Money Frog Feng Shui: The Correct Placement & Much More!

In Feng Shui, Money Frog or Chinese Money Frog is a powerful tool to attract abundance and prosperity. There’re hosts of other names given to the Money Frog.

Here’re some commonly used ones:

  1. Wealth frog
  2. Money toad
  3. Lucky money frog
  4. Fortune frog
  5. Three legged prosperity toad and many more to mention

Its Chinese name is “Chan Chu”. It’s also believed that the money frog appears, every full moon, near houses that are about to receive auspicious news about wealth or money gain.

It’s often portrayed as a 3 legged toad, with a coin in its mouth. It feels as if the toad is ready to jump into the house bringing in all the money.

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The Money Frog symbolizes or represents wealth and money in materialistic form. That’s the reason why, placing Money Frog is beneficial for everyone; be it a business owner or a person doing job.Money Frog or Wealth Toad Feng Shui

But, Feng Shui is all about correct placement and orientation of tools so that we attract the best of positive energies towards us. This is why there’re feng shui rules, tips & guidelines for placing money frogs.

These rules will ensure that the toad helps you to attract money and not flush away every penny that you’ve got. Yes! The 3 legged wealth toad has the capability to flush everything – in terms of wealth and money – away from you. And that’s – certainly – no one would like to happen to them or their family.

This is the reason – and a very important one – to place the wealth or money toad as per feng shui rules.

The next section of this article is dedicated to money toad placement feng shui rules and tips. All you need to do is to read on!

Money Frog Placement – What Feng Shui Says About It!

As with everything else in feng shui, the placement – or in better words correct placement – of money toad is crucial.

So without any further ado, let’s start learning what to do and what to avoid while placing money frogs.

Money Frog Placement – What to Do (6 Tips)

  1. Place the money frog near the entrance.
  2. It should face inside.
  3. Placing it in SE (the wealth area) of living room is good for business men.
  4. For enhancements in career, place it in North (the career zone) of living room.
  5. Place it on a table such as coffee table or something.
  6. You can place it near your table in your office.

Money Frog Placement – What to Avoid (6 Tips)

  1. It should never face outwards (if you’re having just 1 toad)
  2. No money frog allowed in bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & toilet.
  3. Never keep it on the ground or floor.
  4. Don’t place the toad opposite to the main door or entrance.
  5. No broken toads.
  6. No clutter nearby.

Having said all that, there’s one more thing you need to do before placing lucky wealth frog. And that is to “activate” the wealth toad or money frog to start attracting money & wealth towards you.

Activating 3-legged wealth toad is covered in next section of this article, so just read on!

Activating 3 Legged Money Toad

Activating a 3 legged wealth toad is really simple but it’s very crucial. If you just keep the money frog without activating it, then it’s probably not going to attract any money & wealth towards you.

Now, irrespective of the type of toad you’ve bought – or will buy – here’s how you should activate the money toad.

Step 1: Tie a red ribbon around it; and it’s activated.

Step 2: If red ribbon isn’t your thing then you can place the toad on a red paper.

Step 3: If the toad you’ve bought has a red ribbon tied then it’s already activated and you need not activate it again.

Now, that you know how to activate a money toad, you need to – and should – read the next section of the article to know the significance of coin (the toad has in its mouth) & how it should be oriented.

3 Legged Money Frog with Coin in Its Mouth

Most – almost all – 3 legged toads that you’ll see in the market will have a coin in their mouth. If there’s none then you need to buy a separate coin from the vendor.

You know, the coin in the mouth of the toad is really important. It symbolizes the money or monetary benefits that the toad bringing in with it.

Depending upon then manufacturer, you’d usually get 2 types of coins.

  1. With Ruby (symbolic) at center of coin
  2. With Chinese Symbols and Writings.

If you get the Ruby one, then make sure that the Ruby side is pointing upwards (and never downwards) once you place the coin in frog’s mouth.

If you get a coin with Chinese writings on one side and symbols (usually 4) on the other, then make sure that the Chinese symbol side is facing upwards once the coin is placed in toad’s mouth.

