The ancient Chinese art and practice of Feng Shui aims to create a space that allows chi or qi – the energy of the universe – to flow naturally. One way to achieve this is by filling your home with certain Feng Shui symbols.
In Feng Shui, the proper placing of specific items not only can bring you wealth and fortune, but also can exorcise evil spirits. So when decorating your home or office space, keep in mind that these ten powerful Feng Shui symbols can bring you good luck, protection and new financial opportunities.
1 – Feng Shui Dragon
It is a protective dragon that represents the masculine yang element and controls the bad energies. There are three types of dragons: the celestial (the one with the most power), the oceanic (without a tail) and the wetland dragon. They are the energies of the spring and they represent development, blossoming, protection, culture and wisdom.
It should be located towards the East and its colour should contain green element. Dragons are used for the description energy drafts, since the Chinese considered that the ‘Chi’ or energy flows following a route or path called “the cosmic breath of the dragon”.
2 – Laughing Buddha
Laughing Buddha is known in Feng Shui as Buddha of Happiness. The legend says that nothing would make Buddha happier than to see the troubles, the worries and the sadness of human beings turn into happiness. It is said that his inner smile radiates on his entire face. He brings happiness anywhere he goes. Laughing Buddha is a very well-known symbol of wealth, innocent joy – just one look at his smily face can cheer you up.
One of the best Feng Shui locations for a Laughing Buddha is close to the front door so that you can see it as you come home. It is not a good idea to display your Buddha in the bathroom or the master bedroom. As Laughing Buddha is considered to be a patron of children, it can be good Feng Shui to have a small statue in your children’s room (if they like it); or in the study. You want to show your statue the proper respect, which means never placing it on the floor.
3 – The Lucky Cat
The money cat’s beckoning paw signifies approaching wealth. It attracts money, luck, prosperity, and new opportunities. Cats are also able to see in the dark, and will frighten away evil spirits that have bad intentions toward your success.
At work, the money cat is best-placed on your office desk or next to a cash register. In your home, display the symbol of the beckoning cat in the southeastern (wealth) or northeastern (inner knowledge) areas.
4 – Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is a symbol of purity and enlightenment that offers protection and other auspicious benefits when used in Feng Shui applications. The lotus is a very powerful cure for disharmony and illnesses.
Where to place:
• Place the flower in the east sector that governs health luck.
• Set the lotus flower in the center of your home to ensure harmony.
5 – Gem Tree
Feng Shui gem trees, aka Feng Shui crystal trees are a commonly seen symbol in homes that is believed to Feng Shui for money luck. These crystal trees are used in a variety of applications – from cures for love to for money.
The first thing to notice is the use of specific crystals in a tree because each gem tree will usually come with one, and sometimes several types of crystals, which will define its Feng Shui application.
There is a wide variety of Feng Shui gem trees on the market, from amethyst gem trees to agate trees and even pearl, rose quartz, and coral trees. When choosing a gem tree for your home or office, be guided by your own feelings as it is important that you like the colors, the crystals, as well as the overall arrangement of the crystal tree.
6 – Elephant
In Asian culture, the elephant is a symbol of strength, wisdom, good luck, and careful reasoning. As one of the oldest and most revered of animal symbols, the elephant achieves great wisdom, strength, and power as it grows to old age.
Elephants should be placed high upon a mantle, shelf, or altar and have their trunks facing upward, as if trumpeting good news. They can be placed in the entrance hall, but never directly facing the door. Placing a frog, elephant, or monkey in the northern corner of a room is often thought to promote career stability.
7 – Crystal Pyramid
The crystal pyramid leads the energy it its perfect state, going back to the moment prior to the occurrence of evil. It purifies and fortifies the organs and also the subtle bodies. It is a subtle soul purifier, connecting the physical dimensions with the mental ones. Spiritually, it leads the energy to the highest level. Crystal pyramids are used to infuse powerful auspicious energies in homes, businesses and especially construction projects.
8 – The White Tiger
The White Tiger in Feng Shui represents the west or right hand side of our homes (as you look out the front door). The White Tiger is associated with courage, protection and dignity.
The White Tiger brings good luck and fortune when it is represented by a small rise on the right side of the house and is most often associated with the compass direction of west. It is the yin to a dragon’s yang. The White Tiger protects a home from negative forces and is sometimes associated with wealth.
9 – Horse
In classical Feng Shui applications, the image of the horse brings the energy of success, fame, freedom, and speed. It refers to the post-horse which is active, healthy and symbolizes success. If you often take business trips or want to be promoted, you can place six or eight bronze or wooden horses on your working table or at the wealth direction of your house.
10 – Wind Chimes
Wind chimes gained popularity all over the world exactly because of the Feng Shui tradition. If placed outside of the house, they expel the negative energy and the evil intention of people. If you live in an apartment building, you can place the wind chimes on the deck. Aside from purifying the energy, metal chimes attract money and wealth, especially if they are placed in front of a wealth corner of your house. Don’t forget to ring them from time to time, to activate the energy that stimulates the accumulation of money.
You don’t have to believe all statements above to confirm whether Feng Shui works or not; you can put it into practice and observe the results. When you make specific changes in your home based on your needs and desires, focusing your energy to support your goals and intentions, you will understand how your outer space reflects the state of your mind, and how an outward change can change your inner state.
Feng Shui is not something paranormal or magical. Making changes in your environment gradually can help you think more clearly and feel more confident, you can also incorporate those changes into your mind and, consequently, change your life.