Know Yourself Better Using Feng Shui Numbers

It is perfectly normal for us to feel lost at times. As human beings, our decisions and actions in life are often clouded with emotions which can sometimes lead us to become impulsive. These are...

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It is perfectly normal for us to feel lost at times. As human beings, our decisions and actions in life are often clouded with emotions which can sometimes lead us to become impulsive. These are the very reasons why planning and plotting tasks are effective in coming up with the best decisions and actions. It is even easier to make decisions when you are familiar with your personality and how you tend to react to circumstances.

Even in our simple tasks, like buying groceries, we like to make a list so that we will not be distracted by the numerous goods in the mart. We do this so that we would only buy what we need rather than picking out random things we were just attracted to and missing out on our necessities. Another illustration is when we use a map while traveling in an unfamiliar place to give us a sense of assurance and security.

Admit it - we love having cheat sheets! You might even have a moment where you jokingly wish how nice it would have been if only you could have a map or code to assist you in making life path decisions. Good news - you do! Knowing this feng shui guide will help you know yourself better. It lets you master your personality and traits to lead you to your most preferable directions.

The KUA Number

Surprisingly, your Feng Shui Kua number is the life direction guide that you wished for! Traditionally used in classical feng shui schools, the feng shui Kua number (also known as 'personal trigram') is an easy guide to get you going in your most favorable directions. It will give you the knowledge of the promising and unpromising paths. Consequently, it is believed in feng shui that every one of us has four of each direction (4 good and 4 bad) which is probably why it is also referred to as the Eight Mansions. So how do we know our feng shui number? It's very easy.

Start Solving!

You do not have to be an A+ student to solve your Kua number. You might not even need the use of a calculator. All you have to do is to bring out a pen and a piece of paper and do some basic math. However, there are some rules you have to be aware of:

  1. Number 5 will never be your Kua number. The reason behind this is that it represents the earth and never a person. If ever you end up getting 5, your Kua number is immediately 2 if you are male and 8 if you are a female.
  2. Your Kua number will only be calculated using your Chinese calendar birth date. I suggest that you look up your Chinese calendar birth date on the internet first before you start calculating.
  3. Your calculations will be affected by the gender you identify as at the very moment.

Now that you know these important rules, let's start solving!

First step

Add up all digits of your birth year using the Chinese calendar. For example, if you were born in the year 1998 (assuming this is already converted to the Chinese calendar), simply add 1, 9, 9, and 8. You will come up with 27. If your sum has 1 digit, you may proceed to step 3. If not, then continue to step 2.

Second Step

If you are left with a 2-digit number, add those digits together until it is reduced to a single-digit number. Continuing our last illustration; to reduce 27 to a single digit, add 2 and 7. You will have 9, which is a single-digit number.

Third Step

This is where your Kua number is influenced by your gender. There is a difference between how a female's and a male's Kua number is calculated. If you identify yourself as a female, add 4 to the former number you got. On the other hand, a male should deduct the number he got in the second step from 11. Whether you used the female's or male's calculation, always reduce it to 1 if you end up getting a two-digit answer.

To make it clearer, you may refer to the corresponding calculations below. We will still use the same illustrations as before.

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Now that you have identified your Kua number, it's time to know your best direction.

The Kua Number Guide

Kua 1

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If you get Kua 1, you are a water element. You are described as someone who is very social, intuitive, a good listener, and a deep thinker. You are most likely a leader than just a follower.

Your Lucky Directions Southeast, East, South, & North

Your Unlucky Directions Southwest, Northeast, Northwest, & West

Kua 2

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A Kua 2 person is supportive and helpful. If you are a Kua 2, then you are a good team player. You are also viewed as someone who has a skill in teaching other people. In feng shui, you are an earth element.

Your Lucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

Your Unlucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Kua 3

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Optimistic and vigorous are the traits you likely have if you are a Kua 3. You are very suitable to become a business leader, actor, or public figure. Wood is your feng shui element. You go well with people who are water elements because they nourish you.

Your Lucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Your Unlucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

Kua 4

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You are emotional and sensitive if you get the number 4. However, you are trustworthy and suitable to become a politician, a public artist, or a performance artist. You are a wood element.

Your Lucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Your Unlucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

Kua 6

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As a Kua 6, you are most likely good at handling finances. This is why you are very fit to become an investor. Though it is said that you are a natural-born perfectionist which makes you act authoritative at times. You are innovative and create new ideas very well. Metal is your element.

Your Lucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

Your Unlucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Kua 7

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Kua 7 are metal elements. They are very charming, creative, graceful, and elegant people. If you are a Kua seven, you probably love spending your money to dine out. Being an entertainer, orator, or writer is most suitable for you.

Your Lucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

Your Unlucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Kua 8

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People describe a Kua 8 person as very energetic. They are very composed individuals which helps them to plan concisely. However, they tend to be stubborn. They are known to be an earth element. They love to learn and are very good philosophers.

Your Lucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

Your Unlucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Kua 9

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You are a fire element if you belong to this number. Just like your feng shui element, you have a very fiery personality. You are not afraid to take a risk. Most people find you inspirational with your clear visions in life. Additionally, you are very attentive but could be inconsiderate sometimes. You are perfect to have a very high leadership position or an agent of change.

Your Lucky Directions South, North, Southeast, & East

Your Unlucky Directions Northeast, West, Southwest, & Northwest

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