Not many feng shui enthusiasts are familiar with the use of Pi Yao, or Pi Xiu. This does not make the Pi Yao less powerful, though. In fact, the Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is the only feng shui cure used in the flying stars school of feng shui to protect against a specific type of negative energy, called the Grand Duke (Tai Sui).
If you are following the annual feng shui updates, you can check the best area to position the Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) for protective feng shui energy this year. Not only is Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) the most powerful protective feng shui cure against the Grand Duke (a flying stars school term), it is also a good feng shui cure to attract wealth. To a feng shui beginner, a Pi Xiu can look 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.
As with most traditional Chinese feng shui cures, the roots of the Pi Xiu (Pi Yao) symbol lie deep in Chinese mythology. With the fierce look of a winged lion, the mythical Pi Xiu can ward off evil spirits and protect anyone from harm.
The Pi Yao is considered to be loyal and obedient, which makes him a very popular personal protector in traditional feng shui. This is the reason why you can find so many amulets with Pi Yao (Pi Xiu), be it bracelets, keychains or other accessories.
Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) has a voracious appetite that seems to have no end; this makes him a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. The display of a Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) statue in business is considered a good luck feng shui cure to attract a never-ending flow of money.
How is Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) used for the best feng shui?
- The first use of Pi Yao in the classical feng shui applications is as a protective cure against the negative energy of the Grand Duke (Tai Sui). The right positioning of the Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is in the bagua direction opposite the area affected by the Grand Duke presence. For example, in 2012 the Tai Sui energy was in the Southeast area, so the Pi Yao was placed in the Northwest bagua area facing Southeast.
- A Metal Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is also used as a potent feng shui cure for two other negative energies as per flying star feng shui school - the annual stars #2 and #5. A Metal Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) statue works best for this specific feng shui application. Find out the current location of the annual star #2 and star #5 and see if a Pi Yao can work for you there.
- As a good luck and abundance cure, Pi Yao is widely displayed in offices, as well as homes. For this purpose, it is best to display a pair of Pi Yao (Pi Xiu). You can display them in your money area, your lucky direction for wealth, or simply in a prominent area of your living room. Do not place the Pi Yao symbol in the bathroom or in the kitchen.
Pi Yao is also sometimes displayed in a new home, or in a home that has newly undergone renovations; it is also used as a good luck charm with lottery tickets. A popular use of Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is as a personal amulet, such as a bracelet or a keychain, because it allows you to always have your loyal personal protector nearby!