Sunday, May 15, 2011

Symbolism of Cicada

Crystal Cicada pen holder. This feng shui product is a auspicious symbolic gift. The material is a kind of crystal - Liu Li. Liu Li come in many color.


In China the phrase 'to shed off the golden cicada skin'(金蝉脱壳) is the poetic name of the tactic of using deception to escape danger, specifically of using decoys (leaving the old shell) to fool enemies. It became one of the 36 classic Chinese strategems. In the Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Diaochan also got her name from the sable (diào) tails and jade decorations in the shape of cicadas (chán), which at the time adorned the hats of high-level officials. In the Chinese classic Journey to the West, the protagonist Priest of Tang was named the Golden Cicada; in this context the multiple shedding of shell of the cicada symbolizes the many stages of transformation required of a person before all illusions have been broken and one reaches enlightenment. This is also referred to in Japanese mythical ninja lore, as the technique of "utsusemi" (i.e., literally cicada), where ninjas would trick opponents into attacking a decoy.

cicada feng shui crystal
cicada 金蝉脱壳
金蝉 cicada
金蝉 cicada

Cicada makes a sound like "CI-CA-DA", in Chinese, it sounds like "知道啦" it can means that 'I understand' and 'I know what the answer already'.

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The living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom are the four indispensable parts in our life. So these four parts are the most important targets in the Chinese Fengshui of house.

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