If you want to charm, impress or merely
get on the right side of someone, make sure that you are conscious of
your facial expressions when you are with them. The way we carry our
face expresses our inner mind and heart, and if we wish to understand
the essence of our inner nature, it is worth while making an effort to
study and analyze our dominant facial expression.
According to the classical texts, our dominant facial expressions
indicate the strength of yin or yang chi within us. We are seldom fully
aware of how we carry our expressions - whether we show a yin or a yang
face to the world. Since displaying yang chi to the world attracts so
much good fortune this is something worth examining.
When the chi is positive it is said to be yang. Yang energy moves from
great yang to bright yang to lesser yang. These three levels reveal the
intensity and extent of positive essence in the hidden nature of an
individual. Yang expressions manifest as smiling faces, but there are
different types of yang smiles. The truly joyous expression reflects
bright yang, which is well balanced. Lesser yang shows a reduced level
of joy where some yin seems lo be creeping in. Great yang indicates an
excess of joy indicating a touch of smugness.
Yin faces reflect negative, depressed, gloomy, bored or unhappy
emotions so they manifest as sad and unsmiling expressions. Sometimes
they can also manifest as a scowl with furrowed brows and sometimes
they may appear as angry. A great yin expression is said to reflect the
state of grief, while lesser yin indicates mild feelings of sadness or
anger. Reducing yin symbolizes the input of some yang. Angry faces are
described as yin turning yang.
If you wish to know how yin or yang your attitude is, look at your
dominant expression. Yet in order to define your dominant or base
temperament, you will need to look at the shape of your face.
There are five basic face shapes that offer clues to aspects of your
personally and indicate careers in which are you most likely to find
success. They are based on the element that rules your face.
WOOD ELEMENT FACES are long, oval or oblong shaped. Such people
are usually optimistic and have a natural elegance. They thrive in
environments where they can express themselves. They work well by
themselves but are also good team players. When matched with yang
expressions, wood element faces indicate people whose optimism turns
into enthusiasm thereby propelling them into careers that allow them to
take centre stage. They do well in the communicative industries. When
wood element faces carry yin expressions, they tend to be more serious
and conservative and their success will come from being the brains
behind public figures.
FIRE ELEMENT FACES are triangular or heart shaped. People with
fire element faces tend to have powerful but hidden ambitions. Those
with bright yang expressions always look good, and they have the
ability to charm and persuade others to their way of thinking. Fire
element faces with yin expressions also do well, especially those with
the lesser yin faces, who usually come across as equal mysterious and
EARTH ELEMENT FACES have square face shapes that look full and
stable and they emit an aura of stability and strength. Earth types
have steady temperaments. Being private and usually successful within
their sphere of work, they tend to project a detached disinterest in
the rest of the world. Yet earth types pick up more than they will let
on. They seldom lose their cool and always show the best side of
METAL ELEMENT FACES have round face shapes. If they are
dominated by yin expressions, they project a perpetually depressed
look. Smiles transform metal element faces into very attractive people
whose expressions attract good luck. Temperamentally metal-faced people
tend to be inflexible and others have to accommodate them. They do not
socialize easily and are single-minded about their work, especially
about wealth creation.
WATER ELEMENT FACES are curvy faces with high cheekbones and
rounded, slightly protruding foreheads. Such faces indicate an
extrovert who is slow to anger but quick with the repartee. They are
usually witty and find success in the entertainment and communication
industries. Smiles do not work as well for water faces as for the other