Dragons have been important symbols in many world cultures from Celtic lore to ancient Asian artifacts.
In Feng Shui, dragons are among the most powerful good luck symbols. Like Persephone, the dragon hibernates beneath the earth during the winter months and re-emerges on the second day of the second month, according to the Chinese calendar. This is when we see the dragon represented in parades.
In a general, the dragon is the male, yang symbol of energy, and the opposite of the phoenix which is feminine, yin energy. Together, the dragon and the phoenix represent a balanced, married couple.
In Feng Shui, dragon represent power and wealth as well as energy. Its position is in the east where it symbolizes beginnings, growth, creativity, and it sometimes manifests as the sunrise.
When studying the landscape to place a house in an ideal location, Feng Shui masters look for a gently sloping hill on the left side–or to the east–to shelter the building. This hill is called the green dragon, and it should be opposite another hill towards the west of the house, called the white tiger.
Another geographic reference to dragons refers to the crest of a mountain, which many indicate a powerful dragon line. This line may provide positive Feng Shui energy for any building in its path.
Dragon lines also referred to lines of energy. A single line of energy can be very powerful, but–for maximum benefits–Feng Shui masters look for the intersection of two or more dragon lines. In the West, these lines are called ley lines. Often, cathedrals, temples, and other sacred sites are located on ley lines. Studies in Britain have shown a remarkable network of ley lines across the British Isles.
Because the dragon is such a powerful good luck symbol in China, you will see it in jewelry, clothing, architecture, flags, and other decorations that are used daily.
There are many ways that you can put dragon energy to work in your life.
First, check the position of your home, school, or where you go to work. See if the building benefits from a green dragon hill one side (usually the left), a smaller white tiger hill on the other, or both.
See how close the building is to the nearest intersection. If the building is near a “four corners” intersection, powerful positive energy can be available; this is dragon energy. Make sure that some windows have a clear view of the intersection, if possible.
In your home or office, as you look into the building through the front door, the left side is your powerful, dragon side. Everything on that side should be slightly larger, more colorful, and–in general–represent it as a place of power.
Although the dragon seat–also called the power seat–can be on either side of the room, it’s best when it is on the left side.
Decorate with dragons when you can, if that’s your personal style. Whether you use Asian-style dragons or fantasy dragons from Celtic lore, any dragon is a good dragon in Feng Shui. Make the best use of them in your Fame area and your Money corner where gold and fire can energize Feng Shui luck.
Dragon jewelry is always good for protection as well as luck. Dragons made of golden metal are good choice, but a green jade dragon is even more lucky. In fact, always look for dragons made from earth materials such as crystal glass, china, clay, or stone. If an Asian-style dragon is carved from wood, consider painting it green with gold accents.
Finally, if your astrology sign is the dragon, you are among the luckiest people in the world. The dragon is the sign of most people born in the years 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, and 2000. Wear symbols of the dragon proudly; use its energy to move you forward to fame, fortune, power, and the greatest happiness.