There are various items that attract wealth intended to be placed or displayed in the home.
some of them are based on the use of specific types of containers to store money and valuables for the demonstration.
Reading: Wealth pots feng shui
Two of the most popular are the Vase of Wealth and the Bowl of Wealth. the former is meant to be hidden in a rich place, while the latter is meant to be displayed in public.
In this category of symbolic feng shui, there is also the pot of wealth.
We don’t see many pots in modern homes these days. but during ancient times, all domestic kitchens had pots for cooking.
Because Chinese families can have huge family trees and love social gatherings, one household (usually the wife) can often cook enough food to feed more than ten people consisting of several related family members. that’s why these pots can sometimes be huge.
Mainly used for cooking staple foods such as rice, porridge, congee, soup, and even desserts.
As food is traditionally associated with wealth, the pot gradually became a symbol of this aspect of life, much like the rice urn.
The difference between the cooking pot and the rice urn is that the pot must contain cooked rice and the urn must contain raw rice. the former should also be displayed in the kitchen or dining area, while the latter should be stored in a cool, dry place.
So, while the urn of rice represents always having reserves for sustenance, the pot symbolizes having the means to spend.
While most people decide to go with either, there’s nothing that says you can’t have both!
here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a pot of wealth and setting it up for display.
When it comes to feng shui items meant to contain something, porcelain tends to be the material of choice. this is the case of the vase and the urn.
but pots are traditionally made of metal. this is because it is designed to come into contact with the flames of a stove fire.
so pots of wealth must be made of metal. metal is also the element of heaven, as it is associated with the qian trigram.
There are several pots in fun and elegant shapes that you can find in a modern feng shui store.
The one you should choose is one that has the typical shape of an old pot.
Its shape should somewhat resemble that of a vase with a body, shoulder, neck and lip.
some feng shui masters advocate that the more impact a homeowner wants to feng shui, the larger elements should be used.
however, the size of your money pot should be relatively proportional to the space it is placed on.
The number of residents in the household should also be taken into account.
For example, if there are 4 members in the family, a 4-serving size pot of rice is appropriate.
Also, keep in mind that later on you will fill the pot with auspicious wealth items. Since pots can be quite deep in capacity, the larger the pot, the more items you’ll need to fill it.
so refrain from going overboard when selecting the size.
as mentioned in the previous point, you need to fill the pot with items to turn it into a property wealth pot.
some of the common elements to fill it out include:
- Chinese coins
- real money and foreign currency
- red envelopes
One thing to remember is that unlike the vase of wealth, which should be left partially empty, the pot of wealth should be filled to the brim. the more it looks like it’s overflowing, the better.
This is why pre-made, pre-made pots of wealth are usually already designed with a mountain of coins over the rim. this also implies that if your pot comes with a lid, the lid should not be used at all. covering the pot would defeat its entire purpose.
It’s also not uncommon for feng shui enthusiasts to have a centerpiece above the coin hill. some of the favorites for this position are cai shen, 3-legged toad, golden rooster, pixiu, etc.
5) wealth pot location
The best area to place the pot of wealth money is in the main corner of wealth.
Otherwise, any of the other alternative wealth areas may be appropriate as long as they reside in a common living space.
the planter is not suitable for bedrooms, warehouses or outdoors on the terrace or patio.