# The Nine Periods

# Free Module 1: Principles of Feng Shui

## Chapter 3: The Nine Periods of Feng Shui Time Cycle

The 9 periods of the Chinese calendar originated from the 9 numbers on the back of the Giant tortoise. Each period consists of 20 years.

1 Cycle of the lunar calendar consists of 180 years :

Each cycle is divided into 3 groups: Upper, Middle and Lower. Each group comprise 3 periods. Each period is 20 years.

We are now under the Period 7 of the lower period (Year 1984 to Year 2003).

We will be entering PERIOD 8 in the year 2004.

Each of the 9 periods have a number each and in this period (Year 1984 to Year 2003), the reigning number is 7. This number is said to be auspicious and considered to bring luck and good fortune if one includes the number 7 to i.e. telephone number, car number or house number etc..

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