Guide to find your lucky number
Have you ever noticed any particular number constantly appearing in people’s email, home addresses or license plate numbers? And is there anything numerically significant in your life that is based on your observation or experience? If the answer is yes, then you are probably doomed by this particular number. Chinese astrology attests that the strength of numbers or numerology is very important and your luck is determined by them, according to their ancient philosophy. Would you like to know more about Chinese lucky numbers? Keep scrolling.
Although Western astrology numerology techniques prevail due to their popularity, the Chinese belief in the lucky and the unlucky is ancient, variegated, and a bit obtuse, especially for the uninitiated. There are a host of numbers and certainly good and bad signs associated with them. Here is a guide to finding out your lucky number and understanding its impact on your love, career, and family life.
Chinese astrology believes that everything in nature has a certain number sequence, hence it makes sense to give importance to the pattern created by these numbers. Feng shui also follows the principles of Chinese numerology based on Luo Shu Square philosophy. For the uninitiated, the practice came about around 4,000 years ago after a tortoise was spotted with a “three by three” pattern of nine identical squares. This is the basis for a lo shu A square that classifies lucky and unlucky numbers according to traditional Chinese culture.
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Calculating your number according to the Chinese method is completely different from the Western numerology technique. Here, your year of birth comes into play, and depending on your gender, certain numbers are added or subtracted.
For example, if your year of birth is 1989, then you need to add the last two digits, in this case, 8 + 9 = 17. Further, one needs to reduce this number to a single digit, i.e. 1 + 7 = 8. Now The male has to subtract this number from 10 which is 10 – 8 = 2. The female has to add 5 to the number. In this case, 8 + 5 = 13, to be reduced to a single digit 1 + 3 = 4.
Each number has a certain significance in Chinese culture.
Lucky numbers and their hidden meanings according to Chinese numerology
A symbol of strength, positivity, and leadership, the number one is definitely a lucky number in Chinese numerology. It represents the yang principle which represents masculine energy. Emotional and independent people, people whose lucky number is one usually get professional and financial success in life.
This is one of the luckiest numbers in Chinese numerology and represents the yin principle of harmony and balance. This works really well for partnerships and relationships of any kind and is preferred by those who strive to have a good relationship with their partners. If there were a word to describe the number two in Chinese numerology, it would be harmony.
Growth, abundance, renewal – the number three is about all of this and more. In Mandarin, this number sounds like the word for birth. Thus, it is often associated with new beginnings. Other than that, there is a Chinese mythological creature called the moon frog that has three legs and is a symbol of prosperity.
There is a reason why four is a fearsome number in Chinese culture. It sounds like the Chinese word for death and is believed to bring doom and destruction upon a person. Four is an unlucky number according to Chinese numerology.
The number five is all about balance and poise. According to the principles of feng shui which relies heavily on the balance of the five elements – wood, fire, water, air and metal, the number – five is considered lucky.
The number six may be the luckiest number in Chinese culture as it refers to the sixth sense which symbolizes the flow of the mind. People with the number six are very intelligent and perceptive, they generally succeed in everything they do.
The number six has many positive meanings for the Chinese people and is used to gift envelopes for a happy marriage.
The number seven is usually associated with the dead in this culture. The seventh month of the year is the ‘ghost month’ according to the Chinese calendar, but the meaning attached to it does not have to be negative because death also signifies the end of something to signify a new auspicious beginning, which leads to it being treated as neutral at times.
A very lucky number in Chinese numerology, the number eight signifies wealth and prosperity. Double Eight is very lucky for those who aim to gain wealth in life. The number is phonetically similar to the word boom in Mandarin.
The last number on the Chinese numerology chart, number nine, is all about good luck, fame, and fortune. It sounds like eternity in Mandarin and is also associated with an ancient Chinese emperor who chose to wear royal robes with nine dragons on them.
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