Each zodiac has designated a deity who will offer special attention and help to the particular zodiac to provide great power in clearing obstacles and inviting wealth from endless resources. The Boar’s guardian deity is Amitabha Buddha whose miraculous energy helps eliminate disasters, lighten problems, attract good fortune and bring good health. No effort will be spared to look after the well-being of the Boar who falls under his special protection and guardianship.
This is a lovely emblem of Amitabha, (meaning boundless light and infinite life in Sanskrit) who is the Buddha in the Land of Ultimate Bliss (Pure Land), in which all beings enjoy unbounded happiness. The amulet is carved from pristine white coral which is considered magical in the realm of crystals and gemstones, associated with emotional healing and protection. Amitabha, one of the most popular and well-known Buddha in China (where he is known as Amitofu) and other parts of Asia, Amitabha is often seen with his two attendant Bodhisattvas, Avalokitesvara, representing compassion, and Mahasthamaprapta, representing wisdom. Together they form the Three Saints of the West or the Western Trinity. Revered as “The Buddha of Infinite Light”, he manifests boundless compassion, protecting and welcoming all into his realm of certain enlightenment. As head of the Lotus family, he is often depicted seated in serene meditation on a lotus throne, his radiant form warming and pacifying the hearts of all who gaze at him. His practice purifies all delusions and removes obstacles caused by one’s excessive attachment to material things, the embodiment of discriminating wisdom and antidote to desire. Under his loving attention, the Boar’s journey in life will be smoother, happier, and more meaningful. As befitting the protector/charge relationship, the Boar is shown in complete repose at the foot of Amitabha, calm and relaxed, knowing that he is being watched over by heavenly eyes.
If you are a Boar (what is my Chinese zodiac?), make sure you enjoy the protection of your guardian deity by wearing or having the Amitabha (Amitofu) Pendant near you at all times. You may also display the amulet in the South West or keep it together with personal belongings.