This is a beautiful representation of three generations of Goat seen standing together looking proud and happy with each other on a mountainous terrain filled with treasures to signify a happy and prosperous family. The four Chinese characters “San Yang Kai Tai” herald the beginnings of good fortune.
Since ancient times, the three-goat motif has been employed by artists, who sometimes cleverly included three goats or sheep in their paintings to wish people good fortune. During the Ching dynasty (1644-1911), for example, a court painter to the Chienlung emperor painted “San Yang Kai Tai” using the symbol of the three sheep. Because the Three Generations Goat is a symbol of coming prosperity, you may place it in the wealthy corners such as the Southeast.
“San Yang Kai Tai” (三阳开泰) is an auspicious Chinese saying from I-Ching (the Book of Change) to signify that spring is here and everything under the sun looks fresh and will have a prosperous future. The ‘Yang’ (阳 for the sun) sounds the same as sheep/goat in Chinese, so over time, the pictorial representation of the auspicious expression evolved into the popular 3 sheep against a mountain landscape. Since then, the three-goat motif has been employed by artists, who sometimes cleverly included three goats or sheep in their paintings to wish people good fortune.
The Goat/Sheep (eighth Horoscope animal of the Chinese Zodiac) also symbolizes tranquility and intelligence with a mind for business. A person of the Goat year is called the Good Samaritan of the cycle. He or she is righteous, sincere, artistic, fashionable, and a creative worker. The Goat is known for his gentle and compassionate ways. He can forgive easily and be understanding about other’s faults. It is believed that placing the Goat figurines in your home or workplace will strengthen and enhance all the good traits and characteristics it represents in family members born in the year of Goat.
You can choose to display the San Yang Kai Tai Three Generation Goats in the wealth (South East), career (North), or mentor (North West) sectors based on the Eight Trigrams Theory, or use it to enhance areas housing favorable Flying Stars #1, #4 and #8. (Find out more about Flying Stars here). Besides being a magnificent showpiece, the combined energies from these powerful symbols will open up lots of opportunities for success and prosperity.
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