Chinese Numerology has been around for at least 4,000 years and is based on the Lo Shu Square as seen on the back of the tortoise as legend goes. It is not based on the Lunar years and is easy to understand at a basic level.

There is no value or space for “zero” in Chinese astrology. For example if  your birthdate has 0 in it then you can disregard it, as it has no significance. Only numbers from 1 till 9 are used while assigning the numbers in the Lo Shu grid and no person has a date of birth which shall fill all the nine squares of the Lo Shu grid. You just need your birth date, month and year for calculations. Every number is symbolic of certain human traits. Therefore, a person will possess the characteristics of the numbers that are present in their birth date and the repetition of the numbers in one square will add a different meaning to their characteristic.

The Lo Shu grid is as given below and the placement of the numbers in your birth date has to be done accordingly. All you have to do is to allocate the numerical digits in your birthdate to the respective squares. For example if the birth date of a person is 15-09-1987, you have to put it in the respective squares as below.

The person  will possess qualities related to numbers 1 (twice), number 5, number 7, number 9 (twice). You can check the qualities from the table below.

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The person can be identified as communicative yet reserved, as they will choose when they want to talk about an issue or whether they rather be left alone. Caring so as not to hurt anyone intentionally. Will prefer to learn through their own experiences and not just take everything for granted. They shall possess a critical view point so as to assess any situation from all angles

Below is a more detailed analysis for the various numbers and their recurrence in your date of birth:

Number One

A person with a single “one” in their chart is unable to express their innermost thoughts. They can have difficulty understanding other people too. A person with two “ones” in their chart is able to communicate well. They are able to understand another person’s opinion. A person with three “ones” is a chatter box. However, they can also be silent and uncommunicative at times. Oftentimes, such people are employed in the field of communications. A person with four “ones”  is  unable to express themselves yet is sensitive and compassionate. This person can sometimes create misunderstandings. For them it is difficult to relax and are hyper most of the times. People with more than five “ones” are the least likely to be comfortable giving speeches to large audiences. However, they make excellent writers, artists or dancers. They have a tendency to overindulge in food, wine and lovers.

Number Two 

This shows how much a person is sensitive and perceptive. A person with one “two” is sensitive, but can easily have their feelings hurt. They are fast to recognise cunning people. A person with two “twos” is very bright and intuitive, making them a good psychic. A person with three “twos” is more sensitive and can be reclusive. A person with four “twos” is at times so impatient and finicky that they can be very difficult to handle. They often prefer to be a loner as people find them a little weird. People with five or more “twos” are born complainers and cribbers.

Number Three

A person with one “three” has an excellent memory and a clear view of his goals. They are positive and natural born leaders. A person with two “threes” are highly creative and are able to express their feelings very well. The person with three “threes” is highly imaginative, living in their own world and it becomes at times difficult for them to relate with the outside world. They are a compulsive day dreamer. A person with four “threes” may appear to be paranoid due to their overactive imagination.

Number Four 

It represents pragmatism, conservativeness, order and stability. A person with one “four” in their chart is very neat and tidy in their appearance and in their surroundings, and are involved in systemic type of work like working on an assembly line, running a ranch, or make great musicians. With two “fours” in the chart makes them highly materialistic. They love to do their work and are very creative and artistic. They make a great artist. With three “fours” in the chart, the person is athletic and hardworking, but mostly their energies are used in the wrong directions. Those with four “fours” in their chart are good at work especially involving their hands. They are laborious in their efforts and prefer doing jobs which require physical labour.

Number Five

It indicates balance and emotional stability and represents freedom. People with this number in their charts need lots of freedom in their relationships or at work. You cannot tie them down.

People with one “five” are very caring and well balanced and are constructive in their approach and good at motivating others. They make good leaders. With two “fives” in their chart makes them determined and hard working. With three “fives” in their chart makes compulsive talkers who do not think before they speak. They generally repent what they say without thinking. They are daring and like to do off the beat things and love to travel to weird places. With four “fives” in their chart they get prone to accidents or also cause one itself. They become impulsive and do not think before they act.

Number Six

It indicates relationships and family. People with one “six” in their charts are very close to their family and like to maintain pleasant surroundings. They are good advisers and listeners. People usually seek their advice. With two “sixes” in the chart makes them creative but also makes them dominating parents who keep on worrying all the time without any serious reason. With three “sixes” in the chart makes them very temperamental. They are short tempered and need to control their foul tempers. Their creativity needs to be channelized which makes them great exponents in their chosen fields. With four “sixes” in their charts makes them a misfit as a child as they are highly creative and emotional. They like to throw tantrums but if given proper guidance in childhood they become geniuses in their chosen fields.

Number Seven

This number indicates lessons learned through loss. People with this number in their charts often learn the ways of life by incurring losses. They are often called the children of destiny. With one “seven” in the chart the person shall have a lesson by losing something close to him be it a person or object. This makes them evolved though it is a sad way of learning what life is all about. With two “sevens” in their chart makes them interested in the spiritual world and life after death. With three “sevens” they lead unfortunate lives surrounded by fraud, deceit and financial losses. But they are able to withstand all of it by their strong inner self. With four “sevens” in chart, they have all the problems in this world pertaining to their health, home and finances.

Number Eight

It indicates will and action. It shows how well a person can handle the smaller or bigger aspects of his life. With one “eight” in the chart, makes the person good with details and are conscientious. They have active minds and love to have variety. They do not like doing routine jobs. With two “eights” in the chart makes the person very incisive and conscientious. They are more of doers than listeners. Once they take decisions they stick to it. With three “eights” in their charts makes the person very materialistic and greedy. They make excellent businessmen and they want the very best for themselves. They have all the luxuries that money can buy. With four “eights” in their chart makes them very restless and constantly in need of change. They either travel a lot or are usually behind the bars.

Number Nine

This number represents humanitarians and people with highest ideals in life. With one “nine” in the chart shows that one possess enough intelligence to choose between right and wrong. It represents learning on the mental level. With two “nines” in the chart makes the person intellectually inclined and also critical of others as they think they are the only ones with higher intelligence .With three “nines” in the chart makes them someone who is a giving and idealistic person. They generally like to exaggerate a situation. With four “nines” in the chart makes the person super intelligent and at the same time they live in their own world or are labelled as loners. If their energies and intelligence is channelized properly they are capable to produce positive result in our society and make wonderful leaders.