8 ways to know the personality of your house

Anita at the Taj Mahal in India

Your address is the key to your castle.  Matching the house number with your personality trait, gives you the WOW factor. For example, if your neighbor just jetted in from Buenos Aires and is keeping you awake with their all-night Jacuzzi party chances are they live in a #5 House which is perfect for a jet-set world traveler who likes to entertain. The family down the street with the bubbly Buddha fountain and Zen koi pond probably lives in a #7 house which is about spiritually and things that money can’t buy. Knowing your house number is the key to personal nirvana.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have two adjoining properties in Aspen with house numbers 4 and 3. While Goldie’s house is a super creative #3, Kurt’s house is #4 which grounds a famous person. Kevin Costner’s Aspen lake house is #6 which is about being of service to others. When he and his family do things that help and enlighten others he taps into the energy of that house.

My clients Supermodel and CEO Miranda Kerr and husband Evan Spiegel founder of Snapchat live in #7 spiritual house which may be one of the reasons Miranda is so open to spirituality. We sprinkle crystals she gets from me everywhere. Her Kora Organics collection is based on a very high vibrational premise in alignment with a #7 home.

While actor/singer Ashely Tisdale and her husband musician Christopher French live in a #4 grounding home, perfect for their fast-paced lifestyle. When Ashley gets home after a long day on the TV set of her new comedy “Carol’s Second Act” with Patricia Heaton, she needs a sacred retreat to anchor her and that is what a #4 house provides.

To determine what energy your house or office holds take the house number test yourself. Add up the numbers of your address until they reduce into a single digit. For example: 12310 = 7 or 1741 = 13 = 4.  If you live in an apartment or condo the address of the building affects you, but your unit number is more important. What is closest to you affects you the most.

1 – single person

#1 is about new beginnings.  This house is perfect for being single and starting something new. It holds the energy of a new phase of your life, new career, new family, or new venture. Relationships and partnerships will be challenging because #1 is about soaring solo. To balance the yin and yang in your life, decorate with pairs of things (and I don’t mean pears, the fruit.) Live here by yourself and use this time to fire up your reputation.

If you live in a #1 house, make sure you get out and about.

2 – couples

#2 is about partnerships.  Whether it is romance or business, #2 is about the dance of duality and being in sync with your partner. This house holds the energy for newlyweds and couples who can’t get enough of each other. Starting a new relationship or rekindling an existing one will be easier. If you find yourself cozying up in front of the roaring fireplace and being lovey dovey too often, make sure to get out and socialize.

If you live in a #2 house share the love and invite friends over and entertain.

3 artists

#3 is a house full of creativity.  The artist in all of us needs a place for creativity to soar and this is a house where you are most likely to find an art studio, performing stage, or music room. Creative spirit comes in many forms, so if you live in a #3 house you need to honor your artistic side. Recognizing a #3 house is easy because it will be the kooky neighbor down the street with the garden gnomes, pink flamingos, and flowering garden. It can also be the house with exotic Halloween or Christmas decorations. That neighbor will be the filmmaker, writer, painter, musician, professor, and it might be you. 

If you live in a #3 house have fun, but don’t get too far out.

4 – stars

#4 house grounds a famous person or someone in the public eye. Whether you are the star of stage and screen, the CEO of a large corporation, or the star of your own life a #4 creates a solid base camp from a busy and hectic life. You will most likely have star quality and your home is your get away for balance and stability. This is a perfect retreat from a pressure-filled day from living in the spotlight. #4 will ground and focus your energy.

If you live in a #4 house it will keep you stable and secure.

5 – party people

#5 is for jet-setter travelers who like to entertain. Like the fingers on your hand, #5 is a handful. This is an active house where something exciting is always going on. These folks just got back from a safari in Nairobi, biking in Vietnam, or shopping in Dubai. This house holds the energy of those who love to travel and celebrate life and if they are friends of yours you will be invited to join the festivities. They are tireless party animals who are in and out of town constantly. A #5 business will be buzzing with activity and a super fun place to work. Since #5 is all about looking forward to what tomorrow may bring, make sure to leave time and energy for what needs to be taken care of today.

If you live in a #5 house be ready for plenty of spontaneous parties and unusual adventures.

6 – nurturers

The essence of #6 is being of service others. This is the perfect house for doctors, lawyers, healers, waiters, personal trainers, hair dressers, designers, Realtors, or therapists. Anyone who dedicates their life to being of service to others benefits greatly from the loving support of a #6 house. If you are about giving back in one form or another, your life will have purpose and meaning. Make sure to take time out to recharge your own battery or you will give and give and have nothing left for anyone else.

If you live in a #6 make sure to give back to yourself as well.

7 – spiritual folks

#7 is associated with spirituality and inner strength. This is a home that brings out the spiritual contemplative side to people. It is the most challenging number because it is about things that money can’t buy. If you live in a #7 house you need to concentrate more on who you are in the world and less on material abundance. If you are fulfilling your purpose, the money will come. Decorate with Buddha statues, crystals, magical candles, or whatever has special meaning to you. Meditate on your life and fill your home with spirit.

If you live in a #7 house your world will be filled with spirit.

8 – money-makers

#8 is best for prosperity and gaining material wealth.  In Chinese culture, the number 8 is associated with wealth. If you are lucky enough to live in this house, it will be easier to draw money towards you and hold that money in. For business leaders and entrepreneurs, this is an extremely profitable number to have. Keep in mind that money cannot buy happiness. Stay balance and try not to focus on material gains to excess. A happy life is a balanced life.

If you live in a #8 house it will be easier for you to hold in your wealth.

9 – great for everyone

#9 is the ultimate number because it holds the energy of all the other numbers.  If you add numbers 1-8 together and reduce them to a single digit you get 9.  This is the highest number in humanitarianism and is the most auspicious house or office. It tends to be a balanced environment and you will be prone to thinking high thoughts and be able to reach once considered unattainable goals. The energy of this house will allow you to complete things and resolve old issues. Congratulations if you live in #9!

If you live in a #9 house, you hold all the energy of life.

Anita Rosenberg is an International Feng Shui and BaZi Chinese Astrology Expert. She lives and works in Los Angeles at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. For more information and to shop at the Good Karma Shop go to: www.AnitaRosenberg.com. Follow Anita on FB and Instagram at Anita Rosenberg Studio.