yin/ metal element).
The earthly branches are likewise a familiar variable which are both present in numerous feng shui articles and used an important element in Bazi reading. It represents the 12 animals in your zodiac. While the heavenly stems connect to the movement of the sun, the earthly branches connect to the movement of the moon. Each branch likewise carries a particular meaning.
Table 2. Earthly Branches
|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|
The application of the heavenly stems and the earthly branches as variables to Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is similar to the application of these same variables to a Bazi chart. In taking these elements into computation, it still follows the 60 years : 1 cycle ratio of the Chinese generation. Just the same, 10 heavenly stems cycles 6 (multiplied by the 10 heavenly stems) times to complete 1 generation, while the earthy branches cycle 5 (multiplied by the 12 zodia animals) times to complete 60 years or a generation.
The 8 Triagrams and 9 Palaces
These 9 palaces are the ones you see on a Lou Sho Chart. The represent different aspects of you life and they follow the following numerical arrangement:
Chinese scholars and feng shui masters have a technique in memorizing these numerical figures. They chant these numbers like a nursery rhyme and it goes like this:
“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. “
Yup, still hard to follow. I don’t know how they easily memorize something that’s not even rhyming. So, you’re not alone. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
Remember, Liu Yi, the military detachment? We’ve mentioned it under Heavenly Stems. It is important to mention them again here because they also appear in your Earth Plate. Below is a general pattern of the Earth Plate that shows the Liu Yi:
Table 3. Earth Plate
|Jia-Zi||Jia||XuJia||ShenJia||WuJia||ChenJia||Yin Star||Wonder Moon||Wonder Sun||Wonder Star|
It would be difficult to understand the table above if we don’t discuss the meaning of Liu Yi, San Qi, Ju, heavenly Qi, as well as its arrangement in the 9 palaces. Let’s get back to the table above later.
Liu Yi refers to the 6 detachments composed of Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren, Gui, Jia, Yi, and Bing. As mentioned at the first part of this article, each holds a flag depending on the element they represent. These 6 detachments are Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia-Chen and Jia-Yin hide them. In the table below, are the elements the detachment represents, the category of heavenly Qi they belong to, and they color of their flag.
Table 4. Liu Yi
|Detachment||Element||Heavenly Qi||Flag Color|
San Qi on the other hand refers to the 3 high valued commanders. In the Earth Plate in Table 3, these 3 high valued commanders are Wonder Moon, Wonder Sun, and Wonder Star.
Liu Yi and San Qi, therefore, totals to 9 variables which are perfectly assigned to 9 palaces in succession. This succession refers to the Ju, which means situation. This providesthe cyclical numbers assigned in the two categories of heavenly Qi: Yang and Yin. In Chinese astrology and culture, as well as feng shui, it is best to consult the Dun Jia calendar before deciding anything important. The Dun Jia calendar determines whether the date falls on a Yang Dun or Yin Dun. During a Yin Dun period, the Yin energy is believed to get stronger day by day. This period in the Dun Jia calendar commences on summer solstice and ends on winter solstice. On the other hand, a Yang Dun period increases the Yang energy and begins when winter solstice ends. It ends on the next summer solstice.
Ju Shu ascends during a Yang Dun period and descends during a Yin Dun period.
If you look back at Table 3. Earth Plate, it is now easy to understand what those variables mean. The next question would be, how to analyze it. But this should be for a later discussion. Let’s stick to understanding the variables composing your Qi Men Dun Jia chart first.
In the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲), knowing your Earth Plate will never be enough. It only refers to the “matter” of things and that is only one aspect which can be changed by other influences. In ancient Chine belief, all things surrounding us are influenced by 3 factors – Earth, Heaven, and Man. The Heaven Plate represents the influence from Above. This influence comes via an electromagnetic spectrum. The Heaven Plate is composed of 9 stars, referred to as Zhi Fu. A general pattern of a Heaven Plate looks like the table below:
Table 5. Heaven Plate.
|Zhi Fu||Tian Peng||Tian Rui||Tian Cong||Tian Fu||Tian Qin||Tian Xin||Tian Zhu||Tian Ren||Tian Ying|
All 9 Zhi Fu denotes symbols and meanings that are equally important. By simply knowing where the location of your Zhi Fu in the Eight Triagram, you will know how to improve an aspect of your life. Below is a table showing the meanings of Zhi Fu and what you can do about it.
