Sean Chan | 嶦孝顏
BaZi Practitioner | Feng Shui Master | Chinese Metaphysics Consultant
My BaZi (八字) & Feng Shui (風水) Journey
I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Singapore, going through the typical path of a Singaporean and graduating with a degree from NUS Business School and the University Scholars Programme.
My affinity with Chinese culture & history and started when I was 18 when I first started to get in touch with my Taiwanese roots. I ventured into this field with a lot of appreciation and respect for Chinese history, where I started reading Chinese classical texts in classic Chinese (文言文)。 As a result, I’m one of the few practitioners who can explain the theory, as well as the history, of ‘fortune telling’ and Feng Shui in both layman English and Mandarin. In the course of 2 years, I’ve read more than 500 charts and witnessed how this art can have a direct impact on people’s lives. The trust that my clients have put in me is something very dear to me.
BaZi | 八字 |天源術 | 사주팔자 |
Many clients have come to me for BaZi consultations to ask about topics such as career, wealth, marriage, health and other aspects of their lives. It gives me great satisfaction to know that my knowledge in this field is able to help others find clarity and direction. Do note that I can only give my personal opinions on matters and you should never regard it as a replacement for proper professional help and advice from doctors or counsellors.
Whatever stage of life you’re in now, you can always benefit from a reading to prepare for what’s ahead. Remember, nothing is set in stone. BaZi (八字) is the manifestation of nature’s laws and describes the unfolding of these laws – where the path ultimately leads to is still up to you. Our ancestors developed BaZi (八字) as a guide precisely because we have the ability to change and influence ‘fate’. Our ancestors would not spend centuries developing this art only to tell us that we are unable change things.
Should you wish to do a consultation, do take a look at the FAQ section and testimonials to help you with your decision. I’d also encourage everyone to read through my blog to understand my views on the subject and decide whether I’m the right consultant for you.
Feng Shui | 風水 |
If you are looking to have your current house’s feng shui assessed or are in the process of looking for a new home, I would strongly encourage you read through my blog to hear my thoughts and views on the subject. You’ll notice that I hold very different views from the incumbent commercialized practitioners who rely solely on metaphysics for their income. There’s a saying that goes 七分命理不出门， 三分风水闯天下。It is easy for anyone to pass off as a feng shui master; the real test lies in their knowledge in the theory of metaphysics (命理) and astrology.
There are tons of feng shui masters out there and you may be wondering “What makes all of you different?” My blog aims to answer that question and help you make an informed decision. This service is not something I feel like I should hard sell, and the role I see myself playing has always been that of an educator to demystify and pass down what our ancestors have developed.
WHO AM I REALLY?
I’m your everyday person who happened to develop an interest in metaphysics since young. I hold a full-time job at a start-up and this is my sideline and I intend to keep it this way for various reasons – ethical reasons in particular. I don’t rely on this as my main source of income, and that takes away all moral hazards when I conduct my consultations and develop myself in this field. I don’t feel it’s right to use marketing gimmicks to make people part with their money and neither do I believe in charms or items and I see this field strictly as a means to improve oneself and nature’s laws that we are bound to.
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WHAT IS BAZI (八字)?
BaZi (八字) is a form of Chinese astrology, more commonly known as the ‘4 Pillars of Destiny‘ in the West; 天源術 in Japan and 사주팔자 in Korea. To break it down further, in essence, it is a time-keeping system linked to the 24 Solar Terms and the sexagenary cycle which repeats itself every 60 years. The ancient Chinese believed in the ‘unison with the Heavens’ (天人合一)，and through the process of measuring time and the laws that bind us to it, they realized that our lives paralleled nature’s laws. BaZi is a description of the interplay of these laws which allows practitioners to explore the potential, strengths and weaknesses of the individual and how he or she interacts with the world.
BaZi is an art is that is relevant till this day. Society may change, but the laws of the universe doesn’t.
SO, WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT?
