Did you know that your date of birth associates you with one of the numbers 1-9 in Feng Shui?
Along with every other aspect of Feng Shui, the meaning and symbolism of the numbers 1-9 on the Bagua Map has developed over thousands of years, with implications for your life and personality.
Here is how the numbers fall on the Bagua:
The irregular-looking pattern is called a “Magic Square” because of the connections between the positions of the numbers and the sense of wholeness within the square.
And when you add the numbers in any direction, they always add up to 15.
The Lo Shu “Magic” Square is in perfect balance.
The symbolism of the numbers accords with its meaning on the Bagua Map.
Number 1: Life Journey/Career – The Water element, moving or still.
Number 2: Relationship & Marriage – Soft Earth, like a fertile planting field.
Number 3: Family & New Beginnings – strong, sturdy Wood
Number 4: Wealth & Fortunate Blessings – young, flexible Wood
Number 5: Physical, Mental & Emotional Health – Earth in the Center
Number 6: Travel & Helpful People – Hard Metal, like a knife
Number 7: Children, Joy & Productivity – Soft Metal, like gold leaf
Number 8: Knowledge & Self-Cultivation – Hard Earth, like an ancient mountain.
Number 9: Fame & Reputation, Illumination — The Fire element.
For example the number 1 is associated with Water at the bottom of the Bagua, symbolizing energy as it begins its journey into your space, while the cycle culminates with the powerful number 9 and Water’s opposite, Fire, at the top of the Map.
Your date of birth dictates which number you are associated with so by looking at how the numbers fall you can begin to understand what “your” number means in your life.
Click here to find out which one is “your” number, and then click here for more about what your number signifies about your personality.
Which number are you? Let me know in the Comments!
(illustration by ABG)