Ancient chinese feng shui masters stressed the importance of a rich and affluent nation and people and the balance between abundance and scarcity. The boy holding the carp represents both “plenty” and “gold”. The chinese always regarded the baby boy with great favour because of their “yang energy”. They are ideal to produce wealth, happiness and longevity. As fish is said to produce money, there is endless source of wealth. This expresses hope of people for wealth. This joyous combination of baby boy and fish producing money expresses the same idea as “great abundance year after year”. This is an excellent enhancer for those who wants to see growth in their wealth from year to year.
What Carps symbolizes and how to place this object?
Fish can increase the momentum of wealth generation, gather accumulation of wealth and neutralize negative forces. The chinese always associate the fish with abundance and prosperity with the saying “nien nien yew yu” which means “seeing abundance harvest every year”. Because of its strong symbolic meaning, chinese homes are normally decorated with fish ponds, aquariums and art pieces. They believe this is will make the family income “float”. There are quite a number of fishes which are popular among feng shui enthusiasts, but mostly are red, orange, gold or silverish white in color. And all of them are fresh water fish, where so far we had not seen salt water fish being used to activate feng shui luck.
The carp is probably the most popular fish reared in ancient china till today, where it can be found in imperial palaces, homes of the rich and powerful, casinos and hotels as a traditional feng shui fish. The carp is very closely associated to the dragon. The old tale of the carp jumping and crossing over “Dragon Gate” to transform into a Dragon had become very popular. The carp is a tough fish that could resist big currents in China’s ancient Yellow River and this portray perseverance and determination of it. It is able to persistently resist hardship, swim upstream and rapidly jumping above the water to reach heaven to symbolize great achievements in ones pursuit or high ambitions of a lifetime. Although the carp is often being associated to scholastic success and literary luck, but it is also a potent emblem of happy outcome, joyful marriage, sufficient fortune and prosperity.
We normally recommend the carp to increase one’s educational growth and a charm that leads to passing examinations with flying colors. But some of our customers see an increase in their business after displaying the carp, while those in sales and marketing view it as bringing plenty of success by putting them in a competitive advantage over their competitors. For housewives, they carps are considered as a powerful symbol of harmony and joy which carries peaceful meanings to their household.
The boy holding the carp will add on to its “yang energy” produced by the baby boy. Chinese often like images of baby boy because they signify good fortune.
This fortune symbol can be carried along to raise the bar for your pursuits:
This fortune symbol can be placed in almost everywhere to raise the bar for your pursuits:
- Display around the home to attain greater heights in material success and power. It can also be displayed in your personal Sheng Chi direction to ensure very fortunate returns.
- For those who wants to attract academic excellence, place the Carp at your study desk. You may also place it in the northeast direction (according to 8 Aspirations Theory) to absorb the academic luck.
- Place the Carp symbol to decorate the important areas of your living rooms, family rooms, reception, dining, cashier’s counter or even bedrooms to increase your wealth like for the entire family.
- Place it in your sheng chi location with the carp coming from your Sheng Chi direction to tap your ultimate wealth luck in enhancing your career, windfall luck and more sources of income coming your way.
- For those who knows the placement of water in feng shui, you may place the carp nearby or inside those water features (such as waterfall, ponds, aquariums):
a. North – for career luck
b. East – for enhancement of family well-being
c. Southeast – for wealth luck
d. Water star position according to Flying Star feng shui – for wealth luck
- For bosses, managers and employees, if you are looking for more personal growth and money opportunities, it is recommended that you place the carp on the north location of your work desk. The carp will create the difference between you and your peers to enable yourself to stay more competitive.