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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I recently contacted Sean to ask for his advice on some personal matter. Sean has proven to be a very unconventional master that I've had the opportunity to talk to. He is sincere, honest and open, while incorporating a modern view in his reading and advice. I really appreciate the way he tries to put his explanation into context, catering to different concerns that I have. Overall - a very pleasant and helpful experience.
I have been searching for a Bazi shifu for quite some time and am lucky to have met Sean. He was very fast with his response and his readings was very detailed as well. What was better is the accuracy of the report. Breaking down to some stuff, the report was able to pick it up as well. He is also a very patient guy and able to answer most of the questions I ask him. I highly recommend giving him a shot! Great stuff Sean thanks!
Thank you for the detailed analysis of my potential and destiny! Sean is very friendly and responds very quickly to my emails even though we don't live in the same time zone. He's always available to answer my questions and very patient with me even though some of my questions doesn't make much sense. He is also very honest about limitations in the bazi reading. Overall I'm very happy with the service and would gladly do another one when I need it in the future.
A very professional Metaphysics consultant who knows what he does. He is willing to give detailed and constructive feedbacks promptly and does not limit the amount of questions his customers can ask. Really thankful for his suggestions as it give me an ease of mind now. Really hope u will continue in this profession and help out those who are lost in their lives and need some guidance. Thumbs up for u. =)
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