How Many Money Frogs to Keep?

Well as simple answer to that question is 9; one each in every direction within the living room or garden of your home.

The 9 wealth frogs will represent money flowing from all the directions towards you. Make sure to place them discreetly. Also, they all must face in different directions of the compass. Furthermore, the one that’s near the entrance should face inwards (towards the home) as it symbolizes huge wealth and money coming in.

If you’re unable to keep 9 money toads, then six or three toads is also auspicious.

However, a single 3”X3” wealth toad should suffice for a home or small office.

Where to Buy Money Toads From?

Below are some online shops you can buy 3 legged money frogs from:

Amazon US

Amazon India

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany (DE)

Amazon Spain (ES)

Amazon France (FR)

Amazon Italy (IT)

Well, that’s all there is to when it comes to Money Frog Feng Shui.

Do leave your thoughts about the article in the comments section below.

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  • lu

    Once again thank you for providing all these information ! I am devouring your site !

    Does the size of the money frog matters ?
    I am trying to help both myself and my family and I probably would be able to buy 3 for each household and I found one that is 2″

    Thank you !

  • Hi Lu,

    That’s a good frog. However, a single 3”X3” is good for a small office or a home. 2″ is also good.


  • Geraldine Balse

    if i will have 9 frogs, i’m not sure where they will be face, i have 2 legged frog in the office, 1 near the main entrance (main door is in the E side but the frog is placed in the SE facing inside the office), the other 1 (paced in E and is diagonally facing outside the door). Am i doing it correctly? if i placed other 9 frogs, where should they be facing?

    • Hi Geraldine,

      Thanks for dropping by on

      Most of the frogs should face inside and only a few (may be 1 or 2) can face outside so that they bring money making opportunities to you. I’d suggest you to get help of a local feng shui consultant as these are very powerful tools.


  • Delvise Ngeaw

    Hi, if my toad is missing one of the ruby eyes, is it considered as “broken toad”? If yes, should i dispose it or keep it somewhere else?

    • Hi Delvise,

      Yes, that’s considered a broken. Please buy a new one.


  • Ambar Arora

    Can I keep a dragon and a money toad together on a table? Also, can a money toad be put inside a feng shui goldfish aquarium?

  • Hi Ambar,

    The best combination is to place dragon and phoenix together.

    Putting a toad in aquarium can corrode the toad and the water in aquarium.


  • Mandeep Khinda

    Hi Sir, i am sending you home plan i am renting at the moment…v r facing money problem n money never stays with us for long. Please do give us some tips…..


  • Wargamon Aries

    How about keeping it near us? I saw article mentioning pendant type place in wallet?

  • Wargamon Aries

    How about carrying it with you? Pendant? In the wallet? Does it matter which side the third leg is?

  • Hi Mandeep,

    Haven’t received house plan with the comment. Please resend that.


    • Mandeep Khinda

      I hv send plan again plz hv a look…

  • Mandeep Khinda
  • Yes, you can do that too!

  • Yes, carrying it with you is a good idea. The face of the toad should be as per feng shui rules..


    • Wargamon Aries

      What about the third leg? Supposed to be on the left or right?

  • Hi Mandeep,

    I can see that the master bedroom of the house is in the NW of the house. The master of the house should occupy the SW bedroom.
    Also, as per Vastu Shastra, the entrance of the house isn’t at the best location.

    You can read more about South facing house @
    and @

    Feel free to ask further questions.


    • Mandeep Khinda

      So wat is the solution or remedy i hv to perform???As v dnt hv any saving n watever my husband earns it all go aways in debt…

  • Thanks and have replied!

  • Ashwin

    Hello Feng Shui Pundit,

    I would like to know a little about my house fengshui placement. I cant seem to figure out the direction correctly. I am trying to figure out where is the wealth corner, where i should place water fountain and as i have a wall at the entrance door, how will a 100 bird photo help

  • Richard Every

    Hi, I just purchased a dragon and money frog and need advice on placement. my apartment is on three levels. lowest level is entrance with stairs to main level where there is a living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I did not include the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms as I am showing the third level that’s above it, where my office is and another bathroom. I work from home in the office. Thank you.

