What is Lo Shu Grid?
It is a square-shaped design that consists of 9 numbers from 1 to 9 with 3 rows and 3 columns. Total of each row and each column sums to 15. It is considered and sacred square.
Origin of Loshu Grid
The story of this square’s origin dates back to almost 4000 years old China. Legend says that Chinese people found a tortoiseshell during the flood of the River Luo (洛河).
This tortoiseshell had a 3×3 square on its back and the sum of every horizontal, vertical, and diagonal row was added up to 15. Now 15 is the number of days between the new moon and the full moon. Number 5 was also highly regarded in ancient China and this magic square had a number 5 in the center.
In those ancient times in China, it was considered auspicious omen because they believed that God lived inside tortoise and turtle shells.
We can see that each number represents a specific element, direction, and life aspiration. Basically it uses the five elements- Fire, Earth, Wood, Water, and Metal.
|2||South West||Earth||Marriage Happiness Initiative|
|3||East||Wood||Family relationships Growth|
|4||South East||Wood||Wealth Prosperity|
|6||North West||Metal||Helpful people Friends Foreign contracts New opportunities|
|7||West||Metal||Mental peace Creativity Children|
|8||North East||Earth||Knowledge Education Memory|
|9||South||Fire||Fame Energy Recognition|
Horizontal Lo Shu Planes
Top row (4, 9 and 2)
It is called the Mental Plane.
It represents the head of a person.
It includes thinking, creating, imagining and analyzing.
Middle row (3, 5 and 7)
It is called the Emotional Plane.
It represents the body.
It includes spirituality, intuition, feelings, and emotions.
Bottom row (8, 1 and 6)
It is called the Practical Plane.
It represents the feet.
It includes physical labor, creativity, and the ability to be practical in everyday life.
Vertical Lo Shu Planes
Top row (4, 3 and 8)
It is called the Thought Plane.
It reveals the person’s ability to come up with ideas, create things and carry them through to fruition.
Middle row (9, 5 and 1)
It is called the Will Plane.
It gives determination and persistence to succeed.
Bottom row (2, 7 and 6)
It is called the Action Plane.
It shows the person’s ability to put his thoughts into action.
How to use Lo Shu Grid?
Let’s take an example to understand how can we use the Lo Shu Grid to understand our life-
Let’s say you were born on 15th August 1947.
All the red squares are the numbers present in the 15-8-1947.
As you can notice that three numbers are missing which are 2,3 and 6. They are not present in our date example. Now there would be some effects because of these missing numbers.
If you notice we have number 1 twice so we added that as +1. Having a number more than once will have a different meaning for that square.
If you have 0 in your date of birth then you can discard it as Lo Shu square has no place for 0 in the square.
The table below can help you to fix the missing numbers in your Lo Shu grid.
|1||North||Water||Put a water fountain or aquarium. Hang a painting or a picture of flowing water in metal frame. Hang a light mirror or a wall clock.|
|2||South West||Earth||Hang a picture of mountains without water. Wear a necklace of pearls or crystals. Keep a pair of crystal balls, birds, or flowers. Keeping Amethyst/Rose quartz rocks or wearing a pendant. Bracelet with these stones will be very helpful in strengthening relationships.|
|3||East||Wood||Put a small green plant or green bulb Put a picture of greenery/green plants Put a green octagonal pyramid. Keep a wooden pen, wooden key ring, etc. with you. Put a wooden wall clock on the East wall. (octagonal shape)|
|4||South East||Wood||Light a green bulb, put up images of green trees. Keep an energized green pyramid in the Southeast direction of bedroom. Keep a wooden pen, wooden key ring, etc with you.|
|5||Center||Earth||Hang a picture of mountains without any water Wear crystals in any form or shape. Hang a crystal chandelier or crystal balls.|
|6||North West||Metal||Wear a yellow or golden armlet Wear a watch with a golden metal chain Put up a golden windchime with 6 rods. Keep a yellow octagonal pyramid.|
|7||West||Metal||Wear a white silver armlet Wear a wrist watch with a silver metal chain Put up a silver windchime with 7 rods. Keep a white octagonal pyramid.|
|8||North East||Earth||Wear a necklace or pendant of crystals. Keep a crystal lotus or crystal clock Or any small crystal show piece.|
|9||South||Fire||Put a red bulb in the South direction Or keep a red pyramid.|
Here are the numbers with their meaning in more detail-
|1||They cannot express their innermost thoughts. They can have difficulty understanding other people.|
|11||They can communicate well. They are able to understand another person’s opinion.|
|111||They are like a chatter box. However, they can also be silent and uncommunicative at times.|
|1111||They cannot express themselves yet very sensitive and compassionate. They sometimes create misunderstandings. It is difficult to relax for them. They are hyper most of the times.|
|11111||They 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.|
|2||They are sensitive and can easily have their feelings hurt. They are fast to recognize cunning people.|
|22||They are very bright and intuitive, making them a good psychic.|
|222||They are more sensitive and can be reclusive.|
|2222||They are 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.|
|22222||They are born complainers and cribbers.|
|3||They have an excellent memory and a clear view of their goals. They are positive and natural born leaders.|
|33||They are highly creative and are able to express their feelings very well.|
|333||They are 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.|
|3333||They may appear to be paranoid due to their overactive imagination.|
|4||They are very neat and tidy in their appearance and in their surroundings. They are involved in the systemic type of work.|
|44||They are highly materialistic. They love to do their work and are very creative and artistic.|
|444||They are athletic and hardworking, but mostly their energies are used in the wrong directions.|
|4444||They are good at work especially involving their hands. They are laborious in their efforts and prefer doing jobs which require physical labor.|
|5||They need lots of freedom in their relationships or at work. You cannot tie them down. They are very caring and well balanced and are constructive in their approach and good at motivating others. They make good leaders.|
|55||They are determined and hard working.|
|555||They are 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.|
|5555||They get prone to accidents or also cause one itself. They become impulsive and do not think before they act.|
|6||They are very close to their family and like to maintain pleasant surroundings. They are good advisers and listeners. People usually seek their advice.|
|66||They are creative but also dominating parents who keep on worrying all the time without any serious reason.|
|666||They are 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.|
|6666||They are 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.|
|7||They shall have a lesson by losing something close to him be it a person or object.|
|77||They are interested in the spiritual world and life after death.|
|777||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.|
|7777||They have all the problems in this world pertaining to their health, home and finances.|
|8||They are good with details and are conscientious. They have active minds and love to have varieties. They do not like doing routine jobs.|
|88||They are very incisive and conscientious. They are more of doers than listeners. Once they take decisions they stick to it.|
|888||They are 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.|
|8888||They are very restless and constantly in need of change. They either travel a lot or are usually behind the bars.|
|9||They possess enough intelligence to choose between right and wrong. It represents learning on the mental level.|
|99||They are intellectually inclined and also critical of others as they think they are the only ones with higher intelligence.|
|999||They are someone who is a giving and idealistic person. They generally like to exaggerate a situation.|
|9999||They are super intelligent and at the same time they live in their own world or are labeled as loners. If their energies and intelligence are channelized properly they are capable to produce a positive result in our society and make wonderful leaders.|