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In the world of Feng Shui, mandarin ducks are used for relationship healing purposes. They are recognized as symbols of a strong and long-lasting relationship.

This originates from the fact that mandarin ducks mate for life. When they find a partner, they will stick with that same partner for the rest of their lives. It is said that if they are ever separated, they will pine for each other and will soon die of loneliness.

This strong love and fidelity has credited mandarin ducks with relationship healing properties, especially in Eastern cultures like China and Japan. In Feng Shui, having mandarin duck figurines in your home is bound to enhance your love life.

Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

A Japanese folktale describes this everlasting bond between mandarin ducks. This folktale begins with a feudal lord capturing a mandarin duck for its beautiful plumage. The duck, separated from its mate, is utterly miserable and slowly starts to die of loneliness.

The lord's servant maid and her samurai lover see the true love and loyalty between the mandarin ducks, and decide to reunite the ducks against their lord's wishes. The lord, angered by this disobedience, condemns the two lovers to death. Thus begins a story of love and loyalty.

This folktale has been popularized in English by Katherine Paterson's book The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks.

Due to the overwhelming love and loyalty displayed in this folktale, throughout the ages many people have associated mandarin ducks with unwavering love and fidelity, and have used symbols of mandarin ducks as relationship-healing solutions and cures.

Click here for more information on how mandarin ducks are used in Feng Shui for relationship healing, and click here for a list of mandarin duck figurines that can be used to enhance your love life.

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