What are Destiny & Fortune?


Q: What are generally the factors that affect a person’s destiny?

Q: Would the ancestors who have passed away have any influence on our destiny and fortune, how do they influence each other?

A: When a person focuses his attention to think of a close relative who had passed away and given a ground burial, he often can strike a sympathetic response with the deceased. This is what is believed in Feng Shui, where the ancestral tomb has a bearing on the later generations, and this is due to the electro cardio response of living matters.


After a person dies, there are still small traces of the living cells inactivation. Feng Shui studies believe that those with bloodline relationship has a particular influence on the subsequent living generations should not rely entirely on Feng Shui theories to determine their fortune, but must use their efforts and hard work to develop themselves.


Everyone has his fortune, the encounter and opportunities, relationship with others vary from each other which are encountered along the way in life. Destiny is the natural resource and has to be managed by fortune properly to enable the future to flourish and to have a good fortune.

Q: We always hear that someone after she has given birth to a child, the child has brought her good luck or after marrying a certain person, the person has brought him ill fortune, are such sayings believable? When people get along with each other, would the fortune swift mutually?

A: During ancient times, the lifespan of people are generally shorter. One of the reasons being that when the woman had given birth to a child, the treatment on child delivery was relatively backwards, leading to the early death of the mother. This is usually referred to as an affliction between the child and the mother. The term affliction is frequently used in ancient fortune reading — the subjects on the affliction extent to cover the parents, married couples, siblings and children.


For the present generations, the incompatibility of married couples, the disharmony between children and their parents with the children leaving home are frequently noticed phenomenon. Do not be unduly worried over these but accept life as it is to have the ease of mind and live a happy life. A person’s fortune changes by his encounter in daily living and very much depends on oneself.


A person encounters varying benefactors, opportunities and affinities throughout life, leading to the varying of the fortune. With some people who possess strong wealth, working with them is a breeze, and any problem encountered can be well tackled with ease. Contrary, to the weaker in fortune and those with vices, it is advisable to have them kept at a distance in order not to be affected. Therefore much depends on oneself and go along with destiny, do not leave it entirely to fortune.

A: A person’s destiny and fortune are determined by the natal data which are the year, month, day and time of birth, the causes in the previous life span, the dwelling house he saves as well as the natal data of the parents and the “Feng Shui” of the ancestral tombs.


The good and bad of destiny is the combination of the above factors and closely associated with the manner of upbringing education, and outside influence in society.


Therefore, the role played by fortune is to take charge of life in the practical day to day living. Whether it is complementary to the destiny, we must face the situation courageously as there is no absolute right or wrong in everything. The thought initiates everything.

Q: Some say that when the left eyelid flicks, it suggests wealth, whereas if it is the right eyelid, it suggests disaster. Can a person predict his own bliss and misfortune?

A: The flicking of the eyelid cannot be explained medically; even the doctors cannot depend on the flicking of either the left or right eyelid to determine bliss or disaster.


However the irregular flicking of the eyelid, according to a medical specialist, can determine a person's mental and physical condition, under such circumstances, the advice from the doctor is to have sufficient rest or go on medication. If the loss of energy continues, the person will become weak and unsteady. The alertness will be weakened, the reflexes slowed down and will be prone to danger.


Also, if the work at ordinary times is not well planned out, the lack of focus and serious dedication at work will lead one to become lethargic, the effect will not show up even if prayers are made.

Q: Country folks use the natal data of a person as a basis to work out his fortune, can this be relied upon?

A: Many factors affect a person's fortune, of which the natal data is one of them. A person's wealth is natural and born with, and it has to be complement with Feng Shui, acquisition of merits and intense studies which are in the hands of men to change the fortune and incline towards bliss.


Even twins have varying fortunes at birth through their destinies are the same. Their similar fates are prominent the younger they are when they grow older, the surrounding environment will cause the change in them.


Though the theory on their natal data and destiny being similar can be upheld. But with such similarity, there are still varied elements in existence such as the good and bad effects are being influenced by the subsequent encounters in life which include the relationship with the relatives, the merits acquired by each individual which has a great extent on the impact.


The use of coins to determine the fortune by country folks is one of the many methods. It can only be used as a reference source after understanding how luck can be varied.

Q: Can the number of strokes in the character of a person's name determine a person's fortune? It the strokes are worked out to be ominous, would the name has to be changed? Can misfortune really be avoided if the name is changed?

A: In Chinese, some people whenever they encounter unpleasantness in life such as sickness, unhappy marriage, children not being filial, will place all the blame on the name given to them, and are determined to have the name changed to improve their fortune. A person's name does not bear much effect on his fortune. It only provides psychological comfort spiritually. The person expecting a drastic change in his fortune for the better with the change of name will be disappointed.

Q: If destiny can affect a person's happiness and sadness, in that case can a person change his destiny? Can the deities change a person's destiny? How to make the change?

A: Destiny is the blueprint of everyone throughout life. The Buddhists call it as the cause and effect while Lao Zi referred it as the natural way. Though it is a blueprint of a set pattern that determines a person's karma, there must be ways to vary it. Can the deities or even the geomancer able to make the changes? The answer is in the negative. To change the destiny much depends on oneself.


The deities can change a person's destiny but require the person to do benevolent acts and acquire merits to compensate the effects for the bad causes created. The breakthrough depends very much on the person's effort. The more merits are obtained, the more changes can be made to counter an unfavourable destiny.

Q: If a person's destiny is fixed at the moment of birth, in that case, base on what is such determination made? Can the cause and effect and karma be relied on?

A: Destiny reflects a person's life from the time he was born till the time of death affected by his karma. Most geomancer will read a person's destiny based on his natal data (Time, date, month and year of birth) as a structural frame.


This is only a set formula, but destiny varies according to the person's encounter and behaviour in life.


Some will use the karmic effect, removal of obstacles and attempt to change the fortune if this can be true, who determines the law of the judgment in the afterworld? Fortune can only be varied and designed by oneself.


The medium may possess the ability to communicate with the spirits, but he cannot change destiny, particularly fatalism.

There are many ways through traditional methods in determining a person's fortune with some suggesting ways to change the fortune. Whether or not these can be successful will be dependent on one's own effort. Whether the fortune in life is good or bad depends on one's own.