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Besides excellent vegetarian food, Fortune Centre is also known for this prominent store on the first floor. The signboards at the storefront are thorough about its services – the menu includes picking auspicious dates, naming babies, feng shui, geomancy, astrology, tarot card reading, crystal stone aura reading and more. For $10, I booked a short crystal stone aura reading session which lasted 30 minutes. Though walk-ins are allowed, it's always better to book your slot in advance.
Getting my aura read:
The private session starts very formally – I am ushered into a room where the reader makes me pick crystal stones from a bag and place them on chakra points on a piece of cloth. "Let the stones speak to you," she says as I rummage the bag. After laying out the stones, she proceeds to do a 'big picture' reading. Because of my lack of pink stones (which represents love and relationships), she says that love is not my priority and that career seems to be the thing on my mind – she is correct. She then zones in to the bad news first, showing me the chakra points (the head and stomach) where I've picked a black crystal and explains what I have to improve on. Basically, she called me out on my lack of self-confidence and habit of hydrating only with iced coffee. Her exact words were: "Drink more room temperature water."
The session then got really weird when she told me that I'm very 'sensitive' to the spirit world and continued to say that it is them who have helped me with inspiration and ideas in my job – again she correctly guessed that I was 'creative' and a writer. She went on to say that I should give them thanks once in a while. I guess all those years honing my skills in university is wasted, eh? Still, it was a very entertaining session, and a great way to wind down during lunch. By the time it ended, I didn't even know what to start asking – you're allowed to ask your burning questions – and could only muster a "Um are the spirits bad?".