Frequently Asked Questions
Questions any prospective client would want answers to.
Welcome to my FAQ! This page is meant to help you decide whether or not I am the right consultant for you. I’ve compiled the most common questions I get from my prospective clients to give you a quick overview of what I feel you should know before embarking on a consultation with anyone.
I would recommend you head over to my blog after going through the FAQs to get enjoy the best part of this website. Do remember to subscribe to my blog updates too while you’re at it!
Is it safe to do this online? Can I trust you?
It would be foolish to take your money and disappear in a country like Singapore. I’ve revealed my identity and have a great full-time job and even revealed where I work. There’s simply no reason for me to risk my future and reputation I’ve spent years building by taking your hard-earned money and disappearing.
There are a few blog posts that would really encourage you to read if you’re considering a consultation:
It will be a good idea to go through my blog before the consultation starts, especially those tagged under “Personal” and “Must-Read” where I share a bit on my background, my views on the history and philosophy of this field and how you should approach a consultation.
Why do you screen your clients and reject certain cases?
I don’t want anyone to misinterpret my actions as being arrogant or pompous, but let’s be extremely honest with each other here.
Toxic people exist and I do not intend, and neither am I obliged, to serve these group of people. No person or business wants to deal with toxic, self-entitled people who drain their energy, take out their issues on others and take away the joy of work from them. I do not see myself as a traditional business where I aim to make every single person happy and neither is this a field meant to be a feel-good session.
Unfortunately, the nature of my field naturally attracts such people, because metaphysics is, after all, misconstrued as a short-cut to people’s problems. Unfortunately, these group of people do not possess the self-awareness to acknowledge their own shortcomings, and will never understand they are the root cause of their own suffering. We all know that one person or ex-friend whom we no longer want around us. The harsh environment I grew up in led me to metaphysics, but that same environment also made me someone with zero-tolerance for toxic behavior and mindsets.
Not everyone benefits from a consultation, and I screen and filter my clients for pragmatic reasons because the outcome of the consultation will never be positive for certain people.
Let me be clear that I am not the practitioner for everyone, so do your due diligence and be aware of what you’re getting yourself into. If you are someone looking for shortcuts and believe that items and colours can change your life, please look for someone else. If anyone somehow slips through the filtering process I’ve set-up and proceeds to exhibit toxic behavior, then all he or she will get from me is an email with the report – nothing else.
How do I know if my consultation request will be rejected?
Please spend some time reading my blog, especially the articles tagged under “Must Reads”.
If you can relate to what I wrote and agree with my philosophy and approach, there is no reason for me to reject your case, so don’t worry.
If you find yourself disagreeing with what I say, or have no idea what I’m trying to get across, or you’re simply too lazy to read, it’s best you find yourself another practitioner.
My blog is there for the benefit of you getting the most out of your consultation, but for that to happen, everyone needs to understand that this field has been misconstrued and we need to adjust our way of approaching metaphysics.
No other practitioner out there writes like I do. There is no reason why you should be approaching me and expecting me to spoon feed you things I’ve already put down in writing.
Why do you do your consultations online?
It’s more efficient and constructive for everyone. I’ll explain. When I put things down in writing, I am accountable for it. I cannot take back what I say and it would be out there on the web forever, so rest assured the reports and analyses are done rigorously to ensure the quality and accuracy. You also get a better consultation experience as you can always refer back to what I wrote should you ever forget what I say which you most likely will.
I’ve tried doing consultations in person and clients have come back to me saying they would have preferred doing this online as they would rather have something in writing. If I were to breakdown the analysis and explain the theory to you in person, you’ll feel lost for sure. You’ll get what I mean if you’ve ever gone for an in-person consultation with someone else, only to walk away and forget everything the next day. Take your time to understand your chart and what metaphysics is about.
Doing this online gives me a chance to break down your chart step-by-step and explain how I arrived at my conclusion so you can feel assured that your chart was analyzed properly and grounded in theory.
I will show up in-person for feng shui audits of course.
Do you have everything memorised in your head?
