Since ancient times, the horse has been indispensable to man. To the European, the horse symbolizes knighthood and chivalry. In fact, for many centuries, horses have been man’s partner during war time. The Duke of Wellington’s stallion name Copenhagen, rode into the Battle of Waterloo continuously for 30 hours and fought valiantly. During times of peace, horses have been used in transportation for centuries aiding man to travel from one place to another before vehicles were invented.
Today, the Horse symbolizes speed, courage and victory. Place a Horse figurine in the South Sector to activate recognition, fame and promotion luck. As fire is the Horse natural Element, it is therefore able to generate positive yang energy. Thus, paintings and figurines of horses have become a popular emblem in offices and homes of most people today.
In Chinese culture, the Tribute Horse is considered most auspicious. These Horses are laden with gold and gifts and presented to the military generals whenever they won a war. Thus, it has become a common belief to place such Horse figurine near the entrance of the door to invite success, power and wealth into the home.
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Other popular Horse figurines are the Victory Horse, which rears in delight, bringing victory and triumph for anyone working in a competitive environment. The Monkey on Horse figurine is another popular figurine among office workers as it phonetically symbolizes promotion luck for young professionals climbing up the ladder of career success.
As the Horse year approaches this year, display your Horse Painting or figurine in the South sector of your home or near the entrance of your main door to invite all the good fortune and prosperity into your life. Happy Chinese New Year.