Feng Shui numerology is the melding of the numerical associations of certain concepts with Feng Shui. Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing people with the surrounding environment. The words Feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English.
Numbers in Feng Shui
The link between numerology and Chinese Feng Shui is an important one because each number has a specific, symbolic meaning. You may recall that the 2008 Beijing Olympics kicked off on 8/8/08 at 8:00 pm. That was for a reason because many Chinese believe that numbers have qualities that affect our lives and the daily events within them.
Practitioners of Feng Shui numerology from many cultures believe that displaying objects around your home in specific number combinations can enhance your life and help you attract harmony, wealth, and love. The Chinese meaning of a number is often associated with its pronunciation. This means that numbers can be misinterpreted in Western culture if the meaning given to them is based on the way they sound in Chinese.
Numerical Meanings In Feng Shui Numerology
Here are the most common meanings for specific numbers in Chinese Feng Shui, and tips for how you can activate the power of Feng Shui numerology in your home and work:
- 1 represents wholeness and independence. Placing the image of a single turtle in the Career Area of your home or office will help boost your career prospects.
- 2 represents relationships. One should display objects in pairs in the Love Area of your home and in your bedroom.
- 3 represents creation, as in mother, father, child. Place a collection of three family photos in the Family Area of your home to help improve family dynamics and decrease arguments.
- 4 symbolizes stability and a strong foundation, and it represents the four directions and the four seasons. The number 4 is unlucky in Chinese Feng Shui. It sounds like the word “death” in certain Chinese dialects.
- 5 represents change. It is associated with Chinese concept of the five elements — Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood — and with the balancing center of a home. Try arranging five candles in the center of your table the next time you entertain guests.
- 6 represents the emotions — love, joy, delight, anger, hate, and sorrow — and the supportive energy from helpful people around us. If you want to attract positive chi from teachers and other mentors you can place six ceramic pots in your Helpful People area.
- 7 represents thoughtfulness and self-evaluation. In Chinese the word for seven sounds like “for sure” and certainty.
- 8 represents continued abundance and business success. Eight is a popular number in Chinese Feng Shui because it sounds like the word for “prosperous growth” in Chinese.
- 9 represents wealth, accomplishment, and attaining personal goals. An important number in Chinese Feng Shui because it signifies the fullness of heaven and earth. The next time you change your password, try to use the number 9.