List of Good Luck Charms and Their Use

In feng shui, good luck or fortune are said to be attracted through our actions, beliefs, and charms. One can easily find and purchase charms to help let the good vibes come your way. For your guide, below is a list of good luck charms and their use specified. Don’t forget to research further or ask your feng shui expert on where they are to be placed and what are the elements and factors to be considered.

Happy Life and Good Fortune

  • mystic knot symbolMystic Knot: This charm is made of six (6) infinity symbols. Mystic knot is also referred to as the endless knot or eternal knot, in Chinese it is “Pan Chang” knot. This lucky charm belongs to the eight (8) magical auspicious objects in Buddhism, too. Having no beginning and ending, it resonates the philosophy of Buddhism of the boundless cycle of birth and rebirth. In feng shui, endless knot is something that can help you be protected against misfortunes, danger, and illnesses. It can stand on its own or be used as a decoration in wind chimes, pendants, and other charms.

  • Crane: It is one of the well-known avian characters in feng shui. It depicts longevity because of its long lifespan. In Chinese legends, these birds carry the spirits of the dead to the heavens thus making it the symbol for the energy of a long, noble, and peaceful life. Crane is also a popular representation of harmony.

  • ImperialMotherLionGuardFu dogs: Often, these are seen in the houses of wealthy people as these fu dogs also serve as status symbols. To keep you safe from thieves and burglars, place a pair of imperial guardian lions or fu dogs, Shi in Chinese, outside your homes. They are also said to prevent the entry of evil spirits and dangerous people in your dwelling place, business area, or the place they are set to protect. Moreover, they foster positive vibes into your homes.

  • Peach: Long before, this bright pink-colored fruit symbolizes longevity, healthy and abundant life. It is also known to be the “fruit of heaven” because of its presence in many Chinese legends and stories about the immortal gods. Aside from bringing protection and abundance, this is also a lucky charm for love and marriage and referred to as “peach blossoms luck”.

  • Turtle: This creature is one of the considered to be sacred animals in Chinese mythology. It is said that turtles protect your home with the powerful energy of overflowing fortune and abundance. It also symbolizes wisdom, endurance, and long life. In ancient practices, the shells of turtles are used in ceremonies to predict the future during Shang Dynasty (1766 – 1122 BC) as its back is said to have the markings of heaven, earth, and roof of the universe.

Romance and Harmonious Relationships

  • Phoenix (Yin): This mythical icon is one of the legendary birds in feng shui. It is usually paired with the dragon to symbolize marital happiness. Phoenix has Yin energy and often used to balance Yang or the Dragon. It represents great strength, resilience, and transformation. The element tagged along with the Phoenix is fire.

  • pionyi-po-fen-shuyPeony: Are you single and ready to meet your future partner? Peonies are said to attract positive vibrations and lets you meet your soon-to-be husband or wife. For married couples, having peonies displayed correctly will ensure you a harmonious and nurturing relationship, and will also drive away bad spirits that tempt you to commit infidelity.

  • Rose Quartz: Wearing rose quartz or placing it at your house invites love and passion. If you are a lady and currently have a boyfriend, this lucky charm will make your partner propose to you at the right time. Having rose quartz will also guide the both of you to be holistically prepared in entering a lifelong commitment, which is marriage.

Abundance and Prosperity

  • amplop-merah-kertas-angpaoRed Envelope: The giving of “ang pow”, “hungbao” or “laisee” can be dated back to Sung Dynasty. A huge demon was terrorizing a village and had enough strength and powers to defeat the said demon. In their surprise, a young man armed with a magical sword he inherited from his ancestors, fought and killed the devil. As a sign of gratitude, the people of the village collected some money, put it in a red packet and gave it to the young man. Until now, the practice of giving ang pow or red envelope is still very much alive. It is said that it is lucky if a person receives one and more luck to come if it contains money.
  • Chinese coins: In order to stimulate wealth and abundance, Chinese coins are mostly paired with mystic knots. Some coins are designed with trigrams, animals and Chinese characters. Often times, the characters mean “your wealth has arrived”. If you’re placing it at your home, you must locate your money area first and display it properly. You can also carry and put these lucky coins in your pocket and wallets. Usually, they are three coins tied up by a red ribbon.

  • yinyangDragon (Yang): The dragon which is carrying the Yang energy brings career luck and helps you with leadership skills. In feng shui, a pearl or a crystal in the dragon’s claw represents wealth, power, and presence of a lot of opportunities. One should be careful in placing enough number of dragons at home, and which height and locations it is to be put.

  • Money tree: They are two types of money trees: living trees and symbolic money trees. Both leaves of these trees resemble coins which represent and attract money and wealth. You can see other people putting some lucky coins in their trees tied with a red ribbon. Few of the well-known lucky money trees are Crassula Ovata (Jade tree) and Pachira Aquatica (a bonsai tree).

  • budd7Laughing Buddha: Portrayed in various ways, Happy, the Hotei or the Traveling Buddha is believed to bestow you material wealth. Buddhas are known to be granted with happiness and spiritual stability. The laughing buddha is depicted to be holding lots of gold, sacks of treasure, or being surrounded by children. If placed in its rightful position, the laughing buddha will also grant health and wealth to your kids and loved ones.

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