Birds in Feng Shui
Bird is the symbol of freedom and happiness. Birds can also be used to symbolize love and commitment (such as Mandarin ducks), or good luck and abundance (as in the case of the peacock). In feng shui applications, birds are powerful symbols of new opportunities that are always there for you even in times of adversity.
Feng shui-wise, attention is usually paid to numbers, colors, as well as the symbolism of specific birds. Placement in the right direction is also necessary to bring prosperity and good luck. According to feng shui, you should place such artworks in the North and East directions as it brings luck and many helpful friends in your life. It is also important to make sure that the direction of the flight has to be facing in the house so that you will meet many considerate and good friends in your life. Birds that are moving out of your house may indicate the children or inmates may move out of the house.
Such paintings are also useful for people who like to socialize but are shy and do not have the confidence. It is best to avoid birds like hawks, vultures and other harsh bird’s pictures as these birds give rise to negative emotions.
Inviting birds into your environment is believed to be the same thing as inviting good chi and blessings from heaven. Paintings of birds can definitely help to boost your career and also bring in considerate and helpful friends who are encouraging and supportive in the work environment. When a bird dropping falls on your head, that is also considered as a sign of good luck.
If you want to sell your house, you can draw a picture of a bird holding a string with a price tag (put the price you want) in its beak. Display the bird by the front door and make the bird appear to be flying out the door or house. If you want to have something you want to attract (for example, a wish for a new car, new job or your lover to return), draw a picture of a bird flying with a string in its mouth, then attach a picture of your lover or anything you want attached to the string. Dont forget to make the bird appear to be flying into the house.
Below is some of the most popular birds used as a symbol in feng shui applications.
Butterfly symbolizes love, romance, happiness, immortality and rebirth. Image of butterflies is often used as a temporary cure by feng shui practitioners for any area of your life that needs change or transformation. When you are experiencing difficulties in certain areas of your life, the energy of these butterflies can be brought into the corresponding Bagua areas of your home or bedroom. Since butterflies know how to gracefully go through transformation stages to be able to become the beauty they are, then you are also going to be guided to do the same with ease and grace in your life. Because of the idea of metamorphosis, the butterfly is also connected to the fame area. To improve love and marriage, place it in southwest sector.
It is believed when butterfly comes to your house, you are about to receive some important guests who bring good news relating your love life (bright colors butterflies) or career life (dark or almost black butterflies). You should not catch or chase a fluttering butterfly out of your house.
The Japanese and Chinese names relating to ‘fairy cranes’ refer to the legend that this bird carries a sage or immortal (fairy) on its back when he visits the mortal world. Find out more on Crane symbol
if you are concerned about your business, company or home, select a picture or figure of an eagle. Display of eagles gives confidence and growth in business. It also develops qualities of leadership like the eagle that like to fly high in the sky and are sharp witted and have very focused eyesight. You can place it at the entrance to your business or home. This charming bird will also offer great protection by keeping a watchful eye over the premises. A picture of 9 eagles will be an ideal charm for ambitious people, since 9 is the numeral of the East. The eagle will be helping the owner to be competent and self-assured in any situation.
Magpie is regarded as the bird of joy. It symbolizes happiness and luck. In Chinese the bird is called ‘xi que’ and the character ‘xi’ also means happiness in Chinese. It is said that when this bird nests in your house, it will bring much cause for celebration and many happy occasions. The bird also symbolizes the tendency for nesting, therefore anyone who need to settle down can try using the magpie symbol so that the couple would be able to “nest”. Additionally the magpie is a strong and useful symbol to attract the joy associated with children and marriage.
To maintain or improve long distance relationship, hang this magpie in your personal nien yen direction, you can also hang it in the SW corner of the bedroom to strengthen the love energy. Those who seek fame, recognition and popularity, place this bird in the South.
The mandarin duck (in Chinese called ‘Yuan-yuang’) is one of the most desirable symbol used in feng shui application to improve relationships and love. These animals are recognized as symbols of a long-lasting and strong relationship. The mandarin duck mates for life and it is said that if the mandarin duck gets separated from its mate, it will still keep longing for its other half and die of loneliness.
The suitable areas to place this feng shui mandarin ducks are in the South West portion of the bedroom or in the South West portion of the house.
Phoenix is a celestial bird in China. It is the king of the winged kingdom. This bird is associated with the Empress and one of the guardians of four direction (phoenix represents the direction of the South). Find out more on Chinese phoenix bird.
Since the same word used (in Chinese language) for the official is also used for the rooster’s chest, rooster is usually used in feng shui career advancement purposes. The rooster also being used as a symbol to ward off evil spirits since these animals wake up very early in the morning and announces the dawn of a very new day/the dispersing of darkness and dark spirits. Rooster can also means triumph over gossip and winning the competition.