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Bliss of Harvest and the Winter Solstice

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 03 December 2021

According to Imperial Feng Shui principles, winter is often associated with major yin, and one’s personal luck. The onset of Winter points to the imminent arrival of the winter solstice, or 冬至, which forms the 22nd of 24 terms of the solar calendar and falls on the 21st of December this year. 

In ancient China, the winter solstice originally celebrated the end of the harvest season, with its origins being traced back to the Yin and Yang philosophy of balance within the universe. In which the theory of Yin and Yang denotes that the forces of major Yin meet the forces of minor Yang on the day of the winter solstice, thereby renewing the cycle of Yin and Yang. As the winter solstice passes, daylight hours grow increasingly longer, signalling an increase in the flow of positive yang energy.

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For these reasons, the winter solstice stands as one of the most culturally and spiritually significant occasions in Chinese history, embodying a time of reflection, rebirth, renewal and hope for the new year. The highly revered occasion marks fresh beginnings for our blessed clients, and encourages pursuing new windows of opportunity into the new year. 

Winter Solstice in the Imperial Court

In the annals of China’s illustrious dynastic history, the winter solstice stood as a cherished event that deeply influenced long-standing traditions, with the grandeur and most prominent commemoration being that of the imperial court’s remarkable prayers and offerings. These rites and rituals were conscientiously upheld by generations of Chinese emperors and court officials, being conducted with utmost reverence for this defining event in the imperial court calendar. 

Throughout its history as an agricultural society, the agrarian lifestyle became a central facet of everyday life. With the nation’s social and economic success dependent on bountiful harvest seasons, the emperor, in his capacity as the Son of Heaven, was called upon to conduct worship and give thanks to the Heavens. It was the omniscient, omnipotent and everlasting force that oversaw and balanced all aspects of life and society. This undertaking was crucial to the Chinese dynasties, with ritual records stating that anything less than perfection would spell bad fortune to come.

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In the weeks leading up to the winter solstice, the Forbidden City would have experienced a flurry of activity, with the imperial court completing their preparations for the ceremony. Worship of Heaven culminated in the emperor leaving the Forbidden City and venturing to the Temple of Heaven (天坛) to conduct annual winter solstice prayers. These consisted of elaborate rites and rituals that gave thanks to the Heavens for the year’s harvest, as well as prayers for continued peace, prosperity and abundance in the coming year. 

A tribute to the Temple of Heaven

At the centre of sacred imperial winter solstice rites stood the Temple of Heaven. The construction of this architectural masterpiece was completed at least 600 years ago under the reign of Emperor Yongle during the Ming Dynasty. For generations, it symbolised the profound relationship between heaven and earth, and had remained as the foremost site for heavenly worship and thanksgiving. Forming the focal point of the imperial winter solstice rites, the spiritual and cultural significance surrounding the Temple of Heaven only bolsters its status as the home of Imperial Feng Shui. 

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Walking into the temple complex within the Forbidden City, the three-tiered Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests stands as a grand and impressive building featuring an aesthetically harmonious three-tiered roof that represents the trinity of Heaven, Earth and Humanity. During the winter solstice, emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties conducted sacred rites worshipping the God of Heaven, praying for the continued prosperity and fortune of their empires. 

Inspired by the magnitude and grandeur of the Temple of Heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, Master David was moved to conceptualise a new Imperial Harvest collection – distilling the essence of the renowned Temple of Heaven and melding Imperial Feng Shui principles with centuries of cultural significance into a contemporary statement of class and elegance. Each exquisite ring draws influence and inspiration from the cultural and architectural magnitude of the Temple of Heaven.

Bliss of Harvest Jadeite Ring Collection

Consisting of a series of five elegantly designed rings, the centre of each ring lies the crown of the Bliss of Harvest collection – the Imperial Harvest Fine Jadeite Cabochon. Where jadeite pendants govern an individual’s personal luck, these fine jadeite cabochons bestow heightened intuition upon their destined owner – empowering them to confidently make sound decisions and seize first-mover advantages. 

Each Bliss of Harvest ring is created from a patented blend of pure gold, silver and copper resulting in a lustrous 18-karat rose gold ring that represents elements of heaven, earth and humanity. The beautiful rose gold hue only intensifies with age and evokes a vibrant red found throughout the Temple of Heaven – a colour synonymous with prosperity and auspiciousness. 

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Bearing a tasteful contrast of matte and mirror finishes, the first ring in the collection subtly draws reference from the harmonious existence of yin and yang – the combined essence of heaven and earth. Accented by four handcrafted screws placed equidistant from one another, alluding to the four innermost pillars of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. 

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In contrast to the subtle elegance of the first Bliss of Harvest ring, the next addition to the Bliss of Harvest collection features a stunning diamond-studded inner band. The infinite luminescence of this element inspires greater achievements on its destined owner’s horizon and signifies a bright future of hope and promise. The four structural pillars interspersed along the ring band represent the four inner structural pillars of the Hall of Prayer.

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A gleaming, hand-burnished mirror finish elegantly accentuates three distinct bands in this Bliss of Harvest ring. Paying homage to the sacred Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, eight brilliant-cut diamonds form four pillars to represent the Hall of Prayer’s four innermost pillars. A recurring design theme throughout the collection, these four pillars form a captivating frame for the ring – alluding to both physical and metaphoric support. 

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The final addition to the Bliss of Harvest collection features a minimalist yet abstract tri-band design that stands out from the previous four designs. The unique aesthetic of this band utilises the art of perspective, melding the band together and folding it into a structurally robust, yet discerning tapestry that exudes a restrained sense of power. 

Imperial Harvest Fine Jadeite Cabochons

Each ring is adorned with fine jadeite cabochons hewn from the centre of jadeite boulders where Imperial Feng Shui energies are the densest and most intense. Each jadeite cabochon is meticulously hand-finished by Imperial Harvest’s master artisans, each boasting a wealth of multi-generational techniques in their craft.

As the winter season calls for self-reflection, renewal and preparation, Imperial Harvest’s signature Bliss of Harvest collection stands as a classic and enduring tribute to the winter solstice rites and rituals of Chinese history. The collection enhances your intuitive perceptiveness and empowers you to attain your dreams and aspirations. 

Eight Zodiac Guardians - Amitabha Buddha

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 01 December 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3mins

The designated zodiac guardian for those born in the years of the Dog (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994) and the Boar (1959, 1971, 1983, 1995) is Amitabha Buddha (阿弥陀佛), one of the most recognised and revered Buddhist figures in the world. 

