Dragons and Feng Sui
The Feng Sui Chinese Dragon is an ancient symbol of the breath of life and cosmic chi.
Inviting a Chinese dragon into your home is thought to be a powerful symbolic act, bringing with it positive Feng Shui and evoking courage, enthusiasm and prosperity when you need it most.
It is the flight of this ancient creature freely around your home that is believed to remove obstacles to success and good health. It stimulates and empowers your subconscious, giving you the strength and grounding you need to achieve your aims.
Dragons are traditionally a great motivator toward achievement, and when properly placed in your home, they bring harmonious and prosperous cosmic chi to your life.
The colour of the dragon you choose to invite into your home is important, as is it’s placement.
What colour you chose depends on you – for peace and harmony, the colour of water (black, azure, deep blue and dark green) are recommended.
For wealth and prosperity, the colour of money (gold and green) is a better choice.
If you wish to invite energy and love into your life, choose the colours of vitality (reds and pinks).
The material from which your dragon is made should also be considered. A dragon made of wood, or hanging your dragon image inside a wooden frame is not advised as it is said to drain away the positive Chi.
Dragons made of crystal, and semi-precious stones are recommended for the achievement of realistic aims, prosperity, and remaining energized and grounded in your aspirations.
The best places for dragons formed from Crystal are facing North East or South West, where the element of earth is enhanced.
Metal is a very powerful material that embodies the ancient significance of water and its power to sustain life. The way metal melts and reforms like ice, remaining a strong and lasting element is very powerful and invites good fortune and longevity.
As well as colour and material, where you place you Dragon in the home is significant.
Chinese dragons embroidered or printed on rugs and carpets hold great power, but on material, dragon images should be hung, and never laid on the floor. Walking over the surface of these symbols evokes negative chi and limits the dragon’s freedom of flight, misaligning the Feng Shui in your home. Carpets and rugs bearing the dragon symbol are best hung in your living or office space.
It is not advised to hang dragon images or place symbols/figures in your bedroom as by their nature, dragons evoke energy, vitality and action. Though positive, the energy they exude may impede restfulness and mindfulness in a place where you sleep.
In ancient Chinese culture, water is a powerful source of prosperity and good fortune, signifying abundance and wealth. Placing your dragon facing flowing water, especially a source from which you cook and drink, energises the subconscious and brings opportunity, good health and good fortune to your home.
Though water can be a positive symbol, is can also evoke powerful negative chi. Placing your dragon in the bathroom subverts the purity of the water element. The flow of dirty water where washing and flushing takes place signifies dirty money and dishonest success.
Placing the symbol of a dragon in your office brings wealth, success, and positive chi. Invite the dragon into your office to empower, not to confront. You should place the dragon behind you, which will energize your subconscious without becoming a distraction.
A dragon image or figurine placed behind you will provide unseen support and positive guidance. Placing a dragon in front of you is not advised, as this leads to distraction and confrontation rather than mindfulness and serenity.
You should consider carefully what form, colour and material is best for you when choosing your dragon. The significance of the symbol is personal to you, and whether you are looking to improve your success, fortune and energy, or to bring love, vitality and positive chi into your life, inviting a dragon into your home and considering it’s placement is a powerful and positive gesture that has been understood and practised for centuries.