According to folklore, the Dragon Horse, or also known as Chi Lin, Qi Ling, or Kei Loon in Chinese is said to have been the guardians at the gates of the heavens, preventing any evils from entering. It is the ultimate symbol of promotion and rank. In ancient times, the great emperors of China kept the Chi Lin on their desks, besides important stamps and seals. Chi Lin is also the symbol of a first-rank military official. It is for this reason that today, the Chi Lin is used in many homes, workspace, and large establishments to bring good omens, enhance career luck, create wealth, promote the high status, and offer protection. Perfect for those working in politics or the corporate world to help them rise to positions of power and prominence.
The Chi Lin or Qi Lin is a heavenly animal from ancient Chinese legends. It is reputed to be able to walk on water as well as on land. With the head of a dragon and the body of a horse, it is a unique combination of the best qualities of both these auspicious animals – some of the noble symbols it holds in Feng Shui are power, bravery, high aspirations, a sense of competitiveness, wellbeing, and determination. The Chi Lin, due to the Dragonhead, releases cosmic chi (which summons success, longevity, and wisdom), and it is very loyal to its owner, due to its horse traits. The carp scales on its back are believed to bring a load of wealth luck into your home or business, as carp is a feng shui symbol for abundance.
The Chi Lin is an amazing animal, and it is said that when the beholder looks into its eyes, this creature will award the owner with an abundance of joy and good fortune. If you keep this auspicious animal in your home or office, you will reap the rewards of its protective powers.
There are many ways in which the Dragon Horse is used in Feng Shui practice:
1. If any of your main doors are opposite elevators, escalators or stairwells, display a pair of Dragon Horse on the sides of the outside entrance. Whether they are on an elevated plane or are on the ground, these Chi Lin will serve as a Feng Shui remedy to slow down chi that dashes past which may manifest into killing energy if not controlled.
2. To provide guardianship for any family members who are outside the home, place a Chi Lin in the East sector, with its front-facing the main entrance.
3. To reap the rewards of a constant flow of wealth luck, display a Chi Lin in your dining room, or in your office or workplace.
4. Displaying this lucky symbol on your desk at work is said to serve to repress the effects of office drama on your career, allowing you to reflect bad intentions and advance up your field.