Loshu Grid

What is Lo Shu Grid?

Lo Shu grid is a square-shaped design which 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.

Where did Lo Shu Square come from?

The story of this square’s origin dates back to almost 4000 years old China. Legend says that Chinese people found a tortoise shell during the flood of the river Luo (洛河).

This tortoise-shell 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.

This incredible square can help us understand our future. We can see that each number represents a specific element, direction and a life aspiration.

3EastWoodFamily relationships
6NorthwestMetalHelpful people
Foreign contracts
New opportunities
7WestMetalMental peace

Horizontal Lo Shu Planes

 Top row (4, 9 and 2) 
  • It is called the Mental Plane.
  • Represents the head of a person.
  • Includes thinking, creating, imagining and analyzing.
 Middle row (3, 5 and 7) 
  • It is called the Emotional Plane.
  • Represents the body.
  • Includes spirituality, intuition, feelings, and emotions.
 Bottom row (8, 1 and 6) 
  • It is called the Practical Plane.
  • Represents the feet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gives determination and persistence to succeed.
 Bottom row (2, 7 and 6) 
  • It is called the Action Plane.
  • 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-

Example for date 15-08-1947

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.

Number Direction Element Solution
1NorthWaterPut 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.
2Southwest EarthHang 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.
3EastWoodPut 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)
4SoutheastWoodLight 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.
5CenterEarthHang a picture of mountains without any water
Wear crystals in any form or shape.
Hang a crystal chandelier or crystal balls.
6NorthwestMetalWear 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.
7WestMetalWear 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.
8NortheastEarthWear a necklace or pendant of crystals.
Keep a crystal lotus or crystal clock
Or any small crystal show piece.
9SouthFirePut a red bulb in the South direction
Or keep a red pyramid.

If you have a repeatative number then it will have below effects-

NumberOnceTwiceThriceFour Times
2SensitiveBrightVery sensitiveLoners
3ExcellentCreativeOver imaginativeOver imaginative
4Orderly and stablePragmaticHardworkingMore physical activity
5CaringPersistentDeterminedInstantaneous action
6Good advisersOriginalHigh temperedEmotional
7Learn with experienceSpiritualLearn through lossDifficulties in life
8ScrupulousAdamantMaterialisticCeaselessly in motion
9IntelligentCriticalGiversBrilliant but loners

Here are the numbers with their meaning in more detail-

Number 1

One timeThey cannot express their innermost thoughts.
They can have difficulty understanding other people.
Two timesThey can communicate well.
They are able to understand another person’s opinion.
Three timesThey are like a chatter box.
However, they can also be silent and uncommunicative at times.
Four timesThey 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.
Five timesThey 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 2

One timeThey are sensitive and can easily have their feelings hurt.
They are fast to recognize cunning people.
Two timesThey are very bright and intuitive, making them a good psychic.
Three timesThey are more sensitive and can be reclusive.
Four timesThey 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.
Five timesThey are born complainers and cribbers.

Number 3

One timeThey have an excellent memory and a clear view of his goals.
They are positive and natural born leaders.
Two timesThey are highly creative and are able to express their feelings very well.
Three timesThey 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.
Four timesThey may appear to be paranoid due to their overactive imagination.

Number 4

One timeThey are very neat and tidy in their appearance and in their surroundings.
They are involved in the systemic type of work.
Two timesThey are highly materialistic.
They love to do their work and are very creative and artistic.
Three timesThey are athletic and hardworking, but mostly their energies are used in the wrong directions.
Four timesThey are good at work especially involving their hands.
They are laborious in their efforts and prefer doing jobs which require physical labor.

Number 5

One timeThey 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.
Two timesThey are determined and hard working.
Three timesThey 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.
Four timesThey get prone to accidents or also cause one itself.
They become impulsive and do not think before they act.

Number 6

One timeThey are very close to their family and like to maintain pleasant surroundings.
They are good advisers and listeners.
People usually seek their advice.
Two timesThey are creative but also dominating parents who keep on worrying all the time without any serious reason.
Three timesThey 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.
Four timesThey 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.

Number 7

One timeThey shall have a lesson by losing something close to him be it a person or object.
Two timesThey are interested in the spiritual world and life after death.
Three timesThey lead unfortunate lives surrounded by fraud, deceit and financial losses.
But they are able to withstand all of it by their strong inner self.
Four timesThey have all the problems in this world pertaining to their health, home and finances.

Number 8

One timeThey are good with details and are conscientious.
They have active minds and love to have varieties.
They do not like doing routine jobs.
Two timesThey are very incisive and conscientious.
They are more of doers than listeners.
Once they take decisions they stick to it.
Three timesThey 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.
Four timesThey are very restless and constantly in need of change.
They either travel a lot or are usually behind the bars.

Number 9

One timeThey possess enough intelligence to choose between right and wrong.
It represents learning on the mental level.
Two timesThey are intellectually inclined and also critical of others as they think they are the only ones with higher intelligence.
Three timesThey are someone who is a giving and idealistic person.
They generally like to exaggerate a situation.
Four timesThey 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.

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