Symbols in Feng Shui:
Symbols and symbols can be found in every culture. Because of the diversity of their meanings, they affect both our intellect and our emotions. Their effect also moves the unconscious deep layers of our personality. It is enough to think only of the arts: films, literature, music, painting, sculpture
The horse means strength and power in almost every culture and in every age. The mare symbolizes fertility and the stallion symbolizes masculinity and brute strength. It symbolizes fast movement, dynamism and elegance, but it can also bring good luck in love. A faithful companion in struggle, in daily work, in wandering, an expression of wealth, of wealth, If the horse appears in some form in our lives, it can result in rapid, surprising development and broadening of consciousness. It lends enthusiasm and optimism, gives it the strength to take risks. It shows us the way to regain our life energy. According to Feng Shui, the horse focuses its energies in order to be successful. In Chinese astrology, the horse is a fire element, symbolizing speed, strength, dynamism, and elegance.
The elephant is one of the most common and well-known symbols of Feng Shui. It was an indigenous animal in China, considered a symbol of physical, mental strength and power. Tradition has it that anything that depicts an elephant or is decorated with an elephant pattern brings good luck, especially if the elephant has its nose up. This is because it symbolizes growth, turning things right, positive change. However, we need to know that the elephant is also a symbol of wisdom and experience, which in turn is embodied by the elephant with a hanging muzzle. So we have to decide if we need more luck or perseverance. The main guideline is to find your final location in the part of your residence that belongs to the living space we want to strengthen. At the same time, we also protect our home from harmful energies and keep a good “Csí” between the walls. Place flowers on the elephant’s back if you are sick in the family and money if you are expecting wealth! “If we want something else, tie a small piece of paper on the elephant’s back on which we have written our wishes in front of it!
This version depicts the Buddha of the Coming (Maitreya), whose cult has reached China from India. Its shape, in the 10th century, comes from miraculous monks who have become legendary since the time of the Sung Dynasty. It symbolizes the end of human suffering, entering the heavenly realm after death. In the preaching of Benares, the Buddha explained that salvation is not led by the pursuit of sensual pleasures, nor by excessive self-pity, but by the middle ground of moderate renunciation. To do this, one must know the four noble truths that lead to liberation from desires. The method for this is the so-called following a noble eightfold path: the right attitude, the right thinking, the right speech, the right action, the right life, the right aspiration, the right inquiry, and the right contemplation. The Buddha symbolizes the forgiveness and lightness with which all obstacles can be overcome and good luck. His presence radiates serenity, security and infinite love.
It is a symbol of pleasures, sensuality, prosperity and fertility. In China, one of the expressions of wealth, as well as a phallic symbol, embodies masculinity (koi carp). A pair of fish swimming next to each other means harmony between couples, marital happiness. In Christianity, it is a symbol of Christ and the church. In Feng Shui, it is said to bring good luck and prosperity, not only at home but also in the workplace in any form: in the form of a sculpture, a painting or a fish living in an aquarium. The round scales of the fish also symbolize money
For thousands of years the dragon was one of the most respected spiritual entity in the Eastern cultures. It unites the snake of the Underworld and the bird of the Heavens above, the darkness and the light. It symbolizes both Heaven and Earth because it has a scaled body and also possesses wings to fly with. It represents eternal life. There are innumerable myths around the dragon. In Japan the dragon is still one of the most popular motif, respected, loved and indeed considered to bring good fortunes.
In Chinese dragon means “ a being of excellent intellect “.It possesses the most profound wisdom, immortality and the knowledge to heal.The dragon is the ruler of the East and the rain, therefore the weather patterns and fertility at large.Not by coincidence, the Chinese Emperor's symbol was also a dragon.
The whole Universe is ruled by the 5 elements, the 5 principles and everything in it originates from this. According to Chinese terminology these elements are Wood ( or Air ), Fire, Earth, Metal ( or Ether ), and Water. Everything in our Universe is determined on how and in what proportion s these elements relate to each other.
Therefore, our health could be effected in this manner if we take this theory as a basic, fundamental truth. The balance and harmony of these elements are excellent health, however the opposite also applies. The disruption of this equilibrium will result in sickness.
One of the most important characteristics of the Dragon is that it contains all five elements in perfect proportions. It protects, attracts good fortunes, it secures power to its owner ( both mental and financial )general well-being. Even to this day, the Dragon is a worthy house-warming present ( especially in the East ).
Originally, the samurai word meant 'protector' and 'to serve' who has guarded and provided a loyal protection to the community he has belonged to. The 7 main characteristics of the Samurai are bravery, wisdom, honesty, loyalty, skillfulness, self-control and chivalry. He meditates in full armor before battle (strength, inner peace and focus ) and clears his mind to prepare for it:” The outcome of each and every combat is predetermined even before it begins! ( Sun Cu )The Samurai symbolizes strength, precision, insures an honest fight and gives protection to his owner.