Eight Buddhist Guardian Deities
Through the Heavenly Stems and Earthy Branches, the twelve-linked causal formula and the mutual generation of five elements, namely earth, water, fire, air and wind, Esoteric Buddhism points out that 12 zodiac signs are blessed by eight Bodhisattvas and Buddhas referred as eight natal Buddha or eight Buddhist guardian deities.
As long as you piously worship your Buddhist protector, you will be blessed to turn ill luck into good, improve your career, wealth, love, study and health, have treasures fill the home, or get promoted in official career.
NAMES OF NATAL GUARDIAN BUDDHA (BODHISATTVA) BASED ON ZODIAC YEAR OF BIRTH
If you have it at home, do not place it in your bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, so as to show your respect; living room or study is the best place, so as the hallway. On the Bodhisattva birthday, you may pray and offer incense at home or in a temple.
Cleaning: wash the Buddhist Protector with flowing clear water twice and dry it with a clean white towel. If it cannot be cleaned with water, just wipe with a clean white towel and the spirituality will not be affected.
Do not allow someone else to touch the statue or image.
Do not put it with the corrosive items.
If the holy item is broken or lost, it means the spiritual Buddhist Protector might have blocked a disaster for you and it is not necessarily a bad thing, so you don't have to worry about it or feel too sad. Buddha and Bodhisattva never blame those careless mistakes and you just need to have another one. Do not throw out the broken holy item into a trash can but pack it with a piece of clean cloth and bury it under a tree or underground. You don't need to take the damaged Buddha statue to a temple.
What if it is inconvenient to wear?
In many cases, it is impractical to wear a Buddhist Protector for various special reasons. Under this condition, you can put it in the original box, or pack it with a piece of clean cloth and put it in a clear place, or take it with you in your bag.
Sending the Buddhist Protector to someone else is a way to promote Buddha dharma and achieve your merits and virtues, thus beneficial to both someone else and yourself. Therefore, it is fine to do this. However, remember that: the Buddhist Protector must be blessed; you have never worn it before; the Buddhist Protector shall be compatible with the zodiac sign of the one you send.
The decorations of Buddhist Protector vary in material while those in Hetian jade, common obsidian and ice obsidian are the most popular. Hetian jade, a kind of nephrite, is comfortable to wear and benefits the storage of energy. Wearing a Buddhist Protector in Hetian jade can bless you a smooth and peaceful life and eliminate the calamities. Since ancient times, obsidian has been the preferred material for protective talisman due to its strong ability to ward off evil spirits and defuse negative energy. Wearing a Buddhist Protector in obsidian can bring you good fortune, drive out evil spirits and bless you a happy family. Ice obsidian is the best as it can make profits pouring in from all sides, turn ill luck into good and bless you no illness.
Buddhism values predestined relationship: everything generates from and dies in predestined relationship. Once you want to buy a Buddhist Protector and you get what you want, it is a predestined relationship with Buddha. Another Buddhist saying goes that, every day is an auspicious day, so it is unnecessary to buy or wear a Buddhist Protector on an auspicious day. As long as you are in an attitude of respect, every moment will be a good time, and this is the so called honesty bringing spiritual beings. Of course, it will be a kind of worship if you do want to choose an auspicious day.
Buddhist Protector is a guardian that improves your luck. As long as you wear in a correct way, the effect will be very significant. You should choose your Buddhist Protector as per your zodiac sign and ask for the blessing of an eminent Buddhist monk for better effect.