By: Jenny Lin
The Pi Yao or Pi Xie is a mystical creature that is a particularly powerful and auspicious creature of good fortune. It is said to have a voracious appetite that is infinite. The interesting part is that the Pi Yao does not have an anus, which means things only go in but never come out. It is therefore a favorite must-have for businessmen and merchants wishing loads of money rolling in without spilling out a dime. It is no wonder that Pi Yau can often be seen in banks, casinos, foreign exchange markets and finance companies in Oriental countries. One can often see Pi Yao being worshipped and offered with incense and flowers in business premises in countries like Thailand to attract sales.
Besides that, the Chinese adore the Pi Yao because of its very protective, obedient and loyal nature. It is believed that the Pi Yao will always try its best to fulfill its owner’s wish and protect its owner from injuries. Because of these capabilities, smaller version of Pi Yao are often worn as an amulet or carried in one’s bag wherever one goes. Many stories have been told where victims of car accidents or robbery assaults surprisingly escaped the ordeal unharmed and found out later that their Pi Yao amulets they were wearing or keeping had mysteriously broken into two or damaged. It is said that their Pi Yao had sacrificed themselves to protect their owner. Treat your Pi Yao like it's a real pet. Talk to them, pat them, rub them... a happy Pi Yao will go the extra mile to grant your wishes!
Pi Yao is also a wonderful symbol to appease the Grand Duke Jupiter or Tai Sui. Depending on your horoscope sign, you might be offending the Grand Duke in a particular year, directly or indirectly. If your horoscope sign is in conflict with the Grand Duke, you will suffer a year of bad luck and obstacles. Those afflicted with Tai Sui should display the Pi Yao where the annual Grand Duke Jupiter resides in your home as well as carry a Pi Yao protection amulet.The person with the chinese horoscope sign that is in direct conflict with the Grand Duke Jupiter MUST wear a Pi Yao amulet throughout the year of affliction to keep yourself from misfortunes. This practice is highly recommended by Feng Shui enthusiasts
Here is how you can use the Pi Yao to Feng Shui your way to a better life.
1. Those afflicted with ‘Tai Sui should display the Pi Yao where the annual Grand Duke Jupiter resides. It is an extremely powerful symbol that will help to appease the Grand Duke Jupiter and dissolve bad luck.
2. You should place a Pi Yao if you have just moved into a new home or renovated or carried out building work or are having a run of bad luck. Display this figurine any where in your living room to keep yourself away from harm.
3. Many believe placing lottery tickets under the Pi Yao will bring good luck.
4. Place the Pi Yao at your work desk or reception counter to attract good fortune and protection from people with bad intention that may cause physical harm. Having a pair of Pi Yao in your business premises will ensure prosperity and good sales. In your living space, they ensure you will never run out of money.
5. In Flying Star Feng Shui, the Pi Yao made from metal (brass, bronze etc) is used to ward-off the evil influences of the malignant #5 yellow star and #2 black star. The #2 black star is also known as the ‘Sickness Star’ which brings illnesses and ailments to occupants while the #5 yellow star is the ‘Disaster Star’ that instigates fights, accidents and death. Placing the Pi Yao in the affected sectors will dilute these adverse energies.