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Top Eight Feng Shui Deities and Godheads

May 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 305

In Feng Shui, Godheads and Deities are seen as essential enhancers as well as defenders - this is because of their capability to ward off negative energy and replace them with good luck and beneficial chi. When placed together, the effects of the deities and godheads are magnified; however, always remember to treat them with respect by never keeping them in bathrooms, closets or on the floor, and instead on places that are of eye-level or higher.

Below is a list of the most common Feng Shui Chinese Deities:

Eight Immortals - In both Taoism and Feng Shui, the Eight Immortals (who are made up of 2 women and 6 men) are revered as icons of good luck and longevity. According to myth, these beings descended from the heavens and gave humans strength when they were weak. They also gave them to support to attain their aspirations and reach their goals, in addition to giving them the blessings of knowledge, wellbeing and wealth.

Four Heavenly Kings - Also known as the "Great Dharma Protectors" by Buddhists as they are viewed in the Matreiya Buddha shrines, these four superior kings rule and defend the four corners of the earth. When depictions of the Four Heavenly Kings are displayed inside the home, they have the power to safeguard against harmful intentions and dangers in your direction.

Monkey God - Also known as the "Trickster God" or "Great Sage of Equal God", this exile from the heaven of Taoism was once again allowed redemption when he assisted Tang Xuan Zang, who was seeking Lord Buddha's lessons in the West. It is because of the Monkey God's protective role in this pilgrimage that he is now seen as a defender from evil and a keep of good health. For these effects, place him in the sector of his birth, the West or Southwest.

Chung Kwei - This amazing icon is known as the "Star God of Literature" - this is due to the fact that in his time, he was one of the most prominent and aspiring academics from Tung-nun Shan of the Shensi Province. He is also regarded as the "Great Spiritual Chaser of Demons"; this is because Chung Kwei was also an outstanding exorcist, and is now used to keep the home safe from dangerous spirits and evil intentions.

Kuan Yin - Known by other dialect names such as "Kuanyin" and "Quan Yin", this deity is the Goddess of Mercy and is highly admired and adored. Because she can hear the distress and pleas of help from those who need her, she is known as the "One Who Hears the Cries of the World" - she can also help these people to find the Western Heaven's joy and peace. The image of Kuan Yin a Feng Shui cure used for comfort, to help those who are ill, afraid and abound with misfortune.

Kwan Kung - Also known as "Kuan Ti", this renowned war general from Chinese history is known and the "God of War", and is best recognized as his powers to be the protector of all. For those who are weak, he is a protector; for those in the military, he is a supporter, and for those in business and politics, he is a sentinel. In addition to his defensive qualities, Kwan Kung is seen as an initiator and retainer of wealth, and being able to protect your own assets from theft or loss.

Wealth God - Also known as "Chai Sen Yeh", this god is a prominent icon of prosperity and affluence. All throughout the year, many Chinese festivals are held to invite this god's lucky charm into the home, to bless the household with luck and riches, in addition to luck for the year ahead.

Fuk Luk Sau - These Three Star Deities are a representation of the three basic aspirations of humans: in order, Prosperity, Authority and Longevity. They are also a display of unity and balance, as well as being able to continuously create good fortune. Simply keep Fuk Luk Sau in an important place in either your living room or dining room, and it is Chinese belief that they will provide you with everything you need.

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