Lucky Numbers and Unlucky Numbers in China
In China, lucky numbers have pronunciations that are similar to words with lucky meanings. Number 8 holds huge significance as a lucky number. To a lesser extent 2, 6, and 9 are considered lucky. 4 is the most unlucky number in China. As well as these general number superstitions, fengshui and the Chinese zodiac dictate different number luck for different places/people.
The Luckiest Number in China: 8
‘8’ is the most favored number in modern China due to its association with wealth and luck. The Chinese love this number both in trivial matters and in big moments. 8 is given the highest priority when buying a number plate or buying a house.
For example, an apartment on the eighth floor will be most coveted in that entire building. Or an address with the number 8 in it will be considered lucky. Car number plates containing 8 would be sold at higher prices than regular ones. Mobile numbers are preferred if they contain one or more 8s.
Broadly speaking, the number 8 is associated with wealth, success, and status.
Why 8 is Auspicious
8 is considered lucky and favored by Chinese because it holds meaning in both traditional and modern cultures.
(I) Traditional Taoism
In Taoist culture, 8 is associated with wholeness and completeness. According to I Ching (易经), the bagua (八卦), or the eight trigrams, are the foundation that generates everything.
The Eight Directions (Bafang 八方) represent the whole universe in Taoist spatial conception. These eight directions are also used to explain individual destiny, as in Bazi (八字), a Chinese fortune-telling method that depicts one’s life course according to the trigram of one’s date of birth.
(II) Modern Business
In modern China, ‘8’ is associated with wealth. ‘Eight’ (八) in Chinese is pronounced ‘ba’ and sounds similar to fa (发, trad. 發, i.e. facai 发财), meaning “well-off” or “getting rich in a short time”. Thus 8 is said to invite great wealth.
Associating ‘8’ with money is believed to have originated in Cantonese culture, especially in Hong Kong – a business hub – and soon became popular in other parts of China, as the country and its people pursued economic development, and attained material gains and profits.
Phrases or Expressions associated with 8
In the Chinese language, ‘8’ appears in many auspicious expressions, which are often a combination of the traditional and modern meanings of the number. For example:
- “Bamian laicai.” (八面来財 ‘8 sides coming wealth’), for example, means wealth coming from all corners of the world.
- “Bamian chunfeng” (八面春风 ‘8 sides spring wind’), i.e. spring wind from eight directions, expresses the wish that one gets luck wherever s/he goes, or whatever s/he is working on.
- The characters 發春 (发春 fachun /faa chwnn/ ‘to develop (wealth) + spring’) are popularly displayed at Chinese New Year, expressing wishes for increasing wealth in the coming year.
Instances of Chinese Favoring 8
(I) The 2008 Olympics
Maybe the best example that shows how Chinese love the number 8 is the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The opening ceremony commenced exactly at 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 pm on the 8th August, the 8th month of the 8th year of the 21st century. This was in expectation of winning the most out of this global competition and gain success for the country.
(II) Birth Dates
Chinese couples also want to catch this number for their babies. In 2008, there were 170 million new-borns, 5 million more than 2007, making a record since early 1990s. Most of the babies were born around August (the 8th month). Many hope that the luck of number 8 will bring fortune to their children.
(III) Number Plates
Chinese’ fondness for 8 can be seen even in small things such as number plates. In 2014, two number plates with “8888” were sold for RMB 12 million and RMB 17.2 million separately in Zhengzhou and Shenzhen, an amazingly high price.
(IV) House Numbers, Phone Numbers, Wedding Dates.
In choosing houses (apartment or floor number), phone numbers, or dates of events such as weddings, engagements, etc. there is a high preference for numbers with 8 in them.
Tourist Attractions Associated with ‘8’
- The most-visited Great Wall section is called Badaling – the ‘8 Great (Mountain) Ranges’.
- The Eight Great Cuisines (八大菜 Ba Da Cai) are the cornerstones of China’s deep and varied food culture.
- The Huangyaguan section of the Great Wall has an eight-sided maze like a Taoist bagua.
- The word “pagoda” means ‘8-sided tower’ (八角塔 bajiaota) and there are many to see in China, including the very old Iron Pagoda in Kaifeng.
- Bajiaozhai (八角寨) – ‘8-Sided Mountain Village’ is an area of Guilin famous for its attractive steep sandstone formations.
Other Lucky Numbers in China
While 8 is a very important lucky number, we cannot ignore the significance of other numbers, that are described below.
The number 2The Chinese strongly believe in harmony and balance, hence even numbers naturally gain preference over odd numbers. The number 0 is a whole number as well as an even one, especially for money, and is thus considered a lucky digit.
