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Lucky and Unlucky Numbers in Chinese Culture

Updated on December 09, 2012

Lucky and Unlucky Numbers in Chinese Culture

The study of Chinese culture is very interesting because they have so much superstitions and beliefs like numerology, using the laws of heaven and earth (astronomy and geography) -- "feng shui", choice of color etc. One of their main Chinese belief is that numbers contribute a lot to their good luck and their happiness in life. Their belief pertaining to a particular number and the luck it may bring affect their behavior and choices in life . Chinese beliefs and culture revolves around getting good vibes or good luck and the pursuit of happiness and long life. In this article, we are going to look at lucky and unlucky numbers in Chinese culture, and the certain meaning of a particular number.

Have you ever wondered why they chose and fought hard to be the host of the Olympic 2008? they started the opeing ceremont on August 8, 2008? It is because the number 8 is a lucky number for them and they believe it will bring good luck to their players if they start the Olympics on that date. Are you interested yet, come on now we will take a look at lucky and unlucky numbers in Chinese culture.

Chinese numbers and their symbols
Chinese numbers and their symbols
8 is a lucky number
8 is a lucky number
9 is a lucky number for couples as well
9 is a lucky number for couples as well
6 is consider a lucky number
6 is consider a lucky number
Car plate number with nine six and eight are the luckiest ones
Car plate number with nine six and eight are the luckiest ones
 9 is the luckiest number
9 is the luckiest number

First we are going to look at their definitions of numbers

  • Zero (0) -- simply means All or NOTHING as it is an absolute number
  • One (1) -- Individual. Aggressor -- "The Yang which is the other balance of Yin"
  • Two (2) -- Stability or Balance means Union or Receptive. "The Yin which is the other balance of Yang
  • Three (3) - means talking and understanding --Communication plus interaction plus Neutrality.
  • Four (4) -- Creation, Death
  • Five (5) -- Action or Restlessness.
  • Six (6) -- Fluidity, Responsibility, Reaction
  • seven (7) -- Mind, Consciousness and thoughts
  • Eight (8) -- Sacrifice, Work Hard and Power, Infinite -- no beginning no ending, continuous.
  • Nine (9) -- Highest level of change
  • Ten (10) -- Being born again or Rebirth

Concept of Numerology

  • Numerology is system of traditions, culture and belief's in mystic relationship between numerals and living things. Numerology is popular among the ancient mathematicians like Pythagoras. The relationship of numbers and living things is like relationship of astrology and astronomy, alchemy and chemistry.

General Rules on Numbers

  • To consider if the number is lucky means to consider the pronunciation of the number and they sound pronunciation of another word and it should carry a positive connotation or vibes.
  • Even numbers are preferred but not the number four
  • Four is the most dreaded number - it means death
  • Eight is a lucky number and is always good for business
  • For odd numbers, seven implies anger and abandon, it is both an unlucky and lucky number
  • Nine means longevity and eternity. It is the luckiest number
  • Fourteen as well as 4 are the most feared number in Chinese superstition.
  • Thirteen is also an unlucky number to Chinese people so they don't usually have thirteenth floor or fourteenth floor in any buildings
  • They usually begin a new business on the 8th day. Number 8 is lucky for business as it brings unending money and good luck due to the shape of number -- infinite shape
  • Certain numbers are auspicisos meaning lucky and inauspicios meaning unlucky. This goes for single digits and or any combinations of numbers

Valentine's Day is nearing so when you give flowers to your loved one consider these:

  • One means you are my love
  • Two means we are together, we are best as pairs
  • Three means "I love you"

Lucky and Unlucky Numbers in Chinese Culture

  • Odd Numbers generally mean the Yang energy -- celestial, space, heaven -- above earth and masculine
  • Even Numbers generally mean Yin energy and it means terrestrial, earthly , earth and is feminine

