What is your birth mewa (birth marks)?
Mewa indicates a karmic relation from life to life.
Numbers have different meanings in different cultures. In Bhutanese context, nine numbers have special significance. The numbers range from 1-9 and each number is associated with a colour and an element.
These nine mewas (birth marks or moles) stem from a system of numerology used for centuries by Chinese. Each number has an interpretation of your past, present and future lives. Your birthmarks, moles or "mewa" is determined by your birth year. Traditionally, a birthmark is associated with each mewa, a probable length of life and a specific dharma practice.
Mewa Chi Kar (1) – White (Iron)
Mewa Ngyi Na (2) – Black (Water)
Mewa Sum Thing (3) – Blue (Water)
Mewa Zhi Jang (4) – Green (Wood)
Mewa Nga Ser (5) – Yellow (Earth)
Mewa Druk Kar (6) – White (Iron)
Mewa Dun Mar (7) – Red (Fire)
Mewa Gyay Kar (8) – White (Iron)
Mewa Gu Mar (9) – Red (Fire)
1. Mewa Chi Kar (The First White Mewa)
People born with white mewa are the manifestation of celestial beings. They are fond of travelling.
Birthmarks: Clusters of moles on the right shoulder, right ribs or below the waists should be an indication of their past life. The signs may also be seen on the left hand otherwise.
Previous life: They were of royal bloodlines after which they were born as celestial beings before coming to the human world.
Present Life: They will live an average of seventy-one years with four obstacles in their lifetime. They like to be in a clean environment. As children, they might be orphaned. White goods or products will be compatible with them.
Next Life: They will be born as a sheep or a naga. But if they worship Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), they will reborn as a man in a rich family or a religious family.
2. Mewa Ngyi Nag (The Second Black Mewa)
People born with this Mewa are said to have come from the beings in hell. Although it is the most unpopular sign, they are destined to be great people.
Birthmarks: On the ribs, arms, shoulders and breast, back or neck.
Previous Life: They are an incarnation of people who died due to weapons in their past life.
Present Life: They are soft-spoken. They would live up to an average of 61 years and will face three obstacles in their span of life. The child of this Mewa would be likely to be ill at a young age and will drain the wealth of the family. Although they would try to do good to people, they would be mistreated in return. They will be good Dharma practitioners.
Their relationship with loved ones will not be as strong and they will live a lonely life. Wealth will run out sooner and they will have two to three children.
Next Life: They will be born as Monkey, Bear or Ghost. They need to have a statue of Chagna Dorji (Vajrapani) and worship it so they can be born as male and become ministers.
3. Mewa Sum thing (The Third Blue Mewa)
People born with this Mewa are the gifts of the underworld Naga. They are tricky and miserly. They will act like learned monks. They are perseverant and focused.
Birthmarks: On the left ankle of their leg, ribs, hands, shoulders or the buttock.
Previous Life: They are incarnate of demons and elephants. This is the reason why they love sleeping in this life.
Present Life: They will have an average lifespan of fifty years with three obstacles during their lifetime. People will harm them more and they need to avoid impure companies and areas. They will be helped by people of a higher position. They are moody and difficult people. Even though they are hardworking, because of getting jinxed by people who are jealous of them, they do not reap a great result.
Next Life: They will be born again as demons or elephants. However, by building a statue of Dorje Sempa (Buddha of Purification), one can be born to the west of their present place in a rich family.
4. Mewa Zhi Jang (The Fourth Green Mewa)
People born with this Mewa are the gift of white Nagas of the underworld.
Birthmarks: Black patches on thighs or legs and a mole on waist, right hand or the back of the neck. If these indications are not present, they will most probably be left-handed.
Previous Life: They have lived as serpents and white stags.
Present Life: They will live an average of 65 years and four obstacles would occur during their lifetime. People of this Mewa should avoid touching corpses and violence. They love to travel and are broad-minded. They won’t receive the credit for the work done. Even though they are obstructed to growth, they won’t live a measly life.
Next Life: They will be born as pigeons, cuckoo or differently-abled human. They have to build a Chagna Dorje statue with which they will be born in a rich family or a learned person with great supernatural powers.
5. Mewa Nga Ser (The Fifth Yellow Mewa)
They are good people. They are susceptible to diseases and thefts.
Previous Life: They have been a Monk and a King due to which they are usually learned and religious.
Present Life: They will live an average of 50 years with two obstacles to face during their lifetime. People of this Mewa will have disturbing dreams. Due to their proud behavior, their relatives will turn into enemies. People will be against them. These people like to take credit for works done by others. People with this Mewa are compatible to have land as their property.
Next Life: They will be born as monkeys or fowls. They should build a statue of Buddha so that they can be born as men who are destined to practice Dharma.
6. Mewa Drug Kar (The Sixth White Mewa)
People born with this Mewa were Asura beings. They love travelling.
Birthmarks: On their left cuff or right hand.
Previous Life: They have been born as celestial beings, Brahman, deer and a cuckoo.
Present Life: They will live around 70 years and will face five obstacles. They are intelligent but don't have good judgment. They make friends but speak very little. They will be harsh with their seniors due to which the efforts they give will not reap much. Close relatives will oppose them. They are protected by Deities and are resistant to common diseases. However, if one gets sick, they may be affected seriously.
Next Life: They will be born as women or birds. They will have to build a statue of Vijayani (Namgyalma) and worship them so that they can be born as learned beings or celestial beings in their next life.
7.Mewa Dun Mar (The Seventh Red Mewa)
People born with this Mewa are low-level local spirits.
Birthmarks: On their ribs, back, chest or left hand.
Previous Life: Their ancestors have died due to evil spirits and they may also end their life in a similar manner. They came empty-handed in this world.
Present Life: They will have an average life span of about 70 years with 4 obstacles in their lifetime. They are generally materialistic and determined. Their lives are full of ups and downs. The complexion is reddish and they will suffer from blood-related illness. They are serious workers. They love to eat meat.
Next Life: They will be born as a wolf or in the realm of hungry ghosts. They should build a statue of Tara (Drolma) so that they will be born as a male and become a Dharma practitioner.
8. Mewa Gyay Kar (The Eighth White Mewa)
People born with this mewa are the gift of the celestial beings.
Birthmarks: They have moles on their right feet or right chin.
Previous Life: They have been born in the land with no religion and then a celestial being.
Present Life: They will live an average lifespan of fifty years with 3 obstacles in their life. They should avoid polluted areas. The Protective Deities look over them. They are slow but stable and will prosper. They are peaceful and live in tranquillity with everyone. They are good at crafts work.
Next Life: They will be born as a female. However, if they build a statue of Buddha, they would be born as a sculptor or a Dharma practitioner.
9. Mewa Gu Mar (The Ninth Red Mewa)
People born with this mewa are the gift of celestial beings.
Birthmarks: They have moles on their face, hand, waist, throat or left leg.
Previous Life: They were born as pets in a rich family.
Present Life: They will live an average lifespan of 70 years with five obstacles during their life. They have a liking for wealth and will live in prosperity in old age. Livestock will be compatible with them. They will be good Dharma practitioners. This Mewa is considered the best Mewa of all.
Next Life: They will be born as a dog or a donkey in a poor family. If they build a statue of Jam Pel Yang (Buddha of Wisdom – Manjushri), they will be born to the south of their present dwelling in a rich family.
One’s present and future are not determined by the Mewa alone. Your elements and the zodiac animal also play an important role. While it's fun and interesting to better understand how astrology affects our lives, it's important to note that astrology is not solely responsible for our personalities and characteristics. Human beings are complex creatures and plenty of factors influenced the person that we are today.