2 (两), pronounced er or liang, is considered to be lucky as the Chinese believe that all good things come in pairs. This is observed in repeated characters in some brand names or gifts.
The number 3
3 (三), pronounced san, is considered lucky due to its similarity in sound to the word that means birth. Additionally, this number represents the three stages in the life of humans – birth, marriage, death – that adds to its importance in Chinese culture.
The number 5
5 (五), pronounced wu, is associated with the five elements – earth, water, fire, wood, metal – which is regarded as the basis of the world in ancient Chinese culture and was associated with the Chinese emperor. This number has more of a historic significance.
An instance is the Tiananmen Gate which is the main entry to the Forbidden City. This gate contains 5 arches. In Chinese history, the number 5 is used in many classifications, such as five flavors (pungent, sweet, sour, salty, bitter), five sacred mountains (Huashan, Hengshan in Hunan, Hengshan in Shanxi, Songshan and Taishan) and so on.
The number 6
6 (六), pronounced liu, is considered lucky as it sounds like the word that means ‘to flow’, and can indicate smooth progress in life. It also means well-off. Similar to 8, 6 is preferred in number plates and phone numbers. When a couple gets engaged, the man customarily offers a gift to the girl’s family which is usually money (RMB 6,666 and such) and this gift signifies a harmonious life for the couple.
If a person is to celebrate their 66th birthday, that is a grand occasion. In business, 6 is considered lucky. New ventures or contracts are signed on dates that have 6 in them.
The number 7
7 (七), pronounced qi/ chi, is a number that symbolizes togetherness and harmony as its is considered to be the union of yin, yang and the five elements (described above) in Confucianism.
The number 9
9 (久), pronounced jiu, is a popular number, much like 6 and 8. It is similar to the word that means everlasting. It is common to gift your beloved 99 roses on Valentine’s Day in China. 9 is the highest single digit number and hence represents completeness.
This made it very popular with Emperors who used it in many aspects of their administration, right from dividing the empire into 9 continents, wearing nine-dragon imperial robes, nine-rank system for officials, etc. In Chinese mythology, it is said that the Dragon has 9 children.
The Five Element Theory and Lucky Fengshui Numbers
For good fengshui, you can read more about China’s Five Element Philosophy and the significant numbers associated with each element: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Unlucky Numbers in China
The above captures all you should know about lucky numbers. However, we should be mindful of some unlucky numbers as well when in China.
While only a few numbers are considered unlucky in China, the number 4 is the most unlucky as it rhymes with the word that means death.
Interestingly, you will notice this in building elevators which usually omit this number. Here’s an image of the elevator for even-numbered floors where number 4 is not mentioned at all.
To add, gifting money or any object that has the digit 4 (40 or 14 RMB) associated with it is considered inauspicious. This factor cascades down to the way products are priced in China as opposed to other countries and the cash amounts presented in red envelopes and other forms of gifting.
The number 3 can be unlucky as well depending on the situation and use. For example, gifting to friends or to couples seldom contains the number 3 in any form of association. Three is pronounced ‘san‘ which is similar to the word that means ‘to part ways’.
The number 250 is another set of digits that is used as an insult to call someone foolish or mock their intelligence in informal language. 二百五 (èr bǎi wǔ) is the literal way to say 250 in Chinese but people instead say ‘lǐang bǎi wǔ’. 250 is half a jin so is equated with ‘half brain’.
The Chinese Zodiac and Lucky/Unlucky Numbers
While we have covered all the Chinese Zodiac signs in more detail, in this piece, we want to leave you with the numeric significance for each sign – read on and see which are your lucky colors and which aren’t.
For lucky numbers, even if the numbers are a combination of the lucky digits stated below, it is deemed to be lucky for the respective zodiac.
Lucky numbers: 2, 3
Unlucky numbers: 5, 9
Lucky numbers: 1, 4
Unlucky numbers: 5, 6
Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 4
Unlucky numbers: 6, 7, 8
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6
Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, 8
Lucky numbers: 1, 6, 7
Unlucky numbers: 3, 8
Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9
Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7
Unlucky numbers: 1, 5, 6
Lucky numbers: 2, 7
Unlucky numbers: 4, 9
Lucky numbers: 4, 9
Unlucky numbers: 2, 7
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8
Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, 9
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8
Unlucky numbers: 1, 7
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Number One вЂ“ The Originator
Famous Number One Personalities: Captain Cook, Alexander вЂ“ The Great, Hulk Hogan, Annie Besant, Tom Hanks
Number One Good Traits: Honest, Good Leaders
Number One Bad Traits: Arrogant, Stubborn
Number One Lucky Color: Sea Green
- Your lucky number is 1.
