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 on the 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.
The Feng Shui of House 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 the feng shui of house numbers.
To believe that specific house numbers can bring you trouble is just not intelligent.
The best way to understand the pure energy of numbers is to look into numerology, which is the ancient study of the energy of numbers. Once you explore several good numerology resources, you will start seeing similarities between them and understand more about the energy of any specific number, or a combination of numbers.
You will also understand that each culture has slightly different interpretations of the meaning of numbers.
The energy of numbers, as the energy of everything else in your life, always helps in understanding your own development and growth. It gives you good feedback if you are willing to listen with the intelligence of your own heart.
First, do your best to sense and understand the meaning of numbers 0 to 9. Then, add the numbers of your home address to reach a single digit number for its energy meaning.
It is also important to avoid interpreting 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 about it. Words can only express that much, and then you have to sense the energy behind the words.
So here is a very basic meaning of 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 because the traditional interpretation of numbers is based on the way the numbers sound in the 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 can start creating auspicious energy (Sheng Chi) in your home or office the moment you commit to it.