Lucky or Unlucky Chinese Numbers

  • Zero means the pre inception, nothingness, but cannot be identified, it is deprivation of the senses
  • One means loneliness, beginning, masculine. One has a thrusting energy that surges forth new growth and potential. One corresponds with the Chinese Zodiac symbol of the Rat. The energy of one rules over the Northern direction in Feng Shui practices.
  • Two is considered a good number in Chinese culture because pairs are always good for them. They always use double things to emphasize things as well, like double happiness, double coins etc.It also means a female. "Two corresponds with the Chinese zodiac symbol of the Ox plus it governs North plus Northeast directions in Feng Shui".
  • Three is also a lucky number for them as this is similar to the character of birth. The "Chinese Tiger" is the Chinese zodiac symbol for number three-- and East plusNortheast is the designated direction in Feng Shui-
  • Four is an unlucky number and it means death. That is why there is no 4th floor usually in Chinese buildings -- the Chinese zodiac symbol for number four is the Rabbit -- and east is its direction in Feng Shui --
  • Five -- this is a lucky number and is usually link to the five elements which are wood, earth eater fire earth and metal. This number is usually linked to the Emperor of China as well and the Tienanmen gate. "A great practice to familiarize ourselves with the Chinese number five is to adopt the founding five Chinese blessings like Wealth-- Happiness-- Longevity -- Luck and Prosperity. "The Chinese zodiac symbol for number five is the Chinese Dragon plus its corresponding direction in "Feng Shui" is East and Souththeast-
  • Six -- The number six usually means fluidity -- blessings and it is good for business, unlike in the Western world where we don’t like the number six, in Chinese culture it is a lucky number. "When we contemplate the meaning of number six in our lives we are contemplating the perennial mysteries of life contained in celestial power-- cosmic focus and the cyclical nature of time. "The Snake" -- is the Chinese zodiac symbol for number six plus South and Southeast is its direction in "Feng Shui" practices--
  • Seven -- This is an unlucky number in Chinese. I dont know why Tony Parker and his wife Eva Longoria married in France on July 7, 2007. It sio the month of ghost July. The number six, eight and nine are lucky dates as well. And the Chinese zodiac symbol for seven is the horse plus South is the "Feng Shui" coordinate--

  • Eight -- This is their favorite number aside from nine and simply means prosperity. It is interesting to note that words and the number are similar - number eight and fortune "Baat and faat".The value of eight is also linked with Buddhism -- the Lotus flower with eight petals. "The Sheep" is the Chinese zodiac symbol for this number and South--Southwest is the "Feng Shui" direction--
  • Nine-- is the biggest of single numbers and it connotes the "Emperor of China" -- his robes are with nine dragons on it. Nine is a lucky number for Chinese because it connotes longevity, happiness and good luck. Since the number nine is the highest number it means it is reaching the highest cosmic satisfaction and its Chinese zodiac symbol is Monkey and its "Feng Shui" direction is West/Southwest --

Some interesting facts about the number 8

  • The Olympics in Beijing kicked off in August 8, 2008 at 8 pm, 8 minutes and 8 seconds after 8 pm.
  • A Chinese man offered to sell his license plate number -- A88888 for USD164,000
  • A number of a telephone with all eight digits on it was sold for 270, 723 in Chengdu, China.
  • The number eight can also be linked to the lotus flower with eight petals
  • The Bank of Commerce in New York when they have grand opening raffled off safety deposit box number 888.
  • it was in 1994 when a Chinese businessman paid 1.7 million USD for a car license plate with -9- --- a number that was particularly lucky that year because the Chinese word for --nine-- sounds like the Chinese word for "dog," and 1994 was the year of that animal.
  • A Chinese man paid 215,000 USD for the lucky number for a cellphone "133-3333-3333".

  • Another phone number 8888-8888 has also been purchased in China..

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Wonderful information and so thorough! I am a big fan of numbers and math and feng-shui - there is so much science and logic there and I have benefited from being in tune with numerology and feng-shui.

      When I lived in S. Korea it was the same with number 4 - when I was on an elevator there would be no numeral for the 4th floor, instead it was written out in English - so it would be pronounced differently.