- The planet governing you is the Sun, the emperor of all planets.
- You are a very good planner and have your own independent views. You have the inborn qualities of administration and leadership. You are of serious nature with firm thinking. You shall be respected all over in your social circle.
- You will be more influenced by Sun specially if you are born between 21 July to 21 August. You will have an attractive personality and will always be progressing in your life. You are very brilliant and cannot accept your defeat, even if you are defeated and prefer to lay your life instead of bowing before anybody.
- You can be a very good businessman if you enter in the field of Jewellery, Gold, medical, medicines, army, scientific equipment, fire extinguishers, paper, cloth and grains.. It will be difficult for you to remain under someone in administrative services. You can only be chief executive officer or head of department.
- Although the people under the influence of sun succeed in any field they enter but you should not do the business of IRON.
- For your business, house and employment, the directions of west, north-east and north-west are favourable. The direction of south-west is not favourable to you.
- For MARRIAGE purpose, the persons born on 1, 3, 5, or 9 of any month will be suitable to you and they can be your FRIENDS also. But the people born on 2, 4, 6, and 8 of any month are not suitable to you as a marriage partners and will be your enemies.
- Every year during the months of October, November and December you should take special care of your health and should not take the unnecessary risk and keep control on the expenditures.
- The period from 21 March to 28th April and 10th July to 20th August is progressive for you. The dates 1, 4, 9, 10, 13, 19, 22, 28, 31 are good for you. And Sundays and Thursdays are good for you. So you should do all your important works on the above dates and between above periods to gain success.
- The colours favourable to you are Yellow, White, Golden and Copper colour. To avoid accidents you should prefer the Car and two wheelers of these colours. You should prefer the clothes of these colours and keep handkerchief, pens in your pocket of same colours.
- The 19, 28, 37, 46, 55 and 64th year of your life will be lucky for you. And be careful during the 16, 25, 34, 43, 52 and 61st year of your life wonвЂ™t be good for you.
- During your old age you will suffer from diabetes and heart diseases. You will also face problems relating to skin, eyes and head.
- For improvement in your luck and health , you must keep a fast on Sundays without salt . For gaining a lot of wealth and success in business, you must keep Surya Yantra with you and at the place of worship in your house .
- For your luck and good health wear Ruby (Manik) in gold or copper ring.
In all popular numbering systems, number 1 is the first number. All other numbers follow this number. So it is the initial number. As all other numbers follow this number, this is the leader number.
As it is the first number, numerology has associated it with the qualities of leading, exploring and initiating.
In numerology, if number 1 appears as one of the 5 core numbers, i.e. Birth Number, Life Path Number, Expression Number, Soul Urge Number or Personality Number in a person’s numerology chart, then the person is greatly influenced with the positive or negative traits associated with number 1. If a person’s first name number is 1, then also he/she is greatly influenced by number 1’s qualities.
If number 1 appears as a year number, month number, last name number, first letter of the first name, or dominant number in the letters of the full name, then this number works as supportive number. If one of core numbers, or the first name number is 1, then supportive number 1 will boost the qualities of the core number/first name number.
Number one is the Birth Number of all the persons who were born on 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th date of any month.
If we check the birth dates of famous warriors, Generals, political leaders, team leaders, pioneers, innovators, managers and such type of people, we find that many of them have their Birth Number 1, i.e. they were born on 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th. In case they were not born on these dates, then their most probable Life Path Number is 1. (This doesn’t mean that all of them were birth number 1 or life path number 1 people, but it simply means such types of people are dominated by number 1).
Some Characteristics of Number 1 People
A person having his/her birth number 1 is extremely ambitious and his/her goal is to reach on the number one position in his/her field of work. Number 1 people are born leaders and they lead wherever they work. They do not like to be in second position and even if they are in a small team of street sports, they would be captain of the team, or wish to become a Captain. They have great leadership qualities. These people like to command others.
Number 1 people have a natural habit of choosing the right people as their friends, partners and colleagues. They know how to use the right person for the right purpose. They make new friends easily and other people also get easily attracted towards them. Make a number 1 person your friend, and he will remain your friend forever.
They know how and when to appreciate others. They would like to appreciate even their enemies for the right reason.
Fight with number 1 people, you will get defeated, but at the same time you get appreciated for your dare. Become a treacherous, and you will be crushed.
They have a great sense of justice and they would not tolerate injustice even for their enemies.
They are courageous and would like to take extreme risks to complete their endeavors.
