Ba Zi/Kua Number

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Introduction[edit]

The Kua number of a person is determined by his/her year of birth in the Chinese Hsia calendar. For example, if a male is born between 5th Feb 1928 and 3rd Feb 1929, then his Kua number is 7. A female born in the same period will have a Kua number of 6. The Kua number is used in ancient Chinese divination and Feng Shui or Chinese geomancy.


Favorable Directions[edit]

The Kua number can be depicted in a magic square (where the sum of any 3 numbers whether horizontally, vertically or diagonally is always equal to 15) and is used in Ba Zi divination to indicate the good or favorable directions of a person born with this Kua number.


South
East
South South
West
East 4 9 2 West
3 5 7
8 1 6
North
East
North North
West


Favorable Directions Of The West Group[edit]

Kua numbers 2,5,6,7 and 8 belong to the West Group, and the good or favorable directions of people born with these Kua numbers are West, South-West, North-West and North-East.

South
East
South South
West
East 2 West
5 7
8 6
North
East
North North
West


Favorable Directions Of The East Group[edit]

Kua numbers 1,3,4,9 belong to the East Group, and the good or favorable directions of people born with these Kua numbers are North, South, East and South-East.

South
East
South South
West
East 4 9 West
3
1
North
East
North North
West


Names of Directions[edit]

Directions Traditional
Chinese
Simplified
Chinese
Transliteration Nature of
Directions
Life Generating 生氣 生气 Sheng Qi Favorable
Heavenly Doctor 天醫 天医 Tian Yi Favorable
Longevity 延年 延年 Yan Nian Favorable
Stability 伏位 伏位 Fu Wei Favorable
Mishaps 禍害 祸害 Huo Hai Unfavorable
Five Ghosts 五鬼 五鬼 Wu Gui Unfavorable
Six Killings 六煞 六煞 Liu Sha Unfavorable
Life Threatening 絕命 绝命 Jue Ming Unfavorable

In the above table, the top four are considered good directions, and the bottom four as unfavorable directions.

1920s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Dragon E5 5 2 1928 3 2 1929 7 6


1930s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Snake E6 4 2 1929 3 2 1930 8 7
Horse E7 4 2 1930 4 2 1931 7 8
Goat E8 5 2 1931 4 2 1932 6 9
Monkey E9 5 2 1932 3 2 1933 5 1
Rooster E10 4 2 1933 3 2 1934 4 2
Dog E11 4 2 1934 4 2 1935 3 3
Pig E12 5 2 1935 4 2 1936 2 4
Rat E1 5 2 1936 3 2 1937 1 5
Ox E2 4 2 1937 3 2 1938 9 6
Tiger E3 4 2 1938 4 2 1939 8 7
Rabbit E4 5 2 1939 4 2 1940 7 8

1940s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Dragon E5 5 2 1940 3 2 1941 6 9
Snake E6 4 2 1941 3 2 1942 5 1
Horse E7 4 2 1942 4 2 1943 4 2
Goat E8 5 2 1943 4 2 1944 3 3
Monkey E9 5 2 1944 3 2 1945 2 4
Rooster E10 4 2 1945 3 2 1946 1 5
Dog E11 4 2 1946 3 2 1947 9 6
Pig E12 4 2 1947 4 2 1948 8 7
Rat E1 5 2 1948 3 2 1949 7 8
Ox E2 4 2 1949 3 2 1950 6 9

1950s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Tiger E3 4 2 1950 3 2 1951 5 1
Rabbit E4 4 2 1951 4 2 1952 4 2
Dragon E5 5 2 1952 3 2 1953 3 3
Snake E6 4 2 1953 3 2 1954 2 4
Horse E7 4 2 1954 3 2 1955 1 5
Goat E8 4 2 1955 4 2 1956 9 6
Monkey E9 5 2 1956 3 2 1957 8 7
Rooster E10 4 2 1957 3 2 1958 7 8
Dog E11 4 2 1958 3 2 1959 6 9
Pig E12 4 2 1959 4 2 1960 5 1

1960s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Rat E1 5 2 1960 3 2 1961 4 2
Ox E2 4 2 1961 3 2 1962 3 3
Tiger E3 4 2 1962 3 2 1963 2 4
Rabbit E4 4 2 1963 4 2 1964 1 5
Dragon E5 5 2 1964 3 2 1965 9 6
Snake E6 4 2 1965 3 2 1966 8 7
Horse E7 4 2 1966 3 2 1967 7 8
Goat E8 4 2 1967 4 2 1968 6 9
Monkey E9 5 2 1968 3 2 1969 5 1
Rooster E10 4 2 1969 3 2 1970 4 2

