Qi Men Dun Jia Basic Concept


Qi Men Dun Jia Basic


QiMenDunJia (奇门遁甲) is a the most advance strategy formulation techique in Ancient China. Together with TaiYi (太乙) and LiuRen (六壬), they form what we refer to as Three Style (三式). QiMenDunJia uses a combination of serveral type of Chinese Metaphysics. It includes the Ying and Yang and Five Elements (阴阳五行), Eight Trigrams (八卦), Ten Heavenly Stems (十天干), Twelves Earthly Branches (十二地支), twenty four JieQi (二十四节气) and Astrology (星相). It is know as the most advance computational method evolve from IChing (易经).

What Is QiMenDunJia

During the Zhou and Qin Dynasty, QiMenDunJia is know as YinFu (阴符), during Wei and Han Dynasty is is know as LiuJia (六甲), from Jin to Song Dynasty it is know as DunJia (遁甲) and only in Ming and Qing Dynasty, it is refer to as QiMenDunJia (奇门遁甲).

QiMenDunJia (奇门遁甲) is a combination of QiMen (奇门) and DunJia (遁甲). QiMen refer to the three officers and 6 Commanders and the eight gates. DunJia means hidding of Jia. Jia is the first heavenly stem and it is normally refer as the leader. In Ancient China, whenever a troop goes to battle, it is a common practice to conceal the location of the General leading the troop. Thus, the term DunJia effectively means to conceal the location of the General. Together, QiMenDunJia (奇门遁甲) means using the combination of eight gates, 3 officiers and 6 Commanders to conceal the General so as to formulate the strategy to deploy troops within a time space dimension.

Type of QiMenDunJia

There are various schools of QiMenDunJia, they are the year family QiMenDunJIa (年家奇门), month family QiMenDunJIa (月家奇门), day family QiMenDunJia (日家奇门) and hour family QiMenDunJia (时家奇门). Each type of QiMenDunJia is applicable to different situation. However, the most commonly use is the hour family QiMenDunJia.,/p>

QiMenDunJia Chart

A QiMenDunJia Chart is plot on a 3×3 square grids. The nine square grid is dvdided into eight palace with eight trigram (八宫八卦). Each palace represent a direction.


Within each palace, it consist of nine stars in the heaven plate (天盘), ten hevenly stem in the earth plate (地盘), eight gates in the man plate (人盘) and eight deities in the divine plate (神盘).

The interaction of each star, gate, heavenly stem and deity with the palaces are analyse to response to the type of question asked. Depending on the type of questions, each star, gate, hevenly stem or deity may represent certain symbols which is critical to the question.