The Jin Chan (金蟾), Chan Chu (蟾蜍), or Zhaocai Chan Chu (招财蟾蜍) is most commonly translated as “Money Toad” or “Money Frog”. It represents a popular Feng Shui charm for prosperity.
This mythical creature with glowing red eyes is said to appear during the full moon, near houses or businesses that will soon receive good news (most of the time, the nature of this good news is understood to be wealth-related).
According to Feng Shui beliefs, the money frog helps attract and protect wealth as well as guarding against bad luck. Because it symbolizes the flow of money, Feng Shui lore insists that a money frog should not be positioned facing the main door (“outward”). It also should never be kept in the bathroom, bedroom, dining room or kitchen.