The dragon in Feng Shui practice is a symbol of all things auspicious. Although it is not an actual animal, many people believe it protects them from negative energies. Whether you subscribe to these notions, we think placing ornaments can boost our positive energy and make us more receptive to opportunities in general.
In this article, we’ll share advice from Feng shui practitioners to help you decorate your house with the mythical creature to receive more prosperity!
In Chinese feng shui dragon symbolises several things:
- It’s a good luck charm.
- It’s a symbol of protection.
- It represents Yang, which is masculine energy.
Ancient Chinese philosophy classifies yang as an active, holding lots of energy while the opposite is yin. Yang energy helps a person to be a go-getter.
In contrast, yin is peaceful, feminine energy. Moreover, animals with yin energy represent calmness and serenity.
Dragon Meaning in Feng Shui
People usually gift Feng Shui dragon to others to bless them with increasing wealth luck, as well as to heal love related issues. If you have one, it is supposed to encourage you to pursue grander ambitions in your career and personal life.
Dragon Feng Shui Placement
Feng Shui dragons come in many sizes and variations of colours and materials. Having an ornament at home is a good thing since you can place it wherever you want in your house! But there are some specific benefits if you place your ornament in the below direction:
The north sector governs career luck. Therefore, if you place your Feng Shui dragon in the north, you can tap on this powerful energy to push you up the corporate ladder.
Feng Shui practitioners believe that the east sector governs your health, so placing your ornament in this area will activate good health.
The most auspicious house direction is south-facing. Placing the ornament here helps to absorb good luck and maintains family harmony.
In Classical Feng Shui, the west direction relates to precision, joy and communication. It is also connected to children. Hence, placing your ornament in this direction channels the above and protects your children.
Placement in the house
If you have a dragon statue of your lucky symbol, take care that it faces the house and not a wall. Also, ensure that the claws do not point at the door or window. It is recommended to place it in the east sector for activating health and wealth.
You can also wear it as a Feng Shui bracelet, complementing any outfit. On top of that, some people even have a Feng Shui dragon tattoo on their bodies. So, in short, you don’t have to display the mythical creature in your house.
You can pair the Feng Shui dragon with the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. According to Chinese geomancy, these are the fundamental elements of everything in the universe where interactions occur.
Therefore, by pairing your ornament, you can harness each element’s properties better.
The metal element helps you to enhance happiness and clarity. So, you should have a white porcelain sculpture to attract these qualities.
The wood element is all about increasing growth and abundance. We recommend using carvings of the auspicious feng shui dragon such as this intricate wall art if you want to attract the above.
For an unblocked flow of wealth and wisdom, you will need a clear glass ornament or a black and dark grey painting.
If you are looking for bursting success or inspiration for the business, the fire element is what you want. Therefore, we recommend using paintings of the auspicious creature with a lot of red to increase the above.
Boosting the earth element helps you feel grounded, protected, and supported. We recommend this brass feng shui dragon to bring in Earth elements.
Common Types of Dragons in Feng Shui
The ornaments depicting this mythical creature come in many forms, and the added details also have symbolic meanings. In this section, we explore some of these connotations.
Dragon with pearl
This depiction usually shows the mythical animal with a flaming pearl under its chin or claws. The pearls mean spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, and power. For example, a Feng Shui dragon with pearl statue might be a powerful symbol to help you bring in abundance for your home.
Dragon with crystal
Sometimes you'll find the ornament designed in such a way that the mythical creature is holding a crystal pearl, also known as the wish-fulfilling jewel. This Feng Shui crystal dragon represents hope in the darkness.
Dragon with phoenix
The mythical phoenix also symbolises auspiciousness, but when paired with the dragon, it paints a picture of a happy union. The phoenix represents the feminine energy of yin, contrasting the yang energy. Therefore, if you receive this combination of Feng Shui dragon and phoenix, the giver is wishing you a happy relationship.
This might be an excellent combination to place in your home office for those who need to spark their creative flair. The red feng shui dragon symbolises fearlessness, passion and wisdom.
The Chinese prize jade as it represents purity and beauty. Also known as Pi Xiu, this mythical creature is thought to swallow luck for its owner but never release it. Therefore, place this Jade dragon in the north sector of your home to absorb all the luck!
The gold Feng Shui dragon signifies financial well being and overall wealth. So, as the colour suggests, this ornament will bring you a lot of gold!
The wood dragon is one for those who seek to be inspired and grow! Hence, if you are a creative who wants to nurture your spark, you can consider wooden carvings of the mythical creature.
Things to avoid
These are some pointers about what to avoid when you place this mythical creature in your home.
- Avoid buying a rug that has the mythical creature printed on them. You will step on the rug, which is not a good sign for your luck.
- Do not place your auspicious ornament in the bathroom, as that represents draining your success.
- Try not to select statues that are too big, as the creature's energy can overwhelm you. In terms of aesthetics, it is best to find out what is proportional to your space.
- Finally, most practitioners recommend placing it to face the door, or the east sector. This way, you will activate your health and wealth luck. Facing the door also helps to attract prosperity.
After reading this article, you might want to get an ornament just for your desk. This generic sculpture statue is perfect as it will sit prettily on your desk while bringing you all the good fortune you need.
We hope you learnt more about this ancient symbol of prosperity. We also covered in detail the meaning and symbolism behind the Turtle in Feng Shui if you are interested to learn more.
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