Chinese mythology tells that phoenix, qilin (unicorn), dragon and turtle are one of the most sacred animals, and the turtle is the only animals among the four that is actually living today. Being one of the animals that has endured longest on earth, turtle is considered as a symbol of wisdom, endurance, wealth and long life.
The Feng Shui turtle is used as a energy enhancer and a protection when placed at the back of your house. You can place it in your office and garden as well. When using the Feng Shui turtle, there are certain guidelines you have to follow to ensure it affects you positively. The turtle should be placed towards the North direction so that it can support you in career and business projects. You can place the turtle close to the West-facing main door in order to provide stability and strength to Ba-gua (the energy map). This will bring protection and energy to the main door. Calculate the kua, the birth element as well as the current Feng Shui energies for the current year in order to help you determine the suitable place and direction to place the turtle.
The Feng Shui turtle is different from other kinds of turtles available. Feng Shui turtles are made from certain materials used especially for Feng Shui purposes and sometimes have auspicious symbols on their back. Some of them also contain Feng Shui coins that can be used to attract more wealth and health to your life and home.