It comes from your Life Gua Number
The feng shui element that you are most likely referring to is the one associated with your ‘Life Gua Number.’ You may also see it written as the Fate Gua Number.
This number (From the 8 Mansion (or 8 Houses) System) can give you insights into your mindset and personality traits.
Your element will either be water, wood, fire, earth or metal.
To calculate your Life Gua Number, you can use an 8 Mansion table, found in some feng shui books, or easily consult website software, which is very easy to do.
Finding Out Your Element
- Once on the home page, use the menu at the top and choose TOOLS.
- From this drop down menu, choose BAZI.
- Complete the information on the form and press the button ‘PLOT BAZI CHART’
- Scroll right down the page and find the section ‘EIGHT MANSION.’
- To the right, you will see written a large number, next to an image formed by thick solid and/or dotted lines. The number is your Life Gua Number.
- To find the element associated with your number, and therefore you, find your number in the following table.
Gaining insights from your element
The element associated with the Gua is water.
It so happens that I absolutely adore the water whether it be the ocean, river, swimming pool, spa, or just a plain old shower.