Kua! Quoi?| Feng Shui

Three “Feng-Shui Cats” by Bahi P

While we were up in Sundsvall, Peter found this Feng Shui book at one of the second-hand places. The discoveries we’ve made about “our” house (and ourselves) are just uncanny. In a good way!

OK, I don’t know all that much about Feng Shui, and from what I gather so far it’s a rather complex teaching of energy flows, going way beyond the home decorating stuff that “we Westerners” associate it with. So I am going to worm my way out of explaining it to you by recommending you do some research of your own, if you’re interested in the details.

I am just going to touch on the things related to our discoveries about us and the house, hoping I will get some of it right. So, here goes nothing. Oh yeah, the book is Feng Shui (totally makes the search for it easy … not) by Lillian Too. It’s from the 1990ies, so the pictures and illustrations don’t always appeal to me (weird, I grew up in the nineties!?) but anyway.

According to the Pa Kua and Lo Shu tradition of Feng Shui, there is this thing called Kua number. This number is determined by your sex and your birth year, and it gives you information about the which of the compass points are beneficial respectively detrimental for you.

Here is how you calculate your Kua number.

This site‘s got a calculator, plus charts about the lucky/unlucky cardinal directions for each number.

But wait, there’s more! Houses/buildings have “lucky” and “unlucky” areas, too. More on that coming up, so stay tuned.

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