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Understand the Meaning of Popular Feng Shui Symbols

Choose your feng shui symbols and bring them into your home (of office)!


Traditional, or classical feng shui schools, have many symbols used for various purposes. Some feng shui symbols are well known, such as the Mandarin Ducks for love and marriage, the Tortoise for protection and stability, or the Koi Fish for abundance.

Some feng shui symbols, such as Bats or Chi Lins, are less known. This list of feng shui symbols should help you.

There is a subtle line between the use of the words "feng shui symbols" and "feng shui cures", as symbols are used as feng shui cures. Be sure to read all about feng shui cures in order to understand more about shifting the energy with feng shui.

FLOWERS: Peony, Lotus, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, etc

feng shui flower symbols

In addition to the energy of beauty and grace, flowers also bring a flourishing, good luck and numerous blessings, quality of Chi to any home. Alive flowers are sure the best choice for your home, as they bring a strong healing energy; but images of flowers or high quality silk flowers are often used in feng shui for ... Read more


The most common feng shui use of the butterfly symbol is as a feng shui cure for love and romance, probably because love is the most transformative feeling that makes you feel like flying. The additional element of using the feng shui symbol of butterflies as a feng shui love cure is the element of freedom to choose among a number of suitors. Butterfly symbol is one of the best feng shui love cures for ... Read more


In classical feng shui applications, the Horse brings the energy of success, fame, freedom and speed. Thus, the horse feng shui symbol is often used in the Fame area of the Bagua (South), as well as the Career area (North). The image of a horse (or several horses) is often used in business and office feng shui applications. As horses ... Read more

BIRDS: Cranes, Ducks, Peacocks, Doves, etc.

feng shui birds symbol

Humans looked at birds since times immemorial for the feeling of inspiration, freedom, and a longing for being united with the divine. Of course, each bird has its own distinctive qualities; a peacock is very different from the dove, for example, or the magpie. When choosing images of birds as a feng shui cure, first and foremost be guided by ... Read more

FRUITS: Apples, Pomegranate, Oranges, etc.

feng shui fruit symbols

The feng shui energy of fruits is the energy of fruition. The use of specific fruits in traditional feng shui applications is often dictated by classifications from ancient texts as being specific symbols of longevity, wealth, prosperity, fertility, etc. Feng shui-wise, attention is often paid to the colors, numbers, as well as the symbolism of specific fruits. One of the most popular feng shui fruit symbols is ... Read more

FISH / Aquarium

feng shui fish and aquarium symbols

The most famous feng shui wealth fish is the arrowana, or dragon fish, and the purest arrowanas are known to command quite high fees. However, the koi, or gold fish, are just as effective, as well as a pleasure to look at. Go for 8 or 9 fish, one of them being black. Aquariums are auspicious because they bring a harmonious combination of several wealth attracting feng shui factors, as well as ... Read more


feng shui mystic knot symbol

The Mystic Knot is one of the most often used symbols in feng shui. Being a combination of six times the infinity symbol, this feng shui knot symbolizes a long and happy life full of good fortune. Mystic knot is sometimes referred to as the endless knot, because it looks like it swallows its own tail. In Buddhism, the mystic knot is one of the 8 magical auspicious objects. This symbol implies there is no ... Read more

BUDDHA: Buddha, Kwan Yin, White Tara, etc

When you have a busy, hectic lifestyle - which is the expression of active/yang feng shui energy - it is very important to focus on creating a peaceful/yin quality of energy in your home. And what can create a more peaceful, calm and contemplative energy that the presence of Buddha? Calm energy in your home will bring a ... Read more


feng shui fu dogs symbol

Feng shui Fu Dogs, or Imperial Guardian Lions, are a strong feng shui protection symbol. Fu Dogs were traditionally placed in front of Imperial palaces, temples, and government offices. Fu Dogs were also a traditional feng shui symbol of family wealth and social status and were placed in front of wealthy homes. Fu Dogs are usually displayed as a ... Read more


feng shui dragon symbol

Feng Shui dragon symbol is a powerful and auspicious traditional feng shui cure and an excellent feng shui symbol of strong yang / male energy. A pearl, or a crystal, in the feng shui dragon's claw symbolizes wealth, power and an abundance of opportunities. As a popular feng shui cure, dragons come in many ... Read more

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