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

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

  3. 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

  4. Gabriele Amersbach says:

    What is it that you need help with, Sue? Best, Gabriele

  5. 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?


  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. Gabriele Amersbach says:

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

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