      I'll bookmark this so I can refer back.

      Love your new photo by the way! And wait a minute...you've been on hub pages for only 4 months? But, it seems like I have known you for years!

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      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Great hub Maita, very interesting as usual. And pretty well organized as well. Bookmarked and stumbled. :)

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Nicely compiled hub Maita. Though I do not believe in lucky or unlucky numbers, only Jesus Christ, learning the role numbers play in other cultures is still interesting.

      Blessings,

      Forever His,

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Maita, excellent hub, my kaibigan!

      Fortunately numbers have the power we accept to bestow upon them. In my numerology chart, number 8 is my number of mission! I will take that! However, number 4, which has always been my favorite does not relate to me as death, as I am not even afraid of dying. Not out of spite, mind you, but because I believe in afterlife and I am a happy individual!

      Salamat for sharing!

      Two thumbs up!

      warm regards and blessings,

      your kaibigan,

      Al

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I am glad four is an unlucky number - now I know why I am always get trouble hahaha Thank you for your interesting hub.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      I am 48 so half good year half bad, and accurate too. I know numerology would marry the numbers to 12 then 3, but indulge me, I will be 49 in October and that would make next year a 4. I love all this stuff. And Feng Shui really works, problem is I must clean my house and I am being lazy and reading great hubs. :) I better go clean now, just in case my next year is a 4, I must feng shui away the bad luck. LOL

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      sabrebIade 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Very informative as always!

      Funny how some of the numbers mean the same thing in a variety of cultures.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Very interesting Maita, I knew a couple of the lucky numbers but no one had every explained to me why the numbers were lucky or unlucky. Thanks for sharing your insight.:)

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Maita: I never knew anything about this subject.. very interesting hub!!

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Interesting Hug Maita, though not really my thinking as I look to Christ but I have been associated with many Chinese over the years and numbers are so very important to them...Great hub and well done.

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      bonetta hartig 7 years ago from outback queensland

      Very interesting and as usual well written and researched -

      see yo next time round and thanks for the interesting read

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      blpelton 7 years ago

      Great writing!!!! keep up the good work!

      Bonnie

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Great hub pretty! Happy Chinese New Year and I send you lots of RED! Lets scare the demons away and have a prosperous, healthy and lucky year! xx

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      This is a great piece Maita Sweetie, very informative providing a cultural awareness of the Chinese. In my life though luck is replace with Faith,Hope,Love and Prayer for my Heavenly Father.

      Sincerely,

      KUYA Dave.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi dave, thnaks for your nice comment, Bless, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Shaz, Kung Hei fat Choi to you, Happy New year, Lots of REDS for you too, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi blpelton, I am glad you are back, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi bonny, how are you, I am glad you came by here, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Quill, thanks for your insight and comment, Bless, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi Cris, Thanks and now you know, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Money, I am glad you drop by here, now you know the meaning of numbers, its fun isn't it, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi sabre, I am glad you dropb by here, how is it going there?? Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Faybe Bay, I am glad you read this hub and I am happy you are into feng shui as well, I am a believer of feng shui and numerology, the be 49, Thanks, Maita

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Another great hub; you always have interesting topics.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi cool, thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hey hello, dont use the number 4 now LOL, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Mystique yeah I agree with you, it is up to you which number is good or not good, I dont like 4 because of its shape, i like 6 it is sexy for me, maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Rev, I understand, thanks for reading this one, Bless, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi hypno, thanks for tht nice compliments, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Bk, I think we connect in some sort of way that's why you know me already, i am easily understood and transparent Thanks BK, I am into numbers as well, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey alexandria QT, thank you,

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      tantrum 7 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

      Hey Pretty !what an interesting hub! I loved it ! My favourite number is 8. And it is my number in numerology. Cheers ! :)

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      David Russell 7 years ago

      Where in the world do you get the time to dig into so many pies, day after day?