Honestly, no. Most things do come naturally from the experience I’ve accumulated, but at this stage I have yet to memorise all the possible combinations for BaZi and FengShui, as well as the theory developed over a few thousand years in my head. I do have to refer to materials from time to time when I come across a rare or unfamiliar BaZi chart or FengShui structure and I’m not afraid to let you know I need to refer back to my source materials. Just like how lawyers and doctors need to refer back to their books, case studies and academic journals, metaphysics practitioners like myself need to refer back to their source material sometimes as well.
Pretending to know everything or that I have everything memorized in my head would only harm both myself and my clients. What I offer is most importantly the experience I have accumulated, the resources I have access to, and my understanding of the theory and history of Chinese metaphysics such that it can be applied correctly and you can truly benefit from it. Do refer to my testimonials or case studies.
What really got you into this? Is it for the money?
I’ve had a tough start to life and spent a lot of my time reading as my parents weren’t around to guide me as I was growing up. If you really, really wish to know my past and understanding me inside out, I invite you to read a note I’ve written a long time ago here.
My first exposure to Chinese metaphysics was when I was 18. I pick up my first book on Chinese metaphysics and that book is still with me. My interest in philosophy grew in university, and eventually that led to an appreciation in Chinese culture and history. There came a point where I wanted to understand the world a little better and why my life was the way it was and developed the skill along the way. I did not embark on this field for the money – my life just pushed me towards this direction.
This is a very fulfilling profession and I’m happy to see that this art has been able to help some of my clients find direction in their lives like how it has helped me. It’s not something I have to do because I have a career outside of this; it’s something I can do as a passion and interest with the extra time I have.
Monetary returns will always a pull-factor for any profession and the things we engage ourselves in and I fully admit this will always be part of the motivation, but I am also cognizant that it can not be the core motivation, especially in this field. The monetary rewards has to be the by-product of many other factors, such as my passion for this field and and clients’ well-being.
I know my prices are on the high side, but only because I value my time and I have a very good idea of where I stand in terms of knowledge and experience.
Why don't you do this full time?
I don’t think I will ever do this full-time but that may change in future when I start a family and need to spend more time at home. Ideally, I will never want this to be my single source of income.
My bandwidth still currently allows me to do this on a freelance basis. There are still a lot of things for me to learn and room for development as a corporate professional, and the better I do in my professional life, the more I can offer for my clients as well. I just feel it would be unwise if I did metaphysics consulting as a full-time job. Being in touch with the world allows me to better see how an old art like metaphysics can fit into the modern world too.
Not relying on this as my main source of income helps to keep my practice pure, free from conflicts of interest and moral hazards. I personally feel that this field is not something one should be pushing ‘sales’ for, and it would be extremely unethical for any practitioner to say baseless and untrue things in hopes of getting a prospective client to pay for a consultation. The practice of saying baseless things to generate buzz and fish for clients is extremely rampant in this field, which upsets me quite a bit.
I don’t wish to have to worry about overheads or having a bad month with very little clients, which risks putting me in a position where the threat to my livelihood makes me say or do things that I don’t believe in. I’m also extremely against the selling merchandise as ‘cures’ which acts as a source of income for some.
Doing this on a freelance basis doesn’t stop me from conducting seminars and being involved in corporate events. I also wish to remain in the position of being comfortable turning away difficult clients if required. My focus is to keep getting better at what I do and making sure each client of mine has a meaningful consultation. Everything else, I believe, will fall into place.
Why do you sound like you're really displeased with other practitioners?
Because I am.
I can’t help but be upset that this field has been so bastardised by modern day practices which make no sense.
Colours, items and charms cannot change your life, but yet we see people selling them as though it’s some closely guarded secret passed down from their family.
The practice of annual zodiac forecasts on the media is the biggest lie since the development of Chinese metaphysics. There is even monthly Daymaster forecasts now which are nothing short of tabloid balderdash.
‘Practitioners’ buying fake social media followers or faking engagements by arranging property viewings inside expensive houses – all just to appear more popular and credible. We even have ‘practitioners’ who partner up with companies which sell get-rich-quick schemes now.
Such is the sad state of this field right now, and it often feels more like a popularity contest more than anything else. I’m not sure why no one has yet to step out and speak up against such things, so I decided to be the first one. This is also the reason why I find it uncomfortable doing this full-time or letting it be my single source of income, because the moment you find yourself pressured by finances or revenue, and you have business overheads, it will make you stray.
