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Is Number 4 Bad in Feng Shui?

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is feng shui number 4 unlucky?

Number 4 is considered inauspicious in traditional Chinese feng shui because it sounds like "death" in Cantonese.

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Question: Is Number 4 Bad in Feng Shui?
I understand that the number 4 is inauspicious in Chinese feng shui. Recently I found an apartment that is great, but the address is: 400 Central Park West. My question: Is 400 an unlucky number? The owner is renting the place because she's moving out of the country. She and her husband got into an accident causing the husband to die and her deaf.

Could you please give your opinion?
Answer: Number 4 is considered inauspicious in traditional Chinese feng shui because it sounds like "death" in Cantonese. Knowing that, it is perfectly understandable why number 4 is considered unlucky in traditional Chinese feng shui circles. After all, if "4" would sound like "death" in English (imagine counting 1,2,3, death, 1,2,3, death, etc) we would definitely avoid it, too!

4 is not a bad number. Number 4 is a number that has a strong grounding energy, it will teach one the lessons he or she needs to learn in order to move forward in life. We have 4 seasons, 4 directions, we do not consider them inauspicious, do we?

Unless you use Cantonese on a daily basis, I would suggest not to worry about it. You can also encircle the number in color red, it is a feng shui cure.

I lived in a place that had two 4s for a while and I've learned some of the most important life lessons there. Very grounding and strong energy. It will "ground" you till you are done with the lesson, whatever this life lesson this might be.

However, what would worry me in your case is the luck of the previous occupants and the energy they are leaving in the space. You would have to do some strong energy clearing (feng shui space clearing and smudging, etc) if you want to move into that apartment.

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