The Tortoise is sacred and much loved by the Chinese as a symbol of longevity, stability, strength, support, and endurance. One of the 4 Celestial Animals (Dragon, Phoenix, Tiger, and Tortoise), the tortoise is an important and powerful symbol of landscape Feng Shui. Hence activating the tortoise in the North part of your home is one of the best Feng Shui features to have.
The tortoise is the best icon of longevity. The Crane (another symbol of longevity) is said to live a thousand years but the tortoise is believed to live up to 3000 years and therefore is extremely popular with those who seek to live a long and healthy life. Bearer of the magical Lo Shu square which all Feng Shui theories are based on, the tortoise is also a symbol of protection and wealth.
Here is how you can use the Tortoise to Feng Shui your way to a better life.
1. Place a tortoise figurine in the back portion of your home or the NORTH part of your home. In your office, place it in the North sector or behind you where you sit. Keep one will do as the number associated with the turtle is the number 1. The North sector governs your Career luck based on the Pakua Life Aspiration Theory. This will help maintain support from your boss or co-workers. You will enjoy steady progress in your career and hard work will pay off handsomely.
2. Position a tortoise figurine under or beside your bed or at the headboard of your bed for a more restful night and support.
3. Display a figurine of the tortoise in the East sector of your home to attract lots of good health and prosperity luck. The East sector governs your Health luck based on the Pakua Aspiration Trigram.
4. In Flying Star Feng Shui, the Tortoise made from metal (brass, bronze, pewter, etc) is used to ward off the evil influences of the #2 black star. The #2 black star is also known as the ‘Sickness Star’ which brings illnesses and ailments to occupants. Placing the Tortoise in the affected sectors will dissipate these illness energies.