Exploring Chinese Symbols for a Happy Home
Give Your Home Positive Energy with Chinese Symbols
The Chinese have tons of symbols to represent happiness, health, wealth and more. You can incorporate specific symbols within your home to increase the energy of your living space.
You may be familiar with Feng Shui…it is a complex art of placing and arranging items within and around the home with a purpose. Doing so can cleanse and open up the energy of your home and attract good vibes!
Here are a few Chinese symbols you can integrate into your home for a cheerier, happier and more welcoming living space.
List of Chinese Symbols to Feng Shui and ‘Happify’ Your Home
These are wonderful to display in your home or present as a gift to your friends. They symbolize long-lasting relationships and durability. They are also symbols of love, welcome, and good luck.
These cheery citrus fruits signify gold, and are seen as emblems of good fortune. Present fresh oranges to your friends, and you will wish them good luck and fortune for the coming 12 months. These are often given during the new year to wish luck for the whole year.
A bowl of fresh fruit in your dining room is a symbol of luck and prosperity to all those who dwell in your home. It is a symbol that your friends and family will always be provided for by the most bountiful harvests.
As one of the eight auspicious Buddhist objects, the vase symbolizes a receptacle of blessings from the Buddha. The vase is a symbol of peace and harmony – if you put your Chrysanthemums in a vase – this augments your message of good wishes. Even empty – a lovely vase with happy colors will encourage happy times within your home.
The Eight Auspicious Buddhist Objects:
If you wish to insure complete good fortune to all your household, you may want to display all eight auspicious objects together to seal your intent for good times and good fortune for your home and all who inhabit it. The eight auspicious symbols are…
♦ The Lotus – A symbol of purity and perfection – In Buddhism it represents the attainment of enlightenment.
♦ The Wheel – Symbol of noble truth – and a symbol of the wheel of life, it represents the Buddha’s doctrines.
♦ The Jar – a vase with a cover – typically holding ancestral relics (memories and power of our ancestors).
♦ The Mystic Knot – the knot that never ends – symbolizes no beginnings and no ends as well as a representation that we are all united or intertwined in our lives.
♦ The Conch Shell – Symbol of prosperous voyaging – great luck in travel. Also a symbol of royalty.
♦ The Double Fish – Fish are a symbol of wealth, abundance, harmony and bliss. When shown in a pair, it is a symbol of harmony between partners.
♦ The Canopy (or umbrella) – is a symbol of protection from negative influence, and is a show that the highest respect is being paid to someone.
♦ The Vase – A symbol of peace and harmony. See more about the vase in the paragraph above.
You may display each of the eight Buddhist auspicious objects together or singly.
What is most important and effective is that you are mindful and willing to have a happy energy in your home. The intent behind arranging items in our homes is just as important as placing the right item for the right mood!
I hope you enjoyed this brief article on Chinese symbols for a happy home. Please check out the links below for more Chinese symbols and their meanings.
As always, thanks for reading!
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