The Dragon Tortoise is a mythical Chinese creature with quite a reputation attached to it. It is seen as capable of helping people to achieve their ambitions and to increase in wisdom as it is thought to bring to them the wealth-bringing power of the dragon and the tenacity of the tortoise. It is considered a protector and is often found in homes and businesses.
There are some very specific beliefs about how placing a dragon tortoise in your home or office can affect your life:
Placing a dragon tortoise facing your primary entrance is thought to bring in serenity and peace. It is also believed to prevent bad energy from entering.
Placing a dragon tortoise in the Kua’s Sheng Chi corner of your living room or office is believed to bring about success in your work life and increase your reputation.
Displaying a dragon tortoise in the Kua’s Tien Yi direction of an ill person is thought to speed their recovery.
On the northeast corner of a desk it is said to help to draw funding for education and research from outside sources and smooth the way to good results.
Placing it in the East section or your home is believed to increase harmony, health and good-will between family members.
In the Southeast, the dragon tortoise is said to attract profit and financial gain to your home.
If you are the head of your household, place the dragon tortoise in the northwest corner of the home to increase your power and influence.
Dragon headed tortoises are favorites of students and researchers, as well as businessmen, because they combine the elements of the fiery dragon with its perceived power to move forward with speed and the steadfast strength of the tortoise that will continue on no matter what. It is believed that the presence of the dragon tortoise will increase your ability to be successful in achieving your goals, especially in competive environments.
You will often see a dragon tortoise statue with a smaller dragon tortoise on their back. This is meant to be a baby tortoise and is symbolic of descendant luck, meaning stability and prosperity for your children and grandchildren.
When placing a Feng Shui dragon tortoise in the home there is one rule to mind. Dragon tortoises are to always face away from you.