The Money Frog, also recognized by the name the “Three Legged Toad”, is the celestial and mythical creature, emerging every full moon to bring with it wealth and good fortune. It is one of the most prominent icons of prosperity and monetary gain in Feng Shui, and can often be spotted beside cash registers, receptions, and owners’ desks all across Asia. In ancient Chinese folklore, the Money Frog was the wife of a renowned man who attained the Elixir of Mortality from Hsi Wang Mu, the Goddess of the West. The frog, who at that time was still a maiden, was jealous and so stole the elixir from her husband. As retribution by the other gods, she was transformed into a three-legged frog and sentenced to reside on the moon. Because of this, the Money Frog is always seen sitting on a bed of treasure, carrying two strings of coins and biting one in the mouth – her natural greed requires that she always be surrounded by riches. This is why she is such a strong symbol of prosperity that is used extensively to attract wealthy luck. The Money Frog is also a very potent pictogram of highly valued money luck because of her relation to Liu Hai, an ancient Taoist Magic academic. Whenever he desired the presence of the Money Frog, he would simply use a strand of coins as bait, and the frog would appear. It is for this reason that images of Liu Hai fishing for the famous frog are extremely well-liked and used among Feng Shui enthusiasts. Some Feng Shui tips on how you can make full use of this good luck symbol to attract wealth luck:
1) Display this good luck charm in the Southeast sector of your workplace or living room; this is known as the “Wealth Sector” based on Feng Shui Bagua and is said to help enhance both your windfall luck and provide monetary gain for members of the household.
2) The Money Frog is believed to bring you sudden bursts of windfall luck when displayed in your “Sheng Chi” corner (Feng Shui Kua), as well as the areas of your home where the #8 and #9 lucky Flying Stars are situated.
3) Using two Money Frogs in the same area is a very beneficial practice; at the main entrance of your home or office, place one frog facing inwards, and one facing outwards. This signifies the frogs collecting money from outside and then bringing it into the home or office.
4) Housewives who place the Feng Shui Money Frog at the altar of the Wealth or Earth God are believed to be benefited from the luck of gambling.
5) The lucky charm is essential for businessmen who are seeking to expand their business; when placed at integral points of customer interaction (such as counters and cash registers), the frog is said to help create a better money-generating environment.
6) For individuals who have careers in which commission is a bonus, place a money frog beside your desk or in a diagonal direction to the main entrance of your house; this is reputed to subconsciously encourage customers to tip to your benefit.