The number 1 people are great perfectionists, and they will do anything perfectly, whether it is good or bad. In other words, they are perfects heroes or perfect villains.
1 is a worldly, materialistic number. So number 1 people would always like to get a worldly and materialistic success. They would like to acquire wealth and live a luxurious life. They would like to possess or select all the best things. For example, they would send their children to the best school in their city, they would buy the best and expensive car, they would go to the best destination for a vacation and they would eat in the best hotel in their city.
These people enjoy a steady growth, and do not believe in in quick and easy achievements. However, they get early success when compared to others. It is obvious because they are inborn leaders and initiators.
Negative Characteristics of Birth Number 1 People
On the other hand, they are somewhat obstinate and jealous. They are aggressive and they would not like to compromise. They have ego and anger. They are self centered and want to get respected. They may easily lose their patience. They may have open and secret enemies, who may trap them. They have a natural tendency of taking revenges.
They may become Dictators and Villains!
Please note that you should consider all the 5 core numbers and their place in the numerology chart while reading a person.
Lucky Numbers, Lucky Days, Lucky Colors for Number 1 People
Lucky Numbers: 1, 10, 19, 28 вЂ¦ 100, 109 etc. (All the Numbers which total 1 after reducing to a single digit Number, by adding the digits in a multi digit number. For example, 1234 = 1+2+3+4 = 10 = 1+0 = 1, so 1234 is a lucky number for number 1 people.
Compatible Numbers: 1, 5, 7 (Best), 3, 9 (Secondary)
Incompatible Numbers: 2, 4, 6
Lucky Dates: 1, 10, 19, 28 of any month.
Lucky Colors: Aquamarine, Crimson, Copper, Lilac, Coconut
Suitable Careers for Number 1 People
As the people with birth or life path number 1 are extremely ambitious, they will be very successful in any field of life they choose. However, some careers are very suitable for them, especially where other people are in need of a leader, as number 1 people are not meant to be common workers but to lead others. Remember that number 1 person is born to become a Boss!
Career Options For Birth Number or Life Path Number 1 People:
Team leaders in any field including business houses, sports etc.
Managers and Bosses in business houses
Leaders in politics and organizations
Commanding Officers in armed forces
Innovators and Explorers
Science and technology related jobs and businesses
Real Estate, Construction
Money & Wealth Creation, Money Management
They should think about their other core numbers and their own passions and interests while choosing a career.
Health Issues of Number 1 People
Generally number 1 people are well built and healthy. But they may suffer from heart related diseases like blood pressure, and also from diabetes and Lever problems. They may gain excessive weight. They should exercise regularly and should avoid heavy foods.
Famous People with Birth Number 1 or Life Path Number 1
The list of great birth number and life path number 1 people is very big. Here are some of the great people who were Birth Number 1 or life path 1 people.
Famous Birth Number 1 People
King Shivaji, Indian Warrior: 19th February 1630
Cheiro: 1st January 1710
Lenin: 10th April 1870
Mao Tse Tung: 19th November 1893
Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India: 19th November 1917
Bill Gates, Businessman: 28th October 1955
Carlos Slim, Mexican Businessman: 28th January 1940
Sunita Williams NASA Astronaut: 19th September 1965
Saddam Hussein: 28th April 1937
Osama Bin Laden: 10th March 1967
Lady Gaga: 28th March 1986
Bruce Willis: 19th March 1955
Maria Sharapova: 19th April 1987
Pamela Anderson: 1st July 1967
Ian Fleming: 28th May 1908
Princess Diana: 1st July 1961
Marylyn Monroe: 1st June 1926
Julia Roberts: 28th October 1967
Sharon Stone: 10th March 1958
Justin Bieber: 1st March 1994
Bill Clinton: 19th August 1946
Jessica Alba: 28th April 1981
Famous Life Path Number 1 People
Martin Luther King: 15.01.1929
James Watt: 19.1.1736
Rajiv Gandhi: 20.8.1944
George Washington: 22.2.1732
Napoleon Bonaparte: 15.8.1769
Karmveer Bhaurao Patil: 22.9.1887
Charlie Chaplin: 16.4.1889
Leo Tolstoy: 9.9.1828
Henry Ford: 30.7.1863
Mikhail Gorbachev: 2.3.1931
Walt Disney: 5.12.1901
Steve Jobs: 24.2.1955
Tom Hanks: 9.7.1956
Number 1 people should have slant upwards signature. Uniformity shall be maintained from beginning till the end. Length of signature should be between 4 and 5:05 cm.
Name characteristics of number one
Persons who belong to number 1 can have name number 1. If the sum number which is the total of the date, month and year of birth is stronger, the name number can be sum number or a number favourable to sum number.
