This beautiful ruler cum paperweight consists of a solid silver plate intricately embossed with the images of the Eight Auspicious Buddhist Symbols namely flower basket, hardwood clapper, lotus flower, bamboo tube, flute, sword, fan, and bottle gourd (Wulou). Those who for religious reasons are not allowed to display the figurines of the Eight Immortals can opt to have this auspicious objects strip instead. These objects, sometimes referred to as the Eight Treasures are said to represent the Eight Immortals who derive their supernatural powers and abilities from them.
As we all know, we are in Period Eight now which ends in the year 2024 and anything related to the number eight can be deemed auspicious and can be said to have multiplied energies so it’s a no-brainer that the Eight Auspicious Symbols become very important in this period. The Eight Immortals are a group of legendary Taoist immortals in Chinese mythology. They are not born immortals and were originally from the mortal world, where they were beggar, general, royal family member, and Taoist priest, etc. who lived in various times. There’s a great story behind each of them in how they successfully practiced Taoism and attained immortality. The Eight Immortals are the deities who are said to periodically descend to earth to encourage people to do good and punish evildoers, aid those in peril and help those in distress. As they represent the eight directions of Bagua, they bless families with positive energies that attract the eight aspirations in life namely good health, wealth, fame, descendant, education, relationship, career, and mentor luck, with the help of the eight magical objects on this silver strip of course.
Silver is a popular metal used in crafting Feng Shui items because, in terms of preciousness and mental energy, it is a close second to gold but costs much less. In Feng Shui terms, metal is a symbol of organization and holds its form well. It is associated with both wealth and protection. Think of all the weapons made from metal. Metal cures are often used to ward off evil influences. Some practitioners use metal in conjunction with other protectors, such as deities and animal images, or those of mythical creatures.
You can use this Silver strip as a paperweight, a collection display in your curio, glued to your furniture as an adornment, or anywhere you can think of with the exception of bedrooms and toilets. Besides benefiting from the auspiciousness these symbols represent, this ruler can also act as a Big Metal to suppress inauspicious energies brought by Earth flying stars such as the #2 illness star and #5 misfortune star. Also, a great enhancer where you need to strengthen the metal energies of a particular sector for example Northwest to enhance your Mentor luck.