It is a tradition that the head of the household and partner sit at either end of the table. The person who has prepared the meal sits nearest to the kitchen. This is convenient as there is still much to supervise in the kitchen.
According to the Eight Mansions Formula, every person has four good or beneficial compass directions and four bad compass directions.
Each person has a Kua number which is based on your year of birth. The Kua numbers range from 1 to 9. Each has a unique set of favourable and unfavourable directions.
The compass directions are the four primary compass directions (North, East, West and South) and the secondary directions (Northeast, Southeast Northwest and Southwest).
The person has to face the particular compass direction to get the effect of this formula.
To obtain your Kua number, there is an automated system with this link. Just put in your month and year of birth.
The four Beneficial Directions are:
1. Sheng Qi – Prosperity Direction
This direction is for prosperity, good fortune and success. People in Business especially should tap in this direction to advance their wealth acquisition.
2. Tien Yi – Health Direction
This is the direction for improving your health
3. Nien Yen – Relationship Direction
If you are looking for a relationship or maintaining a relationship, this is the direction to go for.
4. Fu Wei – Personal Growth Direction
The direction for furthering one’s personal growth
The Non-Beneficial Directions are:
1. Huo Hai – Bad luck Direction
This direction leads to struggle and failure, which brings hardship and bad luck to one’s life
2. Wu Gui – Five Ghosts Direction
Negative Energy leads to deceit and backstabbing.
3. Liu Shi – Six Killings Direction
The direction spoils all relationships, albeit professional or personal.
4. Jueh Ming – Total Loss Direction
In practice, it is best to use or face one of the beneficial directions and avoid any of the less beneficial compass directions.
The selection of the position.
The head of the household selects the most suitable position that fits the best direction and the layout of the dining room table.
It is best for the person preparing the meal to sit nearest the kitchen. But again, it depends on personal preferences.
Links to Reviews of Various Feng Shui Topics