“A vase atop the elephant” is a rebus “ping ann ji xiang” which expresses the sentiment “peace, happy and secured always”. A harbinger of happiness and smooth life, it takes away troubles. On the other hand, a kneeling elephant with both fore legs looking like prostrating symbolizes “wealth and honour”. As the character fu in prostrate sounds like the character in “abundance” and kneel (gui) sounds like precious. The elephant itself symbolizes harmony, happiness, power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and success. Replicating one of the many auspicious pictures carved on Chien Lung Emperor’s throne, an elephant bearing a vase of jewels symbolizes “wealth and power protection”. With a trunk moving backwards above its head, it connotes drawing prosperity and abundance, especially effective if displayed facing the sea, swimming pool or other bodies of water to magnetize money luck. Next, the vase itself is a symbol of harmony and peace. Equally auspicious, the sacred fungus or plant of immortality lingzhi in the vase is associated to long life and immortality and was believed to be ta key ingredient in the elixir of immortality. The lingzhi’s medicinal properties were first mentioned in the oldest Chinese herbal manuscript dating back to the Qin and Han Dynasties, Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (The Deity of Agriculture’s Materia Medica), where it was stated that not only could it cure and prevent disease but also extend life. This stunningly powerful ornament pulverizes all issues related to health, paving you to a stronger and less sickly year. Those who are vulnerable to monthly ill winds and diseases, for example elderly people or people whose zodiac show signs of health issues in the year may consider this overall combination. This elephant brings about safety, savings, power, honor, protection and prosperity altogether.
Note: This item is energy infused and comes with certificate of authenticity. The pillow below is also inserted with a talisman that incorporates five major taoist incantation. They signify 1. Safety (Ping An), 2. Wealth Flourishing, 3. Protection, 4. Harmony and Security and 5. Anti Disaster/Injury.
What the elephant symbolizes and how to place this object?
The elephants were used in warfare by chinese during ancient times. In fact, during the reign of Kang Hsi, the King of Siam had sent a number of tribute elephants as gifts to the Chinese emperor. The elephant in white color is the purest of all form and is believed by many to be the incarnation of future Buddha. In fact, it is known to be one of the Seven Treasures of Buddhism. In some countries like Indochina and India, only the Kings are allowed to ride on the elephant. It is the symbol of royalty, power and grandness. The elephant is known for its confidence, strength, sagacity and prudence and is one of the four animals representing power or energy, the other three being tiger, leopard and lion. Elephant signifies the prime minister too, because of its chinese naming “hsiang”.The elephant has many blessings in Feng Shui. The elephant brings infant luck to those who are wishing for babies in their lives. Buddha’s mother dreamt about a white elephant and got pregnant after that. Therefore the elephant is a lucky omen in Buddhism. The elephant also takes away troubles and is a protective symbol. It is a sacred animal in Thailand and India, and is used to represent loyalty, wisdom, longevity and elegance. It is a symbol of good luck and excellent fortune. Statues and images of deities and kings are often depicted riding on elephants in India and Thailand.
In ancient warfare the elephant was highly trained to be able to withstand the clamour of battle, the thrusting of lances and the savage onslaught of hand-held weapons. Perfect obedience, and the ability to stand its ground amidst the bloodthirsty frezy of the battlefield, were prerequisites of the valiant war elephant. Due to its sheer physical might the elephant destroyed much that was in its path, it could ford rivers, blaze trails or clear pathways, and batter against doorways and fortifications. As such it became the unstoppable “remover of obstacles”. It is immutable and unshakeable.
- To usher in wealth and success, display it in the living room showing this elephant arriving from the maindoor looking into the house. If possible try to display it in wealth corners such as your personal sheng chi corner, the SE corner or the water star #8 corner. If there is a sea or water body near your house, display it facing water to magnetize money towards your unit.
- For financial protection, display it facing your main entrance of your home. Alternatively, you can also display it above your safe or in Annual Robbery Star #7 direction.
- For career growth and honor, display it on your work desk facing outwards. It will help to solve political problems in office, backstabbing, arguments and harmful peers.
- For peace and harmony, display it anywhere along the center axis of the house.
- For safety of your family and children, display it inside facing out to the maindoor to dispel violences and disasters.
- To suppress business competitors, display it inside facing outwards at the main entrance of your shop to ensure your competitors are kept at bay.