I don’t expect anyone to understand why I feel so strongly about this because this is a very esoteric field after all, but I wish to remind everyone that the wrong application of metaphysics can really, really hurt someone. If you dedicated your life to a particular field or subject, but find yourself being surrounded by people who don’t think twice crossing ethical boundaries, you can’t help but be a bit put off.
Occasionally, my clients would, of course, send me reports done by other practitioners for review, and I found out that some of them sell similar, generic reports to everyone.
If you want to hear more on my thoughts on the malpractices and unethical practices in this field, you can read this post but do be prepared for a long read: My Thoughts On Other ‘Feng Shui Masters & What Goes On Behind The Scenes
Do you still participate in forums?
I’m not a fan of forums to be honest. I did kick-start this sideline of mine using forums when I first started, bu I don’t participate in them anymore although I still pop by once in a while to see what’s going on. When I first started building an online presence back in late 2014, I often got into very heated debates with online personalities or what we know as “internet trolls”, but I’ve since learned to mind my own business and focus on my own life, working towards my goals. I know for a fact that a few older incumbents aren’t happy that someone younger than them is doing this and seemingly doing better, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been a target of sabotage before.
The reason why I (used to) speak up against people who blindly give advice and analysis on forums is because I’ve had friends who went to such people for a reading and ended up with depression. I’ve also met a few people who tried to scam me into signing up for lessons as I was walking around Bugis one day, but they broke down when I started questioning them on their analysis and knowledge. All these incidents spurred me to go into this field myself where I hope I can make some positive change.
I do have very strong views regarding this field and of people who give advice or analysis flippantly without having ever picked up a Chinese classic to read, but to each his own I guess.
How old are you? Does anyone know your identity?
I did hide my identity when I first started as I wasn’t comfortable nor confident in putting a face to my name. I’m perhaps considered a bit young to be in such a field, but paradoxically it’s also the reason why clients trust me because they know if someone my age goes into this, it’s because I know what I’m doing and I have a genuine respect and interest for Chinese history and culture.
I did become friends with quite a number of my clients after they have engaged me. Out of personal preference I would prefer to be a bit more lower-profile and not reveal how I look while I focus on building an online presence and reputation for now.
If you really wish to know who I am or how I look like, feel free to message me on my Facebook page and start a conversation and I’ll be happy to oblige.
Update: I’ve decided to put a face to the name after migrating to this new website! Feel free to reach out anytime to get the conversation going! Do give my Facebook page a “Like” and join my Facebook group!
How do I know you're good at what you do?
Firstly, there are testimonials available and I do not intend to lose my dignity and self-respect by faking them. If you need to get in touch with anyone who left a review as a reference check, feel free to let me know.
Secondly, if my blog still isn’t able to convince you that I know what I’m doing, I really don’t know what else will. Everything I say can be referenced back to a particular Chinese classical text and I am very rigorous in my analysis and pursuit for knowledge in this field. You will find that not many practitioners out there can or will do that for you.
Do you know why there are 12 Zodiacs (it’s not because they had a race) and not more/less? Why is each Feng Shui cycle 20 years and not more/less? There a reasons behind all these rules and numbers. The strongest piece of evidence is still my email inbox as it shows all my past consultations, which I cannot produce due to client confidentiality and privileges.
I’d strongly encourage you to take some time to go through my testimonials and blog posts and gauge my knowledge and experience for yourself.
Why do you combine different methods of astrology during a consultation?
The reason is simple. It makes things easier for everyone.
Clients will not know the differences between the various Chinese astrological and divination techniques. Giving clients that option to choose between BaZi (八字), Zi Wei Dou Shu (紫微斗数) and Qi Men Dun Jia (奇门遁甲) will likely just confuse everyone.
Each technique has it’s own pros and cons and when combined together, it can yield a lot more insight and it also serves as a way for myeslf to check my analysis because all three methods should not contradict each other. They should all paint the same story.
Regardless of which technique you’ve heard of or are familiar with, I will be applying it during the consultation. Just remember my job is to give you insights and project into the future – it does not matter which method I apply. At the end of the day, you are paying for my time spent on your case and not the technique or ‘product’ used.
Are your reports computer generated?
