Exactly one year ago, I wrote an article here on the Kua Number. It is the most successful article on this blog in my statistics! So, I thought it would be a good idea to go deeper into the subject and write an article for each Ming Gua. Let’s start with 1!
Calculating the Kua Number
Here is a reminder to help you determine your Kua or Ming Gua Number.
For men born before 2000: 10 – last 2 digits of the year of birth
For women born before 2000: last 2 digits of the year of birth + 5
For men born after 2000: 9 – last 2 digits of year of birth
For women born after 2000: last 2 digits of the year of birth + 6
I also remind you that feng shui takes into consideration the Chinese solar calendar for which the first day of the year starts on February 3rd, 4th or 5th. So refer to the official calendar if the date of birth falls on these days.
Finally, if the result of your calculation is 5: if you are a man, your Kua is 2, if you are a woman, your Kua is 8.
The characteristics of the Kua 1
The Kua 1s belong to the trigram Kan, the unfathomable.
It is a yin-yang-yin trigram
Its element is Water.
It represents the second son.
Its season is winter.
Its colours are blue and black.
The kua 1 follows the current, he is rather reserved and hides his sensitivity. His character is flexible, he is able to change his mind if it is useful and necessary. This calmness of character also hides anxieties about the future, he always wants to know what to expect. Thus, he can sometimes be sad and have depressive thoughts. He has a good intelligence and his wise advice is appreciated. He is a good communicator, mediator and enjoys travelling and sailing.
The Life palace of Kua 1
The 1 corresponds to the North.
This means that people with a Kua number of 1 have their Life Palace in the Northern zone of their home (according to the sectorisation done by applying the Bagua on the map).
Thus, as people with a Kua number of 1 will be more in resonance with the energies of this northern sector, it is interesting for them to observe which room corresponds to this zone and which objects are in it. Depending on the result, this can give information about what the person is experiencing as great happiness or is currently going through as difficulties or challenges.
This important information can also be used when analysing the flying stars: a Kua 1 will also be more sensitive to the energies of the star 1 and to a Kua 1 house. Think of the trigrams as vibrational frequencies: the 1s share the same!
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The favourable directions of Kua 1
The Kua 1 belong to the Eastern group.
The 4 favourable orientations of the Kua 1 are:
- Sheng Chi – Prosperity: South East
- Yan Nian – Love and Longevity : South
- Tian Yi – Health: East
- Fu Wei – harmony and stability: North
These are the directions to turn to when cooking, working, watching TV, sleeping… It is on this basis that the Feng Shui expert will make recommendations for the placement of the sofa, desks or beds.
By definition, the other 4 directions are unfavourable so it is better to avoid them.
Compatibility of Kua 1 with other Kua
It is once again thanks to the existing relationships between the 5 Chinese elements that we will be able to determine how the Kua 1 interacts with the other individuals.
Kua 1 and Kua 1: being of the same water element, the two Kua are of course compatible. They get along very well.
Kua 1 and Kua 2 or 8: earth controls water. Kua 1s need a clear path. Also, water and earth people are not really compatible.
Kua 1 and Kua 3 or 4: Since water feeds wood, Kua 1 people will tend to want to help Kua 3 or Kua 4 people more. Compatibility is good.
Kua 1 and Kua 6 or 7: as metal feeds water, these people understand and support each other. But here it is Kua 1 who depends on the support of Kua metal. It is a productive relationship.
Kua 1 and Kua 9: we know that water controls fire, so the relationship depends on how this control is exercised. If the control is strong, the water will drown the fire, it will not be compatible.
Knowing your Kua Number allows you to know your favourable orientations but also the location of your Identity Palace: by exploiting these directions and this sector at best, you will benefit from the best energies.
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