1970s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Dog E11 4 2 1970 3 2 1971 3 3
Pig E12 4 2 1971 4 2 1972 2 4
Rat E1 5 2 1972 3 2 1973 1 5
Ox E2 4 2 1973 3 2 1974 9 6
Tiger E3 4 2 1974 3 2 1975 8 7
Rabbit E4 4 2 1975 4 2 1976 7 8
Dragon E5 5 2 1976 3 2 1977 6 9
Snake E6 4 2 1977 3 2 1978 5 1
Horse E7 4 2 1978 3 2 1979 4 2
Goat E8 4 2 1979 4 2 1980 3 3

1980s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Monkey E9 5 2 1980 3 2 1981 2 4
Rooster E10 4 2 1981 3 2 1982 1 5
Dog E11 4 2 1982 3 2 1983 9 6
Pig E12 4 2 1983 3 2 1984 8 7
Rat E1 4 2 1984 3 2 1985 7 8
Ox E2 4 2 1985 3 2 1986 6 9
Tiger E3 4 2 1986 3 2 1987 5 1
Rabbit E4 4 2 1987 3 2 1988 4 2
Dragon E5 4 2 1988 3 2 1989 3 3
Snake E6 4 2 1989 3 2 1990 2 4


1990s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Horse E7 4 2 1990 3 2 1991 1 5
Goat E8 4 2 1991 3 2 1992 9 6
Monkey E9 4 2 1992 3 2 1993 8 7
Rooster E10 4 2 1993 3 2 1994 7 8
Dog E11 4 2 1994 3 2 1995 6 9
Pig E12 4 2 1995 3 2 1996 5 1
Rat E1 4 2 1996 3 2 1997 4 2
Ox E2 4 2 1997 3 2 1998 3 3
Tiger E3 4 2 1998 3 2 1999 2 4
Rabbit E4 4 2 1999 3 2 2000 1 5

2000s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Dragon E5 4 2 2000 3 2 2001 9 6
Snake E6 4 2 2001 3 2 2002 8 7
Horse E7 4 2 2002 3 2 2003 7 8
Goat E8 4 2 2003 3 2 2004 6 9
Monkey E9 4 2 2004 3 2 2005 5 1
Rooster E10 4 2 2005 3 2 2006 4 2
Dog E11 4 2 2006 3 2 2007 3 3
Pig E12 4 2 2007 3 2 2008 2 4
Rat E1 4 2 2008 3 2 2009 1 5
Ox E2 4 2 2009 3 2 2010 9 6

2010s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Tiger E3 4 2 2010 3 2 2011 8 7
Rabbit E4 4 2 2011 3 2 2012 7 8
Dragon E5 4 2 2012 3 2 2013 6 9
Snake E6 4 2 2013 3 2 2014 5 1
Horse E7 4 2 2014 3 2 2015 4 2
Goat E8 4 2 2015 3 2 2016 3 3
Monkey E9 4 2 2016 2 2 2017 2 4
Rooster E10 3 2 2017 3 2 2018 1 5
Dog E11 4 2 2018 3 2 2019 9 6
Pig E12 4 2 2019 3 2 2020 8 7

2020s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Rat E1 4 2 2020 3 2 2021 7 8
Ox E2 4 2 2021 3 2 2022 6 9
Tiger E3 4 2 2022 3 2 2023 5 1
Rabbit E4 4 2 2023 3 2 2024 4 2
Dragon E5 4 2 2024 2 2 2025 3 3
Snake E6 3 2 2025 3 2 2026 2 4
Horse E7 4 2 2026 3 2 2027 1 5
Goat E8 4 2 2027 3 2 2028 9 6
Monkey E9 4 2 2028 2 2 2029 8 7
Rooster E10 3 2 2029 3 2 2030 7 8

2030s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Dog E11 4 2 2030 3 2 2031 6 9
Pig E12 4 2 2031 3 2 2032 5 1
Rat E1 4 2 2032 2 2 2033 4 2
Ox E2 3 2 2033 3 2 2034 3 3
Tiger E3 4 2 2034 3 2 2035 2 4
Rabbit E4 4 2 2035 3 2 2036 1 5
Dragon E5 4 2 2036 2 2 2037 9 6
Snake E6 3 2 2037 3 2 2038 8 7
Horse E7 4 2 2038 3 2 2039 7 8
Goat E8 4 2 2039 3 2 2040 6 9

2040s[edit]

Animal
Sign
Earthly
Branch
Start End Kua
Number
of Male
Kua
Number
of Female
Day Month Year Day Month Year
Monkey E9 4 2 2040 2 2 2041 5 1
Rooster E10 4 2 2041 3 2 2042 4 2
Dog E11 3 2 2042 3 2 2043 3 3
Pig E12 4 2 2043 3 2 2044 2 4
Rat E1 4 2 2044 2 2 2045 1 5
Ox E2 3 2 2045 3 2 2046 9 6
Tiger E3 4 2 2046 3 2 2047 8 7
Rabbit E4 4 2 2047 3 2 2048 7 8
Dragon E5 4 2 2048 2 2 2049 6 9