In the previous article on education, there was advice on how to energize the earth element in the northeast corner. This time, I'll tell you about the feng shui good fortune symbols you can use to activate and enhance academic success.
The Chinese regard the carp as a most potent symbol of education and career success. This symbol of good fortune is known for its legendary valour in swimming against the current to reach the Dragon Gate or 'Lung Men' to become a dragon. This has made the carp a symbol of perseverance and literary and educational success.
As for the dragon carp,
it is a creature with the tail of a carp and the head of a dragon,
which symbolizes the humble carp transforming into a dragon (no, it's
not a mutant!).
In Buddhism, the elephant is one of the eight precious holy animals. It is often depicted with a lotus flower on its back upon which is seated the Buddha of Wisdom. The word for elephant in Chinese sounds like hsiang, which can also mean Prime Minister. The elephant is thus the symbol of strength, prudence and wisdom - all qualities of a good and moral leader. The elephant is thought to bring plenty of good fortune because it is believed to be the bearer of the wish-granting jewel and all manner of precious things.
The shell is one of the eight auspicious objects, and it represents the voice of Buddha as well as the far-reaching essence and depth of Buddha's teachings. Buddhists consider the shell a lucky object, as it is one of the marks on the Buddha's footprints. Though normally known as a symbol of a prosperous voyage and used to create good travel luck, the shell can also be used to enhance study luck.
Shells are usually mounted on a rosewood stand and are often gilded with gold or silver. You may use a fairly large conch or cowrie shell (with or without a stand) to strengthen the energy in the northeast sector or corner of your living room to create excellent education luck.
Log in to WOFS again soon to read about how to energize the other beneficial element for the northeast sector: fire!