Buddhist spirituality teaches us that we can have good luck, love, and harmony in our relationships by using Feng Shui principles. What symbol do you think suits you the best?
Here are a few fundamental and easy-to-use feng shui lucky charms that will get you started on your journey to harmony.
Laughing Buddha – Buddhist Symbol of Prosperity
Laughing Buddha has supernatural protective power. Born 2600 years ago, he is the awakened one, that brings luck, happiness, contentment, and joy.
Laughing Buddha is regarded as one of the gods of fortune and brings prosperity, success, and money to those who use it in Feng Shui.
Chinese Feng Shui beliefs:
Laughing Buddha should be placed facing the front door of the house, at a height of about 70 centimeters. The Laughing Buddha welcomes all persons entering the home and transfers positive energy and good luck.
Experts in Feng Shui believe that when buying a statue or a picture of the Laughing Buddha we must keep in mind three important criteria: the smile, the belly and the bag size that he carries.
Chinese Dragon – Symbol of Yang Energy
Chinese dragon is a legendary mythical creature, a symbol of the essence of change.
It is said to have fish scales, horns of a deer, horsehair and eagle claw. It is a symbol that continuously transforms, becoming invisible in an instant.
You can place it on the desk to get lucky, but also to protect you from negative energies.
The beneficial cardinal direction for placing the Chinese dragon is east, as it helps us share prosperity, power, and intelligence in everything we undertake.
However, the Chinese dragon has no place in our bedroom because the yang energy is too strong and can unbalance peace and harmony.
The cardinal point element of this symbol is wood. Therefore, the Chinese wood dragon has dual power and influence. In Feng Shui, we can also use ceramic or crystal Chinese dragon, but never the metal because this element destroys wood.
In restaurants or stores, it is advisable to have statues or illustrations with the Chinese dragon, of course on the east side wall to gain Yang energy.
Bamboo – A Symbol of Progress and Fortune
Bamboo is considered a lucky symbol in Chinese astrology.
Bamboo represents an evolution in the relationship, career, financial sector, life in general. It is said to improve the positive chi energy and remove all negative energies in any space.
Bamboo can be seated in the place where we work (the plant itself or a picture of it) to bring positive energies, to help us evolve in our career and to have good luck professionally, but also personally, in the relationship with others!
Good Luck Ancient Chinese Coins
Ancient Chinese coins are tied together with a red strip to activate the essence of good luck.
Each Chinese coin has two sides with different meanings. One side is considered to represent the Yin or receptive side. The other side is the Yang or active side.
Ancient Chinese coins can be hung on the door (inside) and must always be three, six, seven or eight in number as these numbers are considered good luck!
To have good luck in business you must tie with a red strip three coins and put them in a red envelope closer to the computer or the cash register. Not only will you gain excellent communication skills, but also you will win more money.
When we use these Chinese coins for personal interest, we can wear the three coin version, in our purse or wallet.
A great way to have good luck is hanging the ancient Chinese coins from interior door handles in your home.
Ancient Chinese coins are good luck even if you give them as a gift. The act of giving is itself good luck and the coins double our chances to have a happy life! We can also add three Chinese coins when we give them as a birthday gift to very good friends.
Fu Dogs of Chinese Mythology
Fu Dogs (or Shih) are protecting mythical creature, half lion and half dragon.
In traditional Chinese belief, Fu Dogs statues are a protective symbol. They feel the intentions of those who are around them and send them good thoughts to influence only beneficial things on their “territory”.
Fu Dogs statues position should be at the entrance of your home or office and you will have divine protection against negative energies or people with bad intentions. Evil can’t enter your work or relaxing space because at the main door Fu Dogs govern.
Lovebirds (In Loved Parrots) – An Ancient Symbol of Love
Lovebirds are a Chinese symbol of love and devotion in a relationship.
Lovebirds are said to be extremely attached to their partner by forming a special bond and die when separated from it. Thus, they represent a symbol of fidelity.
Love parrots made from ceramic or crystal should be positioned in the south corner of your home, on a table or inside a drawer to help you have a better reputation. Moreover, after a long period of time, they will help you have a loving relationship and reach success in your workplace.