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Feng Shui of House Numbers

Are there good and bad feng shui numbers for your home address?

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An experienced feng shui consultant can read specific feng shui energy patterns from your house number combination. However, this is not about it being good or bad feng shui, just about specific feng shui energy tendencies.

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The concept of numbers in feng shui is a highly charged one. Feng shui of number 4 seems to be the one taking most of the hits, all based in a misunderstanding of a cultural interpretation (read how number 4 came to be considered bad feng shui.)

In connecting to the feng shui of your house, every little detail is important, including the feng shui of numbers.

However, is it wise to say that there are bad and good feng shui house numbers? Furthermore, how would you deal, feng shui-wise, with house numbers that you consider to be bad feng shui?

Let's start with the big picture.

Once you connect deeper to the energy of your home, you begin to understand how the feng shui of your bedroom, for example, is connected to the state of your health; or how good feng shui at the main entrance strengthens the energy of the whole house.

While it is very important to pay attention to details when improving the feng shui of your home, it is equally important to stay calm and reasonable when dealing with highly misunderstood feng shui concepts such as feng shui of house numbers. To believe that house numbers can mean "troubled mothers", for example, is just not intelligent (read a feng shui forum discussion on feng shui of house numbers).

Best way to understand the pure energy of numbers is to look into numerology, which is the ancient science of numbers. Once you explore several good numerology resources, you will start seeing similarities between them and understand more of the energy of any specific number, or combination of numbers. You will also understand that each culture has slightly different interpretations for the meaning of numbers.

The energy of numbers, as the energy of everything else in your life, always comes to help in understanding your own development and growth. Once you sense the meaning of numbers 0 to 9 you can then then add the numbers of your home address to reach a single digit number for its energy/meaning.

Please do not interpret the meaning of numbers directly. For example, if your house number is 313, which comes to 7, and one of the tendencies of number 7 is for solitude, do not interpret it as staying single forever.

Let's be wise and stay cool about it. Words can only express that much, and then you have to sense the energy behind them.

So here is a very basic meaning to the energy of numbers:
  • 0 - void, nothingness, potential
  • 1 - unobstructed flow of energy, new beginnings
  • 2 - balance, choice, cooperation
  • 3 - creativity, family, self-expression
  • 4 - stability, grounding, security
  • 5 - change, resourcefulness, adventure
  • 6 - calm, patience
  • 7 - contemplation, self-evaluation, solitude
  • 8 - infinity, abundance, success in business
  • 9 - highest number, accomplishment, attainment.
Feng shui-wise, the energy of numbers tends to get slightly misinterpreted, as the traditional interpretation of numbers is based on the way the numbers sound in Chinese language. For example number 4 is considered very unlucky because it sounds like "death" in Chinese.

Unless number 4 sounds like "death" in your own language, why would you worry about having it in your home address?

Of course, as with everything, these are just the basics of house numbers in feng shui. An experienced feng shui consultant can read specific energy patterns from the combination of your house numbers, but it is not about it being good or bad feng shui.

It is all about energy, and you know you can be in charge of creating good energy once you decide to. You know that, right?
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