Chinese coins have a lot of significance in feng shui culture. One of the most common uses is for attracting the energy of wealth and money as well as for protection and good luck. There are many ways to incorporate the coins into your space, whether you want to add them to your home to protect your family or bring them into your office to boost the success of your business.
How to Use Coins in Feng Shui
To properly use Chinese coins in feng shui, you should start by exploring the variety of feng shui cures that incorporate them in their design. Next, locate the money area of your home, which is most commonly the southeast corner of your home, office, or room. Alternatively, some other schools of feng shui designate the "money area" of your home to be the upper left area of your home's layout when viewed on a floorplan.
After you've found your money area, it's time to decide on the best way to display your cure in a manner that also works well with your home's overall decor. The options are endless—you can hang a Chinese coin tassel on your wall, decoratively frame some coins, or simply place the coins on any appropriate surface (your desk, a stack of books, etc.).
It might also be helpful to remember that you don't always have to display your feng shui cure in plain view. It can be just as effective if it's slightly hidden, especially if you can still see it or walk by it occasionally. For instance, it's totally fine to stash your Chinese coin tassel inside a desk drawer that you use often—of course, this means you will have to have an organized desk drawer.
Popular Uses for Chinese Coins
The other popular way to use Chinese coins to attract monetary abundance is to carry them in your wallet or in your pocket. Typically, this is usually done by carrying around three Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon, which also has significance in feng shui culture.
If you own your own retail business, there's a variety of ways to use Chinese coins to bring prosperity to your work, according to classical feng shui schools. You can place them near the cash register, on the inside of your front door, with your financial papers, near the phone, or close to any other place that feels important to you and your business.
It's not uncommon to see Chinese coins incorporated into various jewelry designs, from earrings and bracelets to necklaces and pendants. In a way, wearing beautiful jewelry with good energy—be it powerful crystals or powerful symbols—is good body feng shui and quite popular, too.
Considerations When Using Chinese Coins
Whichever way you choose to incorporate the energy of Chinese coins in your feng shui work, it is always a good idea to cleanse your coins from previous energy. Unless your coins come from a reputable feng shui retailer and you can feel them sparkling with good energy, use some basic space clearing steps to cleanse and refresh their vibration before putting them to work in your own home. Additionally, always make sure to place the coins properly—on the Yang side with the four characters facing up—when putting them around your home.
Last but not least, do a search online to get an idea of prices and current availability of feng shui coins. You can buy simple coins made from brass (about $25 for 100 coins) or go for 24-karat-gold-plated coins, which retail at a much higher price point. There are also feng shui luck tassels with Chinese coins in their design. These feng shui products come in various colors, shapes, and materials, often using different crystals as well as colors of silk, and can be great options for those on a budget.