The Dragon Turtle combines two of the four celestial animals (Dragon, Phoenix, Tiger and Turtle) in the practice of Feng Shui. This wonderful combination produces a harmonized blend of quality between a dragon and a turtle, namely ambition and wisdom. In our homes it symbolizes high status, longevity and harmony.
The Dragon Turtle symbol is very popular in classical and traditional schools of Feng Shui. It is sold in most Feng Shui stores, as well as in any Chinatown. From small inexpensive metal souvenirs to beautifully carved jade statues, this unusual Dragon Turtle image is always associated with Feng Shui and has specific meanings and uses.
The use of the Dragon Turtle is a classic Feng Shui cure, which has its deep roots in Chinese symbolism and folklore. Not only the Dragon Turtle is a Feng Shui cure that derives from a cultural specific symbol; but it is also a mythical creature.
In its normal depiction, the Dragon Turtle has the body of a turtle and the head of a dragon, and it is usually standing on a bed of coins and ingots and also holds a coin in its mouth. The Dragon Turtle is often depicted with one or more turtles on its back, as well as a “ru yi” (scepter).
There are many attributes assigned to the Dragon Turtle’s care: from attracting wealth to offering protection to enhance one’s career. To understand this cure, let’s examine its specific energies.
Both the Dragon and the Turtle are considered celestial creatures belonging to the Feng Shui guardians assigned to each of the four cardinal directions:
The Green Dragon to the east
The Red Phoenix to the south
The White Tiger in the west
The Black Turtle to the north
Therefore, a combination of two celestial animals logically creates a more powerful force, especially for a person who grew up in a traditional Chinese family and who is very familiar with these symbols.
The energy of the Dragon is associated with courage, auspiciousness and good luck; it is one of the most powerful symbols of traditional Feng Shui. Turtles bring the energy of stability, longevity and protection; they are an ancient energy associated with the wisdom of the earth.
As an expression that combines both of these energies, the mythical Dragon Turtle becomes a Feng Shui cure for lasting wealth (when it has coins and ingots), or a cure for protection and authority (when the image emphasizes the claws and includes a large “ru yi” scepter on its back).
The image of the Dragon Turtle is used in Feng Shui for numerous purposes, and is modified to make it suitable for each particular cure.
To attract wealth:
As a Feng Shui cure for wealth, the Dragon Turtle should be placed in the money area (southeast) of the house facing the specific lucky direction of the inhabitant. For this purpose, it is typical to choose a like-gold Dragon Turtle that has many coins and ingots all around it, plus a Chinese coin in its mouth, or a Dragon Turtle with a turtle on its back.
For career advancements.
To use the Dragon Turtle in business and for career advancement, a Dragon Turtle with strong and defined claws and a scepter on its back is recommended. This Dragon Turtle should be placed in the north or northwestern Ba Gua areas of the home or office, always facing the lucky direction. The choice of a good quality bronze statue or one carved in crystal or stone is recommended.
To neutralize unfavorable astral transits.
a metal Dragon Turtle is also used as a feng shui cure to neutralize the energy of the negative annual stars of Chinese astrology “Flying stars”, in particular the stars n. 2 and 5 In this case, it brings strong protective energies due to the fiery and courageous energy of the dragon and the watchful guardian energy of the turtle.
after having verified the transits on the Ba Gua according to an azimuthal astrological chart, place a Dragon Turtle in the angular points of 120 ° or 60 ° with respect to the planets afflicted by oppositions, squares or negative conjunctions.
Adaptation of the text The Dragon Turtle in Feng Shui Practice by Rodika Tchi