# Kua Calculate Number

The Kua number is vital to classical feng shui for determining your auspicious and inauspicious directions. The formula, called the Eight Mansions Kua Formula, is simple and easy to follow. It is broken down into two steps; the first part is calculated using your birth year with the second calculation made based on your gender.

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## What You Need to Calculate a Feng Shui Kua Number

To calculate anyone’s feng shui kua number, you will need the following information:

1. The year they were born
2. Gender

## Step 1: Add Last Two Digits of Birth Year

Example:

• 1981 = 8 + 1 = 9

Some dates may give you a double digit answer. In such cases, simply add these together until you receive a single digit.

Example:

• 1985 = 8 + 5 = 13
• 1 + 3 = 4

## Step 2: Add or Subtract Based on Gender

In the next step, you will either add or subtract numbers from your single digit birth year result depending on your gender. These numbers depend on whether you were born before or after 2000.

## Feng Shui Kua Number Calculator for Females Born Before 2000

If you’re a female born before the year 2000, you will need to add 5 to your single digit year result. This will give your Kua Number.

Example of a female birth year 1981 added down to 9 in Step 1 looks like this for the second step:

• 9 + 5 = 14

For two digit results, you’ll need to add them again to reach the appropriate number.

• 1 + 4 = 5 (Kua number)

If you’re a female with a birth year of 1985 added down to 4 in the first step, the second step looks like this:

• 4 + 5 = 9 (Kua number)

## Kua Number Calculator for Females Born After 2000

If you’re a female and were born after 2000, then add 6 to your year result (single digit).

Example of a female birth year 2005 added down to 5 in the first step results in the following:

• 5 + 6 = 11

Again, if the result is two digits, add them together to reach a single digit.

• 1 + 1 = 2 (Kua number)

## Feng Shui Kua Calculator for Males Born Before 2000

If you’re a male born before the year 2000, you will need to subtract your single digit year result from 10. This will give your Kua number.

Example of a male birth year 1981 added down to 9 looks like this:

• 10 – 9 = 1 (Kua number)

For a male birth year 1985 added down to 4 looks like this:

• 10 – 4 = 6 (Kua number)

## Kua Number Calculator for Males Born in 2000 and After

If you’re a male born after the year 2000, you will need to subtract your single digit year result from 9. This will give your Kua number.

Example, if you were born in 2005, your single digit result is 5:

• 9 – 5 = 4 (Kua number)

## What Is My Kua Number?

Once you’ve calculated your kua number, it’s easy to determine the best compass directions for various areas of your life, such as work, love, health, wealth, etc. Four of the eight mansions (eight compass directions) will be auspicious directions, and four will be inauspicious directions. With this information, you can improve all areas of your life and avoid directions that aren’t auspicious to your kua number.

## Kua Numbers and Corresponding Bagua Areas

With your Kua number, you receive information on your lucky directions to face and the best locations for areas such as your front door and bedroom. Your Kua number offers you ways to enhance your feng shui.

• 1 Kan, North
• 2 Kun, South-West
• 3 Zhen, East
• 4 Xun, South-East
• 6 Qian, North-West
• 7 Dui, West
• 8 Gen, North-East
• 9 Li, South

## East and West Groups

In general, the kua numbers and directions in your group are lucky for you. For example, if you are in the East group, your auspicious directions are north, east, south-east and south. However, the directions in the West group are not ideal and possibly challenging.

## East Group Kua Numbers

• 1 Kan, North
• 3 Zhen, East
• 4 Xun, South-East
• 9 Li, South

## West Group Kua Numbers

• 2 Kun, South-West
• 6 Qian, North-West
• 7 Dui, West
• 8 Gen, North-East

Ideally, you want to face the favorable directions in your group. This means your eyes will be looking in that cardinal direction, whether it be north or north-east, etc.

## Conflicting Kua Numbers in Partnerships

For the novice, the unlucky directions often provoke fear. “Oh no! I can’t face my bed in that direction! I have to move!” Or, “My partner is in the east group and I’m in the west group! We’re doomed!” Jillian Rothschild-Scholar practices classical feng shui and is an Eight Mansions expert. She explained that if for example your partner is in the opposite group, it doesn’t mean that the relationship or household cannot thrive. There are advanced applications with experienced practitioners that can skillfully work the east and west groups together. We also joke that you can’t blame your divorce on being in the opposite group as your ex-partner. There’s wisdom in the challenges. And remember, these are guidelines to support you. Do the best with what you have.

Your feng shui kua number is a powerful tool to use, even in simple ways such as what direction to face when you’re sitting at your desk. But if it starts to become obsessive and difficult, consider stepping back and looking at the bigger picture. Let the wisdom help you, rather than hold you back.