The frog brings you health and fortune
The three-legged frog is a Chinese mythical symbol that is believed to usher in money, good luck and protection. Placing it right in your home can work wonders
The Chinese use various symbols and cures to generate wealth and attract abundance in their homes and businesses. One such powerful and widely used symbol is the Chan Chu or the three-legged fortune frog. This iconic wealth frog not only brings money and lady luck to its owner but also protects them from misfortune. To the Chinese, this mythical frog symbolises the moon and is believed to inherently possess its healing properties.
Seated on a bed of coins and gold ingots, he has red eyes and flared nostrils. The three legs symbolise the three phases of the moon as not only does he bring in money but jealously guards the acquired bullion too. Make sure it carries a Chinese good luck coin in its mouth and a ba kua on its back for protection. It’s good if coins are piled under its webbed feet. A crown on its head also enhances its impact.
There are a variety of money bullfrogs available today that come in all sizes and colours, making it difficult to select an authentic one and place it correctly. Jade frogs offer protection to your budding business venture, red resin ones attract money while the gold improves the circulation of chi or positive energy, ushering in good news and financial support.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Size: They say the bigger the frog, the better. However, it should not overpower your space. Your personal connection to the money frog and its correct placement matter much more.
Numbers: Go for one, three, six or nine. Nine is the number for completion.Hence, that’s the maximum number you can keep. Direction: Always make sure that the Chan Chu is inward facing, as if he is bringing the money over to you, right into your cash box.
Placement: Traditionally, the frog is strategically placed inside the house diagonally opposite the main front door to enable you to welcome those who come in. Another area to place your wealth enhancing amphibian is in the south east bagua area of your office/home. This is the financial sector of your space which is directly linked to your cash flow and prosperity.
Direction: Get a bagua map drawn of the space that you occupy to determine the auspicious corners. They are ideal places to place your frog friend, since maximum positive energy or chi accumulates there. However, avoid placing it in the bedroom, kitchen area or bathrooms.
Location: Don’t make its presence obvious to visitors, especially clients during business deals. The frog must be covertly ke p t b e n e at h tables etc. Respect it by arranging for a raised surface near the floor.