The Diary Of A Blindman
My master then continued:
'I deduce that this person is very much younger than you...'
The woman replied: 'By how many years you think?'
Master: 'Should be ten years at least ah...'
Woman: 'Yes, he is younger by thirteen years,' and then she excitedly asked: 'Do you think our relationship can lasts?'
Master: 'No need to be anxious about this, let me confirm more accurately about your this lover first from my readings before we go further.'
This is one strange habit of my master unlike the other fortune tellers who are more than glad to conclude when the customer is satisfied. He treat it as painting a masterpiece, not willing to sacrifice any single minute details to complete a satisfactory work of art. This perhaps differentiate him from the rest who are contented to be mediocre and therefore had make him as a legendary person in the metaphysics world today.
Master: 'I can tell that this person is one of your younger generation of relatives.'
Woman: 'Yes, he is...'
Master: 'And he has true affections for you...'
The woman: 'Yes, he is very close to me. Tell me what I should do and would he change his heart or not?'
Master: 'We will come to that later, let me first confirm who he is among your relatives.'
Woman: 'All-right, you tell me who he is?'
Master: 'This lover is not an outsider, he is your step son...'
Woman then laments : 'Oh Master, why you have to be so accurate in your readings? You tell me now, is my birth chart meant to have this fate of being lovers with my own step son.'
Now I understand why she refused to give her complete birth date when she first went around asking in the alley. She was afraid that it might be leaked out from being shared among others from those who cannot read the chart well. If she had not met my master, I doubt that she might find one easily to guide her on the outcome in the future and probably she would be keeping the secret for life.
This time the woman then started crying as she continued: 'It started five years ago when I started working in a ceramic factory and I had to work overtime at night. Since young, I doted on him and he reciprocate by having concern for me. He felt that it was not safe at night for me go back alone and insisted on fetching me back from work. He was very attentive and caring to me during that period and as time goes by, our feelings developed.'
'In 1990, it was time for him to get married as with our Chinese custom and a match was found for him by his insistent uncle as his father is no longer around, a honest and educated young village girl. They then got married in that year however as from then on when he speaks to his wife on intimate terms as a couple, I started having strange feelings, maybe jealousy.'
'I then took matters into my hands, I will summoned my stepson to my bed chamber and keep him till before midnight and then allowed him to go back to his bedroom. My daughter-in-law had shows no dissatisfaction as she is also normally a quiet girl who do not gossips. Even if she is not happy with the arrangement, I don' t think that she will dare to voice it out.'
The woman then suddenly went quiet and after which she said softly: 'Then out of the blue, a year ago, she committed suicide by taking rat poisons..'
I was shocked on hearing this, the daughter-in law probably have found out the mother and son relationship to be more than what it is and must have suffered a blow which she cannot accepted and ended her life. To be honest, I have come across many strange cases that my master had read the fortune for the customers and this is one that if I did not personally hear it, I would not believe it if anybody will to tell me this as such is our strict culture at that time.
'After her death, my son's attitude changed and he seems to kind of blame me for it as well as himself. He then remarries again later probably out to spite me. He then started ignoring me, I am now stuck as I cannot forget him though I have thought of trying to give up the relationship. Master, tell me what I should do now.'
The woman shows deep torments on her tears stained face by now.
My master then consoles her: 'You Ah, your life is destined to go through this, don't be too sad. Tell me your son's birth date and I will see what will happens in the near future for both of you.'
After working out the birth chart, my master says: 'Well, next year onwards, both you mother and son will undergo some major changes in your lives and when you go into your next luck pillar of Ji Wei luck pillar, both of you will get back together again but it will no longer be the same as in the past of being that loving.'
The woman sounds disappointed : 'Then what about for the future, will it ends.'
'Both of you no longer have that kind of affinity and it will definitely ends when that luck pillar is over when you reach the age of 54. During this period, you will also need to be mindful of your health and that will be all.'
She showed disappointment and sadness in her expression on hearing this, I felt sorry for her but at the same time still cannot accept the thought of her coming between her new daughter-in law for the next ten years or so. I also hope that she won't cause another tragedy in the family again.
After she left, I mumbled to myself : 'Such a despicable loose woman...' and my master on hearing it, the ears of the blinds are particularly sharp, rebukes me:
'Little Chao, do not speaks rubbish. Everyone have their own destiny to follow since born and this woman is no different though she unfortunately have a bad low grade chart. Character wise, she is in fact better than some of our so called model citizens. We are to guide them in their path in life and do not have the rights to judge them.'
However, I have never seen a birth chart like this and I was curious to want to know more,
'Master, why does she still have the affinity with her stepson to be together in the next ten years in Ji Wei pillar?'
'It is because in Wei, there is Ding Fire which represent her male offspring and it is a favorable element to her. The Ji Earth is also controlled by her Jia wood. And remember if the chart have strong parallel stars such as Bi Jian 比肩and Jie Cai 劫财, that person will look for a younger companion.'
'Then why did you says that at the age of 16, she found her ideal match in marriage.'
'It is because she have a hidden Geng Metal which is Qi Sha 七殺 in her year pillar which governs her life for the first two luck pillar and the year when she was 16, it was a Wu Shen year which is why she got married.'
'Then why did you say she married someone far away from her hometown.'
'Normally when the Direct Officer 正官or Qi Sha 七殺 is in the month pillar, it will be somebody close to her or in her hometown however she started her marriage star early in her year pillar.'
'But how did you know that she will be a stepmother when she got married.'
'Her first luck pillar was Yi Mao and probably her first child would be born in the Rabbit year but she was still young and not married. The hour pillar for children was already activated by the Mao pillar then. And as I have deduced further correctly, the second one was born in the horse year and is the secret lover.'
'Her chart is also called Prospers the sons and not the daughters by some masters, and there is one matter which I have not told her.'
I was curious, 'What was it?'
'In the future, one of her daughters is destined to pass away before her as the Eating God 食神(Output star)is weak in the chart. Some fortune tellers will also call it jinxing the daughter chart too.'
'Why will the daughter die and which one will it be as there are two, Master?'
My master then said: 'If you should see her again, ask her for the birth date of her second daughter and I will be able to give you the answers. If there is affinity, she would also come here to find out more at the same time and maybe can avert that disaster.'
I did meet her again later in the following year and I had remembered to ask her for it. She willingly give it to me but did not ask why or wanted to know further as I think that she probably was already back on better terms with her stepson in their relationship which is also one of the irony of Life. My master after looking at the birthdate had told me then that this daughter would contract a terminal disease in the year 1998 and will not live beyond 2004. When she came back to look for my master in the year 2002, my master had already passed on to his new paradise as he had foretold for himself.
What follows was really another personal tragedy for her own daughter in retribution for the deceased daughter-in law or perhaps you can call it Judgement Day.....
This is THE END
Okay, folks have a great weekend. Dedicated to Nathalie Mourier and Oey Opkwan at the same time.