Posted by Imperial Harvest on 15 December 2023
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The all-new debut of Imperial Harvest’s classic Zodiac Guardians is a significant step in Imperial Harvest’s history — blending the historical wisdom and grandeur of Emperor Kangxi’s unparalleled reign with the timeless elegance of Imperial Feng Shui.
Emperor Kangxi was the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty, reigning from 5 February 1661 to 20 December 1722, which also aligned with Period 9 of the Feng Shui cycle (1664 to 1684). One of the longest reigning emperors in Chinese history, Emperor Kangxi’s rule is often considered one of China’s Golden Ages, highlighting a prosperous period of stability, prosperity and cultural advancement under his wise administration. Today, he is often regarded as one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history.
In consolidating imperial power, Emperor Kangxi effectively balanced the different interests of different ethnic groups within the empire. He garnered the support of powerful Manchu and Han Chinese officials, thereby laying a solid foundation for not only his reign but for succeeding generations of emperors. His acumen as a military strategist also led his empire in several successful military campaigns — notably during the Revolt of the Three Feudatories — which contributed to the expansion of the Qing empire.
Kangxi also implemented various economic reforms and invested in long-term infrastructure projects, contributing to the empire’s well-being. His policies focused on reducing government expenditures, boosting agricultural productivity, and promoting trade, improving the fiscal positioning of the empire.
In addition, his interest in improving infrastructure — such as investing in projects like the Grand Canal — showcased his dedication towards advancing the nation, with efforts to improve irrigation systems and agricultural productivity underscoring this multi-faceted approach to development.
A patron of the arts and literature, Emperor Kangxi was devoted to cultivating the arts during his reign, supporting the advancement of linguistics, which resulted in a flourishing cultural environment. Embracing a spirit of curiosity, Emperor Kangxi also displayed interest in Western science, art and technology — a trait that would resonate with his descendent, Emperor Qian Long. As such, Emperor Kangxi invited missionaries from the Western world, facilitating an unprecedented exchange of knowledge and culture which would spearhead the melting pot of civilisation that defined the Qing dynasty.
Emperor Kangxi’s rule is considered a high point of the Qing dynasty, characterised by political stability, economic growth and socio-cultural achievement. His astute governance and accomplishments during his 61-year-long legacy laid the foundation for the enduring prosperity of the Qing dynasty — leaving a lasting impact on Chinese history and culture.
Central to Kangxi’s strategic brilliance was his revered sandalwood imperial seal. Believed to endow the emperor with clarity and foresight, the seal played a pivotal role in his decision-making processes.
Emperor Kangxi’s strategic use of high-grade sandalwood during his reign reflected his refined tastes and demonstrated a profound understanding of Chinese metaphysics, balance and harmony. His imperial seal — a symbol embodying his mandate to rule — was made of Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood, a departure from the conventional jade.
According to the studies of Imperial Feng Shui, Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood holds the key to maximising the potential of the Right Assistant Star (右弼星) — the star that reigns supreme during Period 9. Emperor Kangxi’s deliberate use of Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood for his imperial seal aligns with this understanding.
To qualify as Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood, the sandalwood has to undergo meticulous harvesting and decades of proprietary ageing to harness its full metaphysical potential. Master David also performs a series of sacred and closely guarded rituals to harness their full prowess, before it is manually carved by Imperial Harvest’s master artisans — adopting the same traditions as Imperial Feng Shui masters who have served Emperor Kangxi.
Emperor Kangxi’s reputation as one of the finest rulers of the Qing Dynasty is a testament to the Imperial Feng Shui prowess of Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood and the result of leveraging the power of the Right Assistant Star (右弼星).
In Feng Shui, Period 9 (2024 to 2043) is ruled by the Right Assistant Star (右弼星) of the Big Dipper constellation (北斗七星). This new era of Feng Shui is signified by the Li Trigram (离卦) and aligns with the element of Fire, bringing an era of transformation, innovation, and progress.
In the era of Period 9 — characterised by change and innovation — technology-driven economies and AI-related trends lead to transformation across many industries. Hence, the application of Imperial Harvest-grade Sandalwood proves beneficial to tap into the energies of the period to invite abundance and success into our lives.
The heritage of Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood is exemplified by the Chinese imperial families, who donned sandalwood beads and pendants to influence their fortune and indirect wealth capacities. This distinct Imperial Feng Shui treasure has a long and celebrated history, coveted by Feng Shui connoisseurs for centuries for its formidable wealth-enhancing properties.
As a leader in Imperial Feng Shui, Imperial Harvest holds the principles of this noble art at its core, greatly ascribing to the groundbreaking discoveries made by the eminent Feng Shui masters of the Qing dynastic court. Their meticulous and rigorous research revealed the innate properties of Imperial Harvest-grade sandalwood in maximising the potential of the Right Assistant Star (右弼星) thereby balancing the Minor Yin (少阴) and amplifying its owner’s indirect wealth capacity (偏财库).
We also look towards Emperor Kangxi, a paragon of intellect and strategic acumen, whose economic reforms enabled the nation to generate income from diverse sources, resulting in a thriving and prosperous economy. His personal sandalwood seal has followed him in making critical decisions for the empire, bestowing him with good intuition in expanding the wealth of his empire — for example, by opening trade with the West.
Paying homage to his vision, Imperial Harvest reimagines our classic Zodiac Guardians collection, melding Emperor Kangxi’s many accomplishments and principles with time-honoured Imperial Feng Shui principles. Today, the Imperial Harvest Sandalwood Zodiac Guardians are a testament to the brand’s pursuit of excellence.
This collection celebrates the military and economic successes of one of China’s greatest emperors, offering individuals a symbol of resilience, prosperity, and strategic wisdom, perfectly aligned with the transformative energies of Period 9 Feng Shui.
A bridge between our rich heritage and the future of Imperial Feng Shui jewellery, the collection allows individuals to tap into the prosperous energies of the Qing dynasty. Bestowing supreme luck upon its destined owners, the Imperial Harvest Sandalwood Zodiac Guardian empowers them to scale new heights in their respective fields and achieve breakthrough success in personal and professional pursuits.
Each Imperial Harvest Sandalwood Zodiac Guardian bears the distinctive Imperial Harvest Emblem, an indication of distinguished merit. This emblem is a guarantee of the exquisite quality of sandalwood used, reflecting the standards established by Emperor Kangxi himself. It embodies Kangxi’s wisdom, strategic insight, and economic prowess, empowering its owner to confidently navigate contemporary challenges.
Each of the eight Imperial Harvest Sandalwood Zodiac Guardians in the collection features a unique serial number, engraved alongside the Imperial Harvest seal. These are an affirmation of all that the brand embodies in technical excellence, Imperial Feng Shui prowess and design originality. The collection is limited to 9 pieces per zodiac guardian, another nod to Period 9.
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