New Project, New Meditation.

Hellooooo friends!

I’ve been studying the 5E for seven years, almost eight, as a Chinese face reader (another branch of Chinese medicine), reading them in people’s personalities in order to guide them back to their original nature (literally, you can have a “river”/”water” personality. My job is to release any blame or judgements you have by giving a clearer insight into you and returning you to the “natural world”).

These meditations are just another way to do that, without the face reading, to help others to return to the natural world.

I believe the natural world has its own instruction manual for life – so in listening to a river meditation we can begin to understand how to be patient, how to trust, how to have faith etc as we continue to the “sea”/our goals and destination for this life.

Through doing face readings, I discovered there was only so much I could do. The large bulk, I believed, lay in the subconscious mind – meditation is a great way to access it.

My first meditation, “The Wisdom of The River,” is live on YouTube! It’s designed to cultivate and activate faith, trust and patience.

It’s the first in the five-part series. You’re not obligated to continue the series or listen to them altogether. The second “The Wisdom of The Oaks” will be out in the next couple of weeks,

This the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX7Nnr4oqkz-kOWuxataxAg?

Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/5emeditations

Back to normal face reading tomorrow

 

Much love,

Cairistiona

New Years, Schmew Years

We’d all have an easier time in our lives if we aligned to the rhythms and cycles of nature. Looking at how New Years regularly happens, I’m more than a bit concerned.

Although one calendar year is about to end and another will begin, we are only just descending into the depths of Winter, where all other animals and life are hibernating, dreaming. Waiting for Spring.

In Chinese medicine, Winter is associated with water,  a slow patient thing, and also associated with the time before life and after death. Winter, as an organ in the body, can be seen as the womb. A dark holding space where we float before we are released or at least, “fully cooked.”

As such, to do anything against this such as new commitments, harsh active discipline, is twice the struggle and incredibly detrimental to your energy reserves – Winter is a time for restoring these, not depleting them! Winter is not a time for overdoing.

My advice is “new years, schmew years.”

If you want to make new years resolutions and keep them, wait until Spring when the natural world renews itself. When there is no swimming upstream, no one step forward and one step back.

If you’re making new years resolutions, good luck to you. Nature’s deck is stacked against you, so don’t be hard on yourself if it falls through. It’s all a matter of timing, not discipline nor luck. If we mimic nature our lives will become easier, not harder.

 

What Do Rounded Eyebrows Mean?

In Chinese face reading, eyebrows, for the most part, relate to how we make our decisions.

Curved eyebrows relate to the archetype of the mother, so when this person is faced with a decision, they want a win-win for everyone. They want an outcome that has no losers, where everyone has a place at the table and is fed.

Sometimes, when faced with a decision, this person will choose to please another rather than themselves.

Other times,  they’ll defer to get a second or even third opinion. They want more input in case they’ve missed anything and they want reassurance for what they are about to do.

That’s it for this week!

Speak soon,

Cairistiona

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(in case it’s too distorted in the header)

Reading Shakespeare

Unsurprisingly, this reading comes with a lot of caveats.

Portraits of Shakespeare remain contested by academics and unverified, and even then portraits were painted to flatter the subject.

So I have to add, before we begin, that this reading takes the Cobbe portrait of Shakespeare (the one shown), takes that his plays were written by him and under one person, and uses his baptism date.

Babies at this time were shortly christened after birth, two to three days at most, because of the high infant mortality rate and a Christian belief – those who were not baptised would spend an eternity in hell. Neglecting your newborn’s baptism was not the right foot to start on as a new parent in these highly religious times.

Where the recorded baptism date falls in the calendar, does not affect the reading or the system that I use for it.

I also need to mention that my knowledge of Shakespeare and his work is minimal.

So!

I can’t believe this man is a writer.

Why?

What his face is telling me, and his birthdate, is that he’s very quick and very fast, which means mental agility as well as a short attention span and a desire to be around people and have their attention.

We call this pattern in Chinese Medicine, the fire pattern – There’s a reddishness in his beard and his cheeks, his eyes are large and shallow set, the canthi are pointed, his mouth is small and the corners are pointed, and it looks as if his nose tip might be pointed as well. In a copy of the Cobbe portrait it shows this gentleman balding – another sign of the fire pattern.

Fire burns quickly, fire leaps, fire naturally attracts attention.

A pattern in his birthdate that heightens this agility is that of the wind – a thing which is ever-restless and moving.

Writing is a solitary activity and requires lots of tenacity and perseverance.

If this man is Shakespeare, I’d expect him to act on the stage as well. And if he did write, I’d expect him to write intermittently, in unusual places (such as using the kitchen table, or the floor, as a desk), have a wide and broad repertoire but have difficulty finishing things, or finish things very quickly. Speed and output are the names of his game

The primary goal of this man’s life is to find his voice and express himself – quite literally.

Chinese Medicine relates different patterns in nature to different organs. One of the organs associated with Shakespeare’s life purpose (in his birthdate) is the larynx, the voice box.

When someone has this as their destiny, we can find a lifelong pattern of them struggling to find their voice and use it. Once they’ve mastered knowing who they are and how to express it, they will then become an agent of change. (To learn more about this, please see the article I wrote on this: https://circularfacereading.com/2019/08/16/the-crippled-warrior-abuse-of-the-elder/).

His work in life, what he was created to do, was to express himself through entertainment and change lives through doing so.

That’s it for today, see you next week!

Cairistiona

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Mimicry And Jodie Comer

My intention for writing this was to make this article a diptych between Jodie Comer and Greta Thunberg.
“Why?” I hear you ask
In the system that I use they have the same birth date patterns and yet are completely different people.
How?
The information in their faces dances differently with their birth date patterns, which means, different people.
So with Greta Thunberg, I mentioned that she has a great sensitivity that allows her to feel other’s pain physically and take it on as her own.
This sort of sensitivity is feeling things physically. They are both people who feel sick when a friend in a bad mood walks next to them, both people who avoid shopping malls, busy streets and crowded small places as the invisible stress picked up from the people is very unbearable. And both people who will twitch at the sight of a painting two milimetres out of place.
Comer too has this sensitivity but uses it differently.
She can read others and is almost chameleon-like in her ability to shift her energy to match another’s. Which is perfect of course for an acting career which sometimes requires mimicry. Especially when it comes to accents – one of Comer’s skills as an actress.
Why isn’t Greta Thunberg like this? Well, in the system that I use you can have many birth date patterns in a birth date, sometimes three different ones, two patterns, and sometimes one blocked. When this happens we call  this person a “triple.”
Both Comer and Thunberg are “triples,” which means that they can be extremes – one on one side of the spectrum and the other on the other side because they are too much of one pattern.
(Apologies if that was too confusing, it’s almost impossible to describe without holding a class.)
Comer’s facial features are soft, which means an entirely different experience of her as a person. She has a full mouth, full upper cheeks and wide-open eyes which means her strengths are compassion, generosity, and emotional openness.
So back to Comer and mimicry, what I wanted to bring up was her talent to mimic various accents and languages, despite only being fluent in English. This is all down to her sensitivity and her ability to “feel into” a sound without giving it much thought.

 

 

 

What is the Meaning of an Uneven Hairline?

As well as denoting character, facial features in Chinese Medicine can also express times in our lives. Hairlines relate to the experience of our teenage years.

All teenage years are hard and troubling, but for those with uneven hairlines that time was filled with an unprecedented amount of stress and turmoil that isn’t the normal experience of a teen.

If we look at Sophie Turner’s hairline it goes up a bit just before her hair swoops forward. This means that the years between fourteen and sixteen years of age were particularly tumultuous for her.

