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Lo Shu

 
 
The Lo Shu Diagram dates back as far as 5600 years by some estimates and we apparently don't really know who actually discovered it.
www.abrahadabra.com/LoShu001.htm

Lo Shu (Luo Shu) is a magic square of 3 x 3 squares linked with cosmology. The basic configuration entails three rows of numbers.

4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6

Each of these lines adds up to 15.

Number Name I Ching Number

1. Kan
2. Kun
3. Zhen
4. Xun
5. ---
6. Qian
7. Dui
8. Gen
9. Li

In the study of feng shui, we do not bother about the birth and death of stars, solar storms, the waxing and waning of the moon and the happenings in other planets. We are in terested in the total effect of the happenings in the universe. These are described by what we call star charts. We have the star chart of the earth without considering the influence of celestial bodies. This is the Luo Shu, which is also known as the Earth Chart (Di Pan). We have the star charts of the earth at various times. This is known as the Heaven Chart (Tian Pan). When a house is constructed, we have a star chart of the house. This is subdivided into the Facing Chart (Xiang Pan) and Mountain Chart (Shan Pan).
http://www.astro-fengshui.com/fengshui/truenorth.html


Luoshu Turtle or Magic Square.
Dots 1-3-7-9 spiraling from the central 5. Lines
connect five sets of dots at right angles always add
to 10, number of completion.

Kan, Kun, Zhen, Xun, Qian, Dui, Gen, Li

North, SW, East, SE, Centre, NW, West, NE South

Classic Luo Shu or Magic Square Southwest

4
South
Fire
Red Phoenix
Shen

9
Southwest

2

East
Wood
Dragon
Hun

3
5 West
Metal
Tiger
Po

7
Northeast

8
North
Water
Turtle
Zhi

1
Northwest

6

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1 3 7 9
Zhi, Hun, Po, Shen
North, East West, South
Turtle, Dragon, Tiger, Phoenix
Water, Wood, Metal, Fire
Kidney, Liver, Lungs, Heart


Magic Squares are considered briefly in Lecture 13a: Patterns: Order
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