Remember that when looking at the symbolic representations of the directions; the green dragon, the red phoenix, the white tiger, and the black turtle, these are only representations and not to be used as symbolic objects. In other words, you do not need statues of these animals for the feng shui. They represent the oral tradition in which feng shui was passed down. In the poems of the early Masters, the animals where used to remember the directions in a colorful way. Speaking of colors, the colors represented the trigram colors for the four directions, green for east, red for south, white for west, and black for north. These are the native trigram colors. They do not mean that you need these colors in those directions. Each house is unique and needs to be mapped individually to understand the appropriate remedy for each of the directions.