When wondering what to give to a friend or choosing a gift for a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary, it is useful to know the symbolism of the objects. Especially when want our message to be understood. Here come Feng Shui gifts to help us express what we want to wish.
There are gifts with so beautiful meaning that is a good idea to have even more of one at home. Such gifts are extremely appropriate for those people "who have everything" because they carry a highly positive message. For people who marry or create a new home it is also a good idea to give something symbolically positive that will remain for many years to come as a dear memory.
Why Feng Shui Gifts?
The simplest way to explain Feng Shui is that it is all about achieving a balance of yin (female) and yang (male) chi energy. Feng Shui is so important to some strong believers, that they use it for healing purposes, although there is no empirical proves that this practice is in any way effective. Others follow the Feng Shui’s rules to guide their businesses and create a peaceful atmosphere in their homes. It’s interesting to know that even Disney acknowledged Feng Shui by shifting the main gate to Hong Kong Disneyland by twelve degrees in their building plans, among many other actions suggested by the master planner of architecture and design at Walt Disney Imagineering, in an effort to incorporate local culture into the theme park.
Symbolic Feng Shui
In recent years, a new trend of easier-to-implement DIY Feng Shui, better known as Symbolic Feng Shui, is being spread away and practiced by many Feng Shui enthusiasts. It entails placements of auspicious and aesthetically pleasing Five Element (Wood (木 mù), Fire (火 huǒ), Earth (土 tǔ), Metal (金 jīn), and Water (水 shuǐ) different objects at various locations of the house. The purpose is to achieve a pleasing, productive-cycle environment with high levels of positive energy.
There 7 basic figures according to the Symbolic Feng Shui which will be useful for you to know in order to give your specific message to your gift recipient.
# 1 Elephant for Happiness & Wisdom
Its meaning is “happiness” and is told to bring happiness to the holder. The figurine should be positioned so that the elephant’s tail is facing the door of the room (as if the big button is stopping the bad luck and negative energy). Also the trunk should be upward, pointing the window. In this position, this huge sacred animal is “welcoming" the happiness and letting it come to the house.
The elephant is a symbol for wisdom and strength as well, and this is its main significance as a wish to the person to whom you gave it. Elephant helps its owner and brings success in business. And according to Feng Shui - elephant with trunk laid down in the bedroom will help the woman conceive. There are actually various meanings of an elephant gift figure, but they are all about positive virtues .
If you decide to choose an elephant gift, there are many options – from very small to those that can be used for stool.
Did you know? There are many cultures that worship these gorgeous calm and friendly animals. As a matter of fact, the elephant is one of the most Sacred Worshipped Animals in the World. There are even temples in South India that train elephants for temple worship