The Wisdom of your face by Jean Haner.
Since reading this book I look at people differently.
Face reading can provide a lot of information.
The author explains what certain features mean. The ears tell about childhood, the hairline about adolescence, the forehead has information about our 20s, the eyes are about our 30s, the nose is about our 40s, the mouth our 50s, the chin our 60s , the jaw our 70s and the sides of the face are about the 80s and 90s.
The author also explains about the 5 elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Each element has certain characteristics and dominant features. Most people are a combination of elements, with one or two dominant over the others.
By looking at the dominant features in a person you can determine what elements are more strongly represented.
As an example large ears are a water feature ,which also tells of endurance and the ability to take risks. Large earlobes indicate you are good with money. A strong chin equals strong will.
Thick, bushy eyebrows belong to the wood element and they indicate drive, confidence and ambition. A small space between eyebrows is a sign of a person who works best independently.
Curly or red hair, light in the eyes = fire element
A pointed tip of the nose tells of a curious nature, while a rounded tip speaks of enjoyment of the pleasure and comfort of life.
A round face, a big mouth, full lips are all consistent with the element of earth.
A large mouth indicates a generous person who treasure friendships. Vertical lines above the upper lips reveal disappointment, resentment.
A large nose, prominent upper cheeks, concave or lined lower cheeks are all signs of metal.
A perfect nose = idealist.
A bump just below the bridge of the nose indicates a need to be in charge.
Prominent cheeks show you can hold positions of authority and can handle giving orders.
Flat cheeks on the other hand suggest you prefer to work on your own and do not like to be supervised.
I personally find reading specific features or wrinkles easy. What I find challenging is identifying the predominant elements in a person. I guess that will come with time and practice. I can hardly wait, as I believe that to be the most revealing part of this ancient practice.
As an example, to know that someone has a lot of water will tell you that:
he feels things deeply, will cry easily, needs a lot of time to make a decision, will have courage, determination and tenacity to spare. Water people love to lie down, walk and speak slowly, tend to be late often. They like to stay up late and sleep late. They like to wake up slowly from their fascinating and vivid dreams and they need a lot of alone quiet time. Water people wear soft clothes that tend to flow, the hair is often long, the footwear is the kind they can kick off easily. They like to live near water, they prefer open plan houses.
Fire people on the other hand are exuberant, joyful, yearn intimacy, are passionate, love change and new experiences. They laugh a lot, joke, talk and walk fast, they are great at multitasking. They love to flirt. They create drama, have a tendency to exaggerate. They like to be noticed.
They like to have fun with clothes, dramatic combinations, high heels, sexy styles. In the home cutting edge design, unusual architecture and design, collections. Fire people often work in marketing, public relations, sales or are performers.
To sum it up, The wisdom of your face is a book that will make you look at people in a totally different way. It is funny, direct, compassionate and very informative. I highly recommend it.