This is an attractive cloisonné enamel Wu Lou for good health with a Chinese character for “Good Fortune” on it. The motif on the Wu Lou is the Peony, or ‘Mou Tan’, also known as the ‘Flower of Riches and Honor’ in Chinese. The peony is the emblem of love and feminine beauty. The Wu Lou is tied with a Mystic knot or Infinity Knot to magnify the good chi.
Hang it near the work desk in your office or in your car to absorb negative Chi and prevent bad things and harm from happening to you.
Carry it in your handbag to ensure good health and good luck is always by your side. It will also attract more friends to your life.
What the Wu Lou symbolizes and its Application in Symbolism Feng Shui
Another symbol of longevity that also brings an abundance of divine blessings that can be found in many Chinese homes today is the Wu Lou. The Wu Lou or the bottle gourd or the “calabash” is a powerful traditional symbol of longevity, good health, prosperity, and an abundance of blessings.
The shape of a Wu Lou is believed to be a representation of Heaven and Earth united in miniature. Displaying a Wu Lou in and around the home is a good thing to have to enhance one’s Feng Shui. Many deities like Sau Sing Kung from the Fuk Luk Sau and Li T’ieh Kuai from the 8 Immortals, and sometimes the Laughing Buddha carry this wonderful item with them.
The authentic Wu Lou is made of the gourd fruit plucked from trees, the flesh inside carefully removed and then dried. In ancient times, the Wu Lou is used to store water or potions used during traveling and expeditions. Because of Wu Lou’s role in keeping the travelers alive, it was given the name the “giver of life” and hence became a symbol of good health. The Wu Lou is also believed to contain the elixir of health, vitality, and immortality. In Chinese mythology, the Wu Lou is often used by Taoist monks and deities to suck and bottle up evil spirits into it, preventing them from doing harm. Hence the Wu Lou is a powerful Feng Shui cure to absorb negative chi of its surroundings.
You can use as many Wu Lous as you like in your home to ward off bad chi and promote good fortune. Here is how you can use this fabulous enhancer to Feng Shui your way to a better life.
1. Place the Wu Lou beside your bed to improve your health luck and ward off illness energies, hence preventing you from any health problems. It can also be placed beside the bed of someone who is ill to speed up recovery. For better results, hang/position two of these on both sides of the bed.
2. Place the Wu Lou in the Tien Yi or Health corner in the bedroom based on your KUA number (8 Mansions Formula) to enhance your personal health luck. This offer better healing benefits if applied to the person who is often troubled by chronic ailments and constantly in poor health conditions.
3. Place the Wu Lou in the East sector of your living room to benefit the general good health of the entire family. The East sector is the universal Health luck corner based on the Pakua Life Aspirations Theory.
The Wu Lou makes an excellent gift for elderly people during their birthdays or to someone who is constantly ill.