This is a gorgeous representation of the auspicious Wu Lou carved out of wood and enhanced with images of the Feng Shui Trigrams, Bats, and Chinese Coins on its surface.
The Wu Lou or Wu Lu (also known as Calabash or Chinese Gourd), often associated with Sau, the longevity God, is a well-known symbol of good health and longevity. It is believed to contain the elixir of health, vitality, and immortality has the power to absorb sickness energy, storing it in its endless bottom in order not to let the sickness chi hurt you. 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 can be used as a powerful Feng Shui cure to absorb negative chi especially those brought by bad stars such as #2 and #5. Wu Lou is thus 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.
According to the ancient wisdom of the I-Ching, the 8 Trigrams (Bagua) is the model of the universe. Everything in existence can be classified and described using one of the trigrams. Trigrams are symbols made up of three lines. The top line represents heaven, the middle line represents man and the bottom line represents earth. They are the three forces that govern all that exists in our world, a very important concept that you will find again and again in Feng Shui. It is no wonder that the image of the powerful trigram is widely used to protect against bad energies and attract good luck.
In traditional China, the bat is a popular auspicious symbol of good luck and wealth because the sound for Bats in Chinese, ‘Fuk’ is similar to good fortune and happiness. When the bats appear in five, it symbolizes the five blessings that bring the happiest life attainable: longevity, wealth, health, love, and natural death.
Chinese coins are essential ingredients in the practice of Feng Shui as they are great symbols of wealth, representing prosperity, abundance, and good fortune. Besides being wealth magnets, Chinese coins are also symbols of perfect harmony. This is because the center of the coin is square (representing earth) and the shape of the coin is round (representing heaven). Together with humans, they represent the Trinity luck of “Heaven-Earth-Man”. Besides being powerful emblems of wealth and prosperity, Chinese coins are also powerful amulets to protect against harm.
The Wooden Trigrams Wu Lou with Bats and Coins is thus not only a health enhancer but a wealth-related one as well. Together, these symbols of longevity, healing, and prosperity will protect you against illness and bad luck, ensuring a long, healthy, and prosperous life.