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DIY feng shui – know your personal directions

Did you know that not all directions are suitable for you? According to the bazhai method in feng shui, you have four favorable and unfavorable personal directions. You can use these directions to achieve success in your work; have better relationships; lead a healthy life and even sleep well. Using these directions will help you to achieve your goals and aspirations. At the end of the post, I have included a few tips on how to use your favorable directions.

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Difference between direction and location

Before I proceed, it is essential for you to understand the difference between location and direction. Location represents the area or room and direction represents the way or direction you are facing. In the case of bed head – facing, it would mean the direction of your head or the direction towards which you would place the back of your bed, so that when you lie down the direction your head points towards is an auspicious direction. Let me illustrate.

Feng shui - direction and location

For example in the diagram given above, the person is represented by X and the arrow represents the direction he is facing. Therefore, he is located in the north and facing the south.

Now that you know the difference between location and direction, let’s find your personal directions. ^

Your personal directions

To know your personal directions you will first need to know your ming gua number. To make it easier for you I have included a chart below. Do note that Ming gua number is different for both male and female.

In the chart given below, in the first column find your year of birth. Then, in the same row, the second column is your animal sign. The third column is for male ming gua numbers and the fourth column contains the female ming gua numbers. (If you are using a small screen for viewing this article, you can horizontally scroll the chart to view all your favorable directions).

