Feng Shui – How to Use Symbolic Animals to Protect your House
Regarding the person and the room in which he is located (it doesn’t matter, lives or works) there are so-called symbolic animals:
Black Turtle – is behind the person (protects, gives stability, health).
Red Bird (Phoenix) – is in front of a person and in front of the entrance to the room (development perspective, money).
Green Dragon – on the left (supports Yang at home).
White Tiger – on the right (supports Yin at home).
Symbolic animals exist only in a private house or in an apartment building (relative to the entrance), but each apartment does not have them. In addition, symbolic animals are not tied to the cardinal points.
Natural formations surrounding a particular place are considered its custodians. Depending on their form, some keepers are more effective than others. The ancient Chinese noticed that hills and rocks often look like strange animals – some of them seem to be protectors, while others, on the contrary, have a menacing look. In honor of the four spirits of animal defenders worshiped by ancient shamans, certain types of these natural formations were given names by people: Green Dragon, White Tiger, Red Bird and Black Turtle. These defenders can contain positive energy and prevent the penetration of destructive energy into their place of protection. The effectiveness of the defenders depends on their shape and interaction.
These animals are an abstraction, the inspiration of certain factors, which, according to the ancient Chinese, should be present around the house to create favorable Feng Shui. They associate these animals with mountains, hills, hills, and even with neighboring buildings.
In Feng Shui, the ideal site is presented in the form of a chair. The back is the Black Turtle, the armrests are the Green Dragon and the White Tiger. And the Red Bird is the space in front of the chair. The very same seating is the place where the house should be built.
RED BIRD – the so-called Phoenix bird – has power over life and death, reborn from the ashes after its own death. The death of the Phoenix is its burning. That is why this animal is located in the South. With a weak Red Bird, the inhabitants of the house are in complete stagnation. Despair lives in such houses, lack of hope and development prospects. In ancient times, Feng Shui masters oriented the imperial palaces with the facade of the house to the south. In everyday Feng Shui, the house should be oriented by the entrance towards the energy favorable for you.
GREEN DRAGON – protects the left side of the house. The dragon, in general, is the favorite sacred animal of the Chinese, in many ways. The Dragon associates with a man in the house. A weak Dragon makes Yang energy weak, which can lead to a man leaving home or his absence in principle.
WHITE TIGER – protects the right side of the house. The weak Tiger in the landscape near the dwelling makes the woman weak in the house; accordingly, the Yin energies are weakening. In such a house, a woman lives hard. Excessively strong Tiger (when the Tiger is stronger than the Dragon) leads to excessive emotionality in the family, lack of order and chaos.
BLACK TURTLE – protects the “back” of the house, this is health, wealth and longevity. Weak Turtle is the most negative factor for Feng Shui at home. This leads to financial difficulties and illnesses. So, if you find out that the tortoise at your home is weak, it should definitely be strengthened (compensated).
How to compensate for weak symbolic animals
If the tortoise is weak – we put high furniture on the side of the Turtle. And outside the house we put a high blank fence (again, from the side of the Turtle) and plant conifers.
The weakness of the Red Bird cannot be compensated!
Weak Dragon – strengthen Yang in the house.
Weak Tiger – strengthen Yin in the house.
Using the basic principle of Feng Shui, you can choose a house or arrange it in such a way as to attract luck from each of the four heavenly animals, and receive the blessed energy of the earth, providing harmony and protection to your home.
A good place enhances the harmonious development and growth of the family, and leads to well-being. A poor place undermines well-being, procreation and family health.