In the previous article “Feng Shui Your Style: Jewelry that Brings the Power of CHI Into Your Life,” we learn about some unique, symbolic, and powerful feng shui symbols that can be worn as jewelry. Hey, if we’re heading out and dressing up, why miss the opportunity to bring the positive flowing energy of Feng Shui with you where ever you go! Guys, turn your girlfriends into walking good luck charms, right!
We don’t like to miss any chances for success in this competitive society. So, especially in environments which we can control, let’s use some simple, fun, and decorative feng shui objects to turn on the flow of blessings and opportunity!
This article is more about popular Feng Shui objects that we can place around our home or office to keep the flow of Chi positive and active. And of course, at One Lucky Wish we particularly look for the objects which bring us good luck.
Create a calm and harmonious living space
See, it’s all connected. Energy, vibes, polarity, gravity, etc. If we want to attract good luck & well-being, we need to balance the energy flow of our environment. Now that we are spending more time in our homes than ever, let’s use the tools offered in the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui to reduce stress and agitation and instead bring flowing positivity.
Feng Shui principles have been taught for centuries and there is a wealth of knowledge to tap into. This list is just a resource to provide some simple and effective tools that can bring immediate and tangible results to your life, without having to completely remodel your home.
By balancing Chi energy with the proper placing of metaphysical objects, you can attract abundance as well as eliminate the accumulation of negative energy. When decorating your home or office space, use these powerful Feng Shui objects to bring good luck, protection, and new opportunities.
- Buddha – the awakened one.
- Horse Symbolism in Feng Shui
- Butterflies Symbolism in Feng Shui
- Fish Symbolism in Feng Shui
- Tree of Life and Feng Shui Gem Trees
- Turtle Symbolism in Feng Shui
- Feng Shui Money Frog
- More Lucky Symbols of Feng Shui
Buddha – the awakened one.
The name Buddha means “awakened one” because the Buddha was a man who woke up to his human experience and attained enlightenment.
In Feng Shui, the most common use of the Laughing Buddha is as a cure for wealth and good luck. The symbol is thought to bring auspicious energy, wealth, and joyful blessings anywhere it is placed, This is one reason it’s common to see a Laughing Buddha in Chinese restaurants.
Where Should I place the Buddha in my home?
When placing a Buddha statue, or any statue of a deity, make sure the location is truly one of reverence. This means you should never place a buddha in a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen.
Buddha should face the front door to interact with Chi entering the home.
Many feng shui consultants recommend placing the Buddha opposite the main front door of a home on a table that is about 30 inches high. This location allows Buddha to interact with the chi energy entering your home. From this position, the statue can neutralize any negative chi, and transform it from damaging to very lucky energy.
Buddha Statue in the Office
For those that own a business, placing Buddha on a reception’s desk can help bring prosperity to your company. You can also place Buddha on an office table.
Meditation Garden Buddha
A meditation garden is an ideal area for a Buddha statue. One of the most popular poses is the Meditation Buddha.
Buddha for Yoga Practice
If you practice yoga, then you have a special room or area of a room in your home devoted to your exercise. This is an excellent place for a Buddha statue. Just be sure to place it eye level or higher.
Many people say that rubbing a Buddha’s belly every day will bring luck and prosperity to all within the home or workplace.
Which Buddha statue is good luck?
The laughing Buddha brings good luck, contentment and abundance in one’s life. It depicts the plenitude of whatever one wishes for – be it wealth, happiness or satisfaction.
Where should a lucky Buddha be placed?
A laughing Buddha in the bedroom, kitchen or dining area will do more harm than good. Keeping the statue in the parlor or entryway facing the East will strengthen the bond between family members. Placed in the South-East direction, laughing Buddha is believed to increase good fortune.
Avoid putting a Buddha statue on the floor as this is considered disrespectful.
When you have a busy, hectic lifestyle – which is the expression of yang energy – it is very important to focus on creating a peaceful quality of energy in your home, and what can create a more peaceful, calm and contemplative energy that the presence of Buddha?
Buying a Buddha Statue
When shopping for a Buddha statue, keep the following traits and Chinese lore in mind:
Try a laughing Buddha first: There are many Buddhas available, but if this is your first purchase, start with the Laughing Buddha. The Laughing Buddha is also known as the Buddha of Wealth or the Buddha of Happiness. Who wouldn’t like a little more of both?
