A Deep Dive Into The Dalai Lama (Subscriber Content)

EDIT: I made an error when writing this article and got the wrong birth date patterns for the Dalai Lama. The King patterns I write of, actually reflect his tenure in office – how the world perceives him and how his time in office has gone. Please read the information I provide on the king archetype as such and ignore when I combine this archetype with the patterns on his face. I didn’t want to delete or rewrite this article as I spent a lot of time on it and the information is useful regardless. And it’s 1,600 + words in the bin 😦 I will write a proper reading with his correct July birth date in the next week. I’m really sorry and thank you for understanding!

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The Dalai Lama is a very famous and very wise person. From what I have seen his main message is compassion and he has some the facial feature associated with compassion – full lower cheeks that have filled out in age, and a rounded fleshy tip to the nose. But I see this message coming from elsewhere in his design.

When we look at his birth date what I see is the archetype of the King. The King who sits high on his throne and can survey his lands. This archetype as a personality means he can see the larger perspective and the little details. So when the DL teaches compassion he is teaching compassion from a long term, rational utilitarian view. It’s not kindness for the sake of it, but for the beneficial consequence as he has so much perspective.

The five elements, which Chinese face reading is based on, are multiple in meanings and imagery. So the archetype of the king (because of his high castle or palace) is also associated with the archetype of heaven and by extension holiness and sanctity. It’s not unusual to find people with this pattern interested in theology or pursuing priesthood or a religious career/purpose, or even high up in their respective hierarchy.

Being close to the divine or the divine essence is very important for these kings to function – even those kings who aren’t interested in religion, they’ll need to find sanctity in other ways to live their best authentic life. When there’s sanctity there’s a moment to pause and a moment to rest, a moment for them to get away from their perfectionism, high self criticism, controlling behaviours and then from that will flow trust and faith in the face of the unknown. The trust and faith will deepen this connection to the divine.

The pattern of the king repeats in his face with his full upper cheeks. In CFR we usually call these queen cheeks or power cheeks. It’s important for every king to speak his mind clearly so he can give the orders needed to his troops or courtiers. And this is what these cheeks mean, an ability to clearly speak his mind and give orders – or his case, advice.

Healthy kings feel that they have a sacred honour and duty to lead by the best example through the authenticity of their achievements. This helps others strive for their own authenticity and power. I’m not saying the DL has done this but, most Kings have a desire for power but mistake this power for power or control over others. They may also mistake wealth for power. I have known and heard of so many Kings (and Queens) who rely on controlling manipulative behaviour to feel powerful, because their inner criticism is so strong and debilitating that they must debilitate others.

Healthy kings realise that this sense of power and being powerful must come from mastery and refinement of the self and the true commitment of being oneself. As in their life, it will be organised that they will face many challenges that compromise their authenticity, the root of their power.

Some kings may realise that true power comes from the divine and they may only wish to be vessels of it.

Because of their humongous perspective and insight coming from their sensitivity to detail and priority to refine/perfect themselves, Kings will be advanced and wise at a very young age and this head start only grows as they grow older. They will achieve insight that is incredibly uncommon. In Chinese Medicine, the King archetype is associated with the energy of old age.

So the Dalai Lama as a child was effectively born old and was probably even very uncomfortable with youth and being young. It’s common for these types of feel that youth simply doesn’t suit them and they are relieved to grow older and become more like themselves. As youths, may even hang around with people much older as they feel they are with a “peer.”

This kingly heavenly nature is a huge part of the Dalai Lama’s personality. In the birth date system that I use, we have three patterns. They can be three different patterns or the same blocked. The Dalai Lama is the latter, so the king archetype is a Herculean and vigorous force in his personality.

The DL is not an emotional person. People with small and deep set eyes are people who hold their emotions very close to their chest, they are not emotionally open people. There can be other features in the face that offset this, and I do see this with the Dalai Lama.

The inner corner of his eyes are pointed, this means a sharp communicator and maybe with a quick sense of humor and warmth. This sharp pattern is repeated again with the upward peak slant of his eyebrows, meaning the same again and someone who swiftly makes decisions. And then the corners of his mouth are pointed. In CFR terms this means where the lips end, but the line of the mouth continues. This signifies again quickness, mischievousness and fun and adds warmth and light to his personality. He’s a serious and devout man but not THAT serious!

He has a sense of humour and can tell his teachings warmly. His King, heavenly nature places him above the earth, these features on his face make him a part of it.

Despite being so enlightened (pun intended), there are some features on his face that tell me that he hasn’t fully learned the lessons from his twenties.

Another way to read the face in CFR is that facial feature is a territory for a decade of someone’s life. The forehead is the 20s and the lines on it represent the lessons we have learnt. Full complete lines signify full complete lessons. Broken incomplete lines represent incomplete lessons. Life will offer the individual repeats of these lessons, and once they learn, the line will join.

As a face reader, I can’t always tell you what has happened but I can tell that something has happened.

Reading faces who don’t have Caucasian heritage is slightly different.

People who are or have Asian or black heritage will naturally have much fuller and larger mouths than the average Caucasian. A full mouth gives a person certain characteristics and experiences but if it’s the “base line” for the race, it doesn’t mean anything – the full mouth meaning is given if the mouth is exceptionally full, might larger than the average. Or, as a face reader I have to take a note when the mouth is much much smaller for the person’s racial background.

The latter is what we have for the Dalai Lama.

Mouths represent the relationship we had with our mothers. A small mouth represents a relationship between mother and child that did not satisfy and nurture the child. This doesn’t mean that mother was a bad person, maybe she was too preoccupied caring for her ill parents, maybe it clash of different natures, maybe the child was the parent in the dynamic…

What this means is that this person has a huge deficit when it comes to the personal relationships in their life – they’re just not able to have the energy to have multiple close relationships, because they are still reeling from that ill nourishing childhood experience.

They won’t be able to understand the language of relationships easily. It will be a foreign experience for them. It can also reflect an experience of feeling less safe overall and difficulty with finding relationships and a location that feel like “home.”

I should probably add here that you are not “cursed” with your facial features. Each feature can be navigated into healthier waters. With this mouth, we’d need this person to balance the deficit through a prioritising themselves, healthy selfishness, over years and years, so they become their own mothers. The scales in relationships should be tipped more towards themselves, with 20% to others.

These are experiences that the Dalai Lama might have gone through, he travels a lot as his position demands. His small mouth could be an advantage here. Small mouths tend to have an aversion to material possessions – so does the King archetype if they’re leaning more towards the heaven/in the skies, lets deny all earthly possessions. So we have two patterns that reinforce one another.

His mouth, if you see the picture below of him as younger man, has natural asymmetry:

In CFR the right side is the public side and the left is the private. Any mismatch between left and right on the face shows a discrepancy.

The right side of the Dalai Lama’s mouth indicates that he’s more mischievous and playful in public – as that side of the mouth, the corner is very pointed. On the left, his upper and lower lips equal in size which means he is an emotionally expressive person in private – this pattern is reinforced again with his deep set and small eyes.

Now we’ve come to the end of this deep dive.

Much love,


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