Table 6. Zhi Fu: Elements, Symbols and Meanings
|Zhi Fu||Element||Meaning/Symbol||What to Do:|
|Tian Peng||Water||Indicates theft. It is an inauspicious star. It signifies loss.||Up the defenses of your property by constructing a gate, providing a lock to unsecured doors, or installing a security camera in your establishments.|
|Tian Rui||Earth||Indicates sickness. It is a disease star.||Stay at home and avoid dangerous or extreme activities. In military application, this means a person should not be deployed to war.|
|Tian Cong||Wood||Indicates charity, donation, kindness and/or agricultural activities. It is an auspicious star.||Winning is offered by Tian Cong. During this time, it is best to go to battle, physical or legal.|
|Tian Fu||Wood||Indicates culture and education. It is an auspicious star.||It is a good time to travel or open a business. It is likewise lucky date to get married.|
|Tian Qin||Earth||Star for All Seasons.||Everything is auspicious during this time. This star dwells in the central earth palace which allows everything around it to progress or arise.|
|Tian Xin||Metal||Indicates leadership. It is an auspicious star.||It is a best time to formulate military strategies and to push for military deployment. Outside military, this means a good time to lead your business towards success; a good time to take a chance at closing a deal.|
|Tian Zhu||Metal||Indicates death, damage, and strange or mysterious occurrences. It is an inauspicious star.||It is during this time that the military should check on their garrison and armed forces and increase their forces if possible. Outside military application, this means it is not a good time to travel or do business as this could mean unfortunate things could happen.|
|Tian Ren||Earth||Indicates justice and solution. It is an auspicious star.||It is the best time to settle obligations or disputes and enforce whatever is due to you. A good example would be the collection of a long overdue debt or its settlement thereof.|
|Tian Ying||Fire||Indicates chaos and outrageous behavior. It is considered as a neutral star.||As a neutral star which signifies aggression, it is a good time to take the courage to talk to higher officials for a promotion. However, this star won’t help you for anything the concerns wealth improvement.|
Now that we’ve discussed two out of three factors which influence the things surrounding us, there is only one factor left to discuss: The Man Plate. The human plate provides for what could possibly influence all things because of humans. If you come to think of it, you might believe there is no end to discussing this factor. This is considering how big a man’s influence is to things that surround as how we perceive it. But in the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲), the Man Plate represents the 8 doors of Du, Jing, Si, Jing, Kai, Xiu, Sheng, and Shang. Each door is designated to a palace number and denotes different meanings. The table shows the corresponding meaning for each Doors in their specific number in the 9 palaces along with its direction:
Table 7. 8 Doors Meaning/Significance
|8||Sheng||Northeast||Signifies birth. Generally, the Sheng door is useful for any purpose. If you have the star for all season, this should be your door for all season. But, this is especially useful for your health aspect.|
|3||Shang||East||Signifies injury. This is especially true for injuries that are caused due to hastiness when finishing work. It is therefore, significant for medical treatment.|
|4||Du||Southeast||Signifies clumsiness. This door means a series of unfortunate events, like that one day you feel like you are messing everything up. This is an unlucky door but could be very helpful when planning for an escape or evading robbers.|
|9||Jing||South||Signifies prospect/ target. Like Sheng, this door has multiple uses and can be used for just about anything.|
|5, 2||Si||Southwest||Signifies lethargy. This is another unlucky door which signifies slacking in life. At most, this should not be used except when it concerns death related activities like a burial.|
|7||Jing||West||Signifies surprise. While it is not considered as an unlucky door, this is not a treated as a good door either by many feng shui masters or scholars. Nothing good comes out for a surprise especially when you are trying to finish a work or trying to concentrate about something.|
|6||Kai||Northwest||Signifies relaxation. Everything that happens during the day is relaxed. The Kai door is useful in many ways, and it denotes prosperity.|
|1||Xiu||North||Signifies rest/sleep. While being asleep puts you in your most vulnerable state, the door Xiu serves many purposes too and is considered auspicious on its own.|
Uses of Qi Men Dun Jia
In retrospect, Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is a method used to manipulate the qi or beneficial energy drawn from your interactions in a specific time, space, and purpose. Once unlocked, its magnetic properties can boost the qi of the person making him achieve his desired results.
