Lucky Number 4

General Analysis

Number 4People with the lucky number 4 are usually endowed with excellent management capability. They are good at summarizing scattered documents, making complicated situations simple and clearly handling problems. Since most of them lack the sense of security, they pursue the steady relationship to make themselves feel being protected. Besides, these people fear or hate changes in life and they are the most stubborn compared with people having other lucky numbers. Though they may have realized their own weakness, they hardly want to change themselves. What’s more, they are good arguers upon some conflicts or arguments especially when they stand on a reasonable side, so give up the idea to dispute with them or persuade them.

 Strong points: They are patient, reliable and self-composed in the daily life which makes them good executants or ministrants. Generally speaking, they are proud, but not arrogant; conservative, but not stereotyped. Diligence, loyalty and realism are their strength. Apart from that, they are always ambitious and determined. No wonder that they are usually able to make great achievements.

 Weak points: Stubbornness is the most distinctive characteristic for those who have the lucky number 4. They are jealous, quarrelsome and sometimes boring. Although they usually are able to defeat others in the arguments with some surprising words or logicality, they actually lack imagination. Moreover, most of them may be a little tightfisted.

No. 4 in Chinese Culture

In the eyes of the Chinese, 4 is generally disliked by people just as 13 is in the western world. This is because Four is pronounced Si in Chinese, the same as 死 (death). Therefore, many buildings, especially hotels don not set the fourth, fourteenth and twenty-fourth floors and other floors with 4. When choosing the telephone numbers and the vehicle identification numbers, many people would avoid number 4. Anyway, Four sounds like the pronunciation of “water” in Zhejiang area’s dialect, in which case it has neither the commendatory nor the derogatory meaning. While in the musical scale, Four is pronounced Fa, the same sound with 发 (fortune) in Chinese. Therefore some people regard 4 as the propitious and lucky number in this case  and there is an old saying in Chinese - 四季发财 (be wealthy all the year round).

Even though 4 has derogatory connotation in Chinese, it seems to be very popular in Chinese culture, especially to express some religious ideology. For example, Four Greatness (the greatest natural power that human should abide by) in Buddhism refers to Earth, Water, Fire and Wind, while Tao, Heaven, Earth and Human are the Four Greatness of Taoism. Furthermore, the ancient Chinese people took benevolence, righteousness, courtesy and wisdom as Four Moral Criterions. Sometimes, the four moral criterions refer to fealty to parents, loyalty to one’s own country, honesty to friends and respect to the seniors. For Chinese literati, writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper are the Four Treasures in the Study.

Wide Use of No. 4

In China’s long history, 4 has been widely used as a number to classify something with the same characteristics or of the same category. Here are some typical examples:
1. Four Seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter
2. Four Directions: east, west, south, north
3. Four Inventions of Ancient China: paper making, printing, compass, gunpowder
4. Four Skills of the Ancient Chinese Scholars: playing zither, playing chess, calligraphy, painting
5. Four Classic Novels of the Ancient China: Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Kingdom of Wei, Shu and Wu), Outlaws of Marsh, Journey to the West, A Dream in Red Mansions (The Story of A Stone)
6. Four Sorts of the Well-known Embroidery: Su (Suzhou) Embroidery, Xiang (Hunan) Embroidery, Shu (Sichuan) Embroidery, Yue (Guangdong) Embroidery
7. Four Famous Pavilions: Penglai Pavilion in Yantai of Shandong, Yueyang Pavilion in Hunan, Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang of Jiangxi, Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan of Hubei
8. Four Plants in Chinese Painting: Plum Blossoms, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum
9. Four Grottoes: Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Maiji Caves in Tianshui
10. Four Famous Buddhist Mountains: Mt. Wutai in Shanxi, Mt. Putuo in Zhejiang, Mt. Emei in Sichuan, Mt. Jiuhua in Anhui

- Last modified on Feb. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lucky Number 4
Asked by Kitty from BRUNEI | Feb. 09, 2019 22:58Reply
Hi there, my birthday is 10-31-1979 what are my lucky numbers? Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Harry from USA | Feb. 13, 2019 01:29

3, 4, 9.
Answered by Kitty from BRUNEI | Feb. 13, 2019 17:10

Thank you!
Asked by Rohan from INDIA | Jan. 08, 2019 02:03Reply
Postive no. For me
My name is Rohan Chauhan and my date of birth is 04/04/1988, but all my official and legal documents has 02/04/1988 it was mistaken by my dad anyways, i am looking for bride and need to successful in my career with good earnings. How i should change my Name so it attracts my desired things and again i want to change my cell phone number.
Any help would be highy appreciated.
Thank you 😊
Answers (2)
Answered by Emilie from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 08, 2019 19:41

Hi, your auspicious numbers are 1, 6 and 7. It is not very clear about which name you should change. Good luck!
Answered by Rohan from INDIA | Jan. 09, 2019 02:07

Thanks for the revert Emily. Happy belated new year
Cheers 😋
Asked by Maurcio from USA | Jan. 02, 2019 08:29Reply
my birhtday is 8/16/1957 what are my lucky numbers?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from CANADA | Jan. 02, 2019 22:14

Your auspicious numbers are 5, 7, 8.
Asked by Grace from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 31, 2018 03:14Reply
is June 20, 2021 lucky date for wedding? if not what are other dates lucky for wedding
groom bday - sept 17, 1992
bride bday - nov 8, 1993
Answers (1)
Answered by Julia from FRANCE | Jan. 02, 2019 22:12

Hi, it's still hard to judge if it will be a lucky day in 2021. Maybe you can ask about one year in advance.
Asked by RITESH AGRAWAL from UNITED STATES | Dec. 22, 2018 19:14Reply
Sibling Born Aug 17,1980 & Jul 5,1983. Want to buy condo on 4th flr and unit startingin 4. Is it ok?
address is 8005 13th unit 401
Answers (1)
Answered by Joy from MALAYSIA | Dec. 24, 2018 00:53

Yes, it's ok and 8 are your common lucky numbers.
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