Symbolic Feng Shui Symbols

Tangible representations towards positive desires and intentions.

Selecting Charms for your home or place of business

When purchasing charms it is important to look for items that are both a clear representation and cast in an appropriate material so as to call upon the strengths of the correct Feng Shui element; Water, Wood, Earth, Metal or Fire.

We can use alternative objects to keep the use of Feng Shui more discretely held off the table however for this to work it is essential to use objects of an appropriate material type, shape, colour and placement to evoke specific energies. Element 5 and 2 in Feng Shui should be a statue or object of any kind - it could be even a piece of furniture!

Common symbols:

Arowana fish
Koi Carp and Goldfish are also commonly used in Feng Shui since the pronunciation of “Fish” in Chinese is “Yu” and is the same as “Abundance” but, the Asian Arowana fish independently has its own particular importance; Arowana statues are a popular was of representing having an abundance. In China statues of these fish will often be given to loved one or friend to signify the wishing of one to receive an abundance - more than required, more than wanted, more than perhaps expected. There is a favourable link to the water element with the Arowana fish (Chinese “living Dragon” and “Golden Dragon.”) In the past the Arowana fish has been one of the jewels of a Business Tycoon's aquarium collection - these became amongst the most expensive fish to own in the world but are now an endangered species. They bear a shimmering cloak of scales and long whiskers - similar to that of the much revered dragon.

Fish and gate
Used by the business minded and students, a statue depicting a pair of fish with a gate is to signify the overcoming of obstacles. When salmon are fighting to make it up stream they are moving towards their goal. In Chinese stories the fish leap over a gate and develop into dragons and so fulfilling their ambition.

Sailing ship
The sailing ship is to bring in wealth.

Fu Dog
The Fu Dogs with their pups and globe offer protection and influence please see XXX (coming across in next email)

Lucky Toad
The Lucky 3 legged toad calls for the household to receive wealth.

Galloping horse
A galloping horse, or several thereof, are used to symbolise success, freedom and speed.

Gourde
The gourde, often overly embellished, is a representation of historical medicinal equipment - a medicinal vestibule that as a statue helps improve health.

Waving Cat
Although many of the items available as Fengu Shui aids have Chinese origin, the Lucky Cat is a Japanese influence. The Waving Cat, Beckoning Cat, Fortune Cat, Money Cat or “Maneki Neko” as it is also known, is an often highly stylised version of a cat with its paw elevated and sometimes grinning. The cat is used to entice a variety of aspects into our lives including wealth. They come in a variety of colours and with paws up, down, right paw up, left paw up - each combination has its own virtues.

Pagoda
5 Element pagoda - to reduce the Flying Star number 5 Yellow energy - the strongest of negative energy. Also to reduce the number 2 negative energy of illness and stress.

A recommended alternative to the pagoda for those following the New Age / Flying Star Feng Shui schools use wind chimes. The number of rods is important - 6 rod wind chime is the ideal to evoke metal and suppress 5 and 2, the top cap piece should also be metal. The clarity of the chime as it strikes is important. Positionally, the chime should be close to a window for natural activation by the wind and should never be placed directly over the seating area / desk area / bed of the occupant.

( New Age / Flying Star Feng Shui schools add the additional element of the transition of time in Feng Shui. )

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