Bigger is better: It is better to try to find the biggest Buddha possible to maximize energy flow. A smaller sized one will still work, but may take longer for results to present.
Consider the symbols: The Laughing Buddha is usually depicted carrying certain items, such as a pot of gold, large ingots or a sack filled with treasures. Find one that resonates with you.
Horse Symbolism in Feng Shui
You can use a photo, painting, sculpture, or any other decor item with a horse in it.
The Horse brings the energy of success, fame, freedom, and speed. Thus, the horse feng shui symbol is often used in the Fame area of the Bagua (South), as well as the Career area (North).
A horse or horses in motion can help you regain focus and direct you toward a path to success.
Red horses, especially when they’re galloping, are symbols of strength and aggression. These depictions are commonly used in offices to promote success.
White horses in motion help to ensure a steady or smooth inflow of money for businesses and households.
Horses positioned near each other can strengthen business and personal relationships.
Horses depicted in larger groups are strong symbols of power and victory. Grouped horses should be moving together to symbolize partnership, family, and combined strength.
Butterflies Symbolism in Feng Shui
The Feng Shui use of butterflies is similar to the use of birds. Both are symbols of flying free, which speaks of human longing for joy. The most common feng shui use of the butterfly symbol is as a feng shui cure for love and romance, probably because love is the most transformative feeling that makes you feel like flying.
Fish Symbolism in Feng Shui
The fish is an old feng shui symbol for abundance and prosperity. The most famous feng shui wealth fish is the arrowana, or dragon fish, and the purest arrowanas are known to command quite high fees. Feng shui aquariums are a beautiful and potent feng shui cure to attract the energy of wealth and abundance. Placed right, and taken care of wisely, they will amplify the energy in any space and attract more wealth Chi.
Tree of Life and Feng Shui Gem Trees
Feng Shui gem trees, also called feng shui crystal trees, are a popular cure in traditional feng shui school applications. The first thing to notice is the use of specific crystals in a tree, as each gem tree will usually come with one type of crystals, thus defining its feng shui application. There is a wide variety of feng shui gem trees on the market, from amethyst gem trees to agate, and even pearl and coral trees.
Turtle Symbolism in Feng Shui
The turtle is a strong protection symbol in feng shui. It is one of the four celestial animals, or guardians in feng shui, which are the green dragon, the red phoenix, the white tiger and the black tortoise. These celestial animals are considered guardians of good feng shui energy and the roots of their symbolism and feng shui use go deep to the beginnings of the landscape school of feng shui. The first feng shui symbolic use of turtles or tortoises is as a protection symbol.
Feng Shui Money Frog
The use of the feng shui money frog, often used as decorative art, has deep symbolic roots. It is a mythological creature with three legs that is said to attract wealth and abundance. As a result you can often see it in many Chinese homes, restaurants, and retreats..
Also known as the three-legged toad, the feng shui money frog is a popular symbol that is used as a feng shui adjustment to attract wealth and prosperity. It also connected to long life and good luck.
The imagery of the three-legged toad is common in Chinese decorative art. It’s most often found as a small figurine made of metal or a semi-precious stone like jade. In ancient Chinese motifs, the toad and frog are often used interchangeably.
In most cases the three-legged toad is found with a coin in its mouth, sitting on top of a bed of coins or gold ingots. It always has two front legs, and one back leg or tail (like a tadpole tail), hence the name three-legged toad.
Origins of the Three-Legged Toad
In Chinese folklore, the legendary three-legged toad is thought to have the ability to produce gold and silver coins from its mouth. This toad lived on the moon with Liu Hai, the God of Coins.
Besides wealth and money-making, the three-legged toad is also associated with long life and is sometimes depicted with one of the Eight Immortals of Taoism, representing longevity as well as wisdom. You may also see the three-legged toad pictured with the Chinese God of Wealth.
Placing the 3 Legged Toad
In general, the three-legged toad is placed on a small pedestal or table, so it is not sitting directly on the floor. It’s thought to be better placed on a low elevated surface rather than high one, so as to accumulate more wealth energy. The Money Frog can be placed in your home, office, and place of work. You may even have more than one three-legged toad in your space. If you’re going to do more than one, try three, five, or nine toads as they are luckier feng shui numbers.
