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

When it comes to Feng Shui, many people believe that its principles can only be applied to the home environment. However, there’s an intriguing aspect of Feng Shui – the Eight Mansions School – that considers both the house chart and an individual’s birth year to determine their lucky and unlucky directions. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of calculating your Gua number, which can provide insight into your personal auspicious and inauspicious directions.

## How to calculate Gua Number

Calculating your Gua number is simple, and all you need is your birth year. The process differs slightly based on whether you are male (or identify more with the male gender) or female.

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 2008,

``````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.

In the case of a female with a Gua number of 5, it is considered to be 8.

Gua number for a 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.

If a male’s Gua number is 5, it is considered to be 2.