The Fu Lu Shou Symbols: Meaning and Benefits in Feng Shui

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If you want your life to enhance your life, they say you should turn to the three Chinese gods of luck. And they are none other than Fu (福), Lu (禄), and Shou (寿).

These three gods are collectively known as Fu Lu Shou, and each of them represents different things. Fu represents good fortune, Lu represents prosperity, and Shou represents longevity.

Each god has its own unique symbol and when placed together, they are said to transform your life for the better.

But what do these symbols look like? How can they bring luck into your life? Keep reading to find out!

What are the Fu Lu Shou Symbols?

The Fu Lu Shou symbols are three Chinese characters that represent the three gods of luck. See the image below for what they look like.

Fu Lu Shou Symbols


As you can see, each symbol is unique and has its own meaning.

福 Fu - Fortune Symbol

fu - fortune symbol

This Chinese character represents good fortune. It is often seen during Chinese New Year and other festivals as it is a symbol of luck and happiness.

The Fu symbol is based on Fu Xing, the star god of blessings. He is said to bestow good fortune, happiness, and luck upon those who worship him.

Fu Xing is also the Chinese god of agriculture. People rever him for a bountiful harvest each year. This led to the Fu symbol being associated with good fortune.

禄 Lu - Prosperity Symbol

lu - prosperity symbol

This Chinese character represents prosperity. It is often seen during business meetings or gatherings as it is a symbol of wealth and success.

The Lu symbol is based on Lu Xing, the star god of rank and wealth. Locals believe that he bestows riches and honor when you rever this god.

Lu is also the Chinese term for "official's salary." It is a common belief that he brings happiness by enhancing career success, specifically in the form of promotions or increased salaries.

寿 Shou - Longevity Symbol

shou - longevity symbol

This Chinese character represents longevity. It is often seen at birthday parties for elders and during the Chinese New Year to wish people a long and healthy life.

The Shou symbol is based on Shou Xing, the star god of longevity. He is said to bring health and longevity upon those who worship him.

Shou Xing is often depicted holding a peach, which is a symbol of immortality in Chinese culture. He is also sometimes seen with a peach staff and a deer, which also represent longevity.

Benefits of Having Fu Lu Shou Symbols in Feng Shui

There are many benefits of having Fu Lu Shou symbols in feng shui. Using the symbols is said to help with the following:

  • Attract good luck and happiness into your life.
  • Invite wealth and prosperity.
  • Enhance career success.
  • Improve personal relationships.
  • Bring good health and longevity.
  • Inspire peace and harmony.

How Can the Fu Lu Shou Symbols Bring Luck into Your Life?

There are a few ways to use the Fu Lu Shou symbols so you can bring luck into your life.

One way is to hang them in your home. In Chinese culture, the Fu Lu Shou symbols are often written on red paper and hung in the kitchen or living room. You can see these symbols, especially during the Chinese New Year, in people's homes to welcome the new year with good luck.

You can also find statues of the three Chinese gods displayed together. These are often placed in front of businesses to bring good luck and prosperity. At home, they can be placed in the main hall or living room.

Another way to use the Fu Lu Shou symbols is to wear them as jewelry. You can find pendants, rings, and earrings with these symbols. Wearing them is said to bring good luck and protect you from harm.

You can also keep them in your purse or wallet. This is an option if you're not fond of wearing accessories. This way, you can still have them with you all the time so they can bring you luck throughout the day!

Some people also like to place the symbols of the three Chinese gods in their cars. This is said to bring the drivers good luck and protection on the road.

Wrapping Up

If you are looking for a way to improve your life, consider using Fu Lu Shou symbols. They have many benefits and can help you to attract good luck, fortune, health, happiness, and harmony into your life.

Give them a try today!

Celina Wang

Celina Wang, a seasoned Feng Shui and crystal healing enthusiast, shares a decade of expertise on the Buddha & Karma blog. Inspired by her travels in East Asia and love for nature, she guides readers through the transformative world of Feng Shui and crystals, infusing her writing with insights from her peaceful garden meditations.

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1 Comment

  • Maria Castillo

    What could be the offers for them .? Fruit , candies etc? How often the offer needs to be replaced? Thanks

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