Feng Shui Symbols and Their Significance
In the modern years, we have been applying Feng Shui symbols in our Home decor but do you really know what is the meaning of each of them?
In Feng Shui, there are 2 kinds of symbols use. The first kind is to attract or enhance abundance and prosperity in our life, while the second type is used tp cure or deflect certain sort of negative killing energy that is directed to you.
8 Most Popular Feng Shui Symbols For Home Decor
1. The Three Legged Money Frog
Firstly, one of the most popular and commonly seen Feng Shui symbols that is used in home decor is the Three Legged Money Toad
It is believed that this wealth frog can attract prosperity and abundance into your home but you must take care of the placement. It should be on an elevated surface (cannot be on the floor) in the wealth area of your home.
To find out more details on this 3 Legged Money Frog, you can refer to our previous article – Three Legged Money Toad Feng Shui Symbol Placement To Attract Wealth Luck
2. The Success Horse
The Horse is always associated with success, wealth ,speed and loyalty. The most recommended placement for this Feng Shui symbol is at your wealth area that can assist in improving career, business and wealth luck. It is believed that the head of the horses should be facing inwards and not facing outside of the horse, that symbolised sending wealth into your house.
The head of the horses should be faced towards the inside of the house, symbolizing that the horses are carrying wealth into the household.
Mandarin ducks usually come in a pair and is a Feng Shui symbol of love. They are commonly used as a cure to help in love relationship and attracting romance luck. They are to be placed at the love and marriage sector of your Bagua map and an alternative commonly position is your bedroom.
4. Bagua Mirror
You might probably know or seen this Feng Shui symbol before. This Ba Gua mirror is commonly used to block or deflect the negative killing energy / Sha Qi from gushing into the house, but use it with caution. If you are not sure on the usage, it is advisable to consult a Feng Shui practitioner before applying this Feng Shui cure.
To learn more about Bagua mirrors use and placement, I recommend you to read about Feng Shui Mirrors : What is the Bagua 八卦?
Note: Many people have the practice to hang this mirror facing your neighbour that we strongly do not recommend that because you also don’t want the bad energies to be reflected towards them.
5. Lucky Fortune Cat
Fortune cat has always been commonly known and used as the Feng Shui auspicious ornament because it is believed to draw wealth luck so you will mostly see it in an office, retail store or even at home. Next, there are meanings behind the colour of the cat and also the left/right raised paws, do you know what are them? You can find more at Knowing The Significance of The Feng Shui Fortune Cat to Attract Money Luck
6. Scepters (Ru Yi)
Ru Yi is a Chinese scepter used to attract power and good fortune. In Chinese, the pronunciation sound like “Everything goes accordingly to one wishes” as it is consider as a very auspicious Feng Shui symbol to be displayed in home or office.
7. Laughing Buddha
The Laughing Buddha, also known as the “Buddha of Wealth” is well known for attracting abundance and happiness to home and business all over the world.
People believed that if you rub his stomach daily, he will grant you your wishes to come true.
8. Calabash (Hu Lu)
Calabash, Wu Lou is a one of the most favorable Feng Shui symbols because it is believed to withhold and accumulate Qi due to the small mouth but big round body.
Beside that, it is also said to absorb negative energy, like exterior Feng Shui hazard like hospital, temples and as for internal of the house, it is to subdue the 3rd party or prevent extra-martial affairs if you have a Room Within Bedroom (房中房) situtation.
All these Feng Shui symbols can be easily available online but just a pointer, if you decide to include these items in your home, be sure to choose those you like and comfortable with.
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