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Many Buddhists have a strong affinity with Amitabha, with many schools worldwide being based upon Amitabha Buddha’s teachings and practice. Known for his most important enlightenment technique of “visualisation”, Amitabha empowers his devotees with blessings to visualise and manifest their goals and aspirations, transforming their destinies into reality.

All-knowing and boundless, Amitabha is often regarded as the most powerful Buddha representing immeasurable light and life. Symbolising compassion, wisdom and kindness, Amitabha devotes his life to the enlightenment of all sentient beings, making it his mission to illuminate their paths of growth, success and prosperity. 

Imperial Harvest's Fine Jadeite Amitabha Buddha

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Amitabha Buddha’s immeasurable light illuminates the paths of those under his patronage, enlightening the prudent, determined and open-minded individuals born in the years of the Dog and the Boar to excel in their personal and professional ventures. 

Auspicious Emblems

Masterfully designed with auspicious emblems representing wealth, authority, abundance and wisdom, Imperial Harvest’s Amitabha Buddha empowers those born in the years of the Dog and the Boar with the wisdom and foresight to achieve their goals and turn their dreams into reality. 

These auspicious emblems also bestow Amitabha’s devotees with ultimate benefactor support from powerful investors and mentors – allowing them to achieve abundance in wealth, success and harmonious relationships. 

Mudra of the Dharma Realm

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During the innovation process of this exquisite Imperial Harvest treasure, Master David fully immersed himself in his extensive research of Buddhist literature, studying various Buddhist mudras to decide on the most appropriate gesture to incorporate into his designs for the Eight Zodiac Guardians collection. In Buddhist studies, mudras refer to symbolic hand gestures or poses invoked during rites, rituals and meditations to achieve intended states of mind. 

The Mudra of the Dharma Realm, otherwise known as the meditation mudra, is achieved by placing both hands on the lap, with the right hand situated on top of the left. The palms are turned upwards, and the thumbs touch to form a circle – thus symbolising the Amitabha Buddha in a state of meditation and profound wisdom. 

This mudra empowers Amitabha’s destined devotees with powerful intuition and foresight, illuminating their paths towards prosperity by aiding them to secure high-paying jobs with bright career prospects, along with opportunities to scale their skills and businesses. 

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In Buddhist traditions, the Jadeite Vessel of Prosperity is an important artefact containing the divine nectar of immortality, which was used to induct those who had attained Buddhahood into the Land of Pure Bliss, thereby signifying the fulfilment of spiritual wishes. 

The Jadeite Vessel of Prosperity rests in the palms of Amitabha Buddha, who uses this vessel to bless his destined devotees with auspicious luck in times of need so that they may immediately address any challenges or obstacles that hinder their paths to success.

Buddha Swastika 

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In Asia, the swastika symbol first appears in the archaeological record around 3000 B.C. Often imprinted on the chest, the feet or the palms of depictions of Buddha, the left-facing swastika is symbolic of the auspicious footprints made by Buddha, and his powers of omnipresence. 

The Buddha Swastika represents Amitabha Buddha’s infinite power and wisdom, which he bestows as diving blessings onto the individuals born in the year of the Dog and the Boar. This auspicious symbol brings an abundance of wealth, success and benefactor support – preventing regression and ensuring progress in an individual’s personal and professional ventures.

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The legendary Imperial Dragon is a traditional Chinese symbol of power and prosperity. This divine mythical creature is highly revered as one of the greatest celestial forces of earth, being held as synonymous to the Chinese emperors of dynastic China. Situated overlooking the Amitabha Buddha, the Imperial dragon is symbolic of eternal and ultimate authority over all, bringing supreme luck, wealth, leadership strength, fortune and prosperity to those it presents itself to. 

Holding the power to command the five elements, the Imperial Dragon ensures smooth passages on the road towards success, allowing Amitabha Buddha’s destined devotees to achieve accelerated, momentous breakthroughs in their lives and careers. The dragon empowers the individuals born in the year of the Dog and the Boar, fostering the spirit of personal development and insight, leading them to overcome their adversities in achieving impressive breakthroughs. 

In paying homage to one of the most recognisable and influential figures in Buddhism, Imperial Harvest’s Amitabha Buddha is expertly hand-finished by a team of master artisans, each boasting a wealth of knowledge, multi-generational techniques and experience in their craft. 

The signature lustre and intricacy that details each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure has been derived from the artful application of intricate jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques. Following a series of precise design specifications and maintaining the highest quality control standards established by Master David, each treasure in the Eight Zodiac Guardians collection achieves the highest echelons of craftsmanship. 

Imperial Harvest’s Fine Jadeite Amitabha Buddha empowers those born in the years of the Dog and the Boar with the wisdom and intuition to identify favourable opportunities as they scale upwards on the ladder of success to unprecedented heights.

Eight Zodiac Guardians - Acalanatha

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 26 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3mins

For those born in the year of the Rooster (1957, 1969, 1981, 1993), Acalanatha (不动明王) is their designated zodiac guardian. Acalanatha’s name translates to “the immovable king of wisdom”, relating to his preeminent position in Buddhist culture.

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Worship surrounding Acalanatha has prevailed throughout the Middle Ages and into modern times — with sculptural and pictorial depictions of Acalanatha’s image being found in Nepal, Tibet, China and Japan. As the head of the Five Wisdom Kings, he is venerated with the removal of all obstacles, and the defeat of all hindrances to the practice of Buddhism. As one of the highest-ranked deities in the Buddhist pantheon, his ability to command the other Five Great Wisdom Kings positions him in a status of authority and dominance.

His name in Chinese, 不动明王, reflects the unshakable and boundless wisdom he possesses in addition to his ability to command and control wealth, authority and health in the world. Classical depictions of Acalanatha feature a highly energetic figure surrounded by heavenly flames formed through his meditation, representing the conversion of obstacles into opportunities, malefactors into benefactors and adversities into achievements. 

The Fine Jadeite Acalanatha

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Acalanatha bestows upon those born in the year of the Rooster with unshakeable faith and wisdom, blessing his devotees with the foresight, tenacity and benefactor support to overcome their challenges with ease. Allowing the quick-witted and persevering devotees born in the year of the Rooster with constant victory, success and determination to reach the highest echelons of their respective industries. 