  • Hi Ashwin,

    Send me a layout of the house with North marked on it and I’ll be more than happy to help you.


    • Ashwin

      Hi Feng Shui pandit

      This is the layout of my house.
      Can you please assist me in telling me where is the wealth corner and what can i do to enhance it and also to ensure that all family members are healthy, which corner should be enhanced. Also where should i be placing the water fountain and remedy for the empty wall at the front door. Is there any changes needed in this layout?

    • Ashwin

      This is the layout of the rooms on another floor.

  • Hi Richard,

    Since you’re working from home, it’s better to keep money frog in the home office. I can see that the DESK of your home office faces a wall. Try to arrange it such that there’s a solid wall behind you and open space ahead.



    Hi there,
    I just purchased a money frog to increase wealth and also
    to give my career a push forward. I I would like to know where the best
    place for me to put it in my home is. I have uploaded a floor plan of my flat. I HAVE MARKED THE NOPTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST points. Many thanks.

  • Ekss Shah

    Hello Sir,

    I am planning to buy feng shui but confused which one to buy. Can you share your recommendation on the links which I am sharing with you. please let me know which one to buy.


  • Anne

    If my frog has a broken bottom lip, should i dispose it and how do I dispose it?

  • Hi,

    SE is related to wealth and North is related to job and career. Hence, if you want to make more money via job and enhancement in career, then put the frog in North.


  • Have replied!

  • Hi Ashwin,

    The wealth corner of the house is the SE corner. Also, North and SW are considered as secondary wealth corners. You can refer the article @ for more on tips to attract wealth.


  • Have replied!

  • You can go for the one available @


  • Hi Anne,

    Yes. Dispose off the old one and get a new one.


    • Anne


      • You’re welcome!

        • Tal

          My money frog also has a broken bottom lip but its a little part ..i have also buy a new one? If i used it broken has a bad effect? And like what kind of effects?

  • Ideally there’ll be only one leg towards the center at the back and two legs at the front.

  • NM F

    Hello Feng Shui Pundit,

    Thank you for this Great Site and all info!

    Here is my Dilemma:

    It says dont put frog into Bedroom, Kitchen or Bathroom. I split small City Apartment with my roomate. We have only three rooms:

    1.) My Bedroom
    2.) Kitchen with Sink and Shower
    3.) Roomates Bedroom

    I am thinking of putting a frog on my Desk, is it acceptable since I put a screen around my bed, or should I not use any?

  • Instead of putting money frog on the desk, it’ll be better to put it near the entrance of the house as per feng shui.

  • chamois posso

    Hello and thank you for this great information,

    My boyfriend has his desk in the SE corner, next to the window (East) and he placed a black toad in carved wood there. I put two huge coins under it and on a red paper, but he wants it to face the windows next to his desk because that is what he read and I want to put it facing inwards the livingroom towards NE, N. It can not face West since there is the entrance door to the livingroom and there is no space next to the entrance door to the apartment to place it.

    Is this kind of frog even effective? It doesn’t have the coin in the mouth feature and is not in gold.

    Look forward to hearing your oppinion on it.

    Best Regards

  • Yesha

    Hi feng shui pundit.

    I put 2 little toad to the both sides of the main door and facing each other , and a toad at the left side corner of the house

  • Amrita Ganguly

    When you mention that the 3 legged dragon frog should be placed in the north or SE direction, does it mean that it should face that direction or away from it? Please answer as i am quite confused.

  • Hi Amrita,

    It should face towards the house or towards the room.


  • Hi,

    That’s not a feng shui toad and it won’t matter where it’s placed.

  • Hi,

    The toads should not face each other. Please refer what to do section of this very same article.



    Hi , im Nancy here..i have some confusion to place my money frog..i have one single frog whereby i placed it near to main door on top of shoe cupboard and facing inward…so is it the right way??please advise….because since last few months this now im facing alot of financial problem….pls help[.

  • Hi Nancy,

    Try to not place the frog on the shoe rack. The facing seems fine.


