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Feng Shui not only attracts health, wealth and prosperity into your life, but also helps you live life to the fullest
In its literal sense, Feng Shui means wind and water. This is because these are the only two things that flow, thus effecting the environment and, in turn, human life. In a much broader sense, Feng Shui advocates living in harmony with the earth’s environment and energy lines, so that there is a balance with the forces of nature.
Often people wonder how a change of direction of the work desk can bring them a promotion. Every person has an internal Chi energy that traditional Chinese medicine doctors analyse to cure the body. Feng Shui aligns the external Chi that directly affects human beings. External Chi enhances our internal Chi, thereby giving us good health. This promotes our clarity of thinking, helps us make right decisions and leads to enhanced wealth. Good Chi also gives you confidence and charisma, which, in turn, brings around friends and new opportunities… and the cycle goes on.
After years of research, Feng Shui masters have come up with a simple formula to calculate the health and wealth directions of people based on their birth years. This formula deduces the Ming Gua number of each individual. Ming means life and Gua means pattern. This number represents your pattern of life.
A Ming Gua number will always be one of these—1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 or 9. This is because as per the original Feng Shui “Lo Shu” number grid, each number has a direction associated with it except for the number 5, which falls in the centre. It is important to note that all Feng Shui applications are governed by the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
The calculation of Ming Gua number is different for men and women.
For example in 2010, the Chinese New Year falls on the 14th of Feb. So people born between Jan 1 and Feb 13 will consider 2009 as their year of birth. For people born on a date like 14th Feb 2010, you will have to check the exact time when the year changed.
For example a female born in March 1969 should add, 1+9+6+9 = 25. Then 2+5=7. Now, add this to 4 so 7+4 = 11. And 1+1 = 2. Her number is 2.
For example a male born in January 1969 should add 1+9+6+8 = 24. Then 2+4=6. Now, deduct this from 11 So 11-6 = 5. But since 5 is not a Gua, for male we consider 2. His number is 2.
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The more you face your favourable directions, the better you feel.
The above-mentioned method is one of the easiest and strongest methods of aligning yourself with the energy lines of your environment. But remember, there are no free lunches in this world. Human effort is what brings out the best results from the application of Feng Shui. So get going, and don’t stop working.
This was first published in the February 2010 issue of Complete Wellbeing