Kua Number One People

kan trigram

Kua Number One Quick Facts:

Your Element: Water

Your Colors: Black, Blue, Deep Purple

Your Group: East

Your Chinese Trigram: Kan, the energy that's all about change.

Energized Body Parts: Kidney, Ears, Blood

Power Objects: Tortoise/Turtle (especially in the color black or blue), Water Containers, Mirrors, Glass

Best Time of Day: Night

Lucky Numbers: 1, 10, 28, (these numbers, and many more, have digits that when added together result in a sum that can be reduced to 1)

Overall Description (this does not need to be an exact match):

If you are a kua number one person, you are under the element of Water which means that you will be like the flow of water. In everything you do in life, you will be adaptive and flexible at the moment of change when need arises. Outwardly you may appear to be stable and quiet, but you tend to be fidgety on the inside. You are just like a boat traveling in water from one location to another - this signifies that you love to travel. You are made to be a good leader & communicator, regardless at work or home. You are able to overcome storms with strong currents. You are the type of person who has charm, courage, confidence and a clear headed mind. Similar to the ocean depth, you are a deep thinker. It would be unfortunate, if you go too deeply as it might cause sadness and depression.

Kan is the middle son. Its element is water and direction north. It is not the most lucky of trigrams, and can signify hard work.

People born in a number one water year make good arbitrators (being in the middle of the family, they can help broker peace during conflicts). Their softer, quieter qualities can help to diffuse heated situations.

How Kua Number One Water People are Compatible With Other Kua Element People

• WATER: It is smooth sailing with this element as both are easygoing types of people that get along well.

• WOOD: Since water is used to nourish wood to grow, you will have a supportive role for a wood person. This is a productive and stable type of relationship.

• FIRE: Since water is used to control fire, this relationship is dependent on the amount of water used. If a huge amount of water is sprayed on a fire, you will saturate that person's spirit but if you sprinkle your water energy, you will keep it in balance.

• EARTH: You are afraid of earth's power to control, therefore earth is not a good partner.

• METAL: Both have a clear and stable understanding of each other. Based on the feng shui productive cycle, you are dependent on metal support, therefore this is a productive type of relationship.

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 East.

If you spend lots of time in the South East 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: Southeast

This fortunate area for you is in the southeast, which is energized by the color green; and tall, thin, upright, rectangular, wood objects and plants (especially water flowers). Green wicker, wood and bamboo prosperity objects in groups of four would be a good way to make this energy stronger.

Since the water element nourishes wood, you can also use an aquarium, a water fountain or an image of water (but not in a bedroom) and also water colors (dark blue and black) and glass objects that represent wealth and are curvy and wavy (like a dollar sign), build up the good success energy here.

Wooden water animals, including a green dragon, green frogs, or green fish are fun and helpful objects to add to this wealth space.

The metal element chops up wood and destroys this good energy, so please avoid the color white and keep shiny, metal things out of this area.

The color deep purple is the prosperity color and is also a strong southeast energizer. The poster below shows treasures (prosperity) piled on top of books (wood element). Placing this powerful image in the southeast will strengthen the wealth energy here. Then remember to spend lots of time near this poster.

Your Health Area and Direction: East

This second best direction is the area associated with health, in general. To have it for your personal feng shui health direction compounds its effectiveness. To recover from illness or regain strength, face this direction and sleep with the top of your head pointing in this direction. The effects of eating while facing this direction is extra beneficial! Check that you have it color-coded and decorated correctly, as described on my feng shui bagua page.

Your Love Area and Direction: South

What a lucky area for love! This is the direction of fire -- and by heating up this sector, you will be warming up your love life, too! Add extra emphasis to this sector and do what you can to eat, sleep, or work facing this direction. This direction will most likely help you meet the love of your life through other people... so get out and mingle! Check that you have it color-coded and decorated correctly, as described on my feng shui bagua page.

Your Growth Area and Direction: North

In personal feng shui, the north is your growth and wisdom area. 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 in. Check that you have it color-coded and decorated correctly, as described on my feng shui bagua page.

How to Tap Into These Best Energy Areas

• Try to sleep, eat, work, or be in these areas of your home or room.

• Do as many activities as possible in these areas.

• Face one of these directions when working, eating, or sitting in your living room or at a meeting.

• Sleep with the top of your head pointed in one of these direction.

• Enter your home or office from a door that faces one of these directions.

Your Unfortunate Directions: West, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest

Kua number one people should try to avoid the west area and direction. This area can cause arguments and legal problems or some kind of accident. You will receive blame for problems if you occupy this sector too much or if your front door faces this direction.

The northeast and northwest 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 southwest because it can cause the VERY worst direction for kua number one 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 #1 Dress for Success Tip

As you are a Water element, you may be best wearing your success direction palette of Water colors, including darker shades of blue and the color black. You like clothing pieces that are unique and those that have an unusual cut. Women feel good wearing loose, flowing and long outfits that mimic the movement of waves. This Kua number also has many purses, satchels or other bags to carry things around in. Water people should choose outfits that draw attention to their neck with beautiful necklaces. You can then also captivate everyone with what you have to say.

Since Metal supports Water, you may also benefit from wearing Metal colors including white, gray, silver and shiny gold, 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.

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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