  • Jason

    I’m a little confused here about the placement of the Money Frog.

    Why is the bedroom considered to be a place NOT to place the frog? What’s the reason for this? I’ve been reading up on this and the information always repeats the same thing to never place in bedroom; however, none of the information ever explain the WHY?

    Because I live in an apartment and my bedroom is my home office where I work at all the time.

    • Hi Jason,

      Office is to make money and bedroom is for relaxation; now both the activities have very different energies associated with them. The toad is a very high energy tool that helps to attract money and wealth. Keeping it in a bedroom may affect the sleep (a low energy activity). Usually that’s the reason it’s supposed not to be placed in bedroom. Hope I was able to clear your doubt.


      • Jason

        Yes, I think that explains why.

        The problem is that I live in a studio where there is no bedroom but just everything is in the same room, so wasn’t sure how this affects everything.

  • You can make a small partition between office area and bed to demarcate the two places!

  • Tal

    I have a little money frog place southeast in living room next to the door of my garden not main door .. Is it good place or not? Btw metal wealth ship and money frog are next to eachothers is it good also?

  • Malcolm Parnell Hello, could you please have a look at our house plans and suggest what we can do to help keep money in rather than going out all the time? Much appreciated if you can please help Mal P

  • Hi Tal,

    I won’t say that there will surely be a bad affect but as per feng shui it’s always better to have unbroken items.


  • Hi Tal,

    The main entrance is the place from where the Qi energy enters the house. All other doors and windows are exit ways. Hence, it’s better to place the frog at the entrance. The ship of wealth must be place near the entrance facing inwards. Both can be kept near to each other.


    • Tal

      Ok i did it! so i have another questions
      1st about jade money plant and lucky bamboo can i use it in south east ??
      2nd i have a big water fountain in my garden also in south east is it good place?
      3rd about chinese money i just orderd 6 and 3 with red tassel where i have to place them in my house?
      Thanks for your help u make me so happy regards.

  • Hi Malcolm,

    Please refer the articles at the following links.

    Bathroom Feng Shui @

    Colors @

    Wealth @


  • raajariishi

    can i put a coin that are not ruby or chinese symbols coin??

  • Prasad Gangadharan

    My name is Prasad. I have kept the feng shui toad on top of my door (in the grill area) facing inwards. Pls suggest if it is the right position.

  • Ansilda Albin


  • Tracey Dawson

    Hello can you help. I have recently purchased a money frog which is on a shelf in the office ( home). It has 6 frogs on a wooden plinth and it starts of with two little ones facing inwards and two higher up facing inwards these with coins in their mouths then the two bigger ones at the top are facing inwards to with their mouths empty, I have managed to put one of the coins into their mouths but they are sharing the coin
    Does this matter that they are facing each other ? Or sharing coin ?
    Hope that makes sense

    • Hi Tracey,

      That seems to be good. I think it’ll be better to have individual coins for the frogs..


  • Hi,

    That should be ok


  • Yes you can.

  • if I want to use a picture of a lucky toad as a screen on my mobile phone or computer ( I work on the internet and on the phone a lot) should it be facing me (out) or “into” the device?

  • Hi EZ,

    As far as my knowledge of feng shui is concerned, it should point towards you. Also, you can keep another toad on your work desk.


  • Hi Tal,

    For bamboo refer the article @

    To understand the relation between elements and directions and how to balance them refer the one @

    For feng shui coins the article is available @


  • John

    Will placing the money frog on a red lacquer table (Chinese chest) activate it. I have placed it in the southeast portion of my home approximately 20 feet from the main entry door facing away from the door. Is this good positioning?

  • placing it on a red lacquer is a good thing. you can keep it in SE or near the door itself. however, do get help of a feng shui consultant while placing feng shui tools.


  • The HerbalistJGE

    I oil my rosewood money frog with lemon oil once a week. When I forget, sales drop off, when I remember, sales pour in

  • Francis Lumague

    i have a rented room, so my tv, computer table and my bed is in the same room.
    Where can i place my money toad? The room door is adjacent to the main entrance door.

