Money Frog (also called Three Legged Toad or
Frog) is the divine version of frog, in which it has three legs
only. It is considered as the most significant emblem of prosperity,
wealth and money blessings in Feng Shui. It was said to have lived
in the moon and its power became very pronounced during eclipse.
Chinese legends had said the Money Frog was originally the wife
of a legendary figure who obtained the Elixir of Immortality from
Goddess of the West (Hsi Wang Mu). The naturally greedy her stole
the elixir of immortality. She was punished by other deities of
the heaven and transformed her into a three legged frog and sent
to stay in the moon. Since then wherever people see the Money
Frog, there is a bed of money surrounding it because being naturally
greedy she craves for money. For generations, this mythical Money
Frog became the holy creature that protects against misfortune
and promised to bring to any household bigger enrichment in wealth.
We're talking about creating abundance in wealth for serious Feng
The Money Frog is also often associated to Liu
Hai, who was a capable Taoist Magic student. The Money Frog became
his possession which could bring him to wherever he wants to go.
When he couldn't find the Money Frog, he would use a string of
coins as a bait to fish the Money Frog. That is why the picture
of Liu Hai fishing for the Money Frog is ever so popular among
the chinese because it represents extremely good money luck.
Traditionally, the Money Frog is usually depicted
holding a chinese coin in its mouth and sitting on lots of gold
ingots, coins and wealth. Sometimes the Money Frog will have a
throne on its head to signify its king's authority of creating
wealth. Besides, a bagua could also be carved on its back to protect
against loss of money that had been gained. Some Money Frogs would
also carry strings of chinese coins tied behind its back. The
Money Frog normally has 7 dots of star pattern behind its back
to represent 7 Great North Pole stars of the bagua, which fundamentally
triggered the Feng Shui fundamentals.
Money Frog can be placed in many places to multiply
our wealth and build prosperity:
1. Some of the housewives who pursue for gambling luck would place
the item at the altar of the Earth God or Wealth God.
2. For businessmen who wanted success, the Money Frog is a must
to be placed at cash registrars, shop reception, treasurer's desk
and safe and any part of business premise which deals with money
3. To invite more wealth luck, additional sources of income and
career growth that eventually leads to more income, you may placed
either one, three, six or nine Money Frogs randomly in your living
room or garden, to signify them hopping as they bring lots of
wealth and money scattering all over your home. They can be placed
diagonally facing your main door and some inward facing, but never
facing straight out of the door and they will never return. Feng
Shui Masters believe they go out in the afternoon to collect money
and return at nite with lots of money sticking on their feet.
Treat them like frogs and not deities, therefore they can be placed
on the floor or low. They can also be placed under chairs, tables
and sofas or any other isolated places. If they are placed too
high, they might be afraid to jump down and go out to look for
money. They also cannot be placed in bedroom, kitchen and toilets.
4. To invite constant cash flow and double the income of homes,
you may put two Money Frogs on each side of the entrance inside
your premise with their heads looking in and not out.
5. Money Frogs are a must to enhance the southeast (known as wealth
sectors), in your personal "Sheng
Chi" direction (click here to find out) and in the locations
of your premise where lucky stars #8 and #9 reside. In these locations,
you will experience sudden wind fall from time to time.