As one of seven treasures in Buddhism, obsidian collects strong power in itself and thus has been using as a sort of talismans or amulets since ancient times, capable of removing pressure, fatigue, foul smell and other negative energies.
Pi Yao/Pi Xiu, also called “Bixie” or “Tian Lu,” is a legendary auspicious creature in ancient China. Without an anus, it has a huge mouth which can swallow wealth in the world without expelling it. With such a peculiar ability, it is thought to be able to attract wealth from everywhere and to ward off ill fortunes and bring good fortune. It is known for wealth attracting and is one of the five auspicious animals in ancient China.
Pixiu is considered a powerful protector by practitioners of Feng Shui. It resembles a strong, winged lion. Pixiu is an earth and sea variation, particularly an influential and auspicious creature for wealth. It is said to have a voracious appetite towards only gold, silver and jewels. Therefore, traditionally to the Chinese, Pixiu have always been regarded as auspicious creatures that possessed mystical powers capable of drawing Cai Qi (財氣 wealth) from all directions. Because of this, according to Chinese zodiac, it is especially helpful for those who are going through a bad year.