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.
Characteristics of the Kua 8
The Kua 8 belongs to the trigram Gen, the immobilisation.
It is a yang-yin-yin trigram
Its element is the Little Earth.
It represents the third son.
Its season is spring.
Its colours are yellow and orange.
The Kua 8 share the same element as the Kua 2 but are more flexible in character. These people are diligent, reliable and “down to earth”. More action-oriented, Kua 8s are decisive, convinced and generally erudite. They have some difficulty in expressing their emotions and do not let them out much. They generally have a good capacity to accumulate money (the earth feeds the metal).
The life palace of Kua 8
The 8 corresponds to the North East.
This means that people with a Kua number of 8 have their Life Palace in the North East zone of their home (according to the sectorisation done by applying the Bagua on the map).
Thus, as people of Kua 8 will be more in resonance with the energies of this North East 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 8 will also be more sensitive to the energies of the 8 star and to a Kua 8 house. Think of trigrams as vibrational frequencies: the 8s share the same one!
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The favourable directions of Kua 8
The Kua 8 belong to the Western group.
The 4 favourable orientations of the Kua 8 are:
- Sheng Chi – Prosperity: South West
- Yan Nian – Love and Longevity: West
- Tian Yi – Health: North West
- Fu Wei – harmony and stability: North East
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 8 with other Kua
Again, it is through the relationships between the 5 Chinese elements that we can determine how the Kua 8 interacts with other individuals.
- Kua 8 and Kua 1: Earth people try to control Water people, this relationship is electric.
- Kua 8 and Kua 2: These two Kua’s are compatible because they share the same element.
- Kua 8 and Kua 3 or 4: Kua 8 people do not like to be controlled and dominated by Wood people.
- Kua 8 and Kua 6 or 7: as metal comes from Earth, these people understand and support each other. This relationship is productive.
- Kua 8 and Kua 9: it is known that fire feeds the earth so the relationship is compatible, they are good allies.
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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