Auspicious Emblems

Keeping those born in the year of the Rooster in mind, Master David immersed himself in extensive research. Drawing inspiration from the unshakeable wisdom of Acalanatha, Master David created an intricate representation of this revered zodiac guardian.

The emblems incorporate wisdom, abundance, strength, leadership and good luck – holding symbolic significance while being attributed with different functions to aid devotees.

The Sword of Wisdom

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The sword of wisdom wielded by Acalanatha combats three hindrances in one’s pursuit of success: greed, anger and ignorance. The sword in Acalanatha’s right hand represents his encompassing wisdom cutting through the fog of ignorance, thereby empowering his devotees with the foresight, intelligence and strategic guidance necessary in order to achieve breakthroughs and successes in their undertakings.

Bodhi Infinite Wealth Rope  Blog_11.26_Eight ZG-Acalanatha(Rooster)_Bodhi Infinite Wealth RopeAcalanatha wields the Bodhi Infinite Wealth Rope in his left hand, destroying obstacles in the way of his designated devotees’ financial success. This powerful, auspicious symbol aids them in securing lucrative business and investment opportunities, as well as garnering powerful supporting benefactors to overcome any challenges and adversities.

Imperial Dragon

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In Imperial Feng Shui, the legendary Imperial Dragon is regarded as the king of all mythical creatures. It is an auspicious embodiment of power, wealth, strength, leadership, good luck and prosperity. The divine mythical creature has been highly revered as one of the greatest divine forces of earth, synonymous with Chinese emperors in dynastic China. 

The Imperial Dragon situated behind Acalanatha is the ultimate emblem that empowers individuals born in the year of the Rooster with the spirit of personal development, wisdom and foresight to overcome their challenges and adversities to achieve monumental breakthrough successes.

The Fine Jadeite Acalanatha is hand-finished by Imperial Harvest’s master artisans, each displaying the artful and meticulous application of jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques. The wealth of multi-generational techniques displayed give rise to the signature lustre and intricate prevailing through each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure. Combined with a series of precise design specifications and the highest quality control standards established by Master David, each treasure in the collection achieves the highest echelons of craftsmanship.

Acalanatha's visage is immortalised in Imperial Harvest’s iconic Eight Zodiac Guardians collection, drawing inspiration from the immovable wisdom, unshakeable faith and inner strength that he imparts on his devotees, illuminating their path and aiding them with the necessary values to achieve their fullest potential — setting them up for success in their businesses, careers, sales and investment ventures.

Eight Zodiac Guardians - Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 19 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3min

Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva (得大勢菩薩) is the designated zodiac guardian for individuals born in the year of the Horse (1966, 1978, 1990, 2002). Revered as one of the eight great bodhisattvas in Buddhism, Mahasthamaprapta is the embodiment of the power of wisdom, with his name directly translating to “he who has obtained the highest strength”.

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One of the oldest and most formidable bodhisattvas, Mahasthamaprapta is often depicted in a trinity alongside Amitabha Buddha (zodiac guardian of the Dog and Boar) and Guan Yin (zodiac guardian of the Rat). Representative of the power of wisdom, he is tasked with the important role of leading those born in the year of the Horse on their journeys towards success. 

Imperial Harvest’s Iconic Jadeite Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva

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Immortalising Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva in Imperial Harvest-grade jadeite, the Eight Zodiac Guardians collection is greatly inspired by his mission of empowering humanity — a motive deeply resonant with the mission and ethos at the heart of Imperial Harvest. By imparting immeasurable insight and invaluable intelligence to his devotees, they are able to overcome their challenges and adversities, achieving their fullest human potential.

Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva’s encompassing wisdom and intelligence is reflected in the individuals born in the year of the Horse. A testament to the staunch determination, intelligence and zealousness of the Horse, the wisdom imparted by Mahasthamaprapta accelerates their professional breakthroughs and empowers them with strategic benefactor support.

Auspicious Emblems

In order to best suit those born in the year of the Horse, Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva accelerates breakthroughs and advancements in our blessed clients’ endeavours. The auspicious emblems featured in the Fine Jadeite Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva hold auspicious significance, and are attributed with different functions with which destined owners can leverage to overcome their personal and professional challenges.

Blossoming Lotus

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The blossoming lotus is a powerful symbol of triumph over the challenges and obstacles that we face on our life journeys. As the lotus emerges from the muddy water, it is a powerful metaphor for each individual’s innate ability to thrive in spite of adversities. In growing through challenges, we are able to achieve new frontiers, and expand our horizons.

Imperial Harvest’s Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva wields a blossoming lotus, signifying benefactor support, wealth and success. With the lotus, Mahasthamaprapta guides those born in the year of the Horse on their paths to success.

Mythical Phoenix 

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The likeness of the mythical phoenix is almost synonymous with luck, good fortune and an abundance of opportunities. The phoenix is an auspicious symbol of all-encompassing inner strength and magnifying potential for success. The personification of virtue, grace, self-reflection and transformation in Chinese folklore, the phoenix endows influence and authority over Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva’s destined devotees.

As one of the legendary mythical creatures depicted in Imperial Feng Shui, the majestic phoenix rises from the ashes of burnt Qinan incense, empowering those born in the year of the Horse with strategic benefactor support and guiding them upwards on the ladder of success.

Imperial Harvest’s team of master artisans artfully and meticulously hand-finish each jadeite treasure, boasting a wealth of multi-generational expertise and experience in this venerable craft. The signature lustre and intricacy that details each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure are exemplified by the impeccable application of jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques. Following a series of precise design specifications established by Master David, each treasure maintains the highest echelons of craftsmanship through Imperial Harvests stringent quality control standards.

As one of the most formidable figures in the Buddhist pantheon, Imperial Harvest’s Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva captures this zodiac guardian in all its glory, empowering their destined devotees with wisdom, foresight and acuity – an immense testament to the self-development and reflection essential on their journey towards success.

 

Eight Zodiac Guardians: Samantabhadra Bodhisattva

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 17 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 2min

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (普贤菩萨) is the designated zodiac guardian for those born in the year of the Dragon (1964, 1976, 1988, 2000) and the Snake (1965, 1977, 1989, 2001). His name, translating to "universal worthiness", alludes to the all-encompassing righteousness and virtue so closely associated with this venerated deity.

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In certain Buddhist traditions, Samantabhadra is often depicted flanking Gautama Buddha alongside Manjusri Bodhisattva (zodiac guardian of the rabbit). This trinity of deities is associated with different key aspects of Buddhism: Manjusri with wisdom, Gautama Buddha with enlightenment and lastly, Samantabhadra with action. 

