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 Nov. 22, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Lucky Number 4
Asked by J from CANADA | Nov. 22, 2018 00:15Reply
My birthday is 11/28/1971. What is my lucky number?
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Answered by James from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 22, 2018 18:45
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Your auspicious numbers are 2, 5, 8.
Asked by Chief from GHANA | Nov. 19, 2018 07:01Reply
My date of birth is 24-03-1984 please what are my lucky numbers
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Answered by George from BELGIUM | Nov. 19, 2018 17:27
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2 and 3 are your lucky numbers.
Answered by Chief from GHANA | Nov. 20, 2018 10:50
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Thanks, please how do I utilize my lucky numbers
Answered by Claire from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 20, 2018 17:05
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Well, when you meet something about numbers like dates, tend to choose your lucky numbers or a number including your lucky numbers.
Asked by Thangjam from INDIA | Nov. 14, 2018 21:56Reply
My husband born 4 nov 1976 and me born 27 oct 1975, marriage date 18 nov 2009
whats lucky for us?
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Answered by Laura from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 15, 2018 18:52
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The auspicious numbers of your husband are 1, 6, 7 and yours are 3, 4, 9.
Asked by Xavier from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 02, 2018 05:44Reply
we would like to buy house number 14 is it good for me and my date of birth is 17 / 05 / 1982
what are my lucky numbers plz
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Answered by Mia from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 04, 2018 23:57
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The lucky numbers are 3, 4, 9 and 14 is a good number for you.
Asked by Daz from UK | Oct. 31, 2018 13:24Reply
My Birth date is 05th November 1970.. What is my Lucky Number?
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Answered by Janny from BELGIUM | Oct. 31, 2018 19:55
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Your auspicious numbers are 3, 4, 9.
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