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Feng Shui Animal Symbols of Good Luck

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Cranes are symbols of good luck in Chinese tradition of Feng shui.

Cranes are symbols of good luck in Chinese tradition of Feng shui.

Which Animals Are Considered Lucky in Chinese Feng Shui?

According to the Chinese tradition of Feng Shui, there are certain animals that bring good luck, prosperity, wealth and other kinds of good fortune to those around them. Some of these animals are:

  • Fu dogs
  • Dragons
  • Goldfish
  • Three-legged frogs
In Chinese tradition, dragons attract good fortune.

In Chinese tradition, dragons attract good fortune.

The Famous Dragons

The dragon is the most famous symbol of luck in Chinese culture. The presence of pictures or symbols of dragons attract the positive chi of good luck. Feng Shui masters often have the image of the dragon on their clothes in order to attract the favor of the mythical animal. The images of dragons in your home and office attract the powerful chi that stimulates the raving growth of the wealth.

Red, green and violate dragons are especially beneficial—traditional Chinese culture associates these colors with prosperity. The dragon playing with the pearl attracts wealth as well.

You can choose the decorations that include the symbolism of the dragon: statues, panels, dishes, vases and other objects. So you can fill your home with images of dragons but make sure that at least one of them is situated in your wealth area.

Fu dogs will guard your house from all the negative energy.

Fu dogs will guard your house from all the negative energy.

Fu Dogs: Unfailing Entrance Guards

If you have ever been in China, you must have seen them: a pair of ferocious, flat-muzzled, lion-like stone creatures that stand at both sides of entrances and paths. These are fu dogs, also called buddha's lions, mythical guards of the homes since ancient times, still popular everywhere in Asia.

Fu dogs, just like their living brethren, guard homes from negative influence, even when their owners are far away. The size of fu doesn't really matter: even smaller dogs can do their work properly, although it is better when the size of the house and the size of dogs are proportional.

It is easy to find a couple of fu dogs in any statue shop or in a Chinese shop. You can place the couple at the entrance and on the pedestals for them to better observed and you can light them at night.

Goldfish attracts wealth.

Goldfish attracts wealth.

Goldfish for Attracting Wealth

Goldfish are thought to bring good luck because their movements resemble the movement of healthy chi energy. Besides, goldfish look like gold too. Many Feng Shui specialists argue how many goldfish there should be. But there aren't bad numbers. All of them are good if the goldfish is healthy. In general, though, uneven numbers attract more lucky energy—this is the energy that you need to make your wealth grow. Meanwhile, even numbers attract the kind of energy that helps keep and preserve your wealth.

A three-legged frog attracts wealth from an unknown source.

A three-legged frog attracts wealth from an unknown source.

Three-Legged Frogs: Sources of Constant Income

In many Feng Shui shops, they sell the statuette of a three-legged frog with a coin in its mouth—the character of the famous Chinese fairy tale. This story tells how a frog saved from a well brought its saviour gold coins from a hidden treasury. The frog statuette symbolizes money that comes from an unknown abundant source. It is advised to place the statuette at the entrance of your home.

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The story goes that many centuries ago, Lu-Hai the immortal (this is the name of a character of the Chinese folklore) saw a frog on the bottom of a well. The frog only had three legs so it couldn't jump out. The philosopher saved the frog. As a sign of gratitude, it brought one coin per day from a treasury hidden somewhere . . . until Lu-Hai became a rich person. The statuette of this frog reminds of this story and symbolizes the eternal wealth growth.

What about your home?

Other Lucky Animals

In Chinese culture, many animals are associated with wealth. Red bats are thought to attract money fortune. You are lucky to have bats in your house or nearby but even the images of bats can bring good fortune.

Crane symbolizes longevity and good luck. It is present in numerous works of Chinese art.

The statuettes and images of golden elephants symbolize caravan that brings wealth to your threshold.

Finally, a turtle beside many other good things symbolizes wealth. If a turtle wanders inside your house, it is good luck! Let this beneficial animal find its way to your home by putting a statuette of a turtle in your dwelling: it will be a good decoration for any room's interior!

I wish you the best of fortune!

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Further Reading

Do you know any other animals of good luck?

Anna Sidorova (author) from Russia on March 09, 2020:

It's a lucky animal. Turtles boost career success. If placed in the northern sector of your home, be ready for new opportunities.

Jennefer on February 24, 2020:

I have a turtle in my house this a lucky animals?

Maya on January 13, 2020:

I would like to see say lizard crossing b y you bring good luck.

Glenda on August 08, 2019:

I had this woman in pd her as she said she was very goid but i havent had any goodluck or goid health since even though i believe in fengshui so much what can i do to put something somewhere to bring goid luck and fortune to pay for my operations needed .i live in a unit on the 3rd floori have the main entry door fr lift which faces nrth eastand the doors to the balcony that face nrth west please help sincerely and with many thanks glenda

Sucheta Mondal on July 24, 2019:

Can i put lion cub miniature on my office desk? is it a good or bad fengshui. Kindly provide the meaning

Olga on July 08, 2019:

Thank you

A question for you, the image of lizards next to front door would be considered as a good energy? And would be fish or butterflies are the better choices for a wall decoration of the house front entry

Kamini singh on February 24, 2019:

Hi Anna,

According to my birth year I am Gemini and my Chinese zodiac is the year of dragon, what Feng Shui do I use for office table and also for marriage?

please suggest

Anna Sidorova (author) from Russia on September 08, 2018:

Regarding the animals, it can be different according to the kind of energy that they bring to your home. Let's say a skin of a dead animal brings the energy of death and violence, also murder. That same does the image of a lion attacking a deer. So this is definitely not good feng shui.

Anna Sidorova (author) from Russia on September 08, 2018:

You can throw away your fountain or fix it. But don't keep broken things at home.

Tuks on September 07, 2018:

What to do if my indoor small water fountain isn’t not working

Can I throw it away

Sachin on August 08, 2018:

According to rent shui photo lion attack deer.and where side is hang

Ugay on August 02, 2018:

I have a leopard skin and where should I hang

Joy on June 15, 2018:

Hello my zodiac sign is libra and my husband is aquarius i have thropy of deer in my home and also old wood box it is good for my home and feung sui pls i need your advise

Ruchi on June 09, 2018:

I am placing the wooden turtle family in the south east direction facing east...that is my main enterence...is that right