Name characteristics of number one
Now here I am describing the characteristics of people whose name number sums up to 1, 10, 19, 28, 37, and 46 respectively.
Name number 1
It is not good to have name in this number 1. This number will give luck when it joins with other numbers. It is good to have this number in vehicles and as a number of houses.
Name number 10
A number of rise and fall, will afford success and failures alternatively. 10 are capable of arousing the extreme responses of love and hate. Persons with name number 10 will be alternatively lucky and unlucky.
Name number 19
19 is the most fortunate and favourable number that assures success in all activities. This number assures victory over all disappointments. People whose name number sums up to 19 will experience gradual growth. As they grow old they will become more and more respectable. They will certainly enjoy the benefits of money, position, popularity and success. Even their married life and life partners are good. They will enjoy great popularity and fame in life.
Name number 28
This number indicates struggles in native’s life. It indicates loss through misplaced trust in others, , powerful opposition from enemies and competitors in business. Also they may face serious law suits and problems in career. Wealth will accumulate only to be lost. They will progress in the beginning but will face loss of wealth and sadness later.
Name number 37
This number indicates great emphasis on love, romance, happiness and success. People having this name number will have mass attraction. They will advance in business and profession. This number will give unexpected success. Happiness and success are more easily attained when in partnerships with another than when operating alone as a single individual.
Name number 46
These people having named number 46 can be referred as kings of success. These people will certainly reach to heights in their career. Money, fame and power will keep on adding themselves to them. With noble intentions they will be renowned throughout the world. They can acquire great position in politics and arts.
Name number 55
They are intellectuals having quite extensive knowledge. But sometimes their own intellect will confuse them. Again this number of rise and fall according to personal desire. For partnerships in business this number is not suitable but good to over power enemies. Still this number brings great fame if persons influenced by this use their abilities properly.
Similarly people having name numbers at 73, 82, and 91 have their different meanings.
Numerology 2021 Forecasts
The number 1 represents the Sun. The 9 digits were formed out of this number only. It is the base for all numbers. This number is the symbol of creativity. Those who have been born on 1st, 10 th, 19th, or 28th have 1 as their ruling number. Those_ born under this number are stubborn, strong willed and proudy. They are capable of removing all obstacles coming in their path. Such people always finish the tasks they undertake. They can go to any limits to achieve their goal. Those people governed by number 1 are highly ambitious and don’t like to be controlled or dominated. Whichever works are they entered; they exert the control and authority of number 1. They are fond of their own leadership.
If we see their negative aspect, then such people trust others easily and most often they get cheated. Their lucky day is Sunday and lucky color is Red. Those who are ruled by number 1 should exercise some control over their nature.
This year will be typical for locals having their Root Number 1. From the earliest starting point of the year, you will be bound with monstrous certainty, which will create energy from the inside. This year will end up being excellent for your expert life, significantly with respect to your work, as your difficult work will at long last result and bear sweet organic products. This implies you will make extraordinary progress in your field of work. You will without a doubt get an advancement also.
In the event that you are an understudy, at that point this year will be awesome for you. You will succeed well in scholarly life. Nonetheless, on the off chance that you are getting ready for any serious assessment, at that point simply expect that you should work more enthusiastically. Individuals in business should act cautiously at each progression since the start of this current year will end up being somewhat powerless. Subsequently, don’t settle on any speculation or budgetary choice. During this period. You will get great outcomes in the year and simultaneously, your business will prosper too.
According to the Numerology Horoscope 2021, this year will be beneficial for you monetarily. You will have a fair and prospering family life. Despite the fact that you may confront some distressing circumstances in the year, you will bit by bit beat those difficulties with your comprehension and shrewdness. You will seek after your relationship with your life accomplice under gentle distressing conditions. In the last piece of the year, issues in your wedded life will get settled and love will fill in your relationship. This year, you should make enormous strides insightfully.
Tips to enhance your luck in 2021
1. Offer water to the rising sun every morning for making this year more favourable.
2. Wear aВ Surya YantraВ embedded with Ruby around your neck.
3. Feed Jaggery and Roti to bulls on every Saturday.
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It’s a very favorable year for those who are in their 10th, 11th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 28th, 29th, 34th, 37th, 38th, 43rd, 46th, 47th, 52nd, 55th, 56th, 61th, 64th, 65th, 70th year etcвЂ¦
Lucky Numbers: 1, 2, 7
Lucky Months: January, February, July, November,
Lucky Days: Monday and Thursday
Lucky Colors: Yellow and Navy Blue
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