I AM

Sean Chan

嶦孝顏

BaZi Practitioner | Feng Shui Master | Chinese Metaphysics Consultant

My BaZi (八字) & Feng Shui (風水) Journey

My Background

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 the field of Chinese metaphysics with a lot of appreciation and respect for Chinese history. It is for this reason that I dug deep into the Chinese classical texts written in Literary 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 BaZi, Zi Wei Dou Shu (casually referred to as ‘fortune-telling’), and Feng Shui in both layman English and Mandarin.

I’ve read more than 1,000 charts professionally since 2014 and got to witness first hand how this art is still relevant till today and the profound impact on people’s lives. You will likely find me very different from the incumbent practitioners who have been around for a while now, and there’s a good reason why I am different which I hope you’ll eventually find out as you explore this site.

The Journey So Far

This website had humble beginnings, with less than 10 visitors when it first started. Today, it’s one of the highest ranking websites globally. I’m considered a thought leader in this field by my readers and the companies that I work with and am one of the leading practitioners in Southeast Asia.

My mission is to translate ancient wisdom into something that can be easily understood by the modern audience.

I would highly encourage you to visit my blog, which is the most important part of this website. My posts are aimed at dispelling the myths and misconceptions that are plaguing this field which often leads people to misapply Chinese metaphysics and make the wrong decisions. There is a lot we can learn from our ancestors and what they developed, but sadly it has been bastardized by misleading and unethical practices. I hope my work and what I write here can one day set new standards in this field, and that all may benefit from this art the way our ancestors intended it to.

If this is your first time to my website, take your go through the trove of articles in my blog and understand my philosophy and approach to this field. There’s no need to rush for a consultation – I’m always around and easily accessible.

My Specialisations And What I Do 

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.

Zi Wei Dou Shu | 紫微斗数 |

Without going too much into the history and technicals, Zi Wei Dou Shu is basically another form of Chinese astrology which came at a later point in Chinese history. It’s regarded as a more advanced method which can give more insights compare to BaZi, but it’s also a lot more complex which makes it virtually impossible for layman to understand what’s going on.

I use both BaZi and Zi Wei Dou Shu concurrently doing my consultations to added depth and insight. My reports will be more focused on BaZi, and I will bring in Zi Wei Dou Shu accordingly to point out the details and areas you’ll need to focus on.

Do not worry about which method I use at the end of the day. Both methods will always have the same conclusion and will not contradict each other. They merely describe cause-and-effect in a different way.

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.

In case you’ve missed the announcement: I’ve also recently been appointed as the Key Opinion Leader of 99.co, Singapore’s largest property portal, for Feng Shui related matters!

 

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.

​Feel free to join my Facebook group here to get the conversation going!

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.

Testimonials

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    5 star review  I am a young working professional who just embarked on my career. I stumbled upon the Chinese Metaphysics (CM) during my current phase of life where there are lots of ups and downs and uncertainties in various aspects of my life. I was looking at Chinese Metaphysics as a way to give me some insights regarding my current phase of life, searching for guidances and answers for certain aspects in life. I searched online for CM masters and stumbled upon Master Sean’s blog. After getting my consultation done, I am more positive towards tackling the obstacles in my current phase of my life now. Previously, I am a person who tends to focus on the negative things in most matter. Master Sean has pointed out to me the root cause of my problems. Upon receiving his advice, I have changed to a person who is more positive, confident and with an increased level of energy. The outcome of the consultation made me realise that Heaven would not bestow me with a good life if I am not a capable person myself and attitude is best formed in the stormy billows of the world! Sometimes in life we have to be completely shaken up and changed in order to relocate us to a place we are meant to be. In addition, my consultation with him showed that he has a sincere love in CM from the way he handled my questions and made me comprehend CM. He also gave prompt replies and did not hesitate to answer my questions. I would definitely consult him again in the near future. My only regret is I did not consult you earlier in my life!

    thumb SiuMing Yeoh
    12/03/2017

    5 star review  If you're hoping for a practical and genuine metaphysics consultation that is rooted in proper classical texts. Search no more! Sean's the man for the job. I approached him for 3 types of service; bazi compatibilty, date selection and feng shui assessment. Sean was very patient and thorough with his explanations and analysis. He always found the time to reply to my questions even at times when he was busy. He was also helpful, even going out of his way to help me. Besides that, one of the truly unique and genuine things about Sean is his approach on bazi analysis. Before Sean, I have not met any metaphysics masters that approached metaphysics with a sense of practicality. I am a firm believer that there are no quick fixes in life and Sean echoed this belief. Unlike other bazi and feng shui teachings Sean's consultation provided me confidence, security and relief that everything was oookayy; that whatever fears instigated by rogue advices from other bazi masters were unwarranted. This itself was worth every penny. I think I've not only gained appreciation in Sean's consultation but have also gained a friend. I will definitely be seeking for his opinions on major life decisions in the future.

    thumb Qing Oh
    3/25/2018

    5 star review  Sean is a very honest, attentive and patient shifu and I'm very sure he knows his stuff as he was able to break down the theories and explain it to me clearly in detail. I ever consulted other shifus and they were very hostile when I asked a little more on the theory, didn't bother to advise me on what I should look out for and even tried to hard sell me other services which I didn't need at all. He was able to list out problems I had even before I share anything with him. and what surprise me the most was that Sean was able point out an incident which happened to my mom and I which I never mention at all to him or shared with anyone else. It was a jaw dropping experience. I'm thankful that we crossed paths and now I know I have someone I can trust with my 八字 with!

    thumb Xiaoting Zheng
    6/13/2016

    5 star review  I stumble upon Sean's CM site when I was googling for some answers to some challenging situation that I am facing. Though I had approach some other fengshui master to address the same situation but I never seem to get the answer that I was looking for and instead I am left with more questions and anxiety than ever. I read through his blog for a while before I decided to engage him for a reading. What he wrote in his blog resonates very well with my thoughts and in what I'm seeking - a practitioner that tells you as it is and not giving you misplaced hopes. I approached Sean to do my reading as well as for my husband. What's fascinating about my report is that he managed to point out something that I have never realized was possibly the root cause to some of the issues that I'm facing now and this has never been addressed with all the other fengshui masters that I've been to. With his analysis, it makes a lot of sense now and with his practical advice, it's gives me the motivation to make a change. Sean never sugar-coat his words and gives you the analysis as frank as it should be. I had to take a bit of time to digest the report (both good and bad) but it gives a very clear view of what's likely the issues or what's likely to come and how we can go about addressing it. This is definitely more practical than buying any fengshui items and pinning hopes on them that miracles will somehow happen without us making any changes. I can also see the passion that Sean has in CM and this can be reflected in the depth of knowledge that he has in this area. He is also sincere in wanting to really help us overcome the hurdle and comes across as someone very approachable too. He is really patient in reading my very lengthy responses and answering the questions that I have. The 7 days of Q&A is most helpful as it gives me time to understand the report and think of the questions that I wanted to ask instead of having to rush through the analysis and stick to the time limit as with most other practitioners and then missing out on some areas that I wanted to address. A very fruitful engagement for me and I will definitely engage Sean again for my next yearly readings. I will also highly recommend Sean to anyone who wants to know more about their life analysis and who is willing to make a change for the better.

    thumb Daphne Phoeng
    2/12/2018

Media Features
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Channel NewsAsia (26th June’18)

T Singapore: The New York Times Style Magazine (11th July 2018)

Her World: Digital Edition (November 2016)

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