Wu Lou (Gourd)
Wu Lou (bottle gourd) originates from a
fruit. When dried, it is very durable and its shape render it
useful as a receptacle for medicine. The Wu Lou was often carried
by aged people as a charm of longevity and a charm to dissipate
or ward off pernicious influences. The Wu Lou, like baguas and
windchimes, is one of the most significant tools to cure many
bad situations and enhance our Feng Shui. It is the powerful symbol
of health and longevity. Many deities like the Sau Sing Kung (in
3 Lucky Stars Fuk Luk Sau), Li Tieh Kuai (in 8 Immortals) and
Mad Monk God (Chai Kung) carry this excellent item with them to
resemble their blessings to cure difficult ailment. Some said
the shape of the wu lou is also a wonderful integration of heaven,
earth and mankind. Deities and taoist monks even use the Wu Lou
to absorb bad evil spirits into it for imprisonment. Therefore
Wu Lou has the potency to absorb bad chi and negative energy.
Wu Lou in its natural form is better than
immitations from other materials. Unless it is made by potent
material like metal or crystal which plays a significant role
in meneuvering chi of our surrounding. To activate a wu lou for
feng shui purposes, it is essential to tie either a red thread
or red ribbon around its "valley". Some natural wu lou is even
painted gold or added with special coins to absorb wealth luck.
It becomes even more powerful when tied with red string and chinese
coin around it. What is more, some taoist masters write talisman
and bagua onto the wulou for added protection and attracting some
Wu Lou has many uses as cure and enhancer:
1. Display a wu lou in any part of your homes (as many as you
can afford) to create good health and bring in good fortune and
dissolving negative energy (chi).
2. Display or hang two wu lous (either in its natural form or
made from metal) on both sides of the bed to heal ailments/sickness
and rejuvanate the energy of sick people to quicken recovery.
3. Display or hang a wu lou in the bedroom (or by the bed) to
ensure any health problems is prevented. Prevention is better
4. Display a wu lou in the kitchen to activate health luck for
the family as it ensures only healthy food is produced in our
kitchens which is the source of health for the family.
5. Display the wu lou in the east sector of our living rooms,
family rooms and dining for good health of the entire family.
6. Wu Lou (crystal or brass) is an excellent gift for old people
during their birthdays to wish them long life, good health and
7. Displaying a wu lou on the desk or at your workplace ensures
bad chi which could harm you be dissolved.
8. Hang a wu lou in your car to prevent accidents and absorb any
poison and killing chi. It prevents dirty energy from sticking
to your car or follow you home too.
9. Wu lou (especially made of bronze) is used to cure illness
star-2. In 2006, the Illness Star #2 according to Flying Star
Feng Shui is located in SE sector. For houses with bedrooms and
main door falling in this Illness Star location, placing this
cure is essential.
10. Display a wu lou at where you spend most of your time if there
is a series of bad luck exerted on you. It will absorb bad energy
(chi) and turn it into good fortune to you.