Number Five

The number FIVE, like the number FOUR is seen differently in different cultures. Universally FIVE sits in the middle of the numbers and therefore has a sense of balance like a fulcrum has on a lever. The fulcrum can adjust as outside pressures increase or decrease. FIVE is about adventure and opportunity. In Feng Shui FIVE is more a stable balance like a top that spins, it’s stable while in motion. It represents the five elements (wood, earth, fire, metal and water), the five seasons (the four plus long summer), the five directions (the four cardinal directions and the center), the five emotions (happiness, anger, sadness, bliss, and hatred), and so on. It is a Yang number and not associated with a single element because it represents all five. FIVE also has one shadow over it, in Cantonese it sounds like the word “nothing” so it is sometimes seen as not as lucky. But in general the FIVE in Feng Shui has more of a completeness energy than it does here in the West. Here FIVE represents talents, originality, being resilient, and being mentally alert.

There are several ways to draw the number FIVE. Look at how you have written yours. Is the top attached? Is the top written in a separate stroke from the rest of the number? Is the lower loop large or small? As I mentioned before the FIVE is like the TWO reversed in form so now the stability (the straight stroke) is in the mental and spiritual area where the curved bottom allows it to rock back and forth in the physical world which creates much change. Writing the FIVE in one motion can indicate that in moments of change the mental work comes first. This might sound good but we can’t always predict the extent of change so we may end up unprepared. When the stroke is written last the physical changes occur first and then the mental and spiritual interpretation follows. If the top stroke is not attached it can be that the mental process is not connected to the change happening in life. It’s like the mind is ‘flying away’ from the experience of the body. If there is too much FIVE energy then a person can be a gambler taking too many chances or it could be the opposite, too afraid of failure to move forward on anything.


About Donna Stellhorn

Author and entrepreneur Donna Stellhorn has successfully combined a variety of metaphysical tools and practical skills in the course of building her successful career. She is a dynamic speaker, a thoughtful and supportive personal coach, a practical business consultant, and a creative adviser with more than 20 years of experience. In addition to building three successful businesses of her own and logging more than 12,000 hours of consultations with clients so far, she lectures, teaches a variety of classes, offers apprenticeship programs, leads workshops, and continues to write on a variety of topics. She believes in encouraging others to achieve success in their careers and in their personal lives. Donna has written eight books. One of them, Feng Shui Form, is a collection of many of her best and most popular concepts to help her readers create a supportive and comfortable living and working environment. Her best-selling booklet of more than 10 years, Sage and Smudge: Clearing Your Personal Space shares the concept of how to cleanse and clear space, objects, or environments. Her first Feng Shui book was published in Europe in 1996, where she introduced the concepts of Form Feng Shui to thousands of eager readers. A welcome guest on radio shows across the country (and on the internet), Donna has been seen on NECN's New England Dream House, and was invited to speak at the prestigious Build Boston Architectural Conference three years in a row. Donna is a Red Ribbon Professional and the former Director of the International Feng Shui Guild's Boston Chapter. She is a board member of NCGR, ASA, and the Professional Astrologers' Group. When she takes a moment to relax, she enjoys her home in Laguna Niguel, California, spending time with her friends, her pets, and a good book on any subject. Donna is available for personal and business consultations with individuals living in any time zone. Appointments can be made to meet in person, via phone, or Skype.
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4 Responses to Number Five

  1. Me says:

    My house no is 64-78, 58 road means.? Thx a lot

    • Hi Me, For 64-78 the people in this home will be very caring and work hard to take care of each other. There will be some arguing and people will be stubborn about their opinions. But there will also be prosperity and the more agreement in the house the richer the house will become. If you live there with your family remind them to stick together and no matter what, support each other. A divided house will divide your money, making the income too small to support everyone. If you live alone remember not to be so set in your ways that you can’t let anyone else in. I suggest you have a pet in this house; dog, cat, bird, even a fish. (And if you can’t have a live pet at least have a stuffed animal to represent a pet in the future). This will increase the positive energy of the home and bring you happy opportunities.

  2. says:

    We are looking at a house 559, is this a good number?

    • House number 559, of course, has a lot of the energy of the number five. This will create energy around change and opportunities, but also parties and other social events. Most of the focus will be around making choices. This house will probably require some change or renovations. This house will bring you situations where you can choose what’s best for you. The lesson of this house is that not making a choice is still a choice. So don’t avoid making choices.

      The nine in the number will lead to prosperity and success. So as you make decisions in your life you’ll look back and find that you made the right choice.

      There’s one caveat of this house and that is that 5+5+9 gives us the energy of the number one. This is great for independent thinking. However this can take its toll on a relationship if one person makes all the decisions or if all the responsibilities are put on the shoulders of one person. It will be important in this house to have regular family meetings and do what you can to stay connected.

      Let me know if you buy this house.

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