Power of the Phoenix!
The phoenix is a magnificent large bird, part of four celestial animals. The phoenix is the one who rises from ashes when everything is destroyed and this symbolism of the phoenix makes it a very auspicious and important part of Feng Shui. This bird is associated with the fire element. In ancient China, it was believed that the phoenix would appear in good times when there was peace and harmony. Therefore, it is considered auspicious and is believed to bring good luck and fortune.
According to Feng Shui Bagua Theory, the South direction, which is the sector of fame and recognition, is the direction of the phoenix. Placing a phoenix figurine alone in the South sector activates the yang energy, creating both popularity and great opportunities. Keeping a phoenix painting or any image of a crimson phoenix in the home encourages good luck and prosperity. The best place to hang the painting or picture of a phoenix is the south wall of the house or in the living room. Placing it in the front of the home, in complete view of the main front door is believed to bring several good opportunities. However, it is advised not to place a red phoenix in the bedroom as it activates the mind, making one unable to sleep peacefully.
The phoenix symbol is also used for wish fulfilment. It is suitable for individuals who are looking for love or for those wishing to make their current love stronger and to heighten the level of loyalty to their partners. When it is placed alongside a Dragon, its yin energy is activated. The phoenix and dragon is the perfect couple and complement each other wonderfully. It is optimum for couples (yin and yang) who are looking for everlasting love and for matrimonial bliss.
The phoenix can face any adverse environment and prosper among difficulties as it is believed to possess energizing yang energy. It does not represent any religion and can be kept by any individual following any religion.
The phoenix works as a great gift for the matriarch of a family or to someone who is struggling in the professional life or to someone who has hit rock bottom financially, physically, socially or emotionally. It is believed to help one bounce back and turn life around with a new found glory.
The rooster's body symbolizes several virtuous qualities, making it an excellent earth substitute for the phoenix. You can place the image of the rooster or a ceramic sculpture of it in the south of your living room.