      There seems no bounds to your interests and the different tangents of your interests take you. prettydark horse, share your secret. Give us Hubbers the ability to burst forth with the energy to live in your multi-purpose world! Is it a pill, a spell, a magic formula. Share. Share. We all want your magic potion. David Russell

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      WOW! Pdh, this is an impressive hub. Very nice writing.

      Thank you!!

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      mtsi1098 7 years ago

      well done...my favorite number is 2 (stability and balance) while my company was created in a year ending in 8 - Happy New Year Maita...thanks

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      Amber Allen 7 years ago

      A very interesting hub which gives us insight into the Chinese culture. Thanks.

      Amber

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      I've got to get my telephone # changed. Thanks Maita.

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      Jonathan Douglas 7 years ago from Canada's Capital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      Wonderful hub

      Keep writing

      I really enjoy your work

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting hub. Numbers definitely play a huge part in the Chinese way of life. Even wedding days are fixed based on lucky month and lucky days. 7 is generally considered a symbol of bad luck and is the month of the ghost festival. Of course, no sane Chinese person will consider any day in the 7th month for a wedding date.

      Thanks for the interesting read again.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      I love this Hub and have bookmarked it. Very interesting. I'd love to experiment on these numbers - except for 13. lol.

      Today is the 14th Feb. Kung Hei Fat Choi, Pretty. Hope the New year brings Happiness to you and keeps that lovely smile on your face.

      Best Wishes, Elena.

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      JS Matthew 7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great Hub! Very Interesting!

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow Maita. This was a fun and fascinating hub to read. I am familiar with much of Chinese numerology as I studied Asian literature in college. One of my professors were also Korean-American. The number four is very unlucky in most Asian cultures, not just Chinese, such as Korean.

      Did you know that Hades' symbol (the god of the Greek Underworld) is also the number 4?

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Tantrum, Thank you for reading this one, hmm number 8 is very lucky, that's why you are lucky in love LOl, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi David Russell, Thank you so much for your kind response and comments, I appreciate it very much, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi mtsi, two is a lucky number, Great and 8 is lucky again, Thanks mtsi, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Amber allen, thank you for visiting this hub, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Micky, hehe, are you serious, just kidding, Night, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Jonathan Douglas, thnaks for your nice comment, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hey Elena, Kung Hei Fat Choi and Happy Valentine as well, Thank you, 13 is unlucky LOL< Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      J. S Matthew thank you for dropping by, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Oh Dohn, number 4 LOL< underworld bad hehe, thanks for the information, and when you get married choose the number 9 hehe, Happy V Day Dohn, Maita

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      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Very interesting you are a goldmine of information. I have always used the number 4 as my lucky number it has served me well, but I see that it's an unlucky number...Oh well I have been lucky so I must have a luck somewhere else. LOL Great Hub!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Tammy, Thanks for reading this one, it so your own choice though, these are just suggestions, How are you> Maita

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      treasuresyw 7 years ago from Savannah, GA

      I am really loving this hub. It is very informative and it just fed some of what I was already trying to understand more of. Peace and thanks for sharing.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi treasure, I am glad you like this one, and you find something interesting in it as well, Take care, Maita

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      Great hub Maita! Superstitions and beliefs abound in all cultures, and numerology is one of the most common in many cultures. Egyptions, Mayans and Aztecs followed numerology. Perhaps there is some truth? Lovely summary of the numbers and their meanings! Thank you Maita!

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      ateenyi 7 years ago from Chicago

      Good Hub!!!!!

      The numerology and feng sui are the main area of focus into the hub. The present scientific society may consider it superstitions, but these numbers are very much deeply rooted in scientific culture. The number eight is luckiest because it is close to infinity. The whole hub provides tremendous joy and information. Thanks for sharing such nice information.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thank you ateenyi and you have a good grasp of everything, Maita

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      Genie Rose Palabay-De Guzman 7 years ago from North Hollywood, CA, USA

      interesting hub! very informative.. thanks for sharing..

