Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune revised
A Fortune-Telling Game
By Margarete Ward
(Celestial Arts, Hardcover, 9781587613395, 160pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
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Foretell the future using a deck of regular playing cards and a divination game, which traces its origins to the principles of astrology and Chinese numerology.
The familiar Gong hee fot choy! means "greetings of riches," and confirms the ancient belief that life's odds are three-to-one in favor of prosperity over poverty, success over failure, and good fortune over bad. It is also thought that the future can be forecast--and even influenced--if we know how to interpret the signs and understand their meanings. Each playing card and each house (illustrated on the game board) are identified with a particular outcome. For a glimpse of what the future holds, grab a deck of playing cards and this book. Have fun and may fortune smile upon you.
MARGARETE WARD (1890-1977) was an American who developed a lifelong interest in Chinese popular culture and religion while a resident of Shanghai in 1919.