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November 7, 2014

Many Kinds of Divination

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 2:16 am

1. class 116, group 1, 조은비 변성윤 진청문 이소미

2. Glossary
1) divination : the skill or act of saying or discovering what will happen in the future
2) pragmatic : doing things in a practical and realistic way and not using only ideas
3) symbolize : to represent something
4) muddy : covered by or containing mud (= mixture of soil and water)
5) pupil : the black, round part in the centre of your eye

3. Text
Our presentation subject is ‘Divination’.
Do you know divination?
Divinations are ways to try to predict the future, such as palm reading, tarot cards, face reading, chinese zodiac.

First of all, Palm reading is a way to try to predict the future though looking at a person’s palm.
Palms have a lot of lines.
For males, the left hand means innate temper, and the right hand means learned temper. So, males predict the future though looking at him right hand.
For females, the right hand means innate temper, and the left hand means learned temper. So, females predict the future though looking at her right hand

(1)

This line mean life line. If this line is strong, you are powerful and if this line is long, you can live long. Otherwise, If this line is thin, you maybe get ill more easy and if this line is short, you maybe live short.
Next, second line is head line. If this line is strong, you have thinking skills and power of logic.
Also, If this line is straight like this picture, you may have aptitude for pragmatic subject(like business management, economic, Logistic). Also, If this line is straight like this picture, you may have aptitude for artistic subject(art, sing, etc)
Third line is heart line. If this line is strong, you have a strong will. If this line is thin, you maybe get stressed easily. Also, If this line is straight, you maybe speak directly, and maybe possess too much greed. If this line is curved, you maybe speak softly, and maybe possess a warm heart.[1]

Second of all, Tarot cards is a way to try to predict the future by looking at chosen cards.
Have you ever met a fortune teller who can read tarot cards?
Actually, each card has its own meaning.
There are 78 cards to read your future.
But this time, I’m going to present about some important cards.

(2)

First, the name of this card is “The chariot”. If you pic this card, you are a strong person in working and you have leadership. It is the best card for people who want to launch new work.
Second is ” The fool “. The man symbolizes an artist. So if you pick this card.
you are a carefree person. So you can easily meet another you or girl
Next one is ” The tower “. As you can see, two people are falling down from the tower and the tower is burning and broken. It means a trouble a parting and become worse. So you should avoid this one as much as you can’t.
This is ” the star “. It means ” love ” and hopeful fortune!
If a couple picks this card, maybe, they get pregnant!
I think the stars symbolize babes!
Next one’s name is “the world”.
It is good to some one who live in another country. If you work in another country and pick the card. you will achieve your goal.
” The Sun ” is a kind of good card in strongness. But you could have a strong – desire for power you might be worse
Next one is ” the moon “. It means ” doubt “, ” anxiety “. So when you pick this card, you need to keep calm.[2]

Face reading is predicting people’s destiny from their appearance. Face reading looks at approximately three things.

(3)

First, eyes
In Face reading, Pupils are an important thing. People with dark pupils have high intelligence. But people with muddy pupils have a lot of bad fortune and short lives. People with many white of the eyes have bad fortune. And long eyes mean good fortune. The very short eyes mean bad fortune.
Second, nose
Nose means wealth fortune and health fortune. People with round nose have a good wealth fortune. Chinese rich person have a round nose. People with high nose have a good health fortune. In contrast upturned nose means bad fortune.
Third, lips
Lips mean sentiment and willpower.
People with thick lips have a reliable and bold characteristic. In contrast, People with thin lips are very talkative so there are brightness and active.

In China, there are twelve zodiac signs. They represent different meanings. In this class, our zodiac signs are snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, pig.
Snake. If your zodiac sign is a snake, it means when you work you can work in a planned way. You have target but you are so suspicion and curiosity. So you like to inquire about something from others.
First, horse. If your zodiac sign is a horse, it means you like freedom. You hate when someone makes you do anything you have refused to concede defeat character. When you do something, you do something, you can do your best but not lasting.
Sheep. If your zodiac sign is a sheep, it means you afraid of losing a friend. The disadvantage is too full of fantasy. You are be well-mannered, gentle and good. You hate to squabble with people.
Monkey. If your zodiac sign is a monkey, it means you have strong sense of competition. You have a clever mind, you always put yourself in a favorable position.
Chicken. If your zodiac sign is a chicken, it means reflecting the sharp, can get the trust of the boss. You like to help people.
Dog. If your zodiac sign is a dog, it means you have a strong of justice, you have a clever mind, but you lack the ability of expression.
Pig. If your zodiac sign is a pig, it means you do not have feeling of safety. Usually have a calmer mind than others. You can protect yourself.[4]

4. References
[1] book, “손금의 정석”, 2009.5.20. http://book.naver.com/bookdb/book_detail.nhn?bid=6022391
[2] http://blog.naver.com/kerberos75/220033050246
[3] http://blog.naver.com/ckm302/220146650889
[4] http://www.azg168.cn/shengxiao/shiershengxiao/20130117/shengxiao59322

5. Discussion Questions
1) Do you believe in divination? Why or why not?
2) Have you ever tried prediction your future? What did you want to know?
3) Do you know other kinds of divination? How can we predict the future?

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