Numerology refers to the study of the supernatural and the hidden meanings of the numbers and also their influence and affects on our lives.

Numbers happen to play a major role in the lives of the human beings and controls the varied aspects of the human lives. Numerology tries to find and set up a relationship between the living things or the physical subjects and the numbers. It is believed that Numerology originated in Ancient Babylonia, at the time of Pythagoras.

The study of numerology in China is quite popular and has become widespread. For the Chinese, they bear a deep significance. According to them, the numbers are believed to possess a magical ability to affect human destiny and life. Numbers are used to calculate and understand several things such as the For example, it may be used to calculate the auspiciousness of some geographical direction, the occurrence and position of different elements present in the surroundings, and also to predict about the future.

Numbers are considered very important by the Chinese. As per their belief, the numbers tend to give a deep insight to one’s character and personality, thereby helping in overcoming one’s weaknesses and facing life on a positive note. Different numbers bearing different vibrations gives a practical attitude towards life. It makes predictions about your future, thereby preparing you to face the worse. It is believed that the origination of Chinese Numerology can be dated back to past 4000 years.

The Famous Lo Shu Grid: Basis of Chinese Numerology

Chinese Numerology happens to calculate the lucky and unlucky numbers, the personality traits etc on the basis of Lo Shu grid, also known as the Magic Square. This square makes up a birth chart for understanding the numerological positives and negatives of a person. It is created with the help of 3 x 3 matrixes of numbers. Each of the squares in the matrix is given a specific number. The center square of the matrix is allocated with number 5. This magic square was discovered by Fu His, the Chinese Emperor about 4,000 years back.

The most unique and interesting aspect of this Lo Shu Grid is that the addition of any diagonal or row is equal to 15. It represents the fifteen days of the twenty four cycles in the Chinese Year. By putting in one’s birth date in this Chinese Magical Birth Chart, the strongest and powerful personal direction of the person can be identified. It also makes predictions about the future and about one’s influences, success, failures, character traits etc. The famous Lo Shu Grid is considered to be the basis for Chinese Numerology.

Basic Concepts of Chinese Numerology

The Chinese Numerology takes into count numbers starting from 1 to 9. 0 is not taken into account in case of any calculations. There are several basic concepts of Chinese Numerology that forms the basis of Numerology. These can be listed as below:

Yang Numbers: Yang Numbers mean the ‘odd numbers’ like 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, etc.

Yin numbers: Yin Numbers mean the ‘even numbers’ like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, etc.

Lucky Numbers: In Numerology, a ‘lucky number’ happens to be the number that is based on the Chinese words, sounding similar to that of other Chinese vocabulary with positive meanings. The numbers ‘6’, ‘8’, and ‘9” are considered to bear auspicious meanings and hence considered the lucky numbers since their names echo quite similar to that of words having positive meanings. As for instance, Number ‘8’ sounds similar to that of ‘prosperous’ and hence considered lucky.

Unlucky Numbers: Going by Chinese Numerology, numbers that sound similar to that of words having negative meanings are considered unlucky. For example, Number ‘4’ and number ’13’ are unlucky. Number 4 sounds similar to the word ‘death’ while number 13 adds up to make 4; hence both the numbers are considered unlucky.

Feng Shui House Numbers: The numerology of the Chinese is based upon certain homophone principles. Homophone means having similar sound yet different meanings. Hence, going by Feng Shui, the words having similar sounds make a particular number auspicious or inauspicious.

Kua numbers: The computation of the ‘Kua number’ is done on the basis of the last two numbers of the birth year. The calculations are different for women and men. For men, the last 2 digits of the birth year are added till a single number is reached. This single number is then deducted from 10. For instance a man whose birth year is 2008 has 2 as its Kua number (10 – (0+8) = 2). In case of women, the last two numbers of the birth year are added to get a single number which is then added to 5. For instance, a woman with birth year 2008 will have 4 as its Kua Number (0+8) + 5 = 13: 1+3=4).

Chinese Numerology & the Five Elements

The Chinese astrology believes that the universe is created out of 5 basic elements, namely, fire, earth, wood, metal, and water. Each of these five elements has their special characteristics and is also associated with the numbers in Chinese Numerology.

  • Wood happens to be the element signifying creativity and is referred also as tree. The numbers associated with wood are 3 and 4.
  • The element of Fire signifies motivation and enthusiasm and is associated with number 9. This particular element is believed to have the magical powers of revealing what is true, by getting matters into light.
  • The element of Earth gives stability to people’s lives and help them achieve their goals. Associated with the Numbers 2, 5 and 8, this element enhances determination.
  • Metal signifies valor and riches and is associated with numbers 6 and 7. The element is believed to empower men to stand for their beliefs.
  • The element of water has the ability to do away with boundaries by way of communication. It removes the barriers and blocks and paves way for people to get better things. Water is represented by number one in numerology.

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