By Kathryn Weber
Wherever you go in Hong Kong — a city that loves business, money and prosperity — you see Chinese symbols of wealth and money. The ubiquitous symbol you see most often is the lucky Chinese coin. These coins are round with a square hole in the center. They represent both heaven (the circle) and earth (the square), and because of this, they’re deemed especially auspicious.
In Asia, the really old coins are the most highly regarded and valued. These good fortune coins adorn other symbols as well. You will almost always see a money frog sitting on a pile of coins. The yearly animal will also be shown sitting on a pile of lucky, or good fortune, Chinese coins.
Good fortune coins come in many varieties.
Some have trigrams and animal signs on them. Others will have trigrams and mantras. The most common coins are the ones with a dragon and phoenix on one side and Chinese characters on the other side. The coins are often printed with two meanings, either “your wealth has arrived” or “your luck has arrived.” I don’t know about you, but this sounds pretty great either way!
There are a multitude of ways to use the coins as feng shui wealth enhancers around your home or business. Tie them in groups of three, six, and nine with red ribbon to activate them with a spark of energy. Always place them with the Chinese character side up (See photo, the coin on the right shows the coin right side up. The coin behind it shows the coin’s backside — don’t display this side).
Next, if you’ve wondered about how to use the coins to boost your prosperity, use the ideas below to activate your home, office, and business for prosperity with these lucky coins.
1. Walk on gold.
Make walking into your home an act of prosperity by placing lucky coins under a welcome mat or carpet inside the entrance to your home. Replacing your carpets? Scatter coins all over the floor under your new carpeting!
2. Talking money.
Place coins under your work phone or tape them to the back of your phone or cell phone. Or tuck them inside your cellphone case!
3. Draw money to your pocketbook.
Carry the three-tied coins in your wallet, checkbook, or purse to activate wealth and draw wealth to you.
4. Energize your investment records and account books.
Magnetize your accounts with wealth-producing chi by taping or placing good fortune coins to your account files. Try adding 3 tie coins to your important client files or financial books.
5. Supercharge your fountains.
If you have a fountain indoors or out, you can supercharge it by placing six lucky Chinese coins under the fountain.
6. Create a foundation of wealth.
Anytime you build an addition, a new home or install a new swimming pool, embed the walls with as many Chinese coins as you can. Add a three-tie coin to each corner of your home to anchor your wealth and build prosperity.
7. Stimulate your cash register.
If you have a business, place coins under your register and on the sides.
8. Give to get.
When you want to receive, sometimes that’s when it’s the hardest – but also the most important time – to give to someone else. Make a gift of coins to someone else when they need to boost their prosperity.
9. Activate your office.
Place coins under your office chair to help you create more money as you work. Tape coins onto your computer if your work is mostly on the computer. Tape coins to your fax machine to bring in more sales and add a string of coins to your office or business door.
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