Originally used as temples for the practice of devotion and enlightenment, pagodas are prized and auspicious figures for desks and homes. They may be placed in your home or office for protection or as a symbol of rising fortunes, whether through study or professional advancement.
In feng shui pagodas are synonymous with education.
Dutiful Asian parents often display them on their children’s desks to promote good study habits and for scholastic success. But the pagoda is also a symbol of protection and enhancement.
If you’ve ever visited Asia, you’ll very likely have seen pagodas. Often found on temple grounds, pagodas can also be found a variety of locations in all Asian countries, and may be short or tall with either a few stories or many.
Originating in Nepal, pagoda towers had rooms and often housed important relics and were a place where monks would study. The famous three pagodas of Dali, China are over 1,000 years old and thought to protect China from natural disasters.
The 5 Element Pagoda
In feng shui, the most popular pagoda is best known for its use against the 5 Yellow affliction, also called wu wang. The five-tier pagoda represents all five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) and is designed to be filled with earth.
The goal of the 5 Element pagoda being filled with dirt is to symbolically “lock up” the 5 Yellow’s earth element. It’s the earth element that is thought to be the source of major health problems, like broken bones or illnesses like cancer, severe loss or accident, or financial difficulties like bankruptcy.
The 5 Element Pagoda is the standard protective feng shui item used by feng shui practitioners for the annual and monthly moves, or flights, of the 5 Yellow.
In 2022, the 5 Yellow is in the center palace, which is its home sector. While considered a pagoda, the 5 Element pagoda doesn’t look like the classic pagoda you find in Asian cities, temples, and homes. Even so, it’s highly regarded as the most important remedy against disasters and major problems.
The Luck of the Pagoda
The pagoda is strongly built and can withstand natural forces and not topple easily. This is true of the Dali pagodas that have withstood a thousand years and weathered forces such as earthquakes.
The pagoda represents the strength of thought and action and the belief that the educated mind is not easily shaken, and that education is the firm foundation on which a successful life is built. This has endeared the pagoda as a symbol of right action, reason, and intellect.
Protection against misfortune
There is another type of luck the pagoda also is known for and it’s the ability to resist negativity and ill-intentions. Additionally, pagodas also bring blessings and favor, good fortune, and luck of the seven northern stars. This is especially true of the seven-tier pagoda whose seven tiers represent the individual stars that make up the Big Dipper.
A five-tier pagoda represents protection and good fortune from all directions and helps to protect against bad luck. The seven-tier pagoda brings wealth and good fortune, and the nine-tier offers ultimate career success and recognition.
Place your pagodas where you would like to rise
Is there a place you aspire to in life? A pagoda is a rising tower symbolizing the rise of your good fortunes, intellect, and dispelling bad luck. Add your pagoda to the sector of your home where you would like to see improvement and improvement in prestige and personal or business stature.
Not moving where you want to in love or a relationship?
Add a pagoda to the southwest corner to help you see your relationship more clearly, make better decisions about it, and have enhanced communications.
Rise in career and business.
Placed on your desk, a pagoda will help you to improve your business acumen and attract good fortune and dispel politicking.
Protect your home and rise in prominence.
A garden pagoda is a powerful symbol of protection and enlightenment. Add one to add auspicious energy that is mind- and spirit-enhancing.
Improve your personal recognition.
Placed in your home or office, a pagoda offers enhancement in your life for greater recognition and brings you to the attention of others who can help you.
Decision-making is enhanced.
With a pagoda on your nightstand, desk, or in your home, you should experience greater ease in decision-making and enhanced mental clarity. It’s especially helpful placed in the northeast corner of thinking and education.
Improve your communication, writing, and examination skills.
Find the location of the annual 4 star to place your pagoda. This is especially helpful for anyone taking a test, becoming licensed, or returning to school. It’s also helpful for communicators and writers who will benefit from the pagoda’s enhancing effects.
Don’t care to place a pagoda in your home? That’s OK. There are many design and decor storese full of pagoda prints and objects that feature the unique pagoda shape, from wallpaper to table lamps. Besides their feng shui value, the chinoiserie decor and pagoda design is also captivating.
No matter how many tiers you select, and whether you display a pagoda or use it in decor, the pagoda offers protection, good fortune, and increases wealth and stability through clear-thinking, good decisions, enhancing intelligence, and repelling misfortune.