Temple prophesies good fortune for Taiwan
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Da Jia Jenn Lann Temple (大甲鎮瀾宮) prophesied Tuesday night via Kau Cim that Taiwan will see good fortune in the Year of the Snake.
February 14, 2013, 12:36 am TWN
Kau Cim, also known as fortune sticks, is a form Chinese fortune telling that is practiced by drawing sticks typically made of bamboo.
The sticks are inscribed with numbers that correspond to verses which are interpreted by diviners.
Temples across Taiwan, including the above-mentioned Jenn Lann Temple, perform the ritual annually on the fourth day of the lunar calendar's first month to predict the nation's fortune.
Jia Jenn Temple prophesied that if the government acts at the right moment, the nation will see good progress.
Chou Chien-nan (周建男), a diviner, said that the nation's misfortune had reached a limit and that the economy will rebound.
“(The gods are reminding) the nation's leader that as long as the government is well-prepared and waits for the right opportunity, Taiwan's fortune will see improvement this year,” Chou said.
Jiayi's Singang Fengtian Temple (新港奉天宮), on the other hand, gave a different prophecy.
Chen Chien-ming (陳建明), Fengtian Temple's diviner, said that the government should review all of its previous policies in order to bring about a better future for Taiwan.
“This year is a turning point for Taiwan,” Chen said. “If the government does a good job this year, the nation will see progress.”
The Baoan Temple in Taipei (保安宮) yesterday predicted a bleaker fortune for Taiwan, saying the nation lacks the opportunities to close deals.
The fortune stick predicted that Taiwan “will find no boat when it needs to cross a river, no pillars when its tries to build a house,” said a diviner from the Baoan Temple.