The Jiaotu is one of the nine dragon sons and his job is to watch and guard your homes. These ancient guardians are often found in palaces, mansions and homes of royalty, officials and merchants. Jiaotu is as tight-lipped as a mussel or a snail. Its image is normally carved directly onto doors. It isoften been mistaken as the fu dog, but in fact they are the more heavenly and royal version of guardians. They can also prevent people of evil intentions from entering the house and to ward off shar chi (killing energy). One can have a peace of mind when they watch over the main entrance and protect the whole family from being harmed. They are particularly effective in preventing robbery, theft and evil haunts, to help out working people who are not at home most of the time. Even office desks in cubicle set-up can be decorated with them to “terminate” theft and evil attempts.
The dragon has nine sons with each having its own supernatural power and strength. In ancient China, the nine sons of the dragon were often used to decorate musical instruments, incense burner, buildings, roofs, weapons and vessels. The names of the nine dragon sons are different according to different ancient records. Each record gives each of them a different character and different habit. No one knows exactly how so many names are derived although there are only 9 of them, and it remains as mystery until today. As long as their strength, characters and habits are well known to people, it doesn’t matter how they are named.
Just like the Fu Dogs, the Jiaotu provides ultimate protection, wards of evil spirits and harmful people, nourishes chi that enters homes, bring in happy blessings and dissolves bad chi from neighbourly formations when placed in front of your main door at either sides or raised high up on both sides of your main gate.
Place a pair of the Jiaotu at the door front on either sides if the door is facing the lift, stairs or escalator to dissolve rushing bad chi. They can be placed on floor level or raised to higher level.
The additional advantage of the Jiaotu is that it is able to overcome afflictions from violence or robbery stars when displayed in the affected sectors. One can display them to ward off Violence Star #7.