The Lo Shu Grid
According to Chinese Numerology , its said for every person, four directions are auspicious and the other four are inauspicious, since every person’s biological and chemical cycles are determined according to his birth and remain unchanged till his death.
By minutely analyzing the grid we can understand that each number represents a particular direction, a specific element, a relation-significator, and denotes the various life aspirations as follows:
No. 1 North: Career prospects, water element, planning
No. 2 Southwest: Marriage prospects, marital bliss, earth element, happiness, initiative.
No. 3 East: Family relationships, health, wood element, growth
No. 4 Southeast: Wealth, prosperity, wood element
No. 5 Center: Earth element, strength and stability.
No. 6 Northwest: Mentors, helpful people, friends, metal element, foreign contracts, new opportunities
No. 7 West: Mental peace, children, creativity, metal element
No. 8 Northeast: Knowledge, education, memory, earth element
No. 9 South: Recognition, fame, energy, fire element
The chart can be looked at in a number of different ways. The top row (numbers 4, 9 and 2) represents the head of a person. The middle row (numbers 3, 5 and 7) represents the body. Finally, the bottom row (numbers 8, 1 and 6) represents the feet.
In other words, the top row can be regarded as the Mental plane. It encompasses thinking, creating, imagining and analyzing.
The middle row is called the Emotional plane. This plane includes spirituality, intuition, feelings and emotions.
The bottom row is called the Practical plane. This encompasses physical labor, creativity, and the ability to be practical in everyday life. To use the head-legs analogy again, the feet are firmly placed on the ground in the Practical Plane.
Similarly, the vertical rows are also interpreted as follows:
The first of these vertical rows (numbers 4, 3 and 8) is the Thought plane. This reveals the person’s ability to come up with ideas, create things and carry them through to fruition.
The middle vertical row (numbers 9, 5 and 1) is the Will plane. This gives determination and persistence to succeed.
The final vertical row (numbers 2, 7 and 6) is the Action plane. This shows the person’s ability to put his thoughts into action.
The three vertical rows make a natural progression. First of all, the person has to come up with an idea (Thought plane). He (or she) has to have determination and persistence (Will plane), otherwise the idea will never be acted upon. The planning is done at this stage. Finally, the person needs to be able to put the idea and the determination into action (Action plane).
We can better understand the use of this grid through an example.
For instance, let’s take up the case of a person whose date of birth is 12.07.1965 and write out his numbers in the Lo Shu grid and analyze it.
By analyzing the birth date of this person, we find that 8, which is a symbol of the earth element and the direction of the Northeast, and the numbers 3 and 4 are absent from his grid. These numbers symbolize the elements of wood and growth respectively, as well as the two directions of East and Southeast.
The absence of these numbers shows that this person is very unsystematic and he works on new plans every day without focusing on a long-term plan. Due to the absence of numbers 3, 4 and 8 in his grid, this person hesitates to demand his rights and there are likely to be problems in the Northeast, East and Southeast directions.
To do away with these problems, he should wear crystals or put a crystal lotus in the Northeast zone of his room. Carrying a pen with numerous tiny crystals in it is also a very effective remedy to boost confidence. Also, in the East direction, he should put up a green bulb and in the Southeast, he should keep a green plant which symbolizes the wood element and makes up for its absence in his chart.
Check out the given table showing all the numbers, their directions, their elements and the solutions in case a number is absent from your Lo Shu grid. With the help of this table, you can find your problem areas and their directions and learn how to deal with them.
In addition to the specific areas given, one can attain a long life by putting up a picture of a tortoise on the North wall of the living room; and one can achieve resoluteness and energy by putting up a picture of the Garuda (mythical giant bird) on its South wall. Thus we can use the magical Lo Shu grid to help us navigate the problem areas in our life.
This seems simple but not as simple as it has been explained, what if the boxes having 2, 3 more digits? like the box of 2 having three 222 and box of 5 having two 55, the meaning will change.
I will also try to explain ilm-ul-Aadaad numerical chart very soon which i found much better and accurate than this.