We all love our pets. And why not, the love, loyalty, companionship and the simplicity they bring to your life is so rare to find in today’s world. They make sure you never feel lonely. They are always right there by your side. They will love you endlessly. They are ever so faithful. And most importantly they will never ever judge you. We are surrounded by people and yet we crave for companionship. We crave for someone who will not be silent spectator in your times of grief but will calm us down; someone who doesn’t need to be reached out to explicitly, but somehow always knows what we need exactly when we need it. One would not be surprised to know that these qualities have been well known and appreciated since time immemorial. It is just the feel-good vibes that resonates from your pets that makes life so much better. Their mere presence, physical or hypothetical can significantly improve the quality of life.
The age old principles of Vastu Shastra, widely credited for lessons on how to live better, are native to the Indian subcontinent. These principles are extensively followed, practiced and preached. There are several clauses dedicated to the contribution of animals. It also mentions the importance of their presence in some form in the larger scheme of things. Not only that, but also the ancient Chinese wisdom of Feng Shui gives significant importance to the presence of animals within the household or even the workplace to ensure peace, joy and stability. Every animal has its own unique qualities, and has a distinct contribution to your way of life. The animals in question range from the meekest to some of the most fearsome. This contribution is not restricted only when they are physically present around you, but also when there is any picture or statue or such symbolic presence.
The fearsome animal, dragon is considered one of the luckiest symbols according to Feng Shui. Since one cannot actually own a pet dragon, their presence even in the form of pictures or miniature statuettes is considered a magnet for attracting good chi or positive vibes which translate to good luck. Having images of a dragon in the house or workplace is known to stimulate the growth in one’s wealth. This mythical creature can adorn your place of work or home in the form of statues, panels, dishes, vases or other objects.
Dogs with their knack to guard your homes are popular pets. But it is a relatively lesser known fact that dogs are equally successful at warding of negative influences from around you. Black dogs especially are favored for this purpose. In the various sciences that talk about good luck, one will find references made about dogs and their power to bring peace, happiness and stability. In times of extreme distress, these specialists preach owning black dogs with white paws for maximum gains.
Goldfish are thought to bring good luck, because they move incessantly. It is believed that their movement pattern is akin to that of healthy chi energy. The gold fish was named so, because it appears like gold. This is yet another sign of their importance to increase wealth in your life. As long as the fish is healthy, it doesn’t matter how many one should keep. But generally, odd numbers attract growth whereas even numbers attract wealth.
One might find it hard to believe but frogs too are considered extremely good omens in Feng Shui. The statuette of a 3 legged frog is extremely common in Chinese shops, usually with a coin in its mouth. This is in concurrence with a Chinese folklore where a frog rescued from a well, brought immense wealth to its savior. This symbolizes the income of wealth from an unidentified source. One should ideally place the statue at the entrance of your house/workplace to ensure consistent inflow of wealth.
The Chinese system of Feng Shui credits several other animals as sources of good luck. Some unusual ones include red bats as a magnet of money and fortune. You might be deemed extremely lucky by these specialists if there are bats living in or around your house, even though you might be afraid of the same. If not, a real bat, even the image of a bat in the house can bring you good luck. Cranes symbolize longevity and good luck, whereas elephants symbolize wealth.
A turtle similarly, symbolizes wealth, more so, if you happen to have a pet turtle. In fact, if a turtle accidently happens to wander into your home, you will be considered one of the luckiest people. If not, even images or statues are just as good. Horses too are known as effective sources of stability and growth at the same time, when present around you, even in the form of images or statues.
If there has been any kind of apprehension regarding having a pet, the fact that they can help you in your personal and professional progress is just another added incentive to clear all doubts. After all, there is nothing else that brings you the benefits of a truly loyal companion and a luck harbinger all wrapped in one.