As one of the principal bodhisattvas, Samantabhadra is omnipresent and enables the control of time, places and physical conditions — blessings which are bestowed upon his devotees, empowering them to design, construct, and manifest their destinies into reality.

The Fine Jadeite Samantabhadra Bodhisattva

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Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s all-encompassing virtue and goodness are reflected in individuals born in the years of the Dragon and the Snake. A testament to the wisdom, intelligence, insightfulness, determination and ambition so resonant with Imperial Harvest’s ethos to take charge and forge our own destinies. 

Auspicious Emblems

Inspired by Samantabhadra’s enduring beneficience and dedicated commitment to fostering unlimited human potential, Imperial Harvest’s Fine Jadeite Samantabhadra Bodhisattva melds distinct, auspicious symbols of success and prosperity to aid and empower his destined devotees. 

These charismatic and charming individuals find themselves empowered to lead their professional lives with authority and effortlessness. 

Six-tusked White Elephant 

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Inspired by classical impressions of the deity, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is depicted mounted atop a white six-tusked elephant — a symbol of the power inherent in us to overcome our obstacles and challenges. The six tusks of the elephant allude to overcoming attachments to the six senses of Buddhism, thereby allowing destined devotees with the insight, focus and determination to stay on the right path towards their goals and aspirations. 

According to Imperial Feng Shui principles, the number 6 is both fortuitous and prosperous — representing six sources of income: career, business, investment, windfall, trading and lastly, inheritance. 

Ruyi Scepter with Wish-Fulfilling jewel

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An important and auspicious symbol of wealth and prosperity, the Ruyi Scepter with the wish-fulfilling jewel central to Chinese folklore. Samantabhadra Bodhisattva wields this all-powerful scepter, fulfilling both tangible and intangible wishes of his destined devotees. 

Serving as a symbol of financial abundance, the Ruyi scepter empowers them to supercharge their financial potential to reach their important goals and aspirations.

The wish-fulfilling jewel embedded in the scepter is representative of Samantabhadra’s wishes to liberate humanity. By granting the wishes and manifesting the aspirations of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s devotees, the compelling jewel empowers them with lucrative business dealings and remunerative career opportunities alongside high investment returns — ushering prosperity and abundance to those under Samantabhadra’s patronage.

Sun and Moon

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Under the backdrop of the ever-revolving Sun and Moon, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva empowers his devotees with wealth, prosperity and abundance all year round. 11.17_ZG- Samantabhadra Bodhisattva-6

Each intricate jadeite treasure is meticulously hand-finished by Imperial Harvest’s team of master artisans, each boasting a wealth of multi-generational expertise in this venerable craft. The signature lustre and intricacy that details each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure is derived from the impeccable application of jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques that follow a series of precise design specifications established by Master David. Each treasure maintains the highest echelons of craftsmanship through our stringent quality control standards.

Today, Samantabhadra’s enduring virtuousness and dedication towards guiding and fostering unlimited human potential continue to inspire those under his patronage. The blessings bestowed by Imperial Harvest’s Samantabhadra Bodhisattva reflects in the inner strength and determination of those born in the years of the Dragon and the Snake, and presents in their pursuit of excellence, and in achieving their goals and aspirations.

Eight Zodiac Guardians: Manjusri Bodhisattva

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 12 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3min

As the designated zodiac guardian for those born in the year of the rabbit (1963, 1975, 1987, 1999), Manjusri Bodhisattva (文殊菩薩) epitomises wisdom, insight and enlightenment. Revered for his sharp instincts and astute judgement, Manjusri is regarded as one of the eight great bodhisattvas, and one of the oldest in literature.

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One of the most culturally significant deities in the Buddhist pantheon, Manjusri was said to have originated in China from the mountains closely associated with Mount Wutai. Scholarly accounts have referred to pilgrimages from India and other Asian countries to Mount Wutai in veneration of Manjusri throughout the seventh century.

The rabbit is distinguished by its charisma, broad-minded nature, adaptability, ambition, kindness and calm in the face of adversity which ultimately secured the rabbit its place in the zodiac. Although minuscule in stature, the rabbit was able to quickly adapt to its circumstances, ultimately securing its position at the end of the race. Therein lies an important lesson of the merits of open-minded adaptability, and how our circumstances do not limit our successes.

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Imperial Harvest’s iconic Eight Zodiac Guardians collection draws inspiration from the wisdom that Manjusri Bodhisattva imparts to his devotees, creating an intricate visual representation of this beloved deity.

Auspicious Emblems

Catering to those born in the year of the rabbit, the Fine Jadeite Manjusri Bodhisattva blesses his devotees with immense foresight and intuition, essential ingredients in reaching the pinnacle of their professional careers. 

The emblems featured inspires foresight, courage and wisdom, encouraging the ambitious, driven and intelligent individuals synonymous with the year of the rabbit to take swift and decisive actions in their pursuit of success.

Flaming Sword 金刚宝剑

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A metaphor for cutting through the darkness of ignorance, the flaming sword held by Manjusri Bodhisattva illuminates the path to prosperity and success for those born in the year of the rabbit. Through this, the insightful clarity that an individual gained would make way for massive breakthroughs in their business, career and investment ventures.

The Prajnaparamita Sutra 般若波羅蜜多

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First referred to in early Prajnaparamita sutras, Manjusri Bodhisattva became closely associated with this tradition and was revered as the embodiment of transcendent wisdom.

Translating to "the Perfection of Wisdom", the Eight Zodiac Guardians Manjusri Bodhisattva wields the Prajnaparamita sutra, thereby enlightening his destined devotees with the wisdom and intuition to be the architects and designers of their own destinies. 

This principal sutra empowers its destined owner with thoughtful insight, allowing them to identify possibilities and opportunities in their personal and professional lives.

Blue Lion 狮子

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Numerous historical accounts depict Manjusri Bodhisattva riding atop a ferocious blue lion, a powerful emblem that symbolises the strength to overcome the challenges and obstacles that we face. Depictions of Manjusri mounted on a lion were prevailed throughout the Tang dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.) and in this form, he is representative of the use of self-reflection and wisdom in mediating your inner strengths and thoughts. 

The taming of the blue lion represents overcoming formidable obstacles and opponents in the path to your success, securing monumental victories and opportunities.