Fourteen was the age that she started working on the hit TV show Game of Thrones. From her hairline, I assume she was fifteen when the first series was released and began to read the online hatred and bullying, and so was exposed to unnatural levels of public scrutiny.

Another person who grew up as child star, and also has an uneven hairline, is Lindsay Lohan:

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Again, in this picture just to the right of where her hair parts, you can see the hairline comes out a little bit. Again, this indicates a time of stress at fourteen years.

That’s it for today, speak soon!

Cairistiona

Greta Thunberg: Part II

I was writing the following in an email to a friend and thought, well I could include these observations in a blog post. So here they are:The thickness of our eyebrows relates to how well we handle boundaries, in forming them and being aware if they are being crossed. Thicker eyebrows, like caterpillars, denotes that a person can do it easily, while thinner eyebrows means it’s much harder.


In Greta’s case her naturally thin eyebrows tell me she has great problems letting in/or not letting in, other’s energy and the world at large – due to the fact she’s so energetically fragile and sensitive (see previous post). Other problems include telling the difference between what is her pain, and what is everyone else’s, as there is no difference for her.

Great for the conviction of her activism, not so sure about her life in the long term.
Naturally thin eyebrows also mean someone who isn’t naturally confident. So Greta’s commitment to going out there and giving speeches stems from doing what’s right and her ability to see the bigger picture – “if I don’t say this, who will. What’s at stake is more important” – rather than “I can do it! I believe in myself!”

In the birth date system I use, she is called the “princess.”
Princesses in the hierarchy of royalty don’t have as much responsibility as Kings or Queens – they’re the ones hosting parties and charity galas not leading the country.
But when they are forced into a position of responsibility, it won’t fit them, and it will be difficult for them.
Away from the metaphor now and how this translates into real life.


A princess will take this position far too seriously and let it weigh heavily on their shoulders – when this happens they deprive themselves to make things better for others.


This deprivation could mean living in poor conditions, living off really basic dull food, deprivation to the point where there is no fun or joy in their lives. Of course, I’m not advocating that Greta just switches to luxury and extravagance, and fuck the planet, no!


I’m just worried that as this goes on, it will have a long term effect on her spirit and mental health, and her life will start to become one of joyless martyrdom because of her ideals. Hopefully not, as she some signs of mischief and playfulness in her face (up slanted eyes and eyebrows).
One of her life long challenges will be her commitment to her standards and ideals, and taking and enjoying small pleasures in life. Another lesson is learning that enjoying these pleasures, they need not come at the expense of others.


Okay, I’ve officially written 1,000 words on Greta Thunberg. I’ve hope you’ve all enjoyed this.
See you in a few days!


Cairistiona

What does Greta Thunberg’s face say?

Let’s start with the explanation of my work:

Chinese face reading is based off Chinese Medicine, which in turn is based on thousands of years’ worth of observations of the rhythms and cycles in nature. CFR has taken these observations and applied them to the human face because humans are a part of nature. We are not separate from its rhythms and cycles. We are animals too.

It’s a holistic practice that reads each “piece” of the face as part of a whole, with every feature having an upside and a downside, so it’s compassionate, not judgemental.

Before we get to Thunberg’s face, I need to add a disclaimer: I don’t know that much about her. Except,  she is a climate change activist and she is autistic.

This is what her face says to me:

When you come to know CFR, after a while, you can start to see themes in someone’s personality.

From Thunberg’s face I know that she is quick thinking and makes her decisions swiftly, based in the moment – her eyebrows are peaked and slanting upwards. The up slant of her eyes communicate something similar, she is an optimist who can see more possibilities in any situation.

Her canthi (the shape of the flesh around the tear duct) are pointed which again denotes a quickness in words and speech, and precision too. No beating around the bush with her. On the downside, this can mean she is too sharp and too quick with her words.

There’s also a theme of stamina, a lot of it! The bridge of her nose is very broad and her lower cheeks are very full, both are a sign of someone who can keep going and going well after others have popped out for a break (or even a nap).