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi genrp, I am glad you read this one, thanks, Maita

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago

      I'm number 4 among 9 siblings, but recently, my Kuya who is number 3 died of heart attack. Anyways, I like this hub and it will always remind me to be careful. Thanks, Kabayan. Mabuhay ka!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Lita, Salamat and kumusta, you take care always! Maita

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      celinewayne 6 years ago

      hi, i love this hub

      thanks for sharing

      do you speak tagalog?

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      yes celine, I speak tagalog, thank you, kumusta -- How are you?, Maita

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      Shari 6 years ago from New York, NY

      loved this Hub Maita. . numbers always amaze me. . thanks for sharing!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thank you Shari, Maita

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      lois sunday 6 years ago

      wow! you write so well and this is very interesting!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Lois thank you

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      2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      What an interesting hub! Pat lives in an 'ordinary' English street - there is no house number 13, as it might be difficult to sell a house with that number.

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      billysgomez 6 years ago

      Wow I really enjoyed reading this one, it's a great share, thanks.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks Billy, Maita

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      well said. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks Ingenira

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      Renee S 6 years ago from Virginia

      This is so fascinating.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thank you lovely, maita

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      compu-smart 6 years ago from London UK

      10 out of 10!! Good stuff!!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thank you compu smart, maita

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Love this hub and have bookmarked it, for some reason double digits like 22, 11 etc play a big part in my life, any ideas on that ?

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      the fix 6 years ago

      Love the article! Such an interesting topic!

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      Rismayanti 6 years ago from Tropical Island

      new information.. thanks

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Tatto, I think that the number 22 is a lucky number, because it a balance, usually Chinese like the idea of balance, like the balance of nature, yin and yang, so it is a lucky number, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks for the appreciation rismayanti and the fix, Maita

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      Trevor Kersey 6 years ago

      I never knew numbers mean`t so much.

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      adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      We can't really rely our luck on numbers and horoscopes but it wouldn't hurt us if our lucky stars are aligned and working harmoniously for us.

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      adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      We can't really rely our luck on numbers and horoscopes but it wouldn't hurt us if our lucky stars are aligned and working harmoniously for us.

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      kenu12maller 6 years ago from United States

      Nice hub on china i am a language expert and like to read such hubs again thank you very much and keep writing such things.

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      Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      I like this hub. Especially now I know something new about numbers,

      but....the bad thing is,... am going to be watching put for every number that comes my way heh.................... damn.

      thank you :)))

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      adorably kenu and laptirela, I appreciate all your responses. Thanks a lot,

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      paparazzi 6 years ago

      can you explain me the number 274 coz when you add them all it's 13=4...is this means unlucky/death?

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      suhail sharif 6 years ago

      786 is a lucky number in the Muslim point of view.

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      kidsinvite 6 years ago

      Now I know this are the hand signs, thank you!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Great hub.... I had no idea the Chinese were so much into numerology. Thank you for sharing!

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      Rina 6 years ago

      What about if the number is assigned to you? Like in my case, I just moved to a new job and I was assigned this employee number,E17754. As I can't change this number which I'll always use as long as I'm with this company, what can do to offset the seemingly bad luck associated w/ these numbers esp the number 4. Thanks and happy Chinese New Year on Feb3

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      you can wear something red to counteract the number. Happy New year too!

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      Tony Mead 6 years ago from Yorkshire

      Very interesting hub, I wish I could write them as good, and get the amount of replies you get.

      I'm very jealous, green you might say.

      good luck, Tony

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      SapphireGreen 6 years ago

      love this i have always been a fan of the culture ever since i was little

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      Ellarose92 6 years ago

      This was a really good hub!! My fav number is 9!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Another note, for Chinese who has been exposed to Christianity, they don't think 666 is a lucky number any more.

      I came across a house with number 666 here in a town called Malacca. It was deserted with wild grass growing everywhere in the house. It's definitely not doing so well.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks for commenting everyone and Ingenira, yes I think some don't believe in numerology anymore - Chinese christians, Take care...