No, it is not. I would not have gotten this far if all I did was send out computer generated reports that could just apply to anybody.
Every report I write is unique, because every chart is unique and people are always asking me very different and specific questions. There is no way a software can generate a meaningful report, or explain how each phase is interconnected. No one out there has written a template for every single possible chart combination. There are simply too many permutations.
Minor parts of my report are templated of course to aid the client to understand and appreciate their own charts. The majority of the report will of course be unique to you.
Are your testimonials real?
Yes, they are. After each consultation, I would ask my clients to leave an honest and heartfelt review if they found the consultation to be useful and a lot of them were really supportive and willing to put in a word for me. I return the favour by analyzing another chart for them pro bono but I have since ceased this practice as I believe I’ve come to a point where I no longer need to ‘collect’ testimonials. The result is that I’ve gotten a lot of positive reviews, which may not be a fair assessment of my services as I do mistakes from time to time. My clients were only willing to leave a review in exchange for another analysis because they felt that the initial consultation was done well and accurate, so I do hope this gives you some confidence in my knowledge and experience. This is a profession that has to be built on reputation and trust, so there’s no reason why I wouldn’t give my best for my clients and I will do everything I can to give them reasons to leave a positive review.
Some clients have specially created an account on forums just to put in the review, so you will see a lot of users on forums with just one post under their name as some of them are uncomfortable with leaving a review on Facebook as it will show their names and identity. Some people have suspected that I created fake forums accounts to leave reviews, but my past clients have come out to identify themselves as real people and even left their contact details – you can refer to some of the screenshots on the testimonials page.
My life's perfectly fine at the moment, should I still do a consultation?
Most of my clients who consult me are going through a rough patch and are looking for some guidance or direction – people who are going through a smooth period usually don’t entertain the thought of getting their ‘fortune’ read because they are busy enjoying life.
There are still benefits to be reaped though in my opinion, such as looking out for periods where things are no longer in your favour; getting that extra nudge you need in venturing somewhere new, such as starting your own business; or just to get that peace of mind that everything will be alright. Just treat this as getting additional information which you can use to make better decisions and identify blind spots. Right decisions lead to good outcomes and metaphysics is here to make sure you end up making the right choices. At the end of the day, this service is not something I can or will ever hard-sell and I’m here just to offer my time, knowledge and experience – so take your time to decide if you should go ahead with a consultation.
The interesting thing is, a lot of my clients only managed to find me after they have experienced a major setback and need some form of closure that a particular event was written in their charts. A reading helps you prepare for such events, and in the best case scenario, avoid it altogether. The upward and downwards in ‘luck’ due to the 大运s changing should not be underestimated – I’ve seen a lot of people suddenly doing extremely well after they entered into a favourable 大运 and losing everything when they enter into a bad one. Not that I’m trying to scare people into doing a reading, but identifying all these upturns and downturns is precisely the reason why our ancestors developed BaZi and Feng Shui so that we can learn our lessons and develop as a person, hopefully without having to go through all that trauma or turmoil.
Can I 'test' you before I engage you?
I don’t entertain such requests to be honest and have turned away many clients for a few reasons:
1) My testimonials, articles and forum posts are there for you to refer to and gauge whether I’m good at what I do.
2) Some people have approached me with unrealistic expectations of what Chinese metaphysics can do.
3) From my experience, people who have approached me while being filled with doubts will never be happy with the reading and will find fault in everything I say. They fail to understand that metaphysics is not a shortcut to their problems but a guide to how one should live life. They expect me to solve their life’s problems, and when I tell them I can’t, they get angry.
4) I wish to focus my time and effort on the clients who have placed their trust in me. I do believe in affinity and believe that I meet my clients for a reason and I will do everything in my knowledge and power to help them.
I know it might come across as arrogant, but it’s really about managing my time and energy well and channeling it to the right people and places, so I sincerely hope you guys understand!
How do I identify scammers or 'fake' masters out there?
Contrary to what you might think metaphysics is about, the easiest way to do this is to see if they do annual/monthly zodiac/Daymaster forecasts, followed by whether they propose items, colours and shifting furniture for feng shui cures. In my opinion, no self-respecting genuine practitioner will bastardise Chinese metaphysics this way. These practices are good for business, but it is a severe deviation from how metaphysics ought to be practised and applied. I would ask that you challenge your assumptions on Chinese metaphysics. Just because it’s widely practiced and publicised on media doesn’t make it right.
