Ming Gua or Life Gua represents your personal trigram which protects you in the environment. Ming Gua is a deep desire to find the truth and meaning in life. Ming Gua is a person's Destiny Number or Natal Trigram, and is derived from an individual's year of birth. Ming Gua is used to match a person's energy to the Ba Zhai, Eight Houses.
The direction in which a person sleeps or does other prolonged activities is very important. Each person has his or her own energy, which in Feng-Shui is called a number of Gua, also known as your Ming Gua. Based on that number, people are separated into eastern and western, which does have nothing to do with hemispheres of the planet. Feng Shui means wind and water. 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.
Feng Shui Ming Gua Number divides people into 2 groups. The Feng Shui Ming Gua Number divides people into East and West group.
Each person also has four favourable and four adverse directions. Favourable directions for Western people are North, South, West and South-West. Adverse directions are East, North-East, North-West and South-East. And of course it is the other way around for Eastern people. If spouses belong to different types of people, then the head of the family gets the direction based on his type.
Health and Wealth Direction
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 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.
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, which promotes our clarity of thinking, helps us making right decisions and leads to enhanced wealth. Good Chi also gives you confidence and charisma, which in return will bring around friends and new opportunities.
How to properly implement health and wealth direction?
The Four Favourable directions
Sheng Chi (The breath of Life)
The energy from this direction attracts prosperity, vitality, respectability and reputation. This is your best magnetic direction. Strive to face this direction when conducting anything important, e.g. interview, business negotiation, your office desk.
Tien Yi (Heavenly Doctor)
This magnetic direction fosters good health
Anyone with poor health should try to locate his or her bed head to this direction. (The crown of your head should point to this direction when you are lying down).
Yan Nian (commonly known as Nien Yien)
Yan Nian direction enhances the quality of relationships in the family. This direction also promotes longevity. This is a good direction for adolescents going through growing pains.
Fu Wei (overall harmony)
This energy brings about peace. This is a good direction for meditation and for very young children to face or to sleep with their head (crown) pointing to this direction when they are lying down. If you are into self-development, this is the direction where your bed head should be.
The Four Unfavourable directions
These are the four directions that one should avoid strenuously especially the two worst directions.
Ho Hai (Obstacles and mishaps)
This energy is considered the least harmful but has been known to lead to all kinds of intermittent difficulty and frustration.
Wu Kwei (Five Ghosts)
This energy generates the kind of bad luck that leads to fire, loss of income, burglary, fear and insecurity.
Lui Sha (Six Killings)
This direction represents scandals, missed opportunities, legal entanglements and illnesses
Chueh Ming (Total loss)
This is the most harmful and dangerous direction. This energy represents disaster, misfortune, disease and unproductive career. Every care should be taken to avoid facing this direction.
Calculate your Ming Gua number
The calculation of Ming Gua number is different for men and women.
Determine your birth year
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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