Year of birth
Animal Sign
Ming Gua No (Male)
Ming Gua No (Female)
5 Feb 1932 – 4 Feb 1933
Ren Shen
Water Monkey
5 (2)
1
4 Feb 1933 – 4 Feb 1934
Gui You
Water Rooster
4
2
4 Feb 1934 – 5 Feb 1935
Jia Xu
Wood Dog
3
3
5 Feb 1935 – 5 Feb 1936
Yi Hai
Wood Pig
2
4
5 Feb 1936 – 4 Feb 1937
Bing Zi
Fire Water
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1937 – 4 Feb 1938
Ding Chou
Fire Ox
9
6
4 Feb 1938 – 5 Feb 1939
Wu Yin
Earth Tiger
8
7
5 Feb 1939 – 5 Feb 1940
Ji Mao
Earth Rabbit
7
8
5 Feb 1940 – 4 Feb 1941
Geng Chen
Metal Dragon
6
9
4 Feb 1941 – 4 Feb 1942
Xin Si
Metal Snake
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1942 – 5 Feb 1943
Ren Wu
Water Horse
4
2
5 Feb 1943 – 5 Feb 1944
Gui Wei
Water Goat
3
3
5 Feb 1944 – 4 Feb 1945
Jia Shen
Wood Monkey
2
4
4 Feb 1945 – 4 Feb 1946
Yi You
Wood Rooster
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1946 – 4 Feb 1947
Bing Xu
Fire Dog
9
6
4 Feb 1947 – 5 Feb 1948
Ding Hai
Fire Pig
8
7
5 Feb 1948 – 4 Feb 1949
Wu Zi
Earth Rat
7
8
4 Feb 1949 – 4 Feb 1950
Ji Chou
Earth Ox
6
9
4 Feb 1950 – 4 Feb 1951
Geng Yin
Metal Tiger
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1951 – 5 Feb 1952
Xin Mao
Metal rabbit
4
2
5 Feb 1952 – 4 Feb 1953
Ren Chen
Water Dragon
3
3
4 Feb 1953 – 4 Feb 1954
Gui Si
Water snake
2
4
4 Feb 1954 – 4 Feb 1955
Jia Wu
Wood Horse
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1955 – 5 Feb 1956
Yi Wei
Wood Wei
9
6
5 Feb 1956 – 4 Feb 1957
Bing Shen
Fire Monkey
8
7
4 Feb 1957 – 4 Feb 1958
Ding You
Fire Rooster
7
8
4 Feb 1958 – 4 Feb 1959
Wu Xu
Earth Dog
6
9
4 Feb 1959 – 5 Feb 1960
Ji Hai
Earth Pig
5 (2)
1
5 Feb 1960 – 4 Feb 1961
Geng Zi
Metal Rat
4
2
4 Feb 1961 – 4 Feb 1962
Xin Chou
Metal Ox
3
3
4 Feb 1962 – 4 Feb 1963
Ren Yin
Water Tiger
2
4
4 Feb 1963 – 5 Feb 1964
Gui Mao
Water Rabbit
1
5(8)
5 Feb 1964 – 4 Feb 1965
Jia Chen
Wood Dragon
9
6
4 Feb 1965 – 4 Feb 1966
Yi Si
Wood Snake
8
7
4 Feb 1966 – 4 Feb 1967
Bing Wu
Fire Horse
7
8
4 Feb 1967 – 5 Feb 1968
Ding Wei
Fire Goat
6
9
5 Feb 1968 – 4 Feb 1969
Wu Shen
Earth Monkey
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1969 – 4 Feb 1970
Ji You
Earth Rooster
4
2
4 Feb 1970 – 4 Feb 1971
Geng Xu
Metal Dog
3
3
4 Feb 1971 – 5 Feb 1972
Xin Hai
Metal Pig
2
4
5 Feb 1972 – 4 Feb 1973
Ren Zi
Water Rat
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1973 – 4 Feb 1974
Gui Chou
Water Ox
9
6
4 Feb 1974 – 4 Feb 1975
Jia Yin
Wood Tiger
8
7
4 Feb 1975 – 5 Feb 1976
Yi Mao
Wood Rabbit
7
8
5 Feb 1976 – 4 Feb 1977
Bing Chen
Fire Dragon
6
9
4 Feb 1977 – 4 Feb 1978
Ding Si
Fire Snake
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1978 – 4 Feb 1979
Wu Wu
Earth Horse
4
2
4 Feb 1979 – 5 Feb 1980
Ji Wei
Earth Goat
3
3
5 Feb 1980 – 4 Feb 1981
Geng Shen
Metal Monkey
2
4
4 Feb 1981 – 4 Feb 1982
Xin You
Metal Rooster
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1982 – 4 Feb 1983
Ren Xu
Water Dog
9
6
4 Feb 1983 – 4 Feb 1984
Gui Hai
Water Pig
8
7
4 Feb 1984 – 4 Feb 1985
Jia Zi
Wood Rat
7
8
4 Feb 1985 – 4 Feb 1986
Yi Chou
Wood Ox
6
9
4 Feb 1986 – 4 Feb 1987
Bing Yin
Fire Tiger
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1987 – 4 Feb 1988
Ding Mao
Fire Rabbit
4
2
4 Feb 1988 – 4 Feb 1989
Wu Chen
Earth Dragon
3
3
4 Feb 1989 – 4 Feb 1990
Ji Si
Earth Snake
2
4
4 Feb 1990 – 4 Feb 1991
Geng Wu
Metal Horse
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1991 – 4 Feb 1992
Xin Wei
Metal Goat
9
6
4 Feb 1992 – 4 Feb 1993
Ren Shen
Water Monkey
8
7
4 Feb 1993 – 4 Feb 1994
Gui You
Water Rooster
7
8
4 Feb 1994 – 4 Feb 1995
Jia Xu
Wood Dog
6
9
4 Feb 1995 – 4 Feb 1996
Yi Hai
Wood Pig
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1996 – 4 Feb 1997
Bing Zi
Fire Rat
4
2
4 Feb 1997 – 4 Feb 1998
Ding Chou
Fire Ox
3
3
4 Feb 1998 – 4 Feb 1999
Wu Yin
Earth Tiger
2
4
4 Feb 1999 – 4 Feb 2000
Ji Mao
Earth Rabbit
1
5(8)
4 Feb 2000 – 4 Feb 2001
Geng Chen
Metal Dragon
9
6
4 Feb 2001 – 4 Feb 2002
Xin Si
Metal Snake
8
7
4 Feb 2002 – 4 Feb 2003
Ren Wu
Water Horse
7
8
4 Feb 2003 – 4 Feb 2004
Gui Wei
Water Goat
6
9
4 Feb 2004 – 4 Feb 2005
Jia Shen
Wood Monkey
5(2)
1
4 Feb 2005 – 4 Feb 2006
Yi You
Wood Rooster
4
2
4 Feb 2006 – 4 Feb 2007
Bing Xu
Fire Dog
3
3
4 Feb 2007 – 4 Feb 2008
Ding Hai
Fire Pig
2
4
4 Feb 2008 – 4 Feb 2009
Wu Zi
Earth Rat
1
5(8)
4 Feb 2009 – 4 Feb 2010
Ji Chou
Earth Ox
9
6
4 Feb 2010 – 4 Feb 2011
Geng Yin
Metal Tiger
8
7
4 Feb 2011 – 4 Feb 2012
Xin Mao
Metal rabbit
7
8
4 Feb 2012 – 4 Feb 2013
Ren Chen
Water Dragon
6
9
4 Feb 2013 – 4 Feb 2014
Gui Si
Water Snake
5(2)
1
4 Feb 2014 – 4 Feb 2015
Jia Wu
Wood Horse
4
2
4 Feb 2015 – 4 Feb 2016
Yi Wei
Wood Wei
3
3
4 Feb 2016 – 4 Feb 2017
Bing Shen
Fire Monkey
2
4
4 Feb 2017 – 4 Feb 2018
Ding You
Fire Rooster
1
5(8)

