This gorgeous trinket box is made of brass and has been treated to look beautifully aged and antiquated. It is empowered with the Eight Auspicious Objects polished to golden brass color. It can be used also as an incense burner. Ideal for Feng Shui enthusiasts who love to collect ornaments that look antique, but are not actually one as actual antique could have gathered energy from previous owners that may have gone stale and negative.
The West or Northwest sectors are of the Metal element, and so having a strong metal object like this trinket box here will strengthen its energy. According to Feng Shui Bagua theory, the West sector governs descendant luck while the Northwest helps one to gain support from influential people, as well as enhance the fortune of the family patriarch.
The Eight Auspicious Symbols, also known as Ashtamangala in Sanskrit, are a collection of lucky Buddhist icons, which make an appearance on many types of Buddhist artifacts, such as textiles, objects, and paintings. It is said that each symbol on its own is a representation of a sole feature of Buddhist teachings; when they are all shown together, their powers become stronger and multiply. They have become globally accepted as general symbols of good fortune.
The Eight Auspicious Symbols are a parasol, a pair of golden fish, the great treasure vase, a lotus, the right-turning conch shell, the endless knot, the banner of victory, and the wheel of dharma. Although these icons originate from Indian mythology, they have become well-known and widely used in Tibetan Buddhism. Below is a list of what each symbol stands for.