Secret Alliance Ornament - Energy
The Annual Secret Alliance Ornament for
2018 incorporates special emblems to activate all that is lucky
in the Year of the Earth Dog. It features a victorious dog and
rabbit clinging on a wulou. According to Chinese mythology, after
the first "Mother" and "Father" (Nuwa and
Fuxi) created mankind, they created the dog before all other animals,
which is the reason why the dog is so faithful as men's all time
favorite friend. The dog reinforces the
idea of harmony, prosperity as well as procreativity. The dog
is loyal and faithful. It wins many hearts because of its honesty
and faithfulness. On the other hand, the rabbit motif plays an
extremely crucial part in paving way for an amazing year. The
rabbit is the most supreme symbol of wealth and is especially
lucky in 2018 Year of Dog. This is because the Rabbit is the "Secret
Friend" of the Dog according to the theory of "Liu He"
(Six Combinations) and it is the feng shui way of ensuring that
the Dog year is supportive of you. This being the reason why in
all the Years of the Dog, the secret rabbit holds the key to success.
Last but not least, the wulou is excellent for ushering
in health and longevity luck. All in all, this feng-shui-master's
ornament will bring success and new avenues for wealth. It activates
the positive aspects of the year's luck, and is highly recommended
for all animal signs. Everyone seeking to start a new business,
leapfrog to a higher position in their career, launching a new
product line, embarking on a new endeavour or starting a new college
year will benefit from the charm if displayed in the Northwest
in 2018. It removes obstacles and paves the way for a successful
Note: Each piece is unique in color. Colors may differ from piece
to piece due to complications of color flow in the mold for figurines
made from immitation liuli. This item is energy
infused and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The dog is one of the twelve signs of the
chinese zodiac and is one of the oldest domesticated animals in
china. There are several minority myths that involve a dog. One
such example is the story of a dog spirit (Panhu), who was rewarded
for his help in overcoming an enemy by being given the emperor's
daughter in marriage. The resultant offspring are said to be the
ancestors of the Miao, Li, Yao and She ethnic groups. Interestingly,
the name Panhu encompasses a character (hu) that contains as one
of its components the symbol meaning "gourd", as gourds
are also strongly linked to ancient creation myths, their seeds
often attributed to producing the first humans. Dogs are also
credited in some of these ancient legends with "helping humans
obtain the first precious grain seeds".
They were bred in ancient palace to resemble the lions revered in Buddhism. Particularly the Buddhist Manchu, dozens of them were kept in the palace. Because some emperors, for example, the Emperor Daoguang (1821-50) and China's last great Empress Dowager Cixi (1834-1908), were fond of dogs, dogs occassionally appear as an important motif during the late Ching Dynasty.
The rabbit has special importance as a Taoist
symbol associated with immortality and hence longevity. According
to Taoist legend, a "moon rabbit" lives on the moon together with
teh Goddess of the Moon, Chang E, preparing an elixir of immortality
from the bark of the cassia tree with a mortar and jade pestle.
Buddhist legend also places the rabbit on the moon as a reward
for offering itself as food to the Buddha. The rabbit carries
the sentiment of the desire for longevity through many offspring.
The Wulou (bottle gourd) originates from
a fruit. When dried, it is very durable and its shape render it
useful as a receptacle for medicine. In olden days, the Wulou
was often carried by aged people as a charm of longevity and a
charm to dissipate or ward off pernicious influences. The Wulou,
like baguas and windchimes, is one of the most significant tools
to cure many bad situations and to enhance good luck in Feng Shui.
It is a powerful symbol of health and longevity. Many deities
like the Sau Sing Kung (in 3 Lucky Stars Fuk Luk Sau), Li Tieh
Kuai (in 8 Immortals) and Mad Monk God (Chai Kung) carry the Wulou
with them to resemble their ability to cure difficult ailments.
Some said the shape of the Wulou is also a wonderful integration
of heaven, earth and mankind. Feng Shui masters often regard the
Wulou as the replica of the Dui Trigram which signifies heavenly
doctor. In real life, taoist monks also use the Wulou to absorb
and arrest bad evil spirits into it for imprisonment. Therefore
Wulou has the potency to absorb bad chi and negative energy.