Some ‘practitioners’ who used to participate in such foolish acts have since stopped likely due to the public becoming more educated about this field, so it would be to your favour if you find out whether they have crossed this ethical boundary before and ask yourself if they are meant for this field.
If you had a bit of knowledge about the theory and asked the right questions, a bit of probing would be enough for you to determine the skill of the practitioner. I hate to say this, but there are a lot of scammers out there who will try to get you to part with your money by convincing you that a certain ritual or item will change your life. It’s easy to sell hope to someone going through desperate times, especially when it’s something as misunderstood and esoteric as metaphysics. Genuine practitioners should be take the effort to break down your chart and explain to you how they got the conclusion, even if you’re a layman. That’s the least any practitioner could do for a client. There should be no upselling and grand claims that they can turn your life around.
For example, if you ever went for a BaZi reading and the ‘practitioner’ did not ask you for your place of birth to adjust for Solar Time, that person would most likely be unreliable in my opinion. Someone who is sincere about this field would go deep into the theory out of pure appreciation for the art and its history – that should always be the core motivation before you step into this profession and start charging. If you had a bit of background knowledge and know what kind of questions to ask, it’s easy to tell which practitioner out there knows their stuff and who doesn’t. Also, a real practitioner would also be able to quote the Chinese classics and even identify which chapter it is from and will never rely on software generated reports.
With regards to feng shui, the saying goes 『七分命理不出门，三分风水走天下』。What this means is – anyone can pass off as a fengshui master you’re unable to verify his/her proficiency on the spot, so if you really want to gauge a practitioner’s proficiency, you’ll like need some background knowledge on the theory.
Is my chart my karma?
Arguably, yes, your chart is a reflection of your karma. Chinese metaphysics is the amalgamation of Confucian philosophy, the religion of Buddhism and Chinese thought and culture which was eventually recognized as Taoism in the Tang dynasty.
It’s important to accept what your chart is and what it says. Acceptance has to come first before change.
I still feel lost after the consultation, what should I do?
It’s perfectly normal. The charts can never tell you exactly what you need to do. It’ll give you insights for sure, but what you wield that information depends on you.
Please do not see a consultation as a quick solution to your problems or expect to get clarity of mind just like that. The only thing that you should expect from a consultation is the chance to raise your self-awareness and understand why you are meant to go through some things. The answer to what you need to do will come eventually.
Hoping to get a quick fix to your problems with a consultation is unrealistic and is an escapist attitude which you should avoid. It’s normal to want to escape tough situations, but as with all things, it takes time.
On Feng Shui
Why don't you believe in using items or charms as cures?
There is absolutely no reason to believe in the legitimacy of using items or charms. Feng shui does not work this way. I have no idea when this trend started, but it has to stop.
From a theoretical and historical perspective, there is no reason to believe why our ancestors would think colours or inanimate objects can change our lives. Colours and items do note define who we are, our character, and the decisions we make in our lives.
Using colours and items isn’t suddenly going to turn you into a better spouse, a more knowledgeable person, or a healthier person.
Trust me when I say this: Only people with the worst BaZi and Zi Wei Dou Shu charts will believe in nonsense like this, and please bear in mind that the quality of someone’s chart and life is not measured by wealth and status alone.
But why do these items and charms seem to work?
This is purely because of your own cognitive biases. Feng shui is a study of nature’s laws, and there is no reason why items or colours have a way of interfering or altering these laws.
You may have come across cases where an item or charm seems to have helped someone, but that’s because it’s already written in their charts and buying an item is just another trivial shopping trip for furniture. Commercialised ‘practitioners’ who may have a bit of proficiency in chart reading may tap into this and sell the person an item to reinforce the belief that an object can bring good luck in hopes that this person will either refer people and keep the lie going, or come back in future to purchase something even more expensive.
These people whose luck seem to have changed would have been able to achieve what they did even without spending tens of thousands on so-called ‘feng shui cures’ if their charts are good.
Don’t just look at cases where these items or charms seemed to have worked – pay attention to the thousands of cases where it didn’t.
