The Tortoise provides the beholder with protection during sleep, repressing all negative energy and nightmares.
In Chinese mythology, while the Crane is believed to be able to live at least one thousand years feeding only on water, the Tortoise is even more impressive; it can survive three times longer than a that! It is for this reason that it is a huge symbol of longevity, and is highly demanded by many who wish to live long healthy lives. The Tortoise is also a feng shui representation of safeguard and immunity to bad intentions, due to the fact that it comes with the Lo Shu square, which is the foundation of all Feng Shui theories.
The tortoise, being one of the four celestial animals (among the Dragon, Phoenix and Tiger), is much revered by the Chinese and Feng Shui followers as a creator of solidity, sustenance and perseverance. As an essential item in Feng Shui landscaping, those who display a Tortoise in the North sector of their home or office will reap the many rewards that this celestial creature has to offer.
There are many ways in which the Tortoise can be used in a Feng Shui manner around the home or office: