The Face Reading (Mien Xiang) Introduction
Author: - Dr. Edward Tsang (registered Chinese Herbalist & Acupuncturist )
Wu Zhu Metaphysician
Translator :- Edmund Chin / Johanna Ku
Editor:- Joseph K. H. Cheng B.Soc. Sc. ( Hons ) HK
Welcome, fellow net friends for the reason to visit this JinYan Web Page. We can begin to increase our knowledge about Chinese face reading (Mien Xiang).
In this topic, we shall discuss Mien Xian from a superficial level to a deep level. Step by step, we shall illustrate for the reader what is meant when we listen to the others frequently saying: "This person is of stern appearance, that person of fierce appearance, someone has the good fortune, some very much prosperous, some obscene, someone with the sharp head narrow forehead is stingy and so on."
A proverb has the saying: View the detail, knows its person. From the Mien Xiang, we can gain insight to the fortune and destiny of the person.
If we truly understand the significance of Mien Xiang, we may increase our chances of luck and steer clear of disaster. From the appearance of the forehead and the ears we may know the persons childhood experience, the person’s family background and whether they start socialising early or late in life. From viewing the “Luck Palace” (Fuk Tong) and “Deceitful Gate” (front of ears), we may know whether husbands and wives relationship is lacking, and if the wealth is locked. By looking at the “Tears Palace” (beneath the eyes), we learn about the persons children and family, the view its good fortune. By looking at Career palace, (Kwan Luk Kung) we may find out about the person's career rise and fall. Also by looking at the wealth palace (Tsai Pai Kung), we can find out about the person’s wife, concubines, property, investments and salary.
From the Mien Xiang, we might bring to light the fluctuation of ones fortunes. In this twenty first century scientific and technologically demanding society, if we can understand the fluctuations of investment direction, we inevitably improve the confidence of success. If the knowledge indicates gloomy times, we can conserve our strength and bide the time. This enables the person to know their limitation and act accordingly.
When you understand the Mien Xiang of your immediate relatives or friends, the subordinates, or the boss, you can choose your friends by the best technique. From the Mien Xiang you can recognise the variations between persons and whether the person is loyal, is evil, is poor or rich or honourable.
For a more detailed discussion, we can divide the face into three horizontal sections: From the lower edge of the hairline (The upper or heaven level) to the two eyebrows, (the centre or human section) from the two eyebrows to the tip of the nose, (the lower or earthly level) from under the nose to the tip of the chin.
There are also other secondary levels. These are the Six “Fu” (on two left and right forehead, the left and right cheekbones and the left and right lower cheeks). There are also the four rivers of the face- eyes, ears, nostrils and mouth. And there are also the specific age positions of the face. We can then examine the ears, the eyebrows, the eyes, the eye gaze, the nose, the two cheekbones, the philtrum, the mouth, the teeth, the chin, in more detail.
If we have the person’s consent, we can analyse to another level. For this internal phase or more personal level, we can analyse in detail: the tone of voice, the facing mountain (front of the head), the backing mountain (back of the head), the skin colour and appearance, the moustache/beard, the shoulder, the back, the chest or breast, the abdomen, the navel, the hand, the foot, the limbs, the private parts and so on.