Chinese astrology and magic numbers
Numbers give us a lot of information about who we really are, about our personality, our deepest wishes and the cause of our choices. Numbers can be observed in countless ways. For example they can be used as a great tool for oracles because they are simple but at the same time complex.
Numbers are not rulers of wisdom. They must be interpreted using authentic ways in order to feel their magic. In this article I will give an analysis of the importance and meaning of numbers as seen from the side of Chinese astrology. How numbers affect the 12 Chinese Horoscope Animals. What are the connections and symbolisms according to Chinese philosophy. This text is affected by the art of Chinese numerology. If you like to find your magic/lucky numbers then look lower on this page...
First, let's take a look at the polarity of the numbers.
Odd numbers represent:
The Heavenly - Chinese Heavenly God
Even numbers represent:
The Earthly - Chinese Earthly God
Next, let's see the primary numbers for each one of the 12 Chinese Signs.
Rat --> One (1), Eight (8)
Ox --> Two (2), Three (3)
Tiger --> Three (3), Seven (7)
Rabbit --> Four (4), Two (2)
Dragon --> Five (5), Nine (9)
Snake --> Six (6), Seven (7)
Horse --> Seven (7), Zero (0)
Sheep --> Eight (8), Six (6)
Monkey --> Nine (9), Five (5)
Rooster --> One (1), Zero (0)
Dog --> Nine (9), Four (4)
Pig --> One (1), Two (2)
Finally, let's review the connections and influences of numbers as well as their meaning, from Zero to Nine through the eyes of eastern philosophy and Chinese astrology:
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Pronunciation (Mandarin): -
Definition of word/number: Zero
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Horse, Rooster
Zero is the number of expansion. It symbolizes everything and nothing, the beginning and the end. Primarily, the number symbolizes the birth of all things, the volcano through which the other numbers will errupt. Thus, number Zero is strongly connected with the evolution of all things. Also, if we take a look at the symbol of infinity we will easily recognize that it is formed from two zeros.. This number mainly affects the Chinese signs of the Horse and the Rooster making these people very capable in acquiring wealth and solving problems. Zero is associated with the Centre according to Feng Shui.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Yi
Definition of word/number: Together, Want
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Rat, Rooster, Pig
There's an Eastern philosophy quote, saying "One brings two..". In this small phrase hides the secret understanding of the importance of numbers and the role they play. It is obvious that without number One the sequence of numbers (2,3,4..infinite) cannot exist. In Chinese astrology, number One symbolizes the beginning of the masculine (Yang) energy as the first odd number.. This number greatly affects the Chinese signs of the Rat, the Rooster and the Pig by adding its magic to their lives. In Feng Shui it is associated with North directions. It is also a number for business matters.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Er
Definition of word/number: Love, Easy
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Ox, Rabbit, Pig
Number two affects separately and in different ways, all Chinese signs. It is also associated with the concept of infinity. If we consider number One as the father of numbers, then number two is the Mother. In eastern philosophy, number two is the symbol of balance between Heaven and Earth. It also symbolizes the two Gods who created Chinese astrology. This great number affects directly the Chinese signs of the Ox, the Rabbit and the Pig (for these people number Two is a very lucky and important number). In Feng Shui practices, Two is associated with North-East directions. It is also a number of expansion.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): San
Definition of word/number: Earth, Live
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Tiger, Ox
Three symbolizes life. It is associated with childbirth. This number increases the complexity of the rest of numbers allowing them to transform. For many civilizations (including the Chinese), number three is associated with religion and the communication with God. Buddhists believe in the great trinity Heaven - Humanity - Earth. In China, number Three is a symbol of everyone's childhood. Number Three affects the lives of Tiger and Ox people in a unique magical way. Oxes and Tigers consider number Three as the pathway to Heaven. In Feng Shui, the number is associated with East directions.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Si
Definition of word/number: Death
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Rabbit, Dog
Four is an earthly number which symbolizes protection. It is also associated with construction. This number reveals the nature of all things. It strengthens the feeling of safety for people. In China, number Four is a symbol of the four Great Guardians: The Dragon, The Unicorn, The Kailin and the Rising Phoenix. These entities guard the Cosmic Order and they secure the stability in the entire universe. Number Four greatly affect the lives of Rabbit and Dog people. In Feng Shui philosophy, Four is associated with South-East directions. Along with One, number four is also a number for business issues.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Wu
Definition of word/number: Me, Not
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Dragon, Monkey
Five is a powerful number. It is the sum of number Two (Yin) and number Three (Yang). Number five is associated with good luck. There are countless references of this number in eastern philosophy and Chinese astrology. Worth mentioning are the five Universal Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water), the five sacred grains and the five holly mountains. Number Five is a number of Cosmic Balance. It affects the Chinese signs of the Dragon and the Monkey in such an extend, that it becomes one with them. In Feng Shui, Five is associated with South directions. It is a very spiritual number and a way to communicate with the Divine.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Liu
Definition of word/number: Smooth
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Snake, Sheep
This wonderful number gives a new meaning to the idea of numbers. We've all heard of the sixth sense which opens the gates to the spiritual and metaphysical world. In Chinese philosophy, number Six symbolizes longevity and the power from the stars. The six cosmic points are also worth mentioning. Chinese divide the day and the night into six parts each. Number Six is highly associated with the Chinese signs of the Snake and the Sheep. These people consider number Six as the beginning of all things and base their dreams and visions upon it. If we study some of the primary Feng Shui scriptures, we will easily conclude that number Six comes from South-West directions. It is also a number of sexual encounters.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Qi
Definition of word/number: Together
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Horse, Snake
This is the number of the perfect circle. Each moon phase lasts approximately seven days (and the four moon phases form a perfect circle). Number Seven is the number of abundance and fullfiled life. It is also associated with the feminine side. It is a product of both heaven and earth. Chinese celebrate their feasts and festivals for seven days or only on the seventh day because they believe that this way, the festival's success is assured. Number seven is associated with West directions in Feng Shui philosophy. It affects all Chinese signs but mostly the Horse and the Snake. These people are blessed with many talents and strong minds.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Ba
Definition of word/number: Fortune, Wealth
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Rat, Sheep
Number eight is simply an amazing number. If you rotate it 90 degrees it takes the shape of infinity. This is not a coinsidence. Number eight includes all the other numbers and is highly associated with the Yin Yang symbol. In Chinese philosophy we meet the -Eight Xian- who are enlightened and immortal human beings from the ancient times. Number eight is also a sign that -Everything Is Possible-! In Feng Shui practices, number Eight is associated with North-West directions. It generally affects the Chinese signs of the Rat and the Sheep allowing them to transform and be flexible.
Pronunciation (Mandarin): Jiu
Definition of word/number: Long time
Chinese Horoscope Animals: Monkey, Dog
Nine is the last number in the series of primary numbers (0-9). If we consider the rest of the numbers as a path to the Supreme Knowledge, then number Nine is the actual knowledge. In China, number Nine symbolizes the Heavenly Powers. Chinese farmers use to divide their land in nine segments. In order for people to understand the true meaning onf number Nine, they must have complete self control and self knowledge. Number is associated with all directions in Feng Shui philosophy but, in my opinion, mostly with western directions. I believe it derives from there and belongs there. Number Nine affects Monkey and Dog people above all giving them the opportunity to be powerful.
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