This pair of immaculately crafted Chi Lin depicted with two boys riding on them, symbolizing the boys are destined for greatness. During the Ming dynasty, this is a great symbolic gift to the family with a son, especially a newborn. When placed facing the main entrance of a room, it is believed to protect and fill your home with the virtues of nobleness, wisdom, and kindness.
What the Chi Lin symbolizes and how to use this symbol to enhance your Feng Shui:
The Chi Lin, also known as Kei Loon, is the Chinese Unicorn, a legendary creature with the head of a dragon, scales of carp upon the body of a horse, and a tail consisting of little curls. It is sometimes called the dragon horse, a mythical creature that has a lot of legends and stories associated with it.
One legend has it that they were originally guardians of the gates of heaven. Chi Lin is also being associated with the Hou Tu square, a symbol of numbers used in advanced Feng Shui analysis.
The Chi Lin’s presence is said to attract the powerful cosmic breath of the dragon, which promises good omens, wealth, success, longevity, wisdom, compassion, and distinguished children. The magnificent Chi Lin is believed to have great protective abilities. It is also believed that if you look into the eyes of the Chi Lin it will bring you happiness and good fortune.
Here is how you can use Chi Lins to feng shui your way to a better life:
1. To boost your success luck in the work area, display it in the North or on your work desk, in your home or office. Do not place the Chi Lin facing towards you. Displaying the Brass Pair of Children on Chi Lin Holding Gold Ingot and Ruyi at the workplace represents good fortune in promotions for those wanting advancements in their career. It is especially potent for those in the military, civil service, or politics. The North sector governs Career luck based on Pakua’s Life Aspirations Theory.
2. Place it at the front door facing outwards. The Chi Lin is the sentinel that neutralizes any harmful elements and wards off people with bad intentions from entering the home. It will bring blessing to your home or your office. Chi Lin can also symbolize lots of offspring to your family.
3. In Flying Star Feng Shui, the Brass Pair of Children on Chi Lin Holding Gold Ingot and Ruyi (being the metal element), is used to ward off the evil influences of the #5 yellow star and #2 black star. The #2 black star is also known as the ‘Sickness Star’ which brings illnesses and ailments to occupants while the #5 yellow star is the ‘Disaster Star’ that instigates fights, accidents, and disputes. Placing the Brass Pair of Children on Chi Lin Holding Gold Ingot and Ruyi in the affected sectors will dilute these adverse energies.