The Pi Yao is probably one of the most popular Feng Shui items in the market. Its supremacy second only to the Dragon, this heavenly creature (also known as Pi Kan in its sea form or Pi Xiu in its earthly form) is considered by Feng Shui pratitioners to both a powerful protector as well as enhancer. Resembling a winged lion, it is particularly influential and auspicious in creating and maintaining wealth. This stems from the story of Pi Yao having violated a law of heaven and was punished by being restricted to a diet of only god and silver, with no means of expelling as its anus was sealed. This translates symbolically to wealth coming in and none going out. Talk about gaining from the suffering of others!
The Pi Yao may be regarded as an auspicious creature that possesses mystical power capable of drawing wealth from all directions but the main use of the Pi Yao in Feng Shui applications is as a protective cure against the negative energy of the Grand Duke (Tai Sui). Sometimes referred as the Tai Sui’s pet, the Pi Yao can be placed in the sector where the annual Tai Sui resides or in the opposite direction to appease the bad influence or effects. For example, in 2016 the Tai Sui energy is in the South West, which means the Pi Yao should be placed either in the South West or in the North East, facing South West. Those whose Zodiac signs are afflicted by the wrath of Tai Sui should carry Pi Yao amulets but it is advisable for everyone to do so because just facing the direction of Tai Sui can annoy the Grand Duke and we are bound to do that some time or other.
Given its multitude of positive attributes and versatility, figurines of Pi Yao are often featured prominently in large corporations such as banks and casinos whereas its smaller version is used as amulets for protection and also to usher in blessings and good fortune.
As a general Feng Shui enhancer and protector, the Pi Yao can be place anywhere in your home or office, avoiding bedrooms, kitchens and toilets of course. A metal Pi Yao can remedy the vicious earth energies of the #2 Sickness and #5 Misfortune stars whilst one armed with Flaming Sword will effectively cut away the angry vibes of the #3 Quarrelsome Star. It is also a good idea to have a Pi Yao in the living room if you are renovating your existing house or when you move into a new home to safeguard your family against bad Feng Shui. A pair of these mythical protectors positioned facing out at the main entrance will can ward off bad people and evil spirits as well as ensuring good fortune that enters your house will be trapped in the stomach of Pi Yao.