Taking an example from the above chart – male born on 5 August 1977, ming gua is 5(2). Taking the same date of birth as above, ming gua for a female will be 1.

From your ming gua number, we will now derive your four favorable personal directions from the chart given below. Find your ming gua from the first column and locate your favorable directions. You might want to write your directions down.

Ming
Gua
No
Sheng Qi
favorable direction 1
Tien Yi
favorable direction 2
Nien Yen
favorable direction 3
Fu wei
favorable direction 4
1
Southeast
East
South
North
2
Northeast
West
Northwest
Southwest
3
South
North
Southeast
East
4
North
South
East
Southeast
5 (female)
Southwest
Northwest
West
Northeast
5 (male)
Northeast
West
Northwest
Southwest
6
West
Northeast
Southwest
Northwest
7
Northwest
Southwest
Northeast
West
8
Southwest
Northwest
West
Northeast
9
East
Southeast
North
South

E.g. Ming gua 9’s favorable directions are east, southeast, north, and south.

Now let’s find your unfavorable directions from the chart below. Find your ming gua from the first column and locate your unfavorable directions. (If you are using a small screen for viewing this article, you can horizontally scroll the chart to view all your unfavourable directions).

Ming
Gua
No
Jue
Ming
unfavorable
direction 1
Liu
Sha
unfavorable
direction 2
Wu
Gui
unfavorable
direction 3
Ho
Hai
unfavorable
direction 4
1
Southwest
Northwest
Northeast
West
2
North
South
Southeast
East
3
West
Northeast
Northwest
Southwest
4
Northeast
West
Southwest
Northwest
5 (female)
Southeast
East
South
North
5 (male)
North
South
Southeast
East
6
South
North
East
Southeast
7
East
Southeast
South
North
8
Southeast
East
North
South
9
Northwest
Southwest
West
Northeast

E.g. Ming gua’s 9 unfavorable directions are northwest, southwest, west, and northeast. ^

Different directions have different qi (qualities)

Sheng qi – auspicious direction 1

Extreme yang energy with the ability to generate new things, hence the name sheng qi which means generating or life-giving energy. It can help you to generate wealth, gain power, conceive, boost your career, get promoted at work, have a healthy life. Before you jump up and start checking your directions I would like to add a word of caution – avoid using this direction if your work is more related to being at a desk. Sheng qi is yang in nature hence, you will not be able to sit in one place and do your work. Don’t despair, you can still use the power of sheng qi by locating your office room in that area (to know more watch out for the blog post on 12th October 2016).

