Chinese New Year is in 2 weeks’ time and everywhere you go, you hear CNY songs being played and horoscopes displayed telling you what the Year of the Rooster is going to bring. While most of us don’t really believe that anyone can tell us our future and fortune, we still stop and take the time to read these horoscopes displayed in shopping malls. I guess if there are good news on the horizon, we want to be able to have something to look forward to. And if there are not-so-good news, then we want to be mentally prepared at least. That’s my mentality anyway, although in my lifetime, I have paid to speak to clairvoyant and fortune tellers during those dark periods in my life where I have felt particularly lost and needed some guidance, any guidance, from the stars and heaven above.
Just the other day, I saw these 2 horoscopes about the Snake in the year of the Rooster, the first one was at City Link Mall and the other at Parkway Parade. The first one says that in Love, I will be more sociable and much more charming and attractive to others this year, so if I trust my feelings (which I don’t!) and act on my instincts, then I am likely to get a new love partner. Career wise, I will be more focused and this can make my work-life seem boring, but I am going to accomplish more than I usually would. This would be my time to begin thinking of new ideas for my career and profession, and to suggest ideas to my boss. Right. Now, if only I can get a job! Or is this telling me I will have a job this year?? Health wise, I am less likely to suffer from injury and more likely to heal faster than usual if I do get hurt. I will have more energy than usual but I need to exercise regularly and not push myself too hard. All sounds pretty positive, doesn’t it?
But the second horoscope isn’t as positive. It says that career wise, there are many negative stars which will cause stress and conflicts. I need to stay humble and keep a low profile (so don’t suggest ideas to the boss izit?) and maintain a good relationship with friends and family. I will be brought up by someone in my career if I continue to work hard. OK, I really hope someone will “bring me up”! Working hard is not an issue at all. It says this is a good year for learning and gaining experiences (I thought it was 2016 because that was what I have been doing the whole year!!!) to prepare for the upcoming years. In Love, if there is someone I fancy, I should take this chance to build a relationship. Hmmm, there is no one I fancy though, so I don’t think this is going to happen. It tells me to change my attitude when facing obstacles to create chances for myself. Really??? No thanks! Health wise, I need to take extra care of my health especially on respiratory and gastrointestinal system. There may be illnesses that may lead to surgery, so I should have regular check-ups. I have to be careful when dealing with sharp objects because there is a high chance of injuring myself. Wait a minute, I thought the other horoscope said I am less likely to suffer from injury. Now I am confused. When driving, I need to follow traffic rules (yes, I do) to prevent accidents. It suggests that I should donate blood. Not going to happen with my thalassemia condition. So overall, good or bad, I don’t know. I just know that as always, I need to stay healthy so that I can do more things in my life. Finding a job is more important than finding a love interest this year. I need to earn more money.
I did say earlier that I went to clairvoyant and fortune tellers before. As to be expected, because they said a lot of things, some of the things did come true, others have not. So, does it mean they are accurate? I can’t really say, since some things didn’t turn out the way they said they would. Perhaps these may still happen. Who knows. I actually can’t remember everything that had been said; it’s been so many years ago when I was in my early 30s.
I have been tempted every now and then to go and have my fortunes told and my palms read, especially when I feel frustrated with life and unsure what my next step should be. But I know I am the type who will be very worried if I was told a catastrophe was going to hit me. Normal human reaction. How horrible if it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. A friend told me that when you go for such readings, you need to be prepared for the good and bad news. If you cannot handle it, then it is best not to go. For me, I don’t think I will go out of my way to seek out a fortune teller, no matter how good the person is reputed to be. Like Forest Gump said, life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get. Let life reveal itself, it is more interesting this way. Do you agree?