In feng shui, numbers play a very important role in the lives of an individual. In fact feng shui has its roots deep in numerology. The Chinese can be considered to be very superstitious in this respect, and often house numbers, telephone numbers, car number plates, etc are chosen accordingly.
In Chinese (or Cantonese to be precise), the numbers are decided to be lucky or unlucky according to the way they are pronounced. Eight is considered as an auspicious number since the sound is similar to that of prosperous in Cantonese.
This is the reason why many people prefer to have their bank accounts, phone numbers, etc ending with the number 8. In fact, a house with the number 8 is supposed to be auspicious.
On the other hand, the number 4 is supposed to bring bad luck. This is because as according to the Cantonese, the sound of the number is similar to that of “death”.
Thus, the number is often said to bring about extreme misfortune and bad luck. Most followers of feng shui avoid anything with the number 4 in it.
All numbers are reduced to single digit numbers with the addition of the digits. In case of really long numbers the total of the addition have to be reduced till we have only a single digit. We can also combine the digits together. According to feng shui the numbers have the following meanings.
1 refers to unity. It also means independence.
2 means easy and it promotes relationships.
3 refers to liveliness or creation.
4 refers to death.
However, sometimes it also refers to stability of a foundation,
5 refers to nothing or means change.
6 refers to profitability and also means beauty and aesthetics.
7 refers to certainty or surety and is supposed to be a mystical number used while preparing a site for burial or “Yin Feng Shui”. The Chinese believe that if “Yin Feng Shui” is practiced properly, its influence will be seen after 7 generations.
8 refers to prosperity, wealth and abundance.
9 refers to enough or longevity, completion and manifestation.
The numbers starting with 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 are considered lucky or auspicious.
You can simply combine the numbers along with their meanings to find out which ones are lucky and which are not.
13 is also considered unlucky as 1+3= 4, which is the most unlucky number in feng shui on account of its pronunciation. In fact, in the same way the numbers 24 and 104 are also considered to be unlucky.
Other numbers that are considered to be lucky are 8, 17, 28, 38, 48, 54, 68, 80, 84, 88, 99, 168 & 108. This is due to the fact that the lucky number 8 is included in each of them in some way or the other.
The best effect of the feng shui number can be only if you find out your kua number. In fact, the kua number helps you determine which side or space you should focus on for leading a full and prosperous life.
To determine your kua number, you need to take the year that you were born in.
The last two digits are the most important.
The digits should be added and in case the result adds up to a two digit number, you have to add them again so that you finally have a single digit number.
If you are a male, you should subtract the digit from 10. In case of females, they should add five to this digit.
In case the result is in 2 digits, then the second digit is to be used.
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