Sheng qi  direction should be avoided by hyperactive people – both adults and children; however extremely useful in the case of lazy or laid back people. In any case, avoid using sheng qi direction as your bed head direction; the quality of your sleep will be affected and you will get less sleep. ^

Tien Yi – auspicious direction 2

Tien Yi means heavenly or celestial doctor. This direction can be used to cure illness. Use this direction while sleeping, it will help you to lead a healthy and long life. For chronic patients, it is better to use fu wei direction then tien yi.

Using this direction ensures that you will always have helpful people (noble people), people who will help you to achieve your goals. You will be blessed with good oratory skills. This direction enables a person to have the talent in curing sickness. You will also be able to amass wealth. Excellent direction for doctors, healers, recuperating patients, orators, speakers, teachers etc. ^

Nien Yen – auspicious direction3

Nien yen means longevity. This direction can be especially used for relationships, for harmony between husband and wife. It promotes goodwill and harmony amongst family members. If you are still single and unable to find Lady love or Prince Charming then you should use this direction. If your children are argumentative let them sleep in this direction, you will surely see a change.

Using this direction ensures good networking skills and enables a person to acquire wealth through his/her interpersonal skills, can be used for PR and marketing managers and personnel. ^

Fu wei – auspicious direction 4

Fu Wei means lying down position. It is for general prosperity, can be used for personal development and studies. If you use this direction you will never face problems. Insomniacs; hyperactive children or people who have disturbed sleep should use this direction for sleeping.

At work fu wei is a good direction for maintaining one’s position and taking administrative decisions, can be used for administrative managers and personnel. This direction increases personal abilities, clarity, and focus. Therefore students; accountants; analysts; researchers etc. can benefit by using this direction. Use this direction while meditation, you will achieve your goals faster. ^

Jue Ming – inauspicious direction1

Jue Ming means exhausted fate. It basically means it will sap all your energy; leaving you exhausted. In this direction nothing will work out, you will suffer financially and could have many incurable sicknesses. Accidents; loss of children; disharmony leading to the family’s break up; loss in business; self-destructive tendencies are just a few of the problems you might face if you use this direction. This direction is also called total loss direction. Avoid using this direction. ^

Liu Sha – inauspicious direction 2

Liu Sha means six evils or six killings. Don’t get scared by the translation; it basically means six different kinds of misfortunes will befall you if you use this direction.

This direction brings forth lawsuits and relationship problems. Loss of money, promiscuity, health problems and argumentative problems are few of the problems which this direction may bring. Your family and business will suffer. There is a possibility of untimely death. ^

Wu Gui – inauspicious direction 3

Wu Gui means five ghosts. It doesn’t mean you will see ghosts! It just means five dreadful events in your life.

This direction represents total disharmony, lots of bickering amongst family members and disloyalty. Recklessness; backstabbing; project failures; fire disasters; unhealthy competitiveness; always running into losses; are synonymous with this direction. You could face employee retention problems and there is a possibility of robberies. ^

Ho Hai – inauspicious direction 4

Ho Hai means injury. You could suffer from emotional and physical pain. Unexpected problems may crop up.

This direction brings forth hassles, loss of work and loss of money. You might be always running into obstacles and nothing ever runs smoothly. The impact of all problems and loses in this direction is less compared to the ones listed above. Your will-power will be affected and you will lack motivation. ^

A few tips on using your personal directions

  • The main door should preferably be facing the sheng qi direction.
  • Main doors should at least be facing fu wei direction.
  • Bedroom doors can be facing nien yen direction.
  • Study doors (especially if you work from the study) should preferably be facing sheng qi direction otherwise if the room is only used for children studies it should be in fu wei direction.
  • Working desk should preferably be facing sheng qi direction. The second option for working desk is to face the fu wei direction. Desk facing direction should be determined by the kind of work the person does e.g. doctors will benefit from using the tien yi direction.
  • Bed head should be orientated to face tien yi or nien yen or fu wei depending on your requirement. ^

Warning: In 2016 avoid moving your furniture or bed in the northeast, southwest, south and center rooms.

Have more questions? Need help with your bed or desk? Email me or leave your comments below. ^

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