Symbols in Feng shui

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

This post is a visual for my podcast (Five Minute Feng Shui) series on symbolism in Feng Shui. To listen directly from my website click here.


PiYao


History:

Pi Yao dates very far back when he broke a heavenly law and the Jade Emperor punished him by feeding him with only pieces of silver and gold. His rear end was sealed which means the wealth was entering him but could not leave. This is why he’s associated with holding wealth.


Uses include:

Appeasing the Grand Duke by turning his back to the direction the Grand Duke is in for the year.

Lottery winnings you placing him in a ”wealth area”

His image on charms worn for wealth protection




Jade PiYao

The Maneki Neko:

History: A Japanese business man was seeking shelter from a storm when he saw a cat waving him to come take shelter in a Temple. The maneki neko is a common Japanese symbol, which is often believed to bring good luck In modern times. The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, said to call i customers.


Uses:

Usually displayed at the entrance of shops, and businesses in an attempt to feng shui the entrance. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning.








Chinese coins


History:

Coins used in feng shui are usually copied from the official currency of the Qing dynasty, China's longest and last dynastic rule. The Qing emperors were in power from 1644 to 1911, a time of unprecedented prosperity and relative peace for China. Each emperor minted his own coins, made of bronze, copper, or brass (rarely gold or silver), many in the shape of a circle punctuated by a square cut-out. The round shape signified heaven (from the shape metal and the IChing trigram of heaven/yang metal ) and the square opening symbolized earth (From the square shape and IChing hexagram of Earth/yin Earth) They’re also often have lucky symbols such as dragons on them.


Uses include:

Tying coins with red string in multiples of 3, 6 or 9 for various symbolism and numerology

Placing coins in wealth areas







The Color Red


History

Red is said represent the element of fire, the south, the zodiac animal horse and the number 9, it’s generally is considered a lucky color in feng shui. It’s often used for brides, and to denote celebrations. This originates to the days of ancient China when red was used to paint doors to denote the residents of nobility and those holding high offices.


Uses:

Painting your front door red especailly if it faces south

Red strings placed on coins or hanging crystals

Red envelopes are used for offering and as a tradition in Feng Shui

Brides dress in red





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