How to use the dragon feng shui in your home

Dragon Feng Shui, an ideal figure for your home

The Feng Shui dragon is a very powerful and traditional symbol that you can use at home to protect your home. It has a strong yang (masculine energy) and a pearl in the dragon's claw that symbolizes wealth, power and abundance of opportunities. Although there is not only one dragon, but nine types of dragons.

Having a Feng Shui dragon in your home is a great idea. You can also place it wherever you want in your home, without restrictions! Although there are certain guidelines that we share with you today and that will help you to give it the best place, discovering among other things where it is not advisable to place it since it will not bring you any benefit.

Feng Shui dragon symbolism

In the Feng Shui, a Chinese philosophical system of Taoist origin based on the conscious and harmonic occupation of space, the dragon symbolizes prosperity and abundance. The dragon is powerful, being able to overcome all obstacles thanks to his bravery and heroism, and also a great protector of people and their wealth.

Huangji Palace with a dragon

In the East the dragon occupies a preponderant place in the beliefs and religions of the peoples, so much so that temples are dedicated to them where prayers are offered and incense burned in order to capture their benevolence, since they are considered to be beings that control the rain, rivers, lakes and seas of the world.

The oldest known representation of a dragon was discovered in 1984. It is called the coiled dragon and it was carved from jade. The figure was found in the burial chest in an ancient cemetery dating back to the Hongshan era (4700 - 2920 BCE). Other jade carvings of dragons have been found in abundance during the Liangzhu era (3300 - 2200 BCE).

Types of dragons

In Chinese culture, nine is the sacred number of the emperor. And there are nine forms that the Feng Shui dragon can take. In fact, if you ever visit The Forbidden City, you will see the wall of the Nine-Dragons at the Huangji Gate. The main dragon is in yellow, which is the noblest color, while those on either side are ascending dragons and descending dragons.

  • Tianlong (天龍) Translated as Heavenly Dragon is the protector of the Heavenly Palace.
  • Shenron (神龍) Translated as the dragon god is capable of summoning wind and rain.
  • Fu Cang Long (伏藏 龍) Often depicted with a pearl, the dragon of hidden treasures or the underworld served as a guardian of hidden treasures, such as gems, gold, and other precious metals.
  • Di Long (地 龍) Translated as the dragon of the earth controls the seas, rivers and lakes.
  • Ying Long (應 龍) This winged dragon had dominion over the wind.
  • Jiaolong (蛟龍) Translated as horned dragon, this dragon is the giver of rain.
  • Long Pan (蟠龍) The coiled or coiled dragon lived in the waters of lakes and oceans, protecting these bodies of water.
  • Huanglong (黃龍) The yellow dragon is a symbol of the emperor. He emerged from the water to bestow the art of writing on Emperor Fu Shi.
  • Long Wang (龍王) translates literally as dragon king, the god of the 4 seas in the 4 cardinal directions.

The keys to locating them at home

You can have more than one Feng Shui dragon at home but It is not advisable to have more than 5. Regarding its location, regardless of what space you place it in, you should never do it in a very high place. The dragon should never be above your eyes. In addition to this general guideline, there are others that you can use to better position the dragon.

  • Never far above your eyes.
  • Avoid letting your gaze go to the window or the door.
  • Place the dragon in an open space with good flow of Chi energy.
  • Never place it in low-energy areas like the bathroom, closet, or garage.
  • Avoid having rugs or other textiles with images of dragons where you are going to step on them.

There are several ways to deciding the best feng shui location and positioning the dragon in your home. What do you want to achieve? You must choose the area based on your objective. As we cannot analyze one by one in Decoora, we give you some indications that can help you not make mistakes:

  • The dragon and the phoenix are often used together in feng shui as the symbol of the perfect yin yang energy. They are placed in the southwest sector of the house to ensure a happy marriage, a harmonious and balanced union.
  • As a symbol of great power and success it is placed in the north sector to have luck in the race.
  • In the southeast sector it is used to protect and accumulate wealth. It can be combined with an element of water to symbolize the prosperity that comes to your home.
  • As it is a symbol of prosperity, abundance, security ... it is always a good idea locate it at the entrance As feng shui explains, the dragon with its divine and heavenly breath watches over and protects the members of the family that resides there or the workers and also attracts the chi, inviting it to enter.

Green and gold dragons, precious figures to decorate

Dragons are marketed manufactured in different materials and colors and with different sizes. The size should be proportional to the space, neither too big nor too small. As for color ... it has a great influence on its symbolism. A green dragon, for example, is ideal for taking care of the health of the family. A golden dragon, on the other hand, can be great for enhancing wealth and abundance.

The symbolism of the Feng Shui dragon is extensive and complex; You can learn a lot about it in specialized books on Feng Shui that you will find, mostly, in English. However, it will be of little use to find the perfect dragon and give it the right location if you consider it just another decorative object and do not treat it with respect. Maybe we should have started here.

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