[ The Red Envelope Ritual is a
time-honored tradition within the BTB school of Feng Shui. It
underlines an understanding that the Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui
information is sacred and
[ The rectangular
shape of an envelope resembles an ancient Chinese shield, and
symbolizes protection from inauspicious Chi or occurrence of any
negative events. The bright red color is considered yang -
representing positive, active energy, protective power and luck. In
China, it is believed that a red envelope will bring good luck to
the person who receives it and to the person who gives
[ The Red Envelope Ritual demonstrates the recipient’s
sincere intention and respect for the profound knowledge that is
shared during a consultation. It is traditional
for recipients of Feng Shui advice to present the consultant with
nine red envelopes - eight containing a token of monetary
appreciation, and the ninth containing the consultation fee.
Including money in the red envelopes signals the reality and
completion of an important exchange.
[ Nine or a variation of nine is used because the I
Ching (Book of Changes) considers nine to be the strongest of all
“Yang” (masculine, creative, proactive) numbers - the most powerful
and perfect of all.
[ Red Envelopes are a respectful way to complete the
interaction process between the Consultant and the client. It allows us to
connect with the thousands of years of success behind the Feng Shui
principles and philosophy.
[ The exchange of red envelopes honors
the ancient tradition, cultivates clarity and empowers use of
information by strengthening and enhancing its
Source: H.H. Professor Lin Yun, Grand Master
of BTB Feng Shui