Gua Number – Key to Good Luck – Free Feng Shui Tips – I

Normally when we talk of Feng Shui- people think, that it can be applied only to house and its energies. However, there is one school of Feng Shui- the Eight Mansions School, which makes use of the house chart and individuals birth year – to determine which directions are lucky and which are unlucky for that individual. The eight directions are divided into a set of auspicious and inauspicious, according to the eight mansion school. In this blog post, we will learn these directions, and how to calculate the Gua number which can give you insight into your lucky and unlucky directions.

Normally when we talk of Feng Shui- people think, that it can be applied only to the house and its energies. However, there is one school of Feng Shui- the Eight Mansions School, which makes use of the house chart and individuals’ birth year – to determine which directions are lucky and which are unlucky for that individual. The eight directions are divided into a set of auspicious and inauspicious, according to the eight mansion school. In this blog post, we will learn how to calculate the Gua number which can give you insight into your lucky and unlucky directions.

How to calculate Gua Number

Knowing your Gua number is simple calculations, you just need to know the year of your birth- the calculation is different if you are male (or associate yourself more with the male gender) and if you are a female.

Let us first calculate Gua number for a female:

  • Add all the digits of the birth year – continue the addition, till you get a single-digit number. So if you are born in 1974, this will give 1+9+7+4 = 21 => 2+1 => 3.
  • Add 4 to it, this will give us 3+ 4 = 7, so for the female born in the year 1974, the Gua number is 7.

Consider another female born in 2001,

Year of birth = 2008
Sum of all digits: 2 + 0 + 0 + 8 = 10 => 1+0 = 1
Add 4 to it: 1 + 4 = 5

So this female Gua number is 5.

Gua number for male:

  • Add all the digits of the birth year- continue the process, until you get a single-digit number. So consider a male born in 1971, we will get 1+9+7+1 = 18 => 1+8 = 9.
  • Next subtract it from 11, so we get 11-9 = 2. The man has Gua number 2.

Consider another male born in 2009,

Year of birth = 2009
Sum of all digits: 2 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 11 => 1 + 1 => 2
Subtract it from 11: 11 - 2 = 9 

The male Gua number is 9.

The Gua numbers are useful in knowing the auspicious and inauspicious directions. Stay hooked to the website, for the next post describing your auspicious and inauspicious locations.

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Grand Duke and Three Killings in the year 2021

The last post talked about how flying stars are changing in the year 2021. They are important and to make the best use of the change in energy with time, it is wise to activate the auspicious flying stars (1,4,6,8,9) and put remedies for the inauspicious flying stars (2,3,5,7).

There are two more areas one needs to consider, the position Grand Duke occupies and the place Three Killings are in. In this post, I will talk about these two, what these locations mean, what you can and you should not do in these areas, and remedies.

Grand Duke

Grand Duke – in layman terms – is like the sleeping elder in the house. You should never look them in eye, make no noise in the area, no renovation either, not even putting a nail.

Cause, if Grand Duke wakes up, or feel offended, like the old-elders- he will not spare the rod. You will get punished for sure… and the punishment is often harsh.

To ensure that by mistake you do not disturb Grand Duke and face his wrath it is advisable to keep the statue of Pi Yao(in pair) facing the direction Grand duke resides.

This year Grand Duke has moved in NE, specifically from 22.5-37.5 degree.

Another thing to remember, in case there is an emergency and you need to do some work there – play Om Mani Padme Hum in the background continuously.

If you do meditation, you can also try the singing bowl.

Three Killings

It is like a king in the palace, you cannot show them your back, noise, clutter, renovations are strictly no. If not remedied, three killings cause financial losses. In the year 2021, Three Killings occupy east (52.5 – 127.5 degree). The easiest way to remedy Three Killings is by placing three celestial guardians: Chi Lin, Fu Dog and Pi Yao.

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Feng Shui Tips: Flying Star Remedies for the year 2021

The Chinese year is about to change, on 4th February 2021 flying star 6 will move to the center starting the year of Ox. Let us see how these changes affect us and how we can use the power of this ancient wisdom to better our lives.

Each year these nine numbers move through space, and with them, they carry their energies. As you can see from the above chart there are four bad stars (2,3,5 and 7) and 5 good stars (1,4,6,8,9).

Center: Heavenly star 6

This year 6 the Heavenly star is in the center, and thus it will play a pivotal role in each aspect of our lives- it is expected that the heavenly star like a just father will be strict if you are naughty and if you are honest will reward you equally. Since this star is in the center it would be wise to:

  • Keep the area clutter-free
  • Use white/silver color objects here.

The heavenly star also brings the energy of ‘help from others’, the heaven luck- the good people in our lives. So if your work depends upon others- like you are in sales, marketing, or you require good luck you should activate the heavenly star by keeping a Quartz crystal ball in the center place of the house

South: Victory Star 1

Victory star 1 is in the south, so if you have your entrance, your bedroom the energy of the victory star will be automatically activated. This is an auspicious star and will bring success in your endeavors. With Covid, if you are working from home, you can shift your working area to the south. Also if you want to activate the star – you can decorate the center using the symbol of victory – for example, a flag.

Southwest: Argument Star 3

Argument star 3 this year flies to the southwest of the house. This star results in arguments, fights, lawsuits, rumors, gossips – hope you got the idea. It is an inauspicious star, and should be avoided. In the southwest of the house, you should keep remedies to control the flying star 3. Fire element helps in overcoming the negative impact of the flying star 3. You can use a red bulb, red candles, red crystal ball to remedy the 3 flying star.

