GENERAL FENG SHUI TIPS FOR EVERYONE
PAGODA - It brings not only protection against bad energy and pernicious forces in your surrounding but career and scholastic luck to its owner. Auspicious Chi gathering around the pagoda will energize the person who work nearby making one feeling fresh and alert during his work or study. The Pagoda is also a powerful symbol of protection against illnesses.
The Pagoda makes an excellent gift for those pursuing higher education, people who are constantly sick or those vying for a promotion at work.
The Pagoda is a temple of knowledge, peace and silence. It symbolizes the path of wisdom. It is said that a person who knows more or is knowledgeable stands firm like a mountain or a Pagoda and cannot be shaken by anything.
The Pagoda is believed to possess the power to tame unruly minds and behaviors. As you may read in many Chinese tales, the Pagoda is used for taming of cheeky spirits by ‘imprisoning’ them in it. Hence the Pagoda can be used to ward of evils and bad chi.
The Pagoda is a very useful Feng Shui enhancer and cure that brings literary luck, fame luck, protection and advancement in career. It is also potent to ward off bad energy and killing forces (sar chi’) in your abode.
TEMPLE LIONS / FOO DOGS
Temple Lion statues appeared in China with the coming of Buddhism. They symbolize defense and protection and are often seen guarding entrances and gateways to buildings. The Lion is the symbol of majestic strength, great courage and strength of character.
When a Temple Lion is seen playing with a ball, it is to signify the moon pearl which symbolizes blessings and protection against evil, and the ball also represents the sun, which is Yang. These are the same thing with two different names. Always have a pair. One is bad luck. Place them just inside the front door with their backs to the door or if you get stone ones for outside place them at the door, again with their backs to the door.
One of the most potent enhancers of good fortune and when appropriately activated, it becomes an even more powerful attractor of business and prosperity luck. Display a crystal lotus in the center of your store or in the heart of your home and you will find your wealth increasing through extra income, i.e. pay raise, bigger deals, more customers, etc. Place it in your office in the same manner and you will find yourself closing more deals as it can help you to clear obstacles so that you get the upper hand in business negotiations.
Place your crystal lotus near a window that receives sunshine so that your room will be filled with cascades of rainbows that will bring positive energies and a feeling of tranquility to your home.
If you are seeking a perfect partner, place a Lotus in your romance area to symbolize a perfect union.
QUAN YIN / KWAN YIN
Goddess of Mercy [Kwam Yin] - Quan Yin (Lady Buddha) Quan Yin is believed to help with healing. When placed within a room she is said to cleanse the environment of negative influences (such as disruptive issues, illness and arguments). Quan yin is the eternal protector of all woman and children.
She also represents universal compassion and love and is said to enhance fertility. A small pendant can be worn that wishes the owner patience and courage.
Quan Yin is the Female Buddha who blesses all. She is the Goddess of Compassion, Mercy and Healing, Symbolizing a calming and clearing quality. Quan Yin is the energy of Yin (from Yin and Yang).
TERRACOTTA WARRIORS of CHINA - A great guardian for your garden, office and home.
TerraCotta is a natural earth element and will absorb negative energies.
One of the most famous archaeological sites in the world is the buried army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. The Qin Dynasty came to an end in 206 B.C. In 1974, farmers made this extraordinary discovery while drilling wells in search of water near the Chinese city of Xi'an. Since that time, millions of visitors have marveled at the ongoing excavation. Each of the over 8,000 life-sized terra-cotta figures, organized in ranks of infantry, cavalry and charioteers, are modeled with distinctive features and are thought to be portraits of actual, living soldiers from that time.
Millions of visitors to Xi'an, China have marveled at the excavation of the 2,000-year-old terracotta armies of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang. More than 8,000 life-size figures of soldiers and horses were buried to protect the emperor's tomb. Even more remarkable is that this multitude of statues are each modeled with unique, distinctive features and are thought to be portraits of living figures. The emperor Qin Shi Huang would not have liked to hear it, but reduced down to a more modest size, some of his loyal soldiers turn out to make evocative table and desktop decorations, guarding personal documents particularly effectively.
HORSES: Symbolizes personal drive, passion and an appetite for freedom. Among all the spirit animals, it is one that shows a strong motivation that carries one through life. Invitation of fame and recognition into life.
FU DOGS / TEMPLE LIONS / FOO DOGS: To protect homes and family from evil influence. The lion was introduced into China by Buddhism. There were no lions in China. It is a symbol of law and order and protector of sacred buildings like temples and clan buildings. Lions play a big part in Chinese folklore and are usually depicted looking more mythical than real. Pairs of stone lions rival even dragons in popularity as guardians in buildings and temples. It is one of the four Animals of Power and Energy. Symbol of valor, Emblem of Military Officials 2nd Grade.
ELEPHANTS: Symbol of wisdom and strength. Used for strengthening career.
DRAGONS: Symbols of great success and prosperity.
TURTLES / TORTOISE: Symbols of long life, endurance and success in business. Guards the Northern Quadrant. Represents longevity, strength, endurance. A Messenger to the Human Race.
3-Legged MONEY FROG / TOAD: The three-legged Frog with a coin in its mouth attracts good fortune into your home.
PIGS/BOAR: Symbols of fertility, i.e. to have children, also bring luxury and financial security to children and mother.
DEER: This animal represents immortality and is often carved with the fungus of Immortality LingZhi in its mouth. A symbol of longevity. Also the official emolument, honor, and success in study.
BAT: This is a symbol of luck or blessing by virtue of its name. It is called "FU" which had the same sound as the Chinese word meaning blessing. A symbol of longevity, prosperity and happiness. One of the top symbols for good luck. The word "bat" in the Chinese language sounds identical to the word for "Good Fortune".
CAT: The Protector of silkworms and disperses evil spirits.
