I AM

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.

Testimonials

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    5 star review  I have never met Sean in person but having now engaged his services online on more than one occasion, I hope to be able to one day! Sean is prompt and comes across as warm and sincere in his dealings. His knowledge is broad and though it can get technical, he makes it a point to explain matters in a way that a layperson can understand- especially for a western clientele. An extraordinary talent, Sean is able to speak to you like he has known your for years and encourages you to handle adversity and emerge stronger. I have no doubt that I will continue to seek his counsel and advice for years to come and highly recommend it for anyone seeking some impartial guidance and perspective in both their personal and professional lives.

    thumb Johnathan Lovett
    10/08/2017

    5 star review  I have a few bazi readings from different masters before. There are a few things which Sean has impressed me. 1. He replies very fast and is always friendly. 2. His bazi reading is comprehensive. There are some technical terms but he will always explain it in a layman's manner. 3. He has a real interest to help. You can feel it in the way he replied and asked. 4. Although there is a 7 days time limit to ask questions, he is not inflexible to cater for my schedule. 5. I like his email consultation service approach. The reason is that I can read the email report on my own time. Believe me that when someone gives you a reading of your destiny, you will have a lot of feelings and questions in your head. You will wish that you have time to slow down and think out your questions.

    thumb Lee Lim
    1/07/2017

    5 star review  I'm not a person who usually write reviews but Sean definitely deserves it. Was looking for someone to have a look at my Ba Zi & found his website. Sean was really friendly & did provide a quick turnaround. It can be seen that he's really enthusiastic about his job with us having conversations way past midnight. He was patient & did explain my long list of questions in an easily understandable context. It was definitely surprising that he managed to highlight on my weak kidney / blood issues based on my Ba Zi alone without any prior hints! Really great thumbs up on his health advice & really thankful for it. Do highly recommend to consult Sean on his services!

    thumb Gary Tang Yew Chiang
    2/05/2017

    5 star review  Have been looking for a reliable Metaphysics Consultant who provides concise explanations behind their analysis, is sincere and does not charge exorbitant prices to give readings that leave you with misgivings regarding their authenticity. I found Sean after some googling and was initially skeptical, but was convinced after reading his backstory and motivations regarding his work, and the testimonials on his webpage. And the idea of the online report + Q&A after sounded really cool. True enough, he fulfilled all of my expectations and more. His readings pointed out some really accurate truths about my life; each of his analysis has a detailed explanation behind it which makes sense and include things that I have not being aware of before. Sean welcomes my questions with enthusiasm which is great; he was patient in helping me understand certain technical aspects of the chart so I have a somewhat basic understanding as it is crucial to me. The price for his BaZi reading is fully worth it especially with the kind of personable and non-judgemental service he provides. Also the passion for his work is undeniable ☺

    thumb Zhou DenIs
    1/07/2017
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