Ancient texts had mentioned that each time the unicorn was sighted, an illustrious offspring will be born. It was mentioned in ancient texts that Emperor Yao, Emperor Shun and Confucius were born after the unicorn appeared. Some said the mother of Confucius became pregnant when she followed the footsteps left by the unicorn in a temple. This being the reason why if one ever go to chinese temples to pray for a child, the authentic fortune tellers and taoist masters would always recommend the figurine of the unicorn to be brought back home. This unicorn carries two kids on its back, a boy and a girl. Meanwhile, the boy is connoted holding a huge Ru Yi to represent outstanding achievement in future. On the other hand, the girl holds a tangerine for good fortune. This heavy metal figurine is best displayed in the west corner of the house where the descendant luck is. The west corner belongs to metal element.
What the Chi Lin symbolizes and how to place the object?
The Unicorn, Dragon Horse or Chi Lin is a fabulous heavenly creature of good omen, and the symbol of grandeur, felicity, wise administration, longevity and illustrious offspring. It had attained the age of 1000 years old and said to be the noblest form of animal, emblem of perfect good incarnated essence of Five Elements. The predominant characteristics of the unicorn is its perfect goodwill, gentleness, and benevolence to all living creatures. It possessed all the good qualities found in all animals and has the head of a dragon, scales of the carp and body of a horse. Some believed that the Chi Lin was actually a giraffe. If one were to observe carefull, it could be the fact! Its voice is like the sound of bells and other musical instruments. It carefully avoids treading upon any living insect, or destroying the grass under its feet, and its gait is regulated according to propriety.
It is reputed to be able to walk on water as well as on land and last appeared before the birth and death of Confucious. Confucius was often associated to Chi Lin because he was born a sage after his mother stepped on the footsteps of the Chi Lin and got pregnant. The Chi Lin is regarded by Buddhists to carry the civilizing Book of Law on its back. In ancient feng shui studies, the Chi Lin was described as coming out of Yellow River and appeared to Fu Hsi, the first legendary Emperor, bearing on its back a mystic Ho Tu map from which the Flying Stars formulas is said to have evolved. It is always seen as solitary, and appears to mankind only when a king of the highest benevolence sits upon the throne, or when a sage is about to be born. It had appeared during the halcyon days of the Emperors Yao and Shun and when Confucius was living, but so degenerated have mankind since become that it has never since shown itself to us again.
Since Chi Lin is a wonderful combination of a dragon’s head and a horse’s body, it produces a harmonized mixture of excellent qualities between the two auspicious animals. It has a more royal status compared to the other guardians and is simply adorable. Chi Lin blows “sheng chi” because of its Dragon head to benefit surrounding. Unlike lions and other fierce creatures, the Chi Lin representing a “new born baby” by ancient chinese is very loyal to its owner and easier to tame, like a lovely horse. Its energy represent vitality, strength, ambition, good competing spirits, great health, perseverance and fame. Besides, it also has the scales of a carp which ushers in wealth, prosperity and abundance. The patterns on its back were used to derive the earlier heaven bagua, an ultimate symbol in the study of Feng Shui.
This powerful symbol is an excellent support for important people. Chinese emperors have Chi Lin objects on their tables next to their important seals. And many architectural motives will use the symbol of Chi Lin to manifest blessings and good fortune. Large Chi Lins are also used to protect huge businesses like hotel industry, ministers’ homes, banks, antique shops etc. Chi Lin being an extremely lucky symbol of fortune is usually depicted standing or sitting on a bed of wealth like coins and gold ingots to represent increasingly steady income luck and unlimited windfalls. One will enjoy wonderful prosperity by owning the auspicious Chi Lin.
This unicorn with an offsprings on top of it is especially displayed at home to bring one or more illustrious offspring for those who wishes to conceive:
- According to he Bagua 8 Life Aspirations theory, the corner to activate descendant’s luck is the West. It can be the west of the living room, the bedroom or for those who are working they may place it in the west corner of their workdesk.
- For those who wants to follow the more personalized 8 Mansion formula, it can be placed in the husband’s nien yan location. Similarly, it can be placed in either the bedroom, living room or workdesk at the nien yan’s corner.
- For those who are familiar with the Flying Stars theory, they can place it in the mountain star #8 location where one will be blessed with good relationship, good health and many children for happiness.