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Feng Shui Butterfly and Magpie - Symbolism and Meaning

Updated on February 2, 2011

Magpie Bird

Magpie Bird
Magpie Bird

Magpie Symbol Meaning

The magpie (xi que in Chinese) is a symbol of happiness in China. The character ‘xi’ means happiness in Chinese. Sometimes two magpies facing each other is used as a symbol of double happiness. It is believed when a magpie nesting in your house it means good luck is on the way to you. You will succeed in starting a new venture, finding a new job, finding a new love, getting children, getting rich, finding popularity, obtaining recovery from illness or getting promotion if you see the birds in your home or living space. A pair of magpies also symbolizes marriage.

In feng shui, this bird is also associated with joy, happiness, love and celebration. It symbolizes the tendency for nesting, therefore the symbol of the bird is used as a traditional feng shui cure for people who want to settle down and “nest”.

For those who seek popularity, fame and recognition, place this magpie in the South. For those who want to pass the examinations with flying colors, hang it at your desk or you can carry this bird of joy with you all the time during your study. Hang this bird in your personal nien yen direction if you are struggling to maintain your long distance relationship.

Magpie Story and Myth

Magpie is also regarded as the bird that connects earth to heaven. A famous epic mentioned that magpies formed a long bridge by arranging themselves like a flight of stairs to enabIe the meeting of a farmer (Chien Niu)who was in love with a fairy (Chih Nu) of the Jade Emperor in the heaven. The Jade Emperor and Empress of heaven separated the two once they found out that they got married secretly. However, their genuine and strong love for each other had touched the Jade Emperor’s heart and therefore they were finally granted to meet each other once a yaer on 7th day of 7th lunar month.

Butterfly Symbol

Butterfly Symbol
Butterfly Symbol

Butterfly in Feng Shui

Butterfly represents love or undying bond between lovers. Just like any other birds, butterfly artworks is usually used by feng shui practitioners as a cure for love and romance. Butterflies activate romantic relationships and bring happiness to your family. Happily flitting from flower to flower, butterflies signify a happy social life for the young andd young at heart. They also represent joy and lightness of spirit.

Butterflies lift human chi and this item can be placed anywhere but the southwest sector (for love and mariage) is the best recommendation. You can also place the image in the energetic arena in which you’d like to find sense of freedom. Being the symbol of metamorphosis, these insects are also often placed inside the fame area, especially when you wish to transform your current state of circmstances with grace, ease and optimism. There are many ways to capture butterfly chi. You can create gardens that draw them to you, visit them in their habitats or you can decorate yourself and your space with images of the animals.

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      Anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Thanx so much for this. A magpie flew down our chimney today and I thought it was bad luck. Have been through a very difficult period and this makes me look forward to a new begining.

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      cathy owens 

      7 years ago

      thank you i enjoyed reading this.i have just moved back to my home following fire damage and a magpie came down the chimney.i feel much happier now.

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      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      This is so interesting. I enjoyed your article very much.

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