Sunday, December 25, 2011

What's all this fuss about Money Frogs?

You may have heard about the Feng Shui Money Frog - a strange creature that is supposed to bring great riches to its owner. But why? And how?

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The History

To the Chinese, the frog symbolizes the moon - "the lunar, yin principle" and brings healing and prosperity.

The Feng Shui Money Frog is called "Chan Chu" in China (literally "wealth-beckoning toad").

Traditionally, it is depicted holding a Ching Dynasty coin in its mouth and sitting on piles of gold ingots, coins and wealth.

On the back of the King Chan Chu are 7 diamond dots depicting the Ursa Major. The study of Chinese Elemental Astrology is based on the 7 stars, which, when coupled with 2 hidden supporting stars represent the 9 Stars of the Bagua, which is the basis for all study on Feng Shui.

The Bagua also protects against loss of the money gained.

Another type of Money Frog carries a string of chinese coins tied behind its back. The Chinese believe this frog is a symbol of your cash flow, so of course the bigger the frog the bigger the cash flow.

The Legends

One legend says that the Money Frog exists on the moon. When there is an eclipse, the frog appears to swallow the moon.

Chang NgoAnother legend claims that the Money Frog was originally Chang Ngo, the wife of a legendary figure. She was greedy, and stole the Elixir of Immortality from Goddess of the West (Hsi Wang Mu).

The other deities in heaven punished Chang Ngo for this, by transforming her into a three legged frog and banishing her to the moon. Now whenever people see the Money Frog, there is a bed of money surrounding it because Chang Ngo is naturally greedy. For generations, this mythical frog has been the holy creature that protects against misfortune and promises to bring riches and wealth to the household.

Lui HaiAlso related is Lui Hai, one of the 8 Immortals. He was a Minister of State who lived during the Tenth Century.

Lu Hai knew of the frog's fondness for money, so he used bait (a red line tied with gold coins) to lure the frog from hiding. Because of this, it has become popular that a frog with coins symbolizes that wealth is about to come and greet you.

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Types of Money Frogs:

Jade and precious stones

Jade Money FrogReal jade Money Frogs are excellent, because they literally ARE precious, and are said to offer protection to businesses.

Send us an email at to inquire about Jade Money Frogs. They are only available at one place in Chinatown. We have an exclusive arrangement with the owner, and this is where we get all of our Jade Money Frogs.

We can get you any size you like. They range from $125 to $3000, depending on size.

Rosewood Resin (Red)

Red frogs are the most "Yang", so they activate the wealth energy. This particular frog comes with a porcelain dish filled with loose sodalite crystals. Crystals are famed as energy cleansers and will provide a positively-charged environment. Both of these items should be placed together in the appropriate areas of the home and office for the best Feng Shui.

Gold or Bronze

These frogs are said to appear every full moon, bringing good news and wealth to the people nearby. Gold is considered one of the symbols of wealth so for greater luck and energy, place at least one money frog on a bowl full of golden coins.

Gold Money Frog
Where to Place your Money Frogs:

One of the most auspicious places is inside, in the wealth area (Southeast) and across from the front door on a diagonal.

This allows the frog to view the front door. It is important for the frog to have the coin in its mouth with the good luck symbol facing up. You can glue the coin in so it does not fall out or get lost. The coin should also be facing the front door; it is as if the frog is saying, "I will catch all your money here ... bring it on!"

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Important: Some people believe you should turn your money frog around at night, to face inward. This is said to "keep" the money that you accumulate.

How many frogs should I get and what size?

For an average size room or office select a frog about three inches high and three inches wide. Larger frogs are fine for larger spaces - buy the biggest one you can afford.

You can use as many as 9 money frogs (the number of completion), but if you do they should be smaller frogs.

You can place them everywhere except the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
  • You may place Money Frogs in your living room area or where you conduct business.
  • You may place a frog in each corner of your Bagua.
  • They should not be immediately obvious to visitors.
  • They should not be on the ground, up too high, or above the height of the pockets of people coming into your home or office.
  • No one should enter feeling as though you want their money.

When using Money Frog cures it is important to check in with yourself and see if this does indeed create a feeling of wealth for you and see if you have a personal connection to your Money Frog.

Before I studied Feng Shui I intellectually "got" what the Money Frog meant but I felt the cures did not work as well because I didn’t have a sincere appreciation for the background and legend of the frog. After I completed my Feng Shui study, I understood the Money Frog on a cellular level, and now they work brilliantly for me.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hot Feng Shui Tips

  • For maximum curb appeal, plant some colorful flowers, especially red ones.
  • Make sure to fix anything that is broken or dirty.
  • An imaginative paint job is another way to play up your house. If you are lucky enough to have interesting architectural details, use different coordinating colors to maximize the effect.
  • In China, red is supremely powerful. It represents relationships, fame, reputation, and wealth.
  • It’s also a fabulous color to paint your door. Guests will be able to find the door quickly and easily. It also conveys that the owners are powerful, and even thwarts burglary!

  • Go for S-P-A-C-E by clearing out EVERY unnecessary item from your home. 
  • The definition of clutter is something that you have not used for 18 months or so, but you are hanging on to, just in case it comes in handy
  • When buying a new home or office, look for a regular shaped property. Avoid properties that have odd looking shapes. The best shape is a rectangle or square. If there are a few extensions sticking out, don’t worry too much as they can be easily rectified.
  • Keep your porch and outside lights on at night! Make sure people can see your house numbers - make them large!
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Friday, August 19, 2011

What are the oldest forms of Feng Shui?

The oldest form of Feng Shui, the Form School has to do with the shapes and forms of the surrounding landscape and waterways and how they affect people living or working in a structure. The four cardinal compass directions are represented by four animals: The Green Dragon of the East, the White Tiger of the West, the Red Phoenix of the South and the Black Turtle of the North, referring to the ideal landforms to look for around the outside of your home. Gentle hills at the back of the house offer protection. These are called “Black Turtle”.

The “White Tiger” hill to the West of the house also gives protection (this side should be a bit lower than the opposite East side). The “Green Dragon” hills to the East of the house bring abundance and prosperity – these two landforms should ideally be low hills, other buildings, trees etc. Finally, most importantly, the “Red Phoenix” or “little footstool” (a tiny hill) in the front of the house needs open space to prosper. It represents your opportunities and financial affairs. The 4 celestial animals are also used inside the house for furniture placement, office interior designs, etc.

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