Coins used in feng shui are Chinese metal money, usually copied from the official currency of the Qing dynasty, China’s longest and last dynastic rule. The Qing emperors were in power from 1644 to 1911, a time of unprecedented prosperity and relative peace for China. Each emperor minted his own coins, made of bronze, copper, or brass (rarely gold or silver), many in the shape of a circle punctuated by a square cut-out. The round shape signified heaven and the square opening symbolized earth.
Each Chinese coin has two sides with specific meanings. One side (often with four characters) is considered to represent the Yang or active side. The other side (often with two characters) is the Yin or receptive side. Traditionally, the Chinese coins in various feng shui money cures are placed on the Yang side facing up.
When used as feng shui cures, Chinese coins are most often tied together with a red thread or ribbon. Usually, you can find these amulets of feng shui money cures with 3, 6, or 9 coins tied in a straight row or in a flower pattern.
• 3 Chinese coins carry the trinity of heaven, earth, and mankind luck
• 6 is considered the number of heaven luck or heavenly energy
• 9 is the highest number, the number of completion
The most common use of Chinese coins in feng shui is for attracting the energy of wealth and money. Another popular use of coins in feng shui is as protection and as good luck cure. These energies sure do go together, do they not? When a person achieves financial stability, she or he also feels more protected and, of course, lucky!
Another way to use Chinese coins to attract the energy of money is to carry them in your wallet or in your pocket. Usually, it is 3 coins tied with a red color ribbon or string.
If you own a business, there is a variety of ways to use the coins according to classical Chinese feng shui schools. You can use them near the cash register, on the inside of your front door, with your financial papers, near the phone, or any other place that feels important to you.
You will receive 1 random bottle of coins tied with a red string that you may use to create a charm or leave as is.
A random number of coins will be in the bottle, how many will you get?