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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 on thinking of a close relative who has 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 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 a bloodline relationship have a particular influence on the subsequent living generations. They 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 fortune, encounters, and opportunities, and relationships with others vary, which are located along the way in life. Destiny is a natural resource and has to be managed by fortune properly to enable the future to flourish and to have good luck.

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 capital swift mutually?

A: During ancient times, the lifespan of people are generally shorter. One of the reasons is that when the woman gives birth to a child, the treatment of child delivery is relatively backward, leading to the mother's early death. 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 extend to cover the parents, married couples, siblings, and children.


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


A person encounters varying benefactors, opportunities, and affinities throughout life, leading to varying 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 to avoid being affected. Therefore much depends on oneself and goes 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 are the combination of the above factors and are closely associated with upbringing, education, and outside influence in society.


Therefore, the role played by fortune is to take charge of life in practical day-to-day living. Whether it is complementary to 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 bliss and misfortune?

A: The flicking of the eyelid cannot be explained medically; even 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 they 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, and the effect will not appear 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 complemented by Feng Shui, acquisition of merits, and intense studies, which are in the hands of men to change the fortune and incline towards bliss.


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


The theory of 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 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.


Using coins to determine the fortune of 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? If the strokes are worked out to be ominous, would the title have to be changed? Can misfortune be avoided if the name is changed?

A: In Chinese, some people, whenever they encounter unpleasantness in life, such as sickness, unhappy marriage, or 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 fate? Can the deities change a person's future? How to make the change?

A: Destiny is the blueprint of everyone throughout life. The Buddhists call it to cause and effect, while Lao Zi referred to 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 negative. To change 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 for the effects of the bad causes created. The breakthrough depends very much on the person's effort. The more values are obtained, the more changes can be made to counter an unfavorable destiny.

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

A: Destiny reflects a person's life from the time he was born until death, affected by his karma. Most geomancers 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 encounters and behavior.


Some will use the karmic effect, remove obstacles, and attempt to change their fortune. If this can be true, who determines the law of justice in the afterworld? The future can only be varied and designed by oneself.


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

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

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