Each jadeite carving is meticulously hand-finished by Imperial Harvest’s team of master artisans, boasting a wealth of multi-generational techniques in this respected craft. The signature intricacy and lustre that details each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure follow a series of precise design specifications established by Master David. 

Imperial Harvest maintains the highest quality control standards, with the meticulous application of jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques allowing each treasure to achieve the highest echelons of craftsmanship. 

The wisdom imparted by Manjusri Bodhisattva continues to guide countless people born under his designated zodiac sign, offering foresight and intuitive decision-making qualities. These insightful qualities imparted by Manjusri grant those born in the years of the Rabbit favourable advantages in their personal and professional endeavours. 

Eight Zodiac Guardians: Akasagarbha Bodhisattva

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 11 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins 

Akasagarbha Bodhisattva (虛空藏菩薩) is the designated zodiac guardian for those born in the year of the Ox (1961, 1973, 1985, 1997), and the Tiger (1962, 1974, 1986, 1998). Regarded as one of the eight great bodhisattvas, his name can be translated to "boundless space treasury" — a reference to his compassion and infinitely vast wisdom.

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Described in Buddhist sutras alongside numerous historical accounts, Akasagarbha is a benevolent deity with wisdom as boundless as space itself. According to religious sutras, Akasagarbha bestows his followers with the Six Perfections, presenting values central to our pursuit of success:

  1. Generosity
  2. Morality
  3. Patience
  4. Diligence
  5. Concentration 
  6. Wisdom

Those born in the years of the Ox and the Tiger share a strong affinity with Akasagarbha Bodhisattva. As we recall the legend of the great zodiac race, we are reminded of the actions displayed by the Ox and the Tiger. Despite facing various setbacks at the final length of the race, the Ox and the Tiger demonstrated traits of diligence, industriousness, endurance and resolution. 

The wise and determined values characterised by the Ox and the Tiger marks their triumphs in reaching the end of the zodiac race, and stands as an apt reflection of the importance of these values in our own race towards our aspirations and success. 

Imperial Harvest’s Iconic Fine Jadeite Akasagarbha Bodhisattva

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Building on the extensive research conducted by Master David, the Eight Zodiac Guardians collection honours Akasagarbha Bodhisattva’s mission to save humanity with great compassion. 

This exquisite Imperial Harvest treasure incorporates Akasagarbha Bodhisattva’s likeness in superlative grades of jadeite, granting them monumental cognizance to dispel any ignorance, and supercharging their income potential.

Auspicious Emblems

Catering to those born in the years of the Ox and the Tiger, Imperial Harvest’s iconic Akasagarbha Bodhisattva embodies 4 auspicious emblems, bringing prosperity, luck and abundance to its destined owners. 

These emblems featured in the Akasagarbha Bodhisattva are attributed with different functions to aid his designated devotees, empowering them to overcome various challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Five Buddha Crowns 五佛冠 

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Akasagarbha Bodhisattva dons the Five Buddha Crown, a symbol of his infinitely vast wisdom as well as his authority to command and fulfil the wishes of his designated devotees. This auspicious symbol imparts wise and thoughtful decision making upon destined wearers, empowering them with the clarity and insight to achieve their goals and aspirations. 

Flaming Sword 烈焰佛光剑

Blog_101121_Eight ZG Akasagarbha_Flaming sword-1The flaming sword wielded by Akasagarbha Bodhisattva symbolises how wisdom cuts through ignorance, a powerful allegory that illuminates the path to prosperity and success for his designated devotees. This removal of obstacles and challenges in an individual’s path fosters proactive actions, empowering them with inspiration and a multitude of opportunities.  

Lotus with Glistening Jewels 珍佛莲花 

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Nestled in Akasagarbha Bodhisattva’s hand is a lotus surmounted by a wish-fulfilling jewel, a central icon representative of the clarity of body, speech and mind. In addition to this powerful symbol of triumph over obstacles and challenges. This wish-fulfilling jewel is one of the most formidable emblems of prosperity, aiding humanity in achieving abundance and success in their aspirations.

Mythical Phoenix (凤凰)

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Legend dictates that Akasagarbha Bodhisattva resides in a heavenly realm filled with the sacred fragrance of Qinan Agarwood incense. The mythical phoenix rose from the ashes of the burnt incense, choosing to perch on Akasagarbha’s shoulder.

The image of the legendary phoenix is almost synonymous with good fortune, opportunities and luck. This auspicious emblem symbolises an all-conquering inner strength, and magnifying potential for success. As a personification of virtue, grace and self-reflective transformation, the phoenix endues influence and authority upon Akasagarbha Bodhisattva’s devotees — bestowing them with successful careers, businesses, investments, trading decisions.

Each jadeite treasure is impeccably hand-finished by Imperial Harvest’s team of master artisans, each boasting a wealth of multi-generational techniques in their craftsmanship. The signature radiance and intricacy detailing each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure is derived from the artful jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques. Imperial Harvest maintains precise design specifications established by Master David, allowing each individual treasure to maintain the greatest echelons of craftsmanship.

The values and principles of Akasagarbha Bodhisattva inspire and resonate with countless people born in the years of the Ox and the Tiger. The infinitely vast wisdom imparted, as well as his thoughtful nature stands as a testament to self-development and reflection.

Eight Zodiac Guardians: Thousand Hands Guan Yin

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 05 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins 

The Thousand Hands Guan Yin (千手观音) is the designated guardian for those born in the year of the rat (1960, 1972, 1984, 1996). As one of the most notable and formidable manifestations of the Goddess Guan Yin, she is one of the most beloved deities amongst the Buddhist pantheon. 

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Guan Yin celebrates her birthday thrice a year – each marking a pivotal point in her path to enlightenment. These milestones emphasise her enduring devotion towards the betterment of humanity and are a staunch reflection of her commitment to fostering unlimited human potential — values that are deeply resonant with the Imperial Harvest ethos.

Read about Guan Yin’s path to enlightenment here

Out of the myriad of manifestations that Guan Yin is able to assume, the Thousand Hands Guan Yin is the most powerful; and remains the most recognised manifestation. Those born in the year of the rat share a strong affinity with the Thousand Hands Guan Yin.

It is a common scholarly belief that the Thousand Hands Guan Yin originated in India around the 7th century (600s B.C.), with the creation of the Silk Road spreading her influence to the rest of East and Southeast Asia. In Buddhist traditions, Guan Yin is often depicted and revered alongside the Buddha Amitabha (zodiac guardian of the dog and boar) and the Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva (zodiac guardian of the horse), with the collective trio referred to as the "Three Saints of the West".

