The Phoenix Bird reborn through fire: when it gets old it will make a nest (sometimes of myrrh) and set it on fire. The phoenix will be consumed in the flames, but will be reborn out of the ashes.
"A mythical bird that never dies, the phoenix flies far ahead to the front, always scanning the landscape and distant space. It represents our capacity for vision, for collecting sensory information about our life and the events unfolding with it. The Phoenix, with its great beauty, creates intense excitement and deathless inspiration."
The Feng Shui Handbook, feng shui Master Lam Kam Chuen.