Elephants and Feng Shui: Nine Ways to Use Elephants for Good Luck!

Elephants and Feng Shui

Elephants and Feng Shui–Elephants are often used in Feng Shui to energize certain areas of the home and for good luck. The elephant is associated with Buddha and the Indian deity Ganesh and can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck.

Many Feng Shui practitioners believe that elephants should have their trunks facing upwards to represent prosperity, good luck, and success.

Nine ways the elephant can be used in a home:

1. Bringing good luck into the home — Place a statue of an elephant, or a pair of elephants, at the front door facing inward to signal good luck and blessings entering the home.

2. Protection— Place an elephant or pair of elephants facing outward to protect the home and to prevent the loss of chi from the home.

3. Promote love and fidelity – Display an elephant or a pair of elephants in the bedroom to promote love and faithfulness between a couple..

4. Bonding between mother and child – Place a statue of a mother elephant and her baby, a symbol of the love and bonding between a mother and her children, in your Family or Children section to strengthen the bond.

5. Fertility – Place an elephant statue beside the bed or place a pair, one on either side of the bedroom door, to welcome in “infant” energy.

6. Knowledge and academic success – Place a statue in your child’s bedroom, on his or her desk, or wherever s/he does homework.  The elephant is a symbol of knowledge and academic success.

7. Energize the Career area – Place an elephant near the door or the Career area to symbolize wisdom and power.

8. Work success – Place an elephant near the front door or the door of the office to attract power and to protect the person from bad energy in the office.

9. Good management – Place an elephant on your work desk facing out to symbolize intelligent leadership, poise under pressure, and cautiousness.

 –Gabriele Amersbach, Lucky Path Feng Shui






  1. Hai
    I have brought new 2 elephant in white marble and placed in front main entrance facing east pls let me how does it works in our life and its good sign or etc

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Elephants are always good luck at the front door. Make sure you set your own intention about what it is you want these elephants to do–do you see them as protective? It is your intention that determines their role in your home. All the best, Vijay! Gabriele

  2. Thank you. My husband and I hope you can help. Sue Pompanobeach

  3. Hi Gabriele,

    Thanks for the crisp yet very informative article.
    Reading this i have a question in my mind…

    Is it a good idea to keep an elephant/elephants facing the main door (from inside the house) for protection , at the same time, keeping a couple of elephants leading into the house from the main door, for good luck? In our case, the elephants (used as a protection cure and good luck) will be facing each other. Is that still good?


    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Well, if you love elephants and you set your intent about what you hope for, you can set them up in any way that works for you! Thanks for the hello.

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Hi, thanks for the hello and sorry about the delay in response. Just saw your post, SK. You can use elephants for both purposes. Just make sure to set your intention so that you are not just placing objects without your goals being clear! All the best, Gabriele

  4. nancy willatt says:

    Hello! I have a pair of chilins. I put them in front of the door ( outward) is that ok? Should I put them in another place? Thanks!

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Elephants are great guarding the door–just make sure the trucks are up to welcome in all that good luck!

  5. Hi
    I have bought three elephants which are one smaller than the other. I want it to be placed in such a way it brings good luck for us.please advice on were to keep them and they are in gold in color with blue brocade work on them.

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Hello! You can place them facing outward to ward off danger or facing inward in the house to symbolize the opportunities marching into your home. Gold and blue are wealth colors so they should work very well! Best, Gabriele

  6. hi

    my main door entrance directly faces the window when you enter should I place the elephant with gold coin statue at the entrance facing inside.

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Hi, it depends if you are looking for protection–then the elephant should face outward. If you are welcoming new opportunity into your home, you will want to have the elephant facing toward the inside. All the best! Gabriele

  7. Hi Gabriel,
    When we bought our restaurant the previous owner left a 2′ tall elephant. we repainted it looks beautiful.I have a concern it’s trunk is downwards. And people say it’s not auspecious. I’ll appreciate your advice.

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Hi Jyoti, you love the elephant so it’s good luck for you no matter how the trunk is positioned! Set your intention that when you see the elephant, you imagine good luck and opportunity entering your restaurant. You may even want to do a small ritual where you state your intention 9 times (the number of manifestation). You can say something like, “This elephant is a symbol of all the opportunity marching into our front door. We are thankful for the elephant’s loyalty and protection,” or something that is meaningful to you! All the best, Gabriele

  8. Hiii. I have brought 2 elephants of same size with right legs forward walking & trunk upwards. I have 2 entrance should I keep one elephant facing inward for luck & success & another facing outward for protection. Please suggest me . Regards pravin

    • Gabriele Amersbach says:

      Hello Pravin, your intention is important–it’s great to have elephants on both entrances. Just make sure you are clear what your goal is when you look at them. Elephants are great for good luck. Many blessings! Gabriele, Lucky Path Feng Shui

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