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In Chinese mythology, phoenix is a symbol of high virtue and grace, power and prosperity. The symbol of the phoenix has been seen on objects in China for over 7000years. Often in Jade and were originally on good luck items.
If a phoenix is to be used as a home décor then it symbolizes loyalty and honesty in the people who lived there. As jewelry, a phoenix design shows the wearer as a person of high moral values.
Phoenix, Feng Huang, King of Birds
FengHuang is the Chinese name for what people in the West call the Phoenix. Feng is the male phoenix while the female is Huang. These are mythological birds of East Asia; they reign over all other birds. In present times, there is no distinction between the male and female, both Feng and Huang are blurred into one feminine entity. The Chinese phoenix is often paired with the Chinese dragon, which has male features.
FengHuang has combined look of many birds; head of a golden pheasant, body of a mandarin duck, peacock’s tail, and legs of a crane, mouth of a parrot and wings of a swallow. Its body is symbolic of six celestial bodies; eyes are the sun, the back is the moon, wings are the wind, the feet are the tail is the planets. Its feathers has the five important colors; white, red, blue, yellow &black. Sometimes the Chinese phoenix is shown as having three legs. According to Chinese tradition, it’s believed to be living on top of the Kunlun Mountains in Northern China.
It was during 2600 B.C, the feng huang first appeared to the Chinese emperor Hung Ti. Feng Huang only appear during times of peace and prosperity, which is usually when a new emperor ascend the throne. The Chinese phoenix is one of the four celestial creatures, believed by the Chinese to have created the world. When the world was created, the heavens was divided into four quadrants; north, s south east and west; Feng huang ruled over the southern quadrant of heaven, symbolic of summer and sun. The Feng Huang is referred to as the emperor of birds.
During the Han Dynasty era, 2200 years ago, twp phoenix, a male and female were depicted facing each other. It was during the Yuan dynasty, the two merged to become the phoenix, emperor of birds. This was later termed as empress when shown with a dragon where the dragon was the emperor.
The phoenix is symbolic of heavenly power to the empress. In houses where phoenixes are used for decorating a house, the occupants are believed to be loyal and honest. Another interpretation is that phoenix is only present when the ruler is without darkness and corruption.
The fenghuang has positive traits, its symbolic of high virtue and grace; the union of yin and yan. According to the Shan Hai Jing, chapter 1 each body part of the Fenghuang represents a word; wing-duty, back-propriety, abdomen-belief and chest-mercy.
Phoenix is often depicted in wedding decorations or royalty along with dragons. Chinese people consider the phoenix and dragon symbolic of blissful relations between a husband and wife; a yin and yang metaphor.
The phoenix and Feng shui
Feng shui is not set in stone; every situation has particular needs in order for a smooth flow. You cannot generalize every situation. The phoenix is only one thing that you can decorate your home or business or garden, so as to invite opportunity and success into your life. With regard to feng shui, the phoenix is symbolic of summer and warmth, a fire. It is also symbolic of the empress who represents fame and particularly the symbol of opportunity. Chinese phoenixes have been depicted on Chinese pottery for hundreds of years, meant to show all good attributes of human beings. The phoenix is symbolic luxury and life if comfort. According to myth the phoenix appears where there is great wealth.
So if you have started a new business or you want your existing business to be successful, our phoenix statue are a must have for your business premises. It’s a great way to invite success and opportunity into your life. If you are newly married or want happy and peaceful relations with your partner, a Chinese phoenix statue to your home will bring all the positive feelings.
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