The elephant has long been a symbol of strength, power, virility, longevity, fidelity, dignity, intelligence and wisdom and is considered a sacred creature. In many cultures, the elephant is admired as the most marvellous creature in creation.
In Feng Shui, the elephant is used for a variety of reasons:
LOVE - The elephant can be displayed to promote love and fidelity among couples. For this enhancement of your marriage, place the elephant or two elephants either in your bedroom, study, or office. A mother and baby elephant together symbolizes bonding with children as well as fertility.
FERTILITY - The elephant also symbolizes fertility because Buddha is said to be conceived when he entered his mother’s womb as a white elephant. Childless couples or those wishing to have more children should place elephant images in their bedroom to increase fertility luck. A set of seven elephants bring fertility luck to childless couples since the number seven represents children in Feng Shui.
EDUCATION - Elephants are also used as knowledge and academic luck for children. If you want your child to do well academically, place an elephant and a crystal globe on their desk or where they sit to do their homework.
GOOD LUCK - Feng Shui practitioners will place a pair of elephants with their trunks up near the front door to bring good fortune and strength to the family.