- How to Determine the
Perfect Feng Shui Car Number
by Lynn Lee
The Chinese have an obsession with
numbers. They believe in auspicious numbers and whenever they
purchase a new car, they always try to obtain an auspicious feng
shui car number. The importance of lucky numbers is not restricted
to license plate numbers, the Chinese also look for auspicious
numbers in almost everything in daily life.
Auspicious numbers are used in determining marriage dates and
in determining the compatibility of couples. It is also used
in birth conception. Some couples try to time the
day their children are conceived, hoping the child will be born
at a lucky time.
It is important to understand what numbers are auspicious and
what numbers are considered to be unlucky. This is especially
so when giving gifts. Some superstitious Chinese are easily offended
by gifts that may bear an unlucky omen.
The Chinese place heavy emphasis
on a good feng shui car number. This is because they want their
vehicle to be lucky and safe on the road. The emphasis
on car numbers is so heavy, that some Chinese believe that cars
that have been in accidents must now be lucky numbers due to
karma; since something unfortunate happened to a vehicle of that
number, that same number must now be due for some good luck.
The process in determining a good feng shui number, or any number
for that matter, can be long and convoluted. Feng shui geomancers
use an elaborate system of checks and balances in trying to balance
karma and achieve the optimal lucky digits. Some numbers that
are unlucky for some may be lucky for others. Therefore, there
is no definitive guide or set of numbers that will universally
lucky for everyone.
The one exception to the rule is the number 8. In Cantonese the
pronunciation of 8 sounds like the Cantonese equivalent of prosperity.
Hence, a series of numbers that end with 8 are generally considered
lucky. The more times 8 appears, the luckier the numbers are.
To the Chinese, the number 4 is the Western equivalent of 13.
The Chinese regard the number 4 to be unlucky because of its
pronunciation. The number 4, when pronounced in either Cantonese
or Mandarin, is a dead ringer for death. Hence, a
series of numbers that end with 4 or have multiple occurrences
of 4 are considered unlucky. The number 4, in its very essence,
is the embodiment of death.
These numbers are important to the Chinese. To prevent a faux
pas, it is imperative that you avoid giving the Chinese any items
that are 4 in quantity. Conversely, it is considered extremely
polite and thoughtful to give the Chinese items in quantities
The examples listed above are microcosms of the various systems
the Chinese use to determine lucky numbers. If you want to determine
a tailor made set of numbers that were designed for you, you
will need to delve deeper into the realm of feng shui geomancy.
Consulting a feng shui geomancer is one sure way to ascertain
the best feng shui car number for you.
Fortunately, there are several books and guides available online
that will teach you everything you need to know about auspicious
numbers and feng shui. If you feel a pressing urge to change
your life with feng shui, try consulting a feng shui book now.