In Classical Feng Shui, it is very common to see wind chimes, coins, jar of salt water, and plants as part of the traditional Feng Shui gadgets and trinkets, especially when it comes to controlling negative energies. While this may appear ordinary and simple to a lay person, every object’s usage and placement is deliberate, intentional, and strategic.
What is a Wu Lou?
A Wu Lou also goes by the name of a Calabash or Gourd in English. Wu Lou also translates to mean “the giver of life.” A Wu Lou is traditionally used as a Feng Shui cure object to neutralize Flying Star 2 (responsible for sickness energy) and Flying Star 5 (responsible for bad luck and misfortune). Because both 2 and 5 are Earth Elements, a Wu Luo is usually designed to be made of brass because Metal is the correct element to absorb and weaken Earth.
In the olden days, brass Wu Lou was also commonly used to ward off evil and illness energy.
A real-life calabash is a vine grown for its fruit, which can be harvested young and used as a vegetable, or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. Traditionally, a mature calabash is also used to store medicine or water.
How to use a Feng Shui Wu Lou?
You can use a Wu Lou as another powerful alternative object to minimize the effects of sickness and bad luck instead of 6 metal coins or 6 metal rod wind chime. You place it in areas of your home or office according to the Flying Star chart (natal chart or energy map) of your space. The only way you will know this is if you have had an accurate professional consultation review done before. If not, then at the very least, you should take care of the annual afflictions (or annual influences).
This is the 2018 Earth Dog Feng Shui Flying Star chart from February 4, 2018 to February 3, 2019.
If you choose not to use 6 metal coins, 6 metal rod wind chime, or salt water cure, you can use a Wu Lou instead and place it in the West (Annual Star 2) and in the North (Annual Star 5) to minimize the sickness and misfortune afflictions this year.
This is a Wu Luo I use at home. The top opens up and I fill the inside with white salt and 6 identical metal coins (sans water).
Trivia: According to Chinese mythology, Monks and Deities of the Taoist belief made use of the calabash Wu Lou by imprisoning evil spirits inside to stop them from causing more problems. This is where the Wu Lou got the ideology of being able to absorb negative energy in your surroundings.
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