To a feng shui beginner, a Pi Xiu can look similar to a Fu Dog, as well as to a Chi Lin. Just like the Chi Lin, the Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) can be used either alone or in pairs. Not only is Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) the most powerful protective feng shui cure against Tai Sui, the Grand Duke (a flying stars school term), it is also a good feng shui cure to attract wealth.
As with most traditional Chinese feng shui cures, the roots of the Pi Xiu (Pi Yao) symbol lie deep in Chinese mythology. With the fierce look of a winged lion, the mythical Pi Xiu can ward off evil spirits and protect anyone from harm.
The Pi Yao is considered to be loyal and obedient, which makes him a very popular personal protector in traditional feng shui. This is the reason why you can find so many amulets with Pi Yao (Pi Xiu), be it bracelets, keychains, or other accessories.
Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) has a voracious appetite that seems to have no end; this made him a symbol of good fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture. The display of a Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) statue in business is considered a good luck feng shui cure to attract a never-ending flow of money.
The first use of Pi Yao in the classical feng shui applications is as a protective cure against the negative energy of the Grand Duke (Tai Sui). The right positioning of the Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is in the bagua direction opposite the area affected by the Grand Duke presence. For example, in 2021 the Tai Sui energy is in the Northeast area, so the Pi Yao is best placed in the Southwest bagua area facing Northeast.
Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) is also used as a potent feng shui cure for two other negative energies in the flying star feng shui school — the annual stars #2 and #5, both being negative energies of the Earth element. A Metal Pi Yao (Pi Xiu) statue works best for this specific feng shui application in order to weaken the negative energies of these stars,
As a good luck and abundance cure, Pi Yao is widely displayed in offices, as well as homes. For this purpose, you can display a pair of Pi Yao in your money area, your lucky direction for wealth, or simply in a prominent area of your living room.
As with any mythological feng shui cure, or the energy of a deity, be mindful to not place the Pi Yao symbol in the bathroom or in the kitchen.