According to Chinese beliefs, the numbers in numerology are divided into ones that bring luck and ones that bring misfortune. Odd numbers - 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are considered Yang, a symbol of the male beginning, while even numbers - 2, 6, 4 and 8 are Yin, the female beginning.
The luckiest numbers in Chinese numerology are 6, 8 and 9. 6 means that something will happen without any problems, 8 indicates unexpected luck, 9 - longevity and persistence.
The unluckiest number according to the Chinese is 4 because it is the embodiment of death. According to Buddhist beliefs, each person has 3 important stages in their life, the 4th being their death. 4 corresponds to the number 13 in the Western beliefs.
Meaning of the numbers
1 - symbolizes beginning but loneliness as well. It belongs to the Yang numbers and its element is water. 1 provides individuality, oneness and the opportunity for a new beginning.
2 - symbolizes union, love and marriage. It belongs to the Yin numbers with the element of fire. 2 is the number of complementing and is linked to the warmth of the relations between 2 people.
3 - symbolizes energy and feelings. It is a Yang number and its element is wood. 3 represents the ability to express our thoughts and emotions clearly and beautifully. It provides vitality and the ability to communicate.
4 - symbolizes death. It belongs to the Yin numbers and its element is wood. It symbolizes inevitability and the misfortune that will catch up to us.
5 - symbolizes unity since according to Chinese beliefs, 5 brings together the 5 natural elements into one. The number 5 embodies perfection and brings stability, balance and diversity and is part of the Yang numbers.
6 - one of the lucky numbers of Chinese numerology, belonging to the Yin numbers. Its element is water and it symbolizes complete harmony, a problem-free and easy life.
7 - symbolizes sorrow. It belongs to the Yang numbers and its element is metal. The number 7 is linked to the search for wisdom, intellectual growth and lessons learned from mistakes.
8 - the luckiest number according to the Chinese. It symbolizes prosperity, abundance and power. It is a Yin number and its element is wood.
9 - a lucky number symbolizing success and longevity. 9 is a Yang number and its element is wood. It is linked with complete openness toward others and dynamics.
Combinations of numbers
168 - continued prosperity for a collective.
518 - quick success.
666 - everything will head in the right direction without having to put in much effort.
14 - inevitable death.
888 - certain happiness.
520 - eternal love.