Kua Number Eight People
Kua Number Eight Quick Facts
Your Element: Small Earth
Your Colors: Yellow and Beige
Your Group: West
Your Trigram: Ken the energy of dependability, steadfastness and stillness.
Your Power Objects: Stones and Crystals, especially earth-colored stones that are in soft colors like beige, pale yellow, and soft tan.
Your Best Time of Day: Early Morning
Energized Body Parts: Hands and Fingers
Overall Description (no need for this to be an exact match):
Kua number eight earth people are softer than the kua number two (hard, mountain) earth people and are considered nurturers. You are born to be a down-to-earth and practical person thus making you very reliable to friends and a partner. Being supportive and having a good nature, you are able to get along with everyone. You may prefer to do things with your hands, rather than using your mind.
Your trigram signifies stillness, waiting and solitude. It is also associated with the youngest son, it's element is earth and its best direction is northeast.
People born in this year benefit from the wisdom and experiences of those before them. This affords them greater opportunity for reflection and they can express this knowledge through their own more thoughtful approach. These individuals are very self-reliant.
How Kua Number Eight Earth People are Compatible With Other Kua Element People
* EARTH: Able to get along well without any complication.
* METAL: Likely to be compatible as mates, siblings, friends or business partners but may occasionally lock horns.
* WATER: You are likely to be controlling of a water person. To be harmonious, do try to give in sometimes.
* WOOD: Wood element tends to control & dominate earth element. It will be best to avoid each other, otherwise learn to be tolerant of each other.
* FIRE: Likely to be allies and this person is your biggest fan. There is no problem with understanding each other.
Source: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feng Shui, Third Edition
Your Four Personal BEST Directions and Areas in a Room or House
The Meaning of Your 8 Lifetime Directions
Based on the time of your birth, your Kua Number (also called your Gau number or the Pau Kau number) reveals the four best energy areas in your environment that support your continued growth in success and happiness.
The Kua number also warns you of the four energies in your space that sap your strength and cause problems. It’s best to stay out of these four most disturbing energy areas, which can increase your stress and keep you feeling down. These best and worst energy areas are specific to your birth date and stay with you for life.
As you are learning how to use your personal feng shui energies (by simply spending more time in the four good ones and avoiding the four stressful ones), consider putting a sticky note on your walls to show where all eight directions are.
For more attractive feng shui, order the feng shui posters (a sample is shown below) which are already labeled with your compass direction and your purpose for that area and the physical element needed in that area. These posters are very helpful when you hang them in spaces where you spend a lot of time (like an office, classroom, or conference room).
Once you have them up, you are able to choose one of your four best seats in the room, with just a quick glance at the walls. These posters will keep you in your best directions and help you avoid the four dangerous ones.
Your goal is to always sit and sleep in your best areas because you are then tapping into supportive energy which gives you great benefits, such as an edge in your creativity, more influence over other people and a boost to your health.
Note: It’s most important to FIRST create a strong feng shui organized home, bedroom or work environment (clutter-reduced and color-coded with appropriate objects) BEFORE you use the secrets revealed here. So,
check that each of your nine bagua areas is color coded and has at least one appropriate element object
Your #1 Best Direction (which the Chinese call: Sheng Chi; or English translation: Life Chi Energy) is the South West.
If you spend lots of time in the Southwest it will bring you: personal wealth, great prosperity, success and respectability.
Your "Sheng Chi" is known as the Wealth and Success Area and Direction. This is the strongest, most supportive energy direction and location to spend time in. Try to enter your home through a door that is located in this area of your home.
Although you could certainly sleep with the top of your head pointing in this direction, it may be too much good energy and not calm enough to offer the most peaceful sleep. Use your health direction (below) instead.
You should face this direction when you are doing business with clients, customers or patients. Teachers and presenters should face this direction when lecturing, as well as, when conferencing with parents, students or clients.
When you work alone and need to concentrate, it’s very good to have your BACK toward this direction, because it props you up like a strong, comfy chair.
How To Decorate Your Wealth & Success Area and Direction: Southwest
This fortunate area for you is in the southwest, which is energized by earth elements, such as crystals, stones, clay, porcelain, dirt, tile, and ceramics.
The earth colors are pale yellow, beige and very light tan.
The number two builds up the energy in the southwest, so a group of two rocks or crystals is supportive.
Any pairs of earthen objects that represent prosperity, and things that are short and square-like (like clay pots) will enhance the power in this space.
Earth is created from fire, so splashes of red and candles or lights will be effective here.
However, earth is weakened by wood, so avoid wood objects and don’t have any permanent green décor here.
The color pink builds the southwest's natural love and relationship energy and is a strong southwest energizer. The poster below shows a pair (the power number of 2) of tea cups made of porcelain (earth element). Placing this image in the southwest will strengthen your personal feng shui direction for wealth and success. Then remember to spend lots of time near this poster.
Your Health Area and Direction: Northwest
Enhance this location with metal objects or stone objects to give health a boost. Eat or work in this location when getting over an illness. A six-rod hollow wind-chime is an excellent enhancer for this location, as is a beautiful metal vase.
Your Love Area and Direction: West
Enhance this area with small metal objects, round objects, or stone objects. Shiny and reflective items are especially helpful for stimulating romance. Decorate in colors of white, silver, or grays. Yellows are also helpful. Add a radio to this location to boost romance!
Your Growth Area and Direction: Northeast
In personal feng shui, the northeast is your growth and wisdom direction. Work in this location to improve your standing, study in this direction, and locate beneficial activities here, such as dining to improve all areas of life. Are you trying to start over from any kind of setback? If so, this is direction to face or be spend time in. Adding a beautiful vase here will help to capture beneficial chi!
How to Tap Into Your Best Kua Number Eight Energy Areas and Directions
* Try to sleep, eat, work, or be in these areas of your home
* Do as many activities as possible in these areas
* Face these directions when working, eating, or sitting in your living room
* Sleep with the top of your head pointed in this direction
* Enter your home or office from a door that faces these directions
Your Unfortunate Areas and Directions: South, North, East, Southeast
Kua number eight people should avoid the south sector and/or direction. To spend time here can cause arguments and legal problems or some kind of accident. You will be blamed for problems if you occupy this sector too much or if your front door faces this direction.
The north and east can cause accidents, misfortune, and difficulties, such as lawsuits, burglary or fire. If your front door faces this direction, your family may leave you. If you have a business with a front door facing this direction, employees may leave. This is a good location for a kitchen or toilet.
Strenuously avoid the southeast because it is the VERY worst direction for kua number eight people. A front door facing this direction can lead to a loss of children or other close family members. Infertility can also arise, causing the family name to die out. Wealth will also be lost. This is a good location for a kitchen or a toilet.
Your Kua #8 Dress for Success Tip
As you are an Earth element, you may be best wearing your success direction palette of Earth colors , including beige, sand, soft tan, and cream. Since Fire builds Earth, you may also benefit from wearing Red, either as an accent or as the main color near your face. Wearing colors from these two families will also make you more appealing to others. Do you also love to wear white? That's fine, because it helps you make a statement. Wearing clothes that are too baggy and clothes that fit tightly around your middle are not a good choice for you.
Kua 8 people like big or attention-grabbing jewelry on their hands and wrists (rings, bracelets and watches). They also prefer to buy traditional, high quality clothing that can last for years.
Following these special Kua number guidelines for dressing can make you feel more confident and help you be more successful out in the business world.
Kathryn Weber (my favorite feng shui expert): www.redlotusletter.com; thanks also to: www.about-fengshui.info; www.geomancy.net; and www.fengshuiswiss.com
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