Chinese Face Reading

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    What Your Face Says About You?

    Most of us are familiar with using palm reading to determine fate and fortune. How about face? Face reading, also physiognomy, is a science which predicts the fate by reading the facial features of people. As the saying goes “personality and thought can be judged by people’s faces”. Through face reading, we can learn many things, such as fate, character, future and fortune, about someone we meet at the first time. Of great importance, it is applicable to many occasions like blind date, job interview, making friends and business negotiation, and can prevent some wrong decisions. However, physiognomy is quite complicated and difficult to master. Following are some basic knowledge and techniques of face reading for you to get started and you can learn the general characteristics of someone once you master the knowledge although it may not be exactly accurate.

    Five Sense Organs

    1. Ears: Ears are known as ''采听官'' (cǎitīng guān, organ of hearing). Ears show whether you have good luck. The outer is the helix while the inner is auricular. The complete, well-defined, big and thick ears which cling to the afterbrain, are higher than the eyebrows at the highest point and have the bigger earlobes are the best.

    2. Eyebrows: Eyebrows are known as ''保寿官'' (bǎoshòu guān, organ of longevity) related to health and longevity and in charge of fame, status and luck with brothers and friends. The loose eyebrows indicate being on bad terms with friends and brothers and making friends with villains; the eyebrows with retrorse hair suggest bad temper and criminal activity.

    3. Eyes: Eyes are known as ''监察官'' (jiānchá guān, organ of monitoring) related to wealth and rank. The bright piercing eyes with a clear distinction between black and white are the best.

    4. Nose: Nose is known as ''审辨官'' (shěnbiàn guān, organ of discernment) related to wealth. The nose with upturning apex indicates the difficulty in making a fortune while the garlic bulb shaped apex is good; since the two sides of the apex represent the treasury, the smaller indicates the failure in saving wealth. Between the age of 41 and 50, the apex plays the greatest impact on your luck for wealth. Neither the apex with mole nor the wry, sharp or thin nose suggests the deep pocket. Also, the nose is related to health and the bridge collapse suggests poor health.

    5. Mouth: Mouth is known as ''出纳官'' (chūnà guān, organ of entrance) related to talent. The mouth with no drooping but upright and slightly cocking-up corners is the best.
    Three proportions refer to the three parts of your face being divided horizontally.

    1. ''上停'' (shàng tíng, upper proportion) refers to the forehead between the hairline and eyebrows and it indicates the fortune, wisdom, study and elder strength in youth.
    2. ''中停'' (zhōng tíng, middle proportion) refers to the part between the eyebrows and the end of nose and it represents the career, marriage and personal efforts in middle age.
    3. ''下停'' (xià tíng, lower proportion) refers to the space between the philtrum (including) and the chin and it suggests the peace, children relationship and life in later years.

    To learn detailed meanings of each section, please click Three Face Proportions.
    Twelve Houses, also 12 sections or 12 palaces, refer to the 12 basic parts in face reading. In ancient Chinese physiognomy books, the face is often divided into 12 sections. The location, shape, arrangement, color and gloss of the 12 palaces suggest one's fortune and fate.

    Twelve Houses are Life House, Wealth House, Sibling House, Marriage House, Children House, Health House, Travelling House, Assistant House, Career House, Property House, Fortune & Emotion House, and Parents House.

    Get to know the meanings of each house and how the 12 houses on the face affect your life by clicking Twelve Houses.
    The location of moles is greatly related to people’s fortune. Generally, the hidden moles (such as in the eyebrows, beard, hair, etc.) are auspicious and the obvious are inauspicious. According to Chinese face reading, the round and raised moles with good brightness in pure red or dark black are auspicious.

    Meanings of Moles on Different Parts of Men's and Woman's Face: