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How to Perform Chinese Coin Divination

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Chinese coin divination is one Chinese fortune telling method used to foretell a person’s fortune. Learn how to perform Chinese coin divination.

What You Need:

  • Incense
  • 5 coins

Coin Divination Instructions:

1. Light the incense
2. Decide which side of the coins will be ‘head’ and which will be ‘tail.’
3. Hold the five coins in your hands or place in a container and place over the incense smoke.
4. Shake the coins in your hands or in the box and then toss them on a table.
5. Read the order of the coins (H = Head, T = Tail). There are 32 possible combinations.
6. Look up the combination on the chart below to see your fortune. The order of the coins may reveal: if the unemployed will get a job, if those involved in a lawsuit will win, those who are sick will get better, the state of marriage or future marriage, and business transaction outcomes.

Disclaimer: Consulting a Chinese almanac like 2011 Chinese Almanac by Peter So (ISBN 978-988-1905-6-9) or a fortune teller will help you find a detailed, more personal fortune. The 2011 Chinese Almanac by Peter So (ISBN 978-988-1905-6-9) was consulted to compile the information provided here, which is for entertainment purposes only.

Coin Combination (H = Head, T = Tail)Get a Job?Win Lawsuit?Patient Gets Better?Marriage?State of Business Transaction
T H H H HN/ASettled out of courtYesYesN/A
H H H T HNoNoGet worseNot a good time for marriageLose investment
H H T H HYesSettled out of courtYesYesDifficult at first but good at the end
H H H H TN/AYesYesPromisingSuccessful
H T H H HN/AYesN/ASuccessfulN/A
T T T T TNoNoGet worseWill be met with oppositionYour plan will not work
H H H H HYesYesYesWill be happySuccessful
H T T T TYesReach settlementYesWill be happyReasonable profit
T H T T TYesReach settlementYesWill get marriedSuccessful
T T H T TYesReach settlementYesWill be happyProfitable
T T T H TNoNoYesFailureNot successful
T T T T HNoNoGet worseNot promisingNo change to make money
H H T T TYesYesYesSuccessfulSuccessful
H T H T TYesSettled out of courtYesWill be happySuccessful
H T T T HYesShould settle out of courtYesWill be happySuccessful
H T T H TYesSettled out of courtYesWill be happySuccessful
T H H T HYesSettled out of courtYesWill be happySuccessful
T H T H TYesYesYesN/AN/A
T H T T HNoNoN/APeacefulFailure
T T H H TNoSettled out of courtN/AWill be happyN/A
T T H T HNoSettledN/AObstacles to marriageFailure
T T T H HYesSettled out of courtN/AWill get marriedN/A
H H H T TYesSettled out of courtYesWill be happyHigh salary
H H T H TN/AYesN/AWill be happySuccessful
H H T T HNoNoGet worseNot promisingFailure
H T H H TYesN/AYesPromisingN/A
H T H T HYesSettled out of courtYesWill be happyProfitable
H T T H HYesSettled out of courtN/ASuccessfulN/A
T H H H TN/ASettled out of courtN/ASuccessfulPromising
T H H T TN/AShould settle out of courtGet worseProposal will be declinedLose investments
T H T H HYesSettledYesN/ASuccessful
T T H H HYesYesYesWill be happyN/A

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