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice hub,thanks.

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      char4u.com 6 years ago

      very informative. I love the finger pictures:)

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      Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia

      This is a very interesting darkhorse. I enjoy the vast variety of your topics. You are such a great writer that has a lot to offer. Truly are.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this hub. I know that the numbers 7 and 12 have been lucky for me. I have 7 cats and I met my husband on the 7th day of the 3rd month. We were married in the 12th month on the 12th day. So far so good! Take care..blessings! :-)

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      amy 5 years ago

      Funny i was told the # 3 meant death, believed it for many years. Glad I am corrected even though iv told people 3 is bad, my bad.

      #1 father #2 son #3 holy ghost.

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Hi Jo, I also like the number seven. Take care and thanks for reading..

      @Amy, this is cultural, and number 3 perhaps is lucky in your culture.

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      marimccants 5 years ago

      Great hub about Chinese!Lots of wonderful information. As what I've read in the bible, number 7 is frequently mentioned and have the luck.I love number 7!

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      genda espiritu 5 years ago

      hELLO, WHAT IS THE MEANING? MY BIRTHDAY IS 31, THE AGE OF MAY FATHER WHEN I WAS BORN IS 31, THE DATE OF THEIR MARRIAGE IS 31 AND THE DATE OF OUR MARRIAGE TOO IS 31

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      MLRO082672 rat 5 years ago

      Hello! what is the meaning of my name this lucky? i want 2 a lucky charm 2 all year's i run... i always no.8 on my birthday... i need to have a good future... bcos i want to be a good samaritan... i want more... people to be happy...082672

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      sheraz nazir joji 5 years ago

      my lucky number is 888

      sheraz pakistan

      sheraz888@facebook.com

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      princesswithapen 5 years ago

      This has been one of the most interesting hubs I've read in a long time. I'm sharing this with a friend who is quite passionate about lucky numbers.

      Princesswithapen

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      dhuez10 5 years ago

      Next time I eat out Chinese I'm leaving the waitress $4 and 4 cents.

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Dhuez why the number 4 it is unlucky number, well money is money so the waitress will like it

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      tea 5 years ago

      Well i have to confess that i don't even know some of these informations about the numbers..:))) and actually you can just find out so many interesting culture for every country if you decide to dig out some there..and yes we like the number 6 and 8 and 9 ...and red paper for wedding and white paper for death...

      Anyway for most of chinese people , especially for youngers, they don't care much about the numbers...as for some people who pay so much for just a few numbers, well what can they do when have so much money but don't want to give it to poor?

      Well anyway even for me as a chinese, i just feel so tired when i see these informations about the numbers, so actually we don't care much about them in real life!

      But yes, for some special conditions , we think about it:))

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      natalie 4 years ago

      I love these it very interesting to know what numbers to choose thank you so much to everyone that make it happen. I love reading about Feng Shui. It makes me think of the lovely things in life what I can do for myself and others to make me happy and my family and be lucky on these numbers. God Bless love Natalie.

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      hermogina emotin 4 years ago

      hello i would like to know what is my lucky numbers

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      Ashley 4 years ago

      Hey how are you today this page is a really good site i love it :))!!!

      Have a nice day ......

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      Amanda 3 years ago

      I am contemplating moving from my apartment to an apartment complex numbered 3568 which translates to 22 or (4)

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      Tavy 3 years ago

      I was born on the 8th nice

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      Elizabeth Joy Delatado 3 years ago

      Hi Can you pls. Help me what is my lucky number and color. I was born march8,1981. I am planning to open business how to attract luck?

      Thanks

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      johnny western 3 years ago

      stick with number 9

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      jac 23 months ago

      I am looking to purchase

      The house number 22 is this ok

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      lea 16 months ago

      hi would like to ask my bf total name number is 3 and mine is 7, they said that if we marry together the total # will be 10 and it means death for my boyfriend.. is this true in numerology?

      thanks

      lea

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