Calculation of 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 9
The Kua 9 belongs to the Li trigram, which binds.
It is a yang-yin-yang trigram
Its element is Fire.
It represents the second daughter.
Its season is summer.
Its colours are red, pink and purple.
Kua 9s are necessarily warm and affectionate people. They are energetic, with a strong desire to live life to the fullest. Spontaneous, passionate, Kua 9s have a sparkle about them. They have a spiritual side that drives them to seek meaning in their lives. They understand things quickly, even the most complex ones. They have little patience with people who do not have their level of intelligence. They are careful about their reputation, which can make them vain. They need to control their emotions so as not to get too carried away.
The life palace of Kua 9
The 9 corresponds to the South.
This means that people with a Kua number of 9 have their Life Palace in the South zone of their home (according to the sectorisation done by applying the Bagua on the map).
Thus, as people of Kua 9 will be more in resonance with the energies of this southern 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 9 will also be more sensitive to the energies of the 9 star and to a Kua 9 house. Think of trigrams as vibrational frequencies: the 9s share the same one!
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Favourable directions of Kua 9
The Kua 9 belong to the Eastern group.
The 4 favourable orientations of the Kua 9 are:
- Sheng Chi – Prosperity: East
- Yan Nian – Love and Longevity : North
- Tian Yi – Health: South East
- Fu Wei – harmony and stability: South
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 9 with other Kua
Again, it is through the relationships between the 5 Chinese elements that we can determine how the Kua 1 interacts with other individuals.
- Kua 9 and Kua 1: Kua 9s are afraid of being overwhelmed by Kua 1s (water). These two Kua’s are therefore not really compatible.
- Kua 9 and Kua 2 or 8: Fire feeds Earth, Fire people like to encourage Kua 2 and 8.
- Kua 9 and Kua 3 or 4: these are best friends, they feed each other and are therefore very compatible.
- Kua 9 and Kua 6 or 7: metal can melt in the presence of fire as well, Kua 9s need to temper their characters to have good relationships with Metal people.
- Kua 9 and Kua 9: enthusiastic, Fire people like to be together. They listen to each other.
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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