You can also meditate with it, imbue it with your intention, and then place it thoughtfully. Be sure to check in on it to make sure it’s still in its place, and don’t let it accumulate dust.
You can place the three-legged toad near or facing the entry of your home or business to invite in wealth and prosperity. It’s important to have the money frog facing the front door, but not directly in line with the door.
Other recommended placements of the Feng Shui Frog
Your Office Desk
Your desk symbolizes your career and work. Placing a three-legged toad on your desk will activate your career to attract more prosperity and income.
The imagery of a three-legged toad in your wallet with your money can activate your purse to attract more wealth. This placement is extra auspicious because you carry the wallet with you most of the time.
You can include the three-legged toad in your garden, pond, or outdoor green space as part of your decorations to bring in wealth from the outside world.
More Lucky Symbols of Feng Shui
Coins of the Ten Emperors
The Coins of the Ten Emperors are a symbol representing the Ten Emperors during the Qin Dynasty and their imperial reserves. They are use the Coins as a feng shui adjustment to invite wealth and prosperity from fair and rightful sources. It’s particularly helpful to locate the Coins of the Ten Emperors in a visible place near the front door of your home or office. You can also put them in a certain area of the feng shui bagua, depending on your intention, or behind your desk chair for support in your career.
Eternal (Endless) Knot
There are many different versions of the endless knot in most cultures including those from Asia. The most well known is the eternal (or endless) knot. In Buddhism, this motif is one of the eight auspicious symbols representing eternal compassion and wisdom. In China, this symbol represents good luck, long life, and harmony.
The Mystic Knot is a popular feng shui symbol. Being a combination of six times the infinity symbol, this feng shui knot symbolizes a long and happy life full of good fortune. Because it appears as though the mystic knot is swallowing its own tail, it is also know as the infinite knot. In Buddhism, the mystic knot is one of the 8 magical auspicious objects.
One of these symbols is that of Chinese coins. If you’re into feng shui, you’ve definitely come across these coins strung together with red cord, and you wonder what they mean. In feng shui, Chinese coins are powerful and meaningful amulets that you can use in your home to invite wealth, good fortune, and prosperity.
Chinese coins were once currency in ancient China, so it makes sense that they represent wealth and abundance. They are one of the Eight Treasures, along with the pearl, lozenge, stone chime, rhinoceros’ horn, mirror, book, and leaf, all of which represent good fortune and wealth.
You will typically find Chinese coins strung together with a red or yellow ribbon or cord so they can be hung on the wall. The color red is auspicious in feng shui and symbolizes vitality, protection, and life force energy.
Ideally, try to procure authentic antique Chinese coins made of copper. But if that’s not possible, it’s okay to use the best quality replicas you can find or afford. Your intention matters and affects the power of feng shui adjustments.
Objects absorb and retain the energies of their previous owners and surroundings.
When you bring home second-hand and/or antique pieces, it’s helpful to clear them of any predecessor qi (life force energy).
There are many ways to clear the energy: Some options include smudging with botanicals, or cleaning the object, like antique Chinese coins, with salt water.
Activate Your Wealth Area with Chinese Coins
You can activate the wealth area of your home with Chinese coins. To find the wealth area of your home, stand in the front door looking in. The far left corner is the area of the home related to wealth. If you’re using the traditional compass methods, the wealth area would be the south-east direction.
In feng shui, the front entrance is extremely important since it is where the energy enters your home. Placing a pair of Chinese coins threaded with red cord above or strategically near the front door can attract wealth and prosperity for the family.
The area you work in, like your home office or desk, represents your career and prosperity. It makes a lot of sense to stimulate financial success by using Chinese coins and feng shui to draw in good energy and fortune in all your career endeavors. Try hanging a set of 10 coins on red or yellow cord behind your chair or at your offices entrance. The ten coins represent the ten emperors and invite in money from an honorable and legitimate source.
Together With Other Wealth Symbols
You can also combine Chinese coins with other feng shui symbols (like elephants, the mystic knot, wealth gods, and so on) to enhance and invite prosperity, wealth, and good luck. You might find the feng shui money frog ( three-legged toad) sitting on top of a bed of Chinese coins.
Wearing Chinese Coins
Hang a Chinese coin or two on your body as powerful amulet to attract good fortune and keep you safe. A set of nine coins (in total) worn as jewelry is especially lucky. The coins are also amplified when hung on a gold chain or red cord.