TIGER: Hu - King of the wild animals. The tiger is a symbol of courage and bravery and can drive off demons.
BUTTERFLY: Is a symbol for Long Life. A Feng Shui symbol cure for Love and Romance. It symbolizes an undying bond between lovers.
CICADA: Ch'an - Immortality, resurrection, happiness, and eternal youth. Restraint of cupidity and vice.
COCK / ROOSTER: Gong-Ji - Wards off evil. A picture of a red cock will protect a house from fire. A white cock placed on a coffin will keep demons at bay. A cock is never to be killed or bad luck will arise.
CRANE: He - Symbol of longevity and often shown together with a pine-tree and a stone, also symbols of longevity. The bird, and sometimes the mount, of the immortals. It aids in communication with the divinities.
CRICKEY: Courage and summer.
DUCK / LOVE BIRDS: Felicity and conjugal fidelity. Harbingers of good luck and perfect mates.
EAGLE: Ying - A symbol of strength. An eagle shown perched in a pine-tree is a suitable gift for an older man, wishing him strength of an Eagle and longevity of a pine-tree. An eagle on a rock in the sea symbolizes "hero" who fights a lone battle.
GOOSE: e - Symbol of married bliss.
HERON: Lu - Heron in Chinese sounds a lot like the word for "path or way". A painting of a heron and a lotus has the meaning of "May your path be always upward".
PEACOCK: Kong-Que - Stunning in its beauty, the Peacock is considered the manifestation of the celestial Phoenix on earth. Its mesmerizing colors and the "thousand eyes" look on its tail is considered to promote fame luck in feng shui, as well as enhance one's protection and awareness. Of course, such a stunningly beautiful bird as peacock will also symbolize beauty and the feelings of love and attraction, thus the image of peacock or the peacock feathers are often recommended in feng shui as a love cure for single people to help attract the desired mate.
FISH: This is sometimes represented singly or in pairs when it is intended to be one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems of Happy Augury. The fish is often the carp, a sacred fish, which could come to listen to the preaching of Buddhist scriptures.
- Yu - Fish in Chinese sounds like the word for "Abundance and Affluence" so the fish symbolizes wealth. Fish shown with a lotus blossom symbolize "Year after Year may you live in Affluence".
- Goldfish Jin Yu - The Chinese words for goldfish are identical with the two words meaning "Gold and Abundance." Many Chinese keep goldfish at their home or in ponds in temple gardens.
- Carp Li - Similar sounding to the word "Business" in Chinese. The carp symbolizes a wish for benefit or advantage in business.
Zodiac Animals: that correlate to your year of birth will give a stronger sense of self and more power; to put the zodiac animals of yours and your lover's will improve relationship.
- Yu Lung - The Fish-tail Dragon represents a Carp changing into a dragon in ascending a waterfall. Symbol of passing the Examinations.
- Pan K'uei - is an ancient form of the Coiled Dragon.
- K'uei Wen - Fin-footed Dragons or Hydra.
Dragon Long is the symbol of the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, eternity, Yang and Yin, male vigor and fertility, and has many other attributes.
Considered as one of the 12 Ornaments. One of the most complex and multi-tiered Chinese symbols. The dragon is a good natured and benign creature. In decorations, often two dragons are playing in the clouds with a ball or large pearl symbolizing its power to bring the necessary rain.
PHOENIX - Feng-Huang - represents the Empress, beauty, goodness, warmth, prosperity, peace, the Sun, abundant harvests and reason in government. It is commonly used as a female symbol. Rules of the Southern Quadrant. Also called the Vermilion Bird.
Taotie - Ogre Mask - a sacrificial animal and a warning against avarice, gluttony, sensuality, self indulgence. Stylized Full-face zoomorphic mask with ears, horns and large fangs, but without a lower jaw. In some bronzes the similarity with a water buffalo head without a lower jaw is obvious, but in many other instances this is not the case. It appears on bronze vessels of the Shang dynasty and thereafter on objects in various media, especially those with archaistic decoration. These fantastic creatures may have served as intermediaries between the world of men and the realms of the spirits.
Unicorn - Ch'i Lin - symbolizes benevolence, rectitude. A good omen. Symbol of Military Officials of the 1st Grade.
MONEY FROG - The Three Legged Toad or Hsia Ma in the Moon which it swallows during an eclipse. Symbol of the unattainable and of money making.
1. Buddha: Lead to atmosphere of serenity and happy contentment.
2. Laughing Buddha: Bring joy and luck into homes.
3. Kuan Yin: The Goddess of Mercy, regarded as the protector of children and women.
4. Fok, Luk , Shou (3 wise men):They symbolize happiness, wealth and longevity, and to double the luck.
5. Shou Xing (long life buddha, big head buddha):Symbol of long life; bring long, happy and peaceful life.
1. Coins: Symbols of prosperity.
2. Money swords: To gather wealth; also use as protector from evil intruders.
3. Boat / Ship: Boat in full sails symbolize a happy and fascinating journey through life.
4. Ting (big cooper bowls):For balancing energy.
5. Jade: Has protective qualities; used for longevity and for protection away from home.
6. Globe of 100 children: Symbolize fertility; also strengthen children's intuition.
Fruits, Like insects, fruits are chosen for their shapes and meaning
1. Peach: The peach is a symbol of longevity.
2. Citron: The citron fruit of Buddha's Hand, symbolizes Buddhism because the fruit resembles Buddha's hand with the index and little finger pointing upwards.
3. Gourd: Besides its artistic shape, it is a representative symbol of one of the Eight Immortals, Li Tie Guai.
4. Pomegranate: This is a symbol of abundance because of its numerous seeds. Here again the colors of jade make it suitable, especially if the outer layer is greenish-yellow and the inside is pink or red.