Feng Shui & The Sacred Elephant

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The elephant is a sacred animal for many oriental cultures and carries a great amount of symbolism. It also is one of the sacred treasures of Buddha, and according to Buddhism it is a celestial animal. It is seen as a representation of morals and dignity as well as it can help people having good luck.

According to the oriental traditions and feng shui, the elephant symbolizes power, strength, wisdom and longevity. This allows feng shui practitioners to combine this symbolism with some of the bagua map life areas in order to enhance them. For example, whenever the career bagua area needs to be enhanced, a feng shui practitioner can recommend placing an elephant since it would help through the attraction of wisdom and power to that part of the house.

In feng shui, elephants are also used as house keepers and guardians. This way, their powers can be used in combination. Whenever a person needs to attract power or maintain it within their office, they can place an elephant near the front door since it would not only help him achieving it but also keeping him and the power he gains safe.

Symbolic elephants can also be used according to the materials and elements they contain in their structure in order to achieve the proper balance within an environment. This way, whenever one of the five main elements (earth, water, wood, fire and metal) is needed in order to harmonize a space as well as strength, power or wisdom are needed, placing an elephant which contains it can be a great solution.

The elephant’s characteristic of being sacred has its origins by being the animal that would bring flowers and carry the gem of wishes to Buddha. Elephants are very important animals not only for Buddhism and feng shui but also for the oriental cultures in general. Elephants carry a very wide range of different symbolism, from wisdom, good luck, power and carefulness to longevity, and oriental cultures are very respectful for them due to such symbolism as well as to its characteristic of being sacred.