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Feng Shui

If you’ve been out of work for a while, you know how frustrating it is to keep looking, all the time wondering if there’s a job out there for you, or maybe even a whole new career field. Many times, careers take turns and detours that move the job seeker in different directions. Sometimes, though, if you’ve been looking for a job for a while, those detours begin to feel like dead ends. So, you contemplate a career move – but to what?

If you’ve been thinking about changing careers, you might consider giving feng shui a shot. That’s right, the same technique people use to place their beds in their bedrooms or to bring harmony to their home or more money to their business, can be used by job seekers too.

In feng shui, people are assigned a number, called a kua number (pronounced “kwah”), that’s an indicator of lucky directions based on the person’s date of birth and their gender. These lucky directions are associated with career fields because of their relationship to elements, such as water, fire, metal, and so forth. A good example is a seven kua person. This number is related to the element of metal, making that person well suited for metal-related industries such as working computers or jewelry.

Feng shui may seem like an odd way to go about a job search, but when you’re looking at all your career options, it never hurts to have a bit of luck on your side.

The Chinese see luck as a three-sided stool, rather than the western have or have not view of luck. To the Chinese culture, luck is something that can be cultivated and improved. In fact, feng shui is called earth luck. It’s the kind of luck you acquire by aligning your birth date and gender with particular colors, directions and elements, and by employing harmonious living to your life. And, if you’ve been considering a job change, it might be worth investing a little personal energy into your own earth luck and trying to foster that luck with your job search.

The chart below outlines the kua numbers and the careers associated with them, as well as other compatible industries and jobs for your particular kua. To determine your kua number, please visit http://redlotusletter.com/resources/kua-calculator/.  If you’ve come up empty on ideas in your job search, maybe now’s a good time to employ a little feng shui and see if you don’t stimulate your job search luck!

 

KUA NUMBER
ELEMENT/
DIRECTION

CAREERS 

COMPATIBLE CAREERS 

1
Water/North

Hotels, hospitality, fishing, tourism, driving, transportation, gift shops, marketing, consumer goods and services, all water-related jobs, health spa, tour guide, blogger on trends, boats, yachts, sea shipping Jobs involving metal, metal working, high-tech, legal matters, international travel or business, finance, banking, legal/law fields, medical, food and beverage, jewelry, locksmith, insurance, medical/dental, sculptor, police, jobs involving sales, metal, metal working, high-tech, jewelry, locksmith, insurance, medical/dental, sculptor, nail technician, airlines, travel, singer, announcer, TV/radio, actor.

2
Earth/Southwest

Massage therapist, nursing, farming, fundraising/community organizer, charities, agriculture, healing, holistic therapy, nursing homes, mining and minerals, real estate, teacher, sales, gas/oil industries Restaurant owner/worker, beautician, makeup artist, stylist, astrologer, optician, ophthalmologist, fireman, cardiologist/cardiovascular specialist, feng shui consultant, public relations, newspaper, journalist, aviation, photography, chemist, and scientist.

3
Wood/East

Sports and sports fields, forestry, furniture, moving, health instructor, fitness trainer, gym owner or instructor, dancer, upholsterer, antique refinisher/repair Hotels, hospitality, fishing, tourism, driving, transportation, gift shops, marketing, consumer goods and services, all water-related jobs, health spa, tour guide, blogger on trends, boats, yachts, sea shipping.

4
Wood/Southeast

Teacher, lab technician, journalist, blogger, writer, researcher, poet, plant nursery, florist, yoga instructor, dancer Hotels, hospitality, fishing, tourism, driving, transportation, gift shops, marketing, consumer goods and services, all water-related jobs, health spa, tour guide, blogger on trends, boats, yachts, sea shipping.

5 — MAN
Earth/Center

Massage therapist, nursing, farming, fundraising/community organizer, charities, agriculture, healing, holistic therapy, nursing homes, mining and minerals, real estate, teacher Restaurant owner/worker, beautician, makeup artist, stylist, astrologer, optician, ophthalmologist, fireman, cardiologist/cardiovascular specialist, feng shui consultant, public relations, newspaper, journalist, aviation, photography, chemist, scientist.

 

5 — WOMAN
Earth/Center

Healthcare, spiritual advisor, daycare owner/teacher, retreat owner, health spa worker, teacher, corporate trainer, ceramics or glassblower, government jobs, accounting, beautician, healer (Reiki, massage therapist), data entry, radiologist, gas/oil industries Restaurant owner/worker, beautician, makeup artist, stylist, astrologer, optician, ophthalmologist, fireman, cardiologist/cardiovascular specialist, feng shui consultant, public relations, newspaper, journalist, aviation, photography, chemist, scientist.

6
Metal/Northwest

Jobs involving metal, metal working, high-tech, legal matters, international travel or business, finance, banking, legal/law fields, medical, food and beverage, jewelry, locksmith, insurance, medical/dental, sculptor, airlines, military Massage therapist, nursing, farming, fundraising/community organizer, charities, agriculture, healing, holistic therapy, nursing homes, mining and minerals, real estate, teacher, sales, gas/oil industries, healthcare, spiritual advisor, tarot reader, daycare owner/teacher, retreat owner, health spa worker, teacher, corporate trainer, ceramics or glassblower, government jobs, accounting, beautician, healer (Reiki, massage therapist), data entry, radiologist, gas/oil industries.

7
Metal/West

Jobs involving sales, metal, metal working, high-tech, jewelry, locksmith, insurance, medical/dental, sculptor, nail technician, airlines, travel, singer, announcer, TV/radio, actor Massage therapist, nursing, farming, fundraising/community organizer, charities, agriculture, healing, holistic therapy, nursing homes, mining and minerals, real estate, teacher, sales, gas/oil industries and healthcare, spiritual advisor, tarot reader, daycare owner/teacher, retreat owner, health spa worker, teacher, corporate trainer, ceramics or glassblower, government jobs, accounting, beautician, healer (Reiki, massage therapist), data entry, radiologist, gas/oil industries.

8
Earth/Northeast

Healthcare, spiritual advisor, tarot reader, daycare owner/teacher, retreat owner, health spa worker, teacher, corporate trainer, ceramics or glassblower, government jobs, accounting, beautician, healer (Reiki, massage therapist), data entry, radiologist, gas/oil industries Restaurant owner/worker, beautician, makeup artist, stylist, astrologer, optician, ophthalmologist, fireman, cardiologist/cardiovascular specialist, feng shui consultant, public relations, newspaper, journalist, aviation, photography, chemist, or scientist.

 

9
Fire/South

Restaurant owner/worker, beautician, makeup artist, stylist, astrologer, optician, ophthalmologist, fireman, cardiologist/cardiovascular specialist, feng shui consultant, public relations, newspaper, journalist, aviation, photography, chemist/scientist, publishing Sports and sports fields, forestry, furniture, moving, health instructor, fitness trainer, gym owner or instructor, dancer, upholsterer, antique refinisher/repair, teacher, lab technician, journalist, blogger, writer, researcher, poet, plant nursery, florist, yoga instructor, dancer.

 

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