Question: Dear Sir,
We are very confused on placement of a three legged frog as advice by many experts in net. Kindly advice on correct placement (location) of this auspicious item, preferred dates (initial starting time) and timing of placement of this item (from what time to put up and what time to keep)
Your kind advice is appreciated. Thank You.
Best Regards. Michael
Answer: Howdy Michael,
These ugly little money toads are based upon a simple folk lore story about a greedy Buddhist monk who lost his money sack when he was taking a dump over an open pit toilet and then leapt in after it and drowned. When full moon rose into evening sky that night, he transformed into ugly toad and climbed on out with his money sack intact!!!! This is in fact a moralistic fable and is not based upon Feng Shui principles.
Personally, I see it as a symbol of warning against getting caught up in illu$ion of money, and greed. NOT as a prosperity symbol !!!!
The real problem with this sort of thing is that there will always be those out there that are quite happy in knowledge that they are taking advantage of unaware, through action of selling Religious, Spiritual, Folklore and Superstitious type items as Feng Shui objects!
There are also no consistent answers for placement of such items. For example, in Philippines, depending upon which island you are on, you will be given conflicting advice to its placement. On one island they believe you should face it out of home, and on a neighbouring isle they tell you exact opposite. Who is correct, and why does it work for some people (these sorts of items don't work for all people), regardless of which island their on, and which way thing faces, when they are using different applications of same object?