## Calculating Your Gua Number

The Gua Number is a basic building block of the Black Sect Buddhist School of Feng Shui. Once you know your Gua number, you'll be able to find out which are the directions that's auspicious for you and which are those that are not.

You'll also be able to identify the auspicious and inauspicious sectors of your home which will be very useful when you're buying an apartment or when you're furnishing your home.

There are 9 different Gua numbers and your Gua Number can be calculated from your birth date.

Depending on your gender, the method of calculating your Gua Number is different.

If You're

For example, if you're born in 1975, you'll add '7' and '5' to get '12'

Using the same example, add '1' and '2' (of 12 from Step 1) to get '3'.

You minus '3' from '10' and you get '7'.

So your Kua Number is 7.

If you're

For example, if you're born in 1982, you'll add '8' and '2' to get '10'

Using the same example, add '1' and '0' to get '1'.

You add '1' and '5' to get 6'.

So your Kua Number is 6.

If you're born on 2010, you'll add '11' and '0'. If you're born on 2021, you'll add '12' and '1'.

You'll also be able to identify the auspicious and inauspicious sectors of your home which will be very useful when you're buying an apartment or when you're furnishing your home.

There are 9 different Gua numbers and your Gua Number can be calculated from your birth date.

Depending on your gender, the method of calculating your Gua Number is different.

If You're

__Male__,**Step 1: Add up the last two digits of your birth year**For example, if you're born in 1975, you'll add '7' and '5' to get '12'

**Step 2: If you get a double-digit in Step 1, add up the two digits to get a single digit.**Using the same example, add '1' and '2' (of 12 from Step 1) to get '3'.

**Step 3: Subtract the number from Step 2 from 10.**You minus '3' from '10' and you get '7'.

So your Kua Number is 7.

If you're

__Female__,**Step 1: Add up the last two digits of your birth year**For example, if you're born in 1982, you'll add '8' and '2' to get '10'

**Step 2: If you get a double-digit in Step 1, add up the two digits to get a single digit.**Using the same example, add '1' and '0' to get '1'.

**Step 3: Add '5' to the number you got from Step 2.**You add '1' and '5' to get 6'.

So your Kua Number is 6.

**Step 4: If you get a double-digit in Step 3, add up the two digits to get a single digit.****Note:**If you're born in the 21st century, you should use "10" as the digit for the tenth column. That is, if your birth year is 2001, you should add '10' and '1' in Step 1.If you're born on 2010, you'll add '11' and '0'. If you're born on 2021, you'll add '12' and '1'.