Have you moved your stone tortoise from its feng shui position and can't remember its exact feng shui placement? First, there is no reason to worry. Even if a feng shui cure is misplaced for a couple of days, there is a very small chance that this will considerably weaken the feng shui energy in the home. There are several feng shui rules, or guidelines for placing a tortoise as a feng shui cure in your home, your garden, or your office.
Feng Shui Tortoise Meaning and Placement
The tortoise is one of the four Celestial Animals, or Guardians in feng shui, which are the Green Dragon in the East, the Red Phoenix in the South, the White Tiger in the West, and the Black Tortoise in the North. These four animals are considered the guardians of good feng shui energy and the roots of their symbolism and feng shui use go deep to the feng shui beginnings.
The first feng shui use of turtles or tortoises in feng shui is the feng shui use as a protection and energy strengthening cure. For this purpose, the best feng shui placement of the tortoise is in the back of the house. This means you can also place a small tortoise behind your back in the office (if this looks appropriate for your workspace), as well as in the back of your garden.
The second use of the tortoise, particularly a black tortoise made from metal is in the North bagua area of your home.
This use is based on the tortoise as a feng shui energy enhancer for your career; it is believed that this feng shui placement can help attract a smooth, grounding energy for your business projects, and steady promotions in your career.
The third feng shui use is to bring the grounding energy of the tortoise to any feng shui bagua area of your home that needs more protection and stability.
If you have a stone tortoise close to the West facing front door, this brings the energy of grounding and protection to the main door. The stone material belongs to the earth feng shui element that is nourishing for the metal element of this direction. If you choose this application of feng shui, be sure that the turtle is facing towards the main door.
The fourth application is used in a slightly more advanced feng shui when the feng shui tortoise is facing the best directions for the inhabitants of the home. This is calculated by looking into one's Kua number, the birth feng shui element, as well as the current feng shui energies for the year.
Types of Feng Shui Turtles
There is a wide variety of feng shui tortoises with specific designs on their back, made from different materials, as well as with additions, such as feng shui coins to attract more money and to improve health and family life, etc. Then there is the dragon turtle feng shui cure; which is a mystical combination of the energies of the turtle with the energies of the dragon.
You can't really go wrong with this Celestial feng shui symbol if you treat it with respect.