## Lucky and Unlucky numbers in Chinese Culture

The study of Chinese culture is very interesting because they have so much superstitions and beliefs like numerology, using the laws of heaven and earth (astronomy and geography) -- "feng shui", choice of color etc. One of their main Chinese belief is that numbers contribute a lot to their good luck and their happiness in life. Their belief pertaining to a particular number and the luck it may bring affect their behavior and choices in life . Chinese beliefs and culture revolves around getting good vibes or good luck and the pursuit of happiness and long life. In this article, we are going to look at lucky and unlucky numbers in Chinese culture, and the certain meaning of a particular number.

Have you ever wondered why they chose and fought hard to be the host of the Olympic 2008? they started the opeing ceremont on August 8, 2008? It is because the number 8 is a lucky number for them and they believe it will bring good luck to their players if they start the Olympics on that date.

Odd Numbers generally mean the Yang energy -- celestial, space, heaven -- above earth and masculine Even Numbers generally mean Yin energy and it means terrestrial, earthly , earth and is feminine.

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The history of chinese numerology!

Chinese numerology is considered to be one of the earliest forms of numerology. The origins of Chinese numerology date back 4000 years ago.

A famous tale is that the first of the five mythical emperors of China, Wu of Hsai, was working on the banks of the Yellow River trying to find a method to prevent the floods.

It was during the course of this work that Wu found a tortoise shell, which at the time was considered to be a very good omen. This shell, however, was extremely rare, unique and special because it had fascinating markings on it: a magic 3x3 square.

• 'Lo Shu Grid':
• 4 9 2
• 3 5 7
• 8 1 6

This square later became known as the 'Lo Shu Grid'. The 'Lo Shu Grid' is particularly remarkable because every row, column and diagonal on the grid add up to the number '15'.

Chinese numerology is based on mystical traditions, including the I-Ching. The common premise is that certain numbers are associated with 'good' or 'bad'. The element that makes a number 'good' or 'bad' is the punning and word play possible in this many-tone language.

Over time chinese numerology evolved into three different systems that are being used today. There is the Western version of chinese numerology, the traditional chinese numerology and the Ki system.

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