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To hearken back to the legend of the great zodiac race, the victory of the rat teaches us many valuable lessons. Despite its minuscule stature, the rat displayed a wealth of intelligence, quick-wittedness, diligence, adaptability, clarity and open-mindedness. 

The forward-thinking nature of the rat, and its thoughtful decision-making reflects a preparatory, self-reflective attitude that ultimately paved the way for its triumph over the other zodiac animals.

The 16th century Ming dynasty novel, Complete Tale of Guanyin and the Southern Seas (南海觀音全撰), highlights one of the more popular accounts of the Thousand Hands Guan Yin. 

According to legend, Amitabha Buddha bestowed eleven heads upon the Thousand Hands Guan Yin, providing her with the wisdom required to understand and overcome mankind’s complex challenges. She was also granted a keen observation of opportunities and possibilities alike. She was also bestowed with a thousand hands, giving her the abilities required to bless those in need.

Thousand Hands Guan Yin

The Iconic Fine Jadeite Thousand Hands Guan Yin

The Eight Zodiac Guardians collection immortalises the Thousand Hands Guan Yin’s likeness in Imperial Harvest-grade jadeite, and is inspired by her noble mission of empowering humanity in achieving their fullest potential. 

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Auspicious Emblems

Catering to those born in the year of the rat, the Thousand Hands Guan Yin accelerates breakthroughs and advancements in our blessed clients’ ventures. With blessings bestowed by the Thousand Hands Guan Yin, destined owners find themselves overcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives. 

The auspicious emblems featured in the Fine Jadeite Thousand Hands Guan Yin hold symbolic significance, and are attributed with different functions to aid devotees.

Bodhi Sutra Box

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A receptacle meant to contain scriptures and teachings, it is conceptually representative of a treasure box. The Bodhi Sutra Box amplifies an individual’s wisdom and intelligence, surrounding them with industry-leading mentors on their path towards financial success and breakthroughs. 

Never Receding Dharma Wheel

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The dharma wheel is a chariot wheel with eight spokes – representing eight streams of active and passive income. Hence, the dharma wheel is an emblem of Guan Yin’s vow to help humanity to achieve abundance and success. 

Agarwood Beads 

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Numerous accounts across history have depicted Guan Yin with a necklace of agarwood beads draped around her neck. In Imperial Feng Shui, agarwood is a powerful amplifier of an individual’s direct wealth capacity, expanding your income potential from your career and business. 

Vase of Wisdom 

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Serving as a symbol of financial abundance, the Vase of Wisdom forges powerful networks, connections and bonds between the wearer and their benefactors.

Gold Ingot 

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A symbol of wealth, prosperity and success, the gold ingot held by the Thousand Hands Guan Yin enables the wearer to achieve their career aspirations and attract golden opportunities to make the next quantum leap.

Trident of Light 

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One of the most powerful mediums wielded by the Thousand Hands Guan Yin, representing triumph over malefactors, obstacles and challenges. The trident empowers us to overcome our challenges and obstacles – allowing us to achieve our fullest potential in our career, business and investment ventures.

Sun Disc and Moon Disc  

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The Sun And Moon Disc are physical representations of Guan Yin’s shedding light over darkness, illuminating the path to success for her devotees, enabling them to gain clarity, focus and insights to achieve their goals.

Obstacle Sundering Axe 

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The axe wielded by the Thousand Hands Guan Yin wards off malefactors, removes obstacles, enabling the destined wearer to enjoy a smooth-sailing journey in their career and business ventures.

Lotus Bud 

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The lotus bud is a powerful symbol of triumph over one’s obstacles. As the lotus starts growing only in the mud, it stands as a powerful allegory that mirrors our life journeys. In order for us to grow, we must make our way through muddy water – only then are we able to break the surface and emerge as a more wisened individual. 

Lotus Blossom 

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Accounts of Guan Yin often depict her with a lotus blossom, a symbol central to her purity, wisdom and enlightenment. The fully bloomed lotus symbolises the spiritual victory over the senses. 

As one of the Thousand Hand Guan Yin’s most auspicious emblems, the lotus blossom symbolises her unyielding passion to aid those in need by bestowing them with immense luck. 

Each jadeite treasure is meticulously hand-finished by Imperial Harvest’s master craftsmen – each boasting a wealth of multi-generational techniques in this venerable craft. The signature lustre and intricacy detailing each Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians treasure is derived from the artful application of jadeite cutting, carving and polishing techniques following a series of precise design specifications established by Master David.  Imperial Harvest maintains the highest quality control standards, allowing each treasure to occupy the highest echelons of craftsmanship. 

Today, the values and ethos of the Thousand Hands Guan Yin inspire countless people born under her designated zodiac sign. Her innovative and forward-thinking nature is a powerful testament to inner strength, self-development and self-reflection – with these values standing as a proud demonstration for those who are born in the year of the rat.

2021 Winter Personal Collection: Eight Zodiac Guardians

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 03 November 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 3mins

Li Dong (7th Nov 2021) marks the start of the winter and brings about a season of reflection and preparation. 

Beneath the snow, new life is stirring. Roots are soaking up nourishment and buds are forming. When the time is right, spring’s beauty is sprung – leaves and shoots, buds and flowers, burst forth. 

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Winter is a season of self-development and preparation, when we get ourselves ready for our important goals and targets in the coming year. 

At Imperial Harvest, winter is an important season, when many new clients embark on their lifelong journey of growth and success. 

According to the principles of Imperial Feng Shui, winter is associated with the Major Yin, which represents our personal luck. Our personal luck governs the events, people and opportunities we encounter. These external factors influence our perspectives, emotions and decisions in our race to achieve different milestones in life.

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The great zodiac race is a metaphorical representation of our life journey, in which the victory of the Rat offers us many life lessons. According to legend, both the Rat and the Ox led the race despite being at the bottom of the food chain because they made the decision to wake up early. 

This act imparts the lesson that in the race of life, we advance and win by preparing ourselves early in the game.

In the final lap of the race, the Rat and the Ox were faced with a river to cross. Despite its physical limitations, the quick-witted Rat won the race against the Ox by jumping off the Ox’s ear.

In this lies another important lesson: the successful think outside the box, leveraging the best of their circumstances to overcome their limitations.

To quote Anthony Robbins, “It is in the moments of our decisions that our destiny is shaped. 

