Question: What is a Lo-shu square? Can it be used to understand the Feng-shui of the house?
Answer:- Lo-shu square is also called as the magical square. It is depicted by a square containing numbers from 1-9. Number 5 is in the centre and the other odd and even numbers are arranged in its periphery. The four even numbers are in the corners and the odd numbers are in the centre forming a cross. Amazingly the sum of the numbers in the vertical, horizontal or diagonal lines is always 15. Number 15 is very important in Fengshui as it corresponds to the number of days in the cycle of the new moon to full moon. Odd numbers are yang in nature and the even numbers are Yin in nature. Each number carries a specific energy one of the five elements is associated with each number. For example number 9 is associated with the element fire and number 1 is associated with the element water. Similarly specific directions are assigned according to the placement of numbers in the Lo-shu square. Number 9 is in the South and number 1 is in the North. Yin and yang numbers are placed alternately around the number 5 in the Lo-shu square to depict balance.
Bagua as we use in the Fengshui of the premises has evolved from the Lo-shu square. This finds an application in planning the cures according to the directions. According to the flying star theory the stars keep changing their directions and each year occupy different directions, hence changes are made accordingly each year in the application of the cures.
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