by : Kathryn Weber With September’s arrival comes the annual car buying season. But while selecting the type of car comes easily to most people, making a decision on the color of a car can be a stumbling block. Some people simply go with their favorite color, while others mull over color choices by considering factors such as climate, type of vehicle use, or the most practical choice, going with what is least likely to show dirt. But what if even that fails? Then try feng shui. Yes, feng shui, the Chinese guide used for arranging homes and offices, can also be used for selecting colors based on an individual’s own personal feng shui. According to personal feng shui, each person has an individual feng shui number that is based on gender and date of birth. This number, also called a “kua" number is associated with a color. By selecting the correct color for an individual’s particular feng shui number, the driver will experience better luck over all because the color is harmonized with that individual. Use personal feng shui to select a “success" color, which can be helpful when buying that luxury sedan. More into soccer practice than boardrooms? Choose a “family" color. Both colors are determined by the driver’s kua number. To determine the driver’s kua number, and subsequently the color of car that is appropriate, use the instructions below and then check the chart that follow for selecting a success or family color. Now, who should drive the Mary Kay pink Cadillacs? Anyone with a number 3 kua number! The calculation is as follows: -Take the year of birth, i.e., 1971 -Add the last two years together (7+1=8) For men, subtract the number from 10 (10-8+2); 2 is the kua number For women, add 5 to the number (5+8=13; 1+3= 4); 4 is the kua number For years such as 1982 which have a double digit, be sure to reduce to one number 8+2=10 (1+0=1) 10-1=9 (Kua for men) 5+1=6 (Kua for women) Kua Number 1 Money/Success Colors: Green, Purple Family Colors: Red, Purple, Burgundy 2 Money/Success Colors: Yellow, Brown, Beige Family Colors: Silver, Gold, White, Pearl 3 Money/Success Colors: Red, Pink, Burgundy Family Color: Green 4 Money/Success Colors: Blue, Black, Purple Family Colors: Dark Green, Brown 5 Money/Success Colors: Yellow, Brown, Beige Family Colors:Gray, Silver, Gold, White 6 Money/Success Colors: Gray, Silver, White Family Colors: Yellow, Brown, Beige 7 Money/Success Colors: Gold, Silver, White/Pearl Family Colors: Yellow, Brown, Beige 8 Money/Success Colors: Yellow, Brown, Beige Family Colors: Gold, Silver, Gray, White 9 Money/Success Colors: Color Dark Green, Brown Family Colors: Blue, Black, Purple