Set of Eight Immortals
Material: Earth Material
Dimension(in): 2.2x2.2x3.5 in each figurine
The Eight Immortals become very important in Period
8 and are legendary beings of Taoist sect, said to have lived
at various times and attained immortality through their studies
of Nature's secrets. The Eight Immortals each represent a different
condition in life i.e poverty, wealth, aristocracy, plebianism,
age, youth, masculinity and feminity. Each Immortal with their
magical symbols occupies one of the eight subdirections in the
bagua and has their own magical animals. They periodically reappear
on earth to help bless families with positive energy, bring good
health, good fortune, wealth, fame luck, longevity and good descendants.
The 8 Immortals become even more important in Period 8 as the
symbol of good fortune and prosperity for Period 8. Their presence
will ensure smooth sailing in all your endeavours, pursuits and
8 life aspirations. They will bless you with a happy family, trouble-free
career and safety of everyone in the household.
What Eight Immortals symbolize and
how to place this object?
The eight immortals are chinese deities worshipped
by many. They were originally chartered to come down from the
heaven to assist mankind and help us achieve our goals. Each of
them carry a special auspicious object (used widely in feng shui
like wulou, fan, flute, sword etc) and each of them has a special
ability. They help mankind to fulfill the following aspirations
of life: wealth luck, recognition luck, reputation and fame, literary
luck, military/business sharpness skills, humanity, integrity
and discipline. Inviting them into our homes and workplace would
help us in all those areas.
They possess supernatural powers and are capable of performing
magic. Their presence bestow good health, happiness and extremely
good fortune in Period 8 especially.
The team is led by Chuan Chung Li , who holds a magical fan which
he uses to revive sick people and the soul of the dead. He is the
symbol of good health, longevity and possesses curative powers.
Being the chief of the Eight Immortals he obtained the secrets of
elixir in life and powder of transmutation during the Chou dynasty
1122-249B.C. He is said to visit earth on a Chi Lin very often till
today from his heaven realm. Having his image at home also benefits
those who are experiencing bad luck from the Tai Sui (Grand Duke
Jupiter). His direction is the East and element is wood.
The 2nd Immortal is Chang Kuo-Lao , who carries the bamboo tube
(Yu Ku) and can render himself invisible. He is depicted on a magical
horse. He possesses the wisdom of ages and is regarded as a sage
who will bestow wisdom on the family patriach. He blesses childless
couples so that couples can conceive children when placed in bedrooms.
He obtained his supernatural powers in the 7th and 8th century AD
and is believed to have assisted those who have passed away to reincarnate
into good realms. His direction is the north and is water element.
The 3rd Immortal is Lu Dong-Pin, who uses a sword to overcome evil
spirits and slice through bad energies caused by bad "chi". The
sword was given to him by a dragon. He also holds the fly whisk
which he uses to cure illnesses. He also blesses scholastic luck
to the family. His animal is tiger. He learnt Taoism magic from
the chief Chung Li Chuan in AD750 and attained immortality at the
age of 50. He had successfully rid the world with his sword from
various forms of evils for over 400 years and still visits earth
till today. Taoist mediums can communicate with him through meditative
means and his image at home will ward off any evil spirits. His
direction is West and metal element.
The 4th Immortal is Tsao Guao-chiu, who dressed in official robes
who holds a pair of castanets to symbolize his noble birth. His
animal is a horse. He bestows recognition and high ranking authority
to the patriach in the family. He is a patron saint of the theatrical
profession. He was the sone of Tsao Pin AD930-999 who was a military
commander and the brother of empress Tsao Hou of the Sung Dynasty.
He is believed to still live on earth and blesses one with scholastic
luck and protect them from harm. His direction is NE and element
The 5th Immortal is Tieh Guai Li, who is the master of supernatural
ability.He is represented as a beggar leaning on an iron staff for
the following reasons. He attained so much proficiency in magic
during his life that he was frequently visits the heaven. When his
spirit leaves his body to the heaven, his disciple that he was truely
dead and burned his body. On his return he discovered he had no
way to enter back his burnt body and had no choice but to enter
into the body of a dead beggar in the woods. He is therefore always
represented as a beggar with iron crutch and a pilgrim's wulou from
which a scroll is escaping, emblematic of his powerf to set his
spirit free from the body. He blesses one who needs money and cure
any hard to cure illnesses from anyone sick. His animal is a lion
which he used to visit the earth frequently. His direction is South
and element is fire.
The 6th Immortal is Han Hsian Tzu, who makes sounds with his flute
to attract good chi around him to induce healing energies. He is
said to make flowers grow and blossom instantaneously. He studied
under Lu Dong Pin and became an immortal himself in AD820. His emblem
is the flute, able to provide six healing sounds and he is the patron
of musicians. He wandered around the country playing his flute and
attracting birds and beasts of prey by the sweet sound. He is depicted
riding on an Ox, a mythical beast. He had mastered the Five Elements
and Yin and Yang theories.
The 7th Immortal is Lan Tsai Ho who carries a flower basket and
she brings luck to young women. Generally being regarded as a woman,
she continually chanted a doggerel verse denouncing this fleeting
life and its delusive pleasures. She is the patron saint of the
florist. She carries with her flowers of chrysanthemum, peach blossom,
pine and bamboo to bless everyone with longevity. Having her at
home brings happiness and beautiful people into your life. She is
depicted seated on an elephant. Her direction is NW and is metal
The last immortal is Ho Hsien Ku, who carries the holy lotus and
fly whisk and who bestows family and marriage luck for the whole
family. She became an immortal in the 7th century AD after eating
a peach. She was saved from a demon by Lu Dong Pin during a critical
moment in the woods. Her emblem is the lotus and the fly whisk which
represents her purity and power. She is still alive today and blesses
people with love, relationship luck and family luck. She assists
in house management. She sits on a deer an excellent symbol of longevity
and good fortune. Her direction is SW and her element is earth.
You may place the deities in the following
areas to fulfill your aspirations:
1. Place them in your living room to ensure success in all areas
of your life, leading to fulfillment and abundance. The will help
you in your endeavours, help your children in their studies and
generate family harmony.
2. For businessmen, place them on a table or cabinet behind you
or on your desk to ensure quick success in business pursuits and
smooth ride in business transactions. They will invite more business
luck to you.
3. Place them in your personal fu wei
direction or flying star#4 location at home to invite literary
luck. This position will also help you gain a place in the university
and get scholarships.
4. Place them in your sheng chi sector
to help smoothen all your pursuits in life and increase your money
luck, health luck and love luck.
5. Similarly, you may also place them in the east for family luck
and southeast for wealth luck.
6. Place each of the immortals in their respective directions
in your living room to protect yourself from all the 8 directions.
Note: Do not place the deities in bedrooms,
toilets and kitchen.