Vintage Chinese Three Legged Toad | Chan Chu | 1960s
The Money Frog, also recognized by the name “Three Legged Toad”, is a celestial and mythical creature, emerging every full moon to bring with it wealth and good fortune. It is one of the most prominent symbols of prosperity and monetary gain in Feng Shui, and can often be sitting beside cash registers, receptions and owners’ desks all across Asia.
In ancient Chinese folklore, the Money Frog was the wife of renowned man who attained the Elixir of Mortality from Hsi Wang Mu, the Goddess of the West. The frog, who at that time was still a maiden, was jealous and so stole the elixir from her husband. As retribution by the other seven immortals, she was transformed into a three-legged frog and sentenced to reside on the moon.
Because of this, one sees a Money Frog sitting on a large coin under her body, carrying a string of coins in the mouth, and a baby toad on her back – her inherent greed requires that she is always surrounded by her riches. This is why the Money Frog is such a strong symbol of prosperity and is used extensively to attract wealth and good fortune.
Material: Grey Green Nephrite Jade. Dimensions: 1-1/2” w x 2-0”L x ½”h
Placing the money toad
Do not place the toad on the floor but always position the it to look toward the door so it can gulp up money/chi for the house. Position your wealth frog in the lucky corner of the room. This is the spot of greatest energy and is typically diagonal to the door and where chi, (energy), is the most concentrated. If you’re interested in good news about investments, place the frog in the southeast corner of your living room. Business opportunities and career news is enhanced when a lucky money toad is placed in the north corner in your living room to generate income.
Where not to place your toad
Avoid placing the toad directly opposite the door, as the energy is too strong. Instead, place a frog in the lucky corner of the room. Avoid placing your frog on the floor. Instead, place it on a low table, such as a ledge or coffee table. Avoid placing a wealth frog in the bedroom or the kitchen, as these spaces are not believed to enhance good fortune. Place a “lucky” frog in your office next to your desk for more income and for good financial news.
Activating your toad
In order for your toad to bring the best luck, it must be activated. Try placing your toad on red paper or tie a piece of red ribbon around it.