As stated under its brief history, Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) was originally used for military planning, tactics, and strategy. The Imperial Militias of ancient China used it to plan wars and strategize military actions. You will find historical records about the use of QMDJ in the military especially in the Book of the Three Kingdoms. You will learn about strategy used by Zhu Ge Liang during the Battle of the Red Cliffs as well as the technique used to defeat the Army of Cao Cao. It was only in the later part that it was introduced to apply to other various aspects in our lives. To date, it is used for determining childbirth, election winners, sales, financial strategy, and even matchmaking.
Today, many corporations big and small use QMDJ to overcome the competition. They use it to their advantage by learning where and when to travel to a highly competitive business environment. It is a way of gaining a big fighting chance to thrive and beat the competitor. In the modern days, Qi Men Dun Jia 奇门遁甲 is used to predicate the outcome of the question, understand a person character and life, choosing the RIGHT time to execute a plan or activities and change the Feng Shui of the surrounding to optimized the energy to bring good luck. In some instant, it also combined Feng Shui to maximize the positive energy for the benefits of the users, families and companies.
Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is likewise used as an effective forecasting tool. By doing so, it gives you the upper hand when undertaking complex negotiations or disputes. It likewise gives you the leverage to escape from the rabbit hole caused by unexpected difficulties. And because it gives you a forecast of your chances at winning in a particular field, QMDJ is a best technique when pushing for a successful marketing strategy and advertising campaigns. In so doing, you get a 100% success return which creates the domino effect of a series of success—successful investments, commercial expansion, greater ROI, and others.
To have a reliable forecast of certain events affect the way you decide about things. For instance, if QMDJ forecast says it won’t be a good time to invest on real state. You are given a time frame to think your decisions over real estate investments. Without such forecast, you might have jumped into investing right away simply because it is the “trend.” With these legitimate forecasts, you are inclined to make calculated decisions and risks. Your decision-making skill is more analytical rather than impulsive.
Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is therefore, like a portable “Energy” technique that can be used for different perspectives. Whether your aim is to use it as a forecasting tool for strategic planning or as a tool to determine the right place and time for a particular event, QMDJ is a moving technique you can rely on anytime. Perhaps the most used application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) in its schedule, especially the Hourly QMDJ. Imagine you get a sense of control over changing environments within a short period of time. That would be amazing, isn’t it? Not only is it applicable in business, it can also be applied even to personal matters such as your relationship.
In other words, there is a greater chance for you to turn the tables around to your advantage. You want a raise at work? Consult your QMDJ chart. Let is tell you when it is the right time to ask for a raise from your boss. You want to close a business deal? Refer to your QMDJ chart and seek for the most auspicious star. When to propose for marriage, take out a loan, or offer a business a proposal—these are just a few of the many things your QMDJ can forecast for you! Its practicality and uniqueness go beyond its original purpose, and many have already reaped its benefits.
Chinese scholars likewise recorded that the mixing the QMDJ techniques with other techniques double the chances of reaping the benefits it offers. Some uses Astrological-related techniques alongside DMDJ. Some used the 8-Door Hiding technique, and in some cases, the Mysterious Door Escape Method. We shall discuss these other techniques perhaps in a different article.
There is no denying that Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) proved its effective application in the military setting. But did you know that its application outside the military frame caused some ancient Chinese feng shui masters to raise their eyebrows? For them, it is a taboo to use QMDJ technique outside of its primary purpose. Not only because it deviates from its original intended use but because it appears impractical. This issue may be reconciled if we try to go back to the original purpose of creating Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲). If you remember, 3500 years ago, its use was restricted to the common people. Only the ruling class get to use this technique for fear that it will be used against them.
Its impracticality is founded on the premise that it’s a wrong technique to use simply because it is not the one intended to be used except when it concerns the military. In other words, would you really want to send a medical doctor to represent you in a court hearing? Definitely not because what you need by then is the assistance of a lawyer. This is the same impracticality argument applicable to the use of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) with regards other aspects that are outside the military. The shoe simply does not fit. The scholars and feng shui masters would say.
Nevertheless, some find its application to other life aspects outside the military to be just as effective. To some, like the scholars who are focused on studying Chinese metaphysics, the application of Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) is a great conversation starter. It is also a great topic for debate. Intellectual stimulation is great when its aim is the improvement of the technique.
To date, there still lingers a cloud of doubt as to the authenticity of Qi Men Dun Jia technique used. Academicians, scholars, and researchers questioned it the moment the impossibility of the technique being leaked during the Ming Dynasty arose.