Qi Men Dun Jia the Doors (Eight Doors) Explained (奇门遁甲) for Qimen Divinations & Bazi

Doors in Qi Men Dun Jia 奇门遁甲 aka QMDJ  

Qi Men Dun Jia (QMDJ) the Doors meaning for Qi Men Dun Jia Forecasting/Divinations and Bazi reading & Analysis: In Qimen (Understand what is Qimen), the Doors symbols represents the opportunities available for a divination, it also mean the character of a person if you are using it to calculate bazi. It represents a person “status”, the matter “status” or object “status” There are 8 doors which respectively are, Open Door 开门, Rest Door  休门, Life Door 生门, Harm Door  伤门, Delusion Door 杜门, Scenery Door 景门, Death Door 死门 and Fear Door  惊门.

Positive DOORS: Open Door 开门, Rest Door  休门 and Life Door 生门

Negative DOORS: Harm Door  伤门, Death Door 死门 

Neutral DOORS: Fear Door  惊门, Delusion Door 杜门 and Scenery Door 景门


Things to Take Note on The Qimen Doors

Take note that for Qimen to be effective and accurate, there is a need to understand the 8 Doors, 9 Gods, 9 stars, especially their inter-relationship. the location the door is situated, the element of the palace, the inter-relationship between the palace door to the asker and the matter to be discussed.

*Just plainly looking at the basic explanation of the qi men dun jia door maybe good enough at the surface level, (For beginners) however, there are many other factors that have to consider to be very precise in readings.

The Qi Men Dun Jia The Door which have eight doors are named based on the qualities signified when the Yin and Yang, Five Elements and images of Trigrams are placed into the Nine Palaces.

The following are the 8 Doors and their attributes:

Open Door 开门 (Kai men)

Metal element – Original Palace (Qian) 乾宫. Is about a brand new starts, the beginnings, renewal and the creation of new things. It symbolizes the ability to overcome obstacles and challenges. Matters will progress smoothly with minimal hindrances, especially if it involves pioneering endeavors. It also represents new opportunities, an indication for increasing wealth and positive change in career development. Represent a leader, Father. High authority, judge, government jobs. Capital of a country, Represent a job, career, plane, career, retail shop, factory, company, Someone cheerful, extrovert and Open-minded.

Rest Door 休门 (Xiu men)

Water element – Original Palace: (Kan) 坎宫. The Rest door represents activities which are recreational in nature or relaxing. it can also symbolize happy activities in general as well as nurturing relationships. Noble people who are helpful and smooth progression in matters are also represented by the Rest door. Noblemen (贵人).  Someone retired. Represents family, Rest, recuperate, Bedroom, Inactive, Slack, idle and lazy, Relax lifestyle. Someone easily contented, relax, Doesn’t like to compare and compete with others, A civil servant, Admin staff, Matters will progress smoothly with minimal obstacles, Good for recovery, rest, recuperate, Responsibility. When you see Rest Door Qimen 休门 (xiu men), it also illustrate that it is a positive energy, which also says that it is a good time and opportunity to meet your superior, boss or noble people (贵人).  Good for marriage, take up a higher position in a company, good for business and building things/constructions. Family, marriage, love related matters.

Life Door 生门 (Sheng men)

Earth Element – Original Palace (Gen) 艮宫. Symbolizes the change in energy from negative to positive, a very auspicious door. the opportunities for growth and personal development. This in turn directly impacts one’s personal wealth or career progression. It signifies abundance in terms of the essential things in life. Land, properties, real estates, apartment, condominium, business, wealth luck, Gains, Profit, Hope of life, Someone intelligent, lively, energetic, vibrant, sociable and approachable. When you see Life Door 生门 (Sheng men) in a Qimen chart for divinization, is good for profits in business, real estate and other investment areas. Good for jobs, constructions and marriage too. However, it is not suitable for burial or funeral services if your see Life Door 生门 (Sheng men) in the chart.

Harm Door 伤门 (Shang men)

Wood Element – Original palace (Zhen) 震宫. Damage and harm inflicted on another are signified by the Harm door. It indicates the presence of setbacks and obstacles. Unfortunate outcomes in life are also represented by the Harm door. Represents all transportation, car, train etc, Sports and Athletics, Indirect, wealth luck, lottery and gambling luck, represents debt collection, seizure or capture, Harm, injured, damaged, someone who is injured, unfortunate outcome, feeling hurt and despair.

When using Qimen Divination in a Qimen Chart and when you see Harm Door 伤门 (shang men), it is not a good indications. Will not be suitable for constructions, travel, business, investment, taking up a new job, new task. Not suitable for marriage when you see Harm Door 伤门 (shang men), however, when you see Harm Door 伤门 (shang men), it is a good sign for gambling, games, collecting debts, fishing and catching thieves. Can be aggressive and say words that will hurt people, sometime, they may not know that they are like this.

When you see Harm Door 伤门 (shang men) and Tiang Chong (Impulse Star), 天冲星 together, please be extremely careful as accident will likely to happen.

Obstacle Door 杜门 (Du men), also know as Delusion Door 

Wood element –  Original Palace (Xun) 巽宫 Represents the mysterious and unexpected outcomes in life which could include unexpected obstacles and hindrances. It may also imply the lack of opportunities as well as darkness and ill-fortune. Hideout and hidden, hiding direction, Keep secret, unrevealed, confidential, blockage, traffic jam, limitations, obstacles and hindrance, Military, police, Taxation, Technique and skill. Things will keep to yourself, seldom will share with people. Introvert. Although Delusion Door 杜门 (du men) is not really a good door, but it can be use for escaping, refuge from disasters, hunting thieves, flood prevention. Introvert. A researcher, technician, job that is in the room with less communications. Can mean escape from bad situation if got good star around eg: “天辅”.

View Door, 景门 (Jing men), also known as Scenery Door

Fire Element – Original Palace (Li) 離宫. Represent superficiality. It indicates the revealed truth behind matters which are hidden.  It may also represent excellence and outstanding achievements. Bloodshed or blood related calamity, infection. Documents, paperwork, certificate, exam paper, contract, Ticket, vouchers, receipt, bills, information, all paper with value, Represents gorgeous, luxurious, Nightclub or Bar, Strategy, management plans, someone who likes to plan. Beautiful surrounding. This scenery door in Qi Men Dun Jia represents slight positive door, represents you should look for someone who is able to do good documentations, someone who is detailed and sharped. Pay attention to FIRE around the environment or something that can trigger fire.

Death Door 死门 (Si men)

Earth element – Original Palace (Kun) 坤宫. As its name implies, the Death door represents death and aging. It indicates non-moving or stagnated energies or Qi. A very unlucky door. It may also represent negative energy and the delay or interruption of progress in one’s endeavors. Low mood, Lifeless, stagnant and non-moving energies, Departed, death, the dead or dead bodies, Represents open land, Represents tomb or graveyard, land, haunted house. Disaster, calamity and bad luck, Egoistic, face value, Energy of an emperor: giving directions, never wrong, he or she is always right, a person who never change.

Dispute Door 惊门 (jing men), also know as Fear Door

Metal element – Original palace (Dui) 兌宫. Items that produces noise. The Fear door implies the presence of fear and suspicion, a mind clouded by anxiety, doubt and stress. Hindrances will be a source of frustration, creating uneasiness in one’s mental state. Quarrelling – Dispute, arguments, lawsuit, legal matters, In shock and panic, scare, Someone very good with words, Expressive, persuasive and articulate, Lawyer, teacher, actor, singer. 


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