Popular Chinese Good Luck Charms Used in Feng Shui

  • 01 of 08

    Horseshoe for Good Luck

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    The use of a horseshoe as a protective and good luck symbol goes back many centuries, so yes, it is good feng shui to have it in your home. The iron horseshoe has a long history as a powerful good luck charm in most Western countries, as well as in India.

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  • 02 of 08

    Dzi Beads as a Good Luck Charm

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    Dzi beads are considered a good luck charm by most feng shui practitioners. The origin of Dzi beads is a mystery, but they were probably made by ancient people from agate by carving specific markings on the stone. You can find all sorts of designs on Dzi beads, from circles to stripes, squares, waves and more.

    The image of the eye has always been a very powerful symbol in all ancient cultures. The eye is vigilant, all-seeing and protective, thus the wearer of jewelry with the eye design is considered to be protected by its vigilance.

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  • 03 of 08

    The Lucky Cat Brings Good Luck

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    The Japanese name for the Lucky cat is Maneki Neko, which translates as the Beckoning Cat. The lucky cat is mostly used in businesses, but you can also use it in your home, or even carry it with you. There are numerous items on the market with the lucky cat image - from t-shirts to key chains.

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  • 04 of 08

    The Laughing Buddha - Much Good Luck!

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    There are few feng shui cures as popular - and as universal in their application - as the Laughing Buddha. Used as a feng shui cure for good luck, abundance, happiness, success, good health, in other words, for everything good!

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  • 05 of 08

    Double Happiness Sign for Good Luck

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    There is perfect symmetry, flow, and balance in the Chinese double happiness sign, which speaks of the possibility of a lasting harmonious energy in a love relationship. Can there be a better charm to attract good luck in love and marriage?

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  • 06 of 08

    Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) for Good Luck

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    To a feng shui beginner, a Pi Yao can look very similar to a Fu Dog, as well as to a Chi Lin. Just like the Chi Lin, the Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) can be used either alone or in pairs. Pi Xiu has many uses in a good feng shui home or office. And, of course, a very popular use of Pi Yao is as a personal amulet, such as a bracelet or a key chain.

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  • 07 of 08

    Lucky Bamboo for Good Luck

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    The Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures. Used both at home and at the office, it can bring the desired good luck energy according to the specific number of its stalks. Can't find a place for your lucky bamboo at home or at the office? Find it in art, or even wear its image in clothing!

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  • 08 of 08

    Elephant Symbol for Good Luck

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    When it comes to the feng shui energy and symbology of the elephant, few people can object to its beauty, silent power, kindness, and majesty. Protection, good luck, and fertility are the main feng shui energies brought by the symbol of the elephant.