Dated back to the Ming Dynasty, this Plum Blossom Coin is shaped in one of the four types of auspicious flowers, the plum blossom. Plum blossom epitomizes determination, confidence, perseverance, longevity and indomitable spirit because of its ability to blossom in cold harsh climate. The “yang side” of the coins is inscribed with “cheong meng sau fu kwai” (which means a long fulfilling easy life). The reverse side has 5 auspicious symbols: the deer for good health and longevity, the bat for prosperity and success, a peach for ripe age and a life free from illness, a magpie for happiness, fame and good news and a gold ingot to bring riches. If there is someone in the household who lacks interest to be successful in life, this coin promises “upward mobility”. It will extend ones life to soar in greater heights and reach the peak. Recommended for students, business people, sales people and those seeking to maximise their luck in life.
What the plum blossom coin symbolizes?
The secret behind the design of this coin by ancient grandmasters backdated a thousand years ago lies in the shape of the plum blossom. The plum blossom blooms in the harsh winter and is the only flower that splendour in bitter conditions of the snow. The harsher the climate, the more enthralling their blooms will be. This is the reason why plum blossom epitomizes determination, confidence, perseverance, longevity and indomitable spirit because of its ability to blossom in cold harsh climate. Its resistivity against harsh conditions is much admired by everyone in ancient times.
Noted in ancient texts, deer symbolizes speed, endurance and longevity. Deer can represent the presence of “Sau”, God of Longevity. That is why the God of Longevity usually has the deer standing beside HIM. Chinese named the deer “luk” which means wealth and prosperity. Together, it brings long life filled with riches and prosperity. Many feng shui masters often include the deer symbols in their own series of good luck ornaments because it is very auspicious to have the image of deer in our homes, shops or offices. Deer brings prosperity and growth to companies. Its presence bring long life of ease to the whole family and growing prosperity. The deer is always associated to advance in his career or embarking on a new job.
Meanwhile the bat symbolizes longevity, wealth, health, love and a natural death at a ripe age. It represents the “yang” symbol of prosperity. It would bring us extreme happiness and a peaceful life with few problems. The presence of bat is an auspicious enhancer for those who are seriously looking for long lasting good fortune, wealth and excellent health.
Next, the default symbol of longevity in Feng Shui is the peach. The peach is carried by Sau Sing Kung (one of the three Star Gods Fuk Luk Sau). The heavenly fruit is a symbol of marriage and immortality. According to chinese texts, the fruit is served in the heaven during birthdays of deities. It is the main ingredient for making pills of longevity to grant good health, long lives and immortality. According to chinese legend “Journey to the West”, the Monkey God stole peaches of immortality from the garden of the Goddess of the West, Hsi Wang Mu, and attained immortality.
Then, magpie is known as the “bird of happiness” and have been regarded as the bird that connects earth to heaven. A famous epic from China mentioned that magpies formed a bridge by arranging themselves like a flight of stairs to enable the meeting of a farmer who fell in love with a fairy of the Jade Emperor in the heaven. In ancient china, it is believed that the the presence of magpies brought happiness and unlimited opportunities, and is considered as an auspicious omen. You will succeed in finding a new job, starting a new venture, finding a new love, getting rich, getting children, obtaining recovery from illness, finding popularity, passing examinations and getting promotion if you see a pair of magpies in your home or living space.The magpies is also the best means of connecting and strengthening the love relationship for those lovers who live far apart, facing all sorts of resistance and experiencing objections from family members. They will make your relationship work for you.
Lastly, gold ingots are ancient chinese gold medium for exchanging expensive goods. They are made to look like a smiley face because gold ingots trigger happiness when one sees it. Gold ingots have been designed by ancient Feng Shui masters with a perfect shape to emit wealth chi. They were owned in ancient times by high ranking officials, emperors and tycoons only. Gold ingots are highly recommended by all Feng Shui masters as the symbol of wealth and abundance.
Hang this amulet in the car, in the bedroom, at the work place, at cashiers or carry along on handbags for those who desire upward mobility and success in life. If there is any child in the household who lacks interest in studies, one can hang this coin in the child’s study room or at his door knob.