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The Pi Xiu, though not very well known in the West is a very important creature in Feng Shui and Chinese culture. Said to be the 9th son of the Dragon, the Pi Xiu is commonly used in Feng Shui as like a “Swiss Army Luck Charm” due to its properties and functions. They are ferocious yet obedient creatures who are devoted and loyal to their masters.
There are several types of Pi Xiu, depending on where they habitat and the number of horns they have. They are called Pi Yao if they reside in Heaven, Pi Xiu if on Earth and Pi Kan if from the Sea. Another categorisation of is dependent on the horns, with a single horned Tian Lu, which attracts wealth and the two horned Pi Ya which wards off evil.
Like most ancient mythical creatures, the Pi Xiu is an amalgamation of different real and mythical creatures. The Pi Xiu is commonly mistaken for the Qi Lin, with the head of a Dragon, the body of a Horse or Dog, a pair of wings, a mouth always wide open to gobble up wealth, horn (number dependant on what type) and no anus. The fact that the Pi Xiu has no anus is important, as this means it does not give out waste which is useful/symbolic as its diet is exclusively gold! It is said that a good Pi Xiu to have should have a big stomach to hold all the riches and fortunes it will consume. The Pi Xiu has fangs which it uses to attack demons and evil spirits.
The Pi Xiu is commonly found on roof tops of Ancient Chinese Palaces and also as guardians of tombs. It is said that they pull the carriages of the deceased to heaven, hence the wings. The wings also help assist students aspire higher and further in their studies!
The Pi Xiu was also commonly found on Army regiment banners in ancient China due to its ferocious nature.
Pi Xiu are used extensively by Feng Shui practitioners due to its properties. It can be used to protect against evil spirits and bad Chi. The Pi Xiu is said to be in favour with the Grand Duke Jupiter/ Tai Sui so that even if you have offended the deity, having a Pi Xiu to back you would please him once again. This is said to help avert back luck which may come your way.
It is said that the Jade Emperor punished the Pi Xiu to only eat gold and sealing its anus when it violated a law of heaven. This means the Pi Xiu is used to attract and store wealth for its master. As a loyal creature, the Pi Xiu will help lead its master to safety in turbulent times.
The Pi Xiu should be placed facing the door or main window to attract Wealth, and guard against undesirable Chi. This should help protect your household from ill health or catastrophes whilst bringing in fortune. It should never be put on the floor or above eye level and never ever be put in the toilet, kitchen or bedroom.
Is it a coincidence that Shanghai, China’s leading economic centre is adorned with Pi Xiu?
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