Feng shui and numbers have a special relationship that comes from the feng shui bagua map and how it interacts with numerology.
Numerology is the study of numerological patterns and how they interact with life.
While feng shui studies the relationship of your home and how it interacts with your life.
You can see how using these two practices together can help you map out your best life using your home and numerology!
Let’s discuss the feng shui numbers and their meanings!
Feng Shui House Numbers
For your feng shui house number, it’s helpful to reduce your numerical address to one single number.
For example, if your house number is 4529, you would reduce it by adding the numbers together until you reach a single number.
4 + 5 + 2 + 9 = 20.
2 + 0 = 2.
When you reduce the house number to a single digit, you get the number 2.
Once you know your feng shui house number, it’s time to look at the feng shui number meanings!
Feng Shui Number Meanings
House Number 1: New Beginnings
Bagua Area: Career
In feng shui, the number one means leadership, independence, and wisdom.
The number 1 represents infinite potential, fresh starts, and walking your own path.
It is associated with the career area of the bagua, representing ambition and success on your path in life.
House Number 2: Balance/Partnership
Bagua Area: Love and Relationships
The number 2 symbolizes partnership and marriage. It represents cooperation, collaboration, and good communication.
The number two is associated with the love and relationships area, representing your romantic relationship but also your relationship with yourself and others.
The number two also symbolizes yin and yang energy, which is balanced and whole.
House Number 3: Family
Bagua Area: Family & Legacy
The number 3 symbolizes growth, life, creation, and family.
The number 3 represents socializing, entertaining, happiness, and joy.
It is associated with the family and legacy area, representing all extended family members and elders, as well as the legacy you leave behind.
House Number 4: Stability/Foundation
Bagua Area: Wealth
The number 4 is sometimes said to be unlucky because in the Chinese language, the word for the number 4 sounds similar to the word for “death.”
In Western feng shui, however, the number four represents stability and foundation.
It symbolizes grounded, disciplined, and calm energy.
It is associated with the wealth area of the bagua, representing a strong foundation for your wealth and abundance!
House Number 5: Adventure/Freedom
Bagua Area: Health
The number 5 represents the 5 elements of feng shui – the cycle of transformation and creation.
It is a mystical number related to adventure and the freedom to pursue your best life.
The number 5 is associated with the health area, representing the wellbeing and independence to carve your own path.
House Number 6: Calm
Bagua Area: Travel and Helpful People
The number 6 represents people who help you in life, but also your ability to help others!
The number 6 symbolizes nurturing, caring for others, and also attracting a lifetime of good fortune!
It is associated with the travel and helpful people area, representing attracting positive energy from mentors and benefactors, as well as safe travels.
House Number 7: Solititude/Personal Growth
Bagua Area: Children and Creativity
The number 7 symbolizes certainty and creativity.
It represents being self-assured and knowing who you are. In the Cantonese language, the word for the number 7 sounds similar to the word for “sure” or “certain.”
It represents being secure in who you are and where you are going in life.
The number 7 is associated with the children and creativity area, representing having the confidence and creativity to express yourself!
House Number 8: Abundance
Bagua Area: Knowledge and Spirituality
The number 8 is one of the most auspicious numbers in feng shui, representing wealth and good fortune.
In Cantonese, the number 8 sounds like the word for “prosperity.”
It symbolizes being abundant and successful in all areas of your life.
The number 8 is associated with the knowledge and spirituality area, representing growing in wealth and wisdom.
House Number 9: Accomplishment/Success
Bagua Area: Fame
The number 9 represents accomplishment and the pinnacle of success.
It symbolizes completion, happiness, and reaching your goals.
The number 9 is associated with the fame area, meaning success and accomplishment in all of your goals – and being well-known for them!
The symbolism is tied to having fame, fortune, and recognition in any goal you put your mind to having.
9 is one of the luckiest numbers!
Feng Shui Meaning of the Number 0:
While the number 0 won’t generally be a house number, the number 0 still has a meaning in feng shui and numerology.
The number 0 means eternity and pure potential.
It is both nothing and everything. It is the cosmos – the beginning and the end.
It is the number that represents the Universe and Source Energy. Everywhere and nowhere all at once!
Bad Feng Shui House Numbers
While I would argue that there is no such thing as an unlucky house number, the fact of the matter is that some numbers are considered to be “unlucky” in feng shui.
This is usually because of the history of feng shui and the Chinese languages – many words in Chinese sound similar to other words.
Unlucky house numbers are usually the numbers 4, 5, and 7.
4 because it sounds like the word for death.
5 because it can represent fast-moving change.
7 because it can represent solitude and secrecy.
The number 13 in feng shui is also sometimes said to be unlucky, mostly because when reduced to a single digit it equals the number 4. (1 + 3 = 4)
As we discussed above, however, the number 4 isn’t inherently unlucky.
For one thing, using feng shui in your home helps you create your own luck.
For another, everyone has their own relationship to luck and what it means to them.
Many people consider the number 4 to be a lucky number.
In angel numbers, for example, the number 4 represents safety, stability, and support from the Universe.
There’s nothing unlucky about that!
Feng Shui Cure for Unlucky House Numbers
If you do feel like your house number is unlucky, an easy feng shui cure is to place your house number inside a circle.
You can change out your house numbers to round or oval address plaque, which will contain the numbers and keep their energy confined to the circle.
That is a super simple fix!
But also keep in mind, feng shui number meanings are only ONE tiny piece of your home’s energy.
If your home is full of good feng shui, the house number isn’t going to make a huge difference one way or another.
Good Feng Shui House Numbers
The most auspicious feng shui house numbers are those that reduce to the numbers 6, 8, or 9.
Those are the luckiest numbers in feng shui!
Of course house numbers that contain those numbers are considered auspicious too.
So if your home’s number is 888, that is just as lucky as one that reduces to the number 8.
Final Thoughts about House Numbers and Feng Shui
Never forget that when it comes to feng shui, you make your own luck!
How you feel about numbers and whether they are lucky or unlucky to you is more important than the feng shui meanings of numbers.
And as with everything in your home, you can always use good feng shui practices to counteract anything that seems unlucky or not optimal.
The point is that you should LOVE your home, no matter what the house number is!
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