This really is a lovely pair of elephants. The Elephant is a symbol of excellent fortune. Legend has it that the Elephant was the bearer of the wish-granting gem – it will make your wish come true if you placed anything on its back or its snout. Before Siddhartha Gautama’s or Buddha’s birth, his mother dreamed of an elephant presenting her with a lotus flower. The Elephant is also believed to bring infant luck and help couples who have been trying to have babies with no luck to conceive. With its formidable and imposing size, the elephant makes a good protective symbol in Feng Shui.
This pair of Wish-Fulfilling Elephants makes an excellent gift for businessmen, or couples wishing to have children without luck.
What the Elephant symbolizes and its Application in Symbolism Feng Shui
The influence of the elephant on mankind has always been found to be fascinating, enchanting, and charming. The role of the elephant in myth, legend, religion, history, folklore, and war, has made it a symbol of splendor. Marveled by the Chinese, Indians, and Africans as the most auspicious symbol from the animal kingdom embodying strength, dignity, virility, fertility, prudence, wisdom, and intelligence, the elephant is worshipped and honored, sacred and loved. In Buddhism, the elephant is one of the eight precious holy animals and the Indian God Ganesha is pictured as having the head of an elephant – signs of revered greatness.
Here is how the Elephant can be used to Feng Shui your way to a better life:
1. Place a pair of Elephants by either side of your main door facing inward (if placed inside) to symbolize the arrival of good luck, or facing outward (if placed outside) for the protection of the household.
2. Place metal Elephant figurines in your bedroom or in the West sector of your house if you have been trying for years for a child but failed. Stroke its trunk every night before you sleep. According to the Pakua 8 Life Aspirations Theory and Trigram formula, the West sector governs descendant luck and its element is metal.
3. Place them prominently on your work desk facing out in your office for protection and good luck in your career or business. The elephant in Chinese is “Hsiang” which also sounds like Prime Minister. The elephant is thus the symbol of strength, intelligence, prudence, and wisdom – all qualities of a capable leader.