The Rule of Five in Face Reading
On a deeper level, the art of Mian Xiang (Face Reading) also involves reading a persons body movements and subconscious behaviour, in addition to studying and interpreting both the obvious and subtle physical facial features and qualities.
Similar to the study of Feng Shui and BaZi, then, there are also Special Structures in Mian Xiang that enables us to assess the greater capacity of a person.
There is, for example, the structure known as Five Exposed (五露), which indicates a person who is extremely successful, and is able to leave behind a legacy of his/her outstanding success. The Five Exposed is characterised by these facial traits:
But what happens if an individual only has FOUR of the five exposed features listed? Then be forewarned: this indicates the potential for a nasty accident. And with only ONE or TWO exposed features? Its usually a sign of poverty.
- Bulging, protruding eyes
- Shells of the ear reversed
- Mouth that doesnt completely close
- Exposed nostrils
- Large Adam Apple that juts out
Another structure of interest is that of the Five Hidden (五藏). (You must be wondering how ones eyes, ear, mouth, eyebrows, and nose can be hidden!) A person with the Five Hidden usually has many hidden talents, great insight and intelligence, and is a skillful strategist. This structure is denoted by these traits:
Know of anyone who fits into either one of the above-mentioned structures?
- Soft but clear voice
- Hidden feelings and thoughts which others have difficulty discerning
- A piercing gaze
- Deep wisdom
- Internal strength that is not known by others
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If fancy-schmancy terms are not your thing, there is always one reliable way to assess a persons luck - through the eyes. When the eyes are clear, bright, and lively, the persons luck cannot be bad. And if you match that with a face that appears bright, clear and radiant - that person is experiencing some very good event in his or her life.
Like all Metaphysics subjects, practice makes perfect. Do not be fooled by your friends smiling face - if the eyes are lackluster and lacking spirit, with a hint of red veins, combined with a dull complexion lacking a healthy glow - somethings not quite right.
On the other hand, once at a coffee shop I spotted a friend of mine walking into the shop. His face seemed to glow like an angels, even from the slight distance. "What did you just do," I asked later. "Youre glowing!"
He smiled. "Just closed a deal, my friend. Many zeroes worth."