I’ve met countless successful people who got to where they are without using crystals, figurines, or whatever else that’s being pushed out there by ‘practitioners’. They got there because of the core of their character, and these are the people who have true, long-lasting success in all areas of their lives.
If a house has bad feng shui, isn't it your job to fix it?
Practitioners are armed with the knowledge of the makings of a good house, but the notion of practitioners having the ability to turn a bad house into a good one is a myth. Laymen have been made to believe that practitioners can remedy all the flaws of a house – no thanks to commercialism. I am sick of trying to explain this, which is why I screen my feng shui clients and only take on cases where our principles are aligned.
A practitioner cannot change the layout of your house, and neither can they shift the orientation of the building – all of which matter a lot when it comes to feng shui. The ‘show’ that some practitioners put up using items or colours are but a way to appease clients who just can’t accept that they bought a bad house. The easy thing to do is to tell clients what they want to hear, have them walk away happily and close the case, especially when some clients wish to insist they know more than a genuine practitioner.
If a ‘show’ is what you’re looking for, then I’m not the practitioner for you. If you feel that items and colours can change your life, I can assure you that I won’t have much positive things to say about your BaZi or Zi Wei Dou Shu chart.
The harsh reality is that not everyone gets to stay in a house with good feng shui. This is the reason why I encourage people to hunt for a house together with me because there’s really not much I can do to remedy a house. Unless you own a piece of land and are building a house from ground up, what a practitioner can do is severely limited.
If you can't 'fix' a house, why engage you at all then?
A BaZi or Zi Wei Dou Shu reading should be more than enough to give you a heads up on what to look out for in future. Your charts come before feng shui after all. For a start, getting a chart reading is often good enough. That being said, the feng shui of your house still matters and it can be seen as a complement to your chart.
People with good charts usually end up with good houses vice versa – keyword being “usually”. There are cases where people with relatively good charts ending up in bad houses, and it may be due to the a particular phase they are going through. Likewise, people with challenging charts may get a chance with a good house as well. My job is to get people to find a good house regardless of what their chart says.
An audit is usually considered when one is moving houses, but most people only do say after the purchase is done, not knowing that what a practitioner can do to remedy the house is extremely limited for reasons I’ve explained above.
90% of my feng shui clients only engage me after they’ve purchased a house, and I’ve had to deliver the bad news that they bought a bad house on several occasions.
If you find yourself in such a position, an audit can still give you additional insights on what to look out for in the years ahead. You can also plan ahead and decide on issues like the duration of your tenancy, and/or how much you wish to spend on your renovation.
It’s really up to you. My job is to take all the information you’ve provided, and piece together a story of how things might unfold for you and your family so that you can alter the course.
Should I engage you before or after purchasing a house?
Ideally, you should be engaging me to hunt for a house together. The prices are higher of course, but hear me out and understand why this is important and the ideal way to go.
If you’ve already purchased a house and it happens to be a really bad one in terms of feng shui, what I can do to remedy it is extremely limited. The layout of the house (where your main door, kitchen and master bedroom is) and orientation of the building matters, and these are things that I won’t be able to alter even if I wanted to. Combining rooms may help in some occasions, but it’s not always applicable.
No feng shui practitioner should ever tell you they can remedy the house using items or charms, or using colours and arranging furniture.
The house we eventually end up with is, in a way, destined. Someone with a bad BaZi or Zi Wei Dou Shu chart will not be able to find a house with good feng shui easily, let alone a good practitioner.
Unless you have a plot of land where you can build a home from ground up, my job as a practitioner is to do what I can to find you a good house and foresee what may happen to you and your family as a result of residing there. My job is NOT to turn a bad house into a good one – this is one huge misconception that needs to be dispelled.
Why don't I ever pictures of you holding your 'luo pan' or feng shui compass?
I personally find it extremely weird to be posing for such pictures and showing that I am at work. It’s rather ridiculous.
Posing for such shots once in a while is fine, but the funny thing is that you’ll see ‘practitioners’ posing for such shots without even looking at the compass, so essentially they’re really just posing for the sake of posing and creating marketing material.
Let’s do a thought experiment here: Do you really need to pictures of an obstetrician performing a c-section or a dentist drilling someone’s molars to come to a conclusion that they are legitimate and know what they are doing?
I’m not that insecure to need to pose for pictures for the sake of generating marketing content or showcase whether my services are in demand.
Not Your First Time?
Is there anything I should take note of?
Expect my style to be different and unlike what you’ve experienced before, especially when you are doing this online. If you have been to a legitimate practitioner, he or she should have been able to breakdown the theory and logic behind your chart analysis, and done his or her part to assure you that the analysis was done properly. Most ‘practitioners’ these days do not bother explaining how the analyses was done, leaving clients at the mercy of taking things at face value.
You’ll likely find my reports very technical, but for good reason. It’s my way of assuring you that the analysis is done properly and I’m not conjuring things out of thin air. It may be a bit hard to digest at first, but do take your time as the 7-day Q&A segment which comes with a consultation only starts when you send over your first set of questions.
Will I hear things that I don't like?
Oh, you definitely will.
A good chart is extremely hard to come by. You just have to look around you to know that this is a harsh truth. That being said, no chart is perfect, so even the best charts will have certain flaws.
I do not sugar-coat my reports and words because it defeats the purpose of getting a reading. It’s important for you to know both the good and bad about your chart and what you need to look out for. Sugar-coating and saying only the good things (if any) will only harm you in the long run.
Will you tell me what I need to do or give me solutions?
You should never see me a someone who can dish out solutions for your problems. I will give you my opinions, but these opinions are to help you consider things you’ve not thought of before and help shift your perspective if needed.
Most often, the answer to the problems we face are, in fact, common sense, it’s just that we may be too caught up to see it. It is not rocket science. For example:
- If your chart says you are not suitable for business, be very honest with your chart and ask if you really have what it takes.
- If your chart says your marriage will have issues, dig deep and find out why.
- If there is something you really want (career, wealth, health), ask yourself what exactly have you done to achieve those goals.
There’s really nothing complicated about finding a solution for yourself. The people with the best BaZi charts are those who are grounded and make good decisions, and this is something anyone can learn if we could only calm down and really think through things. Put someone with a good BaZi chart beside someone with a bad one and I can guarantee that you can tell that their caliber and disposition are worlds apart.
I will help put things in perspective for you from what I see in your chart by identifying where the possible root causes are from, but it’s up to you to find that solution. If you still don’t get it that the solution has to come from you, then no one can help you.
What Makes Me Different
My ethical and professional boundaries are drawn very clearly
If you have not gone through my blog already, here are some of the things I vowed I will never do:
- Doing annual zodiac forecasts: Yes, it generates buzz and can allow me to reach a lot of people, but it’s misleading, unconstructive and harmful. This is the completely wrong way of applying metaphysics.
- Training someone to do readings for me: This is a specialized field which requires a lot of research and years of experience. Some fields and businesses are not meant to be scaled this way.
- Appearing on media for the sake of it: I am extremely selective on event or media engagements. Most of these engagements involve doing or saying things I am strongly against – selling furniture, doing forecasts – you name it.
I am no one to tell you how or who you should choose as your practitioner. My only advice for you is that you do your research properly and think critically.
Where do you see yourself stand amongst all the other famous practitioners?
I’m not someone who enjoys the limelight and I couldn’t care less about being famous. Being famous has its perks, but it does have its downsides as well.
I’ve always imagined what it would feel like to be in the shoes of some of the world-famous practitioners, and I honestly don’t feel I will enjoy it. I’m not being a sour grape here. Hear me out.
Time and effort have to be spent keeping up and maintaining this level of fame, and there will be overheads on the business which will force you to chase after revenues as well which I’ve always mentioned poses as a moral hazard. There is a very specific demographic of clients I wish to target, and these are the clients who bother to read and do their research instead of blindly following the crowd.
I’m very sure readers of my blog know how much I detest toxic clients who are lazy and refuse to do any form of introspection but instead turn to metaphysics as some form of shortcut. These are the kind of people fame attracts and I have no patience for it. Keep your eyes open and observe – you’ll get what I mean.
Everything you need to know is on my blog. Please read it.
If you have read my blog, what makes me different from the other incumbent practitioners should be clear by now. I bet you’ve not met a practitioner who says zodiac forecasts and using colours as feng shui cures are nonsense.
