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What Does Bat Symbolize in Chinese Culture?

Bats have bad reputation because they are the carrier of diseases. Besides that, they are also closely related to the blood-sucking vampire, haunted castle, evil witches in western movies. But in the Chinese culture, it reflects another story and many people love this symbol (not the real thing), so do you want to know what does bat symbolise?

The bat is regarded as an auspicious lucky symbol for wealth and prosperity in the Chinese culture. In some Feng Shui practices, it is a symbol of wealth because the Chinese word of Bat – “福 Fu” sounds like “Prosperity, blessing, good luck”. This bat symbol is commonly depicted in Feng Shui wealth cures. Some examples are the money bowl, Chinese coin tassel, amulet etc. Beside that, you can also find it in engraved in rosewood furniture, cushion design, bowls, architectures and many more.

What Does Bat Symbolize in Chinese Culture


How does the bat symbol used in Feng Shui?

– It can be positioned in the West or Northwest sector of the house to improve your mentor’s luck to attract support from benefactors.

– Hang them at the exterior of the door or window to counter illness and ward off evil.

What does a group of 5 bats represent?

This combination is believed to be a more powerful cure to attract luck in all aspects of your life. Five bats surrounding the Chinese character “Fu” are well-liked by Chinese artists to illustrate in their work to symbolise the 5 blessings. They are namely prosperity, longevity, love, good health and natural death at old age. 

A red bat is preferred because red is considered as an auspicious color that brings good luck. In additional, the red sound like “宏” in Chinese, so when it combines the 2 words, it forms ”宏福”, meaning vast fortune.

What does it mean if the bats live in your house?

It is believed to be a strong sign that the family is going to get wealthier as the bat is a symbol of abundance and prosperity.

So what does bat symbolize to you?




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