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 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. I’ve read more than 700 charts professional ever since I started this and I’ve got to witness first hand how this art can have a profound impact on people’s lives. You will likely find me very different from the incumbent practitioners whom have been around for a while now, and there’s a good reason why I am different.

I would encourage you to go through my blog to get to know me better. There’s no need to rush for a consultation – I’m always around and easily accessible.

 

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.

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.

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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

(Genuine reviews from Facebook Plug-In. For original screenshots, please visit my testimonials page.)

    5 star review  I stumbled upon Sean's blog during a period of uncertainty. I have seen many fengshui masters (or metaphysicians) in my life; most of them would tell me to buy certain items to make up for the luck or the elements that I lack in this life, be it for wealth or health or love etc. When I saw that Sean did not believe in making clients buy items to enhance their luck, I liked this premise and proceeded to consult him regarding a certain crossroad I must pass. He isn't your typical bazi consultant and can come across as stern at times (not for the faint-hearted!) but he puts a lot of heart into the analysis. The best part is he doesn't make you buy nonsense worth thousands of dollars to improve your life and instead gives you practical advice. He is also logical, and tries to give the best guidance possible without sugar coating things. His advice helped me navigate through a confusing period of decision making, which I am grateful for. He also has an excellent response time, and after-sales service. If you have a desire to know why your life is the way it is, or if you have it in your life (or not) to strike Toto first prize, or have a difficult decision to make, or want to know when is the best time to do certain things to your advantage, I would recommend that you consult Sean. And the bonus is he is also quite humorous so the entire consultation is pleasant regardless of good news or bad.

    thumb Min Yah
    12/18/2017

    5 star review  Some people may take Bazi or Feng Shui as a superstitious belief but I personally take it as alternative source of knowledge, especially knowing its ancient origin and how it might improve several things in life. I read review about Sean and I decided to contact him. To my surprise, he told me that he will not receive all people as his client. For some people, a Bazi reading may not be advisable at all. He gave clear and scientifically acceptable reading of my bazi. He started by giving me some reasoning why I experienced certain things during my childhood. Like what I normally do in my work, it provides a history match of one forecast be. One of the most significant one is how Sean notified me how I really have to let go some friends and time does tell how he has provides some wise advice on this matter. It is definitely not a 100% mumbo jumbo of fortune-telling, but it is like reading a weather forecast to prepare ourself and how we can make the most of that knowledge. How we respond and adapt to circumstances in life do matter too. Sean does not treat me merely as a client but as a good friend too. He asked for update on how things going on my side and keeping me good spirit. I would encourage you to be open minded and explore not only good knowledge about certain critical points of your life from him but also to find a new friend.

    thumb Christine Wowor
    12/01/2017

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Chen Suxian
    6/19/2016

    5 star review  Stumbled upon Sean’s blog when i was googling for a ZWDS chart calculator. I am not unfamiliar to metaphysics as I have consulted several ‘Sifus’ for decades prior to him and i also do some simple readings myself. What struck me as refreshing was his stand towards transcending one’s chart; that nothing can change your bazi or zwds but through your own actions and decisions to ‘transcend’ your destiny riding on the ebb and flow of your (运). This sums up what metaphysics can do for you; know thyself and the best timings (运)to actualize your potentials. During my consultation with Sean, he provided his findings and advices backed by technical analysis. To further prove and support his findings and advices, he cross referenced them with both BZ and ZWDS chart analysis. He endeavours to cut through the mysticism shrouded by some of my previous ‘sifus’ when they were unable to give me a satisfactory answer. This has bolstered my confidence in him and demonstrates the depth of knowledge he has acquired in the field of metaphysics. He has debunked my earlier belief that I should defer such consultations to a more sagely & elderly ‘sifu’. Sean is an antithesis to the conventional metaphysicist. He stays true and steadfast to the fundamentals of metaphysics pedagogy by eschewing the beliefs that your destiny can be moderated with the acquisition of certain Fengshui ornaments, cutting through the commercialism in this field. Through this consultation, Sean has helped to put some perspective in my life and changed some of my decisions towards my short term and mid term goals. I become less uncertain and anxious, and starting to make near term plans to align with his advice. So buyers beware, approach Sean ONLY if you want clarity in your life…..

    thumb Alfred Wu
    1/24/2018

Media Features

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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