Turtle is one of these Chinese symbols that represent longevity or long life. In Feng Shui, having a turtle statue at your home is a sign of good health.
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You can place turtle statues anywhere, but at least turtle statue should be placed in the North sector. Turtle statues can be facing in different directions based on the material they are made of. An example is placing crystal turtles in the north while metal turtles facing west and so forth. The dragon headed turtle statute is a powerful symbol of wealth, healthy, prosperity and protection and should be located in the north or southeast of your home. You can try our festive divine dragon turtle statue or our bronze dragon turtle statues.
Turtle Symbolism in Chinese Culture
The turtle symbolizes support, endurance, wealth, longetivity, happy family, long generations, good luck and fortune in Chinese culture. The turtle is believed to be a celestial animal and posses protective powers as well. According to Chinese legends the body of the turtle is said to posses the secret of heaven and earth and the shell design shows the Lo Shu magic square which is the guide for life.
There is a Chinese proverb – the rareness of meeting a Buddha is compared with the difficulty of a blind seaturtle finding a log to float on or a one-eyed tortoise finding a log with spy-hole through it. According to Chinese Legends the wooden columns of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing were built on the shells of live tortoises as the Chinese people believed these animals were capable of living for more then 3000 years without food or water. They also believed that tortoise's possessed a magical power that stops wood from rotting. The Chinese Imperial Army carried dragon and tortoises depicted on flags, to symbolize unparallel power and inaccessibility. In China, the turtle was also called the Black warrior representing a symbol of power and longevity. At the base of burial monuments, a turtle is often put.
The turtle is the water element of Feng shui with the tiger, phoenix and dragon representing the other three elements. Feng Shui Principles state that rear of the home is represented by the Black Tortoise, which is symbolic of support for home, family life and personal relationships. Since ancient times, the Chinese people have been releasing turtles. Buddha promoted the concept of being merciful to animals by setting them free, his teachings say that people who are merciful will be blessed with good fortune and longevity.
Why not bring positive elements into your home by choosing a turtle statue. If you have a desk where you want to keep some books within an arms reach, try our scholarly turtle bookends. Our mini turtle paper weights are ideal to keep your important papers intact and they make great desk accessories whether it's your home desk or office desk. Your visitors will definitely ask about them because they give a sense of the mystic Orient. You will be spoilt for choice from our variety of turtle statues.