I’m not sure why no one has bothered to come out to address these myths, but I guess it’s about time.
Why don't I see you on media or at events a lot?
I don’t believe in appearing on media for the sake of it. Yes, it’s likely going to make me appear more credible or popular, but I would encourage you to challenge that assumption and cognitive bias.
The frequency of appearing on media or corporate events has no correlation to proficiency and other intangible factors such as the practitioner’s ethical boundaries and standards. In fact, I would urge you to develop a critical eye and be careful of practitioners who treat this like field like a popularity contest and throw themselves at every media opportunity possible. A lot of what the media or corporate events perpetuates are inaccurate and is a misapplication of Chinese metaphysics, and it does more harm than good.
Perhaps most importantly: Most media and event opportunities require me to say things that I am against or don’t believe in, and frankly, they don’t pay very well. My blog does a much better job at educating people and spreading the right message.
15 to 20 minutes on stage just for the opportunity to snap a few pictures, post it on social media to appear more popular? Not my style.
I have on the media on a few occasions, but only because they allowed me to stay true to my voice and spread the correct message.
No, I do not do annual zodiac forecasts because it's absolute rubbish
No, I don’t. There is a huge, widespread misconception about such ‘predictions’ and forecasts based on your zodiac due to the commercialization of this field. This excessively broad and general analysis of what will happen in a particular year does not hold in BaZi theory and I honestly feel that it does not help at all – you need to look at the whole chart. 犯太歲 can actually be a good thing. You can read up on what I have this say on this topic in my blog – I’ve written numerous articles on it and have even gone on video to denounce this ridiculous practice.
Fees & Payment
Why are your fees so expensive?
I know what I say here may sound a bit arrogant but please do not misinterpret my tone or intent: I have a very clear idea on where I stand in term of knowledge and experience. I don’t feel my rates are unreasonable, especially when I also give clients 7 days to ask as many questions as they wish and no consultation is ever a touch-and-go. I do my best to make sure all my clients get clarity on what’s ahead and what to look out for and every case takes up a lot of my time and energy.
I’m someone who values my time a lot.
My rates are benchmarked against the incumbent practitioners after conducting extensive surveys on what’s going on out there in the market. Many of my clients have shared with me their experiences and reports they received from other practitioners, and I have a trove of research material on whatever other practitioners are doing.
If you wish to engage practitioners or ‘feng shui masters’ who bastardize this field by performing annual zodiac forecasts or selling items – good luck.
My rates are higher because I see myself as a genuine practitioner and I believe in the difference in value offered. I’m not someone who sees metaphysics merely as a tool to push sales, or ‘close’ clients to chase revenue, not to mention ‘practitioners’ who are selling ‘life-changing’ charms or jewelry which costs thousands.
This is a job I take extremely seriously because of the sheer impact of my words and the vulnerable state of the client. It’s an emotionally draining job which can easily lead to burn-out. It does not make sense for me to be charging the same or lower amount as the ‘practitioners’ who have never picked up a Chinese classic, or people who are outright scams and charlatans.
I am targeting a very specific demographic of clients who will benefit most from my style of conducting consultations, and who see the value in taking some time to read my blog to understand my approach.
Will your fees get higher in future?
Yes, it definitely will and I reserve the right to adjust it at any time. In fact, I’ve already adjusted my prices twice since I started this.
I take the following into account when I set my prices:
- My experience accumulated in this field
- Demand for my time and services
- The scarcity of my time
- Benchmarking against other incumbent practitioners
It boils down to demand and supply at the end of the day. I will never train others to do readings for me because this field doesn’t work this way.
OK, I'm convinced and I would like to get a consultation. What do I do next?
Head over to my Contact Page to get started. Fill up the relevant forms for the service you’re looking at, and you’ll get an automated email with instructions on what to do next. I’ve automated certain processes so that I can focus my time and energy on writing reports, so do pardon the lack of a personal touch.
Should you still be having doubts on my knowledge and experience, be sure to visit my testimonials page and also my blog. Take your time to decide if you wish to go for a reading and think about what you hope to achieve from it. Remember, a consultation is not a shortcut or quick fix to life’s challenges. I’m always available so there’s no need to rush your decision.
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