## Intuitive Numerology: Reading between Numbers - Part 2

A numerology report is based on one's date of birth. While numerology is study of numbers, it can also be helpful in presenting valuable insight about specific personality traits and characteristics of individuals. By combining sum of numbers in ones birth date with sum from numerically-assigned letters of a person's name, a numerology report can be a prolific guide into one's past, present and future.

An ancient art and science, numerology is said to have originated by Greek mathematician, Pythagoras but could date back as far as Hebrew Kabbalah.

To better comprehend numerology, one must understand basic foundations:

There are 11 Core Numbers that are utilized in construction of a Numerology report or chart. The numbers used are 1 through 11, and 22. Equations that form higher numbers are reduced (by adding digits together) until one of core numbers is attained. The only numbers that cannot be reduced are Master numbers, 11 and 22. These master numbers reflect a heightened or intensified degree of core numbers 2 and 4.

In initial portion of a numerology report, a Life path Number is established by using 2-digit month, 2-digit day and 4-digit year: e.g. mm/dd/yyyy. The Life path is divided into three separate areas of one's life. Founded on date of birth, first life path is correlated to month of birth. The day of one's birth is then linked to second life path. And finally, last life path number is based on year of birth. The Life path number describes an individual for what and who he is.

Next, an individual's FULL birth name is used to further calculate one's numerology interpretation. Below is a list of alphabet assigned to specific numeric values:

1 = A, J & S 2 = B, K & T 3 = C, L & U 4 = D, M & V 5 = E, N & W 6 = F, O & X 7 = G, P & Y 8 = H, Q & Z 9 = I & R

Now we're ready for Expression, or Destiny Number. The expression number is based on all letters in an individual's birth name. The expression number defines talents, and attitudes that one has or has potential to use. To find expression number, one must add all letter values from each name together and then reduce sum to form a core number.

## Pa-Kua Feng Shui Basics

Written by Steven M. Ng

FENG SHUI BASICS

Feng Shui (literally "Wind and Water" in Chinese), is all about balance and harmony between us and our environment. Just like Yin and Yang energies, Feng Shui is about balance. Where there is light, there will always be darkness; where there is fire, there will always be water; and so forth.

Feng Shui teaches that every individual interacts differently to their environment. Sometimes, a particular environment - such as a house or office - is so suited to you that you find that everything in your life is great. However, if you have troubled relationships or financial woes, it is quite likely that there is some discord or imbalance between yourself and your environment, manifesting in your daily life.

By subtly modifying your environment, you will be able to restore this balance, and consequently improve your life. Modifying your environment can be as simple as changing angle or position of your work desk, or by buying Feng Shui items such as mandarin ducks and placing them in proper locations in your home or office.

There are many systems of authentic classical Feng Shui. This article describes Xuan Kong (pronounced "Shu-en Kong") system. Xuan Kong (literally "Mysterious Void" in Chinese) is a complete system which includes complicated formulae to calculate optimal positioning and composition of an environment.

EIGHT MANSION (PA-KUA) SCHOOL OF FENG SHUI

There are a few sub-schools within Xuan Kong system, including popular Flying Stars school. The descriptions in this article are based on Eight Mansion school, also known as Pa-Kua school. In Pa-Kua technique, compass is divided into eight directions, each of which is depicted by a trigram. Each of these directions have different significance. For example, one of Pa-Kua directions is personal or relationship direction, which will be of most interest to someone with troubled relationships. Furthermore, significance of each direction differs for each individual.

To find out how each Pa-Kua direction affects you personally, you will need to calculate your Kua Number. You can do this by using Kua Calculator at:

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