By: Jenny Lin
Chinese adore Chi Lin, also known as Kei Loon, Qi Lin or the Chinese unicorn. Traditionally, Chi Lins are used to guard the front entrance to the house. Chi Lins are also used to protect businesses like casinos, hotels, antique shops etc. Chi Lin is often being associated with extreme lucky symbol of fortune and happy blessings. It is often depicted standing or sitting on a bed of wealth like coins and gold ingots to represent growing wealth luck and steady income luck. Owning the auspicious Chi Lin will bring you prosperity and protection. It is sometimes called the dragon horse, a mythical creature that has a lot of legends and stories associated to it.
Chi Lin is a mythical creature and guardian of the heavenly gates possessing the head of a dragon and the body of a horse with carp like scales on its body. This combination produces the most special results and qualities: dragon head blows cosmic chi from its celestial breath that benefits the surrounding Feng Shui and hence promises good omens, wealth, success, longevity, wisdom, compassion and distinguished children. Chi Lin's horse body symbolizes great ambitions, good health, strength, perseverance, success and fame. The scale of the carp signifies abundance and prosperity. The patterns on Chi Lin's back were used to derive the earlier heaven bagua, a great Taoism symbol used in the study of the natural laws of Heaven and the Universe. . The magnificent Chi Lin is believed to have great protective abilities. It is also believed that if you look into the eyes of the Chi Lin it will bring you happiness and good fortune.
Chi Lins are sometimes crafted in a pair of male and female. The male Chi Lin is usually depicted holding a globe to signify global network and fortune coming from all directions. On the other hand, the female is holding her child to symbolize her support and nurturing for the family and business. For best results, place the male Chi Lin on the left (inside looking out) and the female Chi Lin on the right of the door. This powerful creature will deter anyone intending to cause your harm, ward off harmful people, danger and is capable of scaring away wandering evil spirits
Here is how you can use Chi Lins to Feng Shui your way to a better life:
1. To boost your success luck in the work area, display the the Chi Lin in the South or on your work desk, in your home or office. Do not place the Chi Lin facing towards you. Displaying the Lin at the workplace represents good fortune in promotions for those wanting advancements in their career. It is especially potent for those in the military, civil service or in politics. The South sector governs Career luck based on the Pakua's Life Aspirations Theory.
2. Place a pair of Chi Lins at the front door facing outwards. The Chi Lin is the sentinel that neutralizes any harmful elements and wards off people with bad intention from entering the home. It will bring blessing to your home or your office. Chi Lin can also symbolize lots of offspring to your family.
3. In Flying Star Feng Shui, the Chi Lins made of metal material is used to ward-off the evil influences of the #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 disputes. Placing the Chi Lins in the affected sectors will dilute these adverse energies.
4. Three Chi Lins is a perfect remedy for Three Killings. Place three Chi Lins in the sector where the Three Killings is located. This is the best Feng Shui cure for bad Chi from the Three Killings and prevent you from being betrayed, cheated and suffering loss of some kind.