Auspicious Number of Steps in a Home or Office

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Auspicious Number of Steps in a Home or Office


1. In Feng Shui, there are two traditional methods of determining the number of steps.

2. The first method is a 3 number combination. Where the first two steps are Auspicious but the last step is inauspicious.


3. Thus under the `Three-steps formula' step No. 1 (Auspicious), Step No. 2 (Inauspicious) while Step No. 3 is considered inauspicious. Usually this 3rd step is known as the `death' step.

3.1 Thus:-

Following this method, one should be able to work out the number of steps:-

3.2 Auspicious steps are:-

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20,

3.3 Inauspicious steps:-

No. 3 is the third step No. 6 is the following third step No. 9 is again the following third step No. 12 is again the following third step...etc...


4. However, Method 1 should be used in combination with Method 2 below:-

4.1 What is the four-step cycle:-

Step 1: Auspicious Step 2: Auspicious Step 3: Inauspicious Step 4: Inauspicious

4.2 How to calculate under this method:

Step 1 is Auspicious Step 2 is Auspicious Step 3 is inauspicious Step 4 is also inauspicious

4.3 Next 4 steps:-

Step 5 is auspicious Step 6 is auspicious Step 7 is inauspicous Step 8 is inauspicious

4.4 Next 4 steps:-

Step 9 is auspicious Step 10 is auspicious Step 11 is inauspicous Step 12 is inauspicious

4.5 Next 4 steps:-

Step 13 is auspicious Step 14 is auspicious Step 16 is inauspicous Step 17 is inauspicious etc...

4.6 One can do similar calculations for 17 or more steps.....

5. After finding out the numbers for both Methods (1 and 2) we now derive the following sets of steps:-

5.1 Under Method 1: The Three-Step Method:-

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26

5.2 Under Method 2: The Four-Step Method:-

1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26

Thus we have to eliminate the following numbers which are considered inauspicious in either one of the above methods:-

Number 4 - inauspicious under method 2 Number 6 - inauspicious under method 2 Number 8 - inauspicious under method 2 Number 11 - inauspicious under method 2 Number 16 - inauspicious under method 2 Number 18 - inauspicious under method 1 Number 19 - inauspicous under method 2 Number 20 - inauspicous under method 2

5.3 Thus the final result are the following numbers:-

1,2, 5, 10, 13, 14, 17, 22, 25, 26 etc...

6. Steps Landing

Yes, the number of steps is important.

Each step including the steps at landing is included as a count.

Understanding Practical aspects of calculating number of steps in real life

Posted in: Info :: Feng Shui Tips & Guidelines Posted on: Sun, 15 Jun 2008, 00:45 AM,

Dear Sir,

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Again, thank you very much. I hope that if ever I encounter any confusions on my drawings, I hope you will be glad to answer my queries once again. I do my drawings by myself before I instruct my classmate and friend during my highschool days who now an architect to finalize it. He is not so knowledgeable to feng shui details that is why I have to draft and layout everything I like first based on my readings and my existing furnitures here at home beforehand. The house that I want is just a simple practical rectangular house for our family of 5 (my husband, myself, my son, my mom and my unmarried aunt) which we can simply afford to build it slowly. I wish and hope through my simple efforts I would be able to complete our home.

Sincerely, Anne

Vertical Stripes on Staircase = Inauspicious