West: Wealth Star 8

The west of the house is occupied by the wealth star 8, in the age of 8, the 8 flying star is good, but in the age of 9 it is going prosperity- so I would not suggest you make this space your bedroom or living room. However, it still represents the wealth star, and to keep wealth coming and staying in your life- activate this star by placing raw citrine crystals, a Citrine crystal ball, a Citrine crystal tree, a gold coin tree, golden ingot, or just simply your wealth box. The idea is to keep things representing wealth in this area.

Please note that good and bad stars also depend on the age, in Age of 8 : 8,9 and 1 are auspicious stars, and 7 is inauspicious. 
As per conventional Feng Shui the age will change in  the year 2024, however, as I shared in a past post, it is possible that we have already shifted to age 9,  making 9,1 and 2 auspicious and 8 inauspicious.
So my suggestion: for major life work use 9 and 1 star - that is use these areas for bedroom and active work- try to spend most of your time in the areas occupied by these stars- in your house flying star chart.

Northwest: Robbery Star 7

The northwest of the house is occupied by the robbery star 7, if you have entrance or safe in this direction – it would be necessary that you put a cure for the 7 flying star. You can put:

  • A blue elephant
  • A blue Rhino
  • Lapis Lazuli crystals in the form of raw crystal, ball or, pyramid
  • And my favorite a Lapis Lazuli Elephant.

North: Illness star 2

The illness star 2 has moved to the north of the house, if your entrance or bedroom or kitchen is in this area, you need to remedy the presence of 2 flying star. A time tested remedy for the illness star is putting up 6 coins. If possible add in the area brass statue of Mother Kuan Yin (Tara Devi in India Mythology)- the female reincarnate of Buddha- the goddess of healing. Since these are not very good times, you can boost your remedy by putting a crystal bowl of water with few spoons of sea salt.

Northeast: Prosperity Star 9

The fire star 9 is in the northeast sector of the house. It is an auspicious star and spending time in this area will increase prosperity in your lives. To make the best use of its energy you can make this your working area. However, please be cautious as Grand Duke also occupies the NE sector this year, avoid making any loud noise in this area. Since 9 has a fire element, you can use wood from the constructive cycle to activate this area. You can place a wooden windchime, or decorate it with plants.

East: Study Star 4

Study star 4 affects education, knowledge, and even promotions (combined with the flying star 1). The star is in east this year. If you have children of studying age- keeping their study table in this sector will help them perform well in studies. It is also a star of love, so keeping a ‘couple` photo will bring love and harmony to your lives. Adding bamboo plants will be great. However, take caution, the area is occupied by three killings as well- so avoid loud noise, major renovations.

Southeast: Obstacle Star 5

Inauspicious obstacle star 5 is in the southeast this year, the star brings misfortune, bad luck, obstacles in work. If you have a bedroom, entrance, or your working area in this sector, you should seriously consider the solutions for the 5 obstacle star:

  • 6- rod metallic wind chime
  • Energy work with intent, so I have found that for Indian houses putting broze Ganesha (The VighanHarta- destroyer of all obstacles) works great in this area.
  • And if your pocket allows you can also keep five element pagoda in the area.

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Year of the metal Ox-2021 and Age 9

On 3rd February 2021, the new Chinese year will start – taking us from the year of the rat (yes, most of us have spent the year almost living like a rat in our homes) to the year of the Ox, hardworking, active- busy -Ox.

With the change of the year, the stars will also change position resulting in a major change in the energy. The most important star to consider is the center star, in the year 2020 we had the robbing flying star 7 in the center. This year the position will be occupied by the heavenly star 6.

6 is considered to be an auspicious star, and in the age of 8 (2004-2024) it is generally a positive star, and though there will be responsibilities, burdens, overall the year should be good. However, the situation gets a little complicated as now we are also nearing the change in age, we will be moving from age 8 to age 9, thus the solutions and remedies that were valid for age 8, will start becoming less effective.

If you are reading this post, it means you are aware of the power of Flying stars and Feng Shui. You do understand that change in age will bring drastic changes in the world and in our lives, and thus it is important that you start preparing for the Age of 9.

Stay hooked to this space for coming posts on how to prepare yourself for the coming changes.

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Bagua School of FengShui: Secret to a happy life

According to the Bagua school of Feng Shui, the house is divided into nine areas. These nine areas cover every aspect of your life from career to wealth, from love to health, even that you will get good help from other people or not. Activating these areas bring energy to these areas, which in turn improves these aspects in our lives, for example when you activate the Love area-> it influences your love life positively.

The opposite is also true, if you find an aspect of your life is suffering, check that area, chances are you have ignored that area- it is either storage or is cluttered, or you have kept a negative energy-generating thing in the area.

Bagua School of feng shui gives importance to the entrance of the gate, it has nothing to do with the compass direction. And thus, Bagua school is easy to apply to. And, just sharing a little secret, more than 80% of houses do well if they simply follow Bagua School advice.

Let us now see how to find these eight areas in your house:

  • Form a rectangle around the house. Normally houses are rectangular in shape, so it should not be a problem, but in case your house is L shaped or missing some area- then if the missing area is less than 1/3rd of the length consider it present and include it in the rectangle, else exclude it from the rectangle.
  • Divide the rectangle in 3×3 = 9 equisized rectangles.
  • Now overlay the above rectangle over your house, keep in mind that the entrance of the house is on the same side of the rectangle as the Bagua above.
  • The area below each box is the respective area, as per the Bagua School of Feng shui.