AHMAD Munir, who is of mixed Chinese, Indian, Arab and Thai parentage, started studying tarot cards and bazi (destiny chart) when he was just six years old.
He used to sit with his grandaunt, who was a practitioner, when she attended to her clients.
Better known as Master Danish, Ahmad, 36, said besides reading bazi and tarot cards, he practises feng shui for both the living and the dead, I-Ching (ancient Chinese divination text) and also Qi Men (micro-view technique good for short-term tactical decisions).
“I enjoy teaching and educating people on metaphysics, and before doing so, I will have to gain knowledge and do a lot of reading.
“Metaphysics guides people to know more about themselves and navigate better in life, ” he said when met at his workstation in Taman Pekaka, Penang.
Ahmad, who has a Masters in Business Administration, said he worked at several multinational companies for six to seven years before deciding to practise bazi and tarot card reading full-time.
“I had several professional jobs in Singapore prior to this but I prefer to work at my own time and space.
“For now, I provide consultations for my clients as well as taking in students for metaphysics courses, ” he said.
Ahmad enjoys reading his clients’ bazi as he is able to give them advice on improving their lives.
“Bazi is basically the life chart of a person and I will be able to point out their strength and weaknesses.
“I believe knowledge is power and with that knowledge, we can avoid the wrong paths, ” he said, adding that he also advises his clients on jobs that are suitable for them.
To help his clients calm down, Ahmad also picked up tea art about a year ago.
“I have clients who are overwhelmed with negative emotions and I usually serve them tea to soothe them.
“My sessions are usually between an hour to an hour-and-a-half depending on the questions asked.
“I recharge myself by practicing reiki and meditation every day to align my chakras (energy points), ” he said.