So no signs of climate activism so far. Where is it then?

When doing a face reading I incorporate information from the face and the patterns in their birth date.

What Thunberg’s birth date tells me is that she has this remarkable sensitivity that allows her to mirror someone’s energy and take other’s energy as her own.

She is someone who feels sick when a friend in a bad mood walks next to her. She’s someone who avoids shopping malls, busy streets and crowded small places as the invisible stress picked up from the people is very unbearable. And someone who twitches at the sight of a painting two milimetres out of place.

This can mean a propensity for perfectionism, idealism and/or high standards. Chinese Medicine relates this pattern to heaven or the skies, a high up place.

Thunberg’s commitment to her activism could be born out feeling the pain of the environment as her own (because of her sensitivity) and in accord with what’s right, her high values.

Usually, when someone has high standards, they have a black and white approach to things. It’s either the best or it isn’t. Anything lower than their standards, they’re just not interested in pursuing or having in their life.

Another pattern Chinese Medicine associates with this is metal, which slashes and cuts, which is exactly what high standards do.

There is so much more that I can say but we’re already at 500 words!

See you next week,

Cairistiona

 

 

How To Heal Emotional Pain

If there’s one thing more inevitable in life than death and taxes, pain is it.

One question that has been in my mind over the years is, “If pain is inevitable, then how do you heal it? How do you cope?” And this question is always in my mind when reading about the suffering in the world – I see it to be all caused by emotional pain which has stagnated into darkness. Which is sometimes violent. Sometimes not.

Physical pain and physical wounds are very different to emotional, that much we know.

If I was cut, there would be blood which I would need to clean, apply pressure, get a bandage. If the cut was severe, I’d need to call emergency services and go to a hospital and receive urgent medical attention. Then in a few weeks and maybe longer, poof! A scar.

It’s all very linear and time orientated.

But if there was any emotional trauma in the mind from that cut – say if I was attacked and stabbed – the process of healing would be much, much longer and trickier.

And this is the other thing – it’s non-linear and not time orientated (in that you could be dealing with this trauma for a long time).

The topic of this article is obviously very long and requires more attention than I can give it, so I’m going to try and make a point on this topic that could help you.

Back to non-linear.

Chinese Medicine associates healing as an activity with the image of water in nature. Is water a linear thing? Rivers curve and bend, meander and wander. Go this and that way. Even the sea is controlled by the moon, which over the years has be associated with mystery. Healing and being healed, recovery and recovering, are mysterious non-linear things.

In order to heal emotional pain, you need to ease your frustrations and expectations for this to be done in a month. You need to know that your healing process with slow, but also random and unexpected. You need to be as patient as the river is.

Second thing:

In this western world, there is an assumption, or at least a cultural standard, that the tangible physical world is the real world.

When that is our baseline, then the natural assumption is that what is not physical is not real and all in our heads.

So when it comes to emotional pain, our inner worlds, our emotions and other’s emotions, we’ve been conditioned that it’s not real and because it’s not real, not tangible, there’s no framework to heal and deal, even less to acknowledge and accept the emotional pain.

So the third thing:

To heal your emotional pain, you need to know that it’s real and that the world inside that you have, is also real. As real as flesh and blood, as real as the clothes you wear, as real as your pet cat, as real as the incident that started all of this.

And the actual act of healing? It’s too much to write and detail here, and also highly personal.

But a tip: if healing is associated with water in Chinese Medicine, then think on how water is. Water doesn’t do anything, it simply is. It’s “being.”

That’s the hardest thing to understand about healing emotional pain, is learning how to be with it, notice, listen, focus on it fully, rather than “doing” anything with it, as doing can sometimes easily become ignoring through action.

(Might be back to face reading tips next week, felt like writing more about the principles of Chinese Medicine this week.)

Speak soon!

Cairistiona