Understanding this Feng Shui tool
The abacus is an old calculator which has been used in different cultures around the world for centuries. Even though the abacus is a simple tool, it can be used for some mathematical calculations. Not as famous as the modern calculator, but still quite some for a basic looking tool.
The Chinese abacus is also known as “suanpan” for counting tray and was used since the 2nd Century BCE and still is used today. The abacus looks like a rectangular board with several rods- normally ten or eleven- and with many hardwood beads. It has an upper deck(with two beads on each rod) and a lower deck (with five beads).
Abacus in culture
Some superstitious shopkeepers tend to be careful when handling this tool. No one is allowed to touch it or it will be brought to the temple to be cleansed. Every morning, it is a must to give the tool a gentle cleaning using wealth water.
This cleansing is to wash away the mistakes made by the abacus.
On each day it’s better to avoid using the abacus in the morning. This is because, that anyone who uses the abacus in the morning, especially before breakfast, has unethical intentions.
To boost the wealth energy, use Chinese coins along with them.
What does the Abacus represent and where to place it.
Money and prosperity link to the abacus. Many businesspeople used the abacus in hopes of bringing in more sales.
The Chinese abacus is commonly made from brass; the golden look represents the wealth aspects of this cure. There are a few feng shui guidelines to guide in placing the Chinese abacus.
If you have a small abacus keychain- this is a very famous interpretation of the feng shui cure, then you may use it- just clip the key chain to your keys and carry it along with you or you can also wear it as a necklace.
Using the abacus keychain is popular among many classical feng shui cures- from Chi Lins to Pi Yao– because it represents constant presence, and the interaction between the energy of a specific talisman or feng shui cure.
Practically, it multiplies the energy and focuses on your personal energy’s numbers, money, and wealth.
The Placement rules for the abacus
- If you own a retail store, you can display the golden abacus near the cash register. It is not necessary to keep it on display, but shaking the abacus at the start of each business day can activate its energy and attract more sales.
- You can display the Chinese abacus in the Northeast bagua area which links to personal growth and self-cultivation if your profession involves counting numbers, such as accounting, engineering, or a related field.
- For wealth, place it in your lucky direction. It’s best to keep it in your lucky spot in the living room or office; however, you should never place the abacus in the bathroom.
- Display a large abacus in the Northwest bagua area, this area links to benefactors, mentors, and receiving heavenly help/blessings, place a large abacus.
Treat it with respect, as you would any feng shui cure or feng shui symbol, and make sure you like it if you decide to use it. For the feng shui cure’s energy to work for you, there must be a good connection between you and it.
The feng shui abacus symbol is a great one to use if you want to increase your wealth. It is, however, neither the only nor the most important! Many feng shui tips and cures can help you attract the energy of wealth and money; try them all and see what works best for you in your home or office.