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When Will It End? A Chinese Metaphysics Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28, 2020 12:00AM ● By Amy Theisen

Stores shuttered, toilet paper shortages and masks being worn to enter banks are no longer just the scenes of Hollywood movies. 2020’s Metal Rat brought a pandemic across our world with a response unlike any seen in modern history. In response to repeated requests to know when it will end, we turn to a metaphysical chart called the Qi Men Dun Jia to find answers. For those not familiar with Chinese astrology, don’t worry about understanding names and terms unknown to you. The message will still come through.

It all began in December of 2019, the year of the Earth Pig—a combination that denotes contaminated water which represents illness in Chinese metaphysics. “Were we looking for this specific issue?” asks Dato Joey Yap, premiere Chinese metaphysics consultant. “No, of course not. But once it happened, we can reverse engineer and see the issue loud and clear.”

In all astrology, whether you are talking about Western, Indian or Chinese, an eclipse is not a favorable phenomenon. Whatever planets it goes through, the negative energy is enhanced. The eclipse on December 26, 2019, signaled the escape of the virus on a global scale. In the ancient practice of Qi Men Dun Jia, the chart shows that the following entered what is called Death and Emptiness (a metaphysics term that signals significant decline):

  • The Heavenly Heart – Represents doctors and hospitals/health
  • Life Door – Represents finances
  • 9 Earth – Represents real estate
  • Yang Metal and Yang Fire – Represents money and people

When seeking the answer to when this virus will be ending, the chart shows that in the Horse Month (June or early July), we can expect to see a flattening of the curve. Unfortunately, there is another eclipse in June which affects much the same issues as the December 2019 eclipse. This means while we see a flattening of the curve overall, we are likely to see an uptick in cases in June and a larger issue arising in December that may or may not be related to the virus.

While the COVID-19 issue is weighing on most people’s minds, 2020 was predicted to be a roller coaster of a year and we can see there is a far more significant issue looming: a recession. Participants at the 2020 Metal Rat Summit, a three-hour event focused on what to expect and how to prepare for a successful year, learned the three most important things to handle immediately: clear any large debt; have access to at least three to six months of cash; build a strong network of connections.

We have a window of opportunity that is shrinking quickly and those that are focused will be able to complete this list and be ready for what is next. Those that are distracted and only worried about when the health crisis will end will be surprised that our economy does not bounce back. “It does not matter when it ends… according to the Qi Men Chart, every country has a different ending so just focus on how you can see the opportunities,” Yap states. “You can be healthy with money or sick with no money.”

This coming December will see yet another eclipse that has a more dire tone to what it is affecting. “We will look at this more in depth in July as the energy then will be supporting our ability to see more clearly what we are dealing with, than if we were to look today,” Yap explains.

The ones that are simply sitting back and enjoying time off may have a harder time than those who are using this time to acquire better skills and expand their abilities to fit the changing economy. We are entering Period 9 in feng shui and this signals that our economy on a global scale will be embracing technology like never seen before. The COVID-19 issue has accelerated the use of technology and those that do not adapt will have a much harder time in the new economy.

Perhaps a better question to be asking now is, “How do we make ourselves and our skills better?” That simple shift will open up doors to opportunities that may be missed when simply focusing on when it will end. Tough times don’t last; tough people do. This will pass but things will change. Right now, be the voice of sanity, calm and inspiration and we can all thrive in 2020.

 Amy Theisen is the owner of Infinity Life Design, a Chinese metaphysics consulting company specializing in feng shui, Chinese astrology and Qi Men Dun Jia. She is a 13-year student of Dato Joey Yap and the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics in Malaysia. She holds master’s degrees in feng shui and Chinese Astrology as well as Date Selection. She conducts a free COVID-19 seminar that contains personalized information for anyone wishing to better understand how they can prepare to thrive the rest of this year. For more information and to register, visit or follow her on