What is Qilin in Feng Shui?


Qilin is one of the eight Taoist symbols. In Asian cultures, symbols hold a lot of value, especially classic imagery. These emblems are weaved into the vast culture of the East. Many people worldwide appreciate and employ these Asian motifs for their beauty and rich meaning. Of course, it’s important to be respectful and curious about the culture from where these symbols come from. Symbols are beyond artistic representations, as they come to tell a story and offer philosophical teachings and life wisdom. That said, feng shui by no means must include Asian art or imagery. There are many nuances and ways to apply feng shui, and using Chinese symbols is one of the many.

Qilin can be found in various decorative items such as jewelry, ceramics, wood and stone carvings, brass and bronze figures, embroideries, etc. You can enhance your Qilin if you combine it with other auspicious symbols. For instance, you can have your Qilin perched on top of ancient Chinese coins and/or gold ingots to invite in wealth and abundance. In all cases, when using an object as a symbolic feng shui cure, be sure to take good care of it. It’s definitely not good feng shui to neglect an adjustment object and let it become dirty, dusty, or fall into disrepair.

Here are some feng shui applications for Qilin in your home and life:
Front Entry

A pair of Feng Shui Chilin flanking each side of the main entrance place as door protectors to ward off any negative energies, like challenges and harmful people and events.

Desk or Workspace

Qilin can bring overall career success and financial good fortune when placed on the desk or in an office space. A single Qilin works fine for this sort of application. Don’t forget to add some Chinese coins for even more wealth and abundance with your work. An image of a Chilin is a thoughtful gift for anyone who may be embarking on a new career or job.

Three Killings Cure

Three Qilin can protect and overcome the Three Killings. Which is one of the annual afflictions in the feng shui school of Flying Stars.

Center of the Home, the Tai Qi

The center of the house is called the Tai Qi and is connected to all your life and home areas. It’s also related to your health and overall well-being. A Qilin placed in your home’s center can invite all the beneficial aspects of the symbol.  Including joy, prosperity, good health, and long life.

The Bedroom

The bedroom is the area of the home that is most connected to its inhabitant. A Qilin placed in the master bedroom can help stimulate fertility. Also, assist in creating offspring of all kinds (like projects, financial abundance, etc.).

Wearing Qilin Amulets

You can wear Qilin on your body by way of jewelry, charms, or embroidery. Qilin can act as a protective amulet to block or dissolve difficult people and situations. They protect from gossip and negative influences. Qilin can also help you overcome challenges and promote health and prosperity for the bearer.