n the practice of Feng Shui, “lucky items” or auspicious items represent the kind of energy that you wish to direct into an aspect of your life. Some of the most well-known lucky items are oranges (considered auspicious for their vibrant color and representative of yang energy, which brings joy and abundance), the Eternal Knot (which represents boundless compassion, wisdom, and long life), and the Coins of the Ten Emperors (which symbolize wealth gained from legitimate sources).
Some animals are also considered particularly auspicious in Feng Shui. The dragon, for example, is a powerful force of nature; keeping a symbol of the dragon invites a good harvest and help when you need it the most. Other animals in the Chinese zodiac, such as the ox and the rat, are considered lucky to the person born in the same zodiac year. Possession of all twelve charms brings harmony and divine balance to the collector.
What about an animal like the owl? Below, regular contributor Uncle Dixer shares his thoughts about how to make the most of this lucky symbol.
One reader in possession of a Feng Shui owl wrote to Uncle Dixer:
Dear Uncle Dixer: I bought a Feng Shui owl that’s currently sitting on my wealth corner. Is it good to keep it in my home?
Answer: You should try to place the lucky symbol in your home with a solid wall behind it and not have it face outward. You want the wealth to come into your house and not from your house to the outside.
The owl is considered an auspicious animal in Feng Shui as it symbolizes wisdom, insight, and clarity of vision among others. Uncle Dixer’s advice is to invite such energies inwards into the home so that the reader will be able to perceive the direction of the luck.
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