The Rat may not have been the strongest, fittest or fastest among the twelve zodiac animals but it certainly made timely and astute decisions along the way to emerge as the champion of the zodiac race – distilling the wisdom that working hard and making good choices are equally important in the road to success. 

The Imperial Harvest Eight Zodiac Guardians collection is the culmination of the wisdom and insights gained from the zodiac race. 

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 Many Imperial Harvest clients have these shared beliefs: 

  1. They believe that life is a sum of our choices. Hence they chose Imperial Harvest as their life advisor to guide them as they journey through life. 
  2. They believe in leveraging the power of their Imperial Harvest treasures to attract benefactors and opportunities to achieve success and breakthroughs 
  3. They believe in preparing themselves early and ahead of the race to gain unassailable advantages against their formidable competitors 

Imperial Harvest’s iconic Eight Zodiac Guardians collection is an apt representation of these shared beliefs. The collection honours and celebrates these beliefs, forming a contemporary tribute to the credence of the zodiac race.

 What are the Eight Zodiac Guardians?

The Eight Zodiac Guardians are protectors of the twelve zodiac signs. Each Zodiac Guardian governs the careers, businesses, investments, trading decisions, health and relationships of their designated devotees. 

In paying homage to their all-encompassing reach, Master David conceptualised and designed a collection of the eight zodiac guardians: 

Thousand Hands Guan Yin - Rat

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Akasagarbha Bodhisattva - Ox and Tiger

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Manjusri Bodhisattva - Rabbit 

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Samantabhadra Bodhisattva - Dragon and Snake

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Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva - Horse

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Vairochana Buddha - Sheep and Monkey

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Acalanatha - Rooster

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Amitabha Buddha - Dog and Boar

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Imperial Harvest’s signature Eight Zodiac Guardians Collection bestows supreme luck upon its destined owners, empowering them to scale new heights and achieve breakthrough successes in both personal and professional endeavours.  

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It is no wonder that the iconic Eight Zodiac Guardians Collection remains such a well-loved favourite amongst Imperial Harvest’s coterie of clients — ranging from those who have long embarked on their Imperial Harvest journey to those who have just started to delve into the art of Imperial Feng Shui.  

Superlative Qualities and Workmanship 

Carved in varying levels of relief, the luminosity of the jadeite is accentuated through a dynamic three-dimensional effect, in which the smooth unblemished surfaces provide a pleasing aesthetic contrast with the accompanying intricate detailing.

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Each Imperial Harvest master artisan possesses a distinguished lineage of craftsmanship, with multi-generational skills inherited from forefathers devoted to crafting jadeites and other earthly treasures. The result - fine Imperial Feng Shui treasures of superlative quality, each boasting a wealth of time-honoured techniques in this venerable art. 

In order to maintain full control of the jadeite carving process, Imperial Harvest opts to work with master artisans specialising in traditional hand-carving techniques, achieving an extremely detailed finish inconceivable with machine carving. With the adherence to precise specifications and stringent quality control standards, only the finest jadeites are offered to our blessed clients.

The Eight Zodiac Guardians Collection encapsulates Imperial Harvest’s ethos and practice — translating the time-honoured practices of Imperial Feng Shui, in turn redefining and invigorating them with innovative contemporary perspectives and aesthetics. 


Your expert consultants are on hand to help you find the perfect Imperial Harvest treasure. Book a complimentary consultation today or contact us at +65 91221826

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Li Dong in Imperial Feng Shui

Posted by Imperial Harvest on 29 October 2021

Estimated Reading Time: 4mins

Just as Li Qiu (立秋) denotes the start of the autumn season, Li Dong (立冬) heralds the arrival of winter. It forms the 19th of 24 terms of the solar calendar, beginning on 7 November this year. 

In many parts of the northern hemisphere, temperatures drop further during Li Dong, and the ground begins to harden with frost. These changes in the environment make it inhospitable to most crops, and brings a swift conclusion to the harvest season. Around this period, farmers pivot to the storage and processing of crops, and take the time to reflect and prepare for the following year. 

Cultural traditions of Li Dong 

It is during this time of pause that farmers look back on the year with pride and gratitude. In ancient Chinese civilizations, Li Dong came to be known as a time of thanksgiving, when farmers expressed their appreciation for the blessings of harvest. To seek respite from the rapidly-falling temperatures, many gathered indoors with loved ones during this period, indulging in activities that kept them warm both in body and in spirit. Over time, these cherished practices morphed into deeply-entrenched traditions upheld by many successive generations. 

Given the immense importance of agriculture to agrarian Chinese society, it was only natural that farmers’ own produce took centre stage in Li Dong celebrations. Ascribing the bountiful year of harvest to the blessings of their forefathers, people took pains to dedicate a portion of harvest to offerings to the ancestors. These elaborate worship sessions were also occasions for gatherings and communal feasts, when fresh produce would be used to prepare warming and nourishing dishes.  

With the onset of significantly lower temperatures, there was an emphasis on richer foods to commemorate Li Dong. These tended to be on the heavier side, to keep the body warm and adequately nourished. Examples of foods commonly consumed at Li Dong celebrations include glutinous rice balls with a bean paste filling, and a variety of meats cooked with wholesome herbs such as angelica and white peony bark and roots. 

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The popularity of dumplings at Li Dong feasts stems largely from its Chinese term. In Chinese, the term for dumplings sounds similar to the description of two seasons meeting. This aptly describes the time of Li Dong, when autumn and winter meet and meld seamlessly into each other. Over time, the entrenchment of this homophone made consuming dumplings on this day an established tradition. 

Apart from a time of gratitude and feasting, Li Dong was also an occasion of forward preparation. Farmers used this time not only to gather and store their crops for the upcoming leanness of winter, but also to plan ahead for the upcoming year. Such strategizing included considerations of what types of crops to sow, how the weather would be like, as well as the anticipated demand for various crops. In essence, Li Dong was a period when farmers embarked on extensive planning and preparation to reap the greatest rewards from the subsequent year of harvest.

Imperial Traditions of Li Dong

Within the Imperial Palace, the arrival of Li Dong was met with no less fanfare. It was greatly anticipated by the emperors, many of whom fasted for days in preparation for the occasion. On Li Dong, they would then proceed to lead a procession of officials from the Forbidden City to outlying areas, where they would perform elaborate rituals to honour the gods of winter. These grand processions were certainly sights to behold, comprising scores of officials, horses, and symbols of the emperor’s power and authority. 

