By Kathryn Weber
Everyone knows that feng shui has symbols such as frogs and mandarin ducks. It also uses wind chimes, beautiful stones and crystal balls, but it also uses personal information to help you maximize your luck, attract good fortune, and stop misfortune like illness, accidents or injury.
This is done by using your date of birth combined with your gender to assign a kua number to understand your personal feng shui.
Personal feng shui is a type of feng shui that you use to help you in your day to day life. The practice originated from the belief that by aligning yourself with specific compass directions, you would be able to benefit from more auspicious energy.
The year when you were born held a certain energy and that by aligning yourself and your undertakings with the direction of that energy, you’ll be able to tap harmonious energy that is in alignment with your personal energy and the energy, or chi, of the environment.
This kind of feng shui is called 8 Mansions Feng Shui and it’s a part of classical Chinese feng shui.
This is a type, or school, of feng shui that uses your gender and date of birth to arrive at the best directions for both males and females. Using Eight Mansions, a calculation is made that derives a number. This number is called a kua number. Kua numbers are broken out the following way:
Kua Nos. 1, 3, 4, 9 EAST GROUP People
Kua Nos. 5, 2, 6, 7, & 8 WEST GROUP People
Personal feng shui is most powerful when:
- Your house faces or sits in one of your auspicious directions
- Your bedroom door faces your auspicious directions or is located in an auspicious direction
- You carry a compass and make extra efforts to negotiate raises, salaries, loans, gambling, contracts, etc., facing your success direction
- You sleep with your head pointed in your success direction
- Your office is in a success location and/or your desk faces your success direction
Use your best directions
As you begin to arrange your home and office environment with your personal energy directions, the more you will be infused with auspicious and beneficial energy. So whenever possible, you should try to work, sleep, enter the house, and dine facing a beneficial direction so that you can be infused with excellent energy.
In addition to being harmonious with the energy of your birth, using your personal auspicious directions will help to lift the energy of anything that you do.
Business dealings conducted facing your best directions will be more successful and fruitful. Working to develop a habit of analyzing the environment, will benefit you with work, school, negotiations and enjoying times with friends and family.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT YOUR AUSPICIOUS DIRECTIONS (AD): 6 EASY IDEAS
- Enter the house using a door in your AD; avoid the doors from the non-AD
- Sleep with your head pointing in your AD
- Dine and seat each person in your family at the table in their AD
- Face your AD at your desk at work (if this is possible)
- Energize, emphasize, and accentuate the AD locations in your home
- Always negotiate (a mortgage, raise, or anything) facing your AD
You may not always be able to face, eat, sleep, etc. in your AD, but do as many of them as often possible.
While 8 Mansions feng shui is a great way to use feng shui for your personal benefit, helping you select colors to wear that are most beneficial for you, or which house direction to choose, following proper placement always comes first.
You never want to turn your desk to the door because it will tap a beneficial direction, or move your bed to a windowed wall, for example, because this is your success direction. This will be enabling poor placement — and that in itself brings bad luck and problems! So, don’t be tempted.
What do you do if your house is oriented in your personal loss direction?
Let’s say your best direction is southeast, but your home is oriented southwest. This happens frequently. Many worry that all manner of problems will happen as a result. What’s important to remember is that we need every corner of the home activated – even the ones that are a loss direction.
What’s more important is using your personal kua number and associated directions more for your benefit, like choosing to work in a home office that’s in a beneficial sector for you. Or, that everyone in your family is seated at the dining table facing their health or relationship directions. You can use your personal directions for selecting a car color, for orienting your desk (as long as you follow good feng shui form first!), and if buying a house, then choosing one of your favorable directions.
If your home faces an unfavorable direction, don’t fret too much about it. Try to use a different door to enter the house, or just maximize your best directions where you can. But don’t let it keep you up at night!
KUA NUMBERS TABLE