I’ve read through all the Chinese classical texts that are deemed a must-read before anyone should even start commenting on a chart or house. The knowledge I possess does not come from the internet nor books written by modern authors; the books I read are from China’s dynastic period when this art flourished without being tainted by commercial motivations. Some of these books, to name a few, are 《三命通会》，《滴天髓》，《子平真诠》，《穷通宝鉴》，《沈氏玄空学》，《八宅明镜》，《阳宅十书》，《黄帝宅经》，《葬书》。
You will find that a lot of ‘practitioners’ out there have never touched a single Chinese classic. If I say something in my report, I will always be able to point out which book and chapter I got it from and explain the theory behind it to you.
Again, I am not an advocate of buying lucky charms or figurines to change your luck. There is no mention of such ‘remedies’ in Chinese classical texts, so be wary of practitioners who suggest items as a remedy.
WHAT GOT ME INTO THIS?
I had a challenging start to life and was simply looking for an answer which eventually led me to metaphysics – just that I went deeper than most people given my ability to read Chinese as someone born in Taiwan. I didn’t go into this field harbouring intentions to monetize it some day. It started off as a genuine interest in the subject and it was always used as an ice-breaker when I meet new people at social gatherings.
Many of my friends felt that I could help a lot of people with this knowledge encouraged me to do this as a sideline. I decided to give it a shot and never looked back. It was uneasy at the start, but seeing how some clients have really benefited from this, it’s turned out to be a really fulfilling job.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
This art is something I take a lot of pride in. It has helped me a lot in my life and I had the privilege of seeing how this field can help others too. My knowledge comes straight from the Chinese classics and I will explain step-by-step how I arrived to the conclusion regarding your BaZi chart or house. What’s important is that you complete the consultation with a feeling of clarity and direction – it is not supposed to confused you further which is something that happens rather often.
What I can offer on top of my expertise is my sincerity and appreciation for your trust in me. I will always do my best for my clients. Yes, you may find me expensive, but rest assured I’ll make it worth your while. Do spend some time to go through my testimonials and blog.
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My husband and I have engaged Sean as our Fengshui master for our new house. He has been very friendly, honest and helpful! Clear explanation with detailed analysis as well his willingness to follow up and check if everything is ok for us.
Sean is a Chinese Metaphysician that will tell you things as they are with great sincerity and genuineness, which I deeply appreciate in my consultation with him. His accurate Bazi reading and candid advice gave me rooms for thoughts and questions. With immense patience, he provided me with well-reasoned answers to my 101 questions that left my curious mind satisfied. If anything, his positive energy for life and deep belief that one is meant to transcend whatever chart a person is born with have definitely given me a much needed boost of energy to face my life opportunities and challenges. Highly recommended if you are looking for no-frills Chinese Metaphysic services, and an earnest and trustworthy consultant. Just don’t expect miracle “cures” from him for all your life difficulties. It’s your life, after all! I will definitely seek his counsel again in the future!!
This is not my first time having a Bazi profile read or a Ziwei calculation, what is unique is that Sean uses the combination of both to give a reading. I was searching for Bazi chart reading and was browsing Joey’s Yap website when I chanced upon Sean’s blog, which intrigued me. His style of writing seems genuinely sincere, besides his blog also emphasize on positive beliefs that change can happen. This is what many practitioner lacks I feel, many a times when someone tells us something bad, we tend to gear towards the bad and sooner or later it will become a self fulfilling prophecy. Sean’s approach is a positive one, he kept emphasising that as long as we tune our mind and decisions, there is a possibility of changing our situation, which I agree and is a healthy mindset. Although there is no face to face interaction, his email are always very prompt, sincere and light hearted. His suggestion gives hope and a good approach. Instead, he points you towards clearing your doubts and the right direction. Try him and you won’t regret it.
Sean is a sincere, nice and friendly guy who is always patiently attending to our questions and provided useful suggestions. He responded promptly and kept his words by delivering his assessment/ report as promised. His knowledge in Bazi and fengshui is broad and always supported his analysis and statements with the theory behind it. Thank you so much for your help in assessing our Bazi and the fengshui for our new house. We will definitely engage you again for our next house hunting. All the best, Sean!
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