What is Feng Shui? While this may seem like a simple question, it can actually be a difficult one to answer. Feng (meaning wind) Shui (meaning water) is an ancient science and art developed in China more than 3,000 years ago. It is a complex body of knowledge that shows you how to balance energies of a given space to assure yourself good fortune and health. In Chinese culture, water and wind are linked to good health. Therefore, good feng shui means good fortune while bad feng shui means misfortune or bad luck.

Basic Meanings of Numbers in Feng Shui

0: Potential, nothingness, void

1: New beginnings, unobstructed energy flow

2: Cooperation, choice, balance

3: Self-expression, family, creativity

4: Security, grounding, stability

5: Adventure, resourcefulness, change

6: Patience, calm

7: Solitude, self-evaluation, contemplation

8: Business success, abundance, infinity

9: Attainment, accomplishment, highest number

Auspicious Feng Shui Numbers

​The numbers 8 and 9, in feng shui application, are said to represent excellent fortune. That is why some people often choose phone numbers that contain several number 8’s and 9’s. Besides, 2 is also a fortunate number.


Why It Is Lucky


This number is considered to be a lucky one because 8 sounds like the Chinese word that means prosperity. In many feng shui symbols and applications, you will find things grouped in 8 like lucky bamboo plant stalks, wind chime chimes or coins. The infinity knot is also considered to be auspicious since it has a figure eight. This is why you will find infinity knots in feng shui objects, symbols and emblems, which are used to decorate. Feng Shui adherents tend to look for homes with the number 8 in them.


This is also a lucky number in feng shui because its pronunciation is similar to the Cantonese or Chinese word that means sufficient. There is a cultural belief that number 9 has the power to imbue an abundance of anything you need, like from home, food, career success, health to money. It is also synonymous with enjoying and having long life.


This is also a lucky feng shui number because it is believed that wherever there is a pair of objects like people, food, plants and animals, good fortune will surely follow. This is a belief that has deep roots in various Chinese traditions. So, whenever you assign objects or paintings to a master bedroom, make sure that you use them in pairs. For example, a pair of duck paintings, a pair of fish sculptures, etc.  

Inauspicious Feng Shui Number

The number 4 in feng shui is considered inauspicious because it has a pronunciation similar to “death” in Chinese or Cantonese language. This is the reason why traditional feng shui circles consider the number 4 unlucky. After all, if the number sounded like death in English, people would also avoid it. Although this is an inauspicious number, there is a cure. The feng shui cure is encircling the number 4 in the color red.

Feng Shui Kua Number

Your Kua number is the main feng shui number you want to discover. Kua numbers help people to tap into their individual success direction including growth direction, love direction, health direction and wealth direction. To find your Kua number, your gender and birth year will be used. Here are the steps for calculating your Kua number.

Your KUA Number If You Are Femal

  1. Take your year of birth and add the last two numbers to create a single digit. 

  2. Add the single digit to 5 and bring the result to a single digit.

  3. That is your Kua number.

NOTE: If you were born after the year 2000, you should not add 5 but 6. 


Your KUA Number If You Are Male

  1. Take your year of birth and add the last two numbers to create a single digit.

  2. Deduct the single digit from 10 and bring the result to a single digit.

  3. That is your Kua number.

NOTE: If you were born after the year 2000, you should not deduct from 10 but 6.



Here are two examples. You can change the following dates with your actual dates to find your Kua number: 

Kua number calculations for a female born in 1998:

Add the last two digits of the year of birth: 9 + 8 = 17.

Bring it to a single digit number: 1 + 7 = 8.

Add number 5 to the single digit number: 5 + 8 = 13.

Bring it to a single digit: 1 + 3 = 4.

A female born in 1998 has the Kua number 4. 

Kua number calculations for a male born in 1965: 

Add the last two digits of the year of birth: 6 + 5 = 11.

Bring it to a single digit number: 1 + 1 = 2.

Deduct your single digit number from number 10 => 10 - 2 = 8.

A male born in 1965 has the Kua number 8.

Check out this website for how to calculate your Kua number in order for you to know your success directions: 



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