With the arrival of September comes the annual car buying season. But while selecting the type of car is easy for most people, making a decision about the color of a car can be a hurdle. Some people simply go with their favorite color, while others mull over color choices considering factors like the weather, the type of vehicle usage, or the most practical option, opting for what is least likely to show dirt. But what if even that fails? Then try feng shui, the Chinese guide used to arrange homes and offices, it can also be used to select colors based on an individual’s personal feng shui.
According to personal feng shui, each person has an individual number that is based on gender and date of birth. This number, also called the “kua” number, is associated with a color. By selecting the correct color for an individual’s particular number, the driver will experience better luck because the color harmonizes with that individual.
Use personal feng shui to select a “success” color, which can come in handy when shopping for that luxury sedan. More in soccer practice than in boardrooms? Choose a “familiar” color. Both colors are determined by the driver’s kua number. To determine the driver’s kua number, and subsequently the appropriate car color, use the instructions below and then refer to the table below to select a success or familiar color. Now, who should be driving Mary Kay’s pink Cadillacs? Anyone who has a number 3 kua!
The calculation is as follows:
-Take the year of birth, that is, 1971
-Add the last two years together (7+1=8)
For men, subtract the number from 10 (10-8+2); 2 is the kua number
For females, add 5 to the number (5+8=13; 1+3= 4); 4 is the kua number
For years like 1982 that have two digits, be sure to reduce to a number
10-1=9 (Kua for men)
5+1=6 (Kua for women)
Kua Number Money/Success Colors Color Family
1 Green, Purple Red, Purple, Bordeaux
2 Yellow, Brown, Beige Silver, Gold, White, Pearl
3 red, pink, burgundy green
4 Blue, Black, Purple Dark Green, Brown
5 Yellow, Brown, Beige Grey, Silver, Gold, White
6 Grey, Silver, White Yellow, Brown, Beige
7 Gold, Silver, White/Pearl Yellow, Brown, Beige
8 Yellow, Brown, Beige Gold, Silver, Grey, White
9 dark green, blue brown, black, purple