In the Chinese belief or even in some Feng Shui application, beside the money frog and pixiu, God of wealth, also known as Chai Shen Yeh is one of the most prominent symbol of prosperity, wealth and good fortune.
It is believed to bring people windfall and wealth luck. During the Chinese New Year period, there is a ceremony or ritual to usher in the God of Wealth, symbolising attracting money luck and abundance for that year.
He is commonly depicted with one of his hand holding a golden ingot, symbolising wealth and prosperity, while in the other hand with a Ru Yi sceptor, that represent a smooth sailing life.
Different Types of God of Wealth
Tsai Sheng Yeh
He is the most popular figure that is the most well-respected by Chinese around the world. He is also known as Zhang Gong Ming who is believed to bring good fortune to you and also protection from disasters.
Tsai Sheng Yeh is commonly depicted riding a black tiger with a whip or gold ingot in his hand.
Warrior God of Wealth
If you are familiar with the 3 Kingdoms, the famous character Guan Yu (also known as Guan Gong) is well-loved by those doing business. It is believed that its presence does not only protects, but also aids in overcoming the competition and achieving monetary success.
God of Wealth from 5 Directions
These 5 gods come from 5 different directions – East, West, South, North and the center. It is also known as Wu Lu Cai Sheng and is believed to attract the favorable luck, no matter where you go.
There are also some civilian god of wealth, like Fan Li, Bi Gan that has contributed and donated wealth during their lifetime. Therefore after they passed on, people treated them as the God of Wealth.
God of Wealth Do’s and Don’ts
1. It is usually placed anywhere in the living room or main entrance foyer to bring good luck and prosperity.
2. It should be displayed in an elevated location and avoid placing it in the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, floor or attic.
3. Position it in your Sheng Chi position accordingly to your Feng Shui Kua number.
4. Place the symbol of wealth in the sector of flying star 8 at home or in office. In 2019, the prosperity star #8 is in the center.
Regardless if you believed in the God of Wealth, it is good to remind yourself to do good by giving and good things will come to you eventually.
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