Pi Xiu

Pi Xiu/Pi Yao – Secures Wealth and Good Fortune

Pi Xiu Pi Yao wealth symbol

Pi Xiu is also known as Pi Yao. This is a powerful Chinese talisman to bring riches into the home or workplace. 

Perhaps even more important is the notion that this creature will not permit wealth to leave the home or workplace.

Pi Xiu is especially popular among business people, investors and gamblers in Asia. It is regarded as a dominant attractor of money.


This strange and fierce looking creature has a large open mouth which grabs money and keeps it safe.

It has a head of a dragon; the body resembles that of a horse, horn of a deer, and claws of a lion. Many are also shown with wings.

Some have one horn. Those with one horn are also known as Tian Lu. These were traditionally the ones that guarded the wealth.

The name Tian Lu means “Heavenly Wealth”.  This is the male.

The ones with two horns also goes by the name Bixie. The main traditional function of the Bixie was to keep evil away. Bixie is female.

The bizarre fact about this mythical creature is that it has no anus. What goes in will not come out.

Pi Xiu loves gold and silver. He grabs wealth and holds on to it. He protects your possessions.  

Amulets of Pi Yao are often worn for protection against any bad luck, for good health and to safeguard your assets.

Where to Place the Pi Xiu

Pi Xiu Pixiu

You should place the Pi Xiu facing a window or door.

Never place it facing a mirror. Do not place it on the floor or low shelves. Likewise do not place it above your eye-level.

Make sure you do not place the statue in such a manner that it looks straight at you. Place it sideways.

Pi Xiu Legend

Pi Xiu Pi Yao Feng Shui

Pi Xiu is the ninth son of the Dragon King. On one occasion he was invited to attend the birthday party of the Jade Emperor in Heaven.

The Jade Emperor is the ruler of heaven and earth.

Pi Xiu was overwhelmed by all the gold and silver in the palace. He was unable to control his craving for gold and ate all the gold he could find.

Soon his overeating gave him an upset stomach. It got really bad and he pooped right on the palace floor.

Just then the Jade Emperor came in and caught him in the act. The Jade Emperor was furious. It was disgusting to say the least.

In a fit of rage the Jade Emperor smacked him hard on his buttock. The smack had a serious consequence. From that moment on the anus of Pi Xiu would be forever sealed.

His hunger for gold is constant, but he can never again excrete anything he consumes.

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