The Ancient Art of Placement

eng Shui and the art of placement of feng shui figurines has been an ancient practice by the Chinese of ancient time and the modern China today. Pi Yao, is one of the most common used feng shui item to appeals the Tai Sui or the Grand Duke Jupiter in Chinese Feng Shui. 

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Pi Yao

Pi Yao originally known as Pi Xie is a Chinese mythical creature considered to be a very powerful protector. It resembles a winged lion. Pi Yao is considered an influential and auspicious creature for wealth. It is said to have an extremely great appetite for gold and silver. Traditionally to the Chinese, Pi Yao has always been regarded as an auspicious creature that possessed mystical power capable of drawing Wealth. Thus, it is helpful for those who are in need of money luck.

Pi Yao has the head of a Fierce Chinese Dragon with protruding eyes and sharp teeth. It has a single horn on its head, a pair of wings and no anus. Pi Yao has a body that resembles a Chinese lion and legs of Qilin (another Chinese mythical creature).


Pi Yao has a big opened mouth ready to gobble up fortune but without an anus, thus it is a great storage of wealth without any leakage. Usually it has a big rounded stomach symbol an unlimited storage of wealth in gold and silver.

Besides being a wealth symbol, Pi Yao was respected as it was the pet of Tai Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter) and by displaying and taking care of Pi Yao, appeals Tai Sui and thus reduces or eliminate the negative or misfortune qi release by Tai Sui in case Tai Sui is disturbed or offended.

In China, Pi Yao, were commonly displayed in ancient architecture to ward off unfortunate Qi and to harness auspicious Qi. The statues of a Pi Yao are commonly found on the four corners of the roofs of grand buildings as the imperial structures. Today, Pi Yao are commonly placed in Chinese homes and business premises. Some placed Pi Yao at the main entrances, while others placed Pi Yao in beautifully crafted cabinet or low tea tables. In China and many Asian countries, statues of PI Yao were also used as tomb guardians in many Chinese Tombs.

If Placed at the main entrance, it must be placed facing out of the building to welcome wealth luck and ward off inauspicious or evil qi. Placing at main entrances or main door, a pair is needed.

Usually, a pair of the Chinese Fu Dogs are more suitable for main entrance of home. While a pair of Pi Yao are for main entrances of large building such as business premises, temples or government buildings. However, if the Tai Sui is located or the main entrance is facing the direction of Tai Sui, a pair of Pi Yao will be more appropriate.

Displaying Pi Yao at the annual location of Tai Sui can avoid misfortune and disasters. The location and direction of Tai Sui changes annually. Please visit Feng Shui tips for the annual location and direction of Tai Sui.

Pi Yao should be placed in a respected space. If the afflicted area is unsuitable to place Pi Yao because it is the bedroom or toilet, one can place Pi Yao in another suitable space, but, make sure the Pi Yao is facing the direction of Tai Sui of the year.






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