Feng Shui

 

Your Feng Shui Kua Number


After learning about all the different locations, colors and objects, most of us will have a lot of rearranging to do to align our spaces with the entire bagua chart. However, according to Feng Shui, everyone also has certain sectors that hold the greatest effect on their life. To find out which sector you should focus on, you have to find your kua number. Here’s how:

  1. Take the last two digits of the year you were born (Example: 1983=83).
  2. Add the digits. If they result in a two digit number, add them again and again until you get a one digit number (Example: 8+3=11, 1+1=2).
  3. If male, take your single digit and subtract it from 10. (Example: 10-2=8). If female, add five to your digit. If the result is two digits, use the second digit (Example: 2+5=7).

After you know your kua number, use this chart to determine your auspicious and inauspicious directions. You should focus on your auspicious direction when arranging objects in your room.

Kua number:

1

2

3

4

5 male

5 female

6

7

8

9

Auspicious

SE

NE

S

N

NE

SW

W

NW

SW

E

Inauspicious

W

E

SW

NW

E

S

SE

N

S

NE

 

For optimal harmony and success, you should sleep, work and sit with your head pointed in your auspicious kua number direction. The inauspicious direction alerts you to what (or who) to avoid, and is used best as a self-analysis at the beginning of learning Feng Shui. If your bed is pointed in your inauspicious direction, that could offer major insight into your problems. One more point on kua numbers is that odd numbers are considered more fortunate than even numbers. This idea stems from the belief that yang/odd is luckier than yin/even.

House Numbers

Harmony in your home is also based on the individual numbers in your address. The meanings of address numbers are based on what words they sound like in Chinese. Some cities (e.g. San Jose and Oakland) have considered redesigning their address organization because of Feng Shui complaints (usually from people who have the number 4 in their address). Here are the meanings over the numbers in an address:

  1. Honor
  2. Sure
  3. Growth/alive
  4. Death
  5. Balance
  6. Wealth
  7. Sure
  8. Multiply/fertile
  9. Longevity

Now let's take a look at how to implement Feng Shui, starting with your bedroom.

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