# Ming Gua Calculation

### Personal Ming Gua / Life Gua for men

1) We add all the digits of our birth year up progressively till we get to a single digit
e.g.: Man born 05/02/1979

1979 = 1 + 9 + 7 + 9 = 26 = 2+6 = 8

2) We subtract the result from 11
11 ─ 8 = 3

So the personal Ming Gua number of this man is 3 Wood

Important Note 1

If the date of birth is before February 3, 4 or 5 depending on the year, we use the previous year for our calculations (maintaining the local time zone). In feng shui we use the solar calendar to calculate the year that changes during those dates
e.g.:  Man born 02/02/1979

Important Note 2

If the result is 5 (male) we convert it to the number 2

e.g.:  Man born 08/04/1968

1968 = 1 + 9 + 6 + 8 = 24 = 2 + 4 = 6
11 – 6 = 5

we convert it to male Ming Gua – Life Gua 2 Earth

### Personal Ming Gua / Life Gua for women

1) We add all the digits of our birth year up progressively till we get to a single digit

e.g.: Man born 07/02/1987

1987 = 1 + 9 + 8 + 7 = 25 = 2+5 = 7

2) We add the result to 7

4 + 7 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2

So, the personal Ming Gua number of this woman is 2 Earth

Important Note 1

If the date of birth is before February 3, 4 or 5 depending on the year, we use the previous year for our calculations (maintaining the local time zone). In feng shui we use the solar calendar to calculate the year that changes during those dates

e.g.:  Woman born 02/02/1987