Feng Shui Monkey Meaning and Placement

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Monkey on a horse

The monkey is one of the Chinese astrology animals. In many instances, it can bestow auspicious benefits to those wishing to use it as a feng shui symbol.

Chinese Astrology Sign, Monkey

The monkey is one of the 12 Chinese astrology animal signs. Those with this sign are very social and make great friends. They can act impulsively, and this can be to their detriment. However, the monkey is known to be very clever and talented and can outwit opponents.

Using Monkey Symbol in Feng Shui

The monkey is often depicted in figurines and artwork holding various feng shui symbols or paired other Chinese astrology signs. The symbolism is often displayed in specific sectors to inspire and represent various auspicious energies.

  • Southwest: This is the optimum direction for the monkey.
  • West: If monkey is your zodiac sign, you can place a statue in the west to bring fortune.

Monkey Holding Auspicious Symbols

A lone monkey is often depicted holding an auspicious symbol, such as:

  • Coin: The coin is always a symbol of wealth and money. Set in the southeast sector (wealth).
  • Peach: This symbol represents a long life filled with good health. Place in the east sector (health).
  • Gold ingots: Another symbol of great wealth, set this statue in the southeast or north sector (career).

Monkey Riding a Horse

The depiction of a monkey riding a horse is one of the more popular depictions of the rise to power. The horse is a symbol of power, strength, and loyalty. The monkey adds a touch of cleverness and flexibility. Together, the two become symbols of a quick promotion and are used by those seeking a career promotion.

  • Place this figurine in the south sector (horse's sector). Be sure the pair are riding towards you and never out a door or window.
  • A retailer can place the duo facing the cash register to increase business.
  • Business owners set in the south sector of business or desk with the pair riding towards them to generate a successful business.

Monkey, Elephant, and Gold Coins

The combination of the monkey's intellect and the elephant's strength makes a powerful symbol that can be placed in areas that require a triumphant infusion of energy. This depiction often shows the monkey holding gold coins while riding an elephant. This represents not just victory over challenges, but also an abundance to follow.

  • Career: If you face obstacles in achieving your career goals, place this statue in the north sector of your home, office or desk. Make sure the elephant's trunk is raised up to trumpet your victory.
  • Wealth: If finances are worrisome, this statue set in the southeast sector will symbolize overcoming any money challenge.
  • Education: Both the elephant and monkey are smart. Place this type of statue in the northeast education sector to boost your studies or your status in educational field.

Monkey King

The Monkey King isn't just a fictional tale. It's based on the legendary monk, Xuan Zang, a Buddhist monk of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (618 to 907). He traveled to India to translate the holy Buddhist books, Sutras, into Chinese. His translations proved to be one of the most significant contributions in bringing Buddhism to China. His journey hardships and obstacles became the fodder for many stories about him, including the book, Journey to the West featuring the Monkey King, Sun Wu Kung.

Statues of the Monkey King

There are many choices when it comes to use a statue/figurine of the Monkey King in feng shui. Some feature the monk with a Ruyi Jingu Bang (Golden hooped rod). This power pole symbolizing the Monkey King's ability to overcome obstacles.

  • Career: Place this statue in the north sector to tap into auspicious energies of resolve and strength.
  • Health: Set this statue in the east sector of your home, facing into the room, never towards a door or window.
  • Love and Relationships: The southwest sector of your den or bedroom is a great place to overcome marriage or relationship challenges.

Powerful Monkey Symbol

You can add a monkey symbol to your feng shui design to assist in overcoming obstacles. Place your favorite figurine in the afflicted sector to reap the auspicious energies it attracts.

Feng Shui Monkey Meaning and Placement