The Wu Lou, or Hulu, bottle gourd, or natural calabash is one of the most popular and powerful cures revered by Feng Shui Practitioners. Not only is it a trusted symbol of longevity & good health, it also brings prosperity and abundance of blessings.
The authentic Wu Lou is a gourd fruit with the flesh inside carefully removed and then dried. In ancient times, the Wu Lou is used to store water or potions to keep travellers alive and thus was given the name of “giver of life” and subsequently became a symbol of good health. The Wu Lou is also believed to contain the elixir of health, vitality and immortality. 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 is a powerful Feng Shui cure to absorb negative chi of its surroundings.
The shape of a Wu Lou is believed to be a representation of Heaven and Earth united in miniature. The top half of the gourd symbolizes heaven, and the bottom half is earth. The use of the gourd by humans signifies the union of earth, heaven and mankind.
Displaying a Wu Lou in and around the home is a very good way to enhance one’s Feng Shui. Many deities like Sau Sing Kung from the Fuk Luk Sau and Li T’ieh Kuai from the 8 Immortals, and sometimes the Laughing Buddha carry this wonderful item with them.
There is no limit as to the number of Wu Lous that can be placed in the house to ward off bad chi and promote good fortune. The following are numerous ways that this fabulous Feng Shui cure and enhancer can be employed to achieve a better life.