Feng shui is a 5,000-year-old Chinese branch of astrology that helps people improve their lives and achieve great things. According to this ancient science, while humanity’s power of life is transmitted through water (feng), the energy surrounding various organisms is distributed through air (shui).
Laughing Buddha and lucky bamboo are the common lucky charms under feng shui. Along with them, Chinese coins have an equal importance. These coins are considered to be the source of wealth and if they are placed in homes according to feng shui principles, the residents are certain to enjoy prosperity.
Chinese coins have a unique feature – they have a square hole in the centre. Moreover, each side of the coin has a distinct significance.
While the square hole of the coin represents the conductive powers of the earth, the side with four Chinese figures is termed ‘Yang’, which symbolizes energy and the other side with two figures is called ‘Yin’. The Chinese coins are stacked with the ‘Yang’ side in front. This is based on the belief that prosperity will flow smoothly into the house when the sun’s rays fall directly on the Yang side.
Coins made of copper, bronze and brass are utilized to increase wealth. The coins have to be tied with red ribbon in bunches of three, six or nine and kept in the money chest, locker or purse. The three coins represent the prosperity of the three heavens, according to Chinese astrology. Six coins are the symbols of heavenly blessings and nine coins connect nature’s wealth with man.
Feng shui suggests that when these coins are offered as gifts on special occasions, both the giver and receiver will turn lucky. The coins can be kept as single pieces, but when they are tied together with a red ribbon and stored in bunches, the benefits would double.
According to feng shui, when Chinese coins are placed in commercial establishments, they help attract more customers. As a result, business booms and the entrepreneurs become wealthy.
If ancient Chinese coins can be procured, the results will be manifold, as per the belief.