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As part of these rituals, the emperor honoured contributions of soldiers and leaders who protected the country. He also prayed for protection for their spirits, and reiterated the importance of defending the nation against hostile forces.

Li Dong was also a period of reflection, planning and preparation for the emperor and the Imperial Palace.

It was when economic policies were planned, international relations were reviewed, and resources were gathered to upgrade and reinforce the military to strengthen national security. 

Imperial Harvest Welcomes Li Dong and the Season of Winter

Indeed, Li Dong was widely perceived across society as a time of consolidation, used to gather and take stock of resources, and plan ahead for the rigors of the upcoming year. With its illustrious history and profound wisdoms, Imperial Feng Shui was an important weapon used by generations of emperors to guard against obstacles and hindrances to their ruling success.

This Li Dong, Imperial Harvest pays tribute to its ethos of planning and preparation. With seasons of the year hugely significant in Imperial Feng Shui, several collections of Imperial Harvest collections draw on the role and philosophy of winter in this distinguished art.

Winter and Major Yin

According to Imperial Feng Shui principles, the season of winter is represented by the major yin, one of the four phenomena that collectively constitute the essence of Heaven and Earth. The major yin is an important aspect of Imperial Feng Shui, governing one’s personal luck. The amplification of luck is therefore undertaken by ensuring an optimal balance of major yin.

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In a defining moment in Chinese dynastic history, Imperial Feng Shui masters of the Qing court uncovered the remarkable ability of fine jadeite pendants to balance the major yin. Arising from this seminal discovery is the enduring Imperial Feng Shui tradition of using such pendants as the instruments to balance the major yin. 

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Today, Imperial Harvest remains true to the rigorous scholarly studies of these eminent masters, and the unrivalled capacity of fine jadeite pendants to balance the major yin. This classic Imperial Feng Shui treasure bestows upon the blessed wearer supreme luck and breakthrough successes, empowering him in his personal and professional pursuits.

Winter Solstice at the Temple of Heaven

Delving further into the imperial traditions of ancient Chinese history, the onset of Li Dong points to the imminent arrival of the winter solstice (冬至). Scientifically, the winter solstice indicates when daylight hours are the shortest, but centuries ago, its cultural and spiritual significance extended far beyond that.

In particular, the Forbidden City saw an annual flurry of heightened activity leading up to the winter solstice. It was a hugely important occasion for the emperor, who at this time of the year invariably ventured to the historic Temple of Heaven to perform the annual winter solstice prayers. These consisted of elaborate rituals to give thanks to the Heavens for the year of harvest, and prayers for continued peace and prosperity.

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600 years after its completion, the ethos and lore of the Temple of Heaven is today encapsulated in the Imperial Harvest Bliss of Harvest collection. Inspired by the ideological and architectural grandeur of this revered monument, the Bliss of Harvest forms a contemporary tribute to the richness of the imperial winter solstice tradition.

Winter and the Water Star

Of the five elements in Imperial Feng Shui, water is the most closely associated with winter. This makes Li Dong an especially amenable gateway to a season of activating the water star (wealth sector) in the home. When activated correctly, the auspicious water star, or wealth star, duly ushers into the home boundless streams of prosperity, empowering occupants to manifest and savour the fruits of their unlimited human potential.

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Contrary to the tenets of Imperial Feng Shui, contemporary Classical Feng Shui commonly prescribes water features such as fountains to activate the water star and catalyze an influx of wealth. Alas, such a practice stems from a misguided interpretation of Imperial Feng Shui classics. One only needs to look to the Forbidden City for verification - nowhere in the imperial court were any water features known to exist. Despite this, countless dynasties were ably led to decades of unity and prosperity by eminent emperors. Emperor Qian Long of the Qing dynasty, for instance, enjoyed widespread success not just on the battlefield, but also in forging economic growth and social harmony.

Indeed, success leaves clues. From Emperor Qian Long’s distinguished reign, as well as his extensive collections of fine crystals, it is evident that these treasures are the time-tested and proven rightful activators of the water star. 

The Mythical Creatures Collection - Dragon Turtle

The Imperial Harvest Dragon Turtle crystal is part of the Mythical Creatures collection, which draws inspiration from a legion of legendary creatures in ancient China. In Chinese mythology, these are iconic symbols often associated with auspicious tropes such as good luck and prosperity.

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The dragon is one of the most powerful symbols in Imperial Feng Shui, representing courage, auspiciousness, and good luck. On the other hand, the turtle, often associated with the wisdom of the earth, epitomizes stability, longevity, and protection. 

As an amalgamation of these attributes, the mythical Dragon Turtle reigns supreme across the three realms of land, sea and air. It wields the ability to grant everlasting wealth to its destined owner, and also acts as a representation of protection and authority. As one of the nine descendants of the Dragon, it was also widely displayed in ancient Chinese palaces to herald its glorious return (荣耀归来).

In Imperial Feng Shui, the Dragon Turtle’s status as one of the Four Celestial Creatures further underscores its eminence. These Creatures function as guardians of the four cardinal directions, with the Dragon Turtle overseeing the northerly direction. Furthermore, the Four Celestial Creatures are commonly associated with other aspects such as emotions, elements and seasons of the year.

The Dragon Turtle aptly represents the season of winter, and is commonly celebrated for its traits and cultural importance during this time of the year. Combining the turtle’s grounded, consistent energy and the powerful wealth-garnering ambitions of the dragon, it fosters supreme career and business luck, particularly in highly-competitive industries. Additionally, it shields followers from adversity and misfortune, and is commonly viewed as a symbol of longevity, stability and support.

This upcoming Li Dong, Imperial Harvest celebrates its inherent spirit of reflection, thanksgiving and preparation. Diverse as they are, Imperial Harvest’s collections of fine jadeite pendants, Bliss of Harvest rings and fine crystals all draw on time-honoured Imperial Feng Shui applications and interpretations of the season of winter. 

With their multiple inherent associations with winter, the Imperial Harvest Dragon Turtle and Laughing Buddha crystals possess especially favourable Imperial Feng Shui properties this time of the year. 

To better understand the relevance of these fine crystal treasures to your prosperity aspirations, book a Bazi consultation with our expert consultants. They will advise you on leveraging their qualities to activate the auspicious water star, empowering you in fulfilling your unlimited human potential this winter season.


Your expert consultants are on hand to help you find the perfect Imperial Harvest treasure. Book a complimentary consultation today or contact us at +65 91221826

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