  • Sara georgestani

    Hi , can you please help me , I have a shop and I am not sure where to place my money frog as many people tel me that should face out to bring you money . Also many Chinese nail bars when I go , theirs as well facing out so now I am very confused . Can you please help me thank you

  • ivan cts

    Dear Sir,
    I have read all over about the Money Frog, and i bought 2 recently, waiting for arrival. My question,
    1. Does the size matter?, the bigger the better, or any size will do?
    2. Do i need to activate according to auspicious day and time?
    3. Does it really attract money and prosperity to our home?

  • Good. then try to remember oiling the frog..

  • You can place the toad at the entrance of the room or if you’re working on computer table (for earning) then place it there.


  • Yes, size does matter. If you’re using for home then smaller ones will do.
    Some of them come pre-activated so you may not need to activate them.
    Yes, it does help.


  • Here’s a video that’ll help you

    • vishal

      Could you pls help me out, as video mentioned to not keep in bedroom and kitchen, but I am stying in studio flat as per attached, kindly where yo keep Frog and cupboard?

  • Hi Vishal,

    Please send me a layout (with North marked) of the studio.


  • Rishta Rakhal Ramsawock

    According to the Your Chinese Astrology website, my husband has been advise to have a bronze toad facing NorthWest in the bedroom to bring him luck. But as per your website & so many others, it has been mentioned that bedroom isn’t a good place. Can you please advise?

  • Atke Par

    I just ordered on Amazon and on its way
    Identified the TV table in living room on east side.
    Is that ok
    Also there is a elevated platform at 6 ft height is it ok to keep on that platform facing living room.
    Please guide for appropriate location TV table on east side wall of living room or plinth on the same wall

  • Joey Koh

    Hi, how I activate? Is it only just tie any kinds of red ribbon/string will do? Or there still other step to activate before tie a red ribbon on it. Pls advice and thanks in advance

  • Francis Lumague

    Dear Sir,
    Please help me where to place my three money frog. 1 red, 1 green and 1 gold….
    I have a rented flat and attached is the hand drawn of my room.

  • Debi Ferro

    Why is the money frog not to be placed on the floor by the front door?

  • Hi,

    Generally it’s not advised to keep money frog in the bedroom. However, if there’s any confusion in mind then you can get help from a local feng shui consultant.


  • TV in East is good.

  • To activate: place it on a red paper or tie red cloth around it. If the toad has red jewels, then it’s already activated.

  • Other ones can be kept at or near the entrance.. any local feng shui expert will be happy to do that for you…

  • Have replied

  • Eric Marte

    My Co worker gave me the three toad.. I read that you can place the two toad inside the house near the door one is facing outside the other one facing inside the house

  • Mamuna Fuad

    Dear Sir, I am trying to start my Essential Oil Business but am really having a hard time. I am spending money on these oils and I know they work but I am not very influential regarding that. I was wondering if you could give me suggestions on how feng shui can help me. I am also going to order the toad. I have already ordered the coins, and crystals. Thanks

  • Anne Tumala
    Dear Sir,
    Hi! Please me where to put my money frog toad,i live in the apartment,i really don’t know where to put exactly my money frog.

    Thank You so much, looking forward for your answer.

    • Anne Tumala

      Northside is facing the living room/ back of sofa near the main door entrance.

  • Anne Tumala

    Dear Sir,
    Hi! Please me where to put my money frog toad,i live in the apartment,i really don’t know where to put exactly my money frog.

    Thank You so much, looking forward for your answer.

  • Hi Debi,

    It’s not considered good; since we don’t keep anything that bring prosperity and especially money in to the house on the ground.


  • Yes, there’re a number of people and businesses that keep the toads that way. Get help from a local feng shui expert for exact placement according to your home.


  • Hi,

    What type of business? Is it a brick and mortar type like a shop or something or an online type i.e. via website?


    • Mamuna Fuad

      Thank you so much for your reply. It’s an online network marketing business.

  • Which side is North?

  • In that case you need to make the home office and your working desk as much feng shui compliant as possible..

  • So that means that North is at the top of the image. Correct?

    • Anne Tumala

      Yes,That’s right…so where can i put my money frog? As of now,i put it on the center table facing sidewards to the left is that right?is there any best place to put the frog in our living room?

  • Hi Anne,

    Send me a layout of the house with North marked; it’ll be easy for me to assess the house that way.


  • Anand

    Dear Sir,

    I have 3 legged money frog with both the options you have mentioned about the coin in the mouth. It have Ruby with 4 letter one side and other side 2 symbol.Please suggest which side i should put facing upward.

  • Christia Oosthuizen

    Hi sorry my toad is chipped what must I do with it? Because there must be no broken toad.

  • Christia Oosthuizen

    Hi there what must I do with the chipped toad. I want to replace it with a new one. Can some one tell me pls.

  • Gerald

    Can i place my money frog inside a wooden bowl with red paper ang full of coin?
    Thanks in advance…

  • Dos-se Teh

    Hello, my money frog fell down and got chipped above the right eye. Is it considered broken, requiring replacement?

    • Better to get a new one

      • Dos-se Teh

        Thank you for the reply. Is it okay to keep the coin that was in its mouth or better to get rid of it too? I plan to keep it in my wallet.

        Also, is there some protocol to observe in disposing of the chipped item, or is it fine to just throw it in the bin?

        Thank you for your time.

  • Keep the Ruby side up

  • get a new one

  • it’s better to get a brand new toad

  • That should be ok, I think

  • You can keep the coin as you can get another frog with no coin and use the older coin (if the coin isn’t chipped). you can ask the shop owner (usually knows feng shui) about the way of disposal (as different people and cultures differ in it)


    • Dos-se Teh

      Thank you for your time 🙂

  • Sol

    Hi I have a money frog pendant carved in white jade. Can I put it in my wallet together with 3 chinese coins? It was on a red plastic when I bought it. Do I still have to wrap it in red paper when placed on my wallet?

  • Chen Dierdra

    I just got this 3 legged toad it doesn’t have any coin or red ribbon on it. It doesn’t look like the regular money or lucky toad. The color of the toad itself is like mocca and the toad is sitting on a bar like sign not coins. Is this still ok ? I don’t know where to get Chinese coin to put in its mouth. Can I use regular monetary coins instead? Thank you very much.

  • Hi Chen,

    Send me an image of the toad (sounds interesting)


  • That’s a good thing. Red color enhances, hence keep it.

  • Good analysis Harsh Jain!

  • You’re Welcome!

  • Tallulah Bonza

    Hi I have a three legged toad in red brown resin with no coin in mouth and doesn’t seem like has room to place a coin there it is also not sitting on coins but on plinth. Is this still OK to use and what do I need to do about no coin before I activate?

    • Hi,

      You can tie a red ribbon around the toad and buy some coins from the market. Place the toad with coins around it.


  • Anthony Sacco

    I’ve just noticed that my money frog is missing a few red rubies, 1 on its back and 1 each from its 2 eyes, should I replace it or is this fine? I have included a pic.
    Thank you for your time

  • Anthony Sacco

    I have just noticed that my money frog is missing rubies, should I replace or is this fine? 1 from his back and 1 each from his eyes. Pic included..Thank you for your time..

  • frettadafrog

    I just got a money frog and I did what you suggested with the red ribbon. Does it matter what coins to put under him, such as the Chinese coins Amazon sells or American money(coins)? Maybe a little of both?
    He’s facing inward, that is away from the front door. He does have a coin in his mouth.
    I just ordered another money frog and want to put that on top of the TV stand. It’s by the front door, and would you suggest he face inward also or outward toward the door?
    I’ve kept your website here to read more later. Very interesting reading!

    • Hi,

      You can put additional coins for more wealth to pour in.
      The other one can also look inwards.

      Thanks for liking my website.


  • Hi Utsav,

    You can keep that frog as per the rules of feng shui in your bedroom itself. Just consider that your bedroom or room is the house and try to apply feng shui rules for frog there.


  • Hi Kay,

    The placement seems ok, however make sure that toad’s facing is as per feng shui.