The kua number formulas, as discussed last week, separate individuals into two main groups, the east and west groups, determined by their year of birth. At work, those in the east group should face or sit with their back to the east, north, south or southeast, while those in the west group should have the southwest, northwest, northeast or west behind them. There is a problem here, though; some fung shui masters say you should sit with your back to a favourable direction, others say you should face one of your favourable directions. While it is not a problem if you belong to the east group and are sitting on the north-south axis, complications arise if you are aligned along the east-west axis. So what to make of this conflicting advice? Do you orient yourself in one direction one week and change it the week after? No. What you need to focus on is the big picture. Regardless of the direction, you should